Percussive Step Styles

Percussive Step Styles
Technique and theory, fusing a diversity of percussive dance styles including, but not limited to, French Canadian Gigue, Cape Breton Step, Power Tap, traditional and contemporary Clog Dance. Composition and improvisation included.
 Hours1.0 Credit, 0.0 Lecture, 3.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesTwo of three possible courses: Dance 371 or 335 or 374R.
 TaughtFall even years
 ProgramsContaining DANCE 474R
Course Outcomes

Speed, Clarity, and Precision in Percussive Footwork

1. Students will gain speed, clarity and precise technique in various styles of percussive footwork.

Coordination, Motor Memory, Fine and Gross Motor Skills

2. Students will improve coordination, motor memory, fine and gross motor skills.

Alignment, Placement, and Weight Shifts

3. Students will demonstrate correct alignment, placement and weight shifts.

Movement Sequences and Patterns

4. Students will learn sequences and patterns of movement.

Improvisation and Composition

5. Students will apply the theory and process of improvisation and composition.

Movement Terminology

6. Students will learn the current movement vocabulary and or terminology.

Self Evaluation and Correction

7. Students will gain a kinesthetic perception and concentration in order to self-evaluate and self correct.