DANCE uses movements to communicate meaning about the human experience. It is far more than just exercise or entertainment. It is a powerful medium to express one’s values, thoughts, and aspirations about history, the lives we live and the world in which we live.
Dance education in STK IIS curriculum is designed to impart dance performance skills and knowledge of dance to students. This knowledge-oriented curricula- through video films, teach and lean, promotion of seeing dance recitals – covers a diverse range of age-appropriate topics including, dance notations and steps, human anatomy in dance forms, physics in jumps, balancing and inclination, dance history, and the cultural aspects of dance.
The curriculum covers many dance genres over the years in school, progressing from simple to complex. It includes formal genres such as indigenous forms (Kathak, Bharatnatyam, Manipuri, etc) to foreign styles like ballet, ballroom, contemporary, jazz, Latin, and tap dance. Children also explore informal genres such as freestyle dancing.
The school provides a dance arena in a wide open space, with wall sized mirrors to allow children to see the body posture and choreographic position as they rehearse and learn dance steps. The room is also equipped with internet based TV and a sound system, posters and charts on mudras and steps, accessories for dance like – ghungroos, matkis, costumes, etc.
The dance curriculum is compulsory from Grades 1 to 4, with a choice for exclusive dance v/s exclusive music from grade 5 up.