Class I Dance
At the end of the school year, the Class I students are able to do all eight locomotor steps plus several variations of these. They perform combinations of locomotor steps and start to understand accents and duple and triple meters. They continue to work on note value. They expand on floor patterns and relationships in space with people and objects. Their work on energy qualities, adding swing and vibration, leads to simple choreography that has a beginning, middle, and end. They study Doris Humphrey and Isadora Duncan and their contributions to modern dance.