Modern Dance

Module code
M-JP-MODAN
Curricular domain
Profile, extension and depth: Community
Credits
1
Group size
20 max
Number of course weeks
8
Class duration
90 minutes
Total contact hours
12
Study load
16 hours

Form / content / level

Prerequisites
Admitted to Bachelor program.
Competencies
See Competencies Matrix.
Aims
Knowing the basics of modern dance and dancing it at beginners level.
Relation to other modules
Related to all musical activities.
Content
In this workshop you will be introduced to techniques from modern dance (Graham technique). This technique starts from the rhythm of breathing, dancing from the abdomen and the contraction and release of your muscles.
Contrary to classical ballet there is no fixed set of body positions, arm movements and steps. There is much floor contact. Elements such as ‘balance’ and ‘shift of weight and spiralling’ will feature prominently.
The workshop will be taught by two students of the programme Dance in education.
Mode(s) of instruction
Group sessions.
Material & Tools
n/a
Student activity
Participation, practising.

Examination and assessment

Mode(s) of assessment
Attendance registration.
Criteria
A minimum class attendance of 80%.
Pass requirements
The student has completed this module if he is graded "satisfactory".
Examination procedure
Attendance registration by the instructor.
Resit options
See the Education and Assessment Plan.

Module summary

Learning the basics of modern dancing.