Performing Techniques 1

Kingston University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Performing Techniques 1

  • Host University

    Kingston University

  • Location

    London, England

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Successful completion of introductory dance study.

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Course Content:

    The student will learn and consolidate the technical foundations of specific dance forms;
    learn the terminology used in class and develop an understanding of the role and
    function of:
    (i) Dance technique as a key foundation to the development of dance and artistic
    (ii) Dance class as a site for the development of skills and preparation for performance.

    Topics covered include:
    ? Ballet
    ? Contemporary dance (e.g. Cunningham technique, Limón, Graham,
    release, contact)
    ? Natural Movement (Madge Atkinson?s method)
    ? Street Dances (e.g. hip-hop, breaking, Krump, Popping and Locking, B-girl
    and B-boying)
    ? Spanish Dance (e.g. flamenco, escuela bolera)
    ? Reflective Practice
    ? Preparation for performance (e.g. body conditioning)

    Teaching: Practical Sessions and Seminars

    ? Portfolio - 4000 words (100%)
    Similar to study option 1

    Study Option 1 = Whole Year
    Study Option 2 = Autumn
    Study Option 3 = Spring/summer

Course Disclaimer

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Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.


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