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DAN 130P - Dance Practicum 1

Credits: 3
3 Skills Lab Hours

In this class there is the practical application of dance performance techniques. Students will participate in both student and faculty choreographed works, culminating in a fully produced dance concert in the South Campus Theatre. All aspects of dance performance, choreography and production will be explored and refined.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Choreograph a dance for public performance.
  2. Demonstrate a disciplined approach to rehearsals.
  3. Communicate with an audience through dance.
  4. Give and receive feedback and apply corrections.
  5. Demonstrate the ability to work as a team member with the production staff during technical rehearsals.
Listed Topics
  1. Preparing the body for dance: stretching and exercise.
  2. Music selection and appropriateness.
  3. Choreography, space, time, force, and theme and variation.
  4. Mental and physical preparedness, focus and listening.
  5. Performing in front of an audience.
Reference Materials
Books, videotapes, music, tapes, and possible field trips to other dance companies will be used.
Approved By: Sutin, Stewart Date Approved: 02/01/2006

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