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Arts Education Standards


  • Content Standard 1 — Identifying and demonstrating movement elements and skills in performing dance
  • Achievement Standards for Grades K–4

    • Demonstrate kinesthetic awareness, concentration, and focus in performing movement skills
    • Demonstrate the ability to define and maintain personal space
  • Content Standard 2 — Understanding choreographic principles, processes, and structures
  • Achievement Standards for Grades K–4

    • Create a sequence with a beginning, middle, and end both with and without a rhythmic accompaniment


  • Content Standard 2 — Acting by assuming roles and interacting in improvisations
  • Achievement Standards for Grades K–4

    • Assume roles that exhibit concentration and contribute to the action of classroom dramatizations based on personal experience and heritage, imagination, literature, and history
  • Content Standard 3 — Designing by visualizing and arranging environments for classroom dramatizations
  • Achievement Standards for Grades K–4

    • Collaborate to establish playing spaces for classroom dramatizations and to select and safely organize available materials that suggest scenery, properties, lighting, sound, costumes, and makeup

Visual Art

  • Content Standard 1 — Understanding and applying media, techniques, and processes
  • Achievement Standards for grades K–4

    • Use different media, techniques, and processes to communicate ideas, experiences, and stories

Source: National Standards for Arts Education, published by Music Educators National Conference (MENC). Copyright © 1994 by MENC. Used by permission. The complete National Arts standards and additional materials relating to the Standards are available from MENC, The National Association for Music Education, 1806 Robert Fulton Drive, Reston, VA 20191, telephone: 800-336-3768.

Source, Dance Standards: This article/quote is reprinted from National Standards for Arts Education with permission of the National Dance Association, an association of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. The original source may be purchased from: National Dance Association, 1900 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191-1599;
or phone 703-476-3421.

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