Course Highlight - Dance Workshop
Students will learn to identify and demonstrate dance movement elements and skills in performing dance in a range of standard dance genres, including modern dance, ballet, jazz, and improvisational, and to identify and use principles of planning and executing dance principles in choreography. Students also learn how to recognize and employ dance as a way to create and communicate meaning. As an ancient art form, dance transports us to different cultures through space and time; student will learn how to recognize and demonstrate dance in various cultures and historical periods. The practice of dance also provides opportunities for sustained and healthy physical exercise. Students will learn and implement the connections between dance and healthful living and will be able to understand and apply the connections between dance, exercise, sports and athletics. Finally, students will come to appreciate that dance provides possibilities and opportunities for communication, by integrating new media and technologies in dance performance art, by developing and demonstrating confidence in using the body in motion to communicate, and through understanding the role of music and rhythm in dance.