Kindergarten Dance

Department:  Lower School

Kindergarten​ Dance
Kindergarten students work to fill their “dance toolbox” with games and improvisations built around themes of body, energy, space and time. They make shapes alone and with partners using levels, focus, prepositional words, and directions. They understand energy qualities such as sharp and sustained, collapse and explode. They demonstrate the partner skills of copying, leading, following, and mirroring. They dance in response to books, poems, music, and with a variety of props. They explore simple and complex locomotor skills and social dances. Kindergarten students are given explicit instruction in executive function skills, audience etiquette and mindfulness.