Rio Salado Community College Modern Dance & Big Band Era Dance Discussions

Description

part 1: Learning about Dance

For the Learning Assignments, you will need to find and summarize information
about the humanity we are studying in this module.
Your summary can be rough — it should be useful for you, not pretty for me.
I’d expect at least a page of material.

Think about the elements of dance that make one type of dance different from another.  Then, research to learn more about elements of dance and ways to discuss and analyze dance, like these sources:

http://artsalive.ca/en/dan/understand/

https://www.elementsofdance.org/

https://www.nationalartsstandards.org/sites/defaul…

Write a summary of what you learned from your reading – be sure you include enough information about the elements of dance that you can use this summary later when you discuss dance.  Your summary does not need to be in complete sentences or edited.– a bulleted list is fine.

part 2: Identifying Key Characteristics of Modern Dance — 1900s to 1910s

Resources

Review these resources about Modern Dance

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Modern_dance

https://www.contemporary-dance.org/modern-dance-hi…

Research to find answers to these two questions — your answers should be at least 100 words each, and you’ll need to include a works-cited entry for one source for each question– this is a source that you used to find the information you used to answer the question. You need to use credible academic sources — avoid Wikipedia or any type of encyclopedia and don’t reuse the sources listed above..

Questions

  1. What are the roots of Modern Dance? (What traditions does it build upon or react to?) [Include works-cited entry]
  2. What are the key characteristics of Modern Dance?  [Include works-cited entry]

Format:

1) At least a 100-words that answer question 1

Citation for the information you used to answer question 1

2) At least a 100-words that answer question 2

Citation for the information you used to answer question 2

To receive any credit, you will need to meet the minimum word count and
include an MLA-style works-cited entry for each of the sources that you used.

part 3: Discussing Modern Dance

I attached the video links for selections

Choose one of these selections and discuss it using what you learned in Learning about Dance and Identifying Key Characteristics of Modern Dance – your discussion needs to be at least 150 words. Be sure to discuss what you see as the unique characteristics of Modern Dance represented in your selection. 

part 4: Identifying Key Characteristics of Big Band Era Dance — 1940s to 1950s

Resources

Review the following:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swing_(dance)

“Brief History of Swing Dancing.” Swing Dance Club. Appalachian State University. Web. 02 Mar. 2016. (Links to an external site.)

Research to find answers to these two questions — your answers should be at least 100 words each, and you’ll need to include a works-cited entry for one source for each question– this is a source that you used to find the information you used to answer the question. You need to use credible academic sources — avoid Wikipedia or any type of encyclopedia and don’t reuse the sources listed above..

Questions

1) How did dance in the Big Band Era affect racial segregation in America? 

2) What are the major elements or characteristics of Big Band Era dance?

Format:

1) At least a 100-words that answer question 1

Citation for the information you used to answer question 1

2) At least a 100-words that answer question 2

Citation for the information you used to answer question 2

Citation Information Page — a good source if you want help with MLA citation

To receive any credit, you will need to meet the minimum word count and
include an MLA-style works-cited entry for each of the sources that you used.

part 5: Discussing Big Band Era Dance

Watch the following: I attached the videos 

Choose one of these selections and discuss it using what you learned in Learning about Dance and Identifying Key Characteristics of Big Band Era Dance – your discussion needs to be at least 150 words. Be sure to discuss what you see as the unique characteristics of dance represented in your selection. 

part 6: Comparing and Contrasting Dance

First, review your work on:

  • Learning about Dance
  • Identifying the Characteristics of Modern Dance– you will need to find, use, and cite at least one reliable source about the characteristics of Modern Dance for this project.(you might use a source from this assignment.)
  • Identifying the Characteristics of Big Band Era Dance  — you will need to find, use, and cite at least one reliable source about the characteristics of Big Band Era Dance for this project (you might use a source from this assignment.)

Then, select one piece of Modern Dance and one piece of Big Band Era Dance and examine them, focusing on their relations/ connections to their eras. 

  • DO NOT select a piece that has appeared or been used in the earlier assignments

Then, you’ll examine them, focusing on their relations/ connections to their eras. 

  • Be sure to choose pieces that fall within the era (the years are in the title of the Identifying assignments.)

When you are ready, compare and contrast your two works as examples of Dance. Your comparison/contrast will need to be at least 300-words long and will need to cite and use at least one reliable, academic source about the characteristics of EACH of the eras (two sources minimum)

  • Be sure that your sources are ABOUT the works or eras — you don’t just want a source that shows where you found your work.
  • Be sure to discuss the unique and important elements of the eras exhibited by your pieces in your comparison/contrast.– this is where you will use your sources to establish the characteristics of the humanity in the era
  • Be sure that this work is your own — do not include long quotations from your source and do not use any information or material without correctly citing it.
  • I’d suggest discussing each work and its era first and then moving your focus to comparing and contrasting the two works.