SRJC Course Outlines

6/23/2024 9:33:33 PMDANCE 10 Course Outline as of Fall 2013

Inactive Course

Discipline and Nbr:  DANCE 10Title:  INTRO TO DANCE MOVEMENT  
Full Title:  Introduction to Dance Movement
Last Reviewed:11/8/2010

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum2.00Lecture Scheduled1.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled17.50
Minimum1.00Lab Scheduled3.006 min.Lab Scheduled52.50
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total4.00 Contact Total70.00
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  35.00Total 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 22

Catalog Description:
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Introductory dance class designed for the student with no prior dance experience. Will include a survey of the basic skills, techniques, and vocabulary of modern, ballet, and jazz.  Recommended prior to the beginning level in all dance forms.


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Introductory dance class designed for the student with no prior dance experience. Will include a survey of the basic skills, techniques, and vocabulary of modern, ballet, and jazz.  Recommended prior to the beginning level in all dance forms.
(Grade or P/NP)

Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:34 - 4 Enrollments Total


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:

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:
1.  Count dance music and dance movement in 4/4 and 3/4 time signatures.
2.  Apply concepts of stretch and strength in a dance context.  
3   Retain and perform basic movement patterns and combinations in various styles of dance.  
4.  Define common dance terms.
5.  Discuss the stylistic differences between ballet, modern and jazz.
6.  Practice accepted dance class etiquette.
7.  Assess the efficacy of a dance warm-up in ballet, modern, or jazz dance classes.
Repeating students will:
1.  Demonstrate increased depth and breadth in dance skills in the three dance forms
2.  Perform new movement sequences (dance combinations)
3.  Deepen knowledge and comprehension of dance concepts

Topics and Scope
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1.  General techniques and concepts common to all dance forms
   A.  Turn out
   B.   Alignment
   C.   Joint range of motion
   D.  Core strengthening
   E.  Stretching
   F.   Use of feet: pointing and flexing
   G.  Plie
2. Counting music in 4/4 and 3/4 time
3. Basic locomotor movement (walks, prances, skips, etc.)
4. Background and description of ballet, modern, jazz genres
5.  How to take a dance class
    A.  Dance class etiquette
    B.  Dance class formats
6. Dance material specific to the three dance forms:
    A.   Warming up the body
    B.   Fundamental dance techniques, skills and steps with corresponding terminology
    C.   Across the floor and center floor movement combinations (includes techniques specific to demands of the choreography presented)
7. Optional:  Other dance forms (e.g. hip hop, ballroom)
8.  Repeating student topics
   A.  Review and repetition of techniques to build skills
   B.  Specific dance material varies from semester to semester (Topic VI)

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In class assignments:
1.  Learning and practicing of basic dance vocabulary, techniques and skills
2.  Application of dance class etiquette
3.  Viewing of dance videos
4.  In class discussions
5.  Performance exams demonstrating knowledge of basic dance movement vocabulary
6.  Objective exams:  Three unit quizzes (ballet, modern, jazz) and a comprehensive final exam
1.  Practice of class material and review of movement sequences for performance exams.
2.  Reading assignments (3 or more hand-outs of 2-4 pages each)
3.  Studying for quizzes
4.  Writing assignment:  Short paper or essay  (approximately 2 to 3 pages in length) on a dance related topic.  Examples of type of paper that may be assigned -
    a.  Critique of a recorded or live dance performance applying knowledge of dance concepts covered in class.
    b.  Reflective essay
    c.  Report on a dance topic
Note: Repeating students will be asked to complete assignment 4.a. on a live dance performance presented during the semester in which they are enrolled. Those unable to attend a live performance will be given an alternate assignment.

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 - 10%
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
30 - 40%
Performance exams
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
10 - 20%
Quizzes and final exam: multiple choice, true/false, matching, or completion
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
30 - 40%
Attendance and participation, dance class etiquette

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Instructor prepared materials

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