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History, Culture & Pedagogy o Early American Modern Dance

This course focuses on developing conceptual, experiential, and pedagogic knowledge in five historical dance education traditions: Graham, Hawkins, Dunham, Horton, and Taylor, and 2 modern fusion techniques that incorporate working with differently abled populations. The course will introduce students to the theories and kinesthetic ideas of each of these choreographer/educators, and students will work closely with the accompanist to learn techniques of accompaniment for these styles. Students will investigate the concepts and constructs of a dance “technique” and what purpose technique classes serve to the dancer and choreographer, including the use of technology and assessment to enhance student experience and comprehension.

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Music and Performing Arts Professions