D.T407

Solo Choreography Using Theme and Variation

Solo Choreography Using Theme and Variation

Students will develop a 16-count piece of solo choreography using action words. Then, the student will create a variation by changing the time, levels, direction, or weight. Students will be recorded and reflect on their choreography and performance.

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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.

TEACHER SCORING RUBRIC

  • Dimension
  • Theme/ Concept

    Clarity and Identity

  • Dynamics/ Energy

    Motional Excitement, Variation, and Contrast

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • The development and use of movement is rarely unique and never reflects the theme or idea of the compositional problem.

    N/A at this time.
  • The development and use of movement is seldom unique and seldom reflects the theme or idea of the compositional problem.

    N/A at this time.
  • The development and use of movement is often unique and most of the time reflects the theme or idea of the compositional problem.

    N/A at this time.
  • The development and use of movement is unique and consistently reflects the theme or idea of the compositional problem.

    N/A at this time.
  • Demonstrates limited use of variation and contrast throughout the movement phrase.

    N/A at this time.
  • Demonstrates some range of variation and contrast throughout the movement phrase that could be more deeply developed.

    N/A at this time.
  • Demonstrates an appropriate degree of variation and contrast throughout the movement phrase.

    N/A at this time.
  • Demonstrates a wide range of variation and contrast throughout the movement phrase.

    N/A at this time.
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