DAN-127: Advanced Beginning Modern Dance III

Course Information

Course, prefix, number, & title: DAN-127 Advanced Beginning Modern Dance III

Hours (Class, recitation, Laboratory, studio): 4

Credits: 2

Pre-requisites (if any): DAN-126 or permission of instructor

Course Description in college catalog:

Advanced Beginning Modern Dance III is a continuation of Advanced Beginning Modern Dance II. It places greater emphasis on building technique towards an intermediate level to prepare dance majors for Intermediate Modern Dance as well as to transfer into four-year degree programs.

Academic programs for which this course serves as a requirement or an elective:

A.A. Liberal Arts and Sciences

A.S. Dance

General Education Outcomes: Below is a listing of General Education Outcome(s) that this course supports.

  1. Communicate effectively in various forms

Course-specific student learning outcomes:

  1. Students will be able to find their correct anatomical alignment for increased balance and coordination
  2. Students will be able to find anatomical connections within the body, such as head/tail connection.
  3. Students will practice GYROKINESIS or Bartenieff Fundamentals exercises and modern dance exercises that help them develop this anatomical awareness.
  4. Students will perform modern dance vocabulary in response to verbal and physical instruction.
  5. Students will discuss modern dance exercises using appropriate terminology.
  6. Through class activities, students will find internal connections in the body and the ability to stay present in the moment.
  7. Students will increase their range of motion and coordination through GYROKINESIS exercises and dance exercises
  8. Students will be able to identify ¾ rhythm and 4/4 rhythm.
  9. Students will be able to integrate their movement with the music.
  10. Students will be able to incorporate performance quality into their dancing.
  11.  Students discuss (in class) and write about (for an outside assignment) modern dance on an integrated and comprehensive level.
  12. Students will perform movement sequences demonstrating the qualities of weight and suspension.
  13. Students will discuss these concepts verbally.
  14. Students will be able to move through space with other dancers using spatial awareness.
  15. Students will be able engage with their peers and dance in synchrony with them
  16. Students will perform movement phrases that initiate with specific body parts and sequence movement fluidly through their bodies.
  17. Student will describe verbally where given movement phrases initiate and how they sequence.
  18. Students will perform movement sequences that move in and out of the floor efficiently.
  19. Students will describe verbally how to move in and out of the floor efficiently.
  20. Students will perform safe jumping and landing.
  21. Students will describe verbally how to jump and land safely
  22. Students will perform movement phrases in which they demonstrate a range of movement energies/dynamics.
  23. Students will perform movement phrases with directional changes that initiate from different body parts and take place at different speeds.
  24. Students will perform movement phrases with personal expressiveness.
  25. As the semester progresses, students will learn movement phrases with less demonstration from the instructor.
  26. Students will explain various methods of learning and retaining movement material.

Program-specific outcomes

  1. Identify and apply the following concepts of dance: space, weight, time, dynamics/energy through writing, movement, performance, or choreography.
  2. Apply fundamental movement skills and knowledge of the body and of kinesiology.
  3. Demonstrate the development of an individual movement voice and application of creative process tools.
  4. Demonstrate the following rehearsal/performance skills: proactive preparedness, punctuality, self rehearsal, self reflection, awareness of your role and role of others in production, effective communication, and perform dance roles with accuracy and expressivity.
  5. Develop and support critical response through writing and/or speech.

Methods by which student learning will be assessed and evaluated; describe the types of methods to be employed; note whether certain methods are required for all sections:


Academic Integrity policy (department or College):
Academic honesty is expected of all students. Any violation of academic integrity is taken extremely seriously. All assignments and projects must be the original work of the student or teammates. Plagiarism will not be tolerated. Any questions regarding academic integrity should be brought to the attention of the instructor. The following is the Queensborough Community College Policy on Academic Integrity: "It is the official policy of the College that all acts or attempted acts that are violations of Academic Integrity be reported to the Office of Student Affairs. At the faculty member's discretion and with the concurrence of the student or students involved, some cases though reported to the Office of Student Affairs may be resolved within the confines of the course and department. The instructor has the authority to adjust the offender's grade as deemed appropriate, including assigning an F to the assignment or exercise or, in more serious cases, an F to the student for the entire course." Read the University's policy on Academic Integrity opens in a new window(PDF).

Any student who feels that he or she may need an accommodation based upon the impact of a disability should contact the office of Services for Students with Disabilities in Science Building, Room S-132, 718-631-6257, to coordinate reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities. You can visit the Services for Students with Disabilities website.

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