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DRAM8048 - Dance 3

Title:Dance 3
Long Title:Dance 3
Module Code:DRAM8048
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Advanced
Field of Study: Drama
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2017/18 ( September 2017 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: Deirdre Collins
Module Author: Aisling Byrne Gaughan
Module Description: A technique class developing the genres of jazz and classical dance
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 develop their own practice to learn movement sequences with speed and accuracy
LO2 execute movements correctly and optimally
LO3 absorb and comprehend complex rhythmic elements within a dance sequence
LO4 develop their own stamina, stability, flexibility and strength
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named MTU module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).

12416 DRAM8050 Dance 2
Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
No incompatible modules listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

No requirements listed

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Developing accuracy through co-ordinated movement, correct placement, line and sense of space as applied to both jazz and classical genres
Health and Safety
Establishing a personal practice that is safe and sustainable
Dance Movement & Vocabulary
Dance improvisation showing interpretive & musical response
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Performance Evaluation Solo and ensemble performance in class showcase 1,2,3,4 40.0 Sem End
Essay Essay on a dance-related topic 3 10.0 Sem End
Practical/Skills Evaluation Ongoing assessment of student's development and focus within the class 1,3,4 50.0 Every Week
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Coursework Only
This module is reassessed solely on the basis of re-submitted coursework. There is no repeat written examination.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecturer-Supervised Learning (Contact) Dance Class 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Practice and reading 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Supplementary Book Resources
  • Dorte Wessel-Therhorn 1996, Jazz Dance Training, Meyer & Meyer Sport Oxford [ISBN: 1-84126-041-X]
  • Jacqui Greene Haas 2010, Dance anatomy, Human Kinetics Champaign, IL [ISBN: 0-7360-8193-3]
  • Eric Franklin 2004, Conditioning for dance, Human Kinetics Champaign, IL [ISBN: 0-7360-4156-7]
  • Dance UK 2005, Fit to Dance 2 [ISBN: 978-095156318]
  • Grieg, V 1994, Inside Ballet Technique, Princeton Books [ISBN: 978-087127191]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_GTHDR_8 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Theatre and Drama Studies 7 Elective

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