Instructor: Betty Ann Platt
Phone: 425 – 564-2968
Office location: R016
Office Hours: Immediately after class by appointment. Please discuss all problems.
Advanced exercises and conditioning techniques will be taught during the warm-up portion of the class. Alignment will be emphasized as students become more aware of ways to apply their knowledge and skill toward learning increasingly more difficult choreography. Technique used for turns and jumps will be refined. Students will continue to combine all the elements of conditioning, coordination and memory in learning more challenging dance sequences.
Dance Clothing: Jazz pants and shirts or comfortable clothing. Sweats are acceptable. Clothing must allow stretching and movement. Jazz shoes are necessary and will be discussed at the first meeting. All shoes not to be worn outside before entering the dance studio.
Based on the following:
Attendance, participation, basic technique and mastery of movement sequences.
1. Know the material presented
a. the sequence
b. the timing
2. Performing at regular tempo
3. Performing with style (when sequence and timing are mastered and one can project the style intended).
Also based on the individual student’s previous dance training.
Attendance, full participation and effort are rewarded.
No books are required
All students are expected to display behavior in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct at Bellevue College, respect and be courteous to everyone in the class and make a sincere effort to attend, participate, and show personal progress.
Bellevue College is committed to maintaining an environment in which every member of the campus community feels welcome to participate in the life of the college, free from harassment and discrimination.
We value our different backgrounds at Bellevue College, and students, faculty, staff members, and administrators are to treat one another with dignity and respect. http://bellevuecollege.edu/about/goals/inclusion.asp
“Cheating, stealing and plagiarizing (using the ideas or words of another as one’s own without crediting the source) and inappropriate/disruptive classroom behavior are violations of the Student Code of Conduct at Bellevue College. Examples of unacceptable behavior include, but are not limited to: talking out of turn, arriving late or leaving early without a valid reason, allowing cell phones/pagers to ring, and inappropriate behavior toward the instructor or classmates. The instructor can refer any violation of the Student Code of Conduct to the Vice President of Student Services for possible probation or suspension from Bellevue College. Specific student rights, responsibilities and appeal procedures are listed in the Student Code of Conduct, available in the office of the Vice President of Student Services.” The Student Code, Policy 2050, in its entirety is located at: http://bellevuecollege.edu/policies/2/2050_Student_Code.asp
All students registered for classes at Bellevue College are entitled to a network and e-mail account. Your student network account can be used to access your student e-mail, log in to computers in labs and classrooms, connect to the BC wireless network and log in to MyBC. To create your account, go to: https://bellevuecollege.edu/sam .
The Disability Resource Center serves students with a wide array of learning challenges and disabilities. If you are a student who has a disability or learning challenge for which you have documentation or have seen someone for treatment and if you feel you may need accommodations in order to be successful in college, please contact us as soon as possible.
If you are a person who requires assistance in case of an emergency situation, such as a fire, earthquake, etc, please meet with your individual instructors to develop a safety plan within the first week of the quarter.
The DRC office is located in B 132 or you can call our reception desk at 425.564.2498. Deaf students can reach us by video phone at 425-440-2025 or by TTY at 425-564-4110. Please visit our website for application information into our program and other helpful links at www.bellevuecollege.edu/drc
The Bellevue College (BC) Public Safety Department’s well trained and courteous non-commissioned staff provides personal safety, security, crime prevention, preliminary investigations, and other services to the campus community, 24 hours per day,7 days per week. Their phone number is 425.564.2400. The Public Safety website is your one-stop resource for campus emergency preparedness information, campus closure announcements and critical information in the event of an emergency. Public Safety is located in K100 and on the web at: http://bellevuecollege.edu/publicsafety/