Dance

  • Welcome to the most inventive and creative class at Pine Street Schoool!

    Our dance classes focus on body awareness, develop flexibility, and emphasize creativity and collaboration! Students explore the Dance Elements of Body, Energy, Space and Time while they create, perform, and respond to original dance works with partners and small groups. This non-threatening program emphasizes originality and creativity along with student-generated choreography.


    PRIMARY GRADE DANCE CLASSES

    Students focus on exploring the Dance Elements of Body, Energy, Space and Time. Goals for these students are:

    • To develop dance vocabulary
    • To develop an awareness of the body as an instrument of expression
    • To express ideas, feelings and concepts through the creative process
    • To appreciate the art of dance as communication form
    • To develop functional and artistic use of the movement/dance elements
    • To address South Carolina College and Career-Ready Standards for Visual and Performing Arts Proficiency and align with Profile of the South Carolina Graduate


    ELEMENTARY GRADE DANCE CLASSES

    Students continue to utilize skills learned in the primary grades, yet build upon previous knowledge. In addition, goals are:

    • To apply choreographic tools and design principles in creating, performing and evaluating dance works of self and others
    • To connect the historical and cultural significance of the universality of dance
    • To assess the quality of dance(s) and the skill of the performer by applying aesthetic principles and criteria
    • To increase dance vocabulary and expressive language in discussing dance
    • To analyze and evaluate dance as form of communication
    • To increase and deepen collaboration and creativity through the choreographic process
    • To address South Carolina College and Career-Ready Standards for Visual and Performing Arts Proficiency and align with Profile of the South Carolina Graduate


    “Kinesthetic arts provide a significant vehicle to enhance learning with a huge upside potential and minimal risk. Ultimately they contribute to the development and enhancement of critical neurobiological systems, including cognition, emotions, immune, circulatory, and perceptual-motor. Kinesthetic arts deserve a strong, daily practice in the curriculum of every K-12 student.”


    For more research to find benefits of a dance program, go to the website for the National Dance Education Organization.