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DANCE 275

Polynesian Dance Technique 1

Dance College of Fine Arts and Communications

Course Description

Intermediate techniques and skills of selected dances from throughout the Polynesian Islands.

When Taught

Fall and Winter

Grade Rule

Grade Rule 8: A, B, C, D, E, I (Standard grade rule)

Min

1

Fixed

1

Fixed

0

Fixed

3

Other Prerequisites

Dance 175 or previous experience.

Title

Technical Skill and Artistry

Learning Outcome

Students will demonstrate movement technique and styles of selected Polynesian dances. 

Title

Technical Skill and Artistry

Learning Outcome

Students will establish stylistically correct alignment, placement, and weight shifting. 

Title

Research and Theory

Learning Outcome

Students will develop a greater understanding and appreciation for the Polynesian culture through music, costuming, and history. 

Title

Technical Skill and Artistry

Learning Outcome

Students will show accurate sequential movement patterns, step combinations and rhythms.