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CCOG for PE 186R Fall 2023

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Course Number:
PE 186R
Course Title:
Hip Hop
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Course Description

Introduces 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
Creative projects
Practical evaluation (exercise, floor work)
Group or individual choreography
Written exam
Research paper

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Warm up
Strengthening exercises and floor work prep
Locking or other upper body work
Skill development
Longer phrases and/or choreography
Cool down/stretch
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 1070’s to present
Contemporary trends in Hip Hop