Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines

Kinesiology and Athletics Division
DANC 11AREPERTORY DANCE ISummer 2013
8 hours lecture-laboratory.4 Units


Repeatability -
Statement: Not Repeatable.

Status -
 Course Status: ActiveGrading: Letter Grade with P/NP option
 Degree Status: ApplicableCredit Status: Credit
 Degree or Certificate Requirement: AA Degree
 GE Status: Non-GE

Articulation Office Information -
 Transferability: BothValidation: 11-13-12 (UC pending)

1. Description -
Introduction to the basic concepts of dance performance. Includes beginning 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.
Prerequisite: None
Co-requisite: None
Advisory: This course is included in the Dance Performance family of activity courses; not open to students with credit in DANC 11 or PHED 34G.

2. Course Objectives -
The student will be able to:
  1. examine the nature of dance as a performing art
  2. encourage competitive learning environment for personal development, athletic scholarship, and career opportunities in dance.
  3. compete and perform at various colleges and universities in solo and group-team choreography.
  4. identify different styles, genres, and forms of dance.
  5. analyze issues associated with dance as a profession.
  6. employ the intellect in exercising aesthetic judgment in relation to dance as art.
  7. facilitate the artistic growth of dance as a performing art and athletic endeavor.
  8. explore performing various mediums including stage, video, and outdoor venues, multi-media performance art, and dance in unique spaces.
3. Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
  1. Theatre, Dance Studio and/or small studio space for public performances.
  2. Dance studio for rehearsal, performance, demonstration, technique classes, practical movement experiences and musical collaboration.
  3. Sound system and/or piano for accompaniment. Drums and percussion optional.
  4. Video-TV monitor for viewing tapes and feedback for filmed performances.

4. Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
  1. Dance fundamentals
    1. Clothing
    2. Footwear
    3. Performance etiquette
    4. Structure of warm-up
    5. Isolation exercises
    6. Floor Barre stretch
    7. Across the floor combinations
    8. Center work combinations
    9. Choreography
  2. Dancer's Alignment
    1. Posture
    2. Body Alignment
    3. Placement
    4. Postural deviations
    5. Alignment exercises
  3. Technique training in one or more of the following dance disciplines:
    1. Jazz theory and technique
    2. Ballet theory and technique
    3. Modern theory and technique
    4. Musical theatre theory and technique
    5. World dance theory and technique
    6. Social dance theory and technique
    7. Country western line dance theory and technique
    8. Swing dance theory and technique
    9. Alternative dance forms theory and explanation
  4. The Dancer's Instrument
    1. Injury prevention
    2. Self-assessment
    3. Soreness prevention
    4. Nutrition for dancers
    5. Eating disorders
    6. Success in weight control
  5. Dance as a Performing Art
    1. Training, Conditioning, Techniques
    2. Behind the performance scene
    3. Audition techniques
    4. Advertisement design and distribution
    5. Program design and distribution
    6. Sound design
    7. Light design
    8. Costume design and wardrobe assistance
    9. Props and stage crewing
    10. Makeup
    11. Ushering
    12. The performance space
  6. Dance as an Intercollegiate Sport
    1. Competitions
    2. Conventions
    3. Touring
  7. Dance as a Career
    1. The professional dancer
    2. The dance rehearsal director
    3. The dance teacher
    4. The choreographer
5. Repeatability - Moved to header area.
 
6. Methods of Evaluation -
  1. Evaluation and placement audition of performance skills through advanced level
  2. Cooperative learning assignments
  3. Term Paper
  4. Journal
  5. Objective exams
7. Representative Text(s) -
Tharp, Twyla. The Collaborative Habit: Life Lessons for Working Together. New York, NY: Simon and Schuster, 2009.
Ryan, Walter J. Technical Manual and Dictionary of Classical Ballet. 2011.
http://www.abt.org/education/dictionary/index.html

8. Disciplines -
Dance
 
9. Method of Instruction -
  1. Lecture presentations and classroom discussion using the language and vocabulary of dance and performance technique.
  2. Cooperative learning exercises
  3. Laboratory and Demonstration
 
10. Lab Content -
  1. Demonstration and practice of proper body awareness and alignment in all dance exercises and choreography for performance
  2. Identification and demonstration of the fundamentals of Dance Production.
  3. Demonstrating and practice of memorizing choreography, staging, creating and developing full character in performance.
 
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 is a restricted support course for the AA degree in Physical Education.


Course status: Active
Last updated: 2014-04-03 14:33:16


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