Oct 06, 2022  
2021-2022 Lane Community College Catalog 
2021-2022 Lane Community College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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D 179 - Contemporary Dance 3

2 Credit(s)

This intermediate-advanced level class accommodates the dance-major and non-major student. Modern dance technique is presented with more complex movement phrases that incorporate three-dimensional use of the spine and torso, joint articulation and mobility, core strength, expressivity and spatial awareness. Students at this level are encouraged to explore their artistry and personal expressivity. 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, student should be able to:

1. Efficient alignment in an increased dynamic range on and off center

2. Articulation of hip-joint and feet to communicate information to another

3. Placement and mobility of the scapula and arms in weight support and port de bra and ability to communicate information to another

4. Mobility of the spine and head-tail connection and ability to move in various spatial directions and ability to communicate to another

5. Ability to release weight and to actively move body weight in and out of the floor and ability to communicate to another

6. Explorations in modern dance concepts: space dynamics, rhythm, and improvisational structures

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