Dance Rubric

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Excellent - 4
Good - 3
Satisfactory - 2
Needs Improvement - 1
Bodily Skills The axial and locomotor movements are memorized and performed with control and skill. The axial and locomotor movements are most often memorized and performed with some control and skill. The axial and locomotor movements are somewhat memorized and performed with little control and skill. The axial and locomotor movements are not memorized and performed without control and skill.
Theme / Focus The movement language is unique and reflects the theme or idea of the compositional problem. The movement language is often unique and most of the time reflects the theme or idea of the compositional problem. The movement language is seldom unique and seldom reflects the theme or idea of the compositional problem. The movement language is not unique and does not reflect the theme or idea of the compositional problem.
Movement Abstraction The movement has been abstracted through one or more of the elements of dance. The movement partially abstracted through one or more of the elements of dance. The movement has moments of abstraction using one or more of the elements of dance. The movement is literal without any evidence of abstraction through the one or more of the elements of dance.
Compositional Structure The composition has a clearly defined structure, which is repeatable. The composition has a structure, which is defined and repeatable. The composition has a loosely defined structure and is repeated in its entirety. The composition lacks repeatable structure.
Performance The dancer is focused, concentrated and committed to the performance of the movement. The dancer is often focused, concentrated and committed to the performance of the movement. The dancer is seldom focused, concentrated and committed to the performance of the movement. The dancer is not focused, concentrated and committed to the performance of the movement.

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