Course Content and Outcome Guide for PE 186P
- Posted by:
- Curriculum Office
- Course Number:
- PE 186P
- Course Title:
- Pilates for Dancers
- Credit Hours:
- Lecture hours:
- Lecture/Lab hours:
- Lab hours:
- Special Fee:
Course DescriptionPilates for Dancers Builds on concepts and skills in the Pilates Method of conditioning. Designed to continue to increase core strength and stabilization, by challenging one's body to further its range of motion. Provides knowledge and skills in non-impact whole body exercise that includes standing variations to further challenge the students as it pertains to dance. Benefits include core strength and stabilization, muscle tone, flexibility, improved posture and body/mind awareness.
Intended Outcomes for the course
Use improved core strength, muscle balance, control, and body awareness to improve general dance techniques and skills.
Apply exercise variations built upon Pilates’ concepts that include a greater range of motion in order to improve safety issues for dancer.
Outcome Assessment Strategies
1. Attendance and participation
2. Exams – quantitative and/or qualitative.
3. Demonstrative exercises.
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
141 Parallel and turnout of the legs Body positions Leg and arm positions Kinesthetic memory Coordination of the legs, arms, and body Mind-body connection
Parallel and turnout of the legs
Leg and arm positions
Coordination of the legs, arms, and body
Joint release exercise