Course Descriptions - Dance

DAN 270 SPECIAL TOPICS IN DANCE

This course is designed to present topics of special interest not covered in the existing course listings for dance.

3 Hours, 1 Semester

DAN 283 DANCE FUSIONS

This course will act as an introduction to the fundamentals of dance. Students will explore traditional and non-traditional forms of dance through lecture, video, readings and physical movement explorations. The course will further students’ knowledge of dance and its many entities, including the relationship to other art forms. History of dance as it pertains to modern day, as well as time period parallels of the arts will be extensively explored. Students will also gain a better awareness and understanding of collaborative artistic efforts.

3 Hours, 1 Semester

DAN 287 MODERN DANCE

This course is an elementary-to-intermediate technique course in which students will focus on developing their personal movement vocabulary. Challenging themselves both mentally and physically through floor exercises, loco motor movement and choreographic combinations, students will gain a critical awareness of modern dance. Terminology from Laban Movement Analysis, including varying aspects of effort, shape, and space will be incorporated in each class and augmented with outside readings and research. In addition, students will work on flexibility, core strength, body awareness, musicality, and performance.

3 Hours, 1 Semester

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Catalog of Nichols College
July 2016
Volume XLVIII