9 - 12 Dance 4 Version: 2010-2011

Scholastic Area that Course Is Active In: Dance

Strand: Foundations - Fundamental concepts, principles, and skills

Identifies and demonstrates movement elements, skills, and terminology in dance
Element: DHS4FD.1a
Executes a technically based warm-up related to strength, muscular endurance, and flexibility
Element: DHS4FD.1b
Executes advanced principles of dance technique with precision
Element: DHS4FD.1c
Executes focus, control, and coordination in performing complex combinations through the integration of dance elements
Element: DHS4FD.1d
Refines the ability to transfer weight, change direction and maintain balance without losing focus in a dynamic movement context
Element: DHS4FD.1e
Synthesizes knowledge of dance vocabulary from multiple sources

Understands and models dance etiquette as a classroom participant, performer, and observer
Element: DHS4FD.2a
Demonstrates attentiveness, focus, concentration, initiative, and self-discipline when participating in the dance learning environment
Element: DHS4FD.2b
Demonstrates concentration and focus and helps to maintain a respectful performance environment for others
Element: DHS4FD.2c
Exhibits ability to perform with focus, concentration, and attends rehearsals and classes in preparation for performances
Element: DHS4FD.2d
Exhibits leadership skills in modeling appropriate behaviors and skills as an audience member and dance observer

Recognizes concepts of anatomy and kinesiology in movement
Element: DHS4FD.3a
Exhibits use of self-monitoring methods to refine and improve alignment and technical skills
Element: DHS4FD.3b
Defines and describes the physiological demands of different dance techniques and repertoire and how to prepare for those demands within rehearsals and performances
Element: DHS4FD.3c
Engages in self-directed learning strategies to increase accuracy, precision, artistry, and expressiveness
Element: DHS4FD.3d
Applies principles of injury prevention for dance to personal practices preparing for dance class and performance

Understands and applies music concepts to dance
Element: DHS4FD.4a
Synthesizes musical concepts with self-initiation in instructed and created dance movements and phrases
Element: DHS4FD.4b
Demonstrates self-initiative in phrasing movements artistically, aesthetically, and musically

Strand: Creating - Expression of ideas, experiences, feelings, and images

Demonstrates an understanding of creative/choreographic principles, processes, and structures
Element: DHS4CR.1a
Manipulates the elements of choreography
Element: DHS4CR.1b
Demonstrates various choreographic forms through both personal and group choreography
Element: DHS4CR.1c
Demonstrates the use of choreographic form and notation using long combinations
Element: DHS4CR.1d
Manipulates structured personal and structured group combinations to create a formal dance work
Element: DHS4CR.1e
Demonstrates a variety of structures or forms (e.g., AB, ABA, cannon, call-response, narrative)

Demonstrates an understanding of dance as a way to create and communicate meaning
Element: DHS4CR.2a
Recognizes how the use of choreographic structure is used to communicate meaning in a dance
Element: DHS4CR.2b
Identifies and demonstrates the use of theme through movement
Element: DHS4CR.2c
Demonstrates the use of props as an extension of theme

Strand: Response - Reflection, analysis, and evaluation

Demonstrates critical and creative thinking in all aspects of dance
Element: DHS4RE.1a
Critiques movement qualities and choreography using the elements of dance (e.g., spatial design, variety, contrast, clear structure)
Element: DHS4RE.1b
Observes and critiques the quality of dance performances using specified criteria and appropriate dance terminology
Element: DHS4RE.1c
Compares and contrasts multiple choreographed works
Element: DHS4RE.1d
Analyzes and responds to dance compositions
Element: DHS4RE.1e
Describes and demonstrates aesthetic qualities particular to various styles of dance
Element: DHS4RE.1f
Proposes ways to revise choreography according to established assessment criteria
Element: DHS4RE.1g
Defends or justifies the similarities and difference between observing live and recorded dance performances
Element: DHS4RE.1h
Engages in self-reflection as creator and performer
Element: DHS4RE.1i
Engages in self-assessment as creator and performer

Strand: Connections - Exchanging and relating ideas, experiences, and meanings

Demonstrates and understands dance in various cultures and historical periods
Element: DHS4CO.1a
Analyzes the role and significance of dance in social, historical, cultural, and political context
Element: DHS4CO.1b
Analyzes the dance style of important twentieth century choreographers
Element: DHS4CO.1c
Understands similarities and differences between contemporary forms of dance
Element: DHS4CO.1d
Evaluates the development of dance during the twentieth century and contemporary eras focusing on the purpose of dance, dance genres and styles, artistic conflicts and resolutions, significant contributors and innovations

Recognizes connections between dance and wellness
Element: DHS4CO.2a
Communicates how life style choices affect the dancer
Element: DHS4CO.2b
Analyzes the historical and cultural images of the body in dance and compares these to images of the body in contemporary media
Element: DHS4CO.2c
Discusses challenges facing professional performers in maintaining healthy lifestyles
Element: DHS4CO.2d
Assesses consequences of personal actions, commitment, and discipline necessary to achieve dance goals

Integrates the use of technology and new media
Element: DHS4CO.3a
Explores technological tools to create and communicate about dance
Element: DHS4CO.3b
Understands how technology can reinforce, enhance, or alter the dance concept and performance

Demonstrates and understands dance as it relates to other areas of knowledge
Element: DHS4CO.4a
Understands and demonstrates how media and technology can reinforce, enhance, or alter the dance concept and performance

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