2020-2021 Catalog 
    
    Aug 06, 2020  
2020-2021 Catalog

DAN 111 - Modern Dance


Description: The elements of modern dance technique. Emphasis on movement quality and artistic expression.

Credits: 2
Lecture: 1
Lab: 2

Course Content:
  1. Fundamental positions and relationship of breath to work of body, arms and feet
  2. Modern dance terminology
  3. Kinesthetic awareness
  4. Locomotor and non-locomotor movement phrases and floor patterns
  5. Physical strength, flexibility, muscular coordination
  6. Musicality
  7. Intention of movement
  8. Improvisation
  9. Choreography
  10. History of Modern Dance

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Perform movements model proper alignment. (1)
  2. Communicate and critique in the language, and with the terminology, of dance. (2)
  3. Perform movement exercises that require kinesthetic awareness. (3)
  4. Move and perform in relation to music. (4-6)
  5. Perform movements with clarity. (7)
  6. Improvise and choreograph movement phrases. (8,9)
  7. Discuss the foundations and history of Modern Dance. (10)