|Student Learning Outcomes -|
- Students will have explored fundamental dance technique and skills necessary for public performance.
- Students will have practical experience in the production aspects of dance.
|Description - |
|Rehearsal and performance class designed to develop choreography for live performance.|
|Course Objectives - |
|The student will be able to: |
- Demonstrate technical skills, at the appropriate level, safely and with precision (positions, various techniques, agility, balance, coordination, strength, and/or kinesthetic awareness).
- Execute dance skills solo, duet and/or group configuration.
- Evaluate the selected dance activity as an art form, movement theory, and/or cultural significance.
- Apply the concepts of proper alignment and placement in all activities.
- Understand music genres as an integral part of the dance experience.
- Analyze the historical develop of different styles of choreography.
|Special Facilities and/or Equipment - |
- Dance studio/theater.
- Dance Shoes and appropriate clothing or costumes.
|Course Content (Body of knowledge) - |
- Audition placement process:
- Movement combinations of various styles including ballet, modern, jazz, ballroom, ethnic, tap, world dance, musical theatre, and Hip Hop.
- Smaller group movement combination given by specific choreographers
- Rehearsal process:
- Placement in specific choreography
- Scheduled rehearsal attendance
- Diverse group interaction
- Physical conditioning through selected routines
- Body awareness:
- Production work
- Artistic References
- reference to contemporary dance companies
- sources and styles of music
|Methods of Evaluation - |
- Observation of performance skills through the appropriate level of technique.
- Objective exams
- Cooperative learning assignments
- Term paper
|Representative Text(s) - |
|Tharp, Twyla. The Collaborative Habitat: Life Lessons for Working Together. New York, NY. Simon and Schuster, 2009. |
Ryan, Walter J. Technical Manual and Dictionary of Classical Ballet. 2011
|Disciplines - |
|Method of Instruction - |
- Lecture and Visual Aids
- Discussion and problem solving in class
- Collaborative learning and small group exercises
- Laboratory and Demonstration
- Quiz and Examination review
|Lab Content - |
- Demonstration and practice of choreography from concept to completed work.
- Demonstration and practice of casting, costuming, and lighting of choreography.
- Demonstration and practice of proper body alignment and awareness in all dance activities.
|Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments - |
- Written critique of a live dance performance
- Optional writing exercises based on recommended reading.