Polynesian Dance: Practice and Theory, Technique 1

Polynesian Dance: Practice and Theory, Technique 1
Accelerated ethnic dance technique from the Polynesian culture.
 Hours1.0 Credit, 0.0 Lecture, 3.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesDance 173R or previous experience.
 TaughtFall, Winter
Course Outcomes

Beginning Technique and Theory

Students will learn beginning Polynesian dance skills with proper technique and theory in the styles of Modern Hawaiian, Maori and Tahiti dance syles.

Polynesian Dance History

Students will gain a knowledge of the history of Polynesian dance including myths and legends.

Enhanced Coordination and Rhythm

Students will enhance their coordination and rhythm.

Correct Alignment and Posture

Students will develop correct alignment and posture in the various styles of Polynesian dance.

Polynesian Terminology

Students will learn a movement vocabulary using correct Polynesian terminology.

Polynesian Music and Costumes

Students will gain a basic knowledge of the music and costumes of Polynesian dance.