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Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Dance:Level II
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1.) Demonstrate movement using rhythmic variations.

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•  Creating movement sequences with spatial complexity, including changes in focus, body shape, and level
Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Dance:Level II
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2.) Apply varying levels of energy to improvisations.

•  Differentiating between bound and free energy in movement phrases
Examples: performing bound energy to project anger, using free energy to project joy

Arts Education (2006)
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Dance:Level II
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3.) Create appropriate lighting using traditional or computerized light programs to accompany a dance.

Examples: suggesting lighting for a class improvisation, designing a lighting chart for a dance production

Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Dance:Level II
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4.) Analyze movement compositions to determine content and form.

Examples: describing a story represented in a classical ballet mimed sequence, analyzing movement that depicts a variety of feelings and emotions

Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Dance:Level II
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5.) Demonstrate the ability to record self-evaluations and peer evaluations, aesthetic responses, and compositional methods.

Examples: keeping a dance journal, creating rubrics for evaluations of student works

Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Dance:Level II
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6.) Demonstrate correct partnering techniques while dancing.

Example: supporting weight of partner while standing side by side

Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Dance:Level II
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7.) Analyze various dance techniques for correct body alignment.

Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Dance:Level II
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8.) Describe the historical development of dance, including major personalities and social, political, and economic factors.

Example: discussing the results of research on the Civil Rights Movement and the development of African-American dance from 1950 to the present

Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Dance:Level II
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9.) Explain behavior that adversely affects the health and safety of a dancer.

Example: explaining the relationship of smoking to stress fractures

Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Dance:Level II
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10.) Solve a movement problem that reflects concepts from other content areas.

Example: discovering movement sequences that represent mathematical patterns

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