Health, Physical Education And Recreation | Intermediate Modern Dance (1 cr)
E255 | 6359 | Staff


PREREQUISITES:
E155; previous dance training or permission of instructor

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 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 course;
3.  follow an appeal procedure through your instructor and/or the Elective
Program Coordinator.

Students are expected to attend class.  Attendance is worth 90 pts. of the
total grade, i.e., 3 pts.
per class.

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.