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PHYSICAL EDUCATION - CREATIVE DANCE

Summary: A series of six professional modern dance classes.  Students will build strength, flexibility and balance as they explore dance as a form of creative expression and communication.

TEKS Directly Addressed:
6th Grade

(1)  Movement. The student demonstrates competency in movement patterns and proficiency in a few specialized movement forms. The student is expected to:

(A)  perform locomotor skills in dynamic fitness, sport, and rhythmic activities;

(B)  use relationships, levels, speed, direction, and pathways effectively in complex group and individual physical activities such as crouching low for volleyball digs, stretching high during lay-ups, positioning for a soccer pass, or passing ahead of a receiver;

(C)  perform sequences that combine traveling, rolling, balancing, and weight transfer into smooth, flowing sequences;

(D)  move in time to complex rhythmical patterns such as 3/4 time or 6/8 time;

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

(A)  know that appropriate practice in static and dynamic setting, attention, and effort are required when learning movement skills;

(B)  make appropriate changes in performance based on feedback to improve skills; and

(7)  Social development. The student develops positive self-management and social skills needed to work independently and with others in physical activity settings. The student is expected to:

(A)  participate in establishing rules, procedures, and etiquette that are safe and effective for specific activity situations;

(B)  handle conflicts that arise with others without confrontation;

(C)  identify and follow rules while playing sports and games;

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

7th Grade
(1)  Movement. The student demonstrates competency in movement patterns and proficiency in a few specialized movement forms. The student is expected to:

(D)  perform selected folk, country, square, line, creative, and/or aerobic dances;

(E)  design and perform sequences of dance steps/movements in practiced sequences with intentional changes in speed, direction, and flow;

(7)  Social development. The student develops positive self-management and social skills needed to work independently and with others in physical activity settings. The student is expected to:

(A)  solve problems in physical activities by analyzing causes and potential solutions;

(B)  work cooperatively in a group to achieve group goals in competitive as well as cooperative settings;

(E)  recognize the role of games, sport, and dance in getting to know and understand others.

8th Grade
(1)  Movement. The student demonstrates competency in fundamental movement patterns and proficiency in a few specialized movement forms. The student is expected to:

(D)  perform selected folk, country, square, line, creative, and/or aerobic dances;

(E)  design and perform sequences of dance steps/movements into practiced sequences with intentional changes in speed, direction, and flow;

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

(C)  describe the importance of goal setting in improving skill;

(D)  detect and correct errors in his/her or partner's skill performance;

(E)  make appropriate changes in performance based on feedback;

(7)  Social development. The student develops positive self-management and social skills needed to work independently and with others in physical activity settings. The student is expected to:

(A)  solve problems in physical activities by analyzing causes and potential solutions;

(B)  work cooperatively in a group to achieve group goals in competitive as well as cooperative settings;

(E)  use peer interaction positively to enhance personal physical activity and safety such as encourage friends and join teams.