SRJC Course Outlines

12/4/2022 7:22:29 AMDANCE 16.1 Course Outline as of Fall 2019

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  DANCE 16.1Title:  MODERN DANCE I  
Full Title:  Modern Dance I
Last Reviewed:2/25/2019

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum1.50Lecture Scheduled.7517.5 max.Lecture Scheduled13.13
Minimum1.50Lab Scheduled2.253 min.Lab Scheduled39.38
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  26.25Total Student Learning Hours: 78.75 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  PE 28.1

Catalog Description:
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This course is for beginning (Level I) dancers with limited modern dance training. Emphasis is on beginning (Level I) modern dance skills in the areas of technique and movement vocabulary, as well as the use of space, time, and energy. This course will include basic modern dance improvisation, choreography, and performance skills.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Course Completion of DANCE 10.2

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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This course is for beginning (Level I) dancers with limited modern dance training. Emphasis is on beginning (Level I) modern dance skills in the areas of technique and movement vocabulary, as well as the use of space, time, and energy. This course will include basic modern dance improvisation, choreography, and performance skills.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Course Completion of DANCE 10.2
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

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 1981Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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1.  Execute and analyze beginning (Level I) modern dance sequences using applicable dance
    vocabulary.
2.  Perform beginning (Level I) modern dance choreography.
3.  Choreograph a beginning (Level I) modern dance combination.
 

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Students will be able to:
1. Utilize modern dance terminology to describe beginning (Level I) modern dance exercises,
    technical principles, and movement vocabulary.
2. Perform beginning (Level I) modern dance warm-ups, techniques, stretching and
    strengthening exercises, and movement combinations.
3. Explain technical principles incorporated in beginning (Level I) modern dance and apply these
    principles to the execution of beginning (Level I) modern dance movement.
4. Analyze elements of space and energy inherent in beginning (Level I) modern dance
    movement.
5. Create original dance movement through beginning (Level I) modern dance improvisations
    and choreographic studies.
6. Display performance skills in presentation of beginning (Level I) modern dance
    choreography.
7. Identify basic rhythmic concepts and relate them to the execution of beginning (Level I)
    modern dance movement.
8. Count beginning (Level I) modern dance movement sequences.
9. Critique a modern dance performance or dance piece.

Topics and Scope
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I.   Level I Modern Dance Terminology and Corresponding Movement Vocabulary
II.  Level I Modern Dance Technique
    A. Technical principles
          1. Alignment
         2. Balance
         3. Flexion
         4. Extension
         5. Turn-out and inward rotation of the legs
         6. Off-center movement
         7. Initiation of movement with breath and core
    B. Floor work
         1. Warming up
         2. Stretching, extremity and core
         3. Strengthening
    C. Locomotor movements
         1. Triplets
         2. Prances
         3. Walks
         4. Runs
         5. Leaps
    D. Linking movements
         1. Across the floor
          2. Center combinations
III. Picking Up and Retaining Choreography
IV. Elements of Dance in Level I Modern Dance Movement
    A. Space
         1. Use of level
         2. Facing
         3. Direction
         4. Dimension
         5. Planes
    B. Time
         1. Tempo
         2. Rhythm
    C. Energy
         1. Use of weight
         2. Movement qualities
V.   Performance Skills
    A. Projection
    B. Dynamics
    C. Musicality (including reflecting musical mood, accents, dynamics in the performance of
         dance movement)
    D. Managing performance anxiety
    E. Use of breath
VI.  Creative Problem Solving based on Elements of Modern Dance (Space, Time, and Energy)
    A. Improvisation
    B. Choreographing a Level I modern dance study
VII. How to Execute Modern Dance Movement (Pedagogy may  include):
     A. Verbal descriptions
         1. Dance terminology
         2. Use of imagery
         3. Anatomical and kinesiological references
     B. Demonstration of movement
     C. Tactile information (hands-on)
     D. Kinesthetic awareness enhancing tools or methods
     E. Corrections
VIII. Critiquing Modern Dance Choreography - What to Look for in a Modern Dance Work
 
All topics are covered in the lecture and lab portions of the course.

Assignments:
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Lecture-Related Assignments:
1. Weekly practice of instructor choreography and dance skills covered in class sessions
2. Choreographing original dance movement either alone or with a partner or group
3. Performing exercises to strengthen and/or stretch muscle groups required to execute dance
    movements
4. Written critique of a dance piece or performance (based on a performance from the current
    semester, or for video viewing option, instructor will provide or approve a video) (2 - 3 pages)
5. Reading of handouts and/or selected readings (5-10 pages per week)
Lecture- and Lab-Related Assignments:
1. Modern dance technique class activities assessed in terms of overall improvement (class
    performances)
2. Performance exams (1 - 3)
3. Improvisations (participation grade)
4. Note-taking
5. Practice sessions
6. Final exam
 
Optional assignments:
1. Modern dance video viewing and analysis
2. Partner activities focusing on dance technique
3. Student choreography work sessions

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 - 11%
Critique
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
20 - 40%
Class performances, Performance exams, Choreographic Assignment
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
5 - 11%
Midterm and Final Exams
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
40 - 60%
Attendance and participation, improvisations


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Instructor prepared materials
Introduction to Modern Dance Techniques. Legg, Joshua. Heuer Publishing. 2011 (classic)
The Dancer Prepares: Modern Dance for Beginners. 5th ed. Penrod, James and Gudde Plastino, Janice.  McGraw-Hill. 2004 (classic)
Dance, Mind and Body. Cerny Minton, Sandra. Human Kinetics. 2003 (classic)

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