An introduction to modern dance. Students learn the terminology and practice the fundamental movement vocabulary of modern dance. Classes consist of a full body warm-up, specific modern dance exercises, traveling step patterns, short dance combinations, and improvisational assignments. Class activities are designed to increase strength, flexibility, coordination, rhythmic awareness and musicality, and self expression. The course presents the history, theory and significance of modern dance through lectures, video viewing, outside-of-class reading, or assigned performance attendance. Non-credit offering of DAN 111.
An introduction to the Pilates method of body conditioning. The pilates series of floor mat exercises strengthens and tones muscles, improves posture, flexibility and balance. The mat work movements and philosophy support an understanding of functional anatomy and reeducate the body about correct alignment. Through the work, students develope a stron center and suppleness. DAN 102