Oct 19, 2020  
Crown College 2017-2018 Catalog 
Crown College 2017-2018 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

FAR 271 - Introduction to Dance

3 Credits

This course is a basic introduction to dance technique and is designed to heighten the awareness of the body, build physical and aesthetic movement skills, promote creativity, and develop an appreciation for the art of dance and worship. Emphasis will be placed on the study of the fundamental principles, practices and vocabulary that comprise modern dance technique. This will include class warm-up (floor and standing), center floor sequences and combinations, locomotor combinations, and learned choreography that will be performed at the end of the semester. Class work is based on practical application of principles of space, time and energy with specific emphasis on body alignment, rotation/turnout, muscular tonality, joint articulation, clarity of intent, strength and stamina, and movement phrasing. To further enhance the learning experience, this course also includes exploration of basic dance composition techniques through guided improvisation and choreographic assignments that promote creative processing, viewing of modern dance works, and additional written work including journaling and a performance critique.