NVCC COLLEGE-WIDE COURSE CONTENT SUMMARY
PED 161 - DANCE PRODUCTION WORKSHOP I (1 CR.)

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Focuses on creating a dance performance. Teaches the basic skills in creating and producing a dance. Includes lighting, costumes, music and choreography. Lecture 1 hour.  Laboratory 1 hour.  Total 2 hours per week.

GENERAL COURSE PURPOSE

The purpose of this course is to acquaint students with the process of producing a dance performance, and to instruct students in critical analysis of the performance.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this course the student will be able to:

A. develop dance forms resulting in orderly arrangements of dance movements.
B. use choreography through the use of themes.
C. demonstrate principle of structure and relationships between ideas.
D. recognize types of performances in the field of dance.
E. understand the technical aspects of performing.
MAJOR ELEMENTS OF CONTENT A. Overview of shaping the composition
B. The role of the dance performer
C. The developmental history of the specific dances performed
D. Styles of dances and their development through the use of themes
E. The classification of dances according to technique, experiences.
Revised 10/93

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