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Effective: Summer 2015

Prerequisites: Prerequisite: DANC 11A.
Advisory: Advisory: This course is included in the Dance Performance family of activity courses.
Grade Type: Letter Grade, the student may select Pass/No Pass
Not Repeatable.
FHGE: Non-GE Transferable: CSU/UC
2 hours lecture, 6 hours laboratory. (96 hours total per quarter)

Student Learning Outcomes -
  • Students will have practical experience in the production aspects of dance.
  • Perform the continuing dance techniques and skills necessary for public performance.
Description -
Continuation into the intermediate level concepts of dance performance. Includes intermediate experience with the rehearsal process, learning dance works and preparation for a performance. Students will be given the opportunity to perform for a live audience and to collaborate with and perform for area colleges and universities, civic, local, or charity organizations.

Course Objectives -
The student will be able to:
  1. examine the nature of dance as a performing art
  2. perform at various colleges and universities classic repertory choreography
  3. increase body awareness and confidence
  4. apply the concepts of proper alignment and placement in all activities
  5. recognize dance as both a physical discipline and an artistic expression
  6. appreciate music as integral to the performance of dance
  7. analyze dance through historical perspective and context
Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
Dance Studio, Rehearsal space, or Theatre.
Audio Set up
Appropriate shoes and clothing or costume for the specific dance technique.

Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
  1. Intermediate dance fundamentals
    1. Floor barre
    2. Center work
    3. Intermediate across the floor
    4. Leaps
    5. Turns
    6. Falls
    7. Choreography
    8. Performance
  2. Intermediate technique and choreography in one or more of the following
    1. Jazz
    2. Ballet
    3. Modern
    4. Musical Theatre
    5. World
    6. Contemporary
    7. Hip Hop
  3. Dancers' instrument:
    1. Injury prevention
    2. Nutrition
    3. Conditioning for the Dancer
    4. Body alignment and Center
  4. Intermediate choreography
    1. Choreography integrating double pirouettes
    2. Choreography integrating intermediate jete combinations
    3. Choreography integrating intermediate staging and rhythmic complexity
  5. Dance as collegiate sport and/or artistic collaboration with other College Dance Programs
    1. Competition
    2. Touring ensemble
  6. Dance in the community
    1. Charity
    2. Civic Organization
    3. Outreach
  7. Career overview in dance
    1. Professional dancers on broadway, television, film
    2. Dance teacher
    3. Choreographer
  8. Artistic References
    1. Reference to contemporary dance companies and performances
    2. Sources and styles of musical accompaniment for production performance
Methods of Evaluation -
  1. Evaluation of performance skills through the intermediate level
  2. Objective exams
  3. Cooperative learning assignments
  4. Term Paper
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.

Disciplines -
Method of Instruction -
  1. Lecture and Discussion.
  2. Cooperative learning exercises.
  3. Laboratory and Demonstration.
  4. Quiz and Examination review.
Lab Content -
  1. Demonstration and practice of proper alignment and body awareness in all activities and performance.
  2. Demonstration and continued practice of procedures of dance production.
  3. Demonstration and performance of a choreographer's work at the intermediate technique level.
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