Dance I

Journal Entry #1

In one to two pages, please discuss your dance background and the reasons you are taking this course. Identify your strengths as well as your personal challenges in relation to dance. In particular, explain what you hope to accomplish in this class-your personal goals. Finally, please lay out a strategy for achieving your personal goals.

Journal Entry #2

For this one to two page assignment, I would like you to reflect on the previous writing assignment. For those assignments, you wrote about your strengths as well as your challenges, identified an alignment issue you wished to focus on, and devised a strategy for correcting the issue. Now that we are more than half way through the semester, how do you think you are meeting the technical and artistic challenges you discussed previously? What satisfactions or frustrations do you have?

Journal Entry #3

How does dance make you feel? How does it affect you emotionally, as well as, physically? Spend a couple of minutes writing about why you like dance and describe how dance shapes other parts of your life. Jot down specific examples if you can. 


Dance II

Journal Entry #1

You are a proficient, experienced dancer with a sophisticated knowledge of yourself and your working process. Given that, please do the following:

  1. Describe your technical journey last year: what were you working on? In what areas did you experience growth? Were there any frustrations?

  2. Identify your priority for this semester-perhaps the technical goal that you think will facilitate your dancing on multiple levels.

  3. How do you plan to work on this priority goal? What learning strategies will you employ?

  4. How can I help you with this process?

Journal Entry #2

For this one to two page assignment, I would like you to reflect on the previous two writing assignments. For those assignments, you wrote about your strengths as well as your challenges, identified an alignment issue you wished to focus on, and devised a strategy for correcting the issue. Now that we are more than half way through the semester, how do you think you are meeting the technical and artistic challenges you discussed previously? What satisfactions or frustrations do you have?


Dance III

Journal Entry #1

You are a proficient, experienced dancer with a sophisticated knowledge of yourself and your working process. Given that, please do the following:

  1. Describe your technical journey last year: what were you working on? In what areas did you experience growth? Were there any frustrations?

  2. Identify your priority for this semester-perhaps the technical goal that you think will facilitate your dancing on multiple levels.

  3. How do you plan to work on this priority goal? What learning strategies will you employ?

  4. How can I help you with this process?

Journal Entry #2

Immediately following our Improvisation #1 Series (9/10/18), you might feel great, frustrated, enlightened, or energized, to name a few possibilities. This is a chance to think about your technique and artistry as well as struggle and accomplishments, for that class period.

  1. How am I feeling right now, and why?

  2. What did I learn today?

  3. What did I do well today?

  4. What did I find difficult today, and why?

  5. What can I do in the next class that will help with difficulties I had today?

Journal Entry #3

Choreography

  1. Music? Recorded? Live? No music?

  2. What style of dance?

  3. How many dancers?

  4. What is your piece about?

Journal Entry #4

Immediately following our Improvisation #5 Series (10/29/18), you might feel great, frustrated, enlightened, or energized, to name a few possibilities. This is a chance to think about your technique and artistry as well as struggle and accomplishments, for that class period.

  1. How am I feeling right now, and why?

  2. What did I learn today?

  3. What did I do well today?

  4. What did I find difficult today, and why?

  5. What can I do in the next class that will help with difficulties I had today?