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Christina Stampolis



7th Grade Curriculum Guide
8th Grade Curriculum Guide
Dance Participation Rubric


Course Description
In Dance, scholars will explore a variety of dance forms in order to gain appreciation for the art while developing their confidence, self-discipline, social and critical thinking skills.  Our curriculum will be based off the 8th Grade benchmark of the New York City Blueprint for Teaching and Learning in Dance with an emphasis on the Dance Making and Developing Dance Literacy strands.  For more information regarding these standards, please visit  Throughout the year, scholars can expect to develop dance technique, create and workshop collaborative dance works, observe and analyze peer and professional work, and research the significance of important figures in the dance world.

Supplies/Materials Needed

Comfortable clothing

How students will be assessed:     



Dance Analysis

Skill Development

Policies and procedures to keep in mind:

Students are expected to fully participate in dance class. Students can only be excused from dance for medical reasons, including illness, with a written, signed note from a parent or doctor.

How parents can best help students to succeed in this class:

  • Ask your child to show and explain to you what they are learning in dance class!  This builds rehearsal time into their day and helps them develop the skills and concepts they are currently working on.
  • Contact me if your student seems to be struggling with concepts at home.  Do not assume they will improve on their own.
  • Teach your child not to be afraid of dance and to keep an open mind!  Dance is often outside of their comfort zone.  If you have a positive attitude, they will too!
  • Actively check Engrade Pro for updated assignments and grades.  This is the easiest way to stay current with our curriculum and your child’s progress.