Kinesiology Dance III

Course Number: 672

Open To:
Grades 10-12

Course Length:
Semester; 5 Units

Pending UC/CSU approval “F” requirement. Satisfies one year of VAPA requirement OR
one year of PE requirement.

Course Description:
Students have the opportunity to learn through a comprehensive, sequentially planned Kinesiology program aligned with the dance art form. Students will be empowered to make choices, meet challenges, and develop positive behaviors in fitness, wellness, and movement activities for a lifetime. Emphasis is placed on an advanced approach to understanding the muscular and skeletal systems, body alignment, injury prevention, and a student’s analysis of dance.

Units of instruction include various genres of dance, fitness concepts and techniques, cardiorespiratory endurance training, and nutrition. Students should have at least 2-3 years of dance training to be able to clearly analyze the advanced topics of kinesiology as it pertains to dance.

Literacy skills will be used to analyze and critique movement. Students will be able to articulate when discussing and performing dance, understanding it from all perspectives and sides, thus enriching the students’ experience and deepening their appreciation of the art form. Students will improve their technique from understanding how our bodies function in movement. Students read about, talk about, reflect on, and make connections and choices while creating and performing in dance.

Textbook/Class Resources:

  • Dance Anatomy and Kinesiology (2nd Edition, With Web Resource) by Karen Clippinger, 2016. ISBN-13: 9781450469289

Level of Difficulty:
Moderate
Difficult
  Very Difficult

Estimated Homework Per Class:
30 minutes
30-60 minutes
60-90 minutes

Prerequisites:
Completion of:
PE 1 AND
Kinesiology Dance I or II AND
Minimum 2-3 years dance experience