Health, Physical Education And Recreation | Intermediate Modern Dance (1 cr)
E255 | 6554 | Staff


PREREQUISITES:
E155; previous dance training or permission of instructor

CLASS MEETING:
Two 50 minute periods per week.

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
Designed to allow the student to develop a higher level of technical
proficiency,
intermediate modern dance emphasizes the application and analysis of
movement
principles essential to dance training and performance.

COURSE OBJECTIVES: This course should enable you to:

1. Assess his/her own technical strengths and limitations
2. Increase student's skill in modern technique
3. Execute proper warm-up exercises and modern combinations
4. Compare and contrast the philosophies of individuals who were prominent
in
the development of modern dance.

DRESS:
Leotards and tights w/out feet; unitards; bike pants; sweat pants, minimal
jewelry; hair worn away from the face.

ATTENDANCE POLICY:
Students are expected to attend class.  Attendance is worth 90 pts. of the
total grade, i.e., 3 pts. per class.  Students are allowed a maximum of
three (3) absences.  Upon a fourth absence, the student has three (3)
options:
1)  receive a grade of F;
2)  officially withdraw from the class;
3)  follow an appeal procedure through your instructor and/or the Elective
Program
Coordinator.

WRITTEN ASSIGNMENTS: There will be three written assignments:
1. Technique Self Analysis/Technique Summary
2. Each student will attend two dance concerts within the semester.  A

typewritten critique of the performance will be submitted no later than
one
week after the concert.
3. Final projects will be discussed and decided upon by the class.  Ideas

include a take home test, a written report, an oral report, and a

choreography project.

EXAMS:
There will be three performance exams on movement concepts, techniques, and
information presented in class.

GRADING:
1. Self Analysis/Technique Summary            		-   10 pts.
2. Performance Critiques                             		-   20 pts.
3. Performance Exams                                		-   75 pts.
4. Final Project                                           		-
45 pts.
5. Attendance                                            		-
90 pts.
TOTAL COURSE POINTS     	 -  240 pts.