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Topic: Dance performance and production 

Dance

 Standard 1.  Identifies and demonstrates movement elements and skills in performing dance
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 4.Creates and performs combinations and variations in a broad dynamic range (e.g., sustained, percussive, vibratory, swing)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Creates and performs combinations in a broad dynamic range
     2.Creates and performs variations in a broad dynamic range
     3.Uses a broad range of dynamic qualities, including sustained, percussive, vibratory, and swing
   Benchmark 5.Uses projection in dance (e.g., confident presentation of one’s body and energy to communicate movement and meaning to an audience; performance quality; positive sense of involvement)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Demonstrates a confident presentation of one’s body and energy to communicate movement and meaning to an audience
     2.Demonstrates a high level of quality in performances
     3.Demonstrates a positive sense of involvement in performances
   Benchmark 6.Memorizes and reproduces extended movement sequences and rhythmic patterns
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Memorizes and reproduces extended movement sequences
     2.Memorizes and reproduces extended rhythmic patterns
 Standard 2.  Understands choreographic principles, processes, and structures
  Level II (Grade K-4)
   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
 Standard 3.  Understands dance as a way to create and communicate meaning
  Level III (Grade 5-8)
   Benchmark 3.Understands how lighting and costuming can contribute to the meaning of a dance
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands how lighting can contribute to the meaning of a dance
     2.Understands how costuming can contribute to the meaning of a dance