Anatomy of Dancers - High School (Fundamental Pathway) - Beginning Ballet Unit

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Inquiry Questions (Engaging- Debatable):

  • How does maintaining a strong center support arm and leg extension? 
  • In what ways does a dancer make informed choices about his or her health and wellness that may be different from a non-dancer?
  • How does a dancer’s expression of space/time/and energy change as his or her technical abilities increase?
  • What is the connection between dance and science?

Concepts: Technique, Law/rules, Order/form, Movement, Variation, Anatomical, Function, Accuracy, Line, Shape, Aesthetic, Interpretation

(DA09-GR.HSFP-S.1-GLE.1,2,3) and (DA09-GR.HSFP-S.4-GLE.2-IQ.1)