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Course Syllabus

Course: DANC 2756

Division: Fine Arts, Comm, and New Media
Department: Dance
Title: Snow Ballroom Company I

Semester Approved: Spring 2018
Five-Year Review Semester: Spring 2023
End Semester: Spring 2024

Catalog Description: This course introduces students to the process and practice of dance rehearsal and performance of ballroom dance. It includes lecture/demonstrations and performances for the college, community, local schools and other venues as requested. Students are selected by audition/invitation.

Semesters Offered: TBA
Credit/Time Requirement: Credit: 2; Lecture: 2; Lab: 2

Prerequisites: By Audition Only

Corequisites: DANC 1720


Justification: This course will provide performance opportunities to students who wish to perform ballroom dance. This class is most similar to DANC 276R at UVU.

General Education Outcomes:
1: A student who completes the GE curriculum will have a fundamental knowledge of human cultures and the natural world, with particular emphasis on American institutions, the social and behavioral sciences, the physical and life sciences, the humanities, the fine arts and personal wellness.  This course allows students an opportunity to work in a variety of capacities in producing a dance work. They are tutored in the art and craft of ballroom dance and are evaluated on their contribution within the collaborative framework of the ballroom company. These experiences are invaluable in developing a student's appreciation and understanding of the art and craft of a ballroom dance company.

5: A student who completes the GE curriculum can respond with informed sensitivity to an artistic work or experience. Students will respond to videotaped performances, their peers in class, and live performances. Written responses will include analysis of technique, choreography, performance skills and storyline.


Student Learning Outcomes:
After completing this course, students will be able to demonstrate their improved skills in performance. The student will have: This will be assessed though classroom conduct, technical and artistic process, and performance.

an increased understanding of musical rhythms in relation to ballroom dance.  This will be assessed though classroom conduct, technical and artistic process, and performance.

learned proper techniques for each dance explored.  This will be assessed though classroom conduct, technical and artistic process, and performance.

had opportunities to perform ballroom dances. 

learned safe techniques in performance of lifts and drops.  

explored methods of individual dances and performance techniques.  


Content:
This course will provide students with opportunities to learn: research skills for individual dances, safety in drops and lifts, floor patterns, rhythmic considerations for each dance, aesthetics in performance and execution, and working as a company ensemble.

Key Performance Indicators:
Students will be graded on

Attendance 20 to 60%

Participation 20 to 40%

Assignments 40 to 60%


Representative Text and/or Supplies:
Ballroom dance shoes, shirt, pants and skirts


Pedagogy Statement:
This course is taught through discussion, oberservation, practical application and performance review.

Instructional Mediums:
Lecture/Lab

Maximum Class Size: 24
Optimum Class Size: 12