Health, Physical Education And Recreation | Modern Dance I Advanced (1 cr)
E355 | 6586 | Hamm


CLASS MEETS:
Two 50 minute periods per week

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
Advanced techniques in modern dance with emphasis on the performance of
movement patterns, dance repertory, and/or individual creative work.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:
At the conclusion of the course, each student should be able to:

1.  Demonstrate an understanding of how the body moves through the

application of movement principles as they relate to the techniques

learned in class;
2.  Assess his/her own technical strengths and limitations;
3.  Describe and perform designated motion efforts (weight, space, time,

flow)
4.  Demonstrate an understanding of selected Laban movement concepts
through the application of these concepts in performance and/or
written
analysis.

COURSE TOPICS INCLUDE:
1.  Laban Movement Analysis Concepts
2.  Body Terms-positions, shapes, actions, divisions, relationships
3.  Relationships of terms-division of trunk (upper/lower; right/left;

front/back), center of weight, base of support
4.  Space terms-vertical, sagittal, horizontal dimensions and planes
5.  Effort terms-flow, weight, time, space
6.  Movement combinations as they apply to #1-6
7.  Dance history-third generation modern dance pioneers
8.  Dance films/videos

TEXTBOOK:
Hand-outs and materials on reserve in the HPER Library

EXAMS:
Three-four performance exams

ASSIGNMENTS:
1.  Chaper/Article summary
2.  Technical self-assessment/summary papers
3.  At least one concert critique
4.  Written analysis of a movement combination of your choice.

ATTENDANCE:
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.

GRADING:
1.  Three performance exams at 25 pts.                        =    75
points
2.  Technique analysis/summary papers at 5 pts.            =    10 points
3.  Chapter/Article summary                                        =
10 points
4.  Combination analysis                                              =
15 points
5.  Concert critique
=    10 points
TOTAL COURSE POINTS                    =  120
POINTS

92%  - 100%   =   A's
83%  -   91%   =   B's
74%  -   82%   =   C's
65%  -   73%   =   D's