DNC 120 - Choreography & Performance

Course Description

Study choreography by participating in an instructor-led choreographed dance, created through structured improvisation and creative problem-solving techniques. Students will also create and develop their own dances through the exploration of a wide range of approaches to choreography. Performance and its relationship to community and cultural values will also be explored. The culmination of the class work will be a dance performance for the public. Group 2 course.

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Required Prerequisites

DNC 101, DNC 110 or previous experience

Course Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate the choreographic skills to create dances, individually and collectively.
  • Identify a wide range of approaches to choreography.
  • Explain performance and its relationship to community and cultural values including diverse people and cultures.
  • Develop the necessary rehearsal and performance skills to create and produce a public performance.
  • Communicate effectively with an audience.
  • Create dances, individually and collectively.
Human Dimension:
  • See themselves as artists.
  • Collaborate with others in a creative environment.
  • Recognize the personal and societal importance of self-expression and creativity.
Caring - Civic Learning:
  • Express interest in music from other cultures and genres.
  • Value differences in cultural expressions of creativity.
  • Recognize the role music plays as an expression of social concerns.
Learning How to Learn:
  • Read study effectively.
  • Frame useful questions.
  • Develop educational goals.
  • Direct/regulate their own learning.
  • Learn through collaboration.