Sabado, Marso 10, 2012

Folkdance, Ethnic and Foreign Dances

PREFACE

“A Modular Approach to Folkdance, Ethnic and Foreign Dances” is written out of the author’s passion for dancing. These modules will provide the opportunities to explore the elements of dance through creative moments, rhythmic activities and dance.

It covers the learning of varied Philippine folkdance, ethnic and foreign dances with emphasis on dance steps and interpretations of dance instructions. It also aims to appreciate, preserve and disseminate the rich dance heritage of the Filipinos and other foreign countries. In the application of this course, the subject attempts a high level of fitness providing a well-rounded person as basic information are required, enjoyed and experienced through the variety of activities.

Furthermore, it is designed for MAPEH major students to study and learn dance and put into application the theories, principles and skills in Folkdance, Ethnic, and Foreign Dances. It also includes a clear understanding and analysis of various dance movements for better comprehensive coverage in teaching Rhythm, Folkdance, Ethnic and Foreign Dance.

PHILOSPHY OF THE COURSE
The course covers the learning of varied Philippine folkdance, ethnic and foreign dances with emphasis on the analysis of dance steps and interpretations of dance instructions. It also aims to appreciate, preserve and disseminate the rich dance heritage of the Filipinos and other foreign countries. In the application of this course, the subject attempts a high level of fitness providing a well-rounded person as basic information are acquired, enjoyed, and experienced through the variety of activities.

SCOPE

A.      Introduction to Folkdance/Dance
1.       Review of Definitions and Concepts of Terms
2.       Review of Origin and Principles of Dance
3.       Review of Philosophy of Dance
4.       Review of the Basic Elements of Dance
5.       Review of Locomotor and Axial Movements
6.       Review of Basic Movements Skills and Positions
7.       Review of the Different Fundamentals in Folk Dancing
B.      Analysis of Dance Steps, Arms, Feet and Body Movements/Positions in All Time Signature of Music
C.      Brief History of the Philippine Culture and Tradition in Dance
1.       Origin and Development of Dance in the Philippines
D.      Classifications of Dance/Philippine Folkdance
1.       Ballet, Modern, Pop, Ballroom, Folkdance
2.       Dances that celebrate Rural Life-Rural Dance
3.       Dances of Non-Christian Filipinos, The Muslim Group- Muslim Dance
4.       Dances Adapted from various European Influences and other Western Influences- Maria Clara Dance
5.       Dances from the Mountain Region of Northern Philippines- Cordillera Dance
6.       Dances of Ethnic Pagan Origin- Tribal Dance
E.       Dance Analysis, Interpretation and Execution of Published Folkdances
1.       Rural Type
2.       Muslim Type
3.       Maria Clara Type
4.       Cordillera Type
5.       Tribal Type
F.       Dances and Music of Foreign Countries
1.       Tarantella (Italy)
2.       Troika (Russian Peasant)
3.       Gallopede (England)
4.       Varsovienne (Germany)
5.       Square Dancing (America)
6.       Hula Dance (Hawaii)
7.       La Curacha (Mexico)
8.       Japanese Parasol Dance (Japan)
9.       Chinese Fan Dance (China)

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