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Assessment for Learning
Enduring Understandings and Essential Questions


Dance
ATC1O

Creation
Overall Expectations
By the end of this course, students will:
•       identify and explore in basic ways the elements of movement (e.g., flow, space, time), and combine them into sequences;
•       improvise to vary established patterns and develop an idea or theme;
•       demonstrate an understanding of fundamental presentation and performance skills;
•       perform in appropriate settings;
•       demonstrate knowledge of appropriate conventions relating to classroom presentations, and conventions affecting performers and audience members.

Enduring Understanding:
Dance can help create movements which express ideas and emotions.

Essential Questions:

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How do the elements of dance help to create a meaningful piece?
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How do classroom experiences help to develop an understanding of the performances of others?
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How does improvisation help to develop new movement ideas?

Analysis
Overall Expectations
By the end of this course, students will:
•       observe and identify a broad spectrum of dance;
•       describe dance works, using the language of dance criticism;
•       reflect on their own work and that of others;
•       exhibit basic library research skills, using current information technologies;
•       explain how skills developed in dance can be applied in a variety of careers.

Enduring Understanding:

Essential Questions:

Theory
Overall Expectations
By the end of this course, students will:
•       apply safety principles in the dance environment and in the execution of movement skills;
•       describe how dance contributes to physical well-being;
•       define good hygiene and healthy eating habits;
•       explain the historical and cultural significance of one or more world dance forms;
•       demonstrate basic movement skills in one or more world dance forms studied, and identify the terminology associated with each. (e.g., voice, movement, production values);
•       identify and describe a variety of dramatic forms (e.g., tableau, storytelling, improvisation).

Enduring Understanding:

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