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PK: 
a.Identify a movement in a dance by repeating it. b.Demonstrate observed or performed movements originating from diverse dance genres.
K: 
a. Identify a movement that repeats in a dance. b. Demonstrate and describe observed or performed movements originating from diverse dance genres
1: 
a. Identify a movement that repeats in a dance. b. Demonstrate and describe observed or performed dance movements originating from diverse dance genres and cultural movement practices.
2: 
a. Identify contrasting movement patterns in a dance. b.Demonstrate and describe observed or performed movements originating from diverse dance genres, styles, and/or cultural movement practices. Explain differences.
3: 
a. Describe floor pathways and formations in a dance. Identify movement motifs that relate to the title of a dance. b. Compare and contrast observed or performed movements originating from diverse dance styles, genres, and/or cultural movement practices.
4: 
a. Differentiate simple choreographic devices in a dance (e.g. unison, canon, variation). b. Compare and contrast observed or performed movements originating from diverse dance styles, genres, and/or cultural movement practices, using basic dance terminology.
5: 
a. Explain the basic structure of a dance (e.g. ABA) and where choreographic devices (e.g. theme and variation, call and response) appear in the dance. b. Describe, using basic dance terminology, the qualities and characteristics of a dance from one’s own cultural movement practice or other dance experiences. Compare them to the qualities and characteristics found in a different dance genre, style, or cultural movement practice.
6: 
a. Analyze the organization of choreographic devices and their relationships (e.g. transitions, contrasts) in a dance. b. Explain how the elements of dance are used in a variety of dance genres, styles, or cultural movement practices.
7: 
a. Compare, contrast, and analyze recurring patterns of movement, the organization of choreographic devices, and their relationships (e.g. transitions, contrasts) in a dance. Articulate how the dance is constructed. b. Compare and contrast how the elements of dance are used in a variety of genres, styles, or cultural movement practices. Use terminology specific to the dance form or practice.
8: 
a. Compare, contrast, and analyze recurring patterns of movement, formations, dynamics, key motifs, choreographic devices, and their relationships in a dance. Debate how the dance's structure relates to its effect, citing evidence in support. b. Examine the hallmarks of a variety of styles, genres, and cultural movement practices, identifying their movement characteristics by analyzing the use of the elements. Use terminology specific to the dance form or practice.
HS Proficient: 
a. Compare, contrast, and analyze dynamics, patterns of movement, key motifs, and choreographic devices and structures, and their relationships. Explain how they support the structure and artistic expression of the dance. Examine how the dance's structure relates to its effect, and defend an analysis, citing specific evidence. b. Analyze how the elements of dance are used in a variety of genres, styles, and cultural movement practices within their cultural context. Use terminology specific to the dance form or practice.
HS Accomplished: 
a. Compare, contrast, and analyze dance works within a single genre or style, and provide examples of recurring patterns of movement, choreographic devices and structures, and the relationships between them. Critically examine the overall effect that the organization of these components has on different dances. Provide evidence and rationale for critiques. b. Within the cultural context, analyze and compare patterns of movement, and the relationships between them in a variety of genres, styles, and cultural movement practices.Use terminology specific to the dance form or practice.
HS Advanced : 
a. Compare, contrast, and analyze dance works from a variety of dance genres and styles and explain how choreographic devices and structures, dynamics, formations and recurring patterns of movement and their relationships create well-structured choreography. Critically examine and evaluate the overall effect that the organization of these components has on different dances. Provide evidence and rationale for critiques. b. Explain how the movements and compositional structures of a dance communicate aesthetic and cultural values in a variety of genres, styles, and cultural movement practices. Use terminology specific to the dance form or practice.