DANC 100 Fall 2012 Foundations for Dance

This course is a primer of basic dance technique* and an introduction to the history of dance in several cultures and serves as the foundation for all other courses taught in the Dance Department. Students will study the fundamentals of ballet, modern, Irish and African dance and the intrinsic relation between music and movement. Pilates will be introduced as a technique to develop the strength and stamina necessary for all dance activities. Regular studio work will be supplemented with readings, recordings of dance, and discussion.
Class Format: studio/seminar
Requirements/Evaluation: evaluation will be based on active participation and progress in the techniques, participation in discussions, and the quality of written assignments and quizzes
Additional Info: *Option: Dance Department ensemble members in good standing may fulfill the studio portion of the course within their weekly ensemble classes and attend seminar sections only;
Additional Info2: any ensemble member who drops membership during the semester must remain in company classes to receive credit for DANC100
Prerequisites: none; experienced dancers who wish to enroll in upper level courses may waive the DANC 100 prerequisite by taking the advanced placement class or by permission of the faculty
Enrollment Preference: beginning dancers and students with no prior experience
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Divisional Attributes: Division I
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Enrollment Limit: 30
Expected Enrollment: 30
Class Number: 1874
DANC100-01(F) STU Foundations for Dance Division 1: Languages and the Arts Erica Dankmeyer
, Holly E. Silva
, Janine Parker
, Nia Love
, Tendai Muparutsa
MR 1:10 PM-3:50 PM '62 Ctr Thea&Dance Dance Studi 1874
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