Dance Education offers additional dimensions of learning for students to participate in. The physical, mental, social, and expressive nature of this art form offers learners multiple opportunities to explore and develop skills. The full potential of a student involved within dance is realized when:
- sufficient learning time is provided for the mastery of skills, techniques, and reflection of goals,
- dance experiences are instructed by individuals with adequate training, and
- broad in-depth learner experiences are encouraged by the school community.
Specific information about programming and curriculum design is available through two publications: Wisconsin's Model Academic Standards for Dance Education (1997) and A Guide to Curriculum Planning in Dance (1988). You may purchase each guide at DPI Publication Sales or 800-243-8782.
- Disciplinary Literacy - Dance - Follow this link for additional information about engaging students in creativity, communication, and critical thinking through literacy tools.
- Dance Pedagogy
- Dance Standards - Poster
For further information about dance education in Wisconsin, follow the links on the left of this page and visit the Wisconsin Dance Council.
If you have any questions or wish to share your ideas about arts and creativity education, please contact Julie Palkowski (608) 261-7494.