- What do you feel you are learning by watching yourself dance on the video?
- What do you feel are your strengths in this dance?
- What areas do you feel you need to improve in order to perform this dance at a "4"?
Students also reflected on how they felt about the dance and their overall performance of the dance. Students also watched a person in their group dance and commented on their strengths and weaknesses. Some of the comments from the students included:
- "I’m learning that when you dance, you aren't always doing what you think you are."
- "I am learning that there is always something that can be improved on."
- "I have also learned that when you smile it makes the dance look so much better."
- "Sometimes I have terrible pirouettes but other time they are amazing so I need to work on getting them right every time."
- "I have to bring my head up. I also have to put on some facial expressions because my face was blank."
- "It was a good song to dance to because it was slow. I liked the way that we start on the ground and rise up. I like the hand thing that we did. I like we did cool things with the jazz squares. Finally I liked that we danced in small groups at the end. It was so fun."
- "She had good expression. She only needs to look up when she dances."
- "Her strengths are her kick ball change, pivot turns, hands, expressions on her face, and staying on beat."
By using the video, students were able to improve their dance skills while writing thoughtful and reflective critiques about their individual dance and their peers' dance.