Dance Technique and Anatomy of Movement

This course provides laboratories and cross-genre dance technique to facilitate a somatic understanding of kinesiology. Students identify limitations and expand individual expression. Technique class will integrate ballet and modern techniques while emphasizing values of exploration and risk-taking. Movement labs will integrate research in functional anatomy/kinesiology and diverse systems of somatic education to understand both the potential of neuro-motor development & physiological systems. Classes will provide freedom of exploration in all genres of dance and give students knowledge to strengthen physicality and movement repertoire.

Sample reading list:
Blandine Calais-Germain and Stephen Anderson, Anatomy of Movement. 2nd ed
Irene Dowd, Taking Root to Fly. 3rd Ed
Irmgard Bartenieff, Body Movement, Coping with the Environment, 7th edition
Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, Sensing, Feeling and Action, Experiential Anatomy of Body

Reading/Writing assignments:
20-30 pages of reading per week. One written response and/or one movement assignment each week.

Prerequisites and Restrictions

Must have taken DAN 207, 209, 219, 220, 319, 419, 420, 431, 432 or equivalent dance experience.



Fridays, 11:00 am - 12:50 pm
Mondays, 4:30 - 6:20 pm
Wednesdays, 4:30 - 6:20 pm