Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines

Kinesiology and Athletics Division
6 hours laboratory.2 Units

Total Quarter Learning Hours: 72 (Total of All Lecture, Lecture/Lab, and Lab hours X 12)
 Lecture Hours: Lab Hours: 6 Lecture/Lab:
 Note: If Lab hours are specified, see item 10. Lab Content below.

Repeatability -
Statement: Not Repeatable.

Status -
 Course Status: ActiveGrading: Letter Grade with P/NP option
 Degree Status: ApplicableCredit Status: Credit
 Degree or Certificate Requirement: Foothill GE
 GE Status: Lifelong Understanding

Articulation Office Information -
 Transferability: BothValidation: 11/13/12

1. Description -
Rehearsal and performance class designed to develop choreography for live performance.
Prerequisite: None
Co-requisite: None
Advisory: This course is included in the Dance Performance family of activity courses.

2. Course Objectives -
The student will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate technical skills, at the appropriate level, safely and with precision (positions, various techniques, agility, balance, coordination, strength, and/or kinesthetic awareness).
  2. Execute dance skills solo, duet and/or group configuration.
  3. Evaluate the selected dance activity as an art form, movement theory, and/or cultural significance.
  4. Apply the concepts of proper alignment and placement in all activities.
  5. Understand music genres as an integral part of the dance experience.
  6. Analyze the historical develop of different styles of choreography.
3. Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
  1. Dance studio/theater.
  2. Dance Shoes and appropriate clothing or costumes.

4. Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
  1. Audition placement process:
    1. Warm-up
    2. Movement combinations of various styles including ballet, modern, jazz, ballroom, ethnic, tap, world dance, musical theatre, and Hip Hop.
    3. Smaller group movement combination given by specific choreographers
  2. Rehearsal process:
    1. Placement in specific choreography
    2. Scheduled rehearsal attendance
    3. Diverse group interaction
    4. Physical conditioning through selected routines
  3. Body awareness:
    1. Alignment
    2. Placement
    3. Strength
    4. Flexibility
    5. Agility
    6. Coordination
    7. Control
    8. Grace
  4. Production work
    1. Costume
    2. Lighting
    3. Props
  5. Artistic References
    1. reference to contemporary dance companies
    2. sources and styles of music
5. Repeatability - Moved to header area.
6. Methods of Evaluation -
  1. Observation of performance skills through the appropriate level of technique.
  2. Objective exams
  3. Cooperative learning assignments
  4. Term paper
7. Representative Text(s) -
Tharp, Twyla. The Collaborative Habitat: Life Lessons for Working Together. New York, NY. Simon and Schuster, 2009.
Ryan, Walter J. Technical Manual and Dictionary of Classical Ballet. 2011

8. Disciplines -
9. Method of Instruction -
  1. Lecture and Visual Aids
  2. Discussion and problem solving in class
  3. Collaborative learning and small group exercises
  4. Laboratory and Demonstration
  5. Quiz and Examination review
10. Lab Content -
  1. Demonstration and practice of choreography from concept to completed work.
  2. Demonstration and practice of casting, costuming, and lighting of choreography.
  3. Demonstration and practice of proper body alignment and awareness in all dance activities.
11. Honors Description - No longer used. Integrated into main description section.
12. Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments -
  1. Written critique of a live dance performance
  2. Optional writing exercises based on recommended reading.
13. Need/Justification -
This course satisfies the Foothill GE Requirements for Area VII, Lifelong Learning.

Course status: Active
Last updated: 2015-05-04 14:18:29

Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines