D.T404

Project and Express

Project and Express

Students will rehearse and perform a dance piece choreographed by the teacher. Students will receive feedback at each rehearsal. They are to develop strategies to incorporate the feedback in subsequent performances. The final performance will take place before a live audience and will be video-recorded.

* Note: Rehearsal days can be spread throughout the semester. They do not need to be consecutive class periods.

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

  • Dimension
  • Accuracy of Technical Skill and Concept

  • Transitions

  • Alignment

    Body placement in space and moving through space

  • Musicality

    Rhythm and syncopation, phrasing

  • Effective 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 are not made evident.

    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 of the appropriate concepts, initiation, and movement awareness and understanding are presented.

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

    N/A at this time.
  • Transitions between movements are not smooth and efficient.

    N/A at this time.
  • Transitions between movements are not consistently smooth and efficient.

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

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

    N/A at this time.
  • Proper aspects of alignment and body placement in space or while moving through space are not maintained.

    N/A at this time.
  • Proper aspects of alignment and body placement in space or while moving through space are sometimes maintained.

    N/A at this time.
  • Proper aspects of alignment and body placement in space or while moving through space are often maintained.

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

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

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

    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 performance.

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

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

    Directions, line, and spatial clarity in motion.

  • Dynamics of Movement

    Quality of attack

  • Learning and Understanding Physically Projected Throughout Dance

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

    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 of the appropriate concepts, initiation, and movement awareness and understanding are presented.

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

    N/A at this time.
  • Proper aspects of alignment and body placement in space or while moving through space are not maintained.

    N/A at this time.
  • Proper aspects of alignment and body placement in space or while moving through space are sometimes maintained.

    N/A at this time.
  • Proper aspects of alignment and body placement in space or while moving through space are often maintained.

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

    N/A at this time.
  • Transitions between movements are not smooth and efficient.

    N/A at this time.
  • Transitions between movements are not consistently smooth and efficient.

    N/A at this time.
  • Most transitions between movements are 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.

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

    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 performance.

    N/A at this time.
  • Awareness of space is often developed through body and limbs. Spatial awareness of self and others is usually evident in the 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 few 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.
Having trouble viewing videos?

Leave Feedback for this Assessment

What did you like? Did you need to revise anything? How could we make this assessment better?
Our Assessments are written by teachers for you, so your feedback is important to us!

Comments about items may be moderated and/or reposted in the forums or blogs to aid item improvement and teacher learning. By leaving a comment, you agree that we can use your comment without attributing it to you.

Sign up for our newsletter to stay up to date with all of our assessments.

Sign Up Now!