a. Demonstrate basic full body locomotor movements (e.g. crawl, walk, run) nonlocomotor movements (e.g. bend, twist, reach), and spatial relationships (e.g. over, under, around). b.Move in general space and start and stop on cue while, maintaining personal space. c.Identify and move body parts and repeat short movement sequences in preparation for informal sharing.
a. Demonstrate same side, and cross-body locomotor (e.g. gallop, skip) and nonlocomotor movements (e.g. swing, twist, stretch), and spatial relationships (e.g. over, under, around, through). b.Move safely in general space by starting and stopping on cue during movement explorations while maintaining personal space. c.Move body parts in relation to other body parts. Repeat and recall movements upon request in preparation for formal and informal sharing.
a. Demonstrate same side and cross-body locomotor (e.g. gallop, skip) and nonlocomotor movements (e.g. swing, twist, stretch), and spatial relationships (e.g., over, under, around, through). Show orientation of direction (e.g. stage right and left, upstage, downstage). b. Move safely in general space during movement explorations, while changing levels and maintaining personal space. c. Repeat and recall movements and spatial formations upon request in preparation for formal and informal sharing.
a. Demonstrate same side, and cross-body locomotor (e.g. gallop, skip) and nonlocomotor movements (e.g. swing, twist, bend), and spatial relationships (e.g. over, under, around, through), and simple dance sequences that require moving through space with a variety of pathways (e.g. straight, curved, zig-zag). Show understanding of stage orientation (e.g., stage right and left, upstage, downstage). b. Move safely in general space during movement explorations that change levels and vary pathways, while maintaining personal space. c. Repeat movements with an awareness of self and others in space. Self-adjust and modify movements or placement upon request.
a. Demonstrate the fundamental dance skills of awareness of body alignment and core support while performing body shapes (e.g. twisted, narrow), movement qualities (e.g. light, heavy), and patterns in simple dance sequences. b. Utilize fundamental dance skills to coordinate with a partner or other dancers to safely change levels, directions, and pathway designs. c. Recall movement sequences with a partner or in group dances. Apply constructive feedback from teacher and peers, and selfassess to improve dance skills.
a. Demonstrate fundamental dance skills (e.g. alignment, coordination, balance, core support, kinesthetic awareness) and movement qualities when replicating and recalling patterns and sequences of locomotor and nonlocomotor movements. b. Execute techniques that extend movement range, build strength, and develop endurance. Explain the relationship between execution of technique, safe body use, and healthful nutrition. c. Coordinate phrases and timing with other dancers by cueing off of each other and responding to stimuli cues (e.g. music, text, or lighting). Reflect on constructive feedback from others to inform personal dance performance goals in rehearsal to improve performance quality.
a. Recall and execute a series of dance phrases, using fundamental dance skills (e.g. alignment, coordination, balance, core support, kinesthetic awareness, clarity of movement). b. Demonstrate safe body use practices during technical exercises and movement combinations. Discuss how these practices, along with healthful eating habits, promote strength, flexibility, endurance, and injury prevention. c. Collaborate with peer ensemble members to repeat sequences, synchronize actions, and refine spatial relationships to improve performance quality. Synthesize kinesthetic awareness and constructive feedback to establish personal performance goals in daily class practice and rehearsal.
a. Embody technical dance skills (e.g. functional alignment, coordination, balance, core support, kinesthetic awareness, clarity of movement) to accurately execute changes of direction, levels, facings, pathways, elevations and landings, extensions of limbs, and movement transitions. b. Apply basic anatomical knowledge, proprioceptive feedback, spatial awareness, and understanding of nutrition to promote safe and healthful strategies when warming up and dancing. c. Collaborate as an ensemble to refine dances by identifying what works and does not work in executing complex patterns, sequences, and formations. Solve movement challenges in dances by investigating options and arriving at consensus decisions. Document self-improvements over time.
a. Embody technical dance skills (e.g. functional alignment, coordination, balance, core support, kinesthetic awareness, clarity of movement, weight shifts, flexibility/range of motion). Apply somatic strategies to facilitate the performance of dance skills. b. Employ healthful practices in dance and everyday life (e.g. good nutrition, adequate sleep, safe warm-ups). Discuss benefits of practices and how choices enhance performance. c. Collaborate with peers to practice and refine dances. Develop group performance expectations, based upon observation and analyses (e.g. view live or recorded professional dancers; and collaboratively develop group performance expectations in response to information gained from observations).
a. Embody technical dance skills (e.g. functional alignment, coordination, balance, core support, kinesthetic awareness, clarity of movement, weight shifts, flexibility/range of motion) to replicate, recall, and execute spatial designs and musical or rhythmical dance phrases. Deepen application and understanding of somatic strategies and their use in dance. b. Record and evaluate personal practices in dance activities and everyday life having to do with health, nutrition, and injury prevention. Discuss choices made, the effects experienced, and methods for improvement. c. Collaborate with peers to discover strategies for achieving performance accuracy, clarity, and expressiveness. Articulate personal performance goals, and practice to achieve them. Document personal improvement over time (e.g. journaling, portfolio, or timeline).
a. Embody technical dance skills to retain and execute full dance choreographies, continuing to develop somatic strategies. b. Develop and apply a plan for healthful practices in dance activities and everyday life including nutrition and injury prevention. Identify and discuss implementation of anatomical principles and nutrition-related practices and reflect upon how they support personal performance goals. c. Collaborate with peers to establish and implement a rehearsal plan to meet performance goals. Use a variety of strategies to analyze and evaluate performances of self and others (e.g. use video recordings of practice to analyze the difference between the way movements look and how they feel to match performance with visual affect). Articulate performance goals and justify reasons for selecting particular practice strategies.
a. As dancers: Dance with sensibility toward other dancers while executing complex spatial, rhythmic, and dynamic sequences to meet performance goals. Move and dance with sensibility toward self, developing an understanding and awareness of the integration of cognition, body, and expression. Dance "in the moment." As choreographers: Observe and critique the spatial execution by the dancers; give corrections and/or make changes that improve/enhance the communication or expression of the ideas central to the dance. b. Apply anatomical principles and healthful practices to a range of technical dance skills for achieving fluency of movement. Follow and reflect upon the implementation of a personal nutrition plan that supports health for everyday life. Know basic first aid for injuries and what to do to help speed and ensure recovery. c. Plan and execute collaborative and independent practice and rehearsal processes with attention to technique and artistry informed by personal performance goals. Perform thoughtful and repetitive practice of techniques and skills before and during rehearsal of dances. Apply feedback to daily practice to improve technical and expressive skills. Reflect on personal achievements.
HS Advanced :
a. As dancers: Apply body-mind principles to technical dance skills in complex choreography when performing solo, partnering, or dancing in ensemble works in a variety of dance genres and styles. Self-evaluate performances and discuss and analyze performance ability with others. As choreographers: Work closely with dancers to help them understand and internalize the concepts around which the dance work is built. Discuss and encourage the dancers to embody the meaning of the work within their use of the dance elements and their technique. b. Research healthful and safe practices for dancers and modify personal practice based on findings. Discuss how research informs personal practice. c. Initiate, plan, and direct rehearsals with attention to technical details and fulfilling artistic expression. Use a range of rehearsal strategies to achieve performance excellence.