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Topic: Dance training and conditioning 


 Standard 1.  Identifies and demonstrates movement elements and skills in performing dance
  Level II (Grade K-4)
   Benchmark 7.Uses kinesthetic awareness, concentration, and focus in performing movement skills
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Uses kinesthetic awareness when performing movement skills
     2.Uses concentration when performing movement skills
     3.Uses focus when performing movement skills
 Standard 6.  Understands connections between dance and healthful living
  Level II (Grade K-4)
   Benchmark 1.Knows how healthy practices (e.g., nutrition, safety) enhance the ability to dance
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows how nutrition enhances the ability to dance
     2.Knows how safety enhances the ability to dance
     3.Knows that the ability to dance can be enhanced by certain healthy practices
  Level III (Grade 5-8)
   Benchmark 1.Knows strategies to prevent dance injuries
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows that dance injuries can be prevented
   Benchmark 2.Creates personal dance warm-up techniques
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the importance of warm-up techniques in dance
   Benchmark 3.Creates goals to improve as a dancer
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows that one can set goals to improve as a dancer
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 1.Knows how lifestyle choices affect the dancer as a professional performer
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows that the lifestyle of a dancer affects their ability to perform