DANCE-100 - Dance Appreciation - Phylise Smith
All cultures dance, some say even animals dance. We may not all be professional dancers, but we do dance!! We dance at weddings, at parties, in front of the mirror. Dance brings us together as a community. Most of enjoy watching dance and will look at someone if they are dancing, professional or not. Dancing makes us happy. Dance makes us smile. By learning about dance, we learn about ourselves, our likes, our dislikes. Dance Appreciation provides examples of how to appreciate dance. With this as a backdrop, we will study selected genres (styles) of dance. They include ballet, modern, jazz, tap, social dance, cultural dance, hip-hop and other styles of dance.
This course examines the influences which have historically and culturally shaped dance throughout the world. After the completion of the course, you will be able to analyze the contributions of important choreographers and choreographies which have had a specific influence on the development of ballet, modern, jazz, cultural, musical theatre, tap and other styles of dance.
This course will also assist you in building group collaboration, reading, writing and research skills as well as other tools you can utilize in all of your classes as well as in life.
What to Expect in this Course
FOR THE COURSE YOU WILL NEED:
- Your phone - You should ensure that your phone provides consistent access to the Internet. Check Canvas to see how to use the Mobile App.
- A Laptop/Tablet- In addition to your phone, please also have access to a laptop and or tablet for back-up just in case you can’t complete all assignments on your phone. (If you need a lap-top, contact the school or contact me for additional information.)
- A Printer (Optional) - You may want to print out the syllabus and or specific assignments for greater visibility and access.
- canyons email- You should have access to canyons email and be able to send attachments if necessary, in Microsoft Word. The few assignments that require attachments (most assignments will be text entry or submitted through the Discussion Board) will only be accepted in Word or with permission, Google Docs. Sorry no pages.
Types of Assessments
- Quizzes and True/False and Essay Questions and Answers from Video Observations (Youtube and Other Platforms)
- Online Discussion Boards
- Dance Movement Critiques
Textbook Information / Link to ZTC Textbook
No textbook required.
Other Relevant Course Information
COURSE ASSIGNMENT OVERVIEW (SUBJECT TO CHANGE)
Assignments will be due every Wednesday and Sunday at 11:59 PM unless otherwise noted. Please work your schedules so you can submit your assignments by the deadlines. Total points for the class range between 500- 600 points. 90%= A.
MODULES (Subject to Change)
- Introduction to Canvas and Course/What is Dance = 1st Week or 1st Component
- Hip-hop/ Jazz and Social Dance = 2nd Week or 2nd Component
- Ballet = 3rd Week or 3rd Component
- Modern Dance= 4th Week or 4th Component
- Latin Dance/Cultural Dance= 5th Week or 5th Component
- Dance Concert Critique and or Group Project*
For semester length classes we will work on each component for several weeks. For short term classes( 5, 6, 8 weeks) we will work on 1-2 components per week.
* Through Spring 2021 and beyond if necessary, instead of attending a live concert, students will watch a virtual dance concert or conduct a Group Project for the Final. More information will be provided once the class begins.
I look forward to our Dance Appreciation Journey.
This course can be accessed on the first day of class via Canvas at https://coc.instructure.com. Log into Canvas using your CanyonsID single sign-on:
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- CanyonsID Password is your COC student email password
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Last updated: 10/08/2021 Sub#: 810