The 3 E's
Each unit is a package of sub-units that are vertically aligned through the backwards planning process. With our program being after-school based, the curriculum provides a progressive structure that allows students to explore the arts. As we grow and evolve, we plan to conduct a check and revision session every semester so our roots will run deeper for students in the community.
Unit 1: Explore
Covers standards 1 & 2
Incorporates concepts 1 & 2
Unit 2: Educate
Covers standard 3
Incorporates concepts 3 & 4
Unit 3: Execute
Covers standards 2 & 4
Left over/chosen concepts
What We're Currently Focused On
Our curriculum is aligned with the 2020 CDE Dance Standards. Each class is goal oriented with leadership building, interpersonal awareness and physical activity! (Click on arrows for descriptions)
Personal Responsibility Model
The Personal Responsibility Model ensures that we are dedicated to the growth of the whole child.
The PRM is made up of:
Core Teachings: Performing Arts/Leadership Skills
Our SEL Concepts: Flexibility/Strength/Endurance/Balance
Inquiry-based Learning: Students take ownership of their learning environment
The world around us is constantly changing. We challenge our students to use critical thinking as well as creativity for problem solving, establishing community while communicating and growing through life with an active sense of self-awareness and personal responsibility. Students will engage in our Personal Responsibility Model throughout the course of the 8-10-week sessions. Mentally and physically channeling the PRM, students are engaging in distinct practices- defined as "isms". We factor in Mindful Movement by incorporating movement meditations and mindfulness before or after class. Lastly, inquiry-based learning helps students co-create their learning environment.