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Arts Education (2006)
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1.) Demonstrate movement in various tempos, rhythms, and meters.

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•  Combining various tempos
Example: progressing from a slow swing to a fast swing

Arts Education (2006)
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2.) Demonstrate the element of space through movement involving size, level, shape, direction, and pathways.

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- size--creating a small shape;

- level--moving in a high, middle, and low level;

- shape--creating curved and straight lines;

- direction--performing forward movements;

- pathways--skipping in a circle

•  Demonstrating laterality
Example: distinguishing right side from left side

•  Demonstrating isolated movements of various body parts
Examples: leading with ear, circling with hip, jabbing with knee, flexing the foot

Arts Education (2006)
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3.) Demonstrate movement that has a relationship to a person, place, or object.

Examples: skipping around a box, crawling under a partner, sliding near a wall, focusing on a general or specific object while moving

•  Demonstrating leading, following, mirroring, and sculpturing
Arts Education (2006)
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4.) Create movement with varying degrees of energy.

•  Creating sequences with a beginning, middle, and end
•  Improvising movement based on concepts, ideas, and feelings
Examples: creating sly movements for the wolf in The Three Little Pigs, creating waddling movements for ducklings in Make Way for Ducklings

Arts Education (2006)
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5.) Demonstrate proper body alignment for the head, shoulders, hips, and feet while standing.

Arts Education (2006)
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6.) Demonstrate basic even and uneven locomotor movements.

Examples:

- even movements--walking, running, leaping, hopping, jumping;

- uneven movements--skipping, galloping, sliding

Arts Education (2006)
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7.) Describe movement that reflects contrasting elements of time, space, and energy.

•  Identifying beginning, middle, and end of movement sequences
•  Relating movement to concepts, ideas, and feelings
Arts Education (2006)
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8.) Identify movement qualities in music.

Examples: lightness in George Frideric Handel's Water Music, heaviness in Edvard Grieg's In the Hall of the Mountain King

Arts Education (2006)
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9.) Identify choreographic elements in a dance.

Example: dance with a clear beginning, middle, and end that can be repeated

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10.) Demonstrate the ability to move safely through general space without touching others.

•  Demonstrating locomotor movements safely while holding hands with a partner
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11.) Demonstrate traditional American dances in various cultures.

Examples: Virginia reel, heel-toe polka, Cotton-Eyed Joe

•  Describing the use of the Internet to discover traditional dances
Arts Education (2006)
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12.) Explain how adequate rest, nutrition, and exercise affect dancers.

Arts Education (2006)
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13.) Demonstrate concepts from other content areas through movement.

Examples: performing a dance relating to weather in science, creating a consonant and vowel dance relating to English language arts content, creating an addition dance relating to mathematics content, creating a dance using characters from a Jacob Lawrence painting relating to visual arts content

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