Mar 23, 2023  
2021-2022 Lane Community College Catalog 
2021-2022 Lane Community College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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D 160 - Dance Composition

3 Credit(s)

Composition techniques are learned and applied with specific emphasis on form, quality, spatial relationships, and rhythmic manipulation. This is a required course for dance majors. Students in this course may present their work in the annual production of The Works Student Dance Concert. Contents and expected learning proficiencies of this course vary from term to term. May be repeated up to 12 total credits.

Prerequisite: D 257  
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to:

1. Create a dance phrase or movement motif as thematic material for dance composition

2. Identify and demonstrate manipulative devices in creating variations of dance themes

3. Demonstrate improvisation skills

4. List and explain the elements of movement as an expressive form such as dynamics, shape, space, weight, stage-facings and directions

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