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Poor Fair/ Below Average Good/Average Above average Outstanding

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Creativity and Interpretation Poor Fair/ Below Average Good/Average Above average Outstanding
Ability to incorporate music that goes in
accordance with the theme selection The music did not accurately The music somewhat expressed The music was good enough to Excellent choice of music in Extremely outstanding choice of
express the theme presented. the theme presented. hold some relation to the theme relation to theme presented, but music that accurately expresses
presented. does not accurately express the the theme presented.
theme presented.

Rhythm/Tempo Poor Fair/ Below Average Good/Average Above average Outstanding


Ability to stay in time with the music
The group attempts to keep a The group rarely shows a basic The group shows a good The group shows great The group is outstandingly
rhythm, but often gets off beat understanding of tempo and beat, understanding of tempo and beat understanding of tempo and beat accurate in beat, tempo, rhythms
and speeds up or falls behind. but sometimes falls behind and/or but periodically gets off beat or by rarely getting off beat or and dance sequences.
Doesn't follow beat in music. speeds up in places or makes makes errors in rhythm. making errors in rhythm.
errors in rhythm.

Preparedness Poor Fair/ Below Average Good/Average Above average Outstanding


The dance was well rehearsed.
Group is not prepared to perform Group is not prepared and it is Group is somewhat prepared, but Group seems prepared, but could Group is completely prepared and
at all. clear that rehearsal was definately could have used a lot more have used a couple more has obviously rehearsed.
lacking. rehearsals. rehearsals.

Enthusiasm Poor Fair/ Below Average Good/Average Above average Outstanding


Involvement in the emotion or mood of
the dance. No use of facial expressions or Very little use of facial Facial expressions and body Facial expressions and body Facial expressions and body
body language. Did not expressions or body language. language are sometimes used to language are often used to language are always used to
demonstrate an interest in Did not demonstrate much generate emotions. generate a strong interest and generate a strong interest and
performance. interest in performance. enthusiasm. enthusiasm.

Member Participation Poor Fair/ Below Average Good/Average Above average Outstanding
The members of the group participate in
the dance routine. One member participates in the Some members participate in the Most members participate in the All members participate in the All members participate in the
dance. The group is a mess. No dance. The group is not put dance. The group is put together dance. The group is well put dance. The group is extremely
effort at all. together at all. Effort is minimal. ok, but not everyone is trying. together. Good effort from well put together. Everyone is
everyone. focused and on task.

Poor Fair/ Below Average Good/Average Above average Outstanding


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Overall Group Performance Poor Fair/ Below Average Good/Average Above average Outstanding
The overall level of performance from the
group. The group is not focused or ready The group is not focused is only The group is somewhat focused, The group is pretty focused and The group is focused,
to perform. Movements and going through the motions. but not really enthusiastic. somewhat enthusiastic. enthusiastic, and committed to
timing are non-existant. Movements and timing are off. Movements and timing are okay. Movements and timing are well the performance. Movements and
executed. timing are extremely well
executed.