Week of December 18-20, 2017

Final week of the semester!

Monday 12/18/20 – 

(Final day for EOC make-ups as well)

1st-3rd periods – Final Exam Review with Reeves/Edwards

Silver report to Jazz studio first, Gold report to Ballet studio first, and then we will switch halfway through the period.

4th period – Master class, jazz/modern dress code

5th period – Talk back with guest teacher for all majors

Tuesday 12/19/20 – Final Exams

1st Block

2nd Block

Early Dismissal at 11:30 am

Wednesday 12/20/20 – Final Exams

3rd Block

4th Block

Early Dismissal at 11:30 am

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Week of December 12-15, 2017 UPDATED SCHEDULE

Dancers – well, due to losing time from the half day on Friday as well as Monday 12/11/17, I have decided to push the Vaudeville Group Projects until January. I only have Silver group for one day this week and there will also be more conflicts with EOC testing due to them having to reschedule, and I want everyone to participate. So whatever work you have done, hang on to it until next semester! We will get in to these right at the top of the semester and also use them as a way to study different musical artists of the time period.

Weekly Schedule – Please bring dance clothes every day! 

Tuesday 12/12/17 – 

Silver Group – Exam Review, Units 1, 2 and 3/Jazz Technique

Wednesday – 12/13/17 – 

Gold Group – Exam Review, Unit 1/Jazz Technique

Thursday – 12/14/17 – 

Gold Group – Exam Review, Unit 2/Jazz Technique

Friday 12/15/17 – 

Gold Group – Exam Review, Unit 3/Jazz Technique

Silver Group – Mr. Green

 

We will still have the final review on Monday 12/18 where Ms. Denise and I split time with all classes for any last minute questions/concerns.

Vaudeville Group Projects – UPDATED

These projects have been moved to January 2018, so keep this assignment in mind over the Holiday break and continue to work on your “act”.

You will be assigned to groups and tasked with creating a mini Vaudeville show in which at least four of the styles of dance discussed in your Vaudeville packet are represented. In addition, there will be a time requirement based on the number of people in your group, more people equals a longer time requirement since there are more acts in the show.

Remember that Vaudeville was a VARIETY show, so these can be individual acts strung together, or you can work on some partnering group ideas as well. The main thing is that you come prepared with ideas/choreography the day your class is assigned to start working! Bring whatever shoes etc. you might need, I will supply some props from costume closet, but no costumes. You are welcome to do that on your own if you choose to.

You will have one full day to work in your groups and assemble your show, here are some things to consider – what are the order of the acts, are there any involving multiple people that you must rehearse together, what music are you using?( I will have selections for you to choose from, but if you want to bring some it must be from the time period, no later than 1920’s). Make sure you are efficient with your time together in class, everyone can practice their own individual acts outside of class.

 

Week of December 11-15, 2017

Well dancers, it’s our last full week of the semester! Last week ended crazy with the early dismissal and postponement of the Vocal Concert, so I know everyone is readjusting but we do need to remain focused for the last week and half before winter break so that everyone can finish the semester strong and do well on the final.

FINAL EXAM REVIEW – As I have mentioned all week, you need to be focusing on reviewing Units 1 and 2 on your own time outside of class, we will be focusing on Unit 3 in class with some warmup questions on Units 1 and 2 and review the last couple of days before finals. But if you haven’t reviewed on your own by then, this will not help you.

WEEKLY SCHEDULE – VAUDEVILLE GROUP PROJECTS MONDAY-THURSDAY, PLEASE READ SEPARATE POST REGARDING THESE PROJECTS!

Monday 12/11 – Exam Exemption Forms due!

Silver Group – warm-up, then work in assigned groups to create your mini Vaudeville show

Tuesday 12/12 – 

Silver Group – warm-up, quick rehearsal in groups and then each group will perform for a grade

Wednesday 12/13 – 

Gold Group – warm-up, then work in assigned groups to create your mini Vaudeville show

Thursday 12/14 –

Gold Group – warm-up, quick rehearsal in groups and then each group will perform for a grade

Friday 12/15 – 

Gold Group – Edwards – Jazz/Exam Review

Silver Group – Mr. Green

 

Next Week – 

Monday 12/18 – 

Silver Group – Exam Review 1/2 of class, then with Reeves for Review

Tuesday 12/19 – 

FINAL EXAMS – 1ST AND 2ND BLOCK, EARLY RELEASE

Wednesday 12/20 – 

FINAL EXAMS – 3RD AND 4TH BLOCKS, EARLY RELEASE