B CUSP 197
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.
BCUSP 197 Studio Arts: Dance is a beginning dance course. It provides the opportunity for students to understand dance as a physical practice, creative art, and academic discipline. Class sessions will include learning beginning modern dance and ballet technique, and creating short choreographic compositions. Additionally, students will learn about the structural elements of dance, choreographic tools, and the art formís history.
Student learning goals
Improved strength, flexibility, and agility
Greater understanding of the art form of dance
Development of a personal artistic perspective
Knowledge of basic ballet and modern dance terminology
Improved observational and descriptive ability in discussing dance
General method of instruction
Most sessions will be conducted as dance technique classes. Some classes will include movement improvisations or time for students to compose movement studies, in which students will use the material learned and their own imagination to explore their own ways of moving. Classes may also include discussions periods about dance-related topics such as anatomy, history, aesthetics, or viewings of dance on video.
Class assignments and grading