Course Title: Dance II Movment Studies
This yearlong course is designed for students who have completed Beginning Dance & Movement Studies. Students are guided and challenged to develop greater proficiency regarding elements of choreography, performance, composition, anatomy, movement studies (yoga, Pilates, wellness themes), guest artist experiences, dance history and criticism. This course emphasizes increased flexibility, concentration, coordination and musicality through the study of ballet, modern, jazz and other dance forms. Athletes and actors are encouraged to enroll. A variety of performance and creative assessments are required. This course will fulfill a PE requirement and may be repeated for PE credit. Open to juniors and seniors.
- How do form, content and context express and influence meaning?
Assessment Prompt: Support with evidence how form, content and context express and influence meaning.
- How do elements (nouns) and principles (adjectives) facilitate the creative process?
Assessment prompt: Evaluate the use of elements and principles in facilitating the creative process.
- How do skill and technique enable the creative process?
Assessment prompt: Evaluate the role of skill and technique in enabling the creative process.
- How do we use critique to inform our art?
Assessment prompt: Analyze the role of critique in informing art making.
Course Academic Vocabulary:
improvisation, choreography, composition, stationary, locomotor, quality: space, time, energy, force, rhythm, line, shape, effort, pattern, dynamics, motif, theme, concept, intention, expression, design, genre, musicality, audition, performance, contract/release, fall/recovery, imagery, Kinesthetic awareness, range of motion, alignment
Course Units / Topics of Study:
Contemporary Modern, Jazz, Ballet, Dance History, Improvisation, Composition, anatomy, yoga, Pilates, wellness techniques, performance techniques, critique