SRJC Course Outlines

2/22/2024 2:18:56 AMDANCE 27 Course Outline as of Fall 2005

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  DANCE 27Title:  DANCE PRODUCTION  
Full Title:  Dance Production
Last Reviewed:2/26/2018

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum2.00Lecture Scheduled017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled0
Minimum2.00Lab 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:  34 - 4 Enrollments Total
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  PE 31.2

Catalog Description:
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In this course, students will rehearse and prepare to perform student choreographed dances, for the annual dance performance. The focus is on developing technical and performance skills, as well as productive work habits in relation to rehearsing and practicing choreography. This course is designed for intermediate to advanced level dancers.  The course will also serve as an introduction to facets of dance production.

Concurrent Enrollment in THAR 11.8 ( or THAR 61.8)

Recommended Preparation:
Course Completion of DANCE 11.3 ( or PE 27.2 or PE 146.2) OR Course Completion of DANCE 13.3 ( or PE 30.2 or PE 149.2) OR Course Completion of DANCE 16.3 ( or PE 28.2 or PE 147.2) OR Course Completion of DANCE 21.3 ( or PE 59.2 or PE 48.7)

Limits on Enrollment:
By audition

Schedule of Classes Information
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A class in which intermediate to advanced level dancers rehearse and prepare to perform dances for the annual dance performance. The focus is on development of performance skills and productive work habits in relation to the rehearsal process.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:Concurrent Enrollment in THAR 11.8 ( or THAR 61.8)
Recommended:Course Completion of DANCE 11.3 ( or PE 27.2 or PE 146.2) OR Course Completion of DANCE 13.3 ( or PE 30.2 or PE 149.2) OR Course Completion of DANCE 16.3 ( or PE 28.2 or PE 147.2) OR Course Completion of DANCE 21.3 ( or PE 59.2 or PE 48.7)
Limits on Enrollment:By audition
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:34 - 4 Enrollments Total


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Spring 1985Inactive:
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Spring 1985Inactive:

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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Upon completion of the course students will be able to:
I.   Demonstrate audition and performance skills.
II.  Critically appraise the dance production and pre-production
III. Demonstrate knowledge and skills involved in pre-production aspects
    of a dance performance such as selecting a title and publicity.
IV.  Perfect and perform dances rehearsed throughout the semester.
V.   Apply and relate universal principles of dance technique to
    performance material.
VI.  Demonstrate the ability to work with other dancers effectively in
    rehearsal and performance.
VII. Show ability to prepare mentally and physically for rehearsals
    and performances.

Topics and Scope
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I.      Pre-production aspects of a dance performance
       A.  Audition skills
       B.  Rehearsal process
           1.  Application of dance technique taught in intermediate
               level dance classes in modern, jazz, hip hop, and/or
               ballet dance forms
           2.  Setting and meeting of rehearsal goals
           3.  Warming-up for rehearsal
           4.  Methods of learning and practicing choreography
           5.  Maintaining spatial relationships with other
               dancers ("spacing")
           6.  Rehearsal work habits
       C.  Cast meetings and callboard procedures
       D.  Show title considerations
       E.  Publicity for dance productions
       F.  Practical and aesthetic considerations of program order
       G.  Ticket sales
       H.  Basic requirements for stage makeup for dance
II.     Performance techniques
       A.  Projection and focus
       B.  Displaying performance energy
       C.  Facial expression
       D.  Strategies for addressing performance anxiety
III.    Post-production analysis
       A.  Criteria for judging the organizational success of
           pre-production aspects of a dance performance
       B.  Criteria for judging the artistic merit of dance works
       C.  Criteria for self-critique in terms of:
           1. Dance technique
           2. Rehearsal and performance skills

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Assignments may include the following:
1.  Rehearsing and memorizing choreography
2.  Practicing choreography from dances in a dedicated and conscientious
manner, both in class and independently in the interim between rehearsals
3.  Participating in pre-production aspects of the performance including
show title selection and publicity
4.  Reading class handouts and notices, schedules, etc. on the production
5.  Written analysis of the learning experience provided by the course
including the audition and rehearsal process
6.  Self critique in terms of dance technique, rehearsal and performance
7.  Critique of the aesthetic success of the dances rehearsed during the
8.  Participation in class discussions

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%
Analysis and critique(s)
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
40 - 60%
Class performances
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
0 - 0%
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
20 - 40%

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Instructor prepared materials

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