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Dance/Fine Arts 5,6 (P) (4785, 4786)    - PILOT COURSE -


Pilot Site:
 Pilot course for Lincoln and Scripps Ranch High Schools. Other schools may not offer this course without prior approval from the Interdivisional Curriculum Committee.

Grade Range:
 10–12
 Prerequisites:
 Dance/Fine Arts 3,4 with a grade of B or better, or teacher recommendation
 Course duration:
 Two semesters
Subject area in which graduation credit will be given:
 Visual and Performing Arts
 UC subject area satisfied:
 f - Visual and Performing Arts
Course Description:
 Dance/Fine Arts 5,6 provides practical experience focusing on the choreographer’s creative process in solo, small-, and large-ensemble dances. Emphasis is placed on identifying, selecting, and utilizing a variety of source materials for dance making, including the use of choreographic devices, improvisation for generating movement, and the elements of dance, in order to create meaning and develop personal style. The course is designed for students who have a solid background in dance and are interested in preparing for advanced-level work as artists or choreographers. On completing the course, students will be prepared for college-level work in choreographic design as well as for a career in dance.

Basic Texts and Teaching Guides:
 Dance 5,6 Instructional Guide and Key Assignments.
SDUSD VAPA Core Learnings, 2005.

Supplementary Resources
Blom and Chaplin, The Intimate Act of Choreography, University of Pittsburgh Press, 1982.
Humphrey, The Art of Making Dances, Princeton Book Company, 1987.
Minton, Choreography: A Basic Approach Using Improvisation, Human Kinetics, 2007.
Smith-Autard, Dance Composition: A Practical Guide to Creative Success in Dance Making, 5th ed., Routledge, 2004.
Sofras, Dance Composition Basics: Capturing the Choreographer’s Craft, Human Kinetics, 2006.