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Dance Extension - Performance

Last changed: 05/29/2019 10:42am
6 , 7 , 8 Dance Theatre Phy. Education Music Visual Art
Dance Social Studies
Both Grade Level and Arts/PE Program Access
1 45 min
1 45 min
Length of visit may be longer or shorter than 45 minutes based on school schedule or teacher’s request. Both Grade Level & Arts/PE programs may accommodate students for each classroom, multiple classrooms or for the entire grade.
In-School Performance - In-School Performance (intended for the entire grade level to experience together) OR

- In-School Performance (intended for individual classes of a grade level to experience separately)
All Year
$10 20
$200 0
no In-Person , Email , Phone , Other
Performance music on CDs, costumes, dance props and instruments.
Please see below for space/setup requirements.
A performance space no less than 20'X18' or on a stage. A private room (which can be any office/classroom) for the performers to change and leave their belongings there. This room needs to be very close to the performing area to allow performers to quickly change costumes in between programs. A microphone for the MC (and a low-stand microphone and a chair if classical instrument is part of the performance). If someone at the school is available to be our MC to introduce our performance, written scripts will be provided by us in advance. A CD player sound system and someone from the school to handle CD music during the performance.
• I can retell details about the facts, history, geography and demographics of Chinese populations in China
• I can identify an authentic Chinese costume and performance to a specific ethnic group in China
• I can align the dance I just watch with a specific ethnic group’s own traditions and customs
• I can perform dance steps and movements specific to an ethnic group in China after participating in the audience demo
The Dance Extension In-School Performance program offers students and teachers an opportunity to experience and explore Chinese dances and cultural performance packaged with history, geography, arts and culture of China. Each ethnic dance brings different and unique dance movements and styles among the 56 ethnic groups influenced by each group’s own traditions and customs.

Available programs for our performance include Chinese ethnic dances, live classical instrumental music, Chinese opera / songs, martial arts, storytelling, ethnic fashion show, and audience participation in learning and performing a Chinese dance. Programs can be designed along with a teacher’s objective as an extension to learning in a subject area, Chinese festival celebrations, or simply a celebration of diversity with the global language of dance. Colorful and culturally rich costumes and the related historical, geographical, and cultural background will be presented along with the selected ethnic dances and cultural performance.

As an audience demo at the end of the performance, students will listen and follow instructions to learn and perform the dance steps, patterns, and movements according to music and rhythm. Students will have the opportunity to learn, experience and demonstrate a Chinese ethnic dance.
The Dance Extension In-School Performance program offers students and teachers an opportunity to experience and explore Chinese dances and cultural performance packaged with history, geography, arts and culture of China. Each ethnic dance brings different and unique dance movements and styles among the 56 ethnic groups influenced by each group’s own traditions and customs.

Available programs for our performance include Chinese ethnic dances, live classical instrumental music, Chinese opera / songs, martial arts, storytelling, ethnic fashion show, and audience participation in learning and performing a Chinese dance. Programs can be designed along with a teacher’s objective as an extension to learning in a subject area, Chinese festival celebrations, or simply a celebration of diversity with the global language of dance. Colorful and culturally rich costumes and the related historical, geographical, and cultural background will be presented along with the selected ethnic dances and cultural performance.

As an audience demo at the end of the performance, students will listen and follow instructions to learn and perform the dance steps, patterns, and movements according to music and rhythm. Students will have the opportunity to learn, experience and demonstrate a Chinese ethnic dance.
Will work closely with teachers to plan and select performance programs based on teachers’ objectives and requests. For example, if the teacher has Chinese customs and culture of Mongolian ethnic group in his/her lesson plan, we will incorporate a Mongolian dance in our performance beside other dances and cultural programs.
We always welcome volunteers to assist in our performance. 2 to 3 volunteers can assist with being the MC of our performance (we will provide introduction scripts in advance), stage management including lighting and handling of music/sound during our performance.

Grade 6

Grade 6: Social Studies: Geography: Geographic Representations: Spatial Views of the World: 6–7.2 Use maps, satellite images, photographs, and other representations to explain relationships between the locations of places and regions, and changes in their environmental characteristics.
Grade 6: Physical Education: Standard 4: The physically literate individual exhibits responsible personal and social behavior that respects self and others. S4.M1.6 Exhibits personal responsibility by using appropriate etiquette, demonstrating respect for facilities and exhibiting safe behaviors.
Grade 6: Dance: Connecting: Anchor Standard #10. Synthesize and relate knowledge and personal experiences to make art. a. Observe the movement characteristics or qualities observed in a specific dance genre. Describe differences and similarities about what was observed to one’s attitudes and movement preferences.
Grade 6: Dance: Connecting: Anchor Standard #11. Relate artistic ideas and works with societal, cultural and historical context to deepen understanding. a. Interpret and show how the movement and qualities of a dance communicate its cultural, historical, and/or community purpose or meaning.

Grade 7

Grade 7: Social Studies: Geography: Geographic Representations: Spatial Views of the World: 6–7.2 Use maps, satellite images, photographs, and other representations to explain relationships between the locations of places and regions, and changes in their environmental characteristics.
Grade 7: Physical Education: Standard 4: The physically literate individual exhibits responsible personal and social behavior that respects self and others. S4.M1.7 Exhibits responsible social behaviors by cooperating with classmates, demonstrating inclusive behaviors and supporting classmates.
Grade 7: Dance: Connecting: Anchor Standard #10. Synthesize and relate knowledge and personal experiences to make art. a. Compare and contrast the movement characteristics or qualities found in a variety of dance genres. Discuss how the movement characteristics or qualities differ from one’s own movement characteristics or qualities and how different perspectives are communicated.
Grade 7: Dance: Connecting: Anchor Standard #11. Relate artistic ideas and works with societal, cultural and historical context to deepen understanding. a. Compare, contrast, and discuss dances performed by people in various localities or communities. Formulate possible reasons why similarities and differences developed in relation to the ideas and perspectives important to each social group.

Grade 8

Grade 8: Social Studies: Geography: Geographic Representations: Spatial Views of the World: 8.1 Construct maps to represent and explain the spatial patterns of cultural and environmental characteristics.
Grade 8: Physical Education: Standard 4: The physically literate individual exhibits responsible personal and social behavior that respects self and others. S4.M1.8 Accepts responsibility for improving one’s own levels of physical activity and fitness.
Grade 8: Dance: Connecting: Anchor Standard #10. Synthesize and relate knowledge and personal experiences to make art. a. Relate connections found between different dances and discuss the relevance of the connections to the development of one’s personal perspectives.
Grade 8: Dance: Connecting: Anchor Standard #11. Relate artistic ideas and works with societal, cultural and historical context to deepen understanding. a. Analyze and discuss, how dances from a variety of cultures, societies, historical periods, or communities reveal the ideas and perspectives of the people.