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Latin I
Course: DAN106AA

First Term: 2015 Summer
Lec + Lab   1 Credit(s)   3 Period(s)   2.4 Load  
Subject Type: Academic
Load Formula: S- Standard

Description: Theory and practice of Latin dance at the beginning level. Development of movement quality and performance skills.

MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Demonstrate correct placement and alignment for dance. (I, II)
2. Use basic locomotor and axial movements in the center and across the floor. (II, III)
3. Utilize components of dance techniques, theories and styles. (I-IV)
4. Utilize the theory of the body`s relationship to gravity and the center of gravity used in Latin dance. (I-IV).
5. Practice the basic elements of dance: space, time and energy. (I-IV)
6. Apply technical skills, theories and style in performance and improvisation. (IV)
7. Use basic rhythmic analysis to demonstrate the impact of polyrhythms and syncopation on Latin dance. (IV)
MCCCD Official Course Competencies must be coordinated with the content outline so that each major point in the outline serves one or more competencies. MCCCD faculty retains authority in determining the pedagogical approach, methodology, content sequencing, and assessment metrics for student work. Please see individual course syllabi for additional information, including specific course requirements.
MCCCD Official Course Outline
I. Floor Work
A. Basic placement and centering
B. Stretching techniques
1. Types of stretches
2. Theories of stretching
C. Basic floor positions
D. Isolations
E. Upper body designs
F. 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 footwork
F. Axial work

III. Locomotor Work
A. Basic movements
B. Beginning combinations
C. Turns

IV. Developing the Craft
A. Dynamics
B. Stage Directions
C. Basic performance skills
D. Basic improvisational skills
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: May 27, 2014

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