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Broadway or Bust

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Move over Glee...we're bound for Broadway! Part competition, part performance, and part non-fiction drama, this three-part documentary tracks the top high school musical performers as they compete to find America's best young rising stars. >
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Alabama Course of Study

Arts Education (2006)

(Grades 6-12)

Level II
3.) Create appropriate lighting using traditional or computerized light programs to accompany a dance.
Examples: suggesting lighting for a class improvisation, designing a lighting chart for a dance production
6.) Demonstrate correct partnering techniques while dancing.
Example: supporting weight of partner while standing side by side
7.) Analyze various dance techniques for correct body alignment.
10.) Solve a movement problem that reflects concepts from other content areas.
Example: discovering movement sequences that represent mathematical patterns
Level IV
3.) Apply variations in time, space, and energy to choreography and performance.
6.) Explain how movement elements and production choices affect the impact of choreography.
•  Comparing sound scores and music choices
•  Evaluating master works to determine content, context, and compositional elements
Examples: analyzing Jerome Robbins' The Cage for elements of feminism, analyzing Frederick Ashton's Winter Dreams for parallels to Romanticism
13.) Evaluate performance skills to determine proper alignment, projection, stage presence, memory, interpretation, focus, musicality, and execution.

(Grades 6-12)

Level I
7.) Evaluate performances of self and others to determine accuracy of pitch and rhythm and clarity of diction.
8.) Analyze a vocal composition to determine how the use of tempo, dynamics, and articulation are used to create a specific mood or effect.
Example: "Hallelujah Chorus" evoking excitement

Level II
5.) Critique vocal performances to determine the accuracy of intonation and vocal techniques.

Level III
5.) Determine the accuracy of balance and aesthetic interpretation in vocal ensemble performances.

Level IV
1.) Demonstrate technical expertise in producing a characteristic vocal sound individually and in groups.
6.) Evaluate vocal performances to identify accuracy of tone and musical effect.
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