Academic Term and Year
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Area of Study
Goals: To demonstrate an understanding of basic modern and jazz dance techniques through proper warm-up, the performance of across-the-floor combinations, a sensibility to music and/or rhythmic structures, and proper use and alignment of the body in terms of mechanical functioning. To acquire an awareness of movement relative to the use of space, time, and weight. To participate in structured improvisation as a vehicle for individual movement expression. To develop an understanding and awareness of modern and jazz dance as a performance art. To acquire an understanding of modern dance relative to its historical, social, and cultural contexts. Content: An introduction to modern and jazz dance technique. Performance of fundamental elements which comprise: warm-ups, center floor sequences and combinations, and across-the-floor combinations. Basic elements of dance composition and improvisation. Taught: Each semester. Credits: 4
Ries, Judith, "THTR1130-01.Dance I.Sp17.Ries,Judith" (2017). Syllabi. 12255.