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Objectives: The students will,

1. Understand the characteristics of the baroque dance suite.

2. Identify differences and similarities between each type of dance.
3. Research other types of dances not included in the dance suite.

Procedures: The students will,

1. Discover general characteristics of the baroque dance suite.
2. Discuss the four dances found in a standard dance suite.
a. Allemande
i. German
ii. 4/4, moderate tempo
iii. Listen to Handel example and discuss what is heard.
b. Courante
i. French
ii. In triple meter, fast tempo, lively
iii. Listen to Bach example.
c. Sarabande
i. Spanish
ii. Slow, triple meter
iii. Emphasis on second beat
iv. Listen to Bach example.
d. Gigue
i. British
ii. Compound time, fast, lively
iii. Listen to Bach example.
3. Discuss optional dances for a dance suite.
a. Gavotte
b. Bourree
c. Minuet
d. Passepied
e. Rigadoun
4. Begin dance suite assignment.
a. Select 2-3 dances (preferably not one of the standard dance suite dances).
b. Research origins, choreography, and musical aspects/characteristics.
c. Create presentation about these dances (powerpoint, google slides, google docs,

Assessment: The students will,

1. Actively participate in class.
2. Listen to audio examples of each dance and identify key characteristics.
3. Create a presentation to demonstrate knowledge of dances.

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