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- Identify actions and roles of specific joints and muscle groups while moving and stationary.
- Identify correct skeletal alignment, as well as incorrect alignment and skeletal deviations common to dancers.
- Identify chain reactions of skeletal misalignment, and muscular imbalances that commonly occur in the presence of a given misalignment.
- Identify individual differences in body structure and function, and outline specific strategies for working with those differences.
- Outline appropriate procedures to address bodily education/re-education through neurological, muscular and skeletal means.
- Demonstrate explicit knowledge in one self-selected dance and science related topic.
Research Topics Paper, Original Study or Project
Students will do one of the following of their choice:
- Choose, research and write about a current topic related to Dance Science;
- Design a research study, collect, interpret and report data relating to a topic of interest related to Dance Kinesiology;
- Create a substantial, pre-approved project that applies significant principles of Dance Science in a creative or pedagogical way.
Students may work individually or in teams. If choosing to work as a team, each student will be equally responsible for the quality of the finished product (See assignment guidelines in packet).
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