D.E403

Right and Left Phrase Performance

Right and Left Phrase Performance

Students will demonstrate a new movement phrase containing movement concepts and vocabulary that represent current class content. The phrase will be performed on both the right and left sides. The phrase should be taught and then immediately reversed.

This assessment structure could be used for any movement vocabulary. However, this specific assessment will feature locomotor movement with a three-step movement pattern and weight shift through inversion for first-year (Level 1) students, an intermediate level phrase including a direction change within the triplet pattern for second-year (Level 2) students, and an advanced phrase including direction change and elevation within the triplet pattern, as well as a longer suspension within the inversion, for third- and fourth-year (Level 3) students.

Teachers may also modify the length of the phrase depending on the appropriate level of difficulty. For example, Level 1 students might be asked to perform a 16-count movement phrase, Level 2 students might be asked to perform a 24-count movement phrase, and Level 3 students might be asked to perform a 32-count movement phrase.

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

    Technical Skills and Concepts

  • Sequencing Order of steps in choreography

  • Musicality

    Rhythm and syncopation, phrasing

  • Performance Commitment

    Intent of movement

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

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

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  • Skills are proficiently performed correctly and safely. Some understanding of the appropriate concepts, initiation, and movement awareness is presented.

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

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  • Minimally performs the choreography in the correct order.

    N/A at this time.
  • Moderately performs the choreography in the correct order.

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  • Proficiently performs the choreography in the correct order.

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  • Performs the choreography in the correct order beyond expectations.

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  • Musicality and understanding of rhythm awareness are minimally demonstrated throughout the performance.

    N/A at this time.
  • Musicality and rhythm awareness are moderately demonstrated throughout the performance.

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  • Movement proficiently demonstrated an ability to feel and present the rhythm and musicality of the phrase.

    N/A at this time.
  • Movement demonstrated an ability to feel and present the rhythm and musicality of the phrase beyond expectations.

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  • Emotion, expression, and intent of movement, are minimally projected throughout the performance.

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

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

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

    N/A at this time.
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