Study Guide

Overview and Test Objectives
Field 046: Dance

Test Overview

Table outlining the test format, number of questions, time, and passing score.
Format Computer-based test (CBT)
Number of Questions 100 multiple-choice questions
Time 2 hours 30 minutes*
Passing Score 220

*Does not include 15-minute CBT tutorial

Test Objectives

Table outlining test content and subject weighting by sub area and objective.
Subarea Range of Objectives Approximate Percentage of Questions on Test
I Dance Elements and Skills 001–007 35%
II Dance Creation, Production, and Analysis 008–013 35%
III Dance Education 014–018 30%
Pie chart of approximate test weighting, detailed in the table below.

Subarea I—DANCE ELEMENTS AND SKILLS

Objective 001—Understand elements and concepts common to dance.

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Objective 002—Understand fundamental skills, techniques, and concepts of modern dance.

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Objective 003—Understand fundamental skills, techniques, and concepts of jazz dance.

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Objective 004—Understand fundamental skills, techniques, and concepts of ballet.

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Objective 005—Understand fundamental skills, techniques, and concepts of tap dance.

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Objective 006—Understand fundamental skills, techniques, and concepts of ethnic (world) dance.

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Objective 007—Understand fundamental skills, techniques, and concepts of social dance.

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Subarea II—DANCE CREATION, PRODUCTION, AND ANALYSIS

Objective 008—Understand and analyze the basic principles of movement.

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Objective 009—Understand choreographic principles and processes.

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Objective 010—Understand choreographic forms and structures.

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Objective 011—Understand basic principles of dance performance and production.

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Objective 012—Understand dance forms and styles from a variety of historical and cultural contexts.

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Objective 013—Understand basic principles of dance analysis and criticism.

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Subarea III—DANCE EDUCATION

Objective 014—Understand the foundations of dance education.

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Objective 015—Understand the development and implementation of curricula and instructional and assessment strategies for dance education in a school setting.

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Objective 016—Understand ways to integrate dance education knowledge and skills with other disciplines.

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Objective 017—Understand activities and movement science practices that promote health, safety, and injury prevention in dance.

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Objective 018—Understand key knowledge, skills, and strategies required of the professional dance educator.

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