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Dance

Applications of Knowledge

Competency 3 – To appreciate choreographic works, personal productions and those of classmates

To invent dances
To interpret dances

Student constructs knowledge with teacher guidance.

Student applies knowledge by the end of the school year.

 

Student reinvests knowledge.

The statements in bold type indicate knowledge that should be given priority if the program is not taught in all cycles.
Elementary
Cycle One Cycle Two Cycle Three
  1. To examine a choreographic work or excerpt for elements of content
1 2 3 4 5 6
    1. Observes subject-specific elements in classmates’ work
       
    1. Observes subject-specific elements in excerpts of works past and present, from here and elsewhere
       
  1. Language of dance
  • 1.1.   Locomotory and nonlocomotory movements1
    1. Observes the locomotory and nonlocomotory movements used in the production
       
    1. Locates the locomotory and nonlocomotory movements used in the production
       
    1. Identifies the different uses of the locomotory and nonlocomotory movements in the production
       
  • 1.2.   Partial-body movements
    1. Observes body shapes as well as everyday gestures
       
    1. Locates different body forms as well as symbolic and everyday gestures
       
  • 1.3.   Metrical division
    1. Locates the following elements of metrical division: beat, stop, medium tempo and binary structure
       
    1. Locates the following elements of metrical division: beat, stop, medium tempo, simple rhythmic motif, binary structure and ternary structure
       
    1. Observes the use of the elements of metrical division in the context of the production
       
  • 1.4.   Personal and general space
    1. Observes the use of space in terms of levels and directions
       
    1. Locates different uses of space in terms of levels, span, directions and trajectories on the floor
       
    1. Locates the uses of space
       
  • 1.5.   Energy
    1. Locates sudden effort in movement
       
    1. Locates variations in effort in movement: sudden, sustained, much and little
       
    1. Locates acceleration
       
  • 1.6.   Relation with partner
    1. Observes relations with partners in the actions associated with the following aspects: position, spatial actions, coordination, groups and role-playing
       
    1. Locates different relations with partners
       
  1. Movement technique
    1. Observes some of the following elements of movement technique: lateral awareness, mobility of parts of the body, weight transfer and focus
       
    1. Locates some of the following elements of movement technique: body alignment, lateral awareness, muscle tone, mobility and functions of parts of the body, weight transfer and focus
       
    1. Observes the use of elements of movement technique
       
  1. Composition procedures
    1. Observes composition procedures such as repetition, variation and contrast
       
    1. Locates some of the following composition procedures: repetition, variation and contrast
       
    1. Observes the use of composition procedures
       
  1. Structures
    1. Observes elements of structure such as position, sequence and form
       
    1. Locates elements of structure such as position, sequence and form
       
    1. Observes the use of elements of structure
       
  1. To examine a choreographic work or excerpt for sociocultural references (Cycle Two and Cycle Three)
1 2 3 4 5 6
    1. Observes an element representing sociocultural aspects
       
    1. Locates elements representing sociocultural aspects
       
  1. To make connections between what he/she has felt and examined
1 2 3 4 5 6
    1. Names an element of the choreographic sequence that elicited an emotion
       
    1. Explains why a particular element elicited an emotion
       
    1. Gives an example of the connections made between what he/she has felt and the element observed
       
    1. Uses subject-specific vocabulary
       
  1. To make a critical or aesthetic judgment
1 2 3 4 5 6
    1. States a preference based on an observation
       
    1. Explains why certain elements caught his/her attention
       
    1. Justifies his/her point of view based on verifications
       
    1. Formulates a comment concerning his/her observations
       
    1. Formulates comments using examples based on his/her observations
       
    1. Compares the choreographic sequences based on his/her observations and the proposed appreciation criteria
       
    1. Uses subject-specific vocabulary
       
  1. To share his/her appreciation experience
1 2 3 4 5 6
    1. Shares significant aspects of the appreciation of the elements of dance language and movement technique
       
    1. Describes important aspects of the appreciation of the elements of dance language and movement technique
       
    1. Uses subject-specific vocabulary
       
1.  The complete list of locomotory and nonlocomotory movements can be found in the Essential Knowledges table in the Dance program.

To invent dances
To interpret dances

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