Dec 09, 2022
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
- Demonstrate correct placement and alignment for modern dance at the beginning level.
- Apply basic modern dance techniques, theories, and styles at the beginning level.
- Utilize the theory of the body’s relationship to gravity and the center of gravity used in modern dance at the beginning level.
- Perform basic locomotor and axial movements in the center and across the floor at the beginning level.
- Practice the basic elements of dance: space, time, and energy at the beginning level.
- Perform modern movement in an expressive manner at the beginning level.
- Class Protocol
- Floor work
- Standing and center floor work
- Locomotor work
- Cool down
- Class decorum
- Placement and centering
- Anatomy and physiology of a proper warm-up
- Floor Work
- Flexibility techniques
- Various types of stretches
- Theories of stretching
- Basic floor positions
- Floor isolations
- Upper body designs
- Strength concepts
- Standing and Center Floor Work
- Basic placement and centering
- Positions of the feet
- Positions of the arms
- Torso work
- Leg and footwork
- Axial work
- Basic Locomotor Work
- Traveling movements
- Aerial (jumping, leaping) movements
- Developing the Craft
- Stage directions
- Basic performance skills
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