Instructor: Chelsea Budge E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.westlakehsdance.com
Overview: A beg/intermediate level movement class where the student will be given the opportunity to explore and improve in their technical, performance and compositional skills. Dance material is presented to the student at a moderate pace to develop skill in observing and mastering sequences. This includes the warm-up, progressions across the floor and choreographic compositions. An emphasis on injury prevention through proper technique is stressed. Each student will be given the opportunity to focus on placement, musicality, technique, personal style and performance attributes.
Dance Class Performance Experience All Westlake High School dance students are required to participate in a performance experience.
- Dress Rehearsal: December 2 3-5pm - Performance: Tuesday and Wednesday December 3-4 7pm (Call Time 7pm) Students will be responsible to gather required costume..ie red shirt/black sweats/leggings.
Dance Class Rules Wear Sneakers everyday! Be on time everyday. Wear appropriate attire, including hair tied back. Participate fully. Demonstrate RESPECT to Educator, Other Students and SELF. No Gum, big jewelry. Stay in Dance Room at all times. No Food in Dance Room. No cell phones or electronic devices in Dance Room.
65% Daily attendance, class participation, self-evaluations, assessments, tests/quizzes 35% Performance
Each day every student will be given 100 points - 40 for lateness - 60 for not dressed properly/non participation/disrespect 0 points for absence (Student most notify Ms. Budge BEFOREHAND if absence is school excused)
*Students who have a Doctor’s note will be required to take notes. There will be no sitting and watching without a Doctor’s note. Students must always do their best to participate. Any student who is unable to dance for more than three dance classes will need to speak to a counselor to find a more suitable class.
Grade Scale 94%- A 84%- B 72%- C- 60%- F
90%- A- 82%- B- 70%- D+
86%- B+ 78%- C+ 62%- D-
DANCE CLASS PERFORMANCE EXPERIENCE: If the student is not participating fully or has excessive absences they will be asked not to perform in the Dance Concert and will be required to do a 7-page research paper on a famous choreographer to make up points. Performing is a wonderful opportunity to grow in confidence, technical skill and artistry.
ATTENDANCE, TARDY AND MAKE-UP POLICY:The award of credit in this class is subject to the Westlake Attendance policy. Students must make-up any absences that cause a NC through attendance school. As the Westlake Attendance policy states, “Attendance is the measure of one’s commitment.” Because of the nature of performing arts classes where most, if not all, the work is done during the class rehearsal, daily attendance is vital. What is done during class rehearsal cannot be replicated on an individual basis. Each student’s presence and contribution is extremely important to the ensemble during rehearsals and performances. Appointments, vacations, and other activities should be scheduled around class time and performances.
MAKE UP WORK
Students are allowed to make up (2) absences per term. You cannot do the same make up option twice! Make up assignment options are as follows: 1. Write a one page paper (typed) describing your experience and progress in this class. Turn in a hard copy. Do not email!
2. Attend a dance concert and write a one page paper (typed) describing what we do in class and how it relates to what you see on stage. Staple concert ticket or program to paper. Turn in a hard copy. Do not email!
3. Take an outside of school dance class and write a one page paper (typed) describing your experience. Include teachers name, style of dance, time/date and location. Turn in a hard copy. Do not email!
4. Watch two contrasting dance performances on youtube and compare/contrast costumes, staging, time/space/energy/meaning, relate to what you have learned in class. Minimum 1 page paper (typed). Turn in a hard copy. Do not email!
SYLLABUS: Unit Breakdown BBOY/BGIRL Learn foundations of Breakdancing. Pass off top rock/footwork combination. Guest Master Class
POPPING Learn foundations of Popping. Pass off Popping Choreography. Guest Master Class
CHOREOGRAPHY-FINAL PROJECT Choreograph GROUP DANCE
ALL MUSIC USED MUST BE THE CLEAN VERSION! ANY STUDENT PLAYING INAPPROPRIATE/OFFENSIVE MUSIC WILL BE DOCKED POINTS AND PARENT WILL BE NOTIFIED. STUDENT WILL BE REMOVED FROM CLASS FOR FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH CLASSROOM DECORUM AND ETIQUETTE.
*This document is subject to change Student and Parent must go to class website and SIGN and SUBMIT syllabus and grading procedure by Friday August 30.