- Course Number:
- PE 186R
- Course Title:
- Hip Hop
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Course DescriptionIntroduces the fundamental principles and skills of Hip Hop dance. Places emphasis on development of correct technique, strength and flexibility, musicality, and individual expression through movement. Focuses on Hip Hop elements, culture, and terminology. D 177 and PE 186R are equivalent and only one may be taken for credit. Audit available.
Intended Outcomes for the course
Upon completion of the course students should be able to:
1. Draw from Hip Hop dance skills to understand Hip Hop as a cultural phenomenon and how Hip Hop fists into the American culture
2. Apply acquired kinesthetic awareness, coordination, and memorization from increasingly difficult movement phases in order to apply the process of sequencing to other areas of life.
3. Use basic learned improvisational skills in order to promote creative problem solving.
4. Use developed skills to help maintain physical fitness.
Outcome Assessment Strategies
Attendance and participation
Practical evaluation (exercise, floor work)
Group or individual choreography
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
Strengthening exercises and floor work prep
Locking or other upper body work
Longer phrases and/or choreography
Axial and locomotor movements
Ability to subdivide duple pulse, use accent, and syncopated rhythms
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
Uprock or Toprock movements
Improvised sequences and/or musical interpretation
Skill acquisition and replication
Longer phrase work or choreography as a class
Different elements of Hip Hop including, but not limited to: DJ/MC, Graffiti, and Dance.
History and development of Hip Hop from 1070s to present
Contemporary trends in Hip Hop