D.T107

Dance Cultures: Hukilau and Hora

Dance Cultures: Hukilau and Hora

Students will learn, memorize, and perform dances from two cultures. Prior to this assessment, students will have learned two simple folk dances. For this particular assessment, the hukilau, a Hawaiian dance, and the hora, an Israeli dance, will be used. Folk dance selections can be modified to meet program curriculum needs. Resources for other folk and social dances include the following:

o Five Easy Social Dances for Early Elementary
http://www.artsedge.kennedy-center.org
o America Dances: A Kaleidoscope of American Dances from http://www.edact.com/files/lyrics/CD57.pdf
o Christy Lane Enterprises Multicultural Folk Dance DVD

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


These are analytic rubrics. 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–HUKILAU PERFORMANCE

  • Dimension
  • Use of Gestures

  • Knowledge of Motions

  • Musicality and Timing

  • Performance

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • Unable to create gestures that mimicked the lyrics.

    N/A at this time.
  • Gestures somewhat mimicked the lyrics.

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  • Gestures were very clear and demonstrated the meaning of lyrics.

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  • Lacked knowledge of material. Does not know the sequence pattern of movement in order.

    N/A at this time.
  • Memorized some of the movement pattern but had some difficulty remembering without assistance.

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  • Memorized the entire movement pattern without
    any transition mistakes.

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  • Lacked ability to find the rhythm and beat to the music.

    N/A at this time.
  • Had difficulty maintaining the rhythm and timing for the entire piece.

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  • Demonstrated perfect rhythm and timing of the music by remaining on beat.

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  • Performed with a low energy level.

    N/A at this time.
  • Performed with a medium energy level.

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  • Performed with a high energy level.

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TEACHER SCORING RUBRIC–HORA FOLK DANCE

  • Dimension
  • Knowledge of Motions

  • Basic Skills (Grapevine)

  • Musicality and Timing

  • Performance and Collaboration

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • Lacked knowledge of material. Does not know the sequence pattern of movement in order.

    N/A at this time.
  • Memorized some of the movement pattern but had some difficulty remembering without assistance.

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  • Memorized the entire movement pattern without any transition mistakes.

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  • Unable to perform the grapevine correctly each time with proper step, crossing over, and weight shift both on the right and the left.

    N/A at this time.
  • Able to perform the grapevine correctly some of the time with proper step, crossing over, and weight shift both on the right and the left.

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  • Able to perform the grapevine correctly each time with proper step, crossing over, and weight shift both on the right and the left.

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  • Lacked ability to find the rhythm and beat of the music.

    N/A at this time.
  • Had difficulty maintaining the rhythm and timing for the entire piece.

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  • Demonstrated perfect rhythm and timing of the music by remaining on beat.

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  • Performed with little awareness and collaboration with others in the circle. Was an ineffective part of the group most of the time.

    N/A at this time.
  • Performed with some awareness and collaboration with others in the circle. Was an effective part of the group most of the time.

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  • Performed with awareness and collaboration with others in the circle. Was an effective part of the group.

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