Nov 26, 2020  
2019-2020 Academic Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PRF-1020 Modern Dance Methods: Introduction


Credits 2
PRF 1020 provides an introduction to the essential techniques required of ballet by focusing on placement and alignment of the dancer’s body in conjunction with a foundation for an effective method is developed. Students enrolled in this course are expected to be at an inexperienced level of competency. This course consists of a lecture component (1 hour each week) and a laboratory session (2 hours each week).  More experienced students may substitute PRF-2020  or PRF-2021   for PRF 1020 or PRF-1021  with permission of the Department of Humanities. Students may receive credit for either PRF 1020 or PRF 1021 towards the completion of their program. Students enrolled in this course are required to attend the live theatre performance(s) listed in the syllabus outside of scheduled class time. This experience is vital to understanding and learning about the performing arts and is tied directly to significant assignments in this class. Students enrolled in this course will be required to participate in a culminating performance to demonstrate proficiency in the course outcomes. Therefore, students will be required to attend production hours outside of scheduled class time during the final exam period to attend a technical rehearsal, final dress rehearsal, and performance. The specific requirements and details regarding the live theatre performance(s) and culminating performance are outlined in the syllabus. Students should pay special attention to these requirements. 
Prerequisite(s):  Reading proficiency levels. 
Note: Students interested in this course are recommended to see a dance advisor in the Department of Humanities to ensure their placement into the correct course number and section which corresponds to their skill level.
Course Outcomes
  1. Analyze basic techniques of modern dance methods.
  2. Analyze basic self-awareness regarding movement within modern dance methods.
  3. Analyze basic music concepts and dance composition regarding modern dance methods.
  4. Analyze basic concepts of anatomy and kinesiology in application to modern dance methods.
  5. Perform a basic choreographed modern dance methods routine.  
  6. Describe a proactive application of Performing Arts or Entertainment Technology regarding a positive social change.




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