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DRAM8050 - Dance 2

Title:Dance 2
Long Title:Dance 2
Module Code:DRAM8050
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: JOHN O CONNOR
Module Description: Developing practical responses to formal choreography in two dance genres
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 demonstrate the ability to perform movement sequences with accuracy of form and style
LO2 perform choreographed sequences in two genres
LO3 demonstrate an understanding of diverse rhythms within dance phrases
LO4 exhibit an awareness of and sensitivity to other dancers
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).

12415 DRAM8008 Dance 1
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
Technical Approaches
Study and application of a variety of recognised approaches, including Laban and Cunningham
Elements of Movement
Exploring aspects of Space, Time, Energy and Movement
Trust and Relaxation
The relationship with Self and Other - clarifying personal and physical boundaries and limitations.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Written Report A critique/review of a dance show attended during the semester 3,4 10.0 Week 10
Performance Evaluation Performance of dance sequence learnt in class 1,2,3,4 40.0 Sem End
Practical/Skills Evaluation Ongoing assessment of commitment to class and work within the practical sessions 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) Movement class 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Practice, Preparation 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
  • Buckroyd, J. 2000, The Student Dancer, Dance Books London [ISBN: 1852730749]
  • Jacqueline M. Smith-Autard 2010, Dance Composition: A Practical Guide to Creative Success in Dance Making, Methuen Drama [ISBN: 1408115646]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Crickmay, C. & Tufnell, M. 2014, Body Space Image, Dance Books London [ISBN: 1852730412]
  • Blom, L.A. & Chaplin L.T. 2000, The Moment of Movement, Dance Books London [ISBN: 1852730099]
  • Franklin, E. 1996, Dynamic Alignment Through Imagery, Human Kinetics [ISBN: 0-87322-475-2]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
  • Website: www.danceadvantage.net

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_GTHDR_8 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Theatre and Drama Studies 6 Elective

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