Secondary Dance - Level III
Core Standards of the Course
Synthesize content generated from stimulus material, and take risks to discover a personal voice, challenge and question personal movement preferences and strengths to discover unexpected movement vocabulary.
Strand: PERFORM (L3.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 L3.D.P.1–11).
Use a wide range of movement in space for artistic and expressive clarity, use inward and outward focus to clarify movement and intent, and establish and break relationships with other dancers and the audience as appropriate to the dance.
Implement time factors for artistic interest and expressive acuity; demonstrate complexity in phrasing, with and without musical accompaniment; and work with and against accompaniment or sound environments.
Apply anatomical principles and healthful practices to a range of technical dance skills for achieving fluency of movement, and follow a personal plan that supports health for everyday life.
Initiate, plan, and direct rehearsals, giving attention to technical details and fulfilling artistic expression; use a range of rehearsal strategies to achieve performance excellence.
Strand: RESPOND (L3.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 L3.D.R.1–5).
Analyze dance works from a variety of dance genres and styles, and explain how recurring patterns of movement and their relationships create well-structured and meaningful choreography.
Identify how the elements of dance and other choreographic principals are used in a variety of genres, styles, or cultural movement practices, and discuss how dance communicates aesthetic and cultural values.
Analyze and interpret how the elements of dance, execution of dance movement principles, and context contribute to artistic expression across different genres, styles, or cultural movement practices; define personal artistic preferences to critique dance.
Strand: CONNECT (L3.D.CO.)
Students will synthesize and relate knowledge from personal and collaborative experience to make and receive art. They will relate artistic ideas and works with societal, cultural, and historical context to deepen understanding (Standards L3.D.CO.1–4).
Review original choreography developed over time with respect to its content and context and its relationship to personal perspectives; reflect on and analyze the variables that have contributed to changes in one’s personal growth.
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 and the transfer of learning from this project to other learning situations.
Analyze dances from several genres or styles, historical time periods, and cultural dance forms; discuss how dance movement characteristics, techniques, and artistic criteria relate to the ideas and perspectives of the peoples from which the dances originate and how the analysis has expanded personal dance literacy.
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