D.E415

Critical Analysis of Media Dance

Critical Analysis of Media Dance

Students will observe two samples of media dance that span from the emergence of this genre to current day. In a written response, students will compare this process of dance making to those used in other genres of dance and/or dance presentations.

This item has been voluntarily field-tested by Michigan teachers with a non-representative sample of students.


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
  • Description

    What do I see?

  • Analysis

    How is it organized?

  • Interpretation

    What is happening?

  • Comparative Evaluation

    What are the connections between media dance and on-stage dance performance?

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

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  • Beginning to recognize the details to describe the dance. Occasionally uses senses to develop personal connections.

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  • Has a somewhat well-developed critical eye and captures details to describe the dance. Uses senses to develop personal connections.

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  • Has a well-developed critical eye and captures details to describe the dance. Uses senses to develop personal connections.

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

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

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

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  • Describes and provides specific detail about a variety of aspects of 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.

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  • Rarely shares personal thoughts and opinions, and is not able to justify and provide detail about decisions in any depth.

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  • Shares some personal thoughts and opinions, and is not able to justify and provide detail about decisions in much depth.

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  • Shares many personal thoughts and opinions, and is able to justify and provide detail about decisions in depth.

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

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  • Rarely demonstrates the ability to respond to the dance with clarity and justification in order to provide constructive feedback.

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  • Demonstrates some ability to respond to the dance with clarity and justification in order to provide constructive feedback.

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  • Has the ability to respond to the dance with clarity and justification in order to provide constructive feedback.

    N/A at this time.
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