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MUSC8107 - Musical Theatre Dance 5

Title:Musical Theatre Dance 5
Long Title:Musical Theatre Dance 5
Module Code:MUSC8107
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Advanced
Field of Study: Music & Performing Arts
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2018/19 ( September 2018 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: Deirdre Collins
Module Author: Aisling Byrne Gaughan
Module Description: To refine, increase and develop a secure dance technique with consistent practical and physical skills required for musical theatre dance at industry level
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Integrate essential styles and techniques gained to sustain technical and physical expertise.
LO2 Encourage the further development of stylistic consistency.
LO3 Display the ability to work and devise with accuracy and physical precision within the context of Musical Theatre conventions and practice.
LO4 Demonstrate intelligent engagement with the work and practices of key practitioners.
LO5 Broaden, analyse and explore personal physicality.
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).

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
Dance Technique
Students will be taught exercises at advanced 1 level to further develop stamina, strength, mobility, control, isolation work, pirouettes, steps of elevation and travel including a repertoire of lifts and partner work.
Practical Skills
The student will develop more complex routines and combinations in a variety of styles which may include past/present Musical Theatre repertoire.
Practical Skills
Enable students to increase versatility in their physical skills and integrate their knowledge across all musical theatre disciplines preparing the student for the practical and physical demands of dance within musical theatre productions
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation Jazz Process 1,2,3,4,5 30.0 Every Week
Practical/Skills Evaluation Ballet Process 1,2,3,4,5 30.0 Every Week
Practical/Skills Evaluation Tap Process 1,2,3,4,5 20.0 Every Week
Practical/Skills Evaluation Continuous assessment of input to classes and achievement 1,3,5 20.0 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) Weekly dance classes 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Fitness Sessions 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Independent Learning Individual research, reading and practice 1.0 Every Week 1.00
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
  • Alexander, F. M. 2001, The Use of the Self, Orion [ISBN: 0752843915]
  • Cohen Robert 1986, The Dancers Workshop, Allen and Unwin London
  • Blakey, P. 2008, The Muscle Book, Himalayan Institute Press [ISBN: 0893892637]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_GMUTH_8 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Musical Theatre 5 Mandatory

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