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PK: 
a. Observe a movement and share impressions.
K: 
a. Observe movement and describe it using simple dance terminology.
1: 
a. Select movements from a dance that suggest ideas and explain how the movement captures the ideas, using simple dance terminology.
2: 
a. Identify characteristics of a dance style and, employing simple dance terminology, relate them to the meaning of the dances of that style.
3: 
a. Identify characteristics of various dance styles and genres and, employing basic dance terminology, relate them to the main ideas and to the meaning of the dances.
4: 
a. Use movements, ideas, and context to decipher meaning in a dance and describe that meaning by using basic dance terminology.
5: 
a. Interpret meaning in a dance from its movements and context. Explain how the movements communicate the main idea of the dance, using genrespecific dance terminology when appropriate.
6: 
a. Explain how a dance communicates meaning through the elements of dance, use of body, dance technique, and dance structure, using genre-specific dance terminology.
7: 
a. Speculate on the possible meanings of a dance. Explain how these meanings are expressed by the elements of dance, use of body, dance technique, dance structure, and context. Use genre-specific dance terminology.
8: 
a. Select a dance and explain how meaning is communicated through relationships between the elements of dance, use of body, dance technique, and context. Cite evidence in the dance to support your interpretation, using genre-specific dance terminology.
HS Proficient: 
a. Analyze and discuss how the elements of dance, technique, structure, and context contribute to artistic expression and meaning. Use genre-specific dance terminology.
HS Accomplished: 
a. Analyze, compare, and contrast different dances. Research and discuss artistic intent and meaning. Explain how the relationships among the elements of dance, technique, structures, production elements, and context enhance meaning and support artistic intent, using genre-specific dance terminology.
HS Advanced : 
a. Analyze and interpret how the elements of dance, execution of dance elements, production elements, and context contribute to artistic expression, meaning, and artistic intent, across different genres, styles, or cultural movement practices. Use genre-specific dance terminology.