TCHS Dance Department
Block 3-Dance II-VI-Spring 2019

About this class

Students will deepen their study of dance technique, appreciation, and choreography through units that explore anatomy and kinesiology, advanced technical skills in the dance genres of jazz, modern, and ballet, and the introduction of choreographic structures. As a product of this course students perform in a public dance show. Additional after school rehearsals and performances required. 

Class Schedule

Assignments

Choreographic Devices, Forms, and Structures Notes from 2/8/19
Please copy these notes if you were absent on 2/8/19

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1z2dFL0SwZmpp8UH4NWdBKPvdgY2_E9Nq/view?usp=sharing
Choreographic Structures and Forms Notes for 2/14/19
Copy these notes on your blue handout
Choreographic Structures-as of Feb 14 2019.pdf
click to download
Sub Plans for 2/15/19
-Download the choreographer’s proposal (click on the link below)
-Read the instructions and begin to work on it if you wish to submit a piece for the June show
-If you do not wish to submit a piece for the June show or finish early, review your choreographic devices, structures, and form notes. You will have a quiz on it next week.

Sub Plans for 2/19/19
-Work on the choreographer’s proposal that was distributed on Friday
-If you do not wish to submit a piece for the June show or finish early, review your choreographic devices, structures, and form notes. You will have a quiz on it soon. There is a link on the website that will lead you to quizlet. Study these flashcards and look at the video examples. 

Choreographer's Toolbox -click here- (study guide for Choreography Quiz)
Sub Plans for 2/21/19
Review for the Choreography Quiz Tomorrow
Directions:
-You will have a quiz tomorrow on the choreographic devices. Your quiz was originally scheduled for 2/19. To study for the quiz please use the following tools:
-“Choreographic Devices, Structures, and Forms” Notes
-Quizlet linked on the website (you can flip through the flashcards to quiz yourself):
Choreographer's Toolbox -click here- (study guide for Choreography Quiz)

Do not forget to study tonight! During the quiz tomorrow, please be prepared to follow normal quiz procedure which includes: turning your phone into the bin, putting away all notes/study guides, and no talking.
Quiz on 2/22/19
Quiz Topic: Choreography Theory
If you were absent on 2/22/19 you are responsible for visiting Ms. Bristow and making up the quiz immediately.
Sub Plans 2/25/19
Introduction to the History of Dance
-Get the Handout "Introduction to the History of Dance" and put it in your binder
-Read the directions on the paper
-You will need the presentation "History of Dance Reading" for Parts 1-2. Click the link below.
History of Dance Reading- Feb 25 2019.pdf
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-You will need the Google Form "History of Dance- Check for Understanding" for Part 3. Click the link below.
History of Dance-Check for Understanding-- Click here--- https://goo.gl/forms/nAggen4cqa0nlb4E2
-Completing this work will earn your daily grade for 2/25/19. If you do not complete this work in class, you must complete it for homework. Do not fall behind.
Sub Plans 2/26/19
Folk and Social Dance History
-Get the Handout "Folk and Social Dance" and put it in your binder
-Read the directions on the paper
-You will need the reading "Folk and Social Dance for Parts 1-2. Click the link below.
Folk and Social Dance Reading.pdf
click to download
-Your will need the Google Form "Folk and Social Dance- Check for Understanding" for Part 3. Click the link below.
Folk and Social Dance--Click here--https://goo.gl/forms/vrwWANzfrBO9rfwb2
-Completing this work will earn your daily grade for 2/26/19. If you do not finish this work in class, you must finish it for homework. Do not fall behind.
Sub Work 2/27/19
Make Up Day
Today you will be given the opportunity to make up the sub work you missed.
Directions:
-Get the handout "Make Up Day-Block 3".
-You will need my video for Part 1
You will need this video for the Optional Part 3.
Sub Plans 2/28/19
Jazz, Tap, and Musical Theatre History
Directions:
-Get the handout "Jazz, Tap and Musical Theatre". This handout will provide you with directions for the day.
-For Parts 1 and 2 you will need to click the reading below titled "Jazz Tap and Musical Theatre Reading"
Jazz Tap and Musical Theater Reading.pdf
click to download
For Part 3, you will need to click the link below to access the "Jazz Tap and Musical Theater-Check for Understanding"
Jazz Tap and Musical Theater-Check for Understanding---Click Here--https://goo.gl/forms/xwiXy7XGCQz4qzuq1
Sub Plans 3/1/19 and 3/4/19
Modern Dance History
Directions:
-Get the handout "Modern Dance History" and "Modern Dance History Continued". This handout will provide you with directions for the day.
-For Parts 1 and 2 you will need to click the reading below titled "Modern Dance History Reading"
Modern Dance History Reading.pdf
click to download
Sub Plans 3/5/19
Free to Dance Episode 1
Directions:
-Get the handout "Free to Dance Episode 1". This handout will provide you with directions for the day.
-Watch Episode 1. It is separated into two parts.
Episode 1 Part 1
Episode 1 Part 2
Part 2: Complete the Google form “Free to Dance Episodes 1- Check for Understanding”.
Free to Dance Episode 1- Check for Understanding--Click Here--https://goo.gl/forms/nQdKabLS9mhGeN4F2
Sub Plans 3/6/19
Make Up Day
Due to SAT Testing a large part of the class will be missing. No new work assigned. Use this as a make up day.
Sub Plans 3/7/19
Free to Dance Episode 2
Directions:
-Get the handout "Free to Dance Episode 2". This handout will provide you with directions for the day.
-Watch Episode 2. It is separated into two parts.
Episode 2 Part 1
Episode 2 Part 2
Part 2: Complete the Google form “Free to Dance Episode 2- Check for Understanding”.

Free to Dance Episode 2- Check for Understanding--Click Here--https://goo.gl/forms/WzVaZXigeHx2IhE22
Sub Plans 3/8/19
Free to Dance Episode 3
Directions:
-Get the handout "Free to Dance Episode 3". This handout will provide you with directions for the day.
-Watch Episode 3.
Part 2: Complete the Google form “Free to Dance Episode 3- Check for Understanding”.

Free to Dance Episode 3- Check for Understanding--Click Here--https://goo.gl/forms/rsnRSqtYFZFC2FJS2
Homework due 3/12/19
Ballet Dance History
Directions:
-Get the handout "Ballet Dance History". 
-For Parts 1 and 2 you will need to click the reading below titled "Ballet Dance History Reading"
Ballet Dance History Reading.pdf
click to download
Part 3: Complete the Google form "Ballet Dance History-Check for Understanding".

Ballet Dance History-Check for Understanding--Click here--https://goo.gl/forms/751z8kblh1N61uUr1
Sub Work 3/11/19
Make Up Day 2
Today you will be given the opportunity to make up the sub work you missed.
Directions:
-Get the handout "Make Up Day 2-Block 3".
-This will provide a list of all the assignments assigned while I was out. Work diligently to turn in any missing work. 
Sub Work 3/12-3/15
Student rehearsals are underway. Students are to participate in rehearsal led by their peers. Check the calendar above for the schedule.

Reminder of Late Work Policy

To encourage students to complete their academic work, Ms. Z has a late work policy. Most assignments are able to accepted late unless the assignment specifically states that no late work is accepted.

-A late assignment will lose a point for each day it is late.
-For example if an assignment it worth 20 points and was due on 01/04/19, and it was turned in 6 day late on 1/10/19, the assignment loses 6 points and the highest possible score a student could earn is 14 points.
-A late assignment will loose points until the assignment is no longer worth any points.
-For example if a 20 point assignment was due on 01/04/19 and it was turned in on 1/23/19, the assignment loses 19 points and the highest possible score a student could earn in a 1 point.

Choreography Proposals Information

This year there can be up to four student directed pieces in the Dance Showcase. A panel of evaluators will select up to four pieces. The evaluators are Ms. Zwierzynski, Ms. Bose, and Ms. Fiordimondo, HWMSA Dance Teacher. Late submissions cannot be accepted.

Important Deadlines:
-Let Ms. Z Know you intend to submit a proposal by Wednesday, 3/6 at 7am
-Submit written proposal by Wednesday, 3/6 at 11:59pm
-Film Presentation Proposal and Movement Sample (Dr. Kellogg will film) on Thursday, 3/7 during 3rd lunch

How to Submit a Proposal:
-Working on a proposal. Use the proposal worksheet to generate your idea. https://docs.google.com/document/d/13CVXnfUJz8H66z-upZOro85pOQrF2HofgYio6SLHRT8/edit?usp=sharing
-Submit the written proposal online: https://goo.gl/forms/hEntUrtwn0J3osJd2
-For your proposal presentation, plan to speak through the ideas in your abstract and demonstrate a 30 second to 1 minute sample of your piece.

Responsibility of a Choreographer:
Choreographers must be:
-Be responsible for adhering to all deadlines
-Submit weekly rehearsal plans
-Select a rehearsal assistant/ assist to the choreographer: (This is new this year.Choreographers will select this person to help remember and clean movement. This person will be selected after pieces are chosen. The assistant must not be another choreographer.)
-Record the dance at the end of each rehearsal and distribute notes to the dancers along with the choreographers
-Be responsible for editing all music, providing/ selecting costumes, and submitting program information
-Choreographers must attend a phone conference with Ms. Z on Monday, March 11th
-Rehearsals begin on Tuesday, March 12th 
Choreography Proposals 2019-Rubric.pdf
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Rehearsal Videos for 2019 Student Pieces

Wimar's Piece
-Proposal Video: https://youtu.be/Z5WLfgZbcIQ
-Rehearsal 1 3/12/19: https://youtu.be/CfDxDYP4sFU
-Rehearsal 2 3/22/19: https://youtu.be/9nImuBymRSQ
Delicia's Piece
-Proposal Video: https://youtu.be/nXgxzup2W_U
-Rehearsal 1 3/13/19 Part 1: https://youtu.be/KL-0pvaC3XI Part 2: https://youtu.be/IILuwoHZeOA
-Rehearsal 2 3/19/19: https://youtu.be/c7FHpHc1iiA
Dayjah's Piece
-Proposal Video: https://youtu.be/Br2PFjAVVM8
-Rehearsal 1 3/14/19: https://youtu.be/vKIuQ8dShZ8
-Rehearsal 2 3/20/19: https://youtu.be/7HoYp2uEbyM

Important Documents