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DAN 100 - Dance History

3 credit hours - Three hours weekly; one term.
This course meets the Arts & Humanities General Education Requirement.

Study dance history from the Renaissance through the mid 20th century. Explore the roots of ballet, modern and jazz dance. Discover how dance was used as a means of communication, performance, and how culture and society influenced movement.

Course Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
 

  • Describe early dance history of ballet, modern and jazz dance
    • Gather information regarding styles and techniques from video tapes.
    • Identify the individuals by specific technique, style and background.
    • Describe the specific styles of the dancers and the dancers themselves shown on the video tapes.
    • Compare and contrast the dancers within each discipline.
    • Identify the circumstances by which technique of dance came about.
    • Discuss the impact of social and cultural influences on dance history.
  • Discuss the major “pioneers” of the three disciplines of dance
    • Gather information regarding the pioneers of ballet.
    • Identify the importance of each of the pioneers.
    • Explain why these people were important to the growth of the discipline.
    • Discuss the contibutions of each of these people.
    • Describe who and what motivated each of these pioneers to dance.
  • Demonstrate five basic positions of the feet and arms in ballet and a classic barre warm-up.
    • Demonstrate knowledge by performing proper technique in the five basic foot and arm positions.
    • Demonstrate proper technique, alignment, rotation and articulation in classic barre warm-up.
  • Demonstrate the eight locomotive movements an variations in modern dance.
    • Demonstrate knowledge and technique “walking” across the floor.
    • Demonstrate knowledge and technique “skipping” across the floor.
    • Demonstrate knowledge and technique “running” across the floor.
    • Demonstrate knowledge and technique “hopping” across the floor.
    • Demonstrate knowledge and technique “jumping” across the floor.
    • Demonstrate knowledge and technique “leaping” across the floor.
    • Demonstrate knowledge and technique “sliding” across the floor.
    • Demonstrate knowledge and technique “galloping” across the floor.
    • Demonstrate variations of the eight locomotive movements.
  • Demonstrate isolation and polyrhythmic exercises.
    • Articulate the specific body parts required in the warm-up exercises.
    • Demonstrate polyrhythmic movement in combinations and across the floor patterns.
  • Communicate how art reflects life and how society responds.
    • Analyze the historic events going on during the birth of the three disciplines covered in the course.
    • Apply the hisotirc knowledge to deduce what dictated the specific movement style of the times.
    • Provide examples of each discipline as it relates to society and dance.
  • Demonstrate movement combinations across the floor.
    • Apply movement knowledge acquired to perform combinations across the floor in ballet technique.
    • Apply movement knowledge acquired to perform combinations across the floor in modern technique.
    • Apply movement knowledge acquired to perform combinations across the floor in jazz technique
Core Competencies
Core 1 Communication Core 2 Technology Fluency Core 3 Information Literacy Core 5 Self Management Core 9 Global Perspective