Dance Movement Habits
Recommended Size 8 - 30
Programme Format On-site
Cost $150.00 Per hour
Primary Art Form - Sub-Genre Dance - Contemporary, Hip-hop/K-pop, Urban, Interpretive, Choreography
Student Profile Secondary Lower, Secondary Upper, JC/CI, ITE
Secondary Art Form - Sub-Genre -
Venue (where applicable)
Programme Synopsis Dance Movement Habits is a freestyle and improvisation dance programme aimed at expanding students’ freestyle vocabulary, and refining their dance identity. Improvisation and freestyle dance provide an open-ended approach that diverges from the usual ‘classroom’ setting in our Dance Enrichment classes and CCAs. As students receive more opportunity and exposure to learn or watch dance at an increasingly younger age, they start developing their dance vocabulary earlier and this opens up the door to a more exploratory approach that taps into their inventive and critical thinking. The added emphasis on watching, discussing, reflecting on lesson content also provides the opportunity for students to appreciate diversity in dance as a medium and as persons as well. The lesson content will be a combination of: - Movement approaches from both street dance and contemporary dance - Individual (guided and exploratory) and group improvisation exercises - Use of concepts, imagery and themes to enhance dance story-telling or techniques - Recordings of the dance sessions (subject to participants’ comfort), discussions and personalised feedback This course aims to help the students to progress in the following aspects: - Know themselves better, decide on a goal/direction and grow their style/artistic direction as a dancer - Recognise their existing limitations in dance freestyle and then develop on a habit/mindset that targets that limitation - Learn how to move with and without techniques/genre restrictions - Experiment with / learn from different ways of moving through functional movement, gestural movement and creative movement - Familiarity and feeling comfortable in movement and freestyle with a consistent group in a safe space that promotes honest voicing of opinions and critique for learning
Focus Areas Acquire Skills & Knowledge, Articulate Thoughts & Ideas
Point of Emphasis Not applicable
Lesson Goal #1 To make use of Improvisation Concepts, Tools and Movement Vocabulary learned to better express themselves through improvisational dance.
Lesson Goal #2 To appreciate diversity in terms of movement, creative interpretation, cultural and dance background, thought and opinion of other students.
Lesson Goal #3 To contribute and communicate their thoughts and opinion, and be open-minded to the content and interpretation of the lesson and other students
Visualiser, Audio/Sound System
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