SDE: Dance


{A group of students dancing in ballet class}  Dancing in all its forms cannot be excluded from the curriculum of all noble education; dancing with the feet, with ideas, with words, and, need I add that one must also be able to dance with the pen?” –Friedrich Nietzsche


  • Connecticut State Board of Education Position Statement on Arts Education [PDF]
  • Connecticut "Common Core of Learning" Arts Program Goals [PDF]
  • Connecticut's Arts K-12 Goals and Standards [PDF]
  • Dance Content and Performance Standards and Glossary [PDF] [DOC]
  • A Guide to K-12 Program Development in the Arts [PDF]

    Connecticut Curriculum Trace Maps - Dance
    A resource designed to help curriculum developers and teachers translate Connecticut's K-12 performance standards into objectives and classroom practice.
  • The Arts and the Common Core: A Review of Connections Between the Common Core State Standards and the National Core Arts Standards Conceptual Framework [PDF]
  • The State of the Arts (from "Condition of Education" Report): Connecticut's 1999-2000 survey of arts education programs


    Teachers & Administrators

         Teaching Dance in Connecticut

         Professional Organizations

         Professional Resources

         Searching for Grants

    Parents, Students & Community

          Advocacy for Dance/Arts Education


    Jackie Coleman
    Education Consultant for the Arts
    Office of Academics
    Connecticut State Department of Education
    165 Capitol Avenue
    Hartford, CT 06145
    Phone: 860-713-6592
    Major Responsibilities:
       Media Arts
       Visual Arts


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