SRJC Course Outlines

6/5/2023 8:40:55 AMDANCE 10.1 Course Outline as of Fall 2019

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  DANCE 10.1Title:  INTRO TO DANCE MOVEMENT  
Full Title:  Introduction to Dance Movement
Last Reviewed:11/26/2018

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:  DANCE 80.1

Catalog Description:
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Introductory dance class designed for the student with no prior dance experience.  Basic dance skills, techniques, and general dance vocabulary common to all genres of dance will be covered.


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.  Basic dance skills, techniques, and general dance vocabulary common to all genres of dance will be covered.
(Grade or P/NP)

Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2013Inactive:
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2013Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable


Student Learning Outcomes:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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1.  Students will be able to perform basic dance vocabulary, skills, and techniques universal to all
2.  Students will be able to apply dance terminology common to all genres to identify basic dance
    movements, skills, steps.

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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 or sequences.
4. Define common dance terms.
5  Practice accepted dance class etiquette.
6. Assess the efficacy of a dance warm-up.

Topics and Scope
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I.  General Techniques and Concepts Common to all Dance Forms such as:
    A. Turn out
    B. Alignment
    C. Joint range of motion
    D. Core strengthening and centering
    E. Lower extremity strengthening and stretching
    F. Use of feet: pointing and flexing
    G. Plie/Releve
    H. Balance
    I.   Breathing
II.   How to Warm up the Body for Dance
III.  Dance Terminology
IV.  Rhythm: Counting and Moving to Music in 4/4 and 3/4 time
V.   Basic Locomotor Movement (such as Walks, Prances, Skips, etc.)
VI.  Movement Phrases (Combining Basic Dance Movements into Sequences of Movement)
VII. How to Take a Dance Class
    A. Dance class etiquette
    B. Dance class formats
         1. Floor work
         2. Center work
         3. Moving through space
All topics are covered in the lecture and lab portions of the course.

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Lab-Related 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. Written final exam on basic dance vocabulary and concepts
Lecture-Related Assignments:
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. Study for final exam
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

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%
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
20 - 30%
Performance exams
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
10 - 15%
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
40 - 50%
Attendance and participation, dance class etiquette

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Instructor prepared materials
Learning About Dance: An Introduction to Dance as an Art Form and Entertainment. 7th ed. Ambrosio, Nora. Kendall Hunt. 2016
The Dance Workshop. Cohan, Robert. Simon & Schuster. 1986 (classic)

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