The student will be able by the completion of the semester to:
I. Perform intermediate tap skills.
II. Demonstrate an awareness of rhythm and how to put tap steps to
III. Choreograph personal combinations and perform them.
IV. Demonstrate an understanding and appreciation for the art of
V. Provide opportunity to perform.
I. TAP TERMINOLOGY
II. TAP FUNDAMENTALS TAUGHT THROUGH:
A. Center floor work
1. General warm-up conditioning exercises.
2. Single exercises for individual steps concentrating
on technique. Working towards greater speed,
clearness in sound, and lightness in the legs.
3. Center combinations to music or a capella to develop
awareness of rhythmic phrasing.
B. Across the floor work
1. Single traveling steps: buffalo, Irish, flags, etc.
2. Tap combinations or tap steps, concentrating on
greater speed and coordination.
3. Turns and turning steps.
4. Learning a choreographed dance and being able to
|Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.||Writing
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|This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because skill demonstrations are more appropriate for this course.
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|Class performances, Performance exams||
|Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.||Exams
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|Multiple choice, True/false||
|Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.||Other Category
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