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Contemporary Dance 1 & 2

Assigned Faculty: DANCE FACULTY
Course Description:

Students will be introduced to concepts such as off axis movement, undulations, contractions, contract/release, and improvisation, through Horton and/or Dunham techniques. Classes are focused on establishing a strong technical foundation in contemporary dance. Basic movement coordination is established with emphasis on strength and alignment.  In addition, movement quality and spatial awareness are developed.

Students are expected to:

  • Develop a professional attitude toward their art, their academics, and their lives;
  • Practice the daily habits of the required etiquette in class and rehearsal
  • Develop an understanding that only through honest assessment (both from the students themselves and their instructors) can genuine improvement occur and, consequently, display the ability, willingness, and open-mindedness to accept challenges and honest feedback
  • Pursue the mind-set of a disciplined and powerful performer