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.