This course provides an introduction to the principles and practice of modern dance. Ongoing dance technique classes will incorporate aspects of modern and postmodern dance, dance improvisation, Bartenieff Fundamentals, Pilates mat work, and stretching and relaxation techniques. Through these movement experiences, students will develop their technical dance skills, learn basic concepts of dance design, and further their understanding and cultivation of the body as an instrument of expression. The course will provide a basis for understanding the aesthetic principles of modern dance through movement experiences, critical viewing and analysis of masterworks of modern dance choreography, and class discussions. The class will attend one or more live dance performances.
|The following courses must be taken prior to this course|
|ENG 010 - Basic Writing I or ESL 010 - Basic Writing I|
|REA 011 - Fundamentals of College Reading or REA 017 - Vocabulary and Reading Comprehension Development II|