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DNC 167 - Modern Dance II

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

Continuation of DNC 166 . Includes development of intermediate skills for modern dance, class protocol, warm-up, floor work, standing and centering floor work, locomotor work, elements, and developing the craft.

Prerequisite(s): DNC 166  
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 an intermediate level.

2.     Apply basic modern dance technique, theories, and styles at the intermediate level.

3.     Utilize the theory of the body’s relationship to gravity and the center of gravity used in modern dance at the intermediate level.

4.     Perform basic locomotor and axial movements in the center and across the floor at the intermediate level.

5.     Practice the basic elements of dance:  space, time, and energy.

6.     Perform modern movement in an expressive manner at an intermediate level.

I.      Class Protocol

A.    Concepts

  1. Warm-up
  2. Floor work
  3. Standing and center floor work
  4. Locomotor work
  5. Combination
  6. Cool down

        B.    Class Decorum

II.     Warm-Up

        A.    Placement and centering

        B.    Anatomy and physiology of a proper warm-up

III.    Floor Work

        A.    Flexibility techniques

               1.   Various types of stretches

               2.   Theories of stretching

        B.    Floor positions

        C.    Floor Isolations

        D.    Upper body designs

        E.    Strength concepts

IV.   Standing and Center Floor Work

        A.    Placement and centering

        B.    Positions of the feet

        C.    Positions of the arms

        D.    Torso work

        E.    Leg and footwork

        F.     Axial work

        G.    Isolations

        H.    Turns

V.     Intermediate Locomotor Work

        A.    Movements

        B.    Combinations

        C.    Traveling movements

        D.    Aerial (jumping, leaping) movements

VI.    Elements

        A.    Energy

        B.    Space

        C.    Time

VII.  Developing the Craft

        A.     Dynamics

        B.     Stage directions

        C.     Basic performance skills

                 1.     Focus

                 2.     Style

Effective Term:
Spring 2017

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