Dance Tech III W2

TeacherNatalie Kushner
Subject AreaDance Tech III
Grade Level7-8
Week #2
Unit of InstructionIntroduction to Choreography Methods
Standard(s) Taught
1. Examine and discuss exemplary works to gain ideas for creating dance studies with artistic intent.
2. Analyze an artist’s work using specified criteria and describe it’s effectiveness and meaning.
3. Create a dance phrase and revise one or more elements to add interest and diversity to the piece.
Learning Targets and Learning Criteria
  1. To begin learning how to create choreography.
  2. To look at different choreographic pieces and compare and contrast them.
  3. To practice vocabulary and technique while generating student choreographed pieces using a specific criteria.
Classroom Activities

Warm up

Watch video clips of professional choreography in various genres

Take notes on the basics of creating choreography

Review vocabulary

Group activity

Assignments Due

Perform group choreography pieces for participation grade

Quiz on vocabulary, etiquette, and choreography basics – Friday

*Need 1″ 3-ring binder with tab dividers

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