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Learning Exercise

Material: The Dancing Paul Site
Submitted by: Kathi Ferguson on Dec 04, 2007
Date Last Modified: Dec 13, 2007
Title: Choreographing Your Dance
Description: This assignment will help you on a basic level understand how to put steps together to make a dance work. You are to read the chapter #2 in our text and correlate the meanings of the dance elements in your dance.
Type of Task: Core Activity, Individual, Student-centered
Time Required 3 hours
Topics: Definitions of the five Elements of dance,purpose, dancer, time, space, and energy and relation to the overall concept of the idea you wish to communicate.
Course: Dance Appreciation
Audience: College Lower Division
Prerequisites Skills: Computer skills needed to access shareware
Learning Objectives: To understand on a basic level how to choreograph a dance. To be able to identify how the elements of dance may relate to each other.
Text of Learning Exercise: Go to the website:The Dancing Paul Site Experiment with the website to find what options are available. Consider if you want a specific theme, or if you want to make a dance for movements sake and how you would put them together. (10pts-2 for each element of dance)Click on the appropriate buttons to make the dancer Paul dance as you wish. Use the additional buttons to add the scene and music you desire. Name your dance work. Copy the dance and email it as an attachment to the class. 10pts 2 for each element of dance)In the body of the email cite the name you have chosen for your dance and explain why you chose it. Describe your purpose, your dancer, your choice of scene, and music. Finally, describe the movement your dancer is doing.10pts)View and respond to one other classmate with your reaction to their dance. This project is due a week from today and is worth a total of 30pts
Additional Information URL: url;
Assessment: The assignment will be assessed by the demonstration of the understanding of the usage of the elements of dance
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