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    MODERN DANCE I #9933

    Grades: All grade levels (.5 Credit)

    Prerequisites: Students must have previously taken Wellness I, or currently be scheduled in Wellness I in order to be eligible for this course.

    Course Materials: Appropriate dance attire with bare feet and/or socks.

    Course Descriptions: This course is designed for the beginning dancer with no previous dance experience who is looking for an introductory course of dance. This course consists of learning and performing basic levels of the Graham and Horton modern dance techniques. Class is structured just as a professional contemporary dance class with a warm-up, across the floor progressions, center combinations, improvisation and choreography. Students will learn and develop movement skills and weight shifts characteristic of the Graham and Horton technique such as: fall-recovery, contract-release, swings, "flat back" and coccyx balance. We also view dances on video to further expose students to Modern Dance from a global perspective. Students may also participate in community and school performances.