Dance 1B: Modern Dance & Choreography

Course No: 6602
Subject: Performing Arts
Grade Level: 10, 11, 12, 9
Course Length: Semester
Course Type: Elective
UC/CSU Subject Approval: F
Prerequisite: Students must complete Dance 1A before taking Dance 1B
Criteria for Enrollment: None
Fulfillments: One semester of Fine Arts graduation requirement

Building off the foundation of Dance 1A, modern dance movements and form are presented.  The class will trace the history of 20th century modern dance through the present using both the history and the movement of major choreographers such as Isadora Duncan, Martha Graham, and Alvin Ailey.  With that history as their foundation, students will experience the choreographic process themselves.  Using various creative stimuli, the dancer/choreographers will create new dances both individually and in small groups.