CCOG for PE 121E Summer 2024

Course Number:
PE 121E
Course Title:
Modern Dance III
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Course Description

Develops Modern Dance technique at an Intermediate/Advanced level with a focus on dynamic alignment, musicality, movement qualities, functional technique, and performance. D 230A and PE 121E cannot both be taken for credit. Prerequisites: D 131B or PE 121D. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon successful completion, students should be able to:

  • Engage in and appreciate different forms of artistic expression through Modern Dance.
  • Promote health and wellbeing via physical activity, self-expression, and group interaction
  • Integrate dynamic alignment and functional technique at an advanced Modern Dance skill level.
  • Compare and contrast intermediate Modern Dance skills verses advanced Modern Dance skills.
  • Apply Modern Dance techniques related to relevant phrases or combinations

Course Activities and Design

Concept-based class structure
Body-Mind work to increase kinesthetic awareness
Center exercises and focused, technical training
Axial and Locomotor movement
Conceptually relevant phrases or combinations
Applying instructor and/or peer feedback to improve performance
Review and repetition of movement phrases or exercises
Cool down

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Practical Exam
AND one of the following:
Written review/critique
Performance in a PCC showing or concert

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Demonstrate intermediate/advanced skills in sequencing
Continue working with changes in levels
Utilize axial and locomotor movements
Further examine use of line and shape
Adapt choreography to varying tempos, kinds of music, etc.
Explore musicality at an intermediate/advanced level
Apply instructor and peer feedback to improve performance
Work from internally and externally rotated positions
Articulate the spine, feet, and arms
Demonstrate spatial awareness
Body part vs whole
Apply skills in ensemble thinking
Demonstrate different movement qualities: percussive, swinging, sustained, etc.
Adapt to changes in facings, levels, tempos, musicality, etc.
Solve problems creatively
Differentiate between core and distal initiation
May explore inversions as appropriate