Elements of Dance Pre-Assessment

A dance activity to increase knowledge of the sensory elements of dance (movement, time, level, energy, body shapes)

step 1

Review “Elements of Dance” checklist with students. Ask students if they know what the vocabulary means. Ask students to demonstrate.



step 2

Volunteers should demonstrate in groups to clearly illustrate distinctions. Three volunteers will be needed for level, “high”, “medium” and “low”.


Art Making

Elements of Dance checklist