The NJ Core Curriculum Content Standards in Dance are composed of 4 strands: The Creative Process, History of the Arts and Culture, Performance, and Aesthetic Responses and Critique Methodology. Dance IV students will participate in structured learning modules that encompass all 4 strands throughout the year, with a strong emphasis on exploration and experience in The Creative Process and Performance. Additionally, through the study of dance, students will also exercise critical thinking and problem solving skills as related to the NJ Core Curriculum Content Standards in 21st Century Life and Skills  and Career Awareness Exploration and Preparation.