SRJC Course Outlines

6/25/2024 8:00:04 AMDANCE 68.1 Course Outline as of Fall 2022

Reinstated Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  DANCE 68.1Title:  RHYTHM TAP DANCE I  
Full Title:  Rhythm Tap Dance I
Last Reviewed:2/28/2022

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:  22 - 4 Times in any Comb of Levels
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  DANCE 18.1

Catalog Description:
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In this course, students will develop the fundamental skills for beginning level tap dance. Students will also learn and refine the underlying foundations of tap dance techniques and terminology and continue to develop a greater understanding of both classic and rhythm tap dance. While learning to achieve greater clarity of sound and development of enhanced dynamics, tone and shading, students will gain a greater awareness of the range of steps and sounds within tap dance technique. Students will develop ankle and knee flexibility, improved overall bodily coordination, and a greater understanding of musicality in relationship to the rhythms. Students are encouraged to explore their unique individuality through tap combinations while gaining confidence and attempting new challenges. Students will be required to wear tap shoes for this class.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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In this course, students will develop the fundamental skills for beginning level tap dance. Students will also learn and refine the underlying foundations of tap dance techniques and terminology and continue to develop a greater understanding of both classic and rhythm tap dance. While learning to achieve greater clarity of sound and development of enhanced dynamics, tone and shading, students will gain a greater awareness of the range of steps and sounds within tap dance technique. Students will develop ankle and knee flexibility, improved overall bodily coordination, and a greater understanding of musicality in relationship to the rhythms. Students are encouraged to explore their unique individuality through tap combinations while gaining confidence and attempting new challenges. Students will be required to wear tap shoes for this class.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:22 - 4 Times in any Comb of Levels

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2022Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2022Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course

Approval and Dates
Version:06Course Created/Approved: 8/1/1981
Version Created:9/15/2021Course Last Modified:12/31/2022
Submitter:Casandra HillmanCourse Last Full Review:2/28/2022
Version Status:Approved Reinstated CoursePrereq Created/Approved:2/28/2022
Version Status Date:2/28/2022Semester Last Taught:Fall 2022
Version Term Effective:Fall 2022Term Inactive:Spring 2023


COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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1. Learn historical and contemporary rhythm tap dance techniques within the context of the stylistic genre and historical lineage.
2. Articulate greater flexibility and strength in the lower leg and entire body enhancing their performance of the given tap dance material.
3. Develop concepts of tap dance movements, qualitative changes in sounds, greater use of musicality and a variety of choreographic structures through performance and observations of performance.
4. Develop musicality, dynamics, clarity, and articulation in tap combinations.
 

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In order to achieve these learning outcomes, during the course students will:
1. Perform proper tap dance technique within warm-ups and combinations.
2. Develop improved strength, flexibility, and rhythmic understanding.
3. Demonstrate basic combinations utilizing beginning tap dance vocabulary.
4. Examine basic historical and cultural contexts of tap dance.

Topics and Scope
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I. Tap Dance Overview
    A. Historical figures
    B. Cultural contexts
    C. Origins of tap dance styles
II. Traditional Tap Dance Technique and Choreography
     A. Brush
    B. Spank
    C. Flap
    D. Shuffle
     E. Toe drop
    F. Heel drop
    G. Ball change
    H. Stomp
    I. Stamp
    J. Back essence
    K. Susie Q
     L. Waltz Clog
    M. Soft Shoe
    N. Cramp roll
    O. Maxi-Ford
    P. Shim Sham
    Q. Time step (single, double, triple)
III. Body Mechanics for Technical Tap Skills
     A. Breathing
     B.  Focus
    C. Dynamics
     D. Weight transfer: slow to medium tempo
    E. Sound manipulation
    F. Phrasing
    G. Performance qualities
IV. Locomotive Skills
     A. Flap heels
    B. Running flaps
     C. Shuffle ball changes
     D. Front and back Irish
     E. Traveling lateral spank
    F. Single time step with shuffle
     G. Shuffle off to Buffalo
    H. Various tap turns
 
 
All topics are covered in the lecture and lab portions of the course.

Assignments:
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I. Lecture Assignments - Writing Assignments
    A. Journal assignments
    B. Literature reading and written responses
    C. Outline the historical origins of tap dance and the key figures who influenced its development and practice.
     D. Critique another dancer's performance in class or critique a live dance concert in terms of general dance principles and theatrical design.
 
II. Lab and Lecture Assignments - Participation
     A. Increase the ability to define and demonstrate strength, balance and range of sounds, through class participation in warm-ups, across the floor activities, and center combinations.
    B. Perform the rudiments of tap including, but not limited to: tap, brush, scuff, touch, stomp, stamp, shuffle and flap.
    C. Foster the development of the tap dance performer through awareness of steps, rhythms, tone and qualitative shading.
    D. Learn historical and contemporary rhythm tap dance techniques within the context of the stylistic genre and historical lineage.
    E. Develop concepts of tap dance movements, qualitative changes in sounds, greater use of musicality and a variety of choreographic structures.
 
III. Lab Assignments - Skill Demonstration
    A. Perform a representative sample of the fundamental tap vocabulary in a formal or informal performance setting.
    B. Choreograph a short tap dance sequence in either duple or triple time.
    C. Demonstrate fundamental concepts of musicality in their performance, including counting the music, entering/dancing on their count and creating specific rhythmic patterns with their taps.
    D. Articulate greater flexibility and strength in the lower leg and entire body enhancing their performance of the given tap dance material.
    E. Illustrate understanding of rhythmic weight changes and beginning musical skills.

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
5 - 10%
Literature reading and responding, Journaling
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
40 - 50%
Class performances, Performance exams
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
0 - 0%
None
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
40 - 50%
Attendance and Participation


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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What the Eye Hears: A History of Tap Dancing. Reprint ed. Seibert, Brian. Farrar, Straus and Giroux. 2016
Tap Dancing America: A Cultural History, Illustrated ed. Hill, Constance Vallis. Oxford University Press. 2014 (classic)

OTHER REQUIRED ELEMENTS

Student Preparation
 Matric Assessment Required:XExempt From Assessment
 Prerequisites-generate description:NPNo Prerequisite
 Advisories-generate description:NANo Advisory
 Prereq-provisional:NNO
 Prereq/coreq-registration check:NNo Prerequisite Rules Exist
 Requires instructor signature:NInstructor's Signature Not Required
   
BASIC INFORMATION, HOURS/UNITS & REPEATABILITY
 Method of instruction:04Laboratory
 02Lecture
 Area department:PEKinesiology, Athletics, & Dance
 Division:78Kinesiology, Athletics, & Dance
 Special topic course:NNot a Special Topic Course
 Program Status:1Certificate Applicable Course
 Repeatability:224 Times in any Comb of Levels
 Repeat group id:PE29 PHYSICAL EDUCATION 29
   
SCHEDULING
 Audit allowed:YAuditable
 Open entry/exit:NNot Open Entry/Open Exit
 Credit by Exam:NCredit by examination not allowed
 Budget code: Program:0000Unrestricted
 Budget code: Activity:0835Physical Education
   
OTHER CODES
Disciplines:Dance
 Basic Skills:NNot a Basic Skills Course
 Level below transfer:YNot Applicable
 CVU/CVC status:NNot Distance Ed
 Distance Ed Approved:N
 Emergency Distance Ed Approved:N
 Credit for Prior Learning:NAgency Exam
NCBE
NIndustry Credentials
NPortfolio
 Non-credit category:YNot Applicable, Credit Course
 Classification:YLiberal Arts and Sciences Courses
 SAM classification:ENon-Occupational
 TOP code:1008.00Dance
 Work-based learning:NDoes Not Include Work-Based Learning
 DSPS course:NNO
 In-service:NNot an in-Service Course
 Lab Tier:21Credit Lab - Tier 1

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