CCOG for PE 121C Summer 2024

Course Number:
PE 121C
Course Title:
Modern Dance II
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Course Description

Develops Modern Dance technique at an Intermediate level with a focus on dynamic alignment, musicality, movement qualities, and functional technique. D 131A and PE 121C cannot both be taken for credit. Prerequisites: D 130B or PE 121B. 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 in future Modern Dance classes.
  • Integrate dynamic alignment and functional technique at an intermediate Modern Dance skill level.
  • Compare and contrast beginning Modern Dance skills verses intermediate Modern Dance skills.
  • Engage in and appreciate different forms of artistic expression through Modern Dance.
  • Interpret Modern Dance terminology and musicality to critically analyze performances.

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
Application instructor and/or peer feedback to improve performance
Review and repetition of movement phrases or exercises
Cool down

Outcome Assessment Strategies

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

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Demonstrate beginning/intermediate 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 a beginning/intermediate level
Apply instructor and peer feedback to improve performance
Work from internally and externally rotated positions
Articulation of the spine
Demonstrate spatial awareness and ensemble thinking skills
Body part vs whole
Demonstrate different movement qualities: percussive, swinging, sustained, etc.