Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Modern Dance Beginning Level
Course: DAN135PA

First Term: 2018 Fall
Lec + Lab   0.5 Credit(s)   1.5 Period(s)   1.5 Load  
Course Type: Occupational
Load Formula: T Lab Load

Description: Dance training for personal skill development and interest. Theory and practice of modern dance at the beginning level.

MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Apply the theory of contraction and release. (I)
2. Demonstrate correct placement and alignment for dance. (I, II)
3. Apply basic modern dance technique, theories, and styles. (I, II, III, IV)
4. Utilize the theory of the body`s relationship to gravity and the center of gravity used in modern dance. (I, II, III, IV, V)
5. Perform basic locomotor and axial movements in center and across the floor. (II, III)
6. Practice the basic elements of dance: space, time, and energy. (IV)
7. Use basic rhythmic analysis. (IV)
MCCCD Official Course Outline
I. Floor Work
   A. Basic placement and centering
   B. Stretching techniques
      1. Various types of stretches
      2. Theories of stretching
   C. Basic floor positions
   D. Isolations
   E. Upper body designs
   F. High release
   G. Basic contraction
II. Standing and Center Floor Work
   A. Basic placement and centering
   B. Positions of the feet
   C. Positions of the arms
   D. Torso work
   E. Leg and foot work
   F. Axial work
III. Locomotor Work
   A. Basic movements
   B. Advanced beginning combinations
   C. Turns
IV. Elements
   A. Energy
   B. Space
   C. Time
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: March 22, 2016

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