Students will work with a partner to improvise a short weight-sharing dance piece. Dancers will be assessed based on a provided rubric. Dancers will assess peers based on the Peer Assessment Checklist. Dancers will then self assess using the Artful Thinking Strategy—Connect/Extend/Challenge. Students should have had prior experience in improvisational weight sharing.
This assessment could be adapted to sixth and seventh graders. For grades six or seven, the teacher should assign the partners for the duets. For grade six, limit the weight sharing experiences during the improvisation to mutual weight sharing (i.e., pushing and pulling).
This item has been voluntarily field-tested by Michigan teachers with a non-representative sample of students.
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