Class II Dance
At the end of the school year, the Class II students are able to do all eight locomotor steps plus variations and combinations of these steps. They identify meters (duple, triple) and continue with note value. They learn the muscles and bones of the body that are important to dance and the alignment of the body. They learn the difference between positive and negative space as it relates to creation, shape, and choreographic choices. They experiment with improvisation and modern dance technique while being aware of verbs, adverbs, and adjectives. Poetry deepens their understanding of the quality of their movement. They perform in front of peers solo, with a partner, and in small groups.