Undergraduate Catalog

DANC 140 Fundamentals of Dance/Movement

Introduces the student to the study of dance as the most fundamental of the arts, involving a direct expression of oneself through the body. The student will explore fundamental movement concepts including time, weight, space, flow. Focuses on units of action as the basis for application in creative movement and dance. Emphasizes contextualization of historical and theoretical, as well as aesthetic, principles. Through investigations into the relationship between movement elements and the motional principles of effort, stress and release, and rest and relaxation, students learn to relate the inner self to the outer world.