D.E304

Mime to Gesture

Mime to Gesture

Students will explore the performance and purpose of pantomime (or mime) and gestural movement through improvised responses to prompts within both methods of dancing.

This can be adapted to include sixth- and seventh-grade dance students by adjusting the scoring rubric.

This item has not yet been field-tested.


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
  • Ideas and Content—Clarity, Use of Details in Pantomime

  • Ideas and Content—Clarity, Use of Details in Gestural Movement

  • Performance Quality

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • The theme, purpose, and message is emerging.

    N/A at this time.
  • The theme, purpose, and message is developing.

    N/A at this time.
  • The theme, purpose, and message is evident.

    N/A at this time.
  • The theme, purpose, and message is clear and detailed.

    N/A at this time.
  • The theme, purpose, and message is emerging.

    N/A at this time.
  • The theme, purpose, and message is developing.

    N/A at this time.
  • The theme, purpose, and message is evident.

    N/A at this time.
  • The theme, purpose, and message is clear and detailed.

    N/A at this time.
  • Performance skills are emerging; student exhibits hesitance, distraction, or a lack of commitment.

    N/A at this time.
  • Performance skills are developing; student exhibits some hesitance, distraction, or lack of commitment.

    N/A at this time.
  • Performance skills are progressing; student exhibits some confidence, focus, and commitment.

    N/A at this time.
  • Performance skills are strong; student exhibits confidence, focus, and commitment.

    N/A at this time.
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