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Musical Theatre Dance I
Course: DAN129

First Term: 2016 Summer
Lec + Lab   1 Credit(s)   3 Period(s)   2.4 Load  
Subject Type: Occupational
Load Formula: S - Standard Load

Description: Introduction to the theory and practice of musical theatre dance at the beginning level. Development of movement quality and performance skills.

MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Demonstrate correct placement and alignment for dance at the beginning level. (I, II)
2. Apply basic modern jazz dance and ballet technique, theories, and styles at the beginning level. (I, II, III, IV)
3. Utilize the theory of the body`s relationship to gravity and the center of gravity used in both modern jazz dance and ballet at the beginning level. (I, II, III, IV)
4. Perform basic locomotor and axial movements in the center and across the floor at the beginning level. (II, III)
5. Practice the basic elements of dance: space, time, and energy with particular attention to rhythm and syncopation at the beginning level. (IV)
6. Practice basic rhythmic analysis and the impact of polyrhythms and syncopation on musical theatre dance at the beginning level. (IV)
7. Utilize technical, theoretical and stylistic skills in performance at the beginning level. (V)
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. Placement and centering
   B. Stretching techniques
      1. Various types of stretches
      2. Theories of stretching
   C. Floor positions
   D. Isolations
   E. Upper body designs
   F. High release
   G. Contraction
II. Standing and Center Floor Work
   A. 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. Complex combinations
   C. Turns
IV. Elements
   A. Energy
   B. Space
   C. Time
V. Developing the Craft
   A. Dynamics
   B. Stylistic approach
   C. Developing a character
   D. Performance skills
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: March 22, 2016

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