SRJC Course Outlines

5/24/2024 9:10:39 AMDANCE 16.3 Course Outline as of Fall 2003

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  DANCE 16.3Title:  MODERN DANCE III  
Full Title:  Modern Dance III
Last Reviewed:2/25/2019

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum2.00Lecture Scheduled017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled0
Minimum1.00Lab Scheduled4.003 min.Lab Scheduled70.00
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total4.00 Contact Total70.00
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  0.00Total Student Learning Hours: 70.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  22 - 4 Times in any Comb of Levels
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  PE 28.2

Catalog Description:
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A class for dance students who wish to continue their dance experience through more technically challenging exercises, increasing complexity of movement sequences, further exploration of improvisation and composition, and by focusing on performance skills. May include a performance in a dance concert.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Course Completion of DANCE 16.2

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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A class for dance students who wish to continue their dance experience through more technically challenging exercises, increasing complexity of movement sequences, further exploration of improvisation & composition & by focusing on performance skills. May include a performance in a dance concert.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Course Completion of DANCE 16.2
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:22 - 4 Times in any Comb of Levels

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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The student will be able by the completion of the semester to:
I.      Develop increased technical ability, i.e. strength,
       flexibility, range of motion, freedom of movement, control,
       and balance.
II.     Demonstrate a continual working knowledge of the basic
       concepts of composition.
III.    Develop proficiency in Laban Analysis, especially the concepts
       of Effort/Shape theory developed by Laban, and how it relates
       to modern dance movement.
IV.     Explore the use of body weight in modern dance through fall
       and recovery techniques.
V.      Recognize and apply elements of design, style, and form to
       composition.
VI.     Demonstrate the sense of musicality in dance.
VII.    Develop an understanding of the breath phrase.
VIII.   Demonstrate an increased overall kinesthetic awareness
       including recognition of nonessential muscular tension.
IX.     Gain experience in self expression through dance
       improvisation.
X.      Sharpen performance skills through experience in dance
       performance during studio performances with the possibility of
       participation in a formal dance concert.

Topics and Scope
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I.      TECHNIQUE
       A.  Continuation of basic dance movement techniques with
           increased complexity of movement sequences and increased
           technical demands.
       B.  Emphasis on flow of movement, accuracy and changes in
           demands.
       C.  Exploration of on and off center movement.
       D.  Use of imagery and other techniques to increase
           kinesthetic awareness.
       E.  Execution of more advanced dance falls, turns, leaps, and
           jumps.
       F.  Emphasis on use of focus in dance.
       G.  Emphasis on movement efficiency.
II.     MUSICALITY
       A.  Movement sequences to unusual time signatures (i.e. 5/4)
       B.  Exploration of resultant rhythm through movement sequences
           in mixed meters.
       C.  Exploration of individual timing of movement sequences.
III.   IMPROVISATION:  Individual and group movement explorations
IV.     COMPOSITION
       A.  Composition assignments requiring more advanced
           choreography.
       B.  Apply principles of Effort/Shape to composition.
       C.  Apply principles of style, design, and form to composition.
V.      PERFORMANCE
       A.  Skills needed for performing beyond technique, i.e.
           projection.
       B.  Emphasis on conveying the intent of the choreography
           through performance quality.

Assignments:
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Term paper on a live dance performance or other dance related topic.
May include any or all of the following 1) practice choreography and
modern dance skills, 2) choreograph original dance movement, 3) perform
exercises to further strengthen and/or stretch muscle groups as needed
to properly execute dance movements at the intermediate level,
and 4) perform improvisations related to modern dance concepts

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
10 - 20%
Term papers
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
None
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
20 - 40%
Class performances, Performance exams
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
0 - 0%
None
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
40 - 60%
Attendance and participation


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Instructor prepared materials

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