Folk Dance 2 (Dance Education)
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Learning outcomes of the course unit
The course aim is to manage dance elements (steps, holds, etc.) of Czech and Moravian folkdance. An understanding of the variety of folkdance.
Mode of study
This course is directly linked to Folk Dance 1 and expands to cover further steps and dances. Adoption of basic steps, dances and their variations in Moravia and Silesia. The dance of individual areas and their particulars and differences.
Prerequisites and co-requisites
Completion of Folkdance 1. Dance experience and a fundamental knowledge of folkdance are required.
Historical layers of dances: Dance with no firm connection to musical accompaniment (Whirling dances, reels) and younger dnaces with firm connections to musical accompaniment (figure dances). Peculiarities in our country, solo men's dances (male jumps).
Basic types of dances: for each historical period a typical dance is chosen. Dances with unfixed links to musical accompaniment: Turning, Wiggling, Peasant - Dances with firm links to musical accompaniment: Černá vlnka, Zbujan, Čeladenský, Starodávný, Cófavá - Men's Jump: Ondraš, Odzemek, Verbuňk.
Movement preparations for individual areas: for each individual section movement preparations are made. Students adopt basic and special steps occuring in the given area. By comparing the executions of one step in various folklore areas the student track small differences which are the foundation for the color of our folk dance.
Dances of individual area: In classes students learn the most typical dances of individual areas: Silesia, Zbujan, Lašsko - Čeladenský, Pilky, Valašsko - Točená, Černá vlna, Starodávný; Haná - Trojke, Cófavá. Moravian Slovacko - Vrtěná, Verbuňk. We look for multiple variations in different collections, compare them and then enrich them with our ideas for adjustment and changes which are appropriate for the given dance.
Recommended or required reading
Bonuš, František; Kos, Bohumil; Mišurec, Zdenek: Zbojnické písně a tance, Praha 1953
Jelínková, Zdenka: Valašské tance, Praha 1954
Jelínková, Zdenka: Lidové tance z Kopanic, Brno 1957
Socha, Vincenc: Lašské tance, vlastní náklad 1950
Janáček, Leoš: Národní tance na Moravě, Praha 1987
Assessment methods and criteria
Direct active participation in lessons, knowledge of at least two dances, assigned warm-up for a folkdance lesson and one dance from a selected publication.
No schedule has been prepared for this course
The subject is a part of the following study plans
- Dance Pedagogy (Bc) (required subject with the possibility of repeat registration)
- Dance Pedagogy (Bc) - Classical Dance (required subject with the possibility of repeat registration)
- Dance Pedagogy (Bc) - Modern Dance (required subject with the possibility of repeat registration)
- Dance Pedagogy (Bc) - Folk Dance (required subject with the possibility of repeat registration)