D.T414

Comparing and Contrasting World Dance Forms

Comparing and Contrasting World Dance Forms

Students will compare musical theatre-style tap dance to traditional Irish dance, and present their analyses to the class. In their presentation, the students will describe or demonstrate what traditional Irish dance looks like, and its similarities and differences when compared to tap dance.

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This is an analytic rubric. The column on the left shows the dimension that is being measured in the student’s performance. The levels across the top row indicate the performance level in the dimensions. Occasionally all dimensions and performance levels are exemplified by multiple students in a single recording.

TEACHER SCORING RUBRIC

  • Dimension
  • Describe (What do I see?)

  • Analyze (How is it organized?)

  • Interpret (What is happening?)

  • Evaluate (What do I think about the artwork?)

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  • Has difficulty recognizing details to describe the dance. Does not use senses to develop personal connection.

    N/A at this time.
  • Beginning stages of recognizing details to describe the dance. Rarely uses senses to develop personal connection.

    N/A at this time.
  • Has a somewhat well-developed critical eye and can capture details to describe the dance. Uses senses to develop personal connection.

    N/A at this time.
  • Has well- developed critical eye and can capture details to describe the dance. Uses senses to develop personal connection.

    N/A at this time.
  • Unable to provide specific detail about a variety of aspects of the dance or work viewed.

    N/A at this time.
  • Describes and provides little detail about a variety of aspects of the dance or work viewed, and is limited in overall understanding and response.

    N/A at this time.
  • Describes and provides some specific detail about a variety of aspects of the dance or work viewed, but is limited in overall response.

    N/A at this time.
  • Describes and provides specific detail about a variety of aspects of the dance or work viewed.

    N/A at this time.
  • Does not share personal thoughts and opinions, and is not able to justify and provide detail about decisions in any depth.

    N/A at this time.
  • Rarely shares personal thoughts and opinions, and is rarely able to justify and provide detail about decisions in any depth.

    N/A at this time.
  • Most often shares personal thoughts and opinions, and can most often justify and provide detail about decisions in some depth.

    N/A at this time.
  • Shares personal thoughts and opinions, and can justify and provide detail about decisions in great depth.

    N/A at this time.
  • Does not demonstrate ability to respond to dance with clarity and justification in order to provide constructive feedback.

    N/A at this time.
  • Rarely demonstrates ability to respond to dance with clarity and justification in order to provide constructive feedback.

    N/A at this time.
  • Demonstrates some ability to respond to dance with clarity and justification in order to provide constructive feedback.

    N/A at this time.
  • Has the ability to respond to dance with clarity and justification in order to provide constructive feedback.

    N/A at this time.
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