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CCOG for PE 121F Spring 2023

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

Continues development of Modern Dance technique at an Intermediate/Advanced level with a focus on applying techniques and skills to enhance performance. D 230B and PE 121F cannot both be taken for credit. Prerequisites: D 230A or PE 121E. 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.
  • Apply Modern Dance routine design that focuses on increasing complexity of the choreography.
  • Execute increasingly complex Modern Dance choreography

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 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 advanced level
Apply instructor and peer feedback to improve performance
Work from internally and externally rotated positions
Articulation of the spine
Demonstrate spatial awareness
Body part vs whole
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