May 25, 2022  
2021-2022 Lane Community College Catalog 
2021-2022 Lane Community College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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D 152 - Dance Basics

2 Credit(s)

This course introduces basic dance techniques and provides a strong foundation where students can proceed in their training in ballet, modern or jazz. The course presents alignment principles, weight shifts, level changes, and elements of movement such as: use of rhythm, shape and dynamics. Contents and expected learning proficiencies of this course vary from term to term. May be repeated up to 12 total credits.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to:

1. A basic understanding of dance creativity, technique and terminology

2. Increased knowledge of proper alignment and body mechanics

3. Ability to retain simple and basic movement phrases and to perform rhythmically

4. Improved strength, flexibility, and endurance in the field of dance

5. Ability to create simple movement phrases

6. Ability to improvise with simple structures

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