Music for Dancers


Exploration of the elements of music, music structures, and their relationship to movement and dance. Practical emphasis on rhythmic fundamentals, rhythm notation, musicality, mindful listening, and how they apply to choreography/composition and dance class. In-class movement, rhythm, and listening exercises, both solo and in groups, along with written and creative assignments, using drums, voice, body percussion and digital audio. The goal of this course is to provide musical training for dance/movement artists. Requirements: no musical training required to take the class, however, students should be able to create/choreograph/improvise movement phrases.
Curriculum Codes
  • ALP
Cross-Listed As
  • MUSIC 342
Typically Offered