SRJC Course Outlines

4/17/2024 12:56:10 AMTHAR 11.3 Course Outline as of Fall 2012

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  THAR 11.3Title:  PERFORM MUSICAL-DANCE  
Full Title:  Performance: Musical - Dance
Last Reviewed:5/11/2020

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum2.00Lecture Scheduled017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled0
Minimum1.00Lab Scheduled017 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR6.00 Contact DHR105.00
 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 Only
Repeatability:  34 - 4 Enrollments Total
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  THAR 61.3

Catalog Description:
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Rehearsal and performance of ensemble dance numbers and other choreographic staging for musical numbers and scenes in the context of musical theatre productions.

Concurrent Enrollment in THAR 11.2

Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:
By audition only.

Schedule of Classes Information
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Rehearsal and performance of ensemble dance numbers and other choreographic staging for musical numbers and scenes in the context of musical theatre productions.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Concurrent Enrollment in THAR 11.2
Limits on Enrollment:By audition only.
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 2005Inactive:
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Spring 2005Inactive:

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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In order to achieve these learning outcomes, during the course the student will:
1.    Execute choreography in a style and at a level appropriate for each number within
       a given musical play.
2.    Perform technical dance skills required for the choreography of each musical number
       within a given musical play.
3.    Demonstrate dance performance skills such as projection, clarity of movement, and
       high energy in rehearsal and on stage.  
4.    Recognize and solve many of the problems associated with the adaptation of dance
       from the studio to the theatrical production.
5.    Apply both dance and theatrical terminology and protocol in the context of a musical
       theatre production.
6.    Demonstrate the ability to work with other cast members effectively in rehearsal and
7.    Conduct themselves in a manner consistent with expectations of dancers in professional
       musical theatre settings during both rehearsals and performances.  
8.    Exhibit mental and physical preparation for dance or movement rehearsals and
9.    Portray character non-verbally through dance and or stylized stage movement within
       musical numbers.
10.  Accurately reproduce choreography and maintain set choreography throughout
       rehearsals and performances.
11.  Integrate dancing, singing, movement and acting in musical scenes.    
Each time the course is offered a different musical play will be presented, placing new and
different demands on the performer. The following are examples of factors that will change
for each subsequent play that will alter the learning experience for the repeating student:
 - The style and required performance qualities of the choreography for a particular play
 - Genre of the dances performed (e.g. modern, jazz, ballet, tap, folk dance, ballroom dance,
    period dance)
 - Dramatic intent of the choreography and the character(s) portrayed
 - Specialized skills required by the choreography such as partnering, acrobatics, and
    dancing with props specific to each play

Topics and Scope
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I.    The Dance/Movement Rehearsal Process
      A.  Warming-up for rehearsal
      B.  Application of appropriate dance styles, movement vocabulary, and techniques
            specific to the requirements of each musical
      C.  Basic dance and/or stage terminology relevant to the rehearsal process of
            musical numbers
      D.  Methods of learning and practicing choreography
      E.  Counting music for dance
      F.  Staging of musical/dance numbers
            1.  Maintaining spatial relationships with other dancers ("spacing")
            2.  Integrating choreography with other elements in a musical number
                  such as acting, singing, manipulation of props  
       G.  Rehearsal work habits
      H.  May include one or more of the following, depending on needs of a particular
             1.  Stylized stage movement
             2.  Partnering techniques
             3.  Dancing with props
             4.  Period dance
             5.  Ballroom dance techniques
             6.  Folk dance
             7.  Ethnic dance
             8.  Jazz, ballet or modern dance techniques
             9.  Tap dance
             10.  Other movement styles or dance genres
II.    Adaptation From Studio to Stage Space
       A.  Challenges of performing musical numbers in the stage environment
             1.  Impact of stage lighting
             2.  Sightlines
             3.  Exits and entrances
             4.  Stage spacing and focuses
             5.  Adjusting from rehearsal to performance props
             6.  Dancing to sets (stairs, platforms, etc.)
       B.  Stage spacing and focus
       C.  Pre-performance preparation
             1.  Appropriate warm-ups
             2.  Centering techniques
       D.  Application of performance techniques such as:
             1.  Projection and focus
             2.  Displaying performance energy
             3.  Facial expression and characterization
             4.  Strategies for addressing performance anxiety
             5.  Handling audience responses
             6.  Handling the unexpected
III.    Standards of Professionalism
Repeating students will:
1.  Develop higher proficiency in each of the techniques listed above.
2.  Apply techniques to different roles, musicals, choreography, and
     directorial processes.

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1.   Preparation and practice of rehearsal material as demanded by the
     production schedule.  
2.   Additional practice of dance/movement skills outside of rehearsals in order to
      perform choreography at the required level.
3.   Adhere to the following standards of performance professionalism
      throughout the course:
          A.  Consistent attendance
          B.  Arrive promptly and prepared for all class meetings, rehearsals, special calls,
                and performances
          C.  Maintain an amiable and supportive attitude when interacting with other
                members of the performance ensemble
          D.  Participate actively in class discussions and exercises
          E.  Work collaboratively with other cast members and choreographer
                on dance/movement material
          F.  Perform each role in a conscientious and dedicated manner.
          G.  Respectfully follow the instructions of the director, choreographer, assistant
                choreographer, (if applicable) and/or dance captain (if applicable)
                with respect to preparation of dance/movement material and maintain that
                choreography/direction in a performance
         H.  Strive to maintain good health and safety practices
          I.   Follow the terms of the course syllabus

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
70 - 90%
Class performances, Production 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
10 - 30%
Professionalism - attendance, promptness and preparation

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Instructor prepared materials

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