DANC 120 - Rhythmic Training for the Dancer
An introduction to basic elements of rhythmic principles related to movement and dance. Rhythmic fundamentals, basic music theory, and elementary music scoring and reading are studied. Appropriate accompaniment for dance is discussed. A brief look at past and present well-known music composers who have composed music for dance is presented. Assessment Level(s): AELW 940 /ELAI 990 /ENGL 002 , AELR 930 /ELAR 980 /READ 099 . One hour lecture, two hours laboratory each week. Formerly DN 120.
2 semester hours
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:
- Demonstrate an increased music vocabulary.
- Demonstrate familiarity with basic music notation through reading and writing, with an emphasis on the rhythmic elements.
- Hear and respond to movement to simple rhythmic patterns.
- Keep time and count music accurately and consistently.
- Analyze rhythmic structures of both music and dance and apply to class, performance, and composition.
- Experiment with a variety of instruments used for dance accompaniment.
- Demonstrate familiarity with various types of musical and dance forms.
- Recognize the development of music through history and demonstrate familiarity with composers through history and their works for dance.
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