Dance 107 - Dance Conditioning - Wendy Hassenpflug
My name is Wendy Hassenpflug and I teach multiple classes within the dance department at COC, depending on the semester.
Dance Conditioning focuses on conditioning the body and mind, including practice of dance exercises for muscle development, conditioning, strength and flexibility. Using a holistic and integrated approach, students will actively explore the multi-faceted field of dance conditioning.
Dance Conditioning is designed to enrich the student’s understanding of his/her own physical condition. The student will achieve a deeper level of physical preparation for the study of dance technique. We will apply principles of dance conditioning and alignment, including the development of abdominal strength, floor barre practices, flexibility, and placement exercises, as well as selected exercises from both Yoga and Pilates.
What to Expect in this Course
This is an activity course and your physical participation is expected. Skills that are involved in dancing include technical, physical, and anatomical, while others are more mental, philosophical, artistic, spiritual, and personal. Through the use of imagery and visualization, dancers will develop and refine mental skills that precede physical abilities.
Students will submit videos of themselves performing exercises throughout the course. Videos will be viewed only by the professor as an evaluation tool. It is necessary that students have ample room to move while practicing and recording their dance conditioning exercises. A webcam or phone camera will be necessary in order to record and submit videos.
There will be technique assessments for each unit (Dance Conditioning, Pilates & Yoga).
There will be a final written exam.
Final exams include both a written and a practical portion, as well as a self-evaluation.
Types of Assessments
Technique Assessments will include a pre and post assessment for given skills in each unit.
Final will include a written exam, as well as a practical exam.
Textbook Information / Link to ZTC Textbook
There is no required textbook for this class. Instructor provides Course Reader material via Canvas.
Required materials include:
Yoga or Pilates mat
Light Resistance Band
Two tennis balls and a sock
This course can be accessed on the first day of class via Canvas at https://coc.instructure.com. Log into Canvas using your CanyonsID single sign-on:
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Last updated: 08/04/2022 Sub#: 285