PCC/ CCOG / D

Course Content and Outcome Guide for D 177B

Course Number:
D 177B
Course Title:
Hip Hop II
Credit Hours:
1
Lecture Hours:
0
Lecture/Lab Hours:
0
Lab Hours:
30
Special Fee:
 

Course Description

Continue the development of Hip Hop dance at an intermediate level with a focus on longer, more challenging phrases and performance aspects. Emphasis will be placed on the development of correct technique, strength and flexibility, musicality, and individual expression through movement. D 177B and PE 186S are equivalent and only one may be taken for credit. Prerequisite: D 177 or PE 186R or instructor approval. Audit available.

Addendum to Course Description

Combined classes are limited to two levels.  Class meeting times are not to exceed 110 minutes per day. 

Intended Outcomes for the course

1. Draw from Hip Hop dance skills to understand Hip Hop as a cultural phenomenon and how Hip Hop fits into the American culture.
2. Use learned improvisational skills in order to promote creative problem solving.
3. Create health and wellbeing via physical activity, self-expression, and group interaction.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

  • Attendance and participation
  • Creative Projects
  • Group or individual choreography


Other Assessment Strategies may include:

  • Practical evaluation (exercises, floor work)
  • Group or individual choreography
  • Written exam to test knowledge of terminology and/or history
  • Research paper

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Structure
• Warm up
• Isolations
• Strengthening exercises and floor work prep
• Locking or other upper body work
• Skill development
• Longer phrases and/or choreography
• Improvisation
• Cool down/stretch
Movement
• Axial and Locomotor movements
• Ability to subdivide duple pulse, use accent, and syncopated rhythms
• Isolations
• Demonstrate different qualities of movement
• Use waving, locking, and other arm gestures specific to Hip Hop vocabulary
• Basic floor work: Six step, CC, and freezes
• €œToprock€ movements