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Fine Arts - Secondary Curriculum Secondary Dance - Level II
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Core Standards of the Course

Strand: CREATE (L2.D.CR.)
Students will conceptualize, generate, develop and organize artistic ideas and work. They will complete and refine dance works (Standards L2.D.CR.1-7).

Standard L2.D.CR.1:
Demonstrate openness, willingness, persistence, respect, and cooperation in trying new ideas, methods and approaches in creating dance.

Standard L2.D.CR.2:
Explore a variety of stimuli to develop an improvisational or choreographed dance study; analyze the process and the relationship between the stimuli and the movement as it relates to personal and contrasting movement preferences.

Standard L2.D.CR.3:
Use the elements of dance and other dance terminology to articulate and justify movement choices.

Standard L2.D.CR.4:
Design an original dance or study using a variety of choreographic devices and dance structures to convey artistic intent.

Standard L2.D.CR.5:
Clarify the artistic intent of a dance by refining choreographic devices and dance structures using established artistic criteria, self-reflection and the feedback of others.

Standard L2.D.CR.6:
Analyze and evaluate the impact of choices made in the revision process.

Standard L2.D.CR.7:
Use recognized systems to document a section of a dance via writing, symbols, or media technologies.

Strand: PERFORM (L2.D.P.)
Students will analyze, interpret, and select artistic work for performance. They will develop techniques and concepts to refine artistic work and express meaning through the presentation of dance works (Standards L2.D.P.1-11).

Standard L2.D.P.1:
Dance alone and with others with spatial intention; expand partner and ensemble skills to greater ranges and skill levels; and expand partner and ensemble skills to greater ranges and skill levels.

Standard L2.D.P.2:
Perform dance studies and compositions that use time, tempo and rhythm in unpredictable ways; use internal rhythms and kinetics as phrasing tools.

Standard L2.D.P.3:
Vary energy and dynamics over the length of a phrase, paying close attention to its movement initiation and energy.

Standard L2.D.P.4:
Apply anatomical principles and healthful practices to a range of technical dance skills for achieving fluency of movement; follow a personal plan that supports health for everyday life.

Standard L2.D.P.5:
Apply body-mind principles to technical dance skills in complex choreography in a variety of dance genres and styles.

Standard L2.D.P.6:
Collaborate with peers to achieve performance accuracy, clarity, and expressiveness; discuss the choices made, the methods for improvement with attention to technique and artistry informed by personal performance goals.

Standard L2.D.P.7:
Reflect on personal achievements and implement performance strategies to enhance projection.

Standard L2.D.P.8:
Demonstrate leadership qualities when working in groups and preparing for performances.

Standard L2.D.P.9:
Use appropriate etiquette practices during class, rehearsal, and performance; accept and apply feedback.

Standard L2.D.P.10:
Document the rehearsal and performance process using dance terminology.

Standard L2.D.P.11:
Work collaboratively to produce a dance concert on a stage or in an alternative performance venue, and describe the production elements that would support the artistic intent of the dance works.

Strand: RESPOND (L2.D.R.)
Students will perceive and analyze artistic work and process. They will interpret intent and meaning and apply criteria to evaluate artistic work and process (Standards L2.D.R.1-5).

Standard L2.D.R.1:
Analyze dance works and provide examples of recurring patterns of movement and their relationships that create structure and meaning in dance.

Standard L2.D.R.2:
Explain how the elements of dance and other choreographic principles are used in a variety of genres, styles, or cultural movement practices, and explain how their differences affect intent.

Standard L2.D.R.3:
Experience a variety of culturally based dance forms, describe contrasting cultural dances, and analyze how the dance reflects the culture it represents.

Standard L2.D.R.4:
Use artistic criteria to determine what makes an effective dance and performance, considering content, context, genre, style, and/ or cultural movement practices.

Standard L2.D.R.5:
Compare and contrast two or more dances, using evaluative criteria to critique artistic expression and considering societal values and a range of perspectives.

Strand: CONNECT (L2.D.CO.)
Students will synthesize and relate knowledge from personal and collaborative experiences to make and receive art. They will relate artistic ideas and works with societal, cultural, and historical context to deepen understanding (Standards L2.D.CO.1-4).

Standard L2.D.CO.1:
Analyze dances with a variety of contents and contexts; explain how personal perspectives may affect one's interpretation.

Standard L2.D.CO.2:
Identify questions that pertain to a research topic, use established research methods to inform the creative process, create and perform a piece of choreography from the research, and discuss insights relating to knowledge gained.

Standard L2.D.CO.3:
Analyze dances from several genres or styles, historical time periods, and/or cultural dance forms; discuss how dance movement characteristics, techniques and artistic criteria relate to the ideas and perspective of the peoples from which the dances originate.

Standard L2.D.CO.4:
Compare the process used in choreography to that of other creative, academic, or scientific procedures.

UEN logo - in partnership with Utah State Board of Education (USBE) and Utah System of Higher Education (USHE).  Send questions or comments to USBE Specialist - Tamara  Burnside and see the Fine Arts - Secondary website. For general questions about Utah's Core Standards contact the Director - Jennifer  Throndsen.

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