SRJC Course Outlines

6/8/2023 4:10:47 AMDANCE 16.4 Course Outline as of Fall 2003

New Course (First Version)

Discipline and Nbr:  DANCE 16.4Title:  MODERN DANCE IV  
Full Title:  Modern Dance IV
Last Reviewed:2/25/2019

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum2.00Lecture Scheduled017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled0
Minimum1.00Lab Scheduled6.0017 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
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Catalog Description:
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Modern Dance IV is an advanced level modern dance class for students who have attained proficiency in beginning and intermediate modern dance skills and wish to continue their dance experience through advanced level exercises, warm-ups, floor work, movement sequences and combinations. Class will include further exploration of improvisation and composition with strong emphasis on performance quality.  This class will emphasize demonstrable knowledge of modern dance in an historical context, i.e. the ability to differentiate both physically and verbally between traditional and contemporary modern dance techniques and between modern dance and other dance forms.

Course Completion of DANCE 16.3 ( or PE 28.2 or PE 147.2)

Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

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An advanced level modern dance class for students who have attained proficiency in intermediate modern dance skills and are interested in greater challenges in the areas of modern dance technique, improvisation, composition and performance.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of DANCE 16.3 ( or PE 28.2 or PE 147.2)
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
1.  Demonstrate knowledge and proficiency in modern dance vocabulary.
2.  Execute movement at an advanced technique level.
3.  Demonstrate an ability to move from the body's center with a sense
   of freedom while maintaining control.
4.  Demonstrate the ability to move with a full range of dynamics and
   expressive qualities.
5.  Execute all movement with performance presence throughout each
   segment of the class format.
6.  Demonstrate a willingness to take risks in the creative exploration of
7.  Differentiate physically between the major modern dance techniques,
   such as the techniques of Humphrey/Limon, Graham, Cunningham and
8.  Articulate the differences between major modern dance techniques,
   such as the techniques of Humphrey/Limon, Graham, Cunningham and
   others; and the characteristics of modern dance versus other dance
9.  Demonstrate an advanced level of musicality, i.e. a connection to the
   music through modern dance movement in terms of tempo, rhythm, accent,
   mood, and intensity.

Topics and Scope
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I.         Technique
           A.  Continuation of intermediate level modern dance movement
               techniques with increased complexity of movement sequences
               and increased technical demands
           B.  Emphasis on development of personal style within the
               technical structures given
           C.  Attention to detail and subtleties of movement
           D.  Focus on transitional movement
           E.  Moving from deep muscles and connection to the body's
II.        Performance
           A.  Focus on bringing performance presence to all movement
               taught in class including warm-ups
           B.  Inclusion of numerous performance opportunities within
               each class meeting
III.        Composition
           A.  Development of personal style within choreography
           B.  Emphasis on development of aesthetic sensibility in
               relation to individual choreography and in viewing
               choreography of others
IV.         Improvisation
           A.  Application of advanced technical abilities in movement
           B.  Emphasis on risk taking in movement exploration - going
               beyond familiar ground
V.          Musicality
           A.  Fine-tuning the ability to recognize and express aspects
               of music through movement including the following:
                  1.  Accent
                  2.  Dynamics
                  3.  Time Signature
                  4.  Mood

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One of the following:  A brief written critique of a modern dance
performance; a brief written analysis of one aspect of modern dance
training or history; or an oral presentation on a modern dance-related

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, oral presentation
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
20 - 60%
Attendance, Participation, Written critique, analysis or oral presentation

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Instructor Prepared Materials

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