Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines

Kinesiology and Athletics Division
3 hours laboratory.1 Unit

Total Quarter Learning Hours: 36 (Total of All Lecture, Lecture/Lab, and Lab hours X 12)
 Lecture Hours: Lab Hours: 3 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: 11/27/12; 10/01/13

1. 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.
Prerequisite: DANC 18A.
Co-requisite: None
Advisory: This course is included in the Social & Cultural Dance family of activity courses.

2. Course Objectives -
The student will be able to:
  1. perform the exercises of intermediate Hip Hop technique including warm up and across the floor combinations.
  2. define the traditional vocabulary of steps in the intermediate Hip Hop syllabus.
  3. explain the progression and purpose of the specific order of intermediate classroom exercises.
  4. analyze the historical development of Hip Hop technique
  5. increase body awareness and confidence.
  6. apply the concepts of proper alignment and placement in all exercises.
  7. recognize Hip Hop as both a physical discipline and an artistic expression.
  8. appreciate Hip Hop music as an integral part of the technique and experience.
3. Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
  1. Dance Studio, comfortable exercise clothing and appropriate shoes.
  2. Audio and Sound system.

4. Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
  1. Historical Overview: Jazz, Rock n' roll, Pop Lock, Break dance, Street Funk, House
  2. Theory of composition: Time, Space, Energy, Shape and Direction
  3. Hip Hop Dance in relationship to Culture: graffiti art, rap, music, fashion
  4. Studio decorum and procedure
  5. Preparation for Class:
    1. Warm-up Breath and Stretch
    2. Isolations
    3. Footwork
  6. Body awareness and alignment
    1. Center floor barre
    2. Stretch
    3. Flexibility
    4. Endurance
    5. Release and Contractions
  7. Demonstration and performance of Hip Hop Movement
    1. Pop lock
    2. Break
    3. Street Funk
    4. House
  8. Historical analysis of Hip Hop Dance
    1. sources and influences of historical periods on Hip Hop Dance
    2. transition from highly specialized movement training to universal form of dance and exercise
  9. Artistic References
    1. reference to contemporary dance companies and performances
    2. sources and styles of musical accompaniment for Hip Hop Class
5. Repeatability - Moved to header area.
6. Methods of Evaluation -
  1. Evaluation of performance skills through the intermediate level.
  2. Objective exams
  3. Collaborative learning assignments
  4. Written Critique of live dance performance.
7. 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.

8. Disciplines -
9. Method of Instruction -
  1. Lecture presentations and classroom discussions using the language of intermediate Hip Hop dance.
  2. Cooperative learning exercises.
  3. Laboratory and Demonstration.
10. Lab Content -
  1. Demonstration and practice of intermediate Hip Hop dance in center floor exercises.
  2. Demonstration and practice of intermediate Hip Hop dance in across the floor exercises.
  3. Demonstration and practice of proper body awareness and alignment.
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 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: 2015-04-13 11:10:42

Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines