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Journal: International Journal of Advanced Research (Vol.9, No. 01)

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This research aimed to determine the students level of awareness and performance in folk dance that served as basis of developing program for promotion of folk dancing skills in Bitin National High School for the school year 2017 to 2018.The descriptive research was used in the study using the Grade 9 students of Bitin National High School as the respondents. A self-made questionnaire and rubrics for dance performance were used to describe the level of awareness and dance performance skills of the respondents. Mean and standard deviation and Pearson r correlation using an alpha level of .05 were used as the statistical tools.The study revealed the following findings. Majority were 15 years old (90), followed by 14 years old (65), 16 years old (53), 17 years old (23) and the least 18 years old (10) with total number of 241.The over-all mean of 3.30 shows that the students are Moderately Interested about Philippine folk dances. For the Level of awareness of the students to folk dance related variables. In terms of the following variables: objectives, has an over-all mean (OM) of 3.30, strategies (OM=3.71), skills in folk dancing (OM=3.77), availability of dance materials (OM=2.88), and training (OM=3.12) were all interpreted as Moderately Aware. While exposure to Philippine folk dances (OM=3.43) shows that the students are somewhat awareto Philippine folk dances. Only the competence of the dance instructor was rated highly aware.With regard to the performance of the Grade 9 students in folk dancing fundamental skills, for the three categories given: poise and grace, timing and rhythm, interpretation of literature, most of the respondents were rated as Moderately Aware.The Correlation of folk-dance awareness variables as to poise and grace shows No Significant Correlation to folk dancing fundamental skills. The second category for folk dancing fundamental skills, timing and rhythm shows Negligible Correlation to folk dance awareness variables. The third category which is the interpretation of literature also shows Negligible Correlation to folk dance awareness related variables.

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