The University of South Florida College of the Arts - School of Theater & Dance DANCE 2100-002 Introduction to Dance
(Spring 2012) Two 1 & 15min. classes (T, R) 11:00am-12:15pm 3cr. hrs. IInstructor: Katurah Robinson Office Hours: FAD 203; 12:30pm – 1:30pm; 2:30pm – 5:00pm (T, R) Phone: (813) 974-3867 USF Dance Department E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Course Description/Syllabus: Prerequisites: None Required Text: Appreciating Dance: A Guide to the World’s Liveliest Art (Fourth Edition) by Harriet R. Lihs. This book is available in the USF Bookstore. Introduction to Dance is a Gordon Rule class and fulfills the Fine Arts requirement of the General Education curriculum. Designed for majors and non-majors, the course gives one an anthropological presentation of dance by placing the subject matter in a context which is tangible to all –life. Classroom content will provide cultural and aesthetic aspects through which one can become intimately intertwined with dance/life/the arts. You will study the art and language of dance as a humanistic arts discipline through lecture, discussion, and observation of both video and concert attendance. You will be able to engage fully in the exploration of dance/life by perusing and digesting materials and applying them to real life/real cultural situations. This course is designed to build your understanding and appreciation of dance and the essence of dance through a strong emphasis on dance as a diverse, creative and educational expression and as life via observations, as well as writing, movement, and discussion experiences. You will be given class work and outside assignments that allow you to examine dance kinesthetically (physically) and expressively as an art form of life. We will also focus on the learning skills of abstract, analytical, conceptual, and creative thinking, as well as the development of writing and oral skills. Thus, the layout of the course will allow you to develop life strategies that cross all subjects of studies and enhance the opportunity to truly learn. You will experience dance history through *fundamental techniques, movement experience, and aesthetics. Via course reading materials, observation of videos and live performances, and in-class exploration, a variety of dance forms will be presented/sampled, e.g. imitative, ethnic/folk dance, ballet, modern dance, jazz dance, social dance, street dance (hip-hop) and video dance. We will also venture into improvisation, composition and choreography. Some sessions will contain a warm-up that will consist of either conditioning, or entrainment, or isolations, or full body movement, or some yoga inspired work (as well as careful stretching) or some combination of these components. These sessions may also contain center-floor and across the floor exercises. Combinations will come from different genres of dance that are inspired by various types of music. *This is not a technique class, so there will not be movement and/or technique every class meeting. This course is a theory based class; therefore, discussion and inquiry about dance and how it relates to life and vice-versa are key elements. It is highly interactive. Course Objectives: 1. To understand, appreciate and experience a world view of dance as an art form with a historical perspective. 2. To discover the elements of dance through physical exploration, investigation, observation, and discussion. 3. To provide substantial knowledge about the dance field, reflect the changing contemporary dance scene, reflect the contemporary social scene, and identify a vision of our relationship to the arts. 4. To develop an understanding of the choreographic process and production process (collaborative relationships), the preparation of the dancer and performance techniques. 5. To develop skills of observation, perception, sensation, assessment, cognition and a basic kinesthetic awareness. 1 Reference #: 17715 TAR #222
You must choose a person. thing. Evaluative Criteria: 1450 pts. You will have to build its character. March 5 – Monday to Week 14. and the day and date that you observed. I will give you fifteen (15-20) questions designed to help you with this. Page 2 – In a narrative form. Then you must add five (5) additional questions to this list. write about your family history and cultural background. Personal History & Personal Dance Vision Paper – 2 pages (500 words)/25 pts (Week 3.
a. from a magazine and bring whatever or whomever you chose to life. Attach the picture of your magazine character. Documentary Review And Reaction Paper – (500-600 words)/50 pts (Week 15. attire. appearance. All work must have a title page with the name of the student.
d. word count. Late work will not be accepted. verbal. social/popular. place. Observation Paper – (500 words)/50 pts (*Floating Due Date: Week 9. spelling. dynamics. between dance and thoughts (the mind/body connection). Broadway musical. date submitted and the title of the paper on it. refer to the “A Few Words About Writing” (Grammar ) handout that will be e-mailed to you. creativity. 7. contact. music video. formal training. use of levels. the name of the class and its regularly scheduled meeting times. Also include a detailed personal vision or fantasy of a dance or performance experience (e. Refer to the “A Few Words About Writing” (Grammar) handout that are included with this syllabus for writing assistance. grammar. animal.g. relationships. summarize your past dance experiences (e. and when appropriate. April 10 .Tuesday) Observe one of the designated dance technique classes at USF. meeting times. Answer these questions and submit them along with all of the questions.
January 26 – Thursday) Page 1 – In a narrative format. performing). Written Assignments & Choreography Projects – 1150 pts Proper Formatting for Written Assignments: All written assignments will be typed and double-spaced. Describe what you observe in terms of space. 1. force.g. or etc. class section. For writing assistance. Refer to the “Elements of Dance” and “A Few Words About Writing” (Grammar and Movement Description sections) handouts to help you with your writing and content of this paper. etc. or Friday anytime during this time period.School of Theater & Dance 6. Include any practiced traditions or rituals. Include on your title page the name of the instructor that is teaching. and written forms.The University of South Florida College of the Arts . Stomp). Character Study Analysis Questionnaire – (250 words)/25 pts (Week 7. weight qualities. To clarify the ability to communicate with descriptive qualities in physical.
b. dancing. content. except as noted. All of this information should also be on each page of your work. performance focus. Describe why you find this fantasy interesting or exciting and how you think it would make you feel. All questions should be answered with complete sentences. c. time. February 23 –
Tuesday) This is preparation for the Magazine Character Study Project. April 17 –
. Work will not be accepted via e-mail without prior permission given. *This paper may be submitted during a class meeting date or placed in my mailbox Monday. punctuation. musicality. Wednesday. color. To develop an awareness of the connections between dance and healthful living. and completeness). and to learn life skills through dance/movement. Grading will include form (organization.
March 6. February 23-25 (Thursday . 2012 of Week Nine if you attend the production February 29 – March 4. It should include each member's reaction to the documentary as well as each member's guest's reaction and thoughts on the particular video. Simply Raw: Reversing Diabetes (20 pts) Week Nine Watch by March 7 – Wednesday Typewritten notes and reaction due: March 9 – Thursday (Week Nine) Student Dance Concert 2012 (20 pts): Theater 2 (Week Fifteen) April 20 & 21 (Friday & Saturday). You will have to review The Spring 2012 Dance Concert. this documentary will serve as a basis for your final exam. 8pm February 19 (Sunday). i. 8pm February 26 (Sunday).
Reviews of Dance and Theatre Performances/Dance Videos/Videos relating to Healthy Living – 110 pts total *You are required to attend the following performances and view the following videos: Cancer Is Curable Now (20 pts) Week Four Watch by February 1 – Wednesday Typewritten notes and reaction due: February 2 – Thursday (Week Four) Spring Dance Concert 2012 (650 – 700 words/30 pts) (Theatre 1): You must attend one of the six performances. Refer to the “A Few Words About Writing” (Grammar and Writing About A Dance Performance sections) 3
. The paper should include a summary of the documentary. See more information under syllabus item “1. They will be due Tuesday. 3pm Call 974-2323 for ticket information Typewritten Notes due Tuesday. February 24. 8pm Call 974-2323 for ticket information Typewritten Review due Thursday. February 28. April 24.March 3 (Wednesday . 2012 of Week Seven if you attend the concert February 17-19.Saturday).
e. 2012 of Week Eight if you attend the production February 23-26. February 28.Saturday). iv”.The University of South Florida College of the Arts . Body Stories (Theatre Production)(20 pts) (Theatre 2): You must attend one of the nine performances. Your group will have to watch a particular documentary as chosen from a select title of documentaries that will be provided by the instructor. Your group will also present its findings and reactions to the class on the due date. Each member must get their guest's reaction and thoughts on the particular video. 2012 of Week Sixteen.School of Theater & Dance This is a collaborative effort of your choreography group.Saturday). 2012 of Week Eight if yu attend the concert February 23-25. 3pm Call 974-2323 for ticket information Typewritten Notes due Tuesday. 3pm February 29. 3pm February 23 . 8pm March 4 (Sunday).25 (Thursday .Saturday). It will be due Tuesday. The group will then submit one paper that will serve as a fulfillment of this requirement for all group members. 8pm April 21 (Saturday). Each group member must invite at least one other person (not enrolled in this class) to view it with them. February 17 – 18 (Friday . Lastly.
Thursday (25 pts) Completed paper: April 5 – Thursday (125 pts) If these components are not submitted in their entirety and on schedule. f. g. Place your name on both the ticket stub and the program and staple them to the back page. Papers whose topics and outlines have not been approved will not be accepted. blah. Each person in the group must contribute to each assignment. choose a minimum of one piece/section that really captivated you and expound on it using the “A Few Words About Writing” (Expanding Your Response To A Work Of Art section) Handout. Simply Raw: Reversing Diabetes. Therefore. you must invite at least one other person (not enrolled in this class) to view it with you.) Also. The completed paper includes: the Title page. one assignment per group must be submitted. Body Stories. Refer to the “A Few Words About Writing” (Grammar and A Term Paper Or Take-home Examination sections) handout to help you with writing your paper.. blah. there will be a minimum of four to five sources cited in the paper. You must get their reaction and thoughts on the particular video and include these in your typed notes about the video as well as your reaction and thoughts..The University of South Florida College of the Arts . Research Paper – (1200 words)/200 points total The research paper will be on a topic of personal interest related to this course and approved by the instructor. blah? (Bold the question. tell me. Incomplete papers and papers with improper documentation will automatically receive a lowered grade. including one periodical.. you cannot list only internet websites as sources in your bibliography. Outline. you will lose the 25 points attached to that particular component. You must submit typed notes for Cancer Is Curable Now. Together. The blah. Works Cited and Bibliography. There is no specific word count for these notes. The format for all of these assignments is as follows: Q1. All homework handed in that does not follow these criteria will automatically receive a lowered grade. “Miming for Magic”. 4
. What is blah. Their name should be beside the question that they answered. blah is yadda yadda yadda. and the chapter and title of the assignment on every page. make sure that your notes will allow anyone who did not see the show/video to get some decent idea about it from reading them. Each set of questions will be worth 10 points.School of Theater & Dance Handout to describe each piece/section.Thursday (25 pts) Title Page/Introduction/Conclusion: February 16 . the day’s date. and the Student Dance Concert 2012. they will total the 160 points. Follow the proper format for written assignments along with the above formatting for questions. For Cancer Is Curable Now and Simply Raw: Reversing Diabetes viewing. Body (inclusive of the introduction and conclusion). however. Assignments from the required textbook. and handouts– 160 pts These will consist of “Discussion Questions” for each chapter.) A1. The questions for “Miming for Magic” and your handouts are included with this syllabus. If you have difficulty finding a periodical. Put your names. The questions for the book are in the back of the book. This will be done as a group assignment. Then. meeting times. (Unless you make reference to the source within the sentence that contains a quotation. always cite sources of any quotations immediately following them within the body of the paper. class section. You will receive partial credit for partial work. Topic Selection: January 17 – Tuesday (25 pts) Proposal/Rough Bibliography/Outline: February 2 .
Eighth. describe a physical movement or a series of physical movements that you would do in response to the thought. For each thought. as a separate part of your journal entry. Your journal should consist of one thought/s for the day per page and their reflections and kept in a folder*. expound on your perceptions/thoughts about class activities relating to these thoughts. i. Project III: Gestural study based on abstraction – (50 pts) (Week twelve. when time permits. Journal – (Check Quick Reference Due Dates & Important Dates Schedule. These dance studies will be created using time outside of class and. how does it affect your mindset (e. etc. Entries must be typed.The University of South Florida College of the Arts . what was your experience? Seventh. Dance Studies. February 7/February 9 . and Final Project – (300 pts total) You will be assigned to a specific choreography group and there will be four dance studies that you will help to create with your group.week seventeen: May 1/3 (Your group must schedule a time with me via e-mail. if you did apply these concepts to your daily activities.Tuesday/Thursday) You will be given gestures that you will have to incorporate in this piece of choreography. Project II: Magazine Character Movement study – (50 pts) (Week eight. *Always save a copy of your journal for yourself. what relevance does it have to dance in terms of the psychology of dance? Fifth.
February 28/March 1 . Also. Also. what does this type of thinking do to the body – constrict movement or allow the body to expand/breathe.) This project will be one of text and movement and will include the topic of your 5
. These movements will be used in the final group choreography project.School of Theater & Dance
h. in your reflection. Choreography Journal.. The three dance studies (40% total) are as follows: i. you will be given a thought/s for the day per class.? Sixth.
March 27/March 29 .g. reflect on the effects of concepts (ideas) derived from it on movement. Lastly. what does the thought mean to you? Second. what relevance does it have to life? Third. each person will have to come up with a certain number of their own gestures. etc.
iv. Final Project: Choreography project based on compositional form – (100
pts) (Final Exam Week -. expound on how you can apply these concepts to your daily physical and mental activity. relate the thought to the current Appreciating Dance and “Miming for Magic” chapters.Tuesday/Thursday)
ii. Fourteen Submissions) (10 pts each/140 pts total) As a part of this class.)? Fourth. class time. discuss the following questions: First. you are to reflect on something that makes you happy. Project I: Imitative study in a choreographic style – (50 pts) (Week five. That is. closed or opened. These thoughts are intended to assist you with developing the essence of your “kinesthetic” dance and may be applied to the everyday movements of life. This reflection does not need to follow the questions used for the thoughts of the day. Plus.Tuesday/Thursday)
2. and studio work. discussions. Members of the group will write down their experience with choreography during all creative group projects. Here are some things to include: the creative process. Due February 23 – Tuesday of Week seven) This will be an essay and short answer test.School of Theater & Dance research papers and movements derived in response to two thoughts from your personal journal as described in item “1. Though entries may be handwritten.) See more information under syllabus item “1. your group’s signature move and sound must be included. and creative projects. It must be in the format of a story with a clear beginning. descriptions of movements (also includes the qualities of these actions). Your group will need to schedule which day is preferable and arrange it with me. and/or anything pertaining to dance. and a clear resolution. If your group absolutely cannot present on the regularly scheduled meeting times of this course. middle.g. You must say the subject of your research paper at some point during the story.. You are expected to bring a positive and pro-active attitude toward each class. Attendance Policy: The experiential nature of this class and wide range of material covered requires regular attendance. structure of the choreography. Take Home February 16 – Thursday. studio work. *There will be no makeup exam. You are also expected to bring an open mind and be respectful of others and of yourself. Each group member’s signature move and sound must be included. interaction. Lastly. Attendance. Final Project – (100 pts) (Final Exam Week -. You must also say the journal entry as you are doing the movement for it. The final examination for this class will occur during the week of finals at the normally occurring class times on both Tuesday and Thursday. You will be given further instruction on this project as the course progresses.week seventeen: May 1/3 (Your group must schedule a time with me via e-mail. laying down in class is prohibited without the express permission of the instructor and counts as an absence because you were not actually “present” anyway. handouts from class. It will cover material from the required text. * 3. Poor attendance will lower your grade in class participation. they can arrange to present during the time slot of the other Introduction to Dance class.The University of South Florida College of the Arts . The documentary that your group watched must serve as a basis/theme for this story. Choreography Journal – 5 written pages/50 pts (Final Exam Week -. This journal is due on the day that your group presents its final exam. You are responsible for setting up the project outside of classroom time. your dancing and your work. Midterm Examination – (100 pts) (Week six. Class participation/Studio Work. and Creative Group Projects – 300 pts You will be evaluated on your active participation in class. why you did a certain movement). You will be given further instruction on it as the course progresses.g. what you learned from the project – whether it is a life lesson (e. This is actually your group’s final choreography project as aforementioned.week seventeen: May 1/3 when your group presents its final) One journal will suffice for your group. response. it is permissible to type this journal. individual and group feelings about the project. i. mutual respect). *Showing 6
. and be willing to incorporate information and corrections given both generally and specifically as they pertain to you. h” of this syllabus. so do not ask. and material covered/discussed in class. Also. iv”. etc. Conduct. explanations of movements (e. Lateness and early exits are both disrespectful and inappropriate. 4.
you must contact the instructor at one of the numbers listed and leave a detailed message as to why you could not attend class for the day. be sure to bring your syllabus and your smile to each class with you. Skype. under them) or loose jewelry are permitted. if you have four absences. USF may opt to continue delivery of instruction through methods that include but are not limited to: Blackboard. etc. and email messaging and/or an alternate schedule. The instructor will then evaluate the reasoning and deem whether or not the absence constitutes itself as an excused absence. Though extenuating circumstances will be noted. short shorts (unless you wear leggings. University Declared emergency Information: In the event of an emergency. it may be necessary for USF to suspend normal operations. Long hair should be securely fastened.The University of South Florida College of the Arts . It’s the responsibility of the student to monitor Blackboard site for each class for course specific communication.. tobacco etc. baseball hats. but if you need to wear shoes. Dress. sustained absences due to illness or injury will affect your grade. Please wear comfortable fitting exercise clothes that will allow for free movement. it will become a hazard to others using the space. and department websites. emails. food or drinks. In the event a class is going to be missed at the last minute due to circumstances beyond your control. The instructor will be sure to inform you of these changes –if any. Five absences will equal a “C”. Students who anticipate the necessity of being absent from class due to the observation of a major religious observance must provide written notice of the date(s) to the instructor in writing by the third class meeting. baggy pants. In the event the number of absences exceeds the specified limit. THANKS AND ENJOY!
. only non-marking jazz or ballet shoes are allowed. regardless of how well you did on papers. etc. you will drop from an “A” to a “B”. Cell Phone Policy: All cell phones must be turned off completely – not placed on vibrate – while in the classroom. on that basis alone. During this time. For example..School of Theater & Dance up to class after the first 15 minutes is considered an absence. No lotions on the body are allowed as they will make the floor slippery. therefore. the student’s grade will be dropped one whole grade for each absence over the maximum. In addition. Elluminate. College. tight clothing (unless they are dance clothing). are inappropriate) Bare feet are preferable when we dance. all excuses must be submitted in writing to the instructor either in person or placed in her mailbox. and the main USF. Feel free to arrive early for class and change in the Dance Department bathrooms on the first floor. **Absence from more than 10% of class meetings will affect your grade (2x per week = 3 absences or less). and MoBull messages for important general information. Six absences will equal a “D”. *****Content and Requirements of this Syllabus are subject to change depending upon the natural flow of this class. No floor-marking shoes are allowed in the studio. So.: (gum. which is located on the 2nd floor in this building. NO jeans. Loose pants/sweat pants are ideal. exams. chinos. etc.
Monday Last day to withdraw/drop and receive full refund of registration fees: January 13 .”: January 31 – Tuesday
Watch by February 1 – Wednesday
“Cancer Is …. Holiday: January 16 .” Typewritten notes and reaction due: February 2 – Thursday Proposal/Rough Bibliography/Outline: February 2 .Friday Last day to pay fees: January 13 – Friday WEEK TWO January 16-20 What is Dance? Meeting Dates: January 17 – Tuesday.Thursday Dr. February 2 – Thursday Chapter 3 of Miming for Magic From Egypt to Athens All Questions Due: January 31 – Tuesday Ideas To Enhance The Intention.The University of South Florida College of the Arts .February 3 New Beginnings: The Mind-body and Releasing Negativity Meeting Dates: January 31 – Tuesday. and Projection Of Movement: Planes of the Body – All Questions Due: February 1 – Tuesday Week Three Journal Reflections Due: “Cancer Is ….Friday Last day for late registration: January 13 .School of Theater & Dance
Quick Reference Due Dates & Important Dates Schedule
WEEK ONE January 9-13 Introductions and late registration & drop/add week Meeting Dates: January 10 – Tuesday. January 19 .Thursday 8
. January 26 – Thursday Chapter 2 of Appreciating Dance Dance and Religion All Questions Due: January 24 – Tuesday Week Two Journal Reflections Due: January 24 – Tuesday January 26 – Thursday
Personal History & Personal Dance Vision Paper:
WEEK FOUR January 30. Jr.Friday Last day to add courses: January 13 . January 12 . Communication. Martin Luther King.Thursday Classes begin: January 9 .Monday Topic Selection: January 17 – Tuesday
Chapter 2 of Miming for Magic Miming for Magic All Questions Due: January 17 – Tuesday Chapter 1 of Appreciating Dance Origins and Definitions All Questions Due: January 17 – Tuesday Week One Journal Reflections Due: January 17 – Tuesday
WEEK THREE January 23-27 Intention Meeting Dates: January 24 – Tuesday.
Thursday Chapter 4 of Appreciating Dance Bugaku and Ballet Questions 2-8 Due: February 14 – Tuesday A Few Words About Writing (Grammar Questions I) All Questions Due: February 14 – Tuesday Week Five Journal Reflections Due: Title Page/Introduction/Conclusion: Midterm Examination: February 14 – Tuesday February 16 – Thursday
Take Home February 16 – Thursday
Spring Dance Concert 2012: Theater 1 -You must attend one of the Six Performances. 2012 of Week Eight 9
. 3pm (See also next week for performance dates) *Typewritten Review due Thursday. *February 17 – 18 (Friday .Thursday Midterm Due: February 21 – Tuesday Week Six Journal Reflections Due: different format February 21 – Tuesday included on the Midterm in a slightly
Ideas To Enhance The Intention. February 16 . February 23. Communication.Saturday).19th. February 24. and Projection Of Movement: Character – building Centers . February 28. February 23 . 8pm *Typewritten Review due Tuesday. 8pm *February 19 (Sunday). Character Study Analysis Questionnaire: February 23 – Thursday
Spring Dance Concert 2012: Theater 1 *February 23 . 2012 of Week Seven WEEK SEVEN February 20-24 Character! Meeting Dates: February 21 – Tuesday.The University of South Florida College of the Arts . February 9 . 2012 if you attended the concert February 17th .25 (Thursday .All Questions Due: February 23 – Thursday Spring Dance Concert 2012 Review due Thursday.Thursday Imitative group study in a choreographic style: February 7/February 9 (Tuesday/Thursday) Chapter 3 of Appreciating Dance Social Dance All Questions Due: February 7 – Tuesday Chapter 4 of Miming for Magic From Tibet to Tokyo All Questions Due: February 7 – Tuesday Week Four Journal Reflections Due: February 7 – Tuesday
WEEK SIX February 13-17 The Power of Dance (Midterm Week) Meeting Dates: February 14 – Tuesday.Saturday).School of Theater & Dance WEEK FIVE February 6-10 Imitative Group Study Presentation Week Meeting Dates: February 7 – Tuesday.
March 6. March 8 – Thursday Observation Paper: *Floating Due Date: October 17 (Monday) to November 22 (Tuesday) Observation Paper: March 31 – Thursday *This paper may be submitted during a class meeting date or placed in my mailbox Monday.March 3 (Wednesday . 2012 if you attended the concert February 23rd .The University of South Florida College of the Arts ... 8pm March 4 (Sunday). “Simply Raw. 2012 if you attended the production February 23rd . Week Seven Journal Reflections Due: February 28 . 2012 of Week Eight WEEK EIGHT February 27. 8pm February 26 (Sunday). if you attended the production February 29th or March 1st – March 4th. Chapter 5 of Appreciating Dance Modern Dance All Questions Due: March 6 – Tuesday Food Ingredients Journal and Week Eight Journal Reflections Due: March 6 – Tuesday Body Stories Notes due Tuesday. February 28.25th.”: Watch by March 7 – Wednesday “Simply Raw.. February 23-25 (Thursday . Body Stories Notes due Tuesday.School of Theater & Dance Body Stories (Theatre Production) (Theatre 2)You must attend one of the Nine Performances.. or Friday anytime during this time period. March 1 – Thursday Magazine Character Movement Study Project: February 28/March 1 (Tuesday/Thursday) Spring Dance Concert 2012 Review due Tuesday. February 28. Wednesday.” Typewritten notes and reaction due: March 9 – Thursday WEEK TEN March 12-16 Spring Break WEEK ELEVEN March 19-23 Signing That Which Is Spoken 10
. February 28.March 2 Magazine Character Movement Study Week Meeting Dates: February 28 – Tuesday. 3pm Typewritten Notes due Tuesday. March 6.Tuesday A Few Words About Writing (Grammar Questions II) All Questions Due: March 1 – Thursday Body Stories (Theatre Production) (Theatre 2) February 29.26th. 3pm --See also next week for performance dates Typewritten Notes due Tuesday.Saturday).Saturday).. 2012 of Week Nine WEEK NINE March 5-9 Simply Raw Meeting Dates: March 6 – Tuesday..
March 22 . Musical and Film Dance All Questions Due: March 27 – Tuesday Week Eleven Journal Reflections Due: March 27 . Jazz.The University of South Florida College of the Arts .Tuesday Weeks Twelve & Thirteen Journal Reflections Due: April 10 . 4. April 5 . March 29 – Thursday Gestural study based on abstraction: March 27/March 29 (Tuesday/Thursday) Observation Paper: *Floating Due Date: October 17 (Monday) to November 22 (Tuesday) (See Week Nine)
Chapter 6 of Appreciating Dance Tap. & 6 Due: April 10 .Thursday Observation Paper: *Floating Due Date: October 17 (Monday) to November 22 (Tuesday)(See Week Nine) Chapter 8 of Appreciating Dance Dance in the New Millennium Questions 2.Thursday Observation Paper: *Floating Due Date: October 17 (Monday) to November 22 (Tuesday) (See Week Nine) No Journal Reflections Due Elements of Dance/Movement All Questions Due: March 20 – Tuesday Last day to drop or withdraw from courses with a “W” without academic penalty: March 24 Saturday WEEK TWELVE March 26-30 Gestural group study presentation week Meeting Dates: March 27 – Tuesday. Body. Conclusion. Introduction.Tuesday
WEEK THIRTEEN April 2-6 Tapping the Heart of the Matter Meeting Dates: April 3 – Tuesday.School of Theater & Dance Meeting Dates: March 20 – Tuesday. and Works Cited/Bibliography)
WEEK FOURTEEN April 9-13 Comments on the Documents & Giving Thanks Meeting Dates: April 10 – Tuesday.Tuesday
. April 12 .Thursday Observation Paper: *Floating Due Date: October 17 (Monday) to November 22 (Tuesday) (See Week Nine) No Journal Reflections Due Completed paper: April 5 – Thursday (This paper must include the Title page. Outline.
Tuesday Documentary Review and Reaction Paper: April 17 – Tuesday
Week Fourteen Journal Reflections Due: April 17 .The University of South Florida College of the Arts . May 3 – Thursday WEEK SEVENTEEN May 1 .School of Theater & Dance WEEK FIFTEEN April 16-20 It's A Wrap! Meeting Dates: April 17 – Tuesday.) Choreography Journal: Respective date of final exam .Tuesday Student Dance Concert 2012: Theater 2 April 20 & 21 (Friday & Saturday). 8pm April 21 (Saturday).May 1-3
. 6. April 24.Thursday No Journal Reflections Due Student Dance Concert Notes due Tuesday. Classes End: April 27 – Friday
WEEK SEVENTEEN April 30 . & 9 Due: April 17 . 3pm Typewritten Notes due Tuesday. April 24. 2012
WEEK SIXTEEN April 23-27 Meeting Dates: April 24 – Tuesday.3 (Final Examination Week) Final Project: Choreography project based on compositional form – May 1-3 (Your group must schedule a time with me via e-mail. 2012.Thursday Journal: November 29 – Tuesday Chapter 7 of Appreciating Dance Careers in Dance Questions 1-4. 8. April 26 . April 19 .May 4 (This Is It!: FINAL EXAM WEEK) Meeting Dates: May 1 – Tuesday.