DANC 1160, Music For Dance (For Majors and Non-majors)

(2.0 credits)

Course Description
This course presents a fundamental approach to the basic elements of music with an emphasis on its specific relationship to dance.

Course Objectives

  1. Identify and understand the basic elements of music: melody, harmony, rhythm, timbre and basic musical forms.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the common language between music and dance by attaining a working knowledge of music notation, meter, and rhythmic schemes.
  3. Hear, play, improvise, and notate rhythm patterns with voice, instrument and body percussion.
  4. Effectively listen to and analyze music as it is used in the choreographic process.
  5. Compose and conduct a four-part rhythm based score for choreography.