MoDE: Montana's Model Dance Education Program

Today’s schools are deeply concerned with student achievement. We make natural connections with the curriculum (math, science, reading) through pushing back the desks and dancing it.

MoDE (Montana’s Model Dance Education Program) brings professional dance educators into K-12 schools to get students and teachers moving. Grounded in standards-based, arts integration, MoDE is supported through individual schools and the Montana Arts Council’s, Long-Term Residency Grant Program.

 

Click here to watch a you tube of 2nd graders fro Rattlesnake School dance the water cycle: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-XefQbm7mj8

Our dance teaching artists are trained to integrate dance across the curriculum, ensuring learning in dance and the other content area.


Science:

plant parts
states of water
molecules
atoms
natural resources
water cycle
states of matter
constellations
frog life cycle

Math

place value
patterns
ordinal numbers
operations
coins/money
geometric shapes
area/perimeter

Communication
Arts

poetry
punctuation
sentence structure
verbs/adverbs
story comprehension
alphabet
spelling
phonetics

Social Studies

Martin Luther King Jr
Valentines Day
Day of the Dead

Health/Physical Education

creative movement
hip hop
jazz
salsa
two-step
Muscles & Bones
Stretching & Strength

Theatre

Movement for actors
Characterization
improvisation
contact improvisation
choreography & performance

Art

2-dimensional art
3-Dimensional art
symmetry
balance
color theory
sculpture

Music

tempo
beat
accent
rhythmic phrasing
pitch
meter

 

2012-2013 Participating MoDE Schools
Bigfork Elementary, Bigfork, MT
Big Sky High School, Missoula, MT
Glacier Gateway Elementary, Columbia Falls, MT
Hellgate High School, Missoula, MT
Paxson Elementary, Missoula, MT
Rattlesnake Elementary, Missoula, MT