DAN-110: Foundations of Dance Movement

Course Information

Course, prefix, number, & title: DAN-110 Foundations of Dance Movement

Hours (Class, recitation, Laboratory, studio): 3

Credits: 3

Pre-requisites (if any): None (Permission of Dance Program)

Course Description in college catalog:

Dance Foundations focuses on tools and information needed to succeed in dance. The course will consist of readings, class discussions, observation and discussion of videos and live performances, and movement classes in Somatics. We will discuss how to think like a dancer and how to make both life choices and dance choices that will facilitate a career in dance. The objective is to prepare you for what you might encounter as a dancer in the real world today!

Academic programs for which this course serves as a requirement or an elective:

A.A. Liberal Arts and Sciences (Concentration: Physical Education)

A.S. Dance

DAN 110 fulfills a requirement for the dance major degree program.

General Education Outcomes: Below is a listing of General Education Outcome(s) that this course supports.

  1. Communicate effectively in various forms

  2. Use analytical reasoning to identify issues or problems and evaluate evidence in order to make informed decisions

  3. Integrate knowledge and skills in the program of study

Course-specific student learning outcomes:

  1. Students will demonstrate knowledge of current trends in dance

  2. Students will know how to prepare for class, performance, and a life in dance

  3. Students will gain an understanding of the body, injury prevention, and development of technique

  4. Students will gain an understanding of what is necessary to have a career in dance

  5. Students will learn how to create connections and build relationships in the dance world

  6. Students will integrate research and development of course material into a final project

Program-specific outcomes

  1. Apply fundamental movement skills and knowledge of the body and of kinesiology.

  2. Develop and support critical response through writing and/or speech.

Methods by which student learning will be assessed and evaluated; describe the types of methods to be employed; note whether certain methods are required for all sections:

  1. Attendance and Participation 20%

  2. Response Paper 10%

  3. Final Project 20%

  4. Midterm 10%

  5. Other assignments 15%

  6. Journal 10%

  7. Life Book 15%

Academic Integrity policy (department or College):
Academic honesty is expected of all students. Any violation of academic integrity is taken extremely seriously. All assignments and projects must be the original work of the student or teammates. Plagiarism will not be tolerated. Any questions regarding academic integrity should be brought to the attention of the instructor. The following is the Queensborough Community College Policy on Academic Integrity: "It is the official policy of the College that all acts or attempted acts that are violations of Academic Integrity be reported to the Office of Student Affairs. At the faculty member's discretion and with the concurrence of the student or students involved, some cases though reported to the Office of Student Affairs may be resolved within the confines of the course and department. The instructor has the authority to adjust the offender's grade as deemed appropriate, including assigning an F to the assignment or exercise or, in more serious cases, an F to the student for the entire course." Read the University's policy on Academic Integrity opens in a new window(PDF).

Disabilities
Any student who feels that he or she may need an accommodation based upon the impact of a disability should contact the office of Services for Students with Disabilities in Science Building, Room S-132, 718-631-6257, to coordinate reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities. You can visit the Services for Students with Disabilities website.

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