May 25, 2020  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2019-20 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2019-20
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DANC 1700 - The Dance Experience

A comprehensive course to introduce the beginning student to contemporary and classical dance forms including modern, ballet, and jazz dance styles. Discussions and readings cover historical and aesthetic perspectives. Live performances and studio practice contribute to students’ experiential learning.

Credit Hours: 3
General Education Code: 2FA
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 2.0 lecture, 2.0 studio
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
Learning Outcomes:
  • Critique and discuss in either a written or oral format dance choreography and performance in context of live performance and video tapes as assigned.
  • Demonstrate a fundamental knowledge of dance vocabulary and information covered in class in the studio setting.
  • Display a working understanding of course content in their final collaborative group project.
  • Identify the aesthetic principles underlying different dance genres and discern their place in the broad spectrum of dance history.
  • To know and demonstrate a range of movement elements and skills (such as balance, alignment, elevation, and landing) and basic dance steps, positions and patterns in the above-mentioned dance techniques.
  • To understand the roles of dancers, audience, and creators in a variety of dance styles and contexts; and to recognize personalities who have had significant impact in the world of dance.

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