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DAN 231P - Dance Practicum 4

Credits: 3
3 Skills Lab Hours

Prerequisites: DAN 230P  

This course is a continuation of the study in the practical application of dance performance techniques. Students will participate in both student and faculty choreographed works, culminating in a fully produced dance concert. 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. Demonstrate advanced level modern dance technique.
  2. Employ use of compositional techniques to choreograph dances with clear thematic development.
  3. Demostrate the ability to dance with nuance and sensitivity to the music.
  4. Illustrate the understanding of rhythm, melody and mood of the music in dance.
  5. Coordinate production elements.
Listed Topics
  1. Preparing the body for dance, stretching and exercise
  2. Music selection and appropriateness
  3. Choreography, meter, and movement
  4. Mental and physical preparedness, focus and listening
  5. Dance performance in front of an audience
Reference Materials
Books, videotapes, music, tapes, and possible field trips to other dance companies will be used.
Approved By: Johnson, Alex Date Approved: 04/27/2009

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