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Many courses at Western have a significant writing component. To recognize student achievement, a number of such courses have been designated as essay courses and will be identified on the student's record (E essay full course; F/G/Z essay half-course).
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Students with no previous dance training develop movement awareness, coordination and skill through practice and analysis of basic movements and combinations from dance types such as modern, ballet, theatre, character
and ballroom. Learning will include rhythm components associated with step and movement patterns.
Students will explore improvisation as a process that facilitates the spontaneous response to cues and stimuli for the purpose of opening doorways to their own movement creativity. Topics will consider relaxation, improvisational states, structures for improvisations, participant and leader roles, building group trust, and the progression from spontaneity to form.
Extra Information: 1 lecture hour, 3 laboratory hours.
The ability to create movement combinations, patterns, and sequences based on specific guidelines or components is essential for those who work in applied movement fields such as fitness, recreation, and teaching. The building process, understanding and use of essential and accessory ingredients, and development of instructor skills will be considered.
Prerequisite(s): Previous movement training or experience is recommended.
Development of classical ballet techniques through in-depth study of body line, posture and weight placement, coordinated use of arms and eyeline, and the relationship between musicality and dynamics. Sessions will be comprised of rigorous ballet classes where the foundations of techniques and movement combinations are discussed as part of the class.
Development of movement skills and application of theoretical knowledge that will assist the student in understanding and appreciating various dance types and styles that are used in musical and theatre productions including modern, tap, jazz, ballroom and Latin American dance.
This course provides practical and theoretical understanding of performance and production including rehearsal, presentation and analysis of finished works. Students will plan, create, and participate in a student production. Prior experience in dance composition is required. Students must demonstrate an understanding and mastery of basic technique in modern dance or ballet.