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PK: 
a. Choose a movement in a dance work or practice that was fun to watch. Repeat it and explain why it was fun to both watch and do.
K: 
a. Select a movement that was prominent in a dance work or practice and demonstrate that movement. Explain what distinguished the movement from the others.
1: 
a. Identify and demonstrate several movements in a dance work or practice. Explain what characteristics make the movements interesting.
2: 
a. Observe and demonstrate dances from a variety of genres. Discuss movements and other aspects of the dances. Using simple dance terminology, explain how the movement characteristics of the dance make it interesting and create points of focus.
3: 
a. Demonstrate and discuss the characteristics of the movement elements used in various genres, styles, or cultural movement practices. Using basic dance terminology where appropriate, discuss how those characteristics contribute to the overall impression of the dances.
4: 
a. Demonstrate and discuss how the use of the elements of movement contribute to the overall impression of dances. Analyze the characteristics of movement elements observed or performed in a specific genre, style, or cultural movement practice and describe, using basic dance terminology.
5: 
a. Define the characteristics of a dance that give it a strong overall impression, in relation to the elements of dance in genres, styles, or cultural movement practices. Generate, with peers, criteria for excellence in a dance, considering its cultural context. Use genre-specific dance terminology when appropriate.
6: 
a. Discuss the characteristics and context of a dance from a genre, style, or cultural movement practice and develop criteria to critique the dance, using genre-specific dance terminology.
7: 
a. Compare artistic intent, content, and context from dances to examine the characteristics of genres, styles, or cultural movement practices. Based on the comparison, refine artistic criteria, using genre-specific dance terminology.
8: 
a. Apply artistic criteria to determine what makes an effective performance. Consider content, context, genre, style, or cultural movement practice to comprehend artistic expression. Use genre-specific dance terminology.
HS Proficient: 
a. Identify and use evaluative criteria to assess the overall effectiveness of dance works or practices. Relate the criteria to their cultural context. Use genre-specific dance terminology.
HS Accomplished: 
a. Compare and contrast two or more dance works or practices, using criteria to evaluate their overall effectiveness and situating the criteria within a cultural context. Consider societal values and a range of perspectives. Use genre-specific dance terminology.
HS Advanced : 
a. Apply personal artistic preferences to the critique of dance works and practices. Consider societal and personal values, and a range of artistic expression. Discuss perspectives with peers and justify views. Evaluate and revise criteria by applying insights gained from these considerations and discussions.