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DRAM8008 - Dance 1

Title:Dance 1
Long Title:Dance 1
Module Code:DRAM8008
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: An introduction to core dance genres and associated techniques
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 demonstrate an understanding of a variety of dance genre terms and apply the associated skills with accuracy and control
LO2 perform and retain complex movement sequences
LO3 demonstrate an appropriate development of control, flexibility and co-ordination.
LO4 evaluate and critique a dance performance in an informed manner
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).

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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.

The physical capacity to engage with the requirements of the module

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Dance technique exercises
Exercises to develop strength, flexibility, linear awareness and balance
Dance Technique
Techniques and terms used in formal dance training and performance
Dance Sequences
Dance sequences in a variety of styles and genres
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Performance Evaluation An end of semester performance of material learnt in class. 1,3 30.0 Sem End
Short Answer Questions Short paper on dance terminology 1 10.0 Week 6
Written Report A short critique on a dance performance attended 4 20.0 Week 10
Practical/Skills Evaluation An evaluation of the students' committment and performance every week in class. 1,2,3 40.0 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) Practical Dance Class 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Personal practice and study 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

Recommended Book Resources
  • Jacqueline M. Smith-Autard 2002, The Art of Dance in Education, 2nd Ed., Methuen Drama [ISBN: 0713661755]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Stodelle, E. 1978, The Dance Technique of Doris Humphrey, ebook (2004) Ed., Princeton Book Company [ISBN: 9780871272782]
  • Lewis, D. 1984, The Illustrated Dance Technique of Jose Limon, Harper and Row [ISBN: 0060151854]
  • Eric Franklin 2004, Conditioning for dance, Human Kinetics Champaign, IL [ISBN: 0-7360-4156-7]
  • Jacqui Greene Haas 2010, Dance anatomy, Human Kinetics Champaign, IL [ISBN: 0-7360-8193-3]
  • Eric Franklin 1996, Dance imagery for technique and performance, Human Kinetics Champaign, IL [ISBN: 0-87322-943-6]
  • Gayanne Grossman 2015, Dance Science: Anatomy, Movement Analysis & Conditioning, Dance Horizons [ISBN: 0871273888]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
  • video: Dance Horizon 1992, Doris Humphrey Technique
  • website: www.danceadvantage.net

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_GTHDR_8 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Theatre and Drama Studies 5 Elective

Cork Institute of Technology
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