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Modern Dance 7,8 Honors (HP) (5875, 5876)    - SITE ADOPTED COURSE -

Approved Site(s):
 Site adopted course for the 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:
 Modern Dance 5,6 and audition or teacher recommendation
 Course duration:
 Two semesters
Subject area in which graduation credit will be given:
 Visual and Performing Arts weighted
 UC subject area satisfied:
 f - Visual and Performing Arts
Course Description:
 Modern Dance 7,8 Honors is the culmination of the dance education of the advanced modern student, as it not only connects their performance skills with their ability to investigate and solve dance challenges in a sophisticated manner, but also requires deeper subject research, more analytical thinking, and new complex interactions with modern dance. Students demonstrate leadership by performing alone and in small groups, making appropriate personal choices of interpretation, artistry, and musicality/phrasing at a superior level of technique. Students perform repertoire integrating a professional level of rehearsal etiquette/protocols, technical skill and intent. Students conduct in depth research and analyze Jose Limón repertoire and his legacy. Students create intricate modern combinations/compositions using dance structures, musical forms, and technology with artistry. Students notate these dance combinations/compositions using established forms or their own personal system. Students evaluate intellectually challenging live and/or recorded performances using sophisticated analysis. Final written and performance projects in both semesters cover in depth research, challenging repertoire selection, critical analysis of dance challenges, and an individual capstone performance.

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