Session Outline

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The 3 E's
Explore
Execute
Educate

Our students journey through each unit immersing themselves in rich content surrounding Hip Hop culture, Jazz or Ballet history. Learning about pioneers, innovators and the movers & shakers in these genres! We take pride in growing tomorrow's artistic leaders today with our incorporated leadership and social emotional lessons. Each student will receive a workbook to call their own. Workbooks are structured as followed:

1st-3rd: Level 1

4th-5th: Level 2

6th-8th: Level 3

High School: Level 4

Each level is grade appropriate material that keeps students engaged in self-reflections and discovery throughout the program. Workbooks will also contain material on the chosen genre of dance.

Only one genre can be executed per session to ensure students are receiving enriching content from a chosen genre. By learning foundational dance technique, exploring improvisation, and team building skills through group choreography, students will display their newfound knowledge at the end of program showcase.

*A minimum requirement for programming consists of 9-12 weeks at 1 hour-15 minutes or 1.5 hours each week.

Unit 1: Explore
  • Covers standards 1 & 2
  • Incorporates concepts 1 & 2
  • Forming learning experience
  • Discovery within chosen genre
Unit 2: Educate
  • Covers standard 3
  • Incorporates concepts 3 & 4
  • Deep dive into history/culture
  • Dance foundations
Unit 3: Execute
  • Covers standards 2 & 4
  • Left over/chosen concepts
  • Group work: culture presentations
  • Program showcase
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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)

Movement, Technique, and Performance

Create, Compose and Choreograph

Historical and Cultural Context

Reflect, Connect, and Respond

Interact with CDE Standards
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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.

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Concepts

Core Teachings

Inquiry-based Learning

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