Dance Production Grading Criteria

Goals

Successfully communicate ideas and emotions through movement.

View dance as an artistic form of expression.

Broaden and deepen knowledge of choreography,

Develop a raison d'êté for choreography.

Objectives

Increase performance capabilities.

Develop a kinesthetic awareness for the execution of choreography.

Develop awareness of individual requirements necessary to contribute to a successful

    production.

Develop ability to direct people in the performance of original choreography,

Class Structure

Class begins at 1:05 p.m.  Warm-up will be given every class meeting.

Class is over at 2:55 p.m.

Breaks will be given during class.

Choreographic time is allocated for the teaching and the rehearsal of faculty and

    student choreography.  A schedule of allocated rehearsal time will be posted

    in the dance studio after choreographers have chosen their dances.

Evaluation

Attendance

    1.    Three absences before September 1st will result in being dropped from the class unless

            the absences are excused.

          a.    Procedure to follow for an absence is to contact the instructor or the rehearsal

                assistant.

                1.    In the event of an absence, dancers are to make arrangements with their

                       choreographer to learn missed choreography.

                2.    Choreographers are to leave a working copy of music with the instructor

                        or another enrolled student and instructions for the dancers in the event

                        of an absence.

    2.    Absences following September 1st will not result in being dropped from the class.

Evaluation of measurable criteria

    1.    Attitude

        a.    Regular attendance and completion of proposed choreography.

        b.    Retention of learned choreography.

        c.    Positive approach to problem solving in acquiring new skill.

        d.    Appropriate interaction in requests for assistance and/or

                cooperation.

    2.    Performance

        a.    Demonstrated awareness and implementation of the unique

                situation of live performance.

        b.    Demonstration of a consistent technical performance and performance

               concentration.

    3.    Organization of class choreography

        a.    Choreographers prepare in advance of class choreography to be taught.

            1.    Includes concept and preparation of costumes and lighting for performance.

         b.    Dancers review choreography outside of class and arrive to class prepared

                to learn new choreography with a minimum amount of review during class

                rehearsal time.

            1.    Includes questions to be brought to class regarding choreography.

        c.    Participation in class choreography.

        d.    Implementation of costumes.

            1.    Costume design to enhance choreographic statement artistically.

        e.    Conceive a lighting design for main stage.

            1.    Description of mood to be created on stage prepared in advance

                   of staging the dance on stage.

            2.    Communication with technical theatre staff regarding lighting, sound

                    and props.

        f.    Performance direction of choreography.

            1.    Manage and direct dancers for spacing, entrances and exits on and off

                   stage.

            2.    Prepared focal points for dancers to look during during performance

                   as well as setting the tone or attitude of the dance.

    g.    Maintain the prepared allotted time schedule.

Concert Dates and Technical Rehearsals

    Please arrange your work and social schedules to allow you to be available

    for all technical rehearsals and performances. After the auditions of the dances for

    the dance concert, a technical rehearsal schedule will be posted and distributed.

Auditions

    There will be an audition scheduled for dances to be in the dance concert.  The goal

    is to audition finished dances for the dance concert.  In the event a dance has not been taught to

    the dancers, if the choreographer has the dance completed, it will not affect consideration

    of being in the dance concert.

Scheduled Class Rehearsal Time

    Class time will be allocated for choreography of three or more students.  Duets and solos

    are considered to be outside projects, and can still be auditioned for the dance concert.

    Students will be allowed a maximum of two choreographic times during class time to permit

    all enrolled students equal time.  In the event less people are choreographing, this can be

    adjusted, as well as if there are many people choreographing.

Choreography

    Students can audition as many dances as they like for the dance concert.  A maximum of

    two dances per students in allowed.  Adjustments for this can be made depending on the

    amount of choreography produced.

   

    It the the intent to produce a well-balanced concert for the audience, as well as providing

    the opportunity for students to stage choreography and perform, and is taken into

    consideration during the audition process.  Every effort will be made to provide as much

    opportunity to bring to production student choreography and performance experience.

Assistant Director

 

Costume Designer

    If you would like to purchase costumes for your dances, and, you would like to be reimbursed

    for your costumes, discuss this with the instructor first:  reimbursed purchases become the

    property of the school.  The school has a small allocated budge for costumes and an

    existing costume supply that can be used and altered.  If you would like your dancers to

    purchase their own costumes, discuss this with your dancers first to ensure it is agreeable with

    them. Also, discuss this with the costume designer first to help with implementing your costume

    design and for recommendations for the most affordable purchases.  Costumes can also be

    borrowed.

Course Content will include, but, is not limited to the following:

A.    Development of concept for choreography.

    1.    Written and verbal presentation of idea

        a.    costume design

        b.    lighting design

        c.    props

B.    Preparation for teaching dance to dancers.

    1.    Out of class preparation

    2.    Music

    3.    Study guides for dancers

        a.    written

        b.    videotaped

        c.    copies of music

        d.    outside rehearsals

C.    Rehearsal process

    1.    Organization of group teaching environment

        a.    learn dancers names

        b.    allocate time for teaching and time for review during allocated class time

    2.    Preparation for audition process of auditions for the dance concert

        a.    finished dances

            1.    end of dance

            2.    Title

             3.    performance level of dance

D.    Costumes

    1.    Design and implement

        a.    discussion and communication with costume designer and Director

E.    Direction of technical rehearsal

    1.    Prepare lighting concept

        a.    communication with lighting designer

    2.    Musical cuts and fades

        a.    communication with sound technician

    3.    Quick costume changes

    4.    Bow

    5.    Direction of choreographic interpretation

F.    Critical analysis of performance

    1.    performance notes for dancers

         a.    praise

         b.    corrections

G.    Record of performance

    1.    program

    2.    video tape

    3.    notes

Topics and class activities the second semester course is repeated by the student

1.    Refine choreographic techniques to produce dances that communicate the

       choreographic intent while not necessarily relying on the technical skill of the

       dancers.

Topic and class activities the third semester course is repeated by the student

1.    Refine teaching techniques and communication of the dance to the dancers to

       allow the dancers to become more efficient in achieving the performance aspect

       of the dance by increasing the time of rehearsal and thus allowing the performer

       to find the essence of the choreographic statement.

Topics and class activities the third semester course is repeated by the student

1.    Refine directing techniques to increase awareness of the role of the director

       and the appropriate time to take command and to develop the ability to allow

       performers to develop confidence in making correct decisions during a performance.

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dance Production Grading Criteria

 

Goals

Successfully communicate ideas and emotions through movement.

View dance as an artistic form of expression.

Broaden and deepen knowledge of choreography.

Develop a reason d'êté for choreography.

Objectives

Increase performance capabilities.

Develop a kinesthetic awareness for the execution of choreography.

Develop awareness of individual requirements necessary to contribute to a

    successful performance.

Develop ability to direct people in the performance of original choreography.

Class Structure

Class begins at 1:05 p.m.  Warm-up will be given every class meeting.

Class is over at 2:55 p.m.

Breaks will be given during class.

Choreographic time is allocated for the teaching and the rehearsal of faculty and student

    choreography.  A schedule of rehearsal times will be posted in the dance studio after

    choreographers choose dancers.

Evaluation

Attendance

    1.    Three absences before September 1st will result in being dropped from the

            class unless the absences are excused.

           a.    Procedure to follow for an absence is to contact the instructor

                  or the rehearsal assistant.

                1.    In the event of an absence, dancers are to make arrangements

                        with their choreographers to learn missed choreography.

                2.    In the even of an absence, choreographers are to leave a working

                        copy of their music and instructions with the instructor or another

                        enrolled student for their dancers.

    2.    Absences following September 1st will not result in being dropped for the class.

Evaluation of measurable criteria

    1.    Attitude

        a.    Regular attendance and completion of choreography.

        b.    Retention of learned choreography.

        c.    Positive approach to problem solving in acquiring new skills.

        d.    Appropriate interaction in requests for assistance and/or cooperation

    2.    Performance

        a.    Demonstrate awareness and implementation of the unique situation of a

                live performance.

        b.    Demonstration of a consistent technical performance and performance

                concentration.

    3.    Organization  if class choreography

        a.    Choreographers prepare in advance of class choreography to be taught.

            1.    Includes concept and preparation of costumes and lighting for performance.

        b.    Dancers review choreography outside of class and arrive to class prepared

                to learn new choreography with a minimum amount of review of previously

                learned choreography during class time.

            1.    Includes questions to be brought to class regarding choreography.

        c.    Participation in class choreography,

        d.    Implementation of costumes.

            1.    Costumes design to enhance choreographic statement.