Course Description: In this Fine Arts course, students are challenged in sessions of dance technique that use their maximum movement range. Various styles of dancing are explored. Individuality of artistic expression is encouraged through improvisation and composition, using specific choreographic forms. This course fulfills the Fine Arts elective requirement as it provides instruction in aesthetics, dance history, anatomy, and choreographic techniques. Performance components beyond the regular school day are required.
Learning Objectives/Outcomes: All units of study for this course address the following major outcomes for the term:
The students will demonstrate precision in their final performance in the Spring Dance Concert.
The students will comprehend as well as critique.
The students will respond to the varying demands of audience, task, purpose, and discipline.
The students will demonstrate the ability to create dance utilizing creative movement and elements of composition and production.
The students will demonstrate the ability to analyze, evaluate, and apply aesthetic criticism.
Students are expected to arrive to class on time, dress in the appropriate dance attire and participate during the entire class.
Students are expected to respect classmates, choreographers, teachers and visitors.
Students are expected to demonstrate appropriate behavior in class, at rehearsals and during performances.