Dance Education offers additional dimensions of learning for students to participate in. The physical, mental, social, and expressive nature of this art form offers learners multiple opportunities to explore and develop skills. The full potential of a student involved within dance is realized when:
- sufficient learning time is provided for the mastery of skills, techniques, and reflection of goals,
- dance experiences are instructed by individuals with adequate training, and
- broad in-depth learner experiences are encouraged by the school community.
New Academic Standards Adopted - Dance 2019
The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction went through a transparent and comprehensive process for reviewing and revising the academic standards in dance. We are pleased to announce that the State Superintendent has decided to adopt the Wisconsin Standards for Dance. The Wisconsin Standards for Dance full document is available online at https://dpi.wi.gov/sites/default/files/imce/fine-arts/DanceStandards2019.... Visit the home page for the Wisconsin Standards for Dance at https://dpi.wi.gov/fine-arts/dance/education-standards. It shares videos, instructional resources, and other information about the standards.
Districts are free to consider the standards of their choosing in their work.
Disciplinary Literacy - Dance - Follow this link for additional information about engaging students in creativity, communication, and critical thinking through literacy tools.