D.E308

Identify and Demonstrate Two Different Dance Styles

Identify and Demonstrate Two Different Dance Styles

Students will identify elements of ballet and jazz dance and compare the two styles. The teacher may substitute two other dance styles to fit their curriculum, if needed or desired. The teacher may also choose to make the dance phrases shorter or longer to accommodate their class size and time frame.

After discussing specific dance steps, body positions, and spatial patterns of the two dance styles, partners will create two 16-count dance phrases for each style, which will be video recorded for evaluation purposes. The teacher may want to create a list of partners prior to the assessment. Note: teachers may choose to have students in grade 6 or grade 7 create shorter dance phrases and include only basic ballet and jazz steps while working with their partners. Teachers may adjust the rubric as they see fit.

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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–BALLET AND JAZZ PHRASE

  • Dimension
  • Dance Steps and Positions in Ballet

  • Spatial Patterns in Ballet

  • Dance Steps and Positions in Jazz

  • Spatial Patterns in Jazz

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • Student rarely identified and demonstrated basic dance steps and positions with accuracy in the ballet dance style.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student sometimes identified and demonstrated basic dance steps and positions with accuracy in the ballet dance style.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student often identified and demonstrated basic dance steps and positions with accuracy in the ballet dance style.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student consistently identified and demonstrated basic dance steps and positions with accuracy in the ballet dance style.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student rarely identified and demonstrated ballet patterns with accuracy.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student sometimes identified and demonstrated ballet patterns with accuracy.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student often identified and demonstrated ballet patterns with accuracy.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student consistently identified and demonstrated ballet patterns with accuracy.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student rarely identified and demonstrated basic dance steps and positions with accuracy in the jazz dance style.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student sometimes identified and demonstrated basic dance steps and positions with accuracy in the jazz dance style.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student often identified and demonstrated basic dance steps and positions with accuracy in the jazz dance style.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student consistently identified and demonstrated basic dance steps and positions with accuracy in the jazz dance style.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student rarely identified and demonstrated jazz patterns with accuracy.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student sometimes identified and demonstrated jazz patterns with accuracy.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student often identified and demonstrated jazz patterns with accuracy.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student consistently identified and demonstrated jazz patterns with accuracy.

    N/A at this time.

TEACHER SCORING RUBRIC–REFLECTION

  • Dimension
  • Similarities and Differences between Ballet and Jazz

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • Reflection prompts are answered with a lack of specific examples of the similarities and differences and no supporting details.

    N/A at this time.
  • Reflection prompts are answered with limited specific examples of similarities and differences and include only one or two supporting details.

    N/A at this time.
  • Reflection prompts are answered with a moderate amount of specific examples of similarities and differences and include three supporting details.

    N/A at this time.
  • Reflection prompts are answered with several specific examples of similarities and differences and include four or more supporting details.

    N/A at this time.
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