Fall 2015 - Undergraduate Course Descriptions
Description of Course:
Stretch, Conditioning, Alignment is designed to enrich the students understanding of his/her own physical condition. The student will achieve a deeper level of physical preparation for the study of dance technique.The course will encourage students to learn about and apply alignment and flexibility practices that will support progress in most physical activities. The course will apply principles of dance conditioning and alignment including the development of abdominal strength, floor barre practices, flexibility and placement exercises and. selected exercises from yoga and Pilates. Students will address specific individual conditioning, flexibility, and alignment goals.
Students must dress to exercise: Sweat pants or dance pants and t-shirts are required. Shorts can replace pants but must be worn with bike style shorts underneath. Shoes are not required. Yoga mats are not required but are recommended.
Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:
Students will keep a journal - a spiral bound notebook is recommended for this purpose.Students will also design a Personal Workout Program based on current and anticipated fitness goals and applying the course material.