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Hannah Wiley
DANCE 493
Seattle Campus

Anatomy for Dance

Anatomy of the musculoskeletal system and its applications in dance movement.

Class description

This course introduces students to selected scientific aspects of dance, including anatomical terminology; identification of bones and muscles; and, the functional application of the above to dance. Students will be encouraged to develop a personal working process and to consider philosophical aspects of the teaching and studying of dance.

Student learning goals

Understand basic principles of dance teaching methodologies and dance science as applied to technical and aesthetic development.

Engage in a variety of self-assessment and reflective practices that encourage life-long learning.

Develop an awareness of the extent of one's personal responsibility toward his/her own learning process and social contribution.

Think analytically, comparatively, and contextually.

Become articulate about the art form, via the spoken and written word.

Understand and expand their creative and artistic potentials.

General method of instruction

Two lectures and one lab weekly

Recommended preparation

Sophomore, Junior or Senior standing. Minimum one year dance technique advised.

Class assignments and grading

Take home quizzes,height tracking chart, in-class ID tests, comprehensive final exam.

40% quizzes, reflections, height tracking chart 20% ID tests 40% final exam


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.
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Last Update by Hannah Wiley
Date: 07/28/2012