Sample Arts Standard: Dance
Content Standard: Demonstrating and understanding dance in various cultures and historical periods.
Achievement Standards for Students:
- With competence and confidence, perform folk dances from various cultures.
- Learn and effectively share a dance from a resource in their own community; describe the cultural and/or historical context.
- Accurately answer questions about dance in a particular culture and time period. For example, "In colonial America, why and in what settings did people dance?'' and "What did the dances look like?''
- Competently perform folk and/or classical dances from various cultures; describe similarities and differences in steps and movement styles.
- Competently perform folk, social, and/or theatrical dances from a broad spectrum of 20th-century America.
- Learn from resources in their own community, such as people, books, and videos, a folk dance of a different culture or a social dance of a different time period and the cultural/historical context of that dance, effectively sharing the dance and its context with their peers.
- Accurately describe the role of dance in at least two different cultures or time periods.
- Perform and describe similarities and differences between two contemporary theatrical forms of dance.
- Perform or discuss the traditions and technique of a classical dance form.
- Create and answer 25 questions about dance and dancers prior to the 20th century.
- Analyze how dance and dancers are portrayed in contemporary
Additional Standards for Advanced Achievement:
- Create a time line illustrating important dance events in the 20th century, placing them in their social/historical/cultural/political contexts.
- Compare and contrast the role and significance of dance in two different social/historical/cultural/political contexts.
SOURCE: National Committee for Standards in the Arts
Vol. 13, Issue 24