SRJC Course Outlines

6/23/2024 9:09:41 PMDANCE 28 Course Outline as of Fall 2005

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  DANCE 28Title:  CHOREO FOR PERFORMANCE  
Full Title:  Choreography for Performance
Last Reviewed:4/22/2024

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum2.00Lecture Scheduled017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled0
Minimum2.00Lab Scheduled6.0012 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 31.3

Catalog Description:
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The purpose of this course is to give intermediate to advanced dance students the opportunity to develop choreography from initial concept through completion and performance.  Students will conduct rehearsals, receive feedback on choreography, show their work, and prepare to present dances in a dance production.  Students in this course may also perform in dances choreographed by fellow students.

Concurrent Enrollment in THAR 11.8 ( or THAR 61.8)

Recommended Preparation:
Course Completion of DANCE 3.1 ( or PE 25.1 or PE 25 or PE 144) and Course Completion of DANCE 27 ( or PE 31.2 or PE 151.2)

Limits on Enrollment:
By audition

Schedule of Classes Information
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In this course, intermediate to advanced dance students choreograph, rehearse, and prepare to present dance pieces for the dance production.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:Concurrent Enrollment in THAR 11.8 ( or THAR 61.8)
Recommended:Course Completion of DANCE 3.1 ( or PE 25.1 or PE 25 or PE 144) and Course Completion of DANCE 27 ( or PE 31.2 or PE 151.2)
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 1982Inactive:
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Spring 1982Inactive:

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.    Choreograph a full-length dance piece, teach it to other students,
     and develop it for performance.
II.   Show knowledge of choreographic principles through the creation of
     a dance.
III.  Demonstrate the skills required to teach choreography to other
IV.   Apply productive work habits in the choreographic process.
V.    Critically appraise the dance production and pre-production
     processes in choreographic and logistic terms.
VI.   Combine elements of choreography, costuming, performance skills, and
     other theatrical elements to communicate an artistic intention.
VII.  Evaluate the aesthetic effectiveness of a dance piece.
VIII. Apply performance skills to dance material.
IX.   Perform choreography in rehearsal.
X.    Apply choreographic knowledge and teaching skills gleaned from
     participation in fellow students' pieces to their own choreographic
     and rehearsal processes.

Topics and Scope
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I.    Dance-making (choreographing a full length dance piece)
     A. Theme
     B. Selection of musical accompaniment (or other accompaniment)
     C. Development of costume concept
     D. Stylistic consistency
     E. Incorporating choreographic devices
     F. Choreographic form
     G. Principles of group choreography
     H. Use of props or sets
II.   Rehearsal Process
     A. Counting choreography and music
     B. Teaching skills
     C. Staging
        1.  Exits/Entrances
        2.  Formations
     D. Rehearsal skills as a dancer in other choreographers' work
     E. Enhancement of personal choreographic and teaching skills through
        observation and investigation of other choreographers at work
III.  Pre-production
     A. Cast meetings and callboard procedures
     B. Music editing and reproduction
     C. Costuming
     D. Working conceptually with a lighting designer
     E. Determining program order: aesthetic and practical considerations
     F. Selecting a title for a performance and a dance piece
     G. Publicity
     H. Ticket sales
IV.   Performance Skills
     A. Coping with performance anxiety
     B. Projection
     C. Facial Expression
     D. Evoking desired performance quality from dancers
VI.   Production analysis
     A. Criteria for judging the aesthetic merits of a dance piece
     B. Criteria for assessing pre-production elements of a dance

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Assignments may include any or all of the following:
1.  Written proposals for choreography, costume, and technical
aspects of a dance piece
2.  Choreographing a solo, duo or group dance piece
3.  Preparing choreography to teach to dancers by reviewing choreography,
going over counts, etc.
4.  Choreographic notebook including some form of choreographic
notation, sketches of formations, ideas for staging, creative ideas and
inspiration for the piece, etc.
5.  Memorizing and rehearsing choreography of other choreographers
6.  Practicing choreography in the interim between rehearsals
7.  Reading class handouts and notices or schedules on the production
8.  Brief written assessment of the dance production process from the
perspectives of a choreographer and dancer including pre-production
elements such as publicity, rehearsal schedules, program order and title
9.  Written critique of the aesthetic merit of dance pieces choreographed
for the course (including a self-critique) and brief analysis of the
skills and knowledge gleaned from participation in fellow students'

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%
Proposals, choreographic notebook, 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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