6 - 8 Advanced Dance 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: DMSAFD.1a
Participates in dance technique based warm-up exercises that hone dance skills of one or more specific dance genres
Element: DMSAFD.1b
Compares terminology of various dance styles, and recognizes underlying similarities and difference in use of energy, space, and time
Element: DMSAFD.1c
Demonstrates projection, focus, control, strength, and coordination and connectivity (e.g., within body, body to space) in performing a combination of locomotor and axial movements
Element: DMSAFD.1d
Demonstrates increased ability and skill to sustain longer and more complex movement sequences with focus, projection, smooth transitions and artistry
Element: DMSAFD.1e
Refines and corrects movements and movement executions based on constructive feedback (e.g., intrinsic, oral and written corrections, video)

Understands and models dance etiquette as a classroom participant, performer, and observer
Element: DMSAFD.2a
Demonstrates attentiveness, focus, concentration, initiative, and self-discipline when participating in the dance learning environment
Element: DMSAFD.2b
Demonstrates concentration, focus, and respects the focus of others in the performance of skills
Element: DMSAFD.2c
Exhibits self-initiative in modeling appropriate behaviors and skills as an audience member and dance observer

Recognizes concepts of anatomy and kinesiology in movement
Element: DMSAFD.3a
Identifies common dance injuries and identifies exercises to target muscular imbalances
Element: DMSAFD.3b
Identifies and applies dance science principles to improve strength, endurance, and flexibility
Element: DMSAFD.3c
Recognizes the principles of a safe, progressive, sequential order of exercises in a dance technique class

Understands and applies music concepts to dance
Element: DMSAFD.4a
Applies musical forms (e.g., ABA, fugue, canon) to dance
Element: DMSAFD.4b
Analyzes different rhythm structures from a variety of music idioms and cultures and applies to appropriate dance styles
Element: DMSAFD.4c
Demonstrates a basic understanding of musicality
Element: DMSAFD.4d
Demonstrate musicality while performing and creating dance phrases

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

Demonstrates an understanding of creative and choreographic principles, processes, and structures
Element: DMSACR.1a
Demonstrates partner skills in a visually interesting way through exploration of weight and force (e.g., contact improvisation)
Element: DMSACR.1b
Applies dance technique principles to the choreographic context
Element: DMSACR.1c
Develops versatility through experimentation with various movement approaches
Element: DMSACR.1d
Demonstrates and recognizes a variety of structures, forms, and designs, (e.g., AB, ABA, canon, call-response, narrative, contrasting/complimentary shapes, symmetry)

Demonstrates an understanding of dance as a way to create and communicate meaning
Element: DMSACR.2a
Explores abstract ideas through simple movement in individual and small group study
Element: DMSACR.2b
Implements, with purpose, the use of props within the choreography
Element: DMSACR.2c
Understands how theatrical elements such as costuming and lighting contribute to the meaning of the dance
Element: DMSACR.2d
Demonstrates individuality of expression in performance

Strand: Response - Reflection, analysis, and evaluation

Demonstrates critical and creative thinking in all aspects of dance
Element: DMSARE.1a
Critiques movement qualities and choreography using the elements of dance (e.g., spatial design, variety, contrast, clear structure)
Element: DMSARE.1b
Observes and critiques dance performances using specified criteria and appropriate dance terminology
Element: DMSARE.1c
Compares and contrasts multiple choreographed works
Element: DMSARE.1d
Discusses the experience of performing a choreographed and improvised work
Element: DMSARE.1e
Proposes ways to revise choreography according to established assessment criteria
Element: DMSARE.1f
Defends the similarities and difference between observing live and recorded dance performances
Element: DMSARE.1g
Engages in self-reflection as creator and performer
Element: DMSARE.1h
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: DMSACO.1a
Critiques performances from at least two different folk and/or classical dances from various cultures including similarities and differences in steps and movement styles
Element: DMSACO.1b
Performs two or more folk, social, and/or theatrical dances from a broad spectrum of twentieth-century America
Element: DMSACO.1c
Understands the role of dance in at least three different cultures or time periods and their influence on the modern world
Element: DMSACO.1d
Uses a variety of community resources (e.g., people, books, videos) to share and teach about folk dances of different cultures or social dance of different time periods including the cultural/historical context of those dances

Demonstrates an understanding of dance as it relates to wellness
Element: DMSACO.2a
Practices habits of health and nutrition to enhance dance ability
Element: DMSACO.2b
Transfers an understanding of effective use of time-management, listening, problem-solving, and team work skills that can be applied to activities in other group settings

Integrates the use of technology and new media
Element: DMSACO.3a
Demonstrates skill in using media and technology to learn about dance as an art form
Element: DMSACO.3b
Demonstrates an ability to use media and technology tools related to dance performance

Demonstrates and understands dance as it relates to other areas of knowledge
Element: DMSACO.4a
Compares and contrasts dance to other art forms
Element: DMSACO.4b
Explores commonalities of essential concepts shared between dance and other subject areas
Element: DMSACO.4c
Identifies career possibilities in dance and dance related fields

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