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Dancing the Dance 1 (DNCE10027)

Undergraduate level 1Points: 12.5On Campus (Southbank)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 1
Subject codeDNCE10027
Semester 1
Semester 2
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Dancing the Dance 1 offers students with little or no background in dance an introduction to the fundamentals dance techniques and their use in the creation of choreography. Each weekly seminar/workshop will start with a warm up in a particular technique (contemporary dance, hip hop, flamenco or ballet for example) and progress to problem-solving and choreographic tools to explore ways of making dances. The subject develops an insight into the roles of dancer and choreographer and the use of physical language as a means of expression through the exploration of dance techniques, approaches to dance-making, choreographic tools, rehearsal techniques, dance performance and presentation.

Intended learning outcomes

On completing this subject, students should have:
1. an enhanced understanding of the physical language of a range of dance techniques and the basic principles of choreography
2. the capacity to understand and apply dance techniques to express movement-based ideas
3. the ability to critically analyse the application of dance making and presentation techniques to the expression of ideas
4. the capacity to work cooperatively in groups and gain an understanding of collaborative dance practice
5. an increase in strength, coordination, flexibility and range of movement

Generic skills

On completion of the subject, students will have enhanced their ability in respect of:
1. preparing choreographic studies based on dance techniques and compositional strategies
2. critically analysing the use of dance-making processes in class studies and existing work
3. applying knowledge of basic dance techniques and styles fundamentals;
4. communicating in both written and visual forms
5. working collaboratively with others
6. physical strength, coordination, flexibility and range of movement

Last updated: 10 August 2019