Legends in Dance – History of ballet-updated

Legends in Dance - History of ballet-updated

Can be used for 9th – 12th, Homeschool students.

Includes: PDF, 10 pages


This is part of a series of worksheet packets that I created for dance history and musical theater classes. I have many figures from tap, jazz, modern, ballet, modern and musical theatre. These packets were developed as a teaching tool to my students, as there was no high school textbook on dance history that would be acceptable for our program.

These packets were written at high school level and are suitable for all students with reading and comprehension. They meet the Common Core Close Reading requirements. They can be sourced and standard notated. They also include questions. They can be used in small groups or as an individual task. Once the class is correct, we use the key questions to help us in the future.

These packets are followed up by video clips of specific artists and reflection question. This helps students to connect the figure and the choreography.

This is a great way to introduce a pioneer in each genre. It can also be used for group work and subs. The packet also includes a key to grading.


By the end of grade 9, read and comprehend literary nonfiction in the grades 9-10 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.By the end of grade 10, read and comprehend literary nonfiction at the high end of the grades 9-10 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings; analyze the cumulative impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone (e.g., how the language of a court opinion differs from that of a newspaper).
Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.


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