SRJC Course Outlines

7/6/2022 3:32:50 PMDANCE 29 Course Outline as of Fall 2012

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  DANCE 29Title:  DANCE ENSEMBLE  
Full Title:  Dance Ensemble
Last Reviewed:2/24/2020

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled1.5017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled26.25
Minimum2.00Lab Scheduled4.5017 min.Lab Scheduled78.75
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total6.00 Contact Total105.00
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  52.50Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  34 - 4 Enrollments Total
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  PE 31.4

Catalog Description:
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For the intermediate through advanced dance student, the Dance Ensemble class provides an experience of dancing and touring with a pre-professional dance company.  Collaboratively, the faculty and class/company members create a short theme-based performance, designed to increase audience appreciation of dance as an art form.  Students develop their own choreography and perform both student and faculty pieces in a variety of venues focusing on performance in K-12 settings.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Course Completion of DANCE 11.3, DANCE 13.3, DANCE 16.3 OR DANCE 21.3 For choreographers completion of DANCE 3.1.

Limits on Enrollment:
By Audition

Schedule of Classes Information
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For the intermediate through advanced dance student, the Dance Ensemble class provides an experience of dancing and touring with a pre-professional dance company.  Collaboratively, the faculty and class/company members create a short theme-based performance, designed to increase audience appreciation of dance as an art form.  Students develop their own choreography and perform both student and faculty pieces in a variety of venues focusing on performance in K-12 settings.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Course Completion of DANCE 11.3, DANCE 13.3, DANCE 16.3 OR DANCE 21.3 For choreographers completion of DANCE 3.1.
Limits on Enrollment:By Audition
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:34 - 4 Enrollments Total

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1998Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1998Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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Over the course of the semester students will:  
1.  Rehearse and perform a theme-based dance performance geared toward educating the audience about dance as an art form.
2.  Demonstrate intermediate or higher level technique skills in both rehearsal and performance.
3.  Create dance movement through improvisation and/or collaborative choreographic processes.
4.  Display professionalism and personal responsibility as a member of a dance company.
5.  Analyze the process of putting together a dance production from the audition process through the final performance.
6.  Optional (selected choreographers only): Choreograph a dance with clear thematic content geared towards an audience composed of children through young adults.  
7.  Teach dance movement to fellow company members and/or audience members.
8.  Repeating students will deepen rehearsal and performance skills. The theme and choreography are different each semester thus the learning experience each semester is unique.  Choreographers are frequently selected from repeating students.

Topics and Scope
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I.      Auditioning skills
II.    The theme-based dance performance model
III.   Educational considerations for performances in the schools
IV.   Professionalism
V.    Rehearsal processes
       A. Skills relevant to the rehearsal process
       B. Staging
       C. Spacing
       D. Cleaning and critiques
VI.   Preproduction considerations
       A.  Fund-raising
       B.  Costuming
       C.  Publicity
VII.  Performance processes
       A.  Projection and focus
       B.  Performance energy
       C.  Adapting to differing performance situations
       D.  Personal performance organization
VIII. Teaching dance movement
IX.    Post performance analysis
Optional:
X.     Choreographic skills
 
Repeating students will demonstrate increased depth and breadth of related skills.

Assignments:
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In class assignments:
1.  Rehearsal of dances.
2.  Participation in class discussions.
3.  Note-taking as needed.
4.  One performance at the college and five to six performances in K-12 schools (performance exams)
5.  Final exam - Post performance meeting and discussion.
Homework:
1.  Reading of class hand-outs.
2.  Practice of assigned roles and/or techniques necessary to perform roles.
3.  Research for thematic inspiration and music for a dance piece (optional - selected choreographers only).
4.  Preparation of choreography to teach in rehearsal (selected choreographers).
5.  Performance of pre-production, tour, and post tour tasks related to fund-raising, costuming, publicity.
6.  Two papers
    a.  Midterm paper:  Analysis of the audition and rehearsal processes focusing on the learning experience and personal reflections.
    b.  Final paper:  Analysis of the performance/tour processes focusing on the learning experience and personal reflections. May include a critique pertaining to the success of the performance in terms of meeting artistic and educational objectives.
 
Repeating students will demonstrate increased depth and breadth in completion of assignments.

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%
Midterm and Final papers
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
None
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
30 - 50%
Class performance in rehearsals, formal performances (tour), professionalism, final exam
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
0 - 0%
None
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
30 - 50%
Attendance, participation in costuming, publicity and fund-raising


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Instructor prepared materials

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