Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines

Kinesiology and Athletics Division
2 hours lecture, 6 hours laboratory.4 Units

Total Quarter Learning Hours: 96 (Total of All Lecture, Lecture/Lab, and Lab hours X 12)
 Lecture Hours: 2 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: Stand Alone Course
 GE Status: Non-GE

Articulation Office Information -
 Transferability: BothValidation: 12/5/12; 10/01/13

1. Description -
Continuation into the intermediate level of dance production and performance. Includes instruction on how to produce and mount a full-scale theatrical production for public performance, make-up techniques, lighting design and stagecraft. Students will also have the opportunity to perform, choreograph and stagecrew at the intermediate dance production skill level.
Prerequisite: DANC 11C.
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. examine the nature of intermediate choreography as a performing art
  2. identify different styles, techniques, genres and forms of dance choreography
  3. employ the intellect in exercising aesthetic judgment in relation to dance as an art
  4. facilitate the artistic growth of dance as a performing art
  5. increase body awareness and placement in all exercises and choreography
  6. recognize dance as both a physical discipline and an artistic expression
  7. appreciate music an an integral part of the production and performance experience
  8. demonstrate and practice intermediate skills of dance production procedure from costuming and lighting to casting and marketing
3. Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
Dance studio, Rehearsal space or Theatre.
Audio Set up.
Dance shoes and exercise clothing or costumes specific to dance Technique.

4. Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
  1. Dance as a Performing Art:
    1. Training and Technique
    2. Audition Technique
    3. Choreography and Performance
    4. Stagecraft
    5. Make up
    6. Lighting Design
    7. Musical accompaniment
    8. Sets and Props
    9. Performance environments
  2. The Dancers' Instrument:
    1. Floor and center barre
    2. Intermediate combinations across the floor to include jete and pirouette turns.
    3. Injury prevention
    4. Dancers' nutrition and conditioning training
    5. Eating disorders for the professional dancer
  3. Intermediate Technique training in one or more of the following disciplines:
    1. Ballet
    2. Modern
    3. Contemporary
    4. Jazz
    5. Hip Hop
    6. World
    7. Ballroom
  4. Historical analysis of dance production
    1. sources and influences of historical periods of various dance forms through the ages
    2. transition from highly specialized training to universal art form
  5. Artistic references
    1. reference to contemporary dance companies and performances
    2. sources and styles of musical accompaniment for choreography
5. Repeatability - Moved to header area.
6. Methods of Evaluation -
  1. Evaluation of performance skills through intermediate level.
  2. Objective exams
  3. Cooperative learning assignments
  4. Term Paper

7. Representative Text(s) -
Ryan, Walter J. Technical Manual and Dictionary of Classical Ballet, 2011.
Tharp, Twyla. The Collaborative Habit: Life Lessons for Working Together. New York, NY: Simon and Schuster, 2009.

8. Disciplines -
9. Method of Instruction -
  1. Lecture and classroom discussion using the language of intermediate dance technique from classical ballet to contemporary.
  2. Cooperative learning exercises.
  3. Laboratory and Demonstration
10. Lab Content -
  1. Demonstration and performance of intermediate level choreography from classic Repertory to original student works, guest artists and resident choreographers.
  2. Demonstration and practice of proper body alignment and awareness in all exercises and choreography performances.
  3. Demonstration and practice of all dance production procedure including stagecraft.
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 -
Written critique of a live dance performance, optional writing exercises based on recommended reading.
13. Need/Justification -
This course is a restricted support course for the AA in physical education.

Course status: Active
Last updated: 2013-12-20 11:27:28

Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines