If you are passing class with an A or B, complete the Following Extension Activities.
Complete Daily Warm-up & Stretching Exercises:
Keep a log of the types of stretches you did & how long you did them for. The stretching log and some warm-up and stretching exercises can be found by hovering over Dance 2 tab and clicking on the "Announcements" drop down. You may also do your own warm-up and stretching routine too. Submit Log at the end of week by email or csddocs.
Review & Practice Dances you have learned:
Videos and music links are found on the Class Website by hovering over Dance 2 tab, and clicking on the "Announcements" drop down.
Write a two or three paragraph reflection answering the following questions:
What have you liked most about dance class so far? What have you learned? (examples: skills, steps, dance styles, vocabulary, etc.) What do you still need to work on? Explain. You can submit the the by e-mail or csddocs.
If you have a C, D or NP in class:
Complete missing assignments:
(Make-up Options for missing work or absences are available on Class website (www.artinmotiondancer.weebly.com) under Class Info Tab at the top of the page or can be picked up in the main office. Submit late work by email or share over csdddocs (googledocs)
When caught up: Work on Extension activities.
In this class we will build skills in dance technique, improvisation, and composition. This includes an exploration of the basic elements of dance and how they influence the dance making process (choreography). *See class info page for class procedures and expectations*
UNIT 1 We will explore a variety of different stimuli that help to inspire the creation of dance. Students will have the opportunity to create dance studies in solo, small group and entire class.
Unit 2 ImprovisationImprov devotees love the practice because it's fun, unpredictable and challenging. But even if the idea of creating movement on the spot makes you uncomfortable, mastering the craft can take your dancing—in any genre—to new levels. “ For choreographers, improv can be an efficient use of time when you're looking to create new material. Additionally, you might discover certain “signature moves" that you will want to repeat—you can embrace these steps as part of your movement style. And even if you're not a choreographer, you may be asked to contribute to the choreographic process. “Many choreographers in both modern and ballet companies look to their dancers for new ideas," says Divelbliss. You could be given a few steps or a complete phrase and be asked to manipulate the movement, pushing the dance in a new and personal direction.