SRJC Course Outlines

7/23/2019 6:11:20 AMDANCE 14.2 Course Outline as of Fall 2019

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  DANCE 14.2Title:  LYRICAL DANCE II  
Full Title:  Lyrical Dance II
Last Reviewed:1/28/2019

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum1.50Lecture Scheduled.7517.5 max.Lecture Scheduled13.13
Minimum1.50Lab Scheduled2.256 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: 

Catalog Description:
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Lyrical dance draws from ballet, modern, jazz, and contemporary techniques. This Level II course follows a dance class format including center warm-ups, progressions, and combinations. The choreography focuses on interpretation of the mood of the music or the lyrics of the songs.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Course Completion of DANCE 14.1

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Lyrical dance draws from ballet, modern, jazz, and contemporary techniques. This Level II course follows a dance class format including center warm-ups, progressions, and combinations. The choreography focuses on interpretation of the mood of the music or the lyrics of the songs.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Course Completion of DANCE 14.1
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:Spring 2014Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Spring 2014Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Major Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
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At the end of the course, the student will be able to:
1. Execute and analyze Level II lyrical dance sequences using applicable dance vocabulary.
2. Perform Level II lyrical dance choreography applying Level II techniques, musicality and
    performance skills.

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Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate Level II competence in the ballet, jazz, and modern dance skills incorporated in
    lyrical dance choreography.
2. Incorporate Level II lyrical dance performance skills such as expressive movement quality
    and appropriate facial expressions in the context of a lyrical dance class.
3. Choreograph a Level II lyrical dance combination.
4. Differentiate between lyrical dance and other dance genres including ballet, modern,  jazz,
    and contemporary dance genres.  
5. Demonstrate musicality in the performance and choreography of a Level II lyrical dance
    movement.
6. Apply knowledge of lyrical dance to the analysis of dance pieces viewed in a live or video
    performance.

Topics and Scope
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I. Theory
    A. Background and characteristics of lyrical dance
    B. Comparison of stylistic elements of lyrical dance to those of other dance genres (ballet,
         modern, jazz, contemporary)
    C. Level II dance terminology and corresponding movement vocabulary incorporated in
          lyrical dance
II. Level II Lyrical Dance Skills and Techniques
     A. Warm-up exercises
    B. Footwork and plies
    C. Legwork
    D. Alignment and limb placement
    E. Balance
    F. Stretching and strengthening
    G. Floor work
    H. Progressions (across the floor movements)
    I. Center floor combinations
    J. All of the above include practice in assimilation and retention of Level II dance sequences
III. Level II Lyrical Dance Performance Skills
    A. Emotional expressiveness
    B. Facial expression
    C. Dynamic contrast
    D. Projection
    E. Performance energy
    F. Dealing with performance anxiety
IV. Musicality
     A. Expressing musical mood and color through movement quality
    B. Phrasing and rhythmical timing
    C. Accents
    D. Learning dance movement with and without counts (i.e. to lyrics or instrumentation of
         music)
V. Choreographing a Level II Combination in the Lyrical Dance Style
    A. May include improvisational experiences as a precursor to choreography
    B. Synthesis of lyrical dance vocabulary and stylistic elements with personal style
VI. Critiquing a Dance Performance in Relation to Lyrical Dance
    A. Deciphering dance - what to look for in a dance performance
    B. Comparing and contrasting elements of a dance piece to characteristics of lyrical dance
 
All topics are covered in the lecture and lab portions of the course.

Assignments:
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Lecture-Related Assignments:
1. Practice of dance skills and combinations from class (ungraded)
2. Reading of instructor prepared materials and/or text book reading assignments (5-10 pages per
    week)
3. Choreography of a dance combination (short dance sequence) either in solo, with a partner, or
    group choreography projects
4. Studying vocabulary (ungraded)
5. Written 2 to 3 page critique of a live dance performance. (Alternate assignment: paper on a
    video-taped dance performance)
 
Lab-Related Assignments:
1. Performance exams (1 - 3)
2. Midterm vocabulary terminology exam
3. Final exam (skill demonstration)

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 - 15%
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 performance in general, performance exams, choreography
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
10 - 15%
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


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Instructor prepared materials
The Ballet Companion: A Dancer's Guide to the Technique, Traditions, and Joys of Ballet. Minden, Eliza Gaynor. Touchstone. 2005 (classic)

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