Dancing for Fitness

Participate in dance studio classes. Develop an understanding of the relationship between dance, physical fitness, and education and/or career goals.


  • Community partner: dance studio
  • Academic area: physical education, dance, performance art


  • Participation in physical activity as a lifelong activity
  • Understand movement concepts and strategies
  • Demonstrate ways to achieve and maintain a healthy and enhancing level of physical fitness.
  • Analyze relationship of workout plan to educational and career goals.
  • Relationship between individual qualities, education and training, and the world of work.

Student activities

  • Take dance classes at a studio at least three times a week.
  • Keep a daily or weekly journal.
  • Apply knowledge of movement concepts to maintain vigorous heart rate.
  • Analyze relationship of workout plan to educational and career goals.
  • Request and present final instructor evaluation.


Student participates in a portfolio review that includes a dance activity log and reflective journal, and presents his/her instructor’s final evaluation.

More information

Download a template to create an ELO Project Outline (MSWord, 2 pages) that fits the needs of your student.

This ELO was submitted by David Chapman, Extended Learning Opportunities Coordinator at Manchester Memorial High School. It was designed for high school students with an interest in developing an individual physical fitness plan. School rules prevented sharing of detailed materials.