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THE 110 - Movement and Dance for Actors

2 Credits, 3 Contact Hours
1 lecture period 2 lab periods

Physical dynamics of actor training. Includes relaxation and warm-up techniques, vocabulary for movement, use of movement in developing acting skills, and improvisation for scenes and text analysis. Also includes execution of basic dance and movement, history of dance and movement for musical theater, and exercises.

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Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Demonstrate the fundamentals of dance technique and basic movement sequences independently and in small groups.
  2. Demonstrate improvement in dance technique in at least three styles.
  3. Observe, reflect, and articulate dance rehearsals and/or a performance.
  4. Develop observation and analysis skills to identify Western dance styles (ballet, jazz, modern, tap) and performance traditions from other cultures. 

  1. Physical Routine/Relaxation Exercises
  2. Physical Warm-Up Exercises
  3. Basic Vocabulary for Movement
  4. The Use of Movement in Developing Acting Skills
  5. Improvisation for Scenes and Text Analysis
  6. Execution of Basic Dance and Movement for Musical Theater
  7. History of Dance and Movement for Musical Theater
    1. History and development of dance and movement
    2. Influence of diverse cultures on dance in the United States
  8. Exercises to Develop an Understanding and Ability to Execute
    1. Rhythm
    2. Tempo
    3. Gesture
    4. Energy

Effective Term:
Fall 2016