Health, Physical Education And Recreation | Modern Dance I Advanced (1 cr)
E355 | 6390 | Hamm


CLASS MEETING:
One fifty minute period two time per week

ATTENDANCE:
Students are allowed a maximum of three (3) absences.  Upon a fourth absence
the students 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:
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-position, 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.  Chapter/Article summary
2.  Technical self-assessment/summary papers
3.  At least one concert critique
4.  Written analysis of a movement combination of your choice.

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

POINTS:

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