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Assignment

Work together in a group and perform: 1. Country & line dance (32 counts), taught in class 2. Self designed choreography, 32 counts (or more)

Conditions A certain style must be chosen (latin, aerobic, rock & roll, hiphop etc) and should be clearly visible in the dance (2.) Each group takes care of their own music Choreography is worked out on paper (hand in hard copy before actual performance and again in booklet) Each student hands in their own booklet (managebac) If you use sources, write them down in your booklet!

The booklet
Frontpage, index, introduction... Dance choreography Pictures/photos + description Or Notation in schedule

Example of the notation in schedule:

Time notation 1-8 1-8 1-4 5-8 1-4 5-8

Technique description 4x side-step 2x grapevine 4x step forward 1x V-step 1x double side-step 1x 3-step turn

Insert r.l.r.l. r.l. r.l.r.l. r. r. l.

Direction On position

position

On position

1. 2. 3. 4.

Explanation of the dance style chosen

What dance style did you choose? Which song did you choose and how does this fit your dance style? Why did you choose this style? What is specific about this style? Personal contribution

1. Explain your roll in the group (fort his you can use the IB-learner profile) 2. Do you forsee difficulties in working in this group? 3. What is your personal goal fort his unit? Groupwork

1. What is your goal as a group? 2. How will you work in your group (tasks?)

3. How will you communicate in your group? 4. What will you do when you encounter difficulties? Which steps will you take? 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Evaluation

Did you reach your personal goal? Explain why Did you reach your group-goal? Explain why What difficulties did you encounter in you group? How did you deal with this? Is there something that you would have done differently next time? What did you learn from this unit? What are your thoughts about this unit?

B. Movement & Composition


Level of achievement 0 Descriptor The student does not reach a standard described by any of the descriptors given below. Some simple dance movements and only few ideas about involving theme or the music. 1-2 Description of the group choreography. Description of the link to the dance style and music. Some items in the booklet are missing/ little or some insight shown in answers. More sophisticated dance movements and some good, creative ideas about involving the style and the music. 3-4 Variation in line-ups (sophisticated choreography). Description of the group choreography completed with names: who does what when. The dance style is clearly visible in the performance. Complete booklet, questions answered thoroughly. More complex/ original dance movements and high quality creative ideas about involving the style and the music. 5-6 Excellent use of space: entrance, dance in different line-ups, exit. Shows insight in dance moves: description of difficulty, using dance terminology. Describes teamwork thoroughly (subjective and objective, though honest evaluation throughout the lessons). Beautiful booklet: front page, table of content, drawings etc

C. Performance
Level of achievement 0 Descriptor The student does not reach a standard described by any of the descriptors given below. The student demonstrates little competence in basic moves, skills and techniques in dance. 1-2 The student performs with little precision, synchronization and/or energy. The student demonstrates competence in basic moves, skills and techniques in dance (line dance). 3-4 The student performs with some precision, synchronization and/or energy. The student demonstrates competence in basic and some complex moves, skills and techniques in dance. 5-6 The student performs with precision, synchronization and energy most of the time. The dance consists 1 part line dance (32 counts) and 1 part self choreographed (32 counts), performed twice. The student demonstrates competence in basic and many complex moves, skills and techniques in dance. 7-8 The student performs with a high degree of precision, synchronization and energy. The second part of the dance has got an in style choreography The dance is performed perfect on the beat. The student shows a high level of competence in both basic and complex moves, skills and techniques in dance (complex choreography). 9 10 The student performs with a high degree of precision, synchronization and energy, but also style and flair.

D. Personal Engagement & Social Skills


Level of achievement 0 Descriptor The student does not reach a standard described by any of the descriptors given below. The student takes responsibility for their own learning some of the time, but shows little enthusiasm and/or commitment to the dance unit. 1-2 The student demonstrates attitudes and strategies that maintain their communication and relationships with others. The student shows difficulty in reflecting on their achievements and in setting and taking action to achieve goals. The student takes responsibility for their own learning most of the time and shows some enthusiasm and commitment to the dance unit. 3-4 The student demonstrates attitudes and strategies that maintain their communication and relationships with others. The student reflects on their own achievements to a satisfactory level, usually sets appropriate goals but may need encouragement tot take action towards achieving them. The student takes responsibility for their own learning and usually shows enthusiasm and commitment to the dance unit. 5-6 The student demonstrates attitudes and strategies that improve their communication and relationships with others. The student reflects critically on their own achievements, sets appropriate goals and takes some action towards achieving them. The student takes responsibility for their own learning and consistently shows enthusiasm and commitment to the dance unit. 7-8 The student demonstrates attitudes and strategies that deepen and enhance their communication and relationships with others. The student reflects critically on their own achievements, sets appropriate goals that enhance learning , and takes action towards achieving them.

ACRO GYMNASTICS

TEAM NAME:

TEAM MEMBERS:

Assignment 1
In groups you are going to make and do a show.

Your show has to contain the following parts:

1. a Minimum of 3 acro-gymnastic towers

2. Dance/Show

3. Entrance, linking parts (between the different parts)

4. End-pose

Be alert!
A higher score when all the team members are involved in all the parts! You may ad some other gymnastic exercises like the cartwheel (= radslag), rounoff (= arabier), handsprings (handstand overslag), flips (flikflak) and twists You take care of your Music! You decide in which order you want to perform your parts No extra materials are allowed (no chairs, steps) The show has to be performed in the middle of the gym

Make it appear as professional as possible. You can use these tips: Dont talk/discus during your show Show bodytension and flexibility in each part Make it look smooth (link the parts together in a fun way) Make eye contact with your audience as much as possible Show fun and enthusiasm!

Bonus points: special clothes!

Good luck and have fun!

Assignment 2
In this assingment you are working in a team. Make the test: Teamwork Test Criterion A: Knowledge (max. 8)

Assignment 3 (after the show)


Write a personal evaluation

These are the elements that should be in this booklet: 1. A nice front-page with your name and class on it 2. What was actually your main learner profile in this unit? 3. How was the teamwork in your group 4. Did you use the time in lessons well? 5. Are you sattisfied with your final show? 6. What was the best part in your show? 7. What could be improved if you would do an assignment like this again? 8. Did you like this assignment? Why yes/why no

This unit 4 grades Criterion A: Knowledge Criterion B: Movement Composition (creativity) Criterion C: Performance Criterion D: Personal engagement & Social skills (teamwork)

Criterion A Knowledge
Level of achievement Descriptor

The student does not reach a standard described by any of the descriptors below. The student did not hand in the assignment.

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The answers to the questions are not written in an understandable way. The student demonstrates a limited knowledge of the advantages and difficulties of working in a team (does not explain his/her answers). The student names the minimum amount of required qualities for teamwork. The students demonstrates a limited knowledge of the learner profiles. Barely uses this knowledge to explain or analyse the learner profile in a personal situation.

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The language used is basic and sometimes inaccurate or inapropriate. The student demonstrates a basic knowledge of the advantages and difficulties of working in a team. The student names and explains the minimum amount of required qualities for teamwork. The students demonstrates some knowledge of the learner profiles. Sometimes uses this knowledge to explain and analyse the learner profile in a personal situation.

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The language used is basic, yet accurate and apropriate in most situations. The student demonstrates a good knowledge of the advantages and difficulties of working in a team (explains his/her answers). The student names and explains an amount of required qualities for teamwork. The students demonstrates good knowledge of the learner profiles. Uses this knowledge to explain and analyse the learner profile in a personal situation.

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The language used is of good quality and accurate and apropriate in most situations. The student demonstrates a thorough knowledge of the advantages and difficulties of working in a team. The student names and explains a fair amount of required qualities for teamwork thouroughly.

The students demonstrates a thorough knowledge of the learner profiles. Uses this knowledge wisely to explain and analyse the learner profile in a personal situation.

Criterion B: Movement Composition


Level of achievement 0 1-2 No show The choreography could have been performed on any music/song. Only a few ideas for linking the parts together Little variation of shapes (the way the group is lined up) In all exercises, most of the students were involved. The music fits with the performance A good variation of linking moves is shown repeatedly Variation of shapes (the way the group is lined up) In all exercises, most of the students were actively involved. There is an obvious theme, which meets the music A lot of variation in linking moves is shown all the time A lot of variation in shapes (the way the group is lined up) All students were actively involved in all the exercises and performed various roles Special clothes Descriptor

3-4

5-6

Criteria C: Performance
Level of achievement 0 1-2 No Show One of these parts is missing: 1. a Minimum of 3 acro-gymnastic towers 2. Dance/show element 3. Entrance, linking parts (between the different parts) 4. end-pose The student obviously does not know what to do and when Only in the bottom/on top of the towers Some simple acro-gymnastic movements and dance moves The student does not always show that he/she knows what to do and when The towers are not in balance all the time Some simple and some complex acro-gymnastic movements and dance moves The student shows that he/she knows exactly what to do and when The towers are in balance, but not perfect More in the bottom/on top of the towers A lot of complex acro-gymnastic movements and dance moves Big and clear moves in dance The towers are in balance and with good bodytension Different roles in the acro towers Only complex acro-gymnastic movements and dance moves A lot of force and flow in dance moves Always a lot of balance in the acro-towers different roles in the acro towers A great performance! Descriptor

3-4

5-6

7-8

9-10

Criteria D: Personal engagement & Social skills


Level of achievement 0 No Show No booklet Not all the assignments have been worked out Little teamwork, this effected the show There was no attempt to solve arguments/conflicts/disagreements In some lessons the student showed enthusiasm and commitment Most of the assignments have been worked out Teamwork was not always perfect, but good enough to make a good show Arguments/conflicts/disagreements could not be solved by asking the teacher for help In most lessons the student showed enthusiasm and commitment All the assignments have been worked out correctly In most lessons there has been a lot of teamwork Arguments/conflicts/disagreements were solved by asking the teacher for help In every lesson the student showed a lot of enthusiasm and commitment All the assignments have been worked out perfectly and on time In every lesson the there has been a lot of teamwork All arguments/conflicts/disagreements were solved by the group itsself In every lesson the student showed a lot of help, enthusiasm and commitment Descriptor

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7-8