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Knowledge

Cycle Two: Compulsory program
Cycle Two: Dance optional program
Cycle Two: Dance and Multimedia optional program

Student constructs knowledge with teacher guidance.

Student applies knowledge by the end of the school year.

 

Student reinvests knowledge.

E: The letter E indicates knowledge from the elementary-level Dance program which is developed in greater depth or applied in Secondary Cycle One.

Elementary

Secondary
Cycle
One
Cycle
Two
  1. Dance movement technique
  1 2 3 4 5
  1. Dynamic principles
    1. Names a principle of the curling and uncurling of the spinal column
E          
    1. Names the following principles of body alignment: the alignment of the central axis, and the connection and dynamic relation between body parts
       
    1. Names the following principles associated with posture: alignment, breathing and stabilization of the central axis
       
    1. Describes the characteristics of various postures and their functions
     
    1. Compares the effects produced by various principles of posture on the performance of the movement
     
    1. Distinguishes between flexion and extension of the body
E          
    1. Names the principles of mobility (e.g. muscle tone, weight transfer, coordination)
       
    1. Identifies the aspects associated with mobility (e.g. lateral awareness, isolation, balance, imbalance, weight transfer, muscle tone)
       
    1. Describes the characteristics of mobility and their functions in performing movements
       
    1. Compares the effects produced by various mobility principles on the performance of the movement
     
    1. Distinguishes between the characteristics of the directed gaze while moving on the spot from those of the directed gaze while immobile
E          
    1. Explains the importance of focus when performing movements
       
    1. Identifies aspects associated with artistic expression (e.g. spaciotemporal precision, dynamic variation, musicality, span, fluidity)
       
    1. Describes the characteristics of various aspects associated with artistic expression
     
    1. Compares the effects produced by various aspects associated with artistic expression on the performance of movement
     
  1. Anatomical and physiological principles
    1. Names the parts of the bone structure, muscle structure and respiratory system that are used during movement (e.g. spinal column, pelvis, elasticity, muscular mobility)
       
    1. Identifies the parts of the bone structure, muscle structure and respiratory system that are used during movements
       
    1. Describes the characteristics of the parts of the bone structure, muscle structure and respiratory system that are used during movements 
     
    1. Compares the effects produced by using parts making up the bone structure, muscle structure and respiratory system as support when performing movements
     
  1. Language of dance
  1 2 3 4 5
  1. Body1
    1. Describes the different locomotory and nonlocomotory movements
E          
    1. Names the elements of dance language that are associated with the body (e.g. locomotor movements, symbolic gestures, basic movements, voice amplification)
       
    1. Identifies the elements of dance language that are associated with the body (e.g. locomotor movements, everyday gestures, symbolic gestures, execution and development of a movement)
       
    1. Describes the characteristics of the various elements of dance language that are associated with the body
     
    1. Compares the effects produced by the various elements of dance language associated with the body on the performance of the movement
     
    1. Compares the effects produced by the various elements of dance language associated with the body and adapted to multimedia environments on the performance of the movement
     
  1. Time
    1. Identifies a medium tempo
E          
    1. Names the elements of metrical and nonmetrical division (e.g. complex rhythmic pattern, note value, musical phrasing, duration)
       
    1. Identifies the elements of metrical and nonmetrical division
       
    1. Describes the characteristics of elements of metrical and nonmetrical division
     
    1. Compares the effects produced by the various elements of metrical and nonmetrical division on the performance of the movement
     
    1. Compares the effects produced by the various elements of metrical and nonmetrical division, adapted to multimedia environments, on the performance of the movement (e.g. sound effects, musical montage)
     
  1. Space
    1. Identifies movements (e.g.  forward and backwards, to the right and to the left)
E          
    1. Names the various uses of personal and general space (e.g. levels, directions, span, trajectories, orientations)
       
    1. Identifies the various uses of personal and general space
       
    1. Describes the characteristics of the various uses of personal and general space
     
    1. Compares the effects produced by the various uses of personal and general space, adapted for the stage, on the performance of the movement (e.g.  movements according to the sectors and organization of the stage areas)
     
    1. Compares the effects of the various uses of personal and general space, adapted to multimedia environments, on the performance of the movement
     
  1. Energy
    1. Identifies sustained effort, little effort and much effort
E          
    1. Names various forms of emphasis on the effort used in the movement (e.g. direct, indirect, light, strong, sudden, sustained)
       
    1. Identifies various forms of emphasis on the effort used in the movement
       
    1. Describes the characteristics of the various forms of emphasis on the effort used in the movement
     
    1. Compares the effects of the various forms of emphasis as well as the effects of certain combinations of efforts on the performance of the movement
     
  1. Relation with partner
    1. Names face-to-face and near/far relations
E          
    1. Names various aspects of the relations between partners and the actions that characterize those relations (e.g. positioning, spatial actions, types of roles)
       
    1. Identifies various aspects of the relations between partners and the actions that characterize those relations (e.g. types of groups such as duos and trios, dynamic actions such as lifting and pushing away)
       
    1. Describes the characteristics of various aspects of the relations between partners and the resulting actions
     
    1. Compares the effects of various aspects of relations between partners with the resulting actions on the performance of the movement
     
  1. In relation to the stage and multimedia environments
    1. Names the elements of the stage area and performance space2 among the following: types of performance locations, props, the relationship of the stage to the seating area, various sectors and organization of stage area
       
    1. Identifies the elements of the stage (e.g. downstage, backstage, wing, proscenium, costumes, stage set, sound environment)
     
    1. Identifies the functions of the elements of stage area and performance space in choreographed productions (e.g. relationship between the stage and the seating area in a traditional or nontraditional space, movements in an open-air space)
     
    1. Identifies the elements of the stage and multimedia environments in a multimedia production (e.g. use of lighting to create stage areas; use of technological tools to create sites, atmospheres, special effects)
     
    1. Identifies the functions and the purpose of costumes, stage set, lighting and sound environment
     
    1. Identifies the functions and the purpose of the technological tools used in multimedia environments
     
  1. Choreographic principles
  1 2 3 4 5
  1. Composition procedures
    1. Identifies the repetition of a movement and of a sequence of movements
E          
    1. Names the composition procedures in a dance (e.g. accumulation, collage, variation)
       
    1. Identifies the various composition procedures
       
    1. Describes the various characteristics of the composition procedures
     
    1. Compares the effects produced by the various composition procedures when performing the dance
     
    1. Compares the effects produced by the various composition procedures adapted for multimedia environments when performing the dance
     
  1. Choreographic structure
    1. Identifies some actions or movement sequences
E          
    1. Names some elements of choreographic structure in a dance (e.g. linking of action or movement sequences, theme and variations, individual, binary or rondo forms)
       
    1. Identifies the elements of choreographic structure in a dance (e.g. sequence, relation to the sound medium, relation to space, type of group, form)
       
    1. Describes the characteristics of the elements of choreographic structure in a dance
     
    1. Compares the effects produced by the various choreographic structures when performing a dance
     
    1. Compares the effects produced by the various choreographic structures adapted to multimedia environments when performing a dance
     
  1. Conventions of dance
  1 2 3 4 5
    1. Names the rules for group movement
E          
    1. Identifies the conventions for group unity and names a few rules (e.g. respect for the personal space of others, adjustment of one’s movements, anticipation, awareness)
       
    1. Describes the dance conventions and names a few rules (e.g. preparation and warm-up of the body, exercising, improvisation and linking movement sequences, injury prevention)
       
    1. Describes the purpose of the rules associated with dance conventions
     
    1. Explains the conventions for the stage and their purpose (e.g. respect for the venue, adoption of the appropriate backstage behaviour, final bow)
     
    1. Explains the conventions for the stage and their purpose in multimedia environments
     
  1. Cultural references and choreographic repertoire
    1. Types of excerpts3
E          
    1. Names some works from the Québec dance repertoire and from the repertoire of other cultures
       
    1. Names some artistic periods among the following: Contemporary, Romantic, Classical, Renaissance, Medieval, Antiquity
       
    1. Names some elements of dance history (e.g. historical or sociocultural references, characters, costumes, make up)
       
    1. Identifies the genres of various choreographic works (e.g. traditional and ethnic dance, neoclassical dance, modern and postmodern dance, jazz dance, urban dance)
       
    1. Associates choreographic works with a dance genre
     
    1. Names works and choreographies that belong to various aesthetic trends
     
    1. Identifies types of choreographed works that employ multimedia (e.g. adaptation of dance in film, videos featuring dance)
     
1.  The complete list of locomotor and nonlocomotor actions is available in the elementary-level Dance program under Essential Knowledges.
2.  The elements that relate to the stage and multimedia environments in Secondary Cycle One are listed in the Dance program under Language of dance (Movement in relation to space).
3.  Because these elements materialize during action, they are integrated into the section Applications of Knowledge section

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