Movement Sciences

DNCE BC 2501
Biomechanics for the Dancer: Theory and Practice

Links conditioning skills, movement therapies, and neuromuscular patterning through the process of building strength, alignment, and awareness in essential musculature needed for foundational work in ballet and other forms of dance.
Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of dance technique in ballet or modern.
3 points

DNCE BC 2562
Movement Analysis
An introduction to the theories and methods of movement analysis, focusing on its application to dance performance and research. Through lectures, readings, integrative movement exercises, and observation labs, students will learn to analyze and describe the qualitative aspects of human movement; to notate movement in motif writing; and to refine their ability to move efficiently and expressively.
Prerequisite: An intermediate or advanced dance technique course or permission of the instructor.
3 points

DNCE BC 2573
Applied Anatomy for Human Movement

Dancers and other movers will acquire concrete, scientific information about anatomy and integrate this knowledge into their sensed experience of movement. Through readings, lecture/discussions and movement practice, students will explore: (1) structure and function of bones and joints, (2) muscles, neuromuscular function and coordination, (3) motor cognition and learning. This course is a co-requisite for the Human Anatomy Laboratory BIOL 2574.
3 points

BIOL BC 2574
Laboratory in Human Anatomy

This new interdisciplinary laboratory course will introduce students to the practices of creative and scientific research in anatomy. The laboratory course will offer students “hands-on” opportunities to view cadaveric specimens, to collect, analyze and communicate scientific information/data related to anatomy and to explore the use of anatomical information to generate creative movement and choreography.
Prerequisites: Ongoing dance (or other movement) practice is a co-requisite; or permission from the instructor.
Corequisites: DNCE BC 2573
3 points