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Arts Education (2006)
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1.) Apply musical concepts to movement, including tempo, beat, accent, meter, and rhythm.

•  Identifying meter signatures in musical selections
•  Improvising movement that illustrates the timbre of music
Examples: floating movement to soft music, sharp movement to strong music

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2.) Demonstrate sequences of movements that combine elements of space, including shape, level, direction, and relationships.

Examples: creating parallel lines with the arms, creating 45 degree angles with the legs, filling negative space

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3.) Differentiate symmetry and asymmetry through dance.

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4.) Differentiate the energy found in movements, including bound, free, strong, and light.

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- bound--moving as if trapped in a small box,

- free--moving as if playing in an open field,

- strong--jabbing elbows through space,

- light--walking as if on a cloud

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5.) Demonstrate proper body alignment while moving.

•  Demonstrating the ability to move from a balanced position to an off-balanced position
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6.) Analyze movement for content.

Example: asking questions, including who, what, when, where, why, and how

•  Identifying ways that lighting, costuming, sound effects, makeup, props, and sets enhance dance productions
•  Locating the audience, backdrop, and orchestra of a performance space
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7.) Identify the elements of space, time, and energy in video productions involving dance.

Examples: using words identifying spatial relationships such as over, under, around, through, and between to describe how Scarecrow and Dorothy dance down the yellow brick road in The Wizard of Oz; identifying elements of dance in video streaming available on dance company Web sites

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8.) Demonstrate safe ways to move while dancing with a group.

•  Connecting to others with various body parts, including elbows, knees, toes, and head
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9.) Explain the purposes of ritual, social, and theatre dance.

Examples:

- ritual--enhancing ceremonies,

- social--strengthening communities,

- theatre--inspiring an audience

•  Relating regional dances to climate and culture
Examples:

- climate--Native American rain and sun dances,

- culture--Russian wedding dance

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10.) Apply concepts from other content areas while improvising movement.

Example: improvising a dance that illustrates the movement of the continental plates

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•  Explain the importance of proper warm-up for dancers.
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