D.T103

Sharp and Smooth Energy

Sharp and Smooth Energy

Students will explore multiple solutions to a given movement problem through the use of energy and the dynamics of movement qualities.

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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.

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  • Dimension
  • Action Word Energy Qualities

  • Able to Create a Simple Pattern

  • Understands Sharp and Smooth Energy Movement

  • Able to Create Movement That Follows a Pattern

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  • 3
  • Able to label five or fewer action words correctly as sharp or smooth.

    N/A at this time.
  • Able to label six to nine action words correctly as sharp or smooth.

    N/A at this time.
  • Able to label all ten action words correctly as sharp or smooth.

    N/A at this time.
  • Unable to create a pattern using two energy words. Needed full assistance to get pattern.

    N/A at this time.
  • Created a pattern using two energy action words, but needed some assistance.

    N/A at this time.
  • Created a pattern using two energy action words without assistance.

    N/A at this time.
  • Unable to develop movements to demonstrate each action word. Movement does not match the set counts given. One-count used for sharp energy and four-counts used for smooth energy with assistance.

    N/A at this time.
  • Developed movements to demonstrate each action word. Movement matched the set counts given. One-count used for sharp energy and four-counts used for smooth energy with only some assistance.

    N/A at this time.
  • Developed unique movements to demonstrate each action word. Movement matched the set counts given. One-count used for sharp energy and four-counts used for smooth energy without assistance.

    N/A at this time.
  • Unable to create and perform a movement pattern that matches the developed pattern with assistance.

    N/A at this time.
  • Able to create and perform a movement pattern that matches the developed pattern with only some assistance.

    N/A at this time.
  • Able to create and perform a movement pattern that matches the developed pattern.

    N/A at this time.
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