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Topic: Dance forms and genres 

Dance

 Standard 1.  Identifies and demonstrates movement elements and skills in performing dance
  Level III (Grade 5-8)
   Benchmark 2.Knows basic dance steps, body positions, and spatial patterns for dance from various styles or traditions (e.g., ballet, square, Ghanaian, Middle Eastern, modern)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows basic dance steps for dance from various styles or traditions
     2.Knows basic body positions for dance from various styles or traditions
     3.Knows basic spatial patterns for dance from various styles or traditions
     4.Knows basic dance steps, body positions, and spatial patterns for ballet
     5.Knows basic dance steps, body positions, and spatial patterns for square dancing
     6.Knows basic dance steps, body positions, and spatial patterns for Ghanaian dance
     7.Knows basic dance steps, body positions, and spatial patterns for Middle Eastern dance
     8.Knows basic dance steps, body positions, and spatial patterns for modern dance
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 2.Knows complex steps and patterns from various dance styles (e.g., dances of a particular performer, choreographer, period) and traditions (e.g., dances of bharata natyam, noh; folk dances of indigenous peoples of Europe or other areas)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows complex steps from various dance styles and traditions
     2.Knows complex patterns from various dance styles and traditions
     3.Knows the steps and patterns of dances of a particular performer
     4.Knows the steps and patterns of dances of a particular choreographer
     5.Knows the steps and patterns of dances from a particular period
     6.Knows the steps and patterns of dances of bharata natyam
     7.Knows the steps and patterns of dances of noh
     8.Knows the steps and patterns of folk dances of indigenous peoples of Europe or other areas
 Standard 4.  Applies critical and creative thinking skills in dance
  Level II (Grade K-4)
   Benchmark 2.Knows technical and artistic components of various forms of dance (e.g., body shapes, space, levels, pathways)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows the technical components of various forms of dance
     2.Knows the artistic components of various forms of dance
     3.Knows the body shapes in various forms of dance
     4.Knows how space is used in various forms of dance
     5.Knows the levels (high, middle, low) of various forms of dance
     6.Knows the pathways of various forms of dance
 Standard 5.  Understands dance in various cultures and historical periods
  Level II (Grade K-4)
   Benchmark 1.Knows folk dances from various cultures
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows that folk dances come from a variety of cultures
     2.Knows that many cultures have their own dances
   Benchmark 2.Knows the cultural and/or historical context of various dances (e.g., colonial America, dances within one’s community)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows the cultural context of various dance forms
     2.Knows the historical context of various dance forms
     3.Knows the cultural and historical context of dances from colonial America
     4.Knows the cultural and historical context of dances within one’s community
  Level III (Grade 5-8)
   Benchmark 1.Knows similarities and differences in steps and movement styles among folk dances and classical dances from various cultures
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows similarities and differences in steps styles among folk dances from various cultures
     2.Knows similarities and differences in movement styles among folk dances from various cultures
     3.Knows similarities and differences in steps among classical dances from various cultures
     4.Knows similarities and differences in movement styles among classical dances from various cultures
   Benchmark 2.Knows folk, social, and theatrical (e.g., jazz, tap) dances from a broad spectrum of 20th-century America
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows folk dances from a broad spectrum of 20th century America
     2.Knows social dances from a broad spectrum of 20th century America
     3.Knows theatrical dances from a broad spectrum of 20th century America
     4.Knows characteristics of 20th-century jazz and tap dance
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 1.Knows the similarities and differences among various contemporary theatrical forms of dance (e.g., jazz, tap)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows how contemporary theatrical forms of dance are similar
     2.Knows how contemporary theatrical forms of dance are different
     3.Knows similarities and differences between jazz and tap dance
   Benchmark 2.Knows traditions and techniques of classical dance forms (e.g., Balinese, ballet)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows traditions associated with classical dance forms
     2.Knows the techniques of classical dance forms
     3.Knows traditions and techniques of Balinese
     4.Knows traditions and techniques of ballet