California Visual & Performing Arts (VAPA) STANDARDS
We fulfill all VAPA Standards for Grades K-5th.
Kindergarten: Anchor Standard 2 (Organize and develop artistic ideas and work.)
K.DA:Cr2 a. Improvise dance that has a beginning, middle, and end
1st Grade: Anchor Standard 2
1. DA:Cr2 b. Choose movements that express an idea or emotion, or follow a musical phrase.
3rd grade: Anchor standard 4
3.DA:Pr4 a. Judge spaces as distance traveled and use space three dimensionally . Demonstrate shapes with positive and negative space. Perform movement sequences in and through space with intentionality and focus.
4th grade: Anchor Standard 4
4.DA:Pr4 b. Dance to a variety of rhythms generated from internal and external sources. Perform movement phrases that show the ability to respond to changes in time.
5th grade: Anchor Standard 5
5.DA:Pr6 b. Identify, explore, and select production elements that heighten and intensify the artistic intent of a dance and are adaptable for various performance spaces.
K.DA: Re9 Find a movement that was noticed in a dance. Demonstrate the movement that was noticed and explain why it attracted attention.
1.DA:Re7 b. Demonstrate and describe observed or performed dance movements from a specific genre or culture.
5. DA: Cn10 a. Compare two dances with contrasting themes. Discuss feelings and ideas evoked by each. Describe how the themes and movements relate to points of view and experiences