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									Dance: Creative Expression and Communication—Students improvise, create, produce and perform
dramatic/theatrical works. Students experiment with dramatic/theatrical processes, develop
dramatic/theatrical skills and participate in drama/theatre.


~KINDERGARTEN~
Benchmark A: Sustain characters with consistency in classroom dramatizations.
____ 1. Imitate movements, voices and feelings of people, animals and objects through dramatic play.
____ 2. Perform group pantomimes and improvisations to retell familiar stories.
Benchmark B: Create places/spaces where performances can be staged.
____ 3. Create a physical environment for a story (e.g., arrange classroom furniture to represent a specific place or situation,
         suggest lighting and/ or sound effects, express mood and choose clothing pieces for the characters in the story).
Benchmark C: Demonstrate various ways to stage classroom dramatizations.
____ 4. Identify areas in the community, in a school or in a classroom where a performance could be staged for an audience.
Benchmark D: Communicate a story through storytelling or scripted screen work.
____ 5. Tell a story based on personal experience and include who and wha
____ 6. Retell or summarize a story after listening to it.



~GRADE 1~
Benchmark A: Improvise, create and perform movement phrases with concentration and kinesthetic awareness.
____ 1. Perform locomotor and non-locomotor movements with the ability to start, change, stop and balance.
Benchmark B: Use the elements of dance to create a mood or express an idea in a dance study.
____ 2. Perform a memorized movement phrase.
Benchmark C: Invent multiple solutions to movement problems varying space, time and energy.
____ 3. Perform movements that emphasize time and energy.



~GRADE 2~
Benchmark A: Improvise, create and perform movement phrases with concentration and kinesthetic awareness.
____ 1. Perform locomotor and nonlocomotor movements in combination and sequence.
____ 2. Create and perform short movement phrases to demonstrate the extremes in range within a particular dance element (e.g.,
         space, time, force or body).
____ 3. Create and perform a movement phrase with a beginning, middle and end.
Benchmark B: Use the elements of dance to create a mood or express an idea in a dance study.
____ 4. Perform a memorized movement phrase with expression, focus and confidence.
Benchmark C: Invent multiple solutions to movement problems varying space, time and energy.
____ 5. Identify and explore the range within a particular dance element.
____ 6. Use fast and slow tempos to improvise movement phrases based on everyday gestures (e.g., shaking hands, brushing teeth
         and waving hello).
~GRADE 3~
Benchmark A: Improvise, create and perform movement phrases with concentration and kinesthetic awareness.
____ 1. Perform a variety of movements with clarity, focus and kinesthetic awareness.
Benchmark B: Use the elements of dance to create a mood or express an idea in a dance study.
____ 2. Create and perform a dance sequence that communicates an experience, story or event.
Benchmark C: Invent multiple solutions to movement problems varying space, time and energy.
____ 3. Invent and demonstrate movements that combine the elements of dance to create visual effects.



~GRADE 4~
Benchmark A: Improvise, create and perform movement phrases with concentration and kinesthetic awareness.
____ 1. Perform locomotor and nonlocomotor movements in combination and sequence altering direction, pathway and tempo.
____ 2. Generate ideas and express them through dance performance.
Benchmark B: Use the elements of dance to create a mood or express an idea in a dance study.
____ 3. Create, refine and perform a dance study that uses the elements of dance to express a mood.
Benchmark C: Invent multiple solutions to movement problems varying space, time and energy.
____ 4. Invent and demonstrate different ways to solve a movement problem (e.g., different ways to bend or turn).



~GRADE 5~
Benchmark A: Perform basic dance movements, body positions and spatial patterns from one or more dance styles or traditions.
____ 1. Demonstrate the use of compositional structures in a dance (e.g., ABA form, chance and canon).
Benchmark B: Reflect on, evaluate and refine choreographic, rehearsal and performance processes.
____ 2. Develop and demonstrate a sense of personal discipline in rehearsal and performance processes.
Benchmark C: Perform a full dance that demonstrates artistic expression and performance skill for a peer audience.
____ 3. Demonstrate movement skill, focus and kinesthetic awareness in a dance rehearsal.
____ 4. Create original material for a short dance study that expresses a theme or concept.

								
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