BEGINNING/INTERMEDIATE MODERN DANCE I/II
Focuses on exploring the many principles that make up the medium of modern dance. Through the application of repeated exercises, students will experience how the body becomes an instrument of expression, consciousness, and a tool for self-development. Through a progressive warm-up, across the floor movement patterns, and center combinations, this course will guide students to obtain a deeper physical knowledge base, build stronger mental clarity of vast concepts such as space, weight and time, and reveal the relationship between physics and working anatomical principles. Additionally, through studying the repertoire of professional modern companies, students will be able to recognize the elements that define modern dance and discuss the impacts of such works. Prior exposure to dance is required. Instructor approval will be given during the first week of classes to determine appropriate placement. Students must have completed EXERSCI.117 or have previous experience in either ballet, modern or jazz dance to register. This course counts as a Group A, Humanities and The Arts General Education Requirements/ This course will apply 1 credit toward satisfying the Fitness and Recreational Skills requirement. Prerequisites: Completion of EXERSCI.117 or previous dance experience.