This course prepares students to develop and implement a complete program in dance for the 7-12 youth. Students will study varied models for dance in the middle and high schools, and learn strategies to teach dance as an artistic discipline, a creative art form, a means of self-expression and a study of cultural diversity. Subjects include: the physical and emotional development of youth in relationship to teaching dance; practice in teaching strategies; lesson, class, unit and curriculum design with consideration of New York City, New York State and national standards of dance; modes of assessment; teaching varied populations; and the creative use of technology in the classroom. Class observations (20 hours) and lesson demonstrations are required.
Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes: May not be taken on a Pass/D+/D/Fail basis.