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Applications of Knowledge

Competency 2 – Performs dances

Competency 1 – Creates dances
Competency 3 – Appreciates dances

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. Becomes familiar with the choreographic content of the dance
  1 2 3 4 5
    1. Identifies different elements of dance language
E          
    1. Picks out the characteristics of the dance that relate to choreographic structure, movement technique and the elements of dance language
       
    1. Picks out the mobility challenges involved in the dance (e.g. muscle tone, weight transfer)
       
    1. Picks out specific features and challenges of the dance as related to dynamic principles (e.g. mobility, posture, artistic expression)
     
    1. Picks out some of the specific features and challenges of the dance in the context of a multimedia environment
     
    1. Recognizes the meaning of the dance by identifying some historical or sociocultural aspects (e.g. type of character, costume, scenery)
       
    1. Picks out some of the sociocultural aspects, and more specifically the historical aspects, that have an impact on the dance (e.g. the genre and artistic period of the dance)
       
    1. Picks out how the historical and sociocultural aspects give meaning to the dance using the stage
     
    1. Picks out how the historical and sociocultural aspects are handled in a multimedia environment
     
    1. Picks out the expressive elements of the dance (e.g. character, intention, dance gestures)
       
    1. Picks out elements of the stage that have an expressive or symbolic character
     
    1. Picks out the expressive or symbolic elements of the dance, as they are handled in a multimedia environment
     
    1. Identifies the linked sequences of movements and the transitions between them
E          
    1. Links sequences of movements by using memorization strategies (e.g. centring, visualization and imagery)
       
    1. Tries out sequences of movements by using memorization strategies and movement analyses
       
    1. Locates the main actions and their role in the dance to be performed (e.g. locomotor movements, basic movements, forms)
     
    1. Executes globally the entire sequence to be performed while respecting the expressiveness of the movement
     
    1. Executes globally the entire sequence to be performed while respecting the particular features of the multimedia environment
     
  1. Applies elements of movement technique
  1 2 3 4 5
    1. Executes globally a movement sequence efficiently while drawing on his/her kinesthetic experiences
       
    1. Uses some dynamic principles when performing the dance (e.g. weight transfer, coordination, balance)
       
    1. Adapts dance gestures to a performance space while drawing on his/her kinesthetic experiences
     
    1. Adapts dance gestures to a technological environment by drawing on his/her kinesthetic experiences
     
    1. Takes into account the structure of the dance when linking movement sequences (e.g. position, sequence, form)
       
    1. Uses dynamic principles to transition from one movement to the next (e.g. weight transfer, isolation, coordination)
       
    1. Takes into account the various elements of mobility when linking dance sequences (e.g. muscle tone, lateral awareness, balance)
     
    1. Performs complex movement sequences by combining  elements of dance movement techniques (e.g. mobility, posture and artistic expression)
     
    1. Performs complex movement sequences by taking into account the multimedia environment (e.g. visual projection, sound amplification)
     
    1. Integrates elements of movement technique related to the dance
E          
    1. Draws on dynamic principles to overcome challenges relating to the dance technique (e.g. posture, artistic expression, mobility)
       
    1. Takes into account aspects associated with posture (e.g. alignment,  stabilization of the central axis, breathing) in his/her performance
       
    1. Integrates elements of posture (e.g. connection between the central axis and body segments) into his/her performance
     
    1. Applies the techniques learned that focus on mobility and posture (e.g. muscle tone, coordination, alignment) into his/her performance
     
    1. Adjusts the techniques learned to the requirements of the multimedia environment (e.g. the positioning of his/her body in relation to the camera or a projection)
     
  1. Becomes familiar with the expressive nature of the dance
  1 2 3 4 5
    1. Brings out the expressive character of the movement based on the intention
E          
    1. Uses various ways to draw on the expressive elements of the dance (e.g. focus, modulation)  
       
    1. Makes use of various aspects of artistic expression to translate the nuances of the dance into movements (e.g. musicality, span, fluidity)
       
    1. Adapts aspects of artistic expression to the dance to be performed
     
    1. Uses aspects of artistic expression in accordance with the designated performance space (e.g. spatiotemporal precision)
     
    1. Adapts the aspects of artistic expression to the sequence of the dance to be performed (e.g. focus and projection)
     
    1. Uses centring, imagery and visualization to develop a presence when performing the dance
     
    1. Uses locating, imitating and anticipating to refine and adapt his/her performance to specific performance contexts
     
  1. Respects the conventions related to group unity
  1 2 3 4 5
    1. Anticipates group movements in a choreographic sequence
E          
    1. Adapts his/her personal and general space to the position of other dancers
       
    1. Executes the dance while taking into account conventions for group unity (e.g.  adjustments and respect)
       
    1. Uses his/her movement space while respecting the established conventions
     
    1. Adapts his/her performance to the requirements of the stage area by using the established conventions
     
    1. Adapts his/her performance to the movements by using specific technological elements while respecting dance conventions
     
  1. Shares his/her choreographic performance experience
  1 2 3 4 5
    1. Uses subject-specific vocabulary
E          
    1. Uses subject-specific vocabulary in accordance with the prescribed terminology of the program
       
    1. Uses subject-specific vocabulary in accordance with the prescribed terminology in each of the programs
       
    1. Describes the important aspects of the use of elements of dance language and movement technique
E          
    1. Describes aspects of his/her experience that are related to  the performance dynamic, especially to the strategies used (e.g. locating basic movements, memorizing dance gestures)
       
    1. Describes aspects of his/her experience that are related to the performance dynamic and the strategies used (e.g. practice of the movements, strategies related to anticipating, imitating and locating)
       
    1. Identifies elements to apply in subsequent projects, focusing on the relevance of his/her choices, the strategies used, respect for the conventions and the production context, that is, everything that contributed to developing his/her creation
     

Competency 1 – Creates dances
Competency 3 – Appreciates dances

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