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Diana Garcia-Snyder
B CUSP 197
Bothell Campus

Studio Arts: Dance, Theater, Music, and InterArts Performance

Develops skills in a variety of studio arts in order to enhance student ability as a performer, arts creator, educator, or in applied areas of creativity. Offered: AWSp.

Class description

This course provides the opportunity to understand and experience dance as a physical practice, creative art, and academic discipline. Sessions will involve exercises for body strengthening (yoga/pilates), basic knowledge of movement concepts, history and vocabulary of some paramount dance forms (ritual dance, ballet, modern and contemporary dance, jazz, ballroom and Japanese butoh) and the engagement in conscious practice of simple dance combinations from each of these techniques.

Student learning goals

To demonstrate good levels of body awareness, rhythmic ability and flexibility

To improve body alignment and muscle strength

To understand dance as an art form and personal practice

To skillfully execute simple movement combinations

To demonstrate knowledge of some paramount dance forms

General method of instruction

Recommended preparation

Participation: 70% Written Reflections 10% Collaboration & Commitment 10% Asignment 10%

Class assignments and grading

The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Diana Garcia-Snyder
Date: 03/29/2011