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DANCE 160
Contact Improv/Modern Dance I


Credits: 2
Clock Hours per Quarter: 30

AA Discipline: [Physical Education]

Lecture Hours:10    Lab Hours:20


Description
The student will learn basic elements of contact improvisation and modern dance. Components of contact improvisation will consist of simple partner exercises including weight sharing, falling, and rolling, use of momentum, and rolling points of contact in a safe, supportive environment paced for the individual. Emphasis on alignment and range of motion, creative/expressive movement, and an appreciation of dance as an art form. Classes will include beginning level floor warm-ups and stretches, center exercises, and choreographic sequences. No dance experience necessary.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Explain and apply major terms, vocabulary, methods, concepts, theories, and history relevant to Contact Improv and Modern Dance.
  • Apply basic of body awareness and proper alignment.
  • Demonstrate basics of modern dance structure and progression, including floor work, center work, partner work, and weight sharing.
  • Demonstrate beginning release and suspension elements, sequencing, level, and direction changes.
  • Show basic musical and rhythmic sensitivity.
  • Experiment with improvisation.
  • Improve fitness level as it relates to the demands of dance.

  • Course Topics
  • Dance terms, vocabulary, methods, concepts, theories, and history.
  • Anatomical alignment, range of motion, internal body connections/body-mind coordination.
  • Beginning modern dance technique.
  • Musical and rhythmic sensitivity.
  • Changing directions and levels, falling and rolling.

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    DANCE 160
    Winter 2015
    1678
    Vicki Lloid
    DANCE 160
    Fall 2014
    1674
    Vicki Lloid
    DANCE 160
    Spring 2014
    1674
    Vicki Lloid


    Two Year Projected Schedule

    Year One* Year Two**
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini 
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini
    X
    X
    X
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

    *If fall quarter starts on an odd year (2003, 2005, etc.), it's Year One.
    **
    If fall quarter starts on an even year (2002, 2004, etc.), it's Year Two.