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Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Dance:Level IV
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1.) Create dance using a variety of dance technologies.

Example: composing movement using computer software, digital projectors and cameras, and interactive multimedia

Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Dance:Level IV
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2.) Choreograph a dance utilizing a variety of compositional methods.

Examples: using choreography by chance; employing motif and development, including retrograde, fragmentation, inversion, and diminution; using theme and variation

Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Dance:Level IV
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3.) Apply variations in time, space, and energy to choreography and performance.

Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Dance:Level IV
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4.) Demonstrate the ability to increase technical proficiency, including strength, stamina, and consistency.

Examples: dancing the "Garland Dance" from Marius Petipa's The Sleeping Beauty, dancing the role of Laurie in the "Dream Ballet" from the musical Oklahoma!

•  Performing specialized dance techniques
Examples: contact improvisation, Russian traditional dance, pas de deux

Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Dance:Level IV
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5.) Create a dance for production, including costumes, lighting, sound, and makeup.

•  Organizing complete rehearsal and production schedules
Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Dance:Level IV
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6.) Explain how movement elements and production choices affect the impact of choreography.

•  Comparing sound scores and music choices
•  Evaluating master works to determine content, context, and compositional elements
Examples: analyzing Jerome Robbins' The Cage for elements of feminism, analyzing Frederick Ashton's Winter Dreams for parallels to Romanticism

Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Dance:Level IV
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7.) Evaluate choreographic influence on dance works.

Examples: George Balanchine's influence on twentieth-century classical dance, Merce Cunningham's influence on modern dance choreography

Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Dance:Level IV
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8.) Create partnered dance sequences with fluidity and control.

Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Dance:Level IV
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9.) Analyze the development of dance to determine its relationship to political, social, artistic, and scientific developments.

Examples: analyzing Anna Sokolow's Dreams and the impact of the Holocaust, analyzing social injustice in Donald McKayle's Rainbow 'Round My Shoulder

Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Dance:Level IV
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10.) Create a dance project utilizing abstract concepts that bridge content areas.

Examples: translating newspaper text into movement, creating movement based on thoughts or analogies

Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Dance:Level IV
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11.) Create an individual dance-wellness plan.

Example: establishing a calendar that includes exercise and eating plans

Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Dance:Level IV
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12.) Apply kinesiological concepts to dance.

Example: identifying most efficient muscle or muscle groups to perform specific actions

Arts Education (2006)
Grade(s): 6 - 12
Dance:Level IV
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13.) Evaluate performance skills to determine proper alignment, projection, stage presence, memory, interpretation, focus, musicality, and execution.