Children in grades K-4 love to move and learn through engagement of the whole self. They need to become literate in the language of dance in order to use this natural facility as a means of communication and self-expression, and as a way of responding to the expression of others. Dancing and making dances provide them with skills and knowledge necessary for all future learning in dance and gives them a way to celebrate their humanity.
The following material is excerpted from the National Standards for Dance Education.
To read the entire National Dance Standards, click here.