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DANCE 161
Contact Improv/Modern Dance II


Credits: 2
Clock Hours per Quarter: 30

AA Discipline: [Physical Education]

Lecture Hours:10    Lab Hours:20


Description
This course builds on foundational experiences in modern dance and contact improvisation with a continuing emphasis on alignment and range of motion, creative/expressive movement, and an appreciation of dance as an art form. Basic classroom structure will increase in difficulty in sequencing and center work. Students will expand partner work to include some group work and basic lifting and flying techniques in a safe, supportive environment, paced for the individual. Prerequisite: DANCE 160, or instructor permission.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Explain and apply major terms, vocabulary, methods, concepts, theories, and history relevant to Contact Improv and Modern Dance.
  • Apply body awareness and proper alignment at the intermediate level.
  • Demonstrate at an intermediate level integrated movement patterns and connections including falling, turning, jumping, and leaping. More complicated partner work and weight sharing.
  • Demonstrate at an intermediate level release and suspension elements, sequencing, and level and direction changes.
  • Show intermediate musical and rhythmic sensitivity.
  • Create improvisational movement and apply increasing expressiveness through dance.
  • 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.
  • Range of motion.
  • Intermediate modern dance technique and introduction of some classical technique.
  • Modern and classical dance vocabulary and terminology.
  • Musical and rhythmic components of dance.
  • Directional changes and levels/use of weight and suspension, falling and rolling, and movement initiation and momentum.

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    DANCE 161
    Winter 2015
    1675
    Vicki Lloid
    DANCE 161
    Fall 2014
    1675
    Vicki Lloid
    DANCE 161
    Spring 2014
    1675
    Vicki Lloid


    Two Year Projected Schedule

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