Morley Tanztheater Performance Group

When and Where

Dates
8 Sep 2020 - 1 Dec 2020 (18 hours, 12 weeks)
Days and times
Tuesday 16:45 - 18:15
Tuesday 16:15 - 17:45
Location
Online Plus (Waterloo Centre)

Cost

Full fee
£155
Concession fee
£115
Senior fee now part of Concession fee

Quick Facts

Availability
This course has started but late enrolments are accepted.
Tutor
Adrian Look
Course code
DCO027A

What you will learn

Develop dance skills to communicate a personal and collective expression of emotion and narrative through a rich mix of vocal and physical language. Work towards sharing your skills through performance.

Achievement on your course will be measured by whether you meet the following learning outcomes. At the start of the course you will have an opportunity to discuss these with your tutor and set your own personal targets, linked to the learning outcomes and future goals i.e. progression to an advanced-level course.

By the end of the course you will be able to

  • Develop an initial idea into a dance sequence or action
  • Explore movement related elements through short excursions (movement improvisation, speech etc.)
  • Learn material from others and work effectively together as a team
  • Perform with expression, precision and passion

Class format and activities

Mode of delivery: Online Plus
For sessions when students will be participating in class remotely, via live-stream link-up – and thus joining fellow students located in-studio, you will be guided how to adapt studio-based exercises in order to participate effectively throughout the class.
The tutor will also set assessment activities involving student exchange of ideas and student self-assessment for all students, whether you are participating in-studio or via live-stream.

We will be using Microsoft Teams as our online platform for live-stream link-up. Additionally, use of other platforms such as Microsoft Stream and Moodle may be used for sharing useful web links, course materials and class news.

In order to ensure that you make the best possible progress on your course, you will have regular feedback from your tutor, in a constructive and supportive environment.

Entry requirements

Creativity and openness to improvisation are essential for this course. The actual complexity of the generated dance sequences will depend on your personal level and can be adapted. Thus, even if you do not have the best dance technique, you will enjoy and profit from this course. You should join if:
• you want to explore and develop new ways of expressing emotions through movements
• you enjoy working in a team and creating something together
• you want to learn more about composition and choreography
• you like to present work as part of a performance

What you need to know before you enrol

This is a practical dance course so a reasonable level of fitness is needed. If you have any particular learning needs with regard to mobility or any other aspect of working physically, please speak to your tutor so that appropriate adaptations may be made.

Excellent attendance and punctuality will be required from all students. This course will include some completion of activities outside of class time, e.g. preparation of favourite exercises to share with fellow students.

Photography and film recording of class activities may be used in order to aid learning. These images may also be used for publicity or marketing materials produced by Morley College, both online and in print. You will have the opportunity to either confirm or decline consent to being filmed or photographed.

Dance study offers a range of benefits including being an enjoyable way to increase fitness whilst enhancing well-being. Dance practice at Morley can also serve to enhance skills relevant for employment by means of encouraging increased confidence, physical dexterity and concentration.

What you will need for your class

• An open mind and creative ideas
• Water
• Towel
• Dance clothes
• Pen and notebook / electronic device

What you can do next

Morley College offers an exciting and diverse range of dance courses. Please visit our website, pick up a course guide or contact dance@morleycollege.ac.uk for further information.