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Dance Composition – Backwards

Lesson Plan for grades  6-12

Beginning and Intermediate Dance
Learning Objectives:
  1. In the language domains of listening and speaking, students will be able to communicate effectively with team members and make fair spoken contributions to the team’s creative tasks.
  2. In the language domain of reading, students will be able to utilize graphic organizers, pictograms, and abbreviations to decipher the movements contained in a written notation of a dance.
  3. In the domain of movement, students will be able to work collaboratively and make fair energetic contributions to the team’s creative tasks, resulting in a 16-count dance based on a written notation.
  4. In the domain of history, students will be able to identify Rudolf von Laban and his contributions to dance and movement sciences, including the notation system, Labanotation.

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