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a. Recognize an emotion expressed in a dance that is watched or performed. b. Observe a dance work or practice. Identify and replicate a movement from the piece, and ask a question that pertains to the choreography.
a. Recognize and identify an emotion that is experienced when watching, improvising, or performing a dance work or practice and relate it to a personal experience. b. Observe a work of visual art. Describe and express through movement something of interest about the artwork. Ask questions related to the connection between the movements and the artwork.
a. Recognize an emotion expressed or portrayed in a dance work or practice that relates to a familiar experience. Identify and analyze the movements that communicate this emotion. b. Observe illustrations from a story book. Discuss observations and identify ideas that inspire movement. Perform a dance sequence that portrays the main ideas from the story.
a. Create and perform a dance that expresses personal meaning. Explain how movement choices communicate one's own experiences. b. Respond to a dance work, using an inquiry based set of questions (e.g. See.Think. Wonder.). Create a movement sequence based on the responses and explain how certain movements express a specific idea.
a. Compare the relationships expressed in a dance to relationships with others. Explain how they are the same or different. b. Investigate a research question about a dance that communicates a perspective on an issue or event and explore its key aspects through movement. Share the dance study and describe how the creative process helped discover new aspects of this topic. Communicate the new learning in oral or written form.
a. Relate and explain how the main idea of a dance is similar to or different from one's own experiences, relationships, ideas, or perspectives. b. Develop a question that relates to a topic of study. Research and select key aspects of the topic, using multiple sources. Choreograph and perform a short sequence that communicates the information. Describe what was learned from creating the dance and discuss how the topic might be portrayed using another form of expression.
a. Compare two dances with contrasting themes. Discuss feelings and ideas evoked by each. Describe how the themes and movements relate to points of view and experiences. b. Choose a topic, concept, or content from another discipline of study and research how other art forms have expressed the topic. Create a dance study that expresses the idea. Explain how the dance study expressed the idea and discuss how this learning process is similar to, or different from, other learning situations.
a. Analyze the movement characteristics or qualities observed in a specific dance genre. Relate what was observed to one’s attitudes and movement preferences. b. Conduct research, using a variety of resources, to find information about a social issue of great interest. Use the information to create a dance study that expresses a specific point of view on the topic. Discuss whether the experience of creating and sharing the dance reinforces personal views or offers new knowledge and perspectives.
a. Compare and contrast the movement characteristics or qualities found in a variety of dance genres. Discuss how they differ from one’s own personal movement characteristics and qualities, and how different perspectives can be communicated through movement. b. Research the historical development of a dance genre or style. Use knowledge gained from the research to create a dance study that evokes the essence of the genre or style. Share the study with peers as part of a lecture demonstration that tells the story of the historical journey of the chosen genre or style. Document the process of research and application.
a. Investigate and describe connections between different dance works and/or genres that are relevant to the development of one’s personal perspectives. b. Investigate two contrasting topics, using a variety of research methods. Identify and organize ideas to create representative movement phrases. Create a dance study exploring the contrasting ideas. Discuss how the research informed the choreographic process and deepens understanding of the topics.
HS Proficient: 
a. Examine the dance works of known choreographers and original classroom work and identify factors in personal experience and knowledge that shape interpretation and creation. b. Choose a concept from a field other than dance. Conduct research through text, interview, web-based resources, and/or other media. From the research, select relevant ideas and information and create a group dance work. Discuss how the dance work communicates new perspectives or realizations. Compare, orally and in writing, the choreographic process to that of other creative, academic, or scientific procedures.
HS Accomplished: 
a. Analyze a dance work that is related to content learned in other subjects and research its context. Synthesize information learned and share the effect that these new understandings have on one’s perspective of the dance work. b. Use established research methods and techniques to investigate a topic other than dance. Collaborate with others to identify questions and solve movement problems that pertain to the topic. Create and perform a dance work based upon the research and discussion. Discuss, orally or in writing, the insights relating to knowledge gained through the research process, the synergy of collaboration, and the transfer of learning from this project to other learning situations.
HS Advanced : 
a. Review original choreographies developed over time with respect to content and context and their relationship to personal knowledge and experiences. Reflect on and analyze the changes in one's personal growth and the variables that contributed to them. b. Choose a personally relevant and controversial idea to research through text, interview, web-based resources, and other media. Develop questions and movement problems from the research. Create and perform choreography that addresses these issues. Discuss, orally or in writing, the insights relating to knowledge gained through the research process and personal growth resulting from the creation and performance of this dance.