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Topic: Choreographic process 

Dance

 Standard 2.  Understands choreographic principles, processes, and structures
  Level II (Grade K-4)
   Benchmark 1.Creates a sequence with a beginning, middle, and ending
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Creates a simple dance sequence
     2.Understands the a dance sequence should have a beginning, middle, and end
   Benchmark 2.Improvises, creates, and performs dances based on personal ideas and concepts from other sources
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Improvises dances based on personal ideas and concepts from other sources
     2.Creates dances based on personal ideas and concepts from other sources
     3.Performs dances based on personal ideas and concepts from other sources
   Benchmark 4.Creates a dance phrase (e.g., a brief sequence of related movements that has a sense of rhythmic completion), repeats it, and varies it (e.g., makes changes in the time, space, force/energy)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Creates a brief sequence of related movements that has a sense of rhythmic completion
     2.Repeats a dance phrase he or she has created
     3.Varies a dance phrase he or she has created, such as changes in the time
     4.Varies a dance phrase he or she has created, such as changes in the space
     5.Varies a dance phrase he or she has created, such as changes in the force/energy
   Benchmark 5.Uses partner skills such as copying, leading and following, and mirroring
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Uses partner skills, such as copying
     2.Uses partner skills, such as leading and following
     3.Uses partner skills, such as mirroring
  Level III (Grade 5-8)
   Benchmark 2.Understands the processes of reordering (e.g., elements, such as specific movements or movement phrases, are separated from their original relationship and restructured in a different pattern) and chance (e.g., elements are specifically chosen and defined but randomly structured to create a dance or movement phrase)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands that the choreographic process of reordering involves separating specific movements or movement phrases from their original relationship and restructuring them in a different pattern
     2.Understands that the choreographic process of chance involves randomly structuring specifically chosen and defined elements
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 1.Knows how improvisation is used to generate movement for choreography
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the role of improvisation in choreography
   Benchmark 3.Identifies choreographic principles, processes, and structures used in dance
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Identifies choreographic principles used in dance
     2.Identifies choreographic processes used in dance
     3.Identifies choreographic structures used in dance