Grade 9-12 Dance Standard 4

Content Standard

Applying and demonstrating critical and creative thinking skills in dance

Achievement Standard

  • Students create a dance and revise it over time, articulating the reasons for their artistic decisions and what was lost and gained by those decisions
  • Students establish a set of aesthetic criteria and apply it in evaluating their own work and that of others
  • Students formulate and answer their own aesthetic questions (such as, What is it that makes a particular dance that dance? How much can one change that dance before it becomes a different dance?)

  • Students discuss how skills developed in dance are applicable to a variety of careers
  • Students analyze the style of a choreographer or cultural form; then create a dance in that style (choreographers that could be analyzed include George Balanchine, Alvin Ailey, Laura Dean; cultural forms include bharata natyam, classical ballet)
  • Students analyze issues of ethnicity, gender, social/economic class, age and/or physical condition in relation to dance

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National Core Arts Standards

The Standards found on this site reference the 1994 voluntary national arts standards. Arts learning standards were recently revised and published as the National Core Arts Standards (http://nationalartsstandards.org). The new standards outline a conceptual framework for arts learning for K-12 students in Dance, Media Arts, Music, Theatre and Visual Arts. ARTSEDGE is working to include the new standards along with existing standards during the transition period.


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