Dance 420

DNCE 420: Choreographic Studies II

Prerequisites: DNCE 120, DNCE 220, and DNCE 320

Credit Hours: (3) Six hours technique

Focused on advanced choreographic exploration and research with intensive work on individual projects, culminating in bringing completed works to production.

Note(s): May be taken for a total of six semester hours of credit.


Detailed Description of Content of Course

1)  Refine personal choreographic voice
            a) Solo work
            b) Group work

2)  Critical analysis
            a) Self evaluation
            b) Group evaluation

3)  Completed choreographic project
            a) Finished solo/group work
            b) Lighting design
            c) Costume design


Detailed Description of Conduct of Course

This course includes material presented by Instructor, followed by experiential projects, in-class discussions, and critical analysis.


Goals and Objectives of the Course

At the conclusion of this course the student will be able to:

1) Analyze personal movement preferences
2) Make informed choreographic choices
3) Create a complete choreographic project including all aspects of production
4) Articulate critical feedback


Assessment Measures

1) Class observations

2) Attendance

3) Completion of assignments

4) Midterm assignment

5) Final showing

 6) Oral defense


Other Course Information


Approval and Subsequent Reviews
New Course February, 2009