SRJC Course Outlines

4/20/2024 9:13:51 AMDANCE 16.1 Course Outline as of Fall 2003

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  DANCE 16.1Title:  MODERN DANCE I  
Full Title:  Modern Dance I
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 28.1

Catalog Description:
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Modern dance is a class in expressive dance covering basic dance technique, movement sequences, improvisation and composition.


Recommended Preparation:
Course Completion of DANCE 10 ( or PE 22 or PE 145)

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Modern dance is a class in expressive dance covering basic dance technique, movement sequences, improvisation & composition.
(Grade or P/NP)

Recommended:Course Completion of DANCE 10 ( or PE 22 or PE 145)
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 1981Inactive:
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:

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 be able by the completion of the semester to:
I.          Demonstrate modern dance movement concepts.
II.         Develop the ability to analyze movement in basic Laban
           Analysis terms (Effort/Shape).
III.        Differentiate between modern dance and other dance forms.
           Recognize and identify characteristics common to many modern
IV.         Identify basic modern dance terminology.
V.          Demonstrate increased flexibility, strength, balance,
           coordination, range of motion and sense of alignment.
VI.         Recognize and verbalize basic musical concepts as they relate
           to dance, underlying beat, time signature, downbeat and
VII.        Explore movements through improvisation and composition.

Topics and Scope
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       A.  The body as an instrument.
       B.  Flexibility and technique.
       C.  Body alignment: vertical posture of the spine and limbs
           for the standing and moving upright, placement of body
           parts outside of vertical.
       D.  Strengthening muscle groups required to execute dance
       E.  Exploring effort/shape qualities through experiences:
           bound flow/free flow, sudden/sustained, strong/light, and
       A.  Center standing techniques - specific work with the spine
           and legs, arms, and balance.
       B.  Movement qualities (use of space, time and energy).
       C.  Ascent and descent from the floor, basic falls and getting
       A.  Locomotor movements derived from basic human activities:
           walks, skips, runs, slides, gallops, hops.
       B.  More complicated dance movements: triplets, turns, leaps,
           combinations of 2 or more basic locomotor movements with
           exploration of the use of direction and floor pattern.
       A.  Working with counts.
       B.  Defining rhythmical patterns with movement.
       C.  Dancing to accompaniment in various time signatures.
       A.  Movement explorations (individual and group).
       B.  Applying elements of space, time, and energy to
           improvisation and composition.
       C.  Designing group movement.
       D.  Feelings, moods and ideas.

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May include any or all of the following: 1) practice of modern dance
skills including floorwork, axial and locomotor movement patterns,
2) demonstrations of understanding of concepts of space, time and energy
or dynamics through movement and written exams, 3) choreography of
original dance movement either alone or in a group, 4) improvisations

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 - 20%
Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Completion
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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