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Physical Education - Dance Technique (9th-12th)

Summary: A series of 6 professional dance classes.  PE Teacher can select ballet, modern dance, or social dance.  Students will build strength, flexibility and balance as they experience the beauty, grace and joy of dance.

TEKS Directly Addressed:
Foundations of Personal Fitness
(4)  Physical activity and health. The student applies fitness principles during a personal fitness program. The student is expected to:

(B)  participate in a variety of activities that develop health-related physical fitness activities including aerobic exercise to develop cardiovascular efficiency;

(C)  demonstrate the skill-related components of physical fitness such as agility, balance, coordination, power, reaction time, and speed;

Aerobic Activities
(1)  Physical activity and health. The student develops the ability to perform a level of competency in aerobic activities. The student is expected to:

(A)  exhibit a level of competency in two or more aerobic activities that may include aerobic dance, aqua aerobics, cycling, jogging, power walking, recreational dance, and step aerobics; and

(B)  consistently perform skills, strategies, and rules at a basic level of competency.

(2)  Movement. The student applies movement concepts and principles to the learning and development of motor skills. The student is expected to:

(A)  use internal and external information to modify movement during performance;

(B)  describe appropriate practices and procedures to improve skill and strategy in an activity;

(C)  develop an appropriate conditioning program for the selected activity; and

(D)  identify correctly the critical elements for successful performance within the context of the activity.

(4)  Physical activity and health. The student understands and applies safety practices associated with aerobic activities. The student is expected to:

(B)  identify and apply rules and procedures that are designed for safe participation;

(C)  explain why and how a rule provides safe practices in participation; and

(5)  Social development. The student develops positive personal and social skills needed to work independently and with others in aerobic activities. The student is expected to:

(A)  evaluate personal skills and set realistic goals for improvement;

(B)  respond to challenges, successes, and failures in physical activities in socially appropriate ways;

(C)  accept successes and performance limitations of self and others, exhibit appropriate
behavior/responses, and recognize that improvement is possible with appropriate practice;