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Dance is a universal language, an expressive and vibrant art with the capacity to unify the physical, mental, social, emotional, aesthetic, and spiritual aspects of the human being.

The Utah State Dance Core divides the goals of dance education into four dance standards which are Technique, Elements of Dance, Creative/Choreographic Processes, and Meaning. The standards organize the curriculum into manageable and related units and guide the student through a rich experience with dance. Each standard is broken into objectives, each objective into indicators. The individual courses are presented in a portfolio format to facilitate student progress and to encourage the support of parents, teachers, and classmates.

Listed below are all of the courses presented in the Dance Core Curriculum. There may be additional, elective courses available in some schools. Each course earns a .5 credit with the exception of Dance Company which earns a 1.0 credit.

Note: Lifetime Fitness Activities PE credit can be fulfilled by completing one of the Dance Core Classes, if the teacher has a Dance endorsement.

Dance IA

This is a beginning level dance course which builds dance knowledge and skill in technique, improvisation, choreography, artistic expression, performance, history, culture, life skills, and connections to other curricular areas. No prerequisite course is required.

Dance IB

This is a beginning level dance course which builds dance knowledge and skill in technique, improvisation, choreography, artistic expression, performance, history, culture, life skills, and connections to other curricular areas. The prerequisite for this course is Dance IA (1900) or by audition.

Dance IIA

This is an intermediate level dance course which builds dance knowledge and skill in technique, improvisation, choreography, artistic expression, performance, history, culture, life skills, and connections to other curricular areas. The prerequisite for this course is Dance IB (1910) or by audition.

Dance IIB

This is an intermediate level dance course which builds dance knowledge and skill in technique, improvisation, choreography, artistic expression, performance, history, culture, life skills, and connections to other curricular areas. The prerequisite for this course is Dance IIA (1920) or by audition.

Dance IIIA

This is an advanced level dance course which builds dance knowledge and skill in technique, improvisation, choreography, artistic expression, performance, history, culture, life skills, and connections to other curricular areas. The prerequisite for this course is Dance IIB (1930) or by audition.

Dance IIIB

This is an advanced level dance course which builds dance knowledge and skill in technique, improvisation, choreography, artistic expression, performance, history, culture, life skills, and connections to other curricular areas. The prerequisite for this course is Dance IIIA (1940) or by audition.

Dance IV (Dance Company)

This is a company level dance course which builds dance knowledge and skill in technique, improvisation, choreography, artistic expression, performance, history, culture, life skills, and connections to other curricular areas. The prerequisite for this course is Dance IIIB (1950) or by audition.