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Choreography and Composition 5,6 (4997, 4998)    - PILOT COURSE -


Pilot Site:
 Pilot course for San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts (SCPA). Other schools may not offer this course without prior approval from the Interdivisional Curriculum Committee.

Grade Range:
 11
 Prerequisites:
 Ballet Training & Conditioning 1,2, Ballet Training & Conditioning 3,4
 Course duration:
 Two semesters
Subject area in which graduation credit will be given:
 Practical Arts
Course Description:
 Choreography and Composition 5,6 is the third year course for the dance student. It connects their knowledge of dance composition with their ability to investigate and solve dance challenges in a sophisticated manner and requires research of choreography and essential components in dance making. They develop an expanded knowledge of improvisation technique and vocabulary. Students critique and analyze dance repertoire. Students choreograph solo and group dances utilizing a professional level of rehearsal etiquette/protocols, technical skill and intent. Students explore personal artistry and voice through journals, improvisation and movement studies. Students participate in a final performance showcase, performing and presenting original work. Assessment is live and evaluated by the teacher of record with a rubric.

Basic Texts and Teaching Guides:
 Intimate Act of Choreography, Lynne Blom, 2003, Dance Books Ltd
The Creative Habit, Twyala Tharp, 2009, Simon & Schuster