SRJC Course Outlines

7/22/2024 11:12:54 PMDANC 32 Course Outline as of Summer 2025

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  DANC 32Title:  DANCE REPERTORY  
Full Title:  Dance Repertory
Last Reviewed:2/24/2020

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum1.50Lecture Scheduled017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled0
Minimum1.50Lab Scheduled08 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR4.50 Contact DHR78.75
 Contact Total4.50 Contact Total78.75
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  0.00Total Student Learning Hours: 78.75 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  34 - 4 Enrollments Total
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  DANCE 32

Catalog Description:
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In this class, intermediate through advanced dancers will rehearse and practice one or more faculty-choreographed concert pieces. Each piece may be a work from the repertory of the choreographer or may be a new work set on the dancers.


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:
By audition

Schedule of Classes Information
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In this class, intermediate through advanced dancers will rehearse and practice one or more faculty-choreographed concert pieces. Each piece may be a work from the repertory of the choreographer or may be a new work set on the dancers.
(Grade or P/NP)

Limits on Enrollment:By audition
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:34 - 4 Enrollments Total


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Spring 2019Inactive:
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Spring 2019Inactive:

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. Effectively perform assigned roles in a dance piece. Note: Effective performance consists of accurate reproduction of choreography as well as integration of dance skills, techniques, styles, and performance qualities that are appropriate to the genre, movement vocabulary, theme, and intent of a piece.
2. Demonstrate professional conduct in dance rehearsals and performances.

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At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
1.   List and explain essential components of professionalism in a dance rehearsal and in
2.   Demonstrate the ability to warm up effectively for a rehearsal or performance.
3.   Perform dance movement with full commitment and physicality during rehearsals.
4.   Assimilate and demonstrate choreography as specified by a choreographer in rehearsal.
5.   Display ability to rapidly pick up complex movement sequences.
6.   Retain choreography, both in terms of movement material and intention, from rehearsal to
      rehearsal, as well as in performance.
7.   Integrate a choreographer's unique style into their dancing.
8.   Apply appropriate dance techniques and skills in rehearsal.
9.   Perform a dance work (in rehearsal and on stage) with accuracy of rhythm (counts), shapes,
      steps, lines, focuses, and/or nuances of style.
10. Apply appropriate performance qualities both in rehearsal and on stage.
11. Articulate both orally and in writing the theme, intention, storyline if applicable, and formal
      attributes of a dance piece in which they are cast.
Repeating Students:  The choreography will vary widely from semester to semester; therefore, the skills required to meet the demands of the choreography vary offering a new learning experience each semester.  Students will deepen and expand their abilities as dance artists with each repetition.

Topics and Scope
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Note that each time the course is offered, the choreographer, genre and the dance piece the students rehearse will change.  
I. Context and Content of a Dance Piece
    A. Genre
     B. Inspirations
    C. Influences on the choreographer
    D. History if applicable (i.e. if the piece was performed before)
    E. Intent of the piece
    F. Formal elements such as structure of the piece; choreographic devices; use of space, time
         and energy
    G. Aesthetic elements such as sets, props, and costuming
    H. Theme, symbolism, imagery
    I. Movement vocabulary, techniques, qualities, and styles peculiar to the piece
    J.  Counts or phrasing of the dance material.
II. Rehearsal Processes
     A. Warmup segment: current information on the elements of an effective warmup
    B. Professionalism in the context of a dance rehearsal
         1. Universal principles
         2. Choreographer-specific expectations
    C. Assimilating movement sequences more quickly
    D. Dance- and genre-specific techniques
    E. Phrase work - learning the raw material that will be manipulated to form a piece.
           Will vary from choreographer to choreographer but includes focus on areas such as:
         1. Counts and steps
         2. Uncounted sequences informed by music or breath
         3. Shapes, lines, focuses
         4. Movement qualities
         5. Use of Imagery
    F. Depending on choreographic process may include improvisation and co-creative processes
    G. Depending on choreography, may include contact and partnering work
    H. Depending on genre may include special skills (for example pointe work in a ballet piece,
         inversions in a modern piece)
    I. Staging - formations, spacing, exits, entrances
    J. Cleaning (perfecting details of the choreography)
III. Performance Skills such as:
    A. Communication of choreographic intent in facial expression and body language
    B. Displaying performance energy
    C. Projection and focus
    D. Appropriate style and qualities for a particular genre and work
    E. Clarity of movement
    F. Holding spacing in formations
Repeating students will demonstrate increased depth and breadth of related skills.

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1. Conduct self-warmup or participate in group warmups
2. Actively listen to conveyed information on context and content of a piece
3. Participate fully in rehearsal processes physically and mentally
4. Perform choreography full-out with performance qualities in rehearsals
5. Practice professionalism in all rehearsals
6. Practice and memorize assigned choreography sufficiently to be able perform it accurately in
    pre-performance rehearsals and in public performances.
7. Light reading assignments: 1 or 2 page hand-outs that connect to the work the student is
    learning may be provided (ungraded)
8. Preparation of biography, press release and marketing and promotional items (graded or
    ungraded depending upon instructor)
Repeating students will demonstrate increased depth and breadth in completion of assignments.

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
0 - 10%
Preparation of marketing and promotional materials, biography and press release
This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because skill demonstrations are more appropriate for this course.
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
50 - 70%
Rehearsal skills, pre-performances rehearsals, public performances, professionalism
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
0 - 0%
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
20 - 40%
Attendance and participation

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Instructor prepared materials

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