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|Description - |
|Continuation into the intermediate fundamentals of Hip Hop technique and training. Includes the intermediate vocabulary and practice of isolations and across the floor exercises.|
|Course Objectives - |
|The student will be able to: |
- perform the exercises of intermediate Hip Hop technique including warm up and across the floor combinations.
- define the traditional vocabulary of steps in the intermediate Hip Hop syllabus.
- explain the progression and purpose of the specific order of intermediate classroom exercises.
- analyze the historical development of Hip Hop technique
- increase body awareness and confidence.
- apply the concepts of proper alignment and placement in all exercises.
- recognize Hip Hop as both a physical discipline and an artistic expression.
- appreciate Hip Hop music as an integral part of the technique and experience.
|Special Facilities and/or Equipment - |
- Dance Studio, comfortable exercise clothing and appropriate shoes.
- Audio and Sound system.
|Course Content (Body of knowledge) - |
- Historical Overview: Jazz, Rock n' roll, Pop Lock, Break dance, Street Funk, House
- Theory of composition: Time, Space, Energy, Shape and Direction
- Hip Hop Dance in relationship to Culture: graffiti art, rap, music, fashion
- Studio decorum and procedure
- Preparation for Class:
- Warm-up Breath and Stretch
- Body awareness and alignment
- Center floor barre
- Release and Contractions
- Demonstration and performance of Hip Hop Movement
- Pop lock
- Street Funk
- Historical analysis of Hip Hop Dance
- sources and influences of historical periods on Hip Hop Dance
- transition from highly specialized movement training to universal form of dance and exercise
- Artistic References
- reference to contemporary dance companies and performances
- sources and styles of musical accompaniment for Hip Hop Class
|Methods of Evaluation - |
- Evaluation of performance skills through the intermediate level.
- Objective exams
- Collaborative learning assignments
- Written Critique of live dance performance.
|Representative Text(s) - |
|Tasmin, Fitzgerald. Hip Hop and Urban dance. London. Heinemann and Raintree Press, 2009. |
Dyson, Eric Michael. Know what I mean: Reflections of Hip Hop. New York, NY: Perseus Books, 2007.
|Disciplines - |
|Method of Instruction - |
- Lecture presentations and classroom discussions using the language of intermediate Hip Hop dance.
- Cooperative learning exercises.
- Laboratory and Demonstration.
|Lab Content - |
- Demonstration and practice of intermediate Hip Hop dance in center floor exercises.
- Demonstration and practice of intermediate Hip Hop dance in across the floor exercises.
- Demonstration and practice of proper body awareness and alignment.
|Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments - |
- Written critique of live dance performance
- Optional writing exercises based on recommended reading.