Kinesiology for Dancers

Kinesiology for Dancers
Study and analysis of the neuromusculoskeletal system in practical application to dance for more efficient use of the body and reduction of injuries.
 Hours4.0 Credit, 4.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesPDBIO 220 & DANCE 230
 TaughtWinter, Spring odd years
 ProgramsContaining DANCE 342
Course Outcomes

Joint and Muscle Group Movement

1. Identify actions and roles of specific joints and muscle groups while moving and stationary

Correcting Skeletal Alignment

2. Identify correct skeletal alignment, as well as incorrect alignment and skeletal deviations common to dancers.

Skeletal Misalignment

3. Identify chain reactions of skeletal misalignment, and muscular imbalances that commonly occur in the presence of a given misalignment.

Body Structure and Function

4. Identify individual differences in body structure and function, and outline specific strategies for working with those differences.

Body Education Procedures

5. Outline appropriate procedures to address bodily education/re-education through neurological, muscular and skeletal means.

Area of Specialization

6. Demonstrate explicit knowledge in one self-selected dance and science related topic.