DANC3001 Dance History
Credit Hours: 3 semester hours
Prerequisite: Sophomore Standing or Instructor Permission
This class will cover the history of Western Codified Dance, Cultural and World Dance forms. The course is intended to help the student understand the foundations of movement through cultural and historic lenses. Students will also discover dance as a process of exploring movement, performing and relating to communities and audiences. There will be 1 written midterm, 1 written final and several quizzes. There is 1 required tech for this course: Ballet and Modern Dance (Third Edition) (World of Art) by Susan Au. Other texts, articles, and information will be provided in class.
Goals and Objectives
Expected Learner Outcomes
Students will be able to identify dance as a culturally relevant, technically specific, physical and creative art form
Students will be able to speak intelligently and academically about their experiences with movement and dance history
Dancers will be professional in their approach to class.
Students will be able to identify what dance techniques are currently and what they could become
Students will have grown qualitatively with increased awareness
Students will show a retention in information and will be able to speak about dance and the cultural and historic significance.
Students will have respect for their fellow students, instructors, material, studio space. 8. Students will be able to create and think independently about complex ideas 9. Students should have a deeper understanding of culture and history.
The student will be able to follow class structure
Students will be able to confidently speak about dance history.
The student will be able to effectively synthesize information pertaining to dance through human history
Book: Ballet and Modern Dance, 3rd Edition by Susan Au
Black shorts or tights
White T-Shirt or tank
Black ballet shoes