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DAN 161 MODERN INTERPRETIVE DANCE I

DAN 161 – Modern Interpretive Dance I

Course Outline

Course Number & Name:  DAN 161 Modern Interpretive Dance I

Credit Hours:  3.0             Contact Hours:  3.0          Lecture:  3.0       Lab:  N/A             Other:  N/A

Prerequisites:  None

Co-requisites:  None                                                      Concurrent Courses:  None

Course Description: Introduces the art and practice of Modern Interpretive Dance; includes technical practice, exploration of the elements of dance, the history of dance, and creative activities leading to the appreciation of dance performance and the development of a beginning technical vocabulary.  This course is for students with no dance training.

Course Goals: Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to do the following:

  1. perform basic modern interpretive dance skills with effective technique;
  2. evaluate various components of dance; and
  3. utilize effective oral, written, research, and critical thinking skills to discuss dance technique, modern dance pioneers, and appreciation of the art of dance.