Dance is a performance based class. Attendance is mandatory for learning to take place. All students may earn 10 points per day based on the following criteria:
3pts = preparedness 3pts = effort 3pts= behavior/involvement
Students may lose points for chewing gum, using cell phones, negative attitude, excessive talking, or poor effort during class. Give your best effort daily.
All students are required to participate in class performances. Dress rehearsals are also mandatory. Absences will only be excused for illness or family crisis. A phone call prior to the absence must be made to the instructor for the absence to be excused. A written paper will be assigned to receive credit for the performance.
Grades will be determined based on the student’s cumulative earned points, weighted by category. Final course grades are computed as 80% equaling the coursework done throughout the semester and 20% equaling the final exam portion of the grade.
Daily Participation =30%
Skill Tests/Performances =60%
Written Assignments = 10%
Test and quizzes, including skill tests, can be retaken within 7 calendar days.
Student always comes to class dressed properly for dance.
Students usually comes to class dressed properly for dance.
Students sometimes comes to class dressed properly for dance.
Student rarely comes to class dressed properly for dance.
Student did not dress out for class.
Student always gives 100% energy and effort.
Student usually gives 100% energy and effort.
Student sometimes participates and performs with moderate amount of energy.
Student rarely participates and gives very little energy.
Student did not participate.
Student always listens to the teacher and follows rules. They never distract from the class.
Student usually listens to the teacher and follows rules. They almost never distract from the class.
Student sometimes listens to the teacher and follows rules. They somewhat add to the class lesson but can at times be distracting.
Student rarely listens to the teacher and follows rules. They distract from the class/lesson.
Student did not listen and distracted from class.
Students will be graded weekly on their participation based on this rubric and can earn a total of 45 points each week.
Dance Performance Rubric
Students will be graded based on this rubric for both the winter and spring dance concerts and can achieve up to 100 points on the concert each night.
Knowledge of Choreography
Demonstrates excellent knowledge of the choreography and does it well.
Demonstrates good knowledge of choreography. Keeps up with the group. Few errors, however it does not interfere with performance.
Demonstrates knowledge of choreography. Keeps up with group. Some errors (3-5) causing brief pause in performance.
Demonstrates some knowledge of choreography, but unsure of some movements. Sometimes hesitates and or watched others. Makes several errors.
Dance performed with great attention to quality of movement, body positioning, placement on stage, and other details of dance. Also demonstrates an excellent understanding of various dance styles.
Dance performed with attention to details of technique, has attained above average proficiency in dance styles.
Dance performed with attention to most details of technique, but hasn’t attained proficiency in dance styles yet. Some technical errors.
Only some understanding of technique demonstrated in performance. Limited attention to detail. Many technical mistakes. Very low proficiency in dance styles.
The student commands the audience’s attention and is able to engage the audience completely through their performance. A true joy to watch!
The student communicates with audience through eye contact and facial and body expression. Is able to engage the audience most of the time.
The student sometimes communicates with the audience through eye contact and facial and body expressions. Occasionally loses focus.
The student is generally focused but only made some attempt to grab attention of the audience with eye contact and facial and body expression.
Shows complete understanding of tempo and beat. Stays on rhythm and uses musicality throughout the dance
Accurate in beat, tempo, rhythms, and musicality of dance sequences most of the time.
Generally accurate in beat, tempo, rhythms, and musicality of dance sequences some of the time.
Shows a basic understanding of tempo and beat, but falls behind and/or speeds up in places or makes mistakes in rhythm and musicality.
Class Schedule Period Times Class Name 1st 7:40- 8:35 Dance Ensemble 2nd 8:40 - 9:40 Prep 3rd 9:45 - 10:40 Intermediate Dance 4th 10:40 - 11:10 lunch 5th 11:15 - 12:10 Dance Fundamentals 6th 12:15 - 1:10prep 7th 1:15-2:10 Intermediate DanceImportant Dates:
December 12th dress-2:12-5:30pm December 13th-15th 6:30-9:00pm
April 17th dress- 2:12-5:30pm April 18th-20th 6:30- 9:00pm
Dance Showcase- February22nd dress rehearsal 2:12- 5:30pm February 23rd concert 6:30pm-9:00pm