SRJC Course Outlines

6/20/2024 2:43:13 AMDANCE 21.2 Course Outline as of Fall 2007

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  DANCE 21.2Title:  HIP HOP/FUNK II  
Full Title:  Hip Hop/Funk II
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:  22 - 4 Times in any Comb of Levels
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  DANCE 81.2

Catalog Description:
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This course bridges the gap between beginning and intermediate hip hop/ funk allowing students to continue the study of hip hop/funk dance. This class incorporates styles and choreography used in the current dance vernacular and culture as well as influences such as African dance and jazz funk.


Recommended Preparation:
Course Completion of DANCE 21.1 ( or PE 59.1)

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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This course bridges the gap between beginning and intermediate hip hop/ funk allowing students to continue the study of hip hop/funk dance. Includes current Hip Hop dance vernacular and influences such as African Dance and jazz funk.
(Grade or P/NP)

Recommended:Course Completion of DANCE 21.1 ( or PE 59.1)
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:Spring 2007Inactive:
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Spring 2007Inactive:

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 this course, the student will be able to:
1.  Identify a variety of hip hop/funk dance movements using appropriate
   terminology (either written or spoken).
2.  Perform a variety of hip hop/funk walks, footwork, and dance
3.  Explain basic musical concepts as related to hip hop/funk dance.
4.  Demonstrate the ability to count music and connect dance movements
   with music.
5.  Perform hip hop/funk dance incorporating performance qualities
   appropriate to the dance form.
6.  Demonstrate the ability to rapidly pick up, reproduce and retain hip
   hop/funk choreography.
7.  Analyze correct body mechanics in the context of hip hop/funk dance
8.  Perform strengthening and flexibility exercises to enhance hip
   hop/funk dance ability.
9.  Differentiate between safe and unsafe execution of various hip hop
10. Practice basic dance injury prevention techniques.

Topics and Scope
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I.    Warm-up Exercises
     A.  Locomotor movement combinations
     B.  Isolations and body articulations
     C.  Strengthening exercises
     D.  Stretching exercises
II.   Across the Floor
     A.  Hip hop/funk walks, footwork, and movement vocabulary
     B.  Movement phrases used in combinations
III.  Hip Hop/Funk Combinations
IV.   Picking up and retaining choreography
     A.  Skills involved in becoming a "quick study" (picking up movement
     B.  Sight-reading of choreography
     C.  Improving movement memory
V.    Musical Concepts
     A.  Counting music
     B.  Rhythm
         1.  Accents
         2.  Syncopation
     C.  Musicality (connection of movement to music)
VI.   Performance Quality
     A.  Dynamics
     B.  Personal style
     C.  Attitude
VII.  Basic body mechanics and alignment as related to hip hop dance
VIII. Injury prevention
IX.   Critiquing contemporary dance
     A. Things to look for in a contemporary dance work
     B. Evaluating a contemporary dance work

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1.  In class assignments include:
   a.  Actively participating in all physical aspects of dance classes
       (e.g. warm-ups, across the floor, center combinations)
   b.  Listening to information conveyed during class, taking notes when
       appropriate, participation in class discussions and question/
       answer periods
   c.  Final written exam
   d.  1 to 3 performance exams on movement vocabulary and/or
       choreography taught in class
   e.  Practice sessions
2.  There will be an average of 1.5 hours of homework per week per unit
   that will include:
   a.  Practicing choreography for classes throughout the semester
   b.  Preparation of choreography for performance exams
   c.  Practicing exercises and dance skills taught in class
   d.  Choreographing a hip-hop dance combination (short dance sequence)
   e.  Read class hand-outs (2 or 3 pages total) and study for final exam
       (hand-outs and lecture notes)
   f.  1 to 3 page critique of a dance performance (either live or on
       video tape) or comparable alternate written assignment (e.g.
       essay, reflective paper, report on a dance topic)

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 - 10%
Critique or report (see assignment 2.f.)
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%

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Instructor prepared materials

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