DAN-262: Dance Workshop III

Course Information

Course, prefix, number, & title: DAN-262 Dance Workshop III

Hours (Class, recitation, Laboratory, studio): 6 studio hours; Offered as needed

Credits: 3

Pre-requisites (if any): admission by audition or permission of instructor

Course Description in college catalog:

Dance Workshop III is a continuation of Dance Workshop II. Exploration of dance as a performing art through participation. Class work includes improvisation, elements of dance composition, learning of performing skills, repertory, and critical analysis. Students gain awareness and practical experience in all crafts related to dance production. Assignments include selected texts, attendance at dance performances, participation in studio and other scheduled performances.

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

A.S. Dance

Course-specific student learning outcomes:

  1. Students learn the self-discipline and rigor of consistent and punctual attendance requirements. They learn how their attendance affects the group and the consequences of not being punctual or regular prepared attendance.
  2. Students will learn specific dance pieces and roles that they will be required to perform with accuracy and expressivity through the elements of time, space, and energy.
  3. Students will perform the technique with the aesthetic quality for specific choreography.
  4. Students will practice proper rehearsal etiquette in the studio and during rehearsals.
  5. Students will experience the production aspects of a dance performance through an extensive week in the theater with technical and lighting rehearsals as well as a dress rehearsal.

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:


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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).

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