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DAA 2610C DANCE COMPOSITION & IMPROVISATION FOR PRE-MAJORS 3 Credits 1 lab hours

DANCE COMPOSITION & IMPROVISATION FOR PRE-MAJORS Prerequisite: DAA 1104C or DAA 1204C or departmental approval. This course includes the analysis of dance movement through the art of choreography. Students will experience movement imagery designed to develop the dancer's imagination and will explore basic spatial, rhythmic and dynamic materials through individual and group studies. The course includes introductory study of various choreographic approaches and movement explorations involving writing, demonstrating and critiquing various art movements and styles, music theory, musical forms and notations and the dance environment in relation to theatre. In addition, students will research and present a choreographic and written analysis of U.S. and world history dance explorations, and the effects of psychological experiences communicated through movement will be explored. Multiple credit course. May be repeated for credit for a maximum of six credit hours, but grade forgiveness cannot be applied. (Special Fee: $32.00)