9 - 12 Dance 2 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: DHS2FD.1a
Participates in technically based warm-ups related to strength, muscular endurance, and flexibility
Element: DHS2FD.1b
Executes intermediate principles of dance technique with clarity and control
Element: DHS2FD.1c
Executes focus, control, and coordination in performing combination using the elements of dance
Element: DHS2FD.1d
Executes the transfer of weight, change direction, while maintaining balance
Element: DHS2FD.1e
Understands dance vocabulary from multiple sources

Understands and models dance etiquette as a classroom participant, performer, and observer
Element: DHS2FD.2a
Demonstrates attentiveness, focus, concentration, initiative, and self-discipline when participating in the dance learning environment
Element: DHS2FD.2b
Demonstrates concentration and focus and helps to maintain a respectful performance environment for others
Element: DHS2FD.2c
Exhibits ability to perform with focus, concentration, and attends rehearsals and classes in preparation for performances
Element: DHS2FD.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: DHS2FD.3a
Identifies self-monitoring methods to refine and improve alignment and technical skills
Element: DHS2FD.3b
Identifies similarities and differences between progressive, sequential order of warm-up exercises in various dance styles
Element: DHS2FD.3c
Applies teacher prompted imagery to increase efficiency of movement
Element: DHS2FD.3d
Develops personal practices in preparing for dance class and performance

Understands and applies music concepts to dance
Element: DHS2FD.4a
Demonstrates various kinds of syncopation, polyrhythms and counterpoint, and call and response within instructed and created dance phrases
Element: DHS2FD.4b
Phrases 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: DHS2CR.1a
Explores the elements of choreography
Element: DHS2CR1b
Uses technology or software to record a dance or phrase
Element: DHS2CR.1c
Demonstrates the use of choreographic form through short combinations
Element: DHS2CR.1d
Identifies choreographic notation
Element: DHS2CR.1e
Manipulates personal and structured dance combinations
Element: DHS2CR.1f
Demonstrates and recognizes 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: DHS2CR.2a
Recognizes how the use of choreographic structure is used to communicate meaning in a dance
Element: DHS2CR.2b
Demonstrates the use of various themes through movement

Strand: Response - Reflection, analysis, and evaluation

Demonstrates critical and creative thinking in all aspects of dance
Element: DHS2RE.1a
Critiques movement qualities and choreography using the elements of dance (e.g., spacial design, variety, contrast, clear structure)
Element: DHS2RE.1b
Observes and formulates opinions about the quality of dances on the basis of established criteria
Element: DHS2RE.1c
Defends a choreographic work
Element: DHS2RE.1d
Observes and responds to dance compositions
Element: DHS2RE.1e
Discusses and identifies aesthetic qualities particular to various styles of dance
Element: DHS2RE.1f
Engages in self-reflection as creator and performer
Element: DHS2RE.1g
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: DHS2CO.1a
Creates a movement study that illustrates a similarity or difference in various cultures and forms
Element: DHS2CO.1b
Identifies and evaluates the contributions and the integration of other arts disciplines in dance performance
Element: DHS2CO.1c
Produces dance genres

Recognizes connections between dance and wellness
Element: DHS2CO.2a
Identifies and explores the capabilities and limitations of the body
Element: DHS2CO.2b
Identifies and explores strategies to prevent dance injuries
Element: DHS2CO.2c
Identifies the effects of healthy and unhealthy practices in dance

Integrates the use of technology and new media
Element: DHS2CO.3a
Demonstrates ability to use media and technology to communicate about dance as an art form
Element: DHS2CO.3b
Demonstrates ability to use media and technology to create dance as an art form
Element: DHS2CO.3c
Explores the use of media and technology to research dance in culture and history
Element: DHS2CO.3d
Demonstrates ability to use media and technology tools related to dance performance

Demonstrates and understands dance as it relates to other areas of knowledge
Element: DHS2CO.4a
Compares and contrasts dance to other art forms
Element: DHS2CO.4b
Explores commonalities of essential concepts shared between dance and other subject areas
Element: DHS2CO.4c
Identifies career possibilities in dance and dance related fields

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