Student Learning Goals
- Students will learn to physically recall and reproduce movement patterns, as well as demonstrate the ability to describe and apply spatial, temporal, musical, kinesthetic, and qualitative concepts.
- Students will demonstrate the ability to evaluate execution of movement, analyze options for qualitative improvement, and apply physical corrections.
- Students will analyze and evaluate meaning in movement. They will deconstruct how dance is viewed and experienced by an empathic body called “the audience”.
- Students will craft, manipulate, and create movement; ranging from short sequences and phrases to the generation of fully developed choreography.
- Students will demonstrate proficiency in classroom etiquette; recognizing how professional comportment, awareness of others, and non-verbal communication all contribute to a healthy and productive community.
- Students will demonstrate the ability to describe, interpret, analyze, and critique choreographic works.
- Students will have an experience in designing and creating visual representations of information learned in coursework.
- Students will demonstrate the ability to utilize visual images as a means of communicating ideas and intentions for a theatrical production.
- Information Literacy
- Students will identify anatomical concepts and constructs as well as demonstrate the ability to implement the information into studio practice.
- Students will design and execute a formal research paper, including a peer review process.
- Students will implement accurate use of the Chicago Manual of Style in all research activity.
- Students will produce critical analysis, responses, and evaluations of both physical performances and written academic scholarship.
- Students will translate physical movement skills through safe and appropriate practices to various populations through civic engagement and pedagogical interaction.
- Students will navigate the growing intersectionality between dance and technology through independent projects and practices.
- Students will demonstrate competence in various software programs to create music, lighting, and film for/of dance.
- Students will demonstrate competence in Microsoft word, Excel and PowerPoint software programs.
- Students will formulate and deliver oral critiques of dance technique, theory, and choreography through formal presentations and classroom discussions.
- Students will be able to discuss their creative process and debate or justify their aesthetic choices.
- Students will analyze and articulate physical instruction to others involved in choreographic or pedagogical practices.
- Students will design and present formal presentations and/or arguments based on scholarly research.
- Students will evaluate and discuss their academic performance and artistic growth.
- (Please see Appendix IX with attached literacy rubrics).