Evaluation Criteria

At the end of each project, typically during exam week, a feedback session or defense is scheduled. All written work is completed and submitted approximately three days before this date. This conversation with the committee is an opportunity to reflect on the process and product of the project, to answer additional questions raised by the work, and to discuss how the independent project experience can inform and influence further work and study in the field of dance.

 Students should come to the defense prepared to discuss their project in terms of the criteria for evaluation, listed below, as well as the program’s general educational goals discussed in section I.

  • Your project is evaluated on process as well as product.
  • The faculty criteria for grading your projects include:
    • Process (project proposal through production and feedback sessions)
    • Risk and development
    • Quality
    • Written evaluation and perception

Program in Dance

Mahaney Center for the Arts
72 Porter Field Road
Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT 05753