SRJC Course Outlines

6/21/2024 5:01:52 PMDANCE 16.3 Course Outline as of Fall 2007

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 Scheduled1.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled17.50
Minimum1.00Lab Scheduled3.0017 min.Lab Scheduled52.50
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total4.00 Contact Total70.00
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  35.00Total Student Learning Hours: 105.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  34 - 4 Enrollments Total
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  PE 28.2

Catalog Description:
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This course for intermediate level dancers covers intermediate modern dance skills in the areas of technique and movement vocabulary; and in the use of space, time, and energy. This course also includes improvisation, experiences in choreography, and a focus on performance skills. May include performance in a dance concert.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Course Completion of DANCE 16.2

Limits on Enrollment:
By audition

Schedule of Classes Information
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This course for intermediate level dancers covers intermediate modern dance skills in the areas of technique and movement vocabulary; and in the use of space, time, and energy. This course also includes improvisation, experiences in choreography, and a focus on performance skills.  May include performance in a dance concert.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Course Completion of DANCE 16.2
Limits on Enrollment:By audition
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:34 - 4 Enrollments Total

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: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1. Utilize modern dance terminology to describe intermediate modern dance
  exercises, technical principles, and movement vocabulary.
2. Perform intermediate modern dance warm-ups, techniques, stretching and
  strengthening exercises, and movement combinations.
3. Explain technical principles incorporated in intermediate modern dance
  and apply these principles to the execution of intermediate modern
  dance movement.
4. Analyze elements of space and energy inherent in intermediate
  modern dance movement.
5. Create original dance movement through intermediate level modern dance
  improvisations and choreographic studies.
6. Display performance skills in presentation of intermediate modern
  dance choreography.
7. Identify rhythmic concepts and relate them to the execution of
  intermediate modern dance movement.
8. Count intermediate modern dance movement sequences.
9. Critique a modern dance performance or dance piece.

Topics and Scope
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I.   Intermediate modern dance terminology and corresponding movement
    vocabulary
II.  Intermediate modern dance technique
    A. Technical principles such as alignment, balance, flexion,
       extension, turn-out and inward rotation of the legs, off-center
       movement, initiation of movement with breath and core
    B. Floor work: Warming up, stretching, limb and core strengthening
    C. Locomotor movements such as triplets, prances, walks, runs, leaps
    D. Linking movements:  Across the floor and center combinations
III. Picking up and retaining choreography
IV.  Elements of dance in intermediate modern dance movement
    A.  Space: Use of level, facing, direction, dimension, planes, etc.
    B.  Time: Use of tempo and rhythm
    C.  Energy: Use of weight, movement qualities, etc.
V.   Performance skills such as:
    A.  Projection
    B.  Dynamics
    C.  Musicality (reflecting musical mood, accents, dynamics, etc. in
        the performance of dance movement)
    D.  Managing performance anxiety
    E.  Use of breath
VI.  Creative problem solving based on elements of modern dance (space,
    time, and energy) or other paradigms such as gesture, contact, etc.
    A.  Improvisation
    B.  Choreographing an intermediate level modern dance study
VII. How to execute modern dance movement. Each instructor approaches the
    "how to" of executing dance movement differently. Pedagogy may
     include:
     A.  Verbal descriptions
         1. Dance terminology
         2. Use of imagery
         3. Anatomical and kinesiological references
     B. Demonstration of movement
     C. Tactile information (hands-on)
     D. Kinesthetic awareness enhancing tools or methods
     E. Corrections
     F. Critical analysis of performed movement
VIII. Critiquing modern dance choreography - what to look for in a modern
     dance work
Topics for repeating students:  Although some concepts, techniques, and
movement vocabulary will be reviewed, the specific choreography of the
movement sequences included in every phase of the class and the music to
which it is choreographed will vary from semester to semester. Therefore,
information conveyed to meet the demands of that choreography and the
learning experience for the student will vary each semester that the
student takes the course.

Assignments:
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Homework (averaging 1 hour per week per unit):
1. Weekly practice of instructor choreography and dance skills covered
  in class sessions
2. Choreographing original dance movement (solo or duet)
3. Performing exercises to strengthen and/or stretch muscle
  groups required to execute dance movements
4. Written critique of a dance piece or performance approved by
  instructor. Note: Critique is based on a performance occurring during
  the current semester or for video viewing option, instructor will
  provide or approve a video.
5. Reading of class hand-outs (3 to 4 pages per semester)
In class assignments include:
1. Modern dance technique class activities assessed in terms of technique
  and performance (class performances)
2. 1 to 3 performance exams
3. Improvisations
4. Note-taking when appropriate
5. Practice sessions
6. Written final exam
Optional assignments
1. Modern dance video viewing and analysis
2. Partner activities focusing on dance technique
3. Student choreography work sessions

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
5 - 11%
Critique
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
40 - 60%
Class performances, Performance exams, Choreographic Assignment,Improvisations
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
5 - 11%
Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Completion, Essay
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
20 - 40%
Attendance and participation


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Instructor prepared materials

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