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Latest Information for Dance Education
Visual and Performing Arts Standards Approved
The 2022 Revision to the Colorado Academic Standards in the Visual and Performing Arts was approved at the April 2022 State Board Meeting. More information and details regarding this revision will be available in August 2022. We look forward to sharing these important updates.
Dance as art represents creative self-expression through the medium of human movement. The essence of dance is to feel, create, compose, interpret, perform, and respond. Dance is the physical expression of an idea developed through a process of research, inquiry, and movement discovery. Our standards are written to support students in developing their understanding and skills in dance.
Article IX, Section 16 of Colorado's constitution states, "Neither the general assembly nor the state board of education shall have power to prescribe textbooks to be used in the public schools." However, CDE can still serve as an advisor to help districts and schools adopt, adapt, develop, or use the materials of their choice.
Instructional support is grounded in CDE's shared approach to Best, First Instruction as well as practices and strategies supported by professional organizations and scholars at the leading edge of Dance education.
There are many opportunities to connect and grow as a professional educator with the larger Dance education community, including mailing lists, professional organizations, and events.
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