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DANCE 161
Modern/Contemporary Dance II


Credits: 1
Clock Hours per Quarter: 20

AA Discipline: [Physical Education]

   Lab Hours:20


Description
This course introduces students to contemporary modern dance as a physical practice and a performance art. Physical practice will include basic locomotor skills, sequencing of movement, physical problem solving, partnering/weight sharing, improvisation and performance. Aspects of the history and theory of modern dance will provide context for studio activities. Students will learn modern dance technique, as well as create, perform, adapt and critique original phrases and dances.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Accurately perform physical sequences with correct rhythmic, textural, and spatial qualities.
  • Improvise movement quickly and inventively, and with increased sophistication.
  • Analyze, compare and/or contrast movement phrases and dances.
  • Construct phrases or dances with inventive movement vocabulary.
  • Perform original phrases or dances for stuidio audience.

  • Course Topics
  • Introduction to basic dance class structure.
  • Warm-up exercises designed to enhance strength and flexibility.
  • Extended movement sequences in the center and across the floor.
  • Simple weight sharing exercises performed with a partner.
  • Elements of improvisation.
  • Discovery and enjoyment of the unique expressive and theatrical qualities dance has to offer to each individual.
  • Preparation and execution of public dance performance.

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    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
    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.