This is a dance performance assessment created by the Michigan Arts Education Assessment and Instruction project (MAEIA).
Students will create a dance phrase based on a specific animal living in a specific habitat. The student will then consider what adaptations the chosen animal would have to make if it was moved to a distinctly different habitat and create a variation based on the proposed adaptations. This task could be modified for use with third- and fourth-grade students by eliminating the variation.
This item has not been field-tested by Michigan teachers.
This performance assessment addresses the following standard(s):
ART.D.II.EL.4 – Create a dance phrase, accurately repeat it, and then vary it making changes in the elements of dance: time, space, force, and energy.
ART.D.II.3.4 – Demonstrate the ability to make a movement sequence using the elements of time, space, and force.
ART.D.II.4.4 – Demonstrate the ability to design a movement sequence using factors of the elements of time, space, and force.
ART.D.II.5.4 – Create a dance phrase, accurately repeat it, and then vary it by making changes in the elements of dance: time, space, force, and energy.
D.EL.C.1 – Students can create stationary, axial, and locomotor movement, apply level/tempo/dynamic change, and assemble movement based on literal and abstract concepts.
NCAS Anchor Standard
DA:Cr2 – Organize and develop artistic ideas and work.
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