D.T406

Dance Concert

Dance Concert

Students will perform in front of a live audience, demonstrating the projection and expression of the choreographer. Five class sessions will be required for this assessment:
o Day 1–Review the scoring guide/rubric during this class period to understand how they will be assessed and what areas they will be assessed in. Rehearse the choreography for the concert.
o Day 2–Continue to rehearse his or her choreography for the concert.
o Day 3–Complete the dress rehearsal on the stage or in a space that resembles the stage (with the same dimensions).
o Day 4–Perform for the student body, demonstrating the projection and expression of the choreographer.
o Day 5–Review their performance and complete a personal reflection statement.

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
  • Accuracy of Technical Skill and Concept

  • Alignment

    Body placement in space and moving through space

  • Transitions

  • Musicality

    Rhythm and Syncopation Phrasing

  • Effective Use of Space

    Use of Space, Directions, Line, Spatial Clarity in Motion

  • Dynamics of Movement

    Quality of Attack

  • Learning and Understanding Physically Projected Throughout the Dance

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • Skills are not performed correctly and safely. Understanding of appropriate concepts, initiation, and movement awareness is not presented.

    N/A at this time.
  • Few skills are performed correctly and safely. A limited understanding of appropriate concepts, initiation, and movement awareness is presented.

    N/A at this time.
  • Some aspects of skills are performed correctly and safely. Some understanding of appropriate concepts, initiation, and movement awareness is presented.

    N/A at this time.
  • Skills are performed correctly and safely. Understanding of appropriate concepts, initiation, and movement awareness is presented.

    N/A at this time.
  • Not able to maintain proper aspects of alignment and body placement in space or while moving through space.

    N/A at this time.
  • Not always able to maintain proper aspects of alignment and body placement in space and while moving through space.

    N/A at this time.
  • Most often able to maintain proper aspects of alignment and body placement not only in space but also while moving through space.

    N/A at this time.
  • Able to maintain proper aspects of alignment and body placement not only in space but also while moving through space.

    N/A at this time.
  • Smooth and efficient transitions are not presented between movements.

    N/A at this time.
  • Transitions between movements are somewhat smooth and efficient but need practice.

    N/A at this time.
  • Transitions between movements are somewhat smooth and efficient.

    N/A at this time.
  • Transitions between movements are smooth and efficient.

    N/A at this time.
  • Musicality and understanding of rhythm awareness is not demonstrated throughout the performance.

    N/A at this time.
  • Very little musicality and understanding of rhythm awareness is demonstrated throughout the performance.

    N/A at this time.
  • Some movement is performed demonstrating an ability to feel and present the rhythm and musicality to the phrase.

    N/A at this time.
  • Movement is performed demonstrating an ability to feel and present the rhythm and musicality to the phrase.

    N/A at this time.
  • Little awareness of how the body and limbs can use the space around them. Performance does not demonstrate awareness of self and others in space while performing.

    N/A at this time.
  • Awareness of space through entire body and limbs is not always connected. More awareness of self and others in space is needed throughout the performance.

    N/A at this time.
  • Awareness of space through body and limbs is often shown. Spatial awareness of self and others is usually evident in performance.

    N/A at this time.
  • Awareness of space is developed through body and limbs. Spatial awareness of self and others is evident in performance.

    N/A at this time.
  • Ability to present movement that demonstrates use of texture, attack, flow, and effort throughout performance is not present.

    N/A at this time.
  • Has limited ability to present movement that demonstrates use of texture, attack, flow, and effort throughout performance.

    N/A at this time.
  • Demonstrates quality of movement understanding and demonstrates some aspects of texture, attack, flow, and effort throughout performance.

    N/A at this time.
  • Demonstrates quality of movement understanding and demonstrates texture, attack, flow, and effort throughout performance

    N/A at this time.
  • Emotion, expression, and intent of movement are not demonstrated and projected throughout the performance.

    N/A at this time.
  • Emotion, expression, and intent of movement are rarely demonstrated and projected throughout the performance.

    N/A at this time.
  • Emotion, expression, and intent of movement are somewhat demonstrated and projected throughout the performance.

    N/A at this time.
  • Emotion, expression, and intent of movement is demonstrated and projected throughout the performance.

    N/A at this time.
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