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DNC 166 - Modern Dance I

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

Development of basic skills for dance. Includes modern dance technique at a beginning level, class protocol, warm-up, floor work, standing and center floor work, locomotor work, elements, and developing the craft.

Information: May be taken two times for a maximum of four credit hours. If this course is repeated, see a financial aid or Veteran’s Affairs advisor to determine funding eligibility as appropriate.

Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Demonstrate correct placement and alignment for modern dance at the beginning level.
  2. Apply basic modern dance techniques, theories, and styles at the beginning level.
  3. Utilize the theory of the body’s relationship to gravity and the center of gravity used in modern dance at the beginning level.
  4. Perform basic locomotor and axial movements in the center and across the floor at the beginning level.
  5. Practice the basic elements of dance: space, time, and energy at the beginning level.
  6. Perform modern movement in an expressive manner at the beginning level.

  1. Class Protocol
  1. Concepts
    1. Warm-up
    2. Floor work
    3. Standing and center floor work
    4. Locomotor work
    5. Combination
    6. Cool down
  2. Class decorum
  1. Warm-Up
  1. Placement and centering
  2. Anatomy and physiology of a proper warm-up
  1. Floor Work
  1. Flexibility techniques
    1. Various types of stretches
    2. Theories of stretching
  2. Basic floor positions
  3. Floor isolations
  4. Upper body designs
  5. Strength concepts
  1. Standing and Center Floor Work
  1. Basic placement and centering
  2. Positions of the feet
  3. Positions of the arms
  4. Torso work
  5. Leg and footwork
  6. Axial work
  7. Isolations
  8. Turns
  1. Basic Locomotor Work
  1. Movements
  2. Combinations
  3. Traveling movements
  4. Aerial (jumping, leaping) movements
  1. Elements
  1. Energy
  2. Space
  3. Time
  1. Developing the Craft
  1. Dynamics
  2. Stage directions
  3. Basic performance skills
    1. Focus
    2. Style

Effective Term:
Spring 2017

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