Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Course Number:
D 209
Course Title:
Dance Performance
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Course Description

Offers practical experience in dance rehearsal and performance with a varying focus each term. Prerequisites: D 131B, D 191B, D 151, D 230A, D 230B, D 290A, D 290B, or D 252 or instructor permission. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Engage the imagination through dance performance Appraise own skills and abilities, through feedback, to improve future performance Engage in and appreciate different forms of artistic expression through dance performance

Course Activities and Design

Warm upReview choreography (or structure)Introduce and/or create new choreography (or movement material)Apply feedback to improve performanceObservation and discussionJournaling or notes may be used

Outcome Assessment Strategies

RehearsalPerformancePerformance Review/Critique

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Develop productive rehearsal and performance techniquesContribute to rehearsal and performance processChoreographing or developing material from a source/focusGain skills in collaboration and interpersonal communicationManipulation or adaptation of choreographic materialRecording and applying feedback to improve performanceRehearsal preparation and focusSound cues and musicality (when appropriate)Memorization of staging, cueing, entrances and exitsCommunication of choreographic intentCare of costumes and propsApply specific hair and make-up requirementsEngage in appropriate offstage and dressing room behavior