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Grade Ladder – Dance
9 Performance

  • I can consistently perform at a professional level with confidence, proficiency and excellent technical ability.
  • I can give a completely engaging performance and communicate a sense of performance energy to give a professional appearance.
  • I can perform with excellent musicality and a sensitive interpretation of the music.
  • I can plan ana effective performance showing clear leadership.
  • I can communicate a theme, mood and style through sensitive interpretation to show the artistic intentions.

Choreography

  • I can work collaboratively with a team and also take a leadership role to contribute a variety of interesting and imaginative ideas.
  • I can create highly complex motifs, making the dance a sensitive and highly skilful performance demonstrating unity and coherence.
  • I can constantly improvise and create original movement using a range of different stimuli.
  • I can demonstrate the stimulus of the piece with a highly sensitive and multi-layered communication of the mood and theme of the piece.
  • I can show a highly effective use of choreographic devices demonstrating a varied and in depth knowledge of a wide range of complex devices.
  • I can choose and use appropriate music that works with the structure and theme of the dance, and use musicality skills to enhance the mood and atmosphere of the piece.
  • I can successfully link and integrate motifs in an inspired, creative and original manner using smooth, clear and innovative transitions.

Appreciation

  • I can effectively describe and explain different features of a dance and link them to the theme/stimulus.
  • I can evaluate my own and others work showing I understand the effect of the quality and originality of the performance and the impact it has on the dance.
  • I can compare and contrast my own work to the work of others and explain where the differences are and use this information to develop my work further.
  • I can reach judgements independently about how work can be improved, prioritising aspects for future development.
  • I can analyse professional dance works and explain and interpret different features of performance and production.
8 Performance

  • I can perform with an entirely accurate execution of action, space and dynamic elements.
  • I can perform with confidence demonstrating a high level of technical accuracy and maintain a high quality of performance with the individual flair.
  • I can take on different roles within a dance task and show an ability to organise, work as a team and communicate effectively.
  • I can perform with excellent sensitivity to the style and the mood of the original piece.

Choreography

  • I can work independently to find imaginative, sophisticated, creative and original ideas.
  • I can draw upon what I know of different choreographic strategies and use them with expertise, style and originality in my own work and others work.
  • I can adapt and combine my ideas accurately according to the demands of the choreography.
  • I can create dances that have unity and are well structured with very effective choreographic devices.

Appreciation

  • I can evaluate my own and others work providing critical feedback and suggest ways to improve commenting on the quality and effectiveness of the performance.
  • I can critically analyse and evaluate dances with references to skills, techniques and artistic intention.
  • I can understand and use appropriate dance terminology effectively.
7  Performance

  • I can perform complex dances using a wide range of technical skills including posture, alignment, flexibility and extension.
  • I can perform with dynamic quality and clear communication of the theme/stimulus, whilst giving my own sense of style and originality.

Choreography

  • I can create imaginative ideas within a group and on my own.
  • I can select and combine choreographic skills, techniques and devices, using them in a suitable way to show a theme/stimulus/style creating original choreography.
  • I can use imaginative ways to solve problems and overcome challenges and use choreographic devices consistently when leading or working collaboratively in a group.

Appreciation

  • I can evaluate feedback to refine my performance independently offering suggestions.
  • I can interpret and evaluate dances with an understanding of style, context and meaning.
  • I can then apply knowledge and technique to improve my dances.
6  Performance

  • I can consistently perform dance movements with accuracy, confidence and imagination.
  • I can perform with focus, expression, fluency and clarity.
  • I can perform with a clear connection to the music, performing to the beats and rhythms of the music.

Choreography

  • I can use basic principles of choreography, including creating, repeating and developing motifs to make the dance more interesting.
  • I can select and apply a wide range of skills and compositional ideas with ease without being prompted.
  • I can use a good range of action, space, dynamics and relationships to show a dance theme of stimulus.
  • I can integrate developed motifs together to create smooth links and transitions.

Appreciation

  • I can comment on skills and techniques used in work, suggesting ways to improve.
  • I can analyse and act upon peer and self-assessment to refine and retune my performance independently.
  • I can watch professional dance works and describe features of performance and production.
5  Performance

  • I can consistently perform technical phrases with accuracy, clarity and confidence.
  • I can plan, organise and lead different dance tasks safely, helping others to improve their performance.
  • I can perform in a range of different dance styles and themes.
  • I can perform using accuracy (of action and space), timing and spatial awareness.

Choreography

  • I can work closely with a team and contribute a range of ideas.
  • I can select and apply a range of action, space, dynamics and relationship to create a motif and show a theme/stimulus.
  • I can select and combine different compositional ideas and apply them accurately and appropriately.
  • I can adapt my choreography and add in and take away elements to make it better.
  • I can communicate the dance idea in a literal manner.
  • I can use choreographic devices and draw upon my knowledge to produce an effective outcome.
  • I can demonstrate some choreographic methods in a structured form.

Appreciation

  • I can describe how action, space dynamics and relationships are used to show a stimulus.
  • I can describe strengths and weaknesses in my own and others work and suggest ways to improve these areas.
  • I can compare my own work to others and understand where I can improve and then apply these changes to develop my work.
  • I can use peer and self-assessment to refine skills and techniques to improve performance.
  • I can watch professional dance works and identify features of performance and production.
4  Performance

  • I can sometimes perform dance technical movements with some precision, control and fluency.
  • I can remember and perform short dances with energy and confidence.
  • I can show an ability to work with others to plan and participate in tasks and activities for myself and others.

Choreography

  • I can work as part of a team and contribute ideas.
  • I can select and link together simple actions to create short dances with a strong starting position and ending position.
  • I can select appropriate ideas and movements for the dance theme and stimulus.
  • I can develop my work using simple choreographic devices (e.g. Canon, unison, mirroring, direction and levels).

Appreciation

  • I can identify and describe strengths and weaknesses in performances.
  • I can use technical terms when talking about dance I have seen or participated in.
3  Performance

  • I can copy and perform movements with co-ordination and control of the body.
  • I can perform in time with the music throughout the performance.
  • My gestures can show expression of a chosen theme.

Choreography

  • I can adapt my ideas as I work.
  • I can create a dance with a beginning, middle and end.
  • I can explore simple movement ideas and link them to create a sequence.

Appreciation

  • I can see where my work is similar to and different from others work and use this understanding to improve my performance.
  • I can use peer and self-assessment to refine skills and to improve performance with support.
  • I can talk about my work using simple dance terminology.
  • I can watch professional dance works and identify some basic features of production.
2  Performance

  • I can copy, repeat and remember simple dance steps and perform them in a controlled manner.
  • I can perform in time with the music throughout some of the performance.
  • I can work with others.
  • I can demonstrate a specific mood in my performance.

Choreography

  • I can select and apply simple dance actions to create a short sequence.
  • I can vary my dance using some speed and directional changes.
  • I can use gestures to show the mood and theme of the piece.
  • I can develop my motif by using repetition.

Appreciation

  • I can recognise when my own and others work can be improved.
  • I can talk about the differences between my own and others performance using basic dance vocabularly.
  • I can watch professional dance works and give my opinion.
1  Performance

  • I can use gestures

Choreography

  • I can show the ability to work in a team.
  • I can choose basic actions.

Appreciation

  • I can watch dances and give my opinion.
  • I can comment on my own and others actions.
W3 Performance

  • I can use gestures of the arms and legs.

Choreography

  • I can suggest some basic actions when choreographing with others.

Appreciation

  • I can watch dances and give a simple opinion.
  • I can comment on my own actions.
W2 Performance

  • I can use basic gestures of the arms or legs.

Choreography

  • I contribute very few ideas in group choreography tasks.

Appreciation

  • I can watch dances and provide one word opinions.
  • I can make brief comments on my own actions.
W1 Performance

  • I can clap my hands or tap my feet.

Choreography

  • I contribute no ideas in choreography tasks.

Appreciation

  • I cannot watch dances and provide an opinion.
  • I can make no comment on my own actions or the actions of others.

 

All BTEC results have been emailed to student school email accounts 02.09.2020