Students are introduced to the theoretical and practical application of dance through technique, improvisation, and choreographic principles in order to develop a movement vocabulary. Emphasis will be given to teaching techniques and the choreographic process through the principles of design, space, dynamics and relationship of form to content. Students will be given a practical introduction to dance appropriate in physical education programs. Opportunity will be given to explore and develop movement as an expressive and artistic language through individual and group work. The class will draw on human experience, faith experience, music, story, parable and scripture as a jumping off point for improvisation. A philosophical and biblical foundation for the integration of movement in education will be examined. The concepts of context and intention will be explored through viewing, participating in, and analyzing various forms of dance.
Third year standing.