DNC 101 - Beg. Dance: An Exploration

Course Description

This course will introduce the major disciplines of dance: ballet, jazz, and modern. Basic dance skills will be acquired through the practice of exercises, steps, and techniques. This course is designed for those with little or no background in dance. Group 2 course.

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Course Learning Outcomes

  • Identify different dance disciplines.
  • Explain dance as an expressive art form.
  • Develop self-awareness and group awareness through movement.
  • Explain the contributions of diverse people and cultures and their impact on the dance profession.
  • Improve flexibility, strength, and coordination through a wide range of movement structures.
  • Demonstrate technical proficiency in dance.
Human Dimension:
  • See themselves as artists.
  • Collaborate with others in a creative environment.
  • Recognize the personal and societal importance of self-expression and creativity.
Caring - Civic Learning:
  • Express interest in music from other cultures and genres.
  • Value differences in cultural expressions of creativity.
  • Recognize the role music plays as an expression of social concerns.
Learning How to Learn:
  • Read study effectively.
  • Frame useful questions.
  • Develop educational goals.
  • Direct/regulate their own learning.
  • Learn through collaboration.