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Beaverton School District
Beaverton School District

Beaverton Schools

9-12 Grade Dance Learning Targets

Fine Arts, HS Dance

ALT 1 - Performs

AST 1.1 - Technical and other Skills  :  Demonstrates and/or projects and shows technical skill, style, artistry, musicality and stage presence in classroom and onstage in a variety of dance styles.

AST 1.2 - Performance Preparation  :  Works responsibly, cooperatively and effectively in performance preparation.

AST 1.3 - Introspection  :  Shows the willingness to be introspective in order to gain awareness and perspective of oneself.

AST 1.4 - Risk Taking  :  Exhibits openness towards risk taking by delving internally to gain awareness and perspective of oneself in relation to the work being performed.

AST 1.5 - Terminology  :  Describe the elements and skill of dance using appropriate terminology and have a clear understanding of the vocabulary in chosen dance styles.

AST 1.6 - Body Alignment  :  Demonstrate appropriate body alignment, placement in locomotive and axial skills, personal growth in dance styles based on the individuals' development.

AST 1.7 - Kinesthetic Awareness  :  Demonstrate increased kinesthetic awareness in technical skill, exhibit evidence of technical training of work.

AST 1.8 - Rhythm Patterns  :  Demonstrate increased proficiency in performing skill, dance accurately to a variety of rhythm patterns.

ALT 2 - Creates

AST 2.1 - Movement Possibilities  :  Explore movement possibilities.

AST 2.2 - Design, Space, and Time  :  Understands the element and principals of design, space, and time for dance.

AST 2.3 - Composition  :  Demonstrates imagination in applying principals of composition, employs consistent stylistic choices, and clear expression of the image of a piece.

AST 2.4 - Original Source  :  Transcribe and/or demonstrate work accurately from the original source (person, video, notation, film, notes).

ALT 3 - Responds

AST 3.1 - Work, Effort, Performance  :  Evaluates daily technical work, effort and performance.

AST 3.2 - Knowledge of Dance  :  Demonstrate knowledge of dance through written work, written and oral exams and vocabulary tests.

AST 3.3 - Reflect and Response  :  Reflect and responds to the artistic merit in various works of art, including one's own and/or live and recorded public performance.

AST 3.4 - Dance Vocabulary  :  Uses dance vocabulary to describe, interpret, analyze and evaluate performances, and choreographic works.

ALT 4 - Interconnects

AST 4.1 - Culture of Dance  :  Understand and demonstrate the culture of dance and the effect those choices have on endurance and performance (commitment to themselves).

AST 4.2 - Common Elements and Principles  :  Recognize, examine and understand elements and principles that are common across the arts and core disciplines.

AST 4.3 - Anatomy, Kinesiology, Physics  :  Apply principals of anatomy, kinesiology and physics to facilitate movement.

AST 4.4 - Positive Self-Esteem  :  Applies the value of positive self-esteem and vital physical health to develop the life skills that honor the individual and the culture of dance.

AST 4.5 - Social, Historical, Cultural, Political   :  Compare and research the role and significance of dance in different social, historical, cultural, and political contexts over time and across cultures.

AST 4.6 - Steps and Movement Styles  :  Describe similarities and differences in steps and movement styles of folk and/or classical dances from various cultures.

AST 4.7 - Historical Contexts  :  Develop an understanding of the arts from different time periods, places and perspectives, analyze how dance and dancers are viewed in present time.

AST 4.8 - Choreography  :  Analyze choreography and/or choreograph dance sequences relating to historical and/or current social issues.