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Improvisaton and Choreography
IMPROV/CHOREOG
CLASS CODE: DANCE 242 CREDITS:  2
DIVISION: PERFORMING AND VISUAL ARTS
DEPARTMENT: DANCE
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

DESCRIPTION: A practical course providing students with fundamentals of improvisation and choreography.
Improvisation and composition are an integral part of a modern dancer's education. A study of the basic elements of dance, improvisation and composition will lead to the creation of a movement product. These practices will develop the ability to communicate ideas using the body as the instrument of expression.
TAUGHT: Fall
CONTENT AND TOPICS:
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: 1.Develop self-confidence, assurance and satisfaction in solving problems involving basic principles of movement design, and understanding those principles.
2.Find the courage to give up conscious decisions or control and trust intuitive choice making.
3.Experience the opportunity for the development of the ability to work satisfactorily and skillfully in a group, sharing and working on a given problem together.
4.Become conscious of, and more skilled with the expressive, communicative nature of movement.
5.Experience creating significant dance movement that is strikingly original and aesthetically pleasing.
6.Understand our role as a creator in the builing up of the Kingdom of God.
REQUIREMENTS: Class attendance and participation is required. Practical and written evaluations and final exam.
PREREQUISITES: DA 240
OTHER:
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2001