SRJC Course Outlines

5/29/2023 7:01:52 PMDANCE 16.2 Course Outline as of Fall 2003

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Discipline and Nbr:  DANCE 16.2Title:  MODERN DANCE II  
Full Title:  Modern Dance II
Last Reviewed:2/25/2019

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum2.00Lecture Scheduled017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled0
Minimum1.00Lab Scheduled6.006 min.Lab Scheduled105.00
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total6.00 Contact Total105.00
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  0.00Total Student Learning Hours: 105.00 

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

Catalog Description:
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Modern Dance II will continue the study of basic modern dance techniques and will include warm-up exercises, floor exercises, locomotor progressions and modern dance sequences.  The class will also cover basic composition and improvisation.


Recommended Preparation:
Course Completion of DANCE 16.1 ( or PE 28.1 or PE 147.1)

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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For students ready to progress beyond the beginning level in modern dance technique.  This class will include warm-ups, floor exercises, locomotor progressions, modern dance sequences and experiences in improvisation and composition.
(Grade or P/NP)

Recommended:Course Completion of DANCE 16.1 ( or PE 28.1 or PE 147.1)
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:22 - 4 Times in any Comb of Levels


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2003Inactive:
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2003Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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The student will:
    l.  Identify and demonstrate basic modern dance movement vocabulary.
    2.  Develop expressive movement qualities through level II modern
        dance techniques  ("advanced-beginning" level.)
    3.  Recognize and demonstrate skills common to many modern dance
    4.  Condition the body in terms of flexibility, strength, balance
        and coordination.
    5.  Execute movement at an advanced-beginning level of modern dance
    6.  Develop the ability to work with music.
    7.  Explore movement through improvisation and composition.

Topics and Scope
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1.  Technique
   A.  Continuation of Level I modern dance techniques.
   B.  Augmentation of level of fitness and overall dance technique in
       terms of:
       1.  Flexibility
       2.  Strength
       3.  Coordination
       4.  Balance
       5.  Stamina
   C.  Torso alignment (spine/pelvis)
   D.  Limb placement
   E.  Practice of modern dance skills
          1.  Tilts
          2.  Swings
          3.  Falls
  F.  Exploration of expansive dynamics and expressive movement qualities
  G.  Learning phrases of movement and linking them together into longer
II.  Musicality
    A.  Recognizing pulse and tempo
    B.  Developing the ability to move in accordance with timing of
        musical accompaniment
    C.  Working with counts
            1.  Recognizing and moving to downbeat
            2.  Recognizing and moving in 3/4 and 4/4 time signatures
III.  Improvisation and Composition
     A.  Movement explorations both group and individual
     B.  Choreography of a basic dance study
     C.  Application of modern dance movement concepts such as
              1.  Space
              2.  Time
              3.  Imagery
              4.  Emotional expression
              5.  Qualities of Movement
              6.  Effort/Shape


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
0 - 0%
This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because skill demonstrations are more appropriate for this course.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
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
10 - 40%
Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Completion, Brief written critique
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
20 - 60%
Attendance, Participation, Brief written critique or essay of modern dance

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Instructor prepared materials.

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