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Dance Skills 1 (MUST10001)

Undergraduate level 1Points: 12.5On Campus (Southbank)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 1
Subject codeMUST10001
Semester 1
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

The focus for students in their first year of dance study is on the development of fundamental understanding of a common dance ‘language’ and the implementation of secure and safe dance technique, with particular (though not exclusive) emphasis on technical skill in jazz, tap, and ballet (technique). Course content will include technique, flexibility and strength work, corner work and choreography. Students will be expected to progress at a rate that takes into account their entry-level skills and ability and will be streamed accordingly.

Intended learning outcomes

On completing this subject students will be able to:
• understand the fundamental components of stage movement – space, time, weight/dynamics, energy, momentum and physical awareness specifically related to jazz, tap, ballet and music theatre choreography;
• display a fundamental comprehension of theory and exhibit developing skills and sound technique in all areas of dance studied;
• understand the fundamentals of dance-based anatomy, injury prevention and rehabilitation and nutrition.

Generic skills

On completing this subject students will be able to:
• exhibit extensive practical and theoretical understanding of their discipline including acquisition of skill level, discipline, relevant professional knowledge, and ethics appropriate to professional artistic practice;
• be critical and creative thinkers, with an aptitude for continued self-directed learning;
• recognise and value their uniqueness as an artist whilst developing diversification;
• participate fully in collaborative learning and to confront unfamiliar problems.

Last updated: 3 April 2019