DANC 3510, Physics and Kinesiology for Dancers I (For Majors)
This course is designed for students with an emphasis in dance, and for students interested in science of dance and human body movement. It provides students with a fundamental understanding of the laws of physics and basic anatomical knowledge pertinent to dance training and performing. This course will serve as a pre-requisite and foundation before moving into the more in-depth material emphasized in DANC4510, Physics and Kinesiology for Dancers II.
- An understanding of the intrinsic relationship between dance and physics.
- An understanding of the physics laws and principles applied to dance techniques.
- An understanding of how the laws and principles of physics apply to dance movements.
- The ability to understand the scientific instructions for executing dance techniques.
- The ability to follow the scientific instructions to execute dance techniques and prevent injuries.
- The ability to utilize the knowledge of physics to improve efficiency of learning dance techniques.
- An understanding of the primary tissues of the body and their functions.
- The ability to name and locate all the bones in the skeletal system as well as an understanding of bone composition, structure, development and growth.
- An understanding of joint architecture and joint movement terminology.
- An understanding of body orientation terminology.
- An understanding of skeletal muscle structure and function.
- The ability to name and locate all major muscles and their functions.