Course Content and Outcome Guide for D 192C
- Posted by:
- Heidi Dyer
- Course Number:
- D 192C
- Course Title:
- Modern Dance I
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Course DescriptionIntroduces knowledge and skills in beginning modern dance technique. Includes dance fundamentals, vocabulary, and improvisation, emphasizing correct alignment, coordination, strength, and awareness of movement. D 192C and PE 186I are equivalent and only one may be taken for credit. Audit available.
Addendum to Course Description
Combined classes are limited to two levels. Class meeting times are not to exceed 110 minutes per day.
Intended Outcomes for the course
Develop basic modern dance skills and kinesthetic awareness in modern dance technique.
· Identify and apply the principles of modern dance technique and vocabulary.
· Explore and appreciate modern dance as an art form.
Outcome Assessment Strategies
- Attendance, participation, and effort.
· Demonstrate knowledge and skills in beginning modern dance technique.
· Written and/or practical evaluation.
· Paper or project on modern dance.
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
Fundamental Principles of Modern Dance Technique:
Turnout and parallel positions of the legs and feet
Body and arm positions
Modern dance vocabulary
Safe and efficient dance techniques
Modern Dance Class, beginning level:
Ballet based movements: plies, battements, rond de jambe
Improvisation and movement exploration
Structure of modern dance class
Dance class etiquette
Modern Dance Aesthetics:
Use of weight and breath
Energy and dynamics of movement
Qualities/effort of movement
Demonstrate correct technique and appropriate skills in beginning modern dance steps and combinations:
Demonstrate modern dance steps and combinations with changes in dynamics, level, and direction.
Demonstrate improved control, strength, balance, and quality of movement in modern dance.
Demonstrate ability to learn, execute, and retain modern dance steps and combinations from visual, aural, and kinesthetic cues.
Demonstrate awareness of the components of a movement phrase.
Examine and articulate ideas about a dance performance.
Present a paper or report on modern dance.