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									                                                                                                   SYLLABUS 1


NORTH LAKE COLLEGE
5001 N. MACARTHUR BLVD.
IRVING, TX 75038-3899
DALLAS COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT


                                   COURSE SYLLABUS SPRING 2012

                                               DANC 2347-7501
                                                 JAZZ III

            ARTS, BUSINESS, SPORTS SCIENCE, AND TECHNOLOGY DIVISION
                        STUDIOS FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
                       Office Hours: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Mon-Thu,
                                 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Fri
                         Location: T126, Telephone: 972-273-3562

     This course syllabus is intended as a set of guidelines for DANCE 2347. Both North Lake College and your
instructor reserve the right to make modifications in content, schedule, and requirements as necessary to promote the
                       best education possible within prevailing conditions affecting this course.

CONTACT INFORMATION
Instructor:   (Betsy) E. Compton, Adjunct Professor of Dance
Email:        bcompton@dcccd.edu
Studio:       P250
Office Hours: by appointment only

COURSE INFORMATION
Course Title:   Jazz III
Course Number:  DANC 2347
Section Number: 7501
Credit Hours:   3
Class Time:     5:45-7:05 p.m.

COURSE DESCRIPTION
DANC 2347 Jazz III (3)
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: DANC 1348.
This course consists of the development of proper performance framing. Complex jazz rhythms,
turns, jumps, and intricate elements of choreography are introduced. (2 Lec,. 2 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5003015226

No textbook required.
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COURSE OBJECTIVES
The philosophy of the Dance Program is to provide the highest standard of dance education
within a broad-based liberal arts curriculum. The vision is to promote academic excellence and
artistic development in dance education in its broadest sense by redefining the role of dance as it
functions in diverse communities. The educational mission is to achieve excellence in
scholarship, service and artistic endeavors.

SPECIFIC COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES
1. Recognize and develop basic skills from differing jazz dance styles.
2. Apply proper dance terminology to the combinations given in class.
3. Develop recognition and understanding of correct technique.
4. Recognize and correct one’s own placement and alignment.
5. Apply knowledge from the warm-up exercises to movement later in class.
6. Recall the history of jazz dance.
7. Describe, analyze, interpret, and evaluate a dance as an artistic expression.

EVALUATION PROCEDURES
Grading is based on a scale of 100%. Your final grade in the course will be determined based on
the following elements:
     Daily Performance                                         60%
     Written Midterm                                           10%
     Performance Midterm                                       10%
     Written Final                                             10%
     Performance Final                                         10%
1. DAILY PERFORMANCE
Students who attend the entire class and follow all student expectations will earn 100 points for
the class period. Students who are absent or arrive more than 15 min late for class will earn 0
points for the class period. Students will loose points according to the following. After 3
infractions, students will also loose points off of their overall grade. See the appendix for the
NLC Rubric for Grading Dance Classes.
      Observing class only                                     -50 points
      Arriving 1-15 min late to class                          -10 points
      Leaving early 1-15 min early from class                  -10 points
      Leaving more than 15 min early from class                -20 points or more
      Not wearing proper dance attire                          -10 points
      Not wearing proper shoes                                 -10 points
      Not pulling hair off face and neck                       -10 points
      Wearing excessive jewelry                                -10 points
      Not following student expectations                       -10 points per infraction
2. WRITTEN EXAMS
Students will take a written midterm and final. Material for the written tests will be discussed
during class. Information may also be emailed or posted on ecampus. All students must provide
a valid email address. It is the student’s responsibility to complete all assignments in preparation
for the written exams. It is also the student’s responsibility to communicate all questions and
concerns about the written exam material to the instructor before the due date.
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3. PERFORMANCE EXAMS
Students will take a performance (movement) midterm and final. Material for the performance
exams will be learned during class. During performance exams, students will be expected to
perform dance skills and concert choreography learned in class. The final performance exam
may also require students to contribute their own choreography. Students will perform both
exams in small groups, but will be evaluated individually. Each student will earn his/her own
grade.

GRADE POINT SCALE
A = 90-100
B=  80-89
C=  70-79
D = 60-69
F=  59 & below

DISCIPLINE/COURSE/DEPARTMENT POLICIES
1. STUDENT EXPECTATIONS/CLASSROOM ETIQUETTE
      Be dressed and ready to dance BEFORE class begins.
      Remove shoes before entering the dance studio.
      Participate 100% in all class activities.
      Leave gum, candy, food, & drinks outside the studio.
      Turn off all cell phones and other electronic devices.
      Maintain a positive and respectful attitude toward the instructor and other students at all
        times.
      Provide a valid email address and check that email regularly for class communication,
        instructions, and assignments.
      Check ecampus as necessary and complete all assignments before the posted due date.
Students who do not follow all student expectations will loose points from their Daily
Performance Grade. After 3 infractions, students will also loose points from their overall grade.
See the appendix for the official NLC Rubric for Grading Dance Classes.
2. DANCE CLASS ATTENDANCE
Students are responsible for attending class regularly and consulting with the instructor when an
absence is necessary. If the absence is due to a religious holiday, see the NLC Institutional
Policies below. Attendance and participation in class is worth 60% of a student’s grade.
Absences will negatively affect a student’s grade. A student’s grade will also be negatively
affected by arriving late, leaving early, or not participating. See appendix for the official NLC
Dance Department Attendance Policy and official NLC Rubric for Grading Dance Classes.
3. ILLNESS OR INJURY
If a student attends class, but cannot participate for more than one class period due to an illness
or injury, a doctor’s note is required. Additional assignments may be assigned if the student is
unable to dance for an extended period of time. It is the student’s responsibility to communicate
with the instructor if they are ill or injured. Students with existing injuries or medical conditions
must describe their ailments on the Student Information Form.
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4. ATTIRE
Women should wear a leotard or fitted tank top with tights, leggings, or fitted dance pants. T-
shirts and long and baggy pants are not allowed. Ballet skirts or fitted shorts are allowed when
wearing tights. No bare legs or stomachs are allowed. Men should wear athletic shorts, tights or
sweat pants with a fitted t-shirt or tank top. Jazz shoes are required in class. Students who
perform must wear black jazz shoes. Hair must be in a ponytail or bun. No large jewelry is
allowed. Students who do not wear proper dance attire or pull back their hair will loose points
from their Daily Performance Grade. After 3 infractions, students will also loose points from
their overall grade. See the appendix for the official NLC Rubric for Grading Dance Classes.
5. PERFORMANCE
Each semester, the NLC Dance Department produces a dance concert. All students must attend
the concert. See the calendar in the appendix for the specific dates. During class, all students
will learn concert choreography. However, only students enrolled in a dance performance course
will be allowed to perform on stage. Students who enroll in a dance performance course will
earn a separate grade and credit. Performers are expected to attend all rehearsals, concerts, and
strike. Performers should refer to their Dance Performance Syllabus and official NLC Rubric for
Grading Dance Classes.
6. CHOREOGRAPHY POLICY
Performers who are absent during a class when new choreography is taught will not be allowed
to perform that segment choreography on stage. One or more absences may keep a performer
out of an entire section of choreography, depending on the piece. Students with three or more
absences may be removed from the entire dance. Performers should see the appendix for the
official NLC Dance Department Choreography Policy and official NLC Rubric for Grading
Dance Classes.
7. COSTUMES/UNIFORMS
All costumes are chosen by the instructor or choreographer. Most costumes will be provided by
North Lake College. Students will be responsible for providing their own shoes, tights, and
appropriate underclothing. In some cases, students will be asked to utilize their own clothing as
a costume. Adding or omitting components of a costume/uniform will negatively affect a
student’s performance grade. See the appendix for the official NLC Dance Department Costume
Policy and the official NLC Rubric for Grading Dance Classes.
8. REQUIRED FORMS
The dance program requires that each student read the entire syllabus, including the appendix.
Students must fill out and/or sign all forms in the appendix. Students must provide accurate
information on the Student Information Form.
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INSTITUTIONAL POLICIES

ACADEMIC DISHONESTY
The Student Code of Conduct prohibits academic dishonesty and prescribes penalties for
violations. According to this code, which is printed in the college catalog, "academic
dishonesty", includes (but is not limited to) cheating, fabrication, facilitating academic
dishonesty, plagiarism, and collusion".

Academic dishonesty may result in the following sanctions, including, but not limited to:
1. A grade of zero or a lowered grade on the assignment or course.
2. A reprimand.
3. Suspension from the college.

NOTIFICATION OF ABSENCE DUE TO RELIGIOUS HOLY DAY(S)
Students who will be absent from class for the observance of a religious holiday must notify the
instructor in advance. Please refer to the Student Obligations section of the college catalog for
more explanation. You are required to complete any assignments or take any examinations
missed as a result of the absence within the time frame specified by your instructor.

REQUIREMENTS OF THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act
of 1973, any student who feels that he or she may need any special assistance or
accommodation because of an impairment or disabling condition should contact the ADA /
ACCESS Office at (972) 273-3165 or visit Room A-430 at North Lake College. It is the policy of
NLC to provide reasonable accommodations as required to afford equal educational
opportunity. It is the student's responsibility to contact the ADA/ACCESS Office.

DROP POLICY
If you are unable to complete this course, you must officially withdraw by Thursday, April 19,
2011. Withdrawing is a formal procedure which you must initiate; your instructor cannot do it
for you. All Dallas County Community Colleges charge a higher tuition rate to students
registering the third time for a course. This rule applies to the majority of credit and Continuing
Education / Workforce Training courses. Developmental Studies and some other courses are
not charged a higher tuition rate. Third attempts include courses taken at any DCCCD college
since the fall 2002 semester. For further information, go online to:
http://www.DCCCD.edu/thirdcourseattempt .

STOP BEFORE YOU DROP
For students who enrolled in college level courses for the first time in the fall of 2007, Texas
Education Code 51.907 limits the number of courses a student may drop. You may drop no
more than 6 courses during your entire undergraduate career unless the drop qualifies as an
exception. Your campus counseling/advising center will give you more information on the
allowable exceptions. Remember that once you have accumulated 6 non-exempt drops, you
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cannot drop any other courses with a “W”. Therefore, please exercise caution when dropping
courses in any Texas public institution of higher learning, including all seven of the Dallas
County Community Colleges. For more information, you may access:
https://www1.dcccd.edu/coursedrops

FINANCIAL AID STATEMENT
Students who are receiving any form of financial aid should check with the Financial Aid Office
prior to withdrawing from classes. Withdrawals may affect your eligibility to receive further aid
and could cause you to be in a position of repayment for the current semester. Students who
fail to attend or participate are also subject to this policy.

To apply for financial aid in the DCCCD, students must complete FAFSA (Free Application for
Federal Student Aid) on the web at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov .

COUNSELING SERVICES
Counseling services for personal issues are provided to all students currently enrolled at North
Lake College. These services are provided by licensed professionals who are bound by
confidentiality (within ethical parameters) at no charge. With the assistance of a counselor,
students are able to identify, understand, resolve issues and develop appropriate skills. To
make an appointment call 972-273-3333 or visit A 430.

WRITING CENTER (A309)
The Writing Center supports and supplements classroom instruction by providing focused,
individualized writing tutoring in response to the specific needs of the student. The tutors are
skilled writing specialists who can help students clarify writing tasks, understand instructors’
requirements, develop and organize papers, explore revision options, detect grammar and
punctuation errors, and properly use and document sources. Rather than merely editing or
“fixing” your papers, the Writing Center staff focuses on helping you develop and improve your
writing skills. Be sure to schedule an appointment in advance so that a tutor will be available to
work with you. Walk-ins are welcome, but you may have to wait or come back at a later time.

You can also access the North Lake College Online Writing Lab through eCampus. Once you log
into eCampus, click on the Community Tab at the top. Type in “Owl” in the search field to
locate. Follow the instructions on the site to enroll in and receive services from the OWL.

The Writing Center is housed in the Academic Skills Center, A-332. Hours are: Monday through
Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., and Friday 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Saturday hours are 9:00 a.m.
to 1:00 p.m. during fall and spring semesters. Hours will vary during other sessions.
Appointments may be scheduled by visiting the Writing Center, calling 972-273-3089, or
emailing nlcwritingcenter@dcccd.edu.
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TESTING CENTER (A 425)
Monday-Thursday: 8:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
       No tests will be issued after7:00 p.m. Other cut-off times may be in effect for specific
       exams by the instructor’s direction. All exams collected at 8:00 p.m.
Friday-Saturday: 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
       Other cut-off times may be in effect for specific exams by the instructor’s direction. No
       tests will be issued after 2:30 p.m. All exams collected at 3:30 p.m.
Sunday – CLOSED

If you instructor requires you to complete an exam in the Testing Center, be sure to have the
following information when you request you test:
     1. Instructor’s name
     2. Subject, course number, and section number (exp: Speech 1311.7011)
     3. Exam number (1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc.)
     4. Exam deadline (Get this information from your instructor. The testing staff cannot look
        up this information on computers).

   You should also bring the following supplies:
   1. Pencil
   2. Scantron answer sheet
   3. A Test Request Form must be completed before entering the Testing Center.
   4. Money for coin-return lockers (quarter). Please do not share lockers.
   5. Government or school issued photo identification is required & enforced.

You may not bring personal items into the Testing Center. This includes bags, cell phones, and
pagers.

Please show courteous and cooperative behavior while using the services provided by the
Testing Center.

DO NOT bring children to the Testing Center. You must make arrangements for the care of your
children prior to your exam date. The police department will be notified of any unattended
children.

DO NOT take any testing materials with you when you leave the Testing Center. This includes
the test, answers, charts, scratch paper. These items will be attached to your test.

Questions? Please visit the Testing Center (A 425) or call 972-273-3160.
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CORE CURRICULUM INTELLECTUAL COMPETENCIES (CCIC)
  1. Reading at the college level means the ability to analyze and interpret a variety of printed
     materials -- books, articles, and documents.
  2. Competency in writing is the ability to produce clear, correct, and coherent prose adapted
     to purpose, occasion, and audience.
  3. Competence in speaking is the ability to communicate orally in clear, coherent and
     persuasive language appropriate to purpose, occasion and audience.
  4. Listening at the college level means the ability to analyze and interpret various forms of
     spoken communication.
  5. Critical thinking embraces methods of applying both qualitative and quantitative skills
     analytically and creatively to subject matter in order to evaluate arguments and to
     construct alternative strategies.
  6. Computer literacy at the college level means the ability to use computer-based
     technology in communicating, solving problems, and acquiring information.


EXEMPLARY EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES (EEO)
COMPONENT AREA: HUMANITIES AND VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS
  1. To demonstrate awareness of the scope and variety of works in the arts and humanities.
  2. To understand those works as expressions of individual and human values within an
     historical and social context.
  3. To respond critically to works in the arts and humanities.
  4. To engage in the creative process or interpretive performance and comprehend the
     physical and intellectual demands required of the author or visual or performing artist.
  5. To articulate an informed personal reaction to works in the arts and humanities.
  6. To develop an appreciation for the aesthetic principles that guide or govern the
     humanities and arts.
  7. To demonstrate knowledge of the influence of literature, philosophy and/or the arts on
     intercultural experiences.
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Course   Instructor   Student Learning              Analysis of Results
                      Outcome
                      (SCANS/Workplace
                      Skills)
DANC     Betsy        The students at the DANC      70% proficiency-written and
2347     Compton      2347- 7501 Jazz dance         skills test as a group effort and
7501                  course level 3 will add       again as individual evaluation—
                      traveling skills across the   both with photos taken at time of
                      classroom floor—they will     skills test so student can see
                      be cross ballchange with      immediately and prof. and group
                      en de horres and en de        can assess and modify to
                      dehns turns and               increase proficiency and
                      backballchange with both      understanding levels.
                      of the above turns – at a     Group efforts/activities are used
                      level of 70%. This will be    to enhance interpersonal skills of
                      done in a group activity by   students, to be used later in
                      demonstration and at the      workforce.
                      10 week mark of the           N=
                      semester above skills will    Total =
                      be done as individual         70% divided 35% group
                      effort, and a group           execution 35% individual
                      written exam of the           execution
                      definitions of the above
                      skills- at a
                      70%proficiencylevel.
                      PHOTOS AND
                      WRITTEN EXAMS
                      WILL BE ARTIFACTS .
                      GEN ED#2.1-2.2-9.1-6.2-
                      1.1-1.2-1.3
                      SLO#1-2-3
                      CCIC#1-3
                      EEO#4
Course   Instructor   Student Learning              Analysis of Results
                      Outcome
                      (SCANS/Workplace
                      Skills)
DANC     Betsy        Students at DANC 2347 –       70%proficiency –will give skills
2347     Compton      7501 course level will take   and written test as a group effort
7501                  a skills test of 5            and again as an individual
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                      fundamental jazz level 3       evaluation both with video
                      skills – i.e.: they will       taken at time of skills test so
                      perform a series of            student can see immediately and
                      movements in succsession       prof. and group members can
                      that include---1- half –       assess and modify to increase
                      Russian jump2- two             proficiency and understanding
                      consecutive grande jete’s      levels based on individuals
                      3- ½ tour 4- en de horrre      physical abilities.
                      double turn in plie 5-en       N=
                      de dehns double turn in        Total =
                      plie .This will be done in a   70% divided 35% group
                      group classroom activity       execution 25% individual
                      and again at 10 week           execution 10% written
                      mark of semester as an
                      individual activity.
                      (written for definitions
                      and executed for
                      demonstration) at a
                      proficiency level of 70%.
                      VIDEO AND EXAM AS
                      ARTIFACT
                      GEN ED#2.1-2.2-6.1-6.2-
                      1.1-1.2-1.3
                      SLO#1-2-3
                      CCIC#1-3
                      EEO#4

Course   Instructor   Student Learning               Analysis of Results
                      Outcome
                      (SCANS/Workplace
                      Skills)
DANC     Betsy        The student in DANC            70% proficiency –will discuss in
2347     Compton      2347-7501 jazz course will     group setting the critiques and
7501                  write a critique of a NLC      view DVD of performance. To
                      Dance performance seen         enhance interpersonal skills and
                      in a group activity in the     enhance recognition of skills
                      classroom and in a formal      used in the dance workforce
                      stage setting using the        setting---appropriate vocabulary
                      appropriate vocabulary at      will be discussed and assessed on
                      a proficiency level of 70%.    a group and individual basis.
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Group activity’s are done    N=
to enhance interpersonal     TOTAL=
skills to be used in dance   70% divided 35% content 35%
workforce. CRITIQUE          vocabulary
FORM WILL SERVE AS
ARTIFACT.
GEN ED#2.1-2.2-6.1-6.2-
1.1-1.2-1.3
SLO#1-2-3-
CCIC#1-3
EEO#4
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APPENDIX A


                                 SPRING 2012
                         DANCE DEPARTMENT CALENDAR

Jan 17th or 18th     1ST Class meeting NO DANCE WEAR REQUIRED
Jan 19th or 23rd     1st dance class- Must wear dance clothes.
Mar 1st              Conference Day- NO CLASSES
Mar 5th or 6th       Performance Midterm
Mar 7th or 8th       Written Midterm &/or Oral Discussions
Apr 9th-12th         Class in Performance Hall- All students must attend. REG.
                     CLASS TIME
Apr 16th-17th        Rehearsal in Performance Hall- Only performers must attend. All
                     other dancers are invited to watch. No regular dance classes.
Apr 18th             Dress Rehearsal in Performance Hall- Only performers must
                     attend. All other dancers are invited to watch. No regular dance
                     classes.
Apr 19th-20th        Concert at in Performance Hall- No regular dance classes. All
                     dance students must attend at least one performance on R or F.
                     MANDATORY CLASS ON STAGE FOR PERFORMERS
                     FROM 6:00-6:30, PERFORMANCE AT 7:00.
Apr 19th             Last day to drop with a “W”
May 7th-10th         Written & Performance Finals

Week 1 stretches and strength Week 2 add to stretches and strength Week 3 add Luigi
technique movement Week 4 begin center floor turn en de horres Week 5 review all above
Week 6 all ball changes taught and rehearsed Week 7 same as week 6 Week 8 midterm
Week 9 center floor combination begins and lasts until final exam adding each week Week
10 add to combo. Week 11 add to combo. Week 12 add to combo. Week 13 performance
week Week 14 discussion about performance and final exam review Week 15 finals
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APPENDIX B

              RUBRIC FOR GRADING ALL DANCE CLASSES AT
                       NORTH LAKE COLLEGE

****IN ORDER TO CONSERVE PAPER AND KEEP NLC’S SUSTAINABILITY, 10
STUDENTS WILL SIGN A SINGLE DOCUMENT. THIS ATTATCHMENT RUBRIC
APPLIES TO ALL DANCE CLASSES /COURSES AND ALL SECTIONS OF ALL DANCE
CLASSES/COURSES***

PLEASE CIRCLE YOUR CLASS/COURSE NUMBER AND SECTION:

DANC 1351-7001 /1352-7001/2351-7001/2352-7001/DAY CO.
DANC 1351-7002/1352-7002/2352-7002/2352-7002/DANCE TEAM
DANC 1351-7003/1352-7003/2351-7003/2352-7003/NIGHT CO.(BRASWELL)
DANC 1351-7250/1352-7250/2351-7250/2352-7250/WEEKEND CONCERT
DANC 1351-7501/1352-7501/2351-7501/2352-7501/EVENING CONCERT
DANC 13512-7503/1352-7503/2351-7503/2352-7503/NIGHT CO.(COMPTON)
DANC 1351-7004/1352-7004/2351-7004/2352-7004/MIXED STYLES
DANC 1347-7002/1348-7002/2347-7002/2348-7002/ TR 9:30AM JAZZ
DANC 1347-7001/1348-7001/2347-7001/2348-7001/ MW 12:30 JAZZ
DANC 1347-7501/1348-7501/2347-7501/2348-7501/ T R 5:45 JAZZ
DANC 1341-7501/1342-7501/2341-7501/2342-7501/ MW 7:15 BALLET

RUBRIC SPECIFICS MANDATORY FOR ALL DANCE CLASSES/COURSES
PROPER CLASS ETTIQUETTE AND DECORUM (MANNERS/RESPECT FOR
CLASSMATES AND INSTRUCTOR) RULES AND MANDATORY REQUIREMENTS

1 – HAIR MUST BE PULLED BACK FOR ALL CLASSES AND REHEARSALS. AFTER 3
INFRACTIONS (BEING ASKED TO PULL HAIR BACK BY INSTRUCTOR) 20PTS. OFF
FINAL GRADE –THIS WILL BE EACH AND EVERY TIME THE INFRACTION OCCURS.

2- PROPER DANCE CLOTHING WORN FOR ALL CLASSES AND REHEARSALS.
AFTER 3 INFRACTIONS 20PTS. OFF FINAL GRADE-THIS WILL BE EACH AND EVERY
TIME THE INFRACTION OCCURS.
BALLET- LEOTARD, TIGHTS OR LEGGINGS, BALLET SKIRT (PROVIDED FOR YOU
BY NLC FOR IN CLASS USE IF NEEDED ), BALLET SLIPPERS –MINIMAL JEWELRY
ie:watch/stud earrings/ short necklace/***this is the maximum amount!!!!!***
JAZZ CLASS AND ALL REHEARSAL AND PERFORMANCE CLASSES-LEGGINGS
(LONG OR CAPRI LENGTH) OR JAZZ PANTS OR “BOOTY SHORTS” (tights must be worn
under shorts) SHORTS THAT ARE CAPRI LENGTH AND ARE MADE OF SWEATPANT
MATERIAL ARE ACCEPTABLE ***PLEASE NOTE THE NIKE WORKOUT SHORTS OR
ANY OTHER BRAND MAY NOT BE WORN IN CLASSES—EXCEPT DURING SS1
WHEN WE DO BODY CONDITIONING***MINIMAL JEWELRY ie:watch/stud
earrings/short necklace/*** this is the maximum amount***
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3- NO GUM!!! EVER !!! NO GUM!!!! AFTER 3 INFRACTIONS 20PTS. OFF FINAL
GRADE- THIS WILL BE EACH AND EVERY TIME THE INFRACTION OCCURS.

4- NO FOOD OR DRINK INCLUDING WATER BOTTLES AND CONTAINERS IN
DANCE STUDIO—PLEASE LEAVE IT OUTSIDE THE DOOR OF P250 THE DANCE
STUDIO. THIS MEANS NO FOOD OR DRINK IN THE STORAGE AREA AS WELL.
AFTER 3 INFRACTIONS 20PTS. OFF FINAL GRADE.THIS WILL BE EACH AND EVERY
TIME THE INFRACTION OCCURS.

5- RESPECT AND PLEASANT ATTITUDES AT ALL TIMES TOWARDS INSTRUCTORS
AND FELLOW CLASSMATES.

6- NO EXCEPTIONS!!!!! ALL DANCERS PERFORMING IN NLC DANCE CONCERTS
MUST ATTEND DRESS REHEARSAL AND BOTH PERFORMANCES AND MUST STAY
FOR ENTIRE PERFORMANCE AND PARTICIPATE IN COMPANY BOW AND STRIKE.
20PTS. OFF FINAL GRADE !!! THERE IS NOT A 3 INFRACTION RULE FOR THIS AS
PERFORMANCE AND DRESS REHEARSALS ARE ONLY ONE NIGHT EACH.

7-ALL COSTUMES INCLUDING HAIR AND JEWELRY MUST BE WORN EXACTLY AS
INSTRUCTOR HAS ASSIGNED THEM, NO EXCEPTIONS. THE GRADE OF “F” WILL BE
EARNED IF THE DANCE STUDENT APPEARS ON STAGE IN PERFORMANCE WITH
THE WRONG COSTUME OR ANY ADDITIONS TO THE COSTUME THAT HAVE NOT
BEEN STATED ON THE COSTUME PLOT. THE COSTUME PLOT IS ON THE DANCE
BOARD IN P250, AND WILL BE GIVEN IN HANDOUT FORM FOR SIGNATURE. (SEE
THE NLC COSTUME/UNIFORM POLICY IN YOUR SYLLABUS FOR ADDITIONAL
INFORMATION)

8- IF YOU ARE ABSENT EXCUSED OR UNEXCUSED YOU WILL NOT RE-LEARN THE
MISSED CHOREOGRPAHY. YOU WILL EXIT FOR THAT SECTION OF THE DANCE.
THERE IS NO 3 TIME INFRACTION, THIS WILL APPLY FOR EACH AND EVERY
DANCE CLASS. (SEE THE NLC CHOREOGRPAHY POLICY IN YOUR SYLLABUS FOR
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION)

9- AFTER 15MIN. FROM THE START OF YOUR DANCE CLASS OR REHEARSAL, YOU
ARE CONSIDERED ABSENT . 3 INFRACTIONS 20PTS. OFF FINAL GRADE. (SEE THE
NLC ABSENCE POLICY IN YOUR SYLLABUS FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION)

10-PLEASE LEAVE ALL CORRECTIONS TO THE INSTRUCTORS. DO NOT GIVE
CHOREOGRAPHIC OR TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS TO OTHER DANCERS.

I UNDERSTAND ALL THE ABOVE:
1                                  6
2                                  7
3                                  8
4                                  9
5                                  10
                                                               SYLLABUS 15


APPENDIX C

             NLC DANCE DEPARTMENT POLICY FOR ABSENCES

    APPENDIX/ATTACHMENT D TO SYLLABUS FOR ALL DANCE CLASSES

I UNDERSTAND I WILL INITIAL AND/OR SIGN A DOCUMENT CONFIRMING ALL
ATTENDANCE RECORDS.

I UNDERSTAND I WILL BE EXPECTED TO DANCE IN CLASS, BUT MAY NOT BE
ALLOWED TO PERFORM ON STAGE, DEPENDING ON MY ABSENCES &
PARTICIPATION.

I UNDERSTAND THE CRITERIA FOR MY PARTICIAPTION GRADE IS AS FOLLOWS: 0-
3 ABSENCES = A, 4 ABSENCES = B, 5 ABSENCES = C, 6 ABSENCES = D, 7 OR MORE
ABSENCES = F. I UNDERSTAND THIS IS THE MAJORITY OF MY OVERALL GRADE
FOR THE COURSE.

I UNDERSTAND IF I AM MORE THAN 10 MINUTES LATE TO CLASS I MAY BE
COUNTED ABSENCT.

I UNDERSTAND IF I LEAVE EARLY FROM CLASS POINTS WILL BE DEDUCTED
FROM MY GRADE.

I UNDERSTAND THIS DOCUMENT IS PART OF MY SYLLABUS AND PART OF THE
REQUIRMENTS OF THE COURSE AND THE PERFORMANCE.



SIGNATURE: ___________________________________________________________

DATE: ____________________ SEMESTER & YEAR: _________________________

MY CLASS DAY & TIME: ________________________________________________
                                                               SYLLABUS 16


APPENDIX D

         NLC DANCE DEPARTMENT POLICY FOR CHOREOGRAPHY

APPENDIX/ATTACHMENT E TO SYLLABUS FOR ALL DANCE CLASSES

I UNDERSTAND IF I AM ABSENCENT ON THE DAY NEW CHOREOGRAPHY IS
TAUGHT, IT IS THE POLICY OF THE NLC DANCE DEPARTMENT THAT I WILL NOT
PERFORM THAT SEGMENT OF THE CHOREOGRAPHY.

I UNDERSTAND ONE OR MORE ABSENCES COULD KEEP ME OUT OF AN ENTIRE
SECTION OF CHOREOGRAPHY, DEPENDING ON THE PIECE.

I UNDERSTAND AFTER THREE ABSENCES, I MAY BE REMOVED FROM THE ENTIRE
PIECE.

I UNDERSTAND THIS DOCUMENT IS PART OF MY SYLLABUS AND PART OF THE
REQUIRMENTS OF THE COURSE AND THE PERFORMANCE.



SIGNATURE: ___________________________________________________________

DATE: ____________________ SEMESTER & YEAR: _________________________

MY CLASS DAY & TIME: ________________________________________________
                                                               SYLLABUS 17


APPENDIX E

         NLC DANCE DEPARTMENT POLICY COSTUMES/UNIFORMS

    APPENDIX/ATTACHMENT F TO SYLLABUS FOR ALL DANCE CLASSES

I UNDERSTAND ALL COSTUMES/UNIFORMS ARE SELECTED BY NLC DANCE
INSTRUCTORS AND I AGREE TO WEAR ALL ASSIGNED, SHOES,
COSTUMES/UNIFORMS, AND ACCESSORIES.

I UNDERSTAND IF I COME UNPREPARED OR WITHOUT MY COSTUME, I MAY NOT
BE ALLOWED TO PERFORM.

I UNDERSTAND CRITERIA FOR MY PERFORMANCE COURSE CONCERT GRADE IS
AS FOLLOWS: ALL COMPONENTS OF COSTUME = A, MINUS 1 COMPONENT OF
COSTUME = B, ANY ADDITIONS OR DELETIONS OF ASSIGNED COSTUME = C,
WRONG UNDER GARMENTS/PANTS/ACCESSORIES = D, LOST OR REFUSAL TO
WEAR COSTUME = F.

I UNDERSTAND THIS DOCUMENT IS PART OF MY SYLLABUS AND PART OF THE
REQUIRMENTS OF THE COURSE AND THE PERFORMANCE.



SIGNATURE: ___________________________________________________________

DATE: ____________________ SEMESTER & YEAR: _________________________

MY CLASS DAY & TIME: ________________________________________________
                                                                                 SYLLABUS 18


APPENDIX F

                            DANCE STUDENT INFORMATION



Class(es) ________________________________________ Semester ______________


Name __________________________________________________________________

Address ________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________

Phone __________________________ Email _________________________________
*Most class communication will be through email. Students must provide a valid email address
and check that email regularly. Phone numbers will only be used when a student does not
respond in a timely manor through email.


Do you have any learning disabilities? If so, please explain. ____________________

_______________________________________________________________________

Do you have any physical disabilities or medical conditions? If so, please explain.

________________________________________________________________________

Please list any other information you would like to share. _________________________

________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________
                                                                                  SYLLABUS 19


APPENDIX G

                              SYLLABUS SIGNATURE FORM


I have read this entire syllabus, including all items in the appendix. I understand this entire
syllabus and all items in the appendix. If I had any questions or concerns, I have already
consulted with the professor. I agree to comply with all of the policies and requirements listed in
this syllabus. I understand that my grade will be affected should I choose not to follow these
policies and requirements.



I, _____________________________________, agree with the statement printed above.



______________________________________               __________________
signature                                            date

								
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