Health, Physical Education And Recreation | Modern Dance (1 cr)
E155 | 6274-6275 | Staff


CLASS MEETING:
One 50 minute period two times per week for the entire semester.

ATTENDANCE:
Students are allowed a maximum of 3 unexcused absences.  Upon a fourth
absence the student
has three (3) options:
1.  receive a grade of F;
2.  officially withdraw from the course;
3.  follow an appeal procedure through your instructor and/or the Elective
Program Coordinator.

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
Designed for the student with little or no experience or formal training in
modern dance.  This
course focuses on the essentials of body alignment, modern dance history and
technique,
movement mechanics, improvisation, and composition.

COURSE TOPICS INCLUDE:
1. Modern dance as an art form
2. Axial/Locomotor movement fundamentals
3. Effort/Shape concepts
4. Movement analysis/mechanics
5. Dance terminology
6. Modern dance history
7. Dance improvisation
8. Dance composition
9. Dance films
10. Concert criticism

TEXTBOOK:
Beginning Modern Dance Manual, Gwen Hamm and Kim Olive, Eds.

EXAMS:
One written exam
Three performance exams

ASSIGNMENTS:
One performance critique
"Trailblazers..." film research paper

GRADING POLICY:
Class Participation                   	=           90 pts.
Written Exams                                   =           65 pts.
Performance Exams   3 @ 25 pts.      =           75 pts.
Performance critique                          =           10 pts.
Film research paper                      	=           20 pts.
TOTAL COURSE POINTS            	=         260 pts.

92%  - 100%         =    A
83%  -   91%         =    B
74%  -   82%         =    C
65%  -   73%         =    D
64% & below        =    F