Character Dance

Character Dance
Male and female techniques of traditional Hungarian, Polish, and Ukrainian folk forms stylized with classical ballet discipline.
 Hours1.0 Credit, 0.0 Lecture, 3.0 Lab
 ProgramsContaining DANCE 192
Course Outcomes

Technique Objectives

Each student will:

  1. Acquire improved awareness and appreciation of the dances of other nations.
  2. Acquire improved awareness of rhythm, style and presentation.
  3. Practice active class participation and the practice of a movement vocabulary and technique standard which describes the "A" grade achievement criteria.

Writing Objectives

Each student will:

  1. acquire a knowledge of the history and purpose of Character Dance by passing an objective written exam.
  2. develop analytical skills and apply sound writing skills by first, attending a live folk dance (or character performance in ballet), and second, submitting a written critique of that live ballet performance following the guidelines provided.

Participation Objectives

Each student will:

  1. achieve an 80% participation requirement as a prerequisite for a grade.