Dance Critique Essay

Guidelines

GUIDELINES FOR WRITING THE DANCE CRITIQUE ESSAY

DANC 222/322: Modern Technique (Dance Academic Component), S2021

Instructor: Cynthia DuFault

 

 

OBJECTIVE

A critique essay of the  Fall 2020 & Spring 2021 Media Dance Works Series is required to fulfill the dance academic component of this course. College essays are requirements towards obtaining college degrees, and it prepares students for future writing and research work. It should be taken seriously if students hope to be successful, not only in their academic endeavors but in their anticipated work field, as well.

 

  • Subject: Virtual Performance Attendance & Critique Essay: 

Students are required to view the Fall 2020 & Spring 2021 Media Dance Works Series and write a 1,200-1,600 word critique essay, which will be due on the final day of class. 

 

Included in the essay are elements of description, analysis, interpretation, and evaluation. All specific requirements for the essay format can be accessed on the links at the bottom of this page. It will be due on the final day of class. Late essays will not be accepted. Students performing in the Media Dance Works Series can include their experiences as a participant as well as what they observed.

  • Research: Take the time to reflect on the work. Interview the choreographers if you have questions, and to enforce and strengthen your point of view, investigate books, journals, websites, etc. 

  • Writing the Essay: To provide clarity, review all guidelines, including rubric, check list, and other material below.

 

  • Works Cited: four (4) or more sources should be included and cited with a minimum of eight (8) quotes. Follow the MLA format guidelines link above for writing the Works Cited page.

  • Delivery:  Upload a PDF of your essay to the forum page Here.

  • Grading: As the syllabus indicates, the essay counts as 20% of the course grade. See rubric below for specific details.

 

OUTCOME

  • KNOW the format within critique writing: thesis, description, analysis, interpretation, evaluation, conclusion.

  • UNDERSTAND the logic, structure, and flow of your critique essay.

  • IDENTIFY the qualities that make your critique essay effective.

  • STREAMLINE your writing process to achieve a better paper.

  • USE the suggested sites to create correct MLA format and citations.

  • MASTER clear and concise writing (utilizing the Writer’s Block for any necessary tutoring).

OBJECTIVE 

A critique essay (written only or with a video alternative) of the Fall 2020 Student Choreographer Media Dance Works Series is required to fulfill the dance academic component of this course. College essays are requirements towards obtaining college degrees, and it prepares students for future writing and research work. With this year's new video essay alternative, this gives students the option to work technologically. This essay should be taken seriously if students hope to be successful, not only in their academic endeavors but in their anticipated work field, as well. 

FURTHER GUIDELINES FOR CRITIQUE ESSAY FORMAT

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