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

Continues development of Modern Dance technique at an Intermediate level with a focus on dynamic alignment, musicality, movement qualities, ensemble work, and functional technique. D 131B and PE 121D cannot both be taken for credit. Prerequisites: D 131A or PE 121C. 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 a Modern Dance setting.
  • 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.
  • Apply Modern Dance techniques using an ensemble format.
  • Provide and interpret feedback regarding 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
Applying instructor and/or peer feedback to improve performance
Review and repetition of movement phrases or exercises
Cool down

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Practical Exam
Written review/critique OR performance in PCC dance concert or event

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Demonstrate 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 an intermediate level
Apply instructor and peer feedback to improve performance
Work from internally and externally rotated positions
Create a more complete self-image
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 both individually as well as in groups