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Dance TEKS Chart Middle School

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Foundations: Perception. The student develops an awareness of the body's movement, using sensory information while dancing. The student is expected to:
demonstrate basic kinesthetic and spatial awareness individually and in groupsdemonstrate basic kinesthetic and spatial awareness individually and in groupsdemonstrate basic kinesthetic and spatial awareness individually and in groups
recognize the concepts of wellness for healthy lifestylesidentify the concepts of wellness for healthy lifestylesdistinguish between concepts of wellness for healthy lifestyles
define body science applications through dance genres, styles, and vocabularydemonstrate body science applications through dance genres, styles, and vocabularyimplement body science applications through dance genres, styles, and vocabulary
identify dance movement elements through space, energy, and timeexplore and demonstrate dance movement elements through space, energy, and timedevelop dance movement elements through space, energy, and time
Creative expression: artistic process. The student develops knowledge and skills of dance elements, choreographic processes, and forms in a variety of dancer genres and styles. The student is expected to:
recognize basic principles of proper body alignmentidentify basic principles of proper body alignmentapply basic principles of proper body alignment
define knowledge of dance composition elements, improvisation skills, and choreographic processesexplore and describe knowledge of dance composition elements, improvisation skills, and choreographic processesdemonstrate knowledge of dance composition elements, improvisation skills, and choreographic processes
identify movement studies using rhythmical skills and spatial directionsdistinguish between movement studies using rhythmical skills and spatial directionscreate movement studies using rhythmical skills and spatial directions
recognize expressions of ideas or emotions individually and in groupsexplore and demonstrate expressions of ideas or emotions individually and in groupsdesign and demonstrate expressions of ideas or emotions individually and in groups
Creative expression: performance. The student develops knowledge and execution of technical dance skills and a variety of dance genres and styles through performing. The student is expected to:
identify various dance genres and styles such as ballet, jazz, tap, modern dance, musical theatre dance, and world dance formsexplore and demonstrate various dance genres and styles such as ballet, jazz, tap, modern dance, musical theatre dance, and world dance formsapply various dance genres and styles such as ballet, jazz, tap, modern dance, musical theatre dance, and world dance forms
perform in groups with the intent to communicate to an audienceperform individually and in groups with the intent to communicate and project to an audienceperform individually and in groups with the intent to express emotions, communicate, and project to an audience
define the use of dance elements in practice and performance incorporating technologydemonstrate the use of dance elements in practice and performance incorporating technologyevaluate the use of dance elements in practice and performance incorporating technology and elements of dance production
identify an effective warm-up and cool-down using elements of proper conditioning for performing skillsdemonstrate an effective warm-up and cool-down using elements of proper conditioning for performing skillspractice an effective warm-up and cool-down using elements of proper conditioning for performing skills
Historical and cultural relevance. The student demonstrates and understanding of cultural, historical and artistic diversity. The student is expected to:
define the cultural significance as communicated through dance movement, identifying historical figures and their contributions to dance historyrecognize the cultural significance as communicated through dance movement, identifying historical figures and their contributions to dance historycompare and contrast the cultural significance as communicated through dance movement, identifying historical figures and their contributions to dance history
identify movement characteristics of historical and cultural dance forms and the contributions of their artists.interpret movement characteristics of historical and cultural dance forms and the contributions of their artistsevaluate movement characteristics of historical and cultural dance forms and the contributions of their artists
identify a dance representative of one's heritage or environmentrecognize a dance representative of one's heritage or environmentperform a dance representing one's heritage or environment
understand dances in various media and other content areasevaluate dance in various media and other content areascreate dances in various media and other content areas
Critical evaluation and response. The student makes informed personal judgments about dance and the meaning and role of dance in society. The student is expected to:
define the quality and effectiveness of dance performances while incorporating appropriate etiquette in the classroom and performances demonstrate the quality and effectiveness of dance performances while incorporating appropriate etiquette in the classroom and performancesdesign and apply criteria for evaluating the quality and effectiveness of dance performances while incorporating appropriate etiquette in the classroom and performances
identify relationships between dance and other content subjectsinterpret reltionships between dance and other content subjectscreate relationships between dance and other content areas
define the content and choreographic structures used by various American choreographersdemonstrate the content and choreographic structures used by various American choreographerscompare and contrast the content and choreographic structures used by various American Choreographers
define artistic decisions of personal dance worksinterpret and evaluate artistic decisions of personal dance worksinterpret, evaluate, and justify artistic decisions of personal dance works
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