Gouvernement du Manitoba

Arts Education


Welcome to the Manitoba Dance Education Website!

This website contains information regarding the Kindergarten to Grade 12 Manitoba Dance curriculum frameworks developed by the Department of Education as well as implementation resources and links to support the Dance Curricula.

Arts Education Grant Program for 2023/2024

Teachers are invited to apply for funding (maximum of $500) for creative projects in dance, drama, music and visual arts. The deadline for submission is October 20, 2023. Forms and more details are available on the Arts Education Grant Program's webpage.

Frameworks of Outcomes

Dance Butterfly The overarching goal of the dance curriculum is to support, nurture, and inspire the growth of every student as a dancer and as an artful learner.

The Dance Butterfly represents the Dance curriculum framework which is based on four interrelated essential learning areas. The essential learning areas are further detailed by connected sets of general and specific learning outcomes.

Kindergarten to Grade 8 Dance Manitoba Curriculum Framework of Outcomes
Grades 9 to 12 Dance: Manitoba Curriculum Framework

Administration and Implementation Guide for Grades 9 to 12 Arts Education and accompanying resources

The Administration and Implementation Guide for Grades 9 to 12 Arts Education and accompanying resources, including curriculum planners, learning/course design tools and screencasts, are available on the 9 to 12 Implementation Resources tab on the left menu.

Frequently Asked Questions (Grades 9 to 12)

Frequently Asked Questions: Grades 9 to 12 Dance

Pictures of Practice (Kindergarten to Grade 8)

The Dance Pictures of Practice bring the Manitoba Dance curriculum framework to life with illustrations of various Dance teaching and learning contexts in authentic Manitoba classrooms.

Arts Education Learning Resources

Recommended Dance learning resources for use in Manitoba classrooms are available for Kindergarten to Grade 8 and are in development for Grades 9-12.

The Manitoba Curriculum Support Centre provides Manitoba Kindergarten through Grade 12 educators with curriculum implementation support, educational research and professional development materials related to Dance Education. See Dance bibliographic resources.