SDE: Dance


{A group of students dancing} “Every student needs and deserves a high-quality education in ... dance ... The arts are an integral component of the comprehensive curriculum provided to all Connecticut students at every grade. They play an essential role in the daily lives of citizens and are essential to the expression of human experience. An understanding and appreciation of the arts, as well as the ability to participate in the arts, are essential attributes of an educated person.” – State Board of Education (2006)


  • 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 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 Development Opportunities
         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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