Laying the foundation for lifelong connections to the arts
Establishing meaningful artistic goals for students in middle school
Rigorous and rewarding arts learning at the high school level
Search the National Standards for Arts Education
Demonstrating and understanding dance in various cultures and historical periods
Making connections between dance and healthful living
Making connections between dance and other disciplines
Applying and demonstrating critical and creative thinking skills in dance
Identifying and demonstrating movement elements and skills in performing dance
Understanding choreographic principles, processes, and structures
Understanding dance as a way to create and communicate meaning
Evaluating music and music performances
Listening to, analyzing, and describing music
Understanding music in relation to history and culture
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The Standards found on this site reference the 1994 voluntary national arts standards. Arts learning standards were recently revised and published as the National Core Arts Standards (http://nationalartsstandards.org). The new standards outline a conceptual framework for arts learning for K-12 students in Dance, Media Arts, Music, Theatre and Visual Arts. ARTSEDGE is working to include the new standards along with existing standards during the transition period.
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