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Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 4
Dance
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1.) Create movement that reflects musical qualities.

Examples: sharp movement as staccato, slow movement as legato

Arts Education (2006)
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Dance
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2.) Duplicate combinations of movement sequences without assistance.

Example: performing dance steps in line dances, square dances, classical ballet, and modern dance in correct sequence as demonstrated by an instructor

Arts Education (2006)
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3.) Demonstrate proper body alignment while performing movement skills.

Examples: jumping, leaping, hopping

Arts Education (2006)
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4.) Demonstrate contrasting elements of effort, including focus, time, and weight.

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- focus--moving directly to a designated spot in a room, moving indirectly as if blown by the wind;

- time--moving quickly in one direction, moving as slowly as possible;

- weight--moving strongly creating a stomp, moving lightly on tiptoe

Arts Education (2006)
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Dance
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5.) Create a dance using production elements, including simple props, costumes, and appropriate music.

Arts Education (2006)
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Dance
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6.) Solve a variety of movement problems.

Examples: creating a sad dance using a fast tempo, creating a happy dance using a strong force

•  Improvising shapes and movements that require partial and mutual support
Arts Education (2006)
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Dance
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7.) Explain ways in which silence, sound, music, or words affect the meaning of a dance.

Arts Education (2006)
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Dance
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8.) Identify ways in which technology is used to preserve dance.

Examples: DVD, photography, 8-millimeter film, dance notation software

Arts Education (2006)
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Dance
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9.) Analyze a dance work to determine meaning, message, or ideas conveyed.

Example: identifying conflict and resolution in Swan Lake

Arts Education (2006)
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Dance
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10.) Utilize safe practices when participating in movement activities.

Examples: remaining aware of other dancers' positions and movements, coordinating movements with other dancers, maintaining control of movement

Arts Education (2006)
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Dance
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11.) Identify stage directions, including upstage right, downstage left, and center stage.

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•  Demonstrating movements that use stage directions
Arts Education (2006)
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Dance
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12.) Summarize the role dance has played throughout the history of Alabama.

•  Explaining the importance of dance in Native American cultures
Example: performing the Eagle Dance as representative of the soaring flight of the eagle in Native American communities

Arts Education (2006)
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Dance
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13.) Explain possible connections between dance concepts and concepts from other content areas.

Example: explaining how student-created artwork in visual arts, music, and theatre may be translated to dance

•  Demonstrating the difference between pantomime and dance
Arts Education (2006)
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Dance
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14.) Describe the importance of proper personal hygiene for a dancer.

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