Assessment is a big bugaboo word for me as a dance teacher being a
performance based art the bottom line is do you know the dance, can you
perform it and in my multicultural curriculum can you provide me with the
cultural information about what you are performing. I teach in high
school so for final exams each class put on a lecture demonstration in
our studio for visiting parents and staff members. They performed their
warm up exercises and about 5 dances from around the world. I video taped
them and they got instant feedback on what they looked like.
There were some kids in there who did not suit up and attend regularly
whom I would have liked to fail...but they came to finals and performed
everything perfectly...so they got a "D"....they met my performance
standards and got all the notes and the material....what can I say!