Dec 03, 2022  
2018-2019 SUNY Potsdam Academic Catalog 
    
2018-2019 SUNY Potsdam Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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DANC 130 - Understanding Dance


4 Credit(s)

Gen Ed: AC & FS credit.
This course is an introduction to dance history and dance appreciation. The course develops one’s ability to look at and understand dance as a vital art form. The purpose of this course is to provide students with an overview of dance-as an art form, a cultural activity, and a mode of creative expression. This course will introduce students to some of the key people, events, and concepts that underlie the development of Western Theatrical Dance-primarily ballet, modern dance, and jazz dance. Students will be involved in (a) the viewing, discussing, and critiquing of dance in live and video formats, (b) reading and writing about dance (c) physically exploring elements of dance, and (d) making speeches and other public oral presentations about dance. Spring.



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