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

Strand: CREATE (L3.D.CR.)
Students will conceptualize, generate, develop and organize artistic ideas and work. They will complete and refine dance works (Standards L3.D.CR.1-7).

Standard L3.D.CR.1:
Demonstrate openness, willingness, persistence, respect, and cooperation in trying new ideas, methods and approaches in creating dance.

Standard L3.D.CR.2:
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.

Standard L3.D.CR.3:
Use the elements of dance and other dance terminology to articulate and justify movement choices.

Standard L3.D.CR.4:
Demonstrate fluency using a variety of devices and structures to choreograph original dances that convey artistic intent.

Standard L3.D.CR.5:
Clarify the artistic intent of a dance by manipulating and refining choreographic devices, dance structures, and artistic criteria using self-reflection and feedback from others.

Standard L3.D.CR.6:
Document choices made in the revision process and justify how the refinements support artistic intent.

Standard L3.D.CR.7:
Document a dance using recognized systems of dance documentation.

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).

Standard L3.D.P.1:
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.

Standard L3.D.P.2:
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.

Standard L3.D.P.3:
Express clear intent while performing movement sequences using a broad dynamic range.

Standard L3.D.P.4:
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.

Standard L3.D.P.5:
Apply body-mind principles to technical dance skills in complex choreography when performing solo, partnering, or in ensemble works in a variety of dance genres and styles.

Standard L3.D.P.6:
Initiate, plan, and direct rehearsals, giving attention to technical details and fulfilling artistic expression; use a range of rehearsal strategies to achieve performance excellence.

Standard L3.D.P.7:
Self-evaluate performances, and discuss and analyze performance ability with others.

Standard L3.D.P.8:
Demonstrate leadership qualities when preparing for performances.

Standard L3.D.P.9:
Use appropriate etiquette practices during class, rehearsal, and performance; accept and apply feedback.

Standard L3.D.P.10:
Document the rehearsal and performance process with fluency using professional dance terminology.

Standard L3.D.P.11:
Work collaboratively to produce dance concerts in a variety of venues and designs, and organize the production elements that would support artistic intent.

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).

Standard L3.D.R.1:
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.

Standard L3.D.R.2:
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.

Standard L3.D.R. 3:
Analyze contrasting culturally based dance forms and how they express meaning; respond in a variety of creative ways.

Standard L3.D.R.4:
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.

Standard L3.D.R.5:
Consider societal and personal values, and a range of artistic expression; discuss perspectives with peers and justify views.

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).

Standard L3.D.CO.1:
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.

Standard L3.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 and the transfer of learning from this project to other learning situations.

Standard L3.D.CO.3:
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.

Standard L3.D.CO.4:
Compare one's own creative process 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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