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Arts Education, Grade 6 - 12, Dance:Level II, 2006

1.) Demonstrate movement using rhythmic variations.

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•  Creating movement sequences with spatial complexity, including changes in focus, body shape, and level
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

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

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

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

6.) Demonstrate correct partnering techniques while dancing.

Example: supporting weight of partner while standing side by side

7.) Analyze various dance techniques for correct body alignment.

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

9.) Explain behavior that adversely affects the health and safety of a dancer.

Example: explaining the relationship of smoking to stress fractures

10.) Solve a movement problem that reflects concepts from other content areas.

Example: discovering movement sequences that represent mathematical patterns

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