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Let's Dance Online Teaching & Learning Resources for Dance

Washington State Performance Assessments

(way more fun than the name suggests)

Elementary

Poetry in Motion Students are asked to create a short dance based on the ideas, feelings, and images of a poem.

Dancing Art Students are asked to choreograph and perform a dance based on one of two works of arts (visual).

Wild Wonderful Weather Students are asked to choreograph and perform a dance based on the qualities of weather. (scroll down for docx download)

Shape It Up Students are asked to choreograph and perform a dance based on a geometric shape.

Dancing Differences Students are asked to describe the ways that two dances from different cultures are similar and different.

Middle School

Moving Poetry Students are asked to create a short dance based on the ideas, feelings, and images of a poem.

Moving Masterpieces Students are asked to choreograph a solo dance based on one of two works of visual art, using no words.

Start Right! Students are asked to create a warm-up focused on alignment. (scroll down for docx download)

Choreograph a Commercial Students are asked to choreograph a solo dance that advertises a product. (scroll down for docx download)

Dance Critic Students are asked to view a dance video and analyze the ideas or feelings expressed in the piece.

Dance Expert Students are asked to view a dance video and write a description of the dance. (scroll down for docx download)

High School

Poetry in Performance Students are asked to translate their understanding of a poem into a dance.

Art in Action Students are asked to choreograph a solo dance based on a work of visual art.

The Audition Students are asked to memorize a short dance and create, perform, and respond about a variation based on the memorized dance.

Moving Toward Alignment Students are asked to create warm-up sequences to develop alignment and flexibility in two different styles of dance or activities.

World Dance Cultures Students are asked to watch videos of dances from two different cultures and be prepared to respond to a series of questions and prompts.

Youth and the Arts Students are asked to individually choreograph a short dance including choosing the subject and music.

Credits:

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