Methodology of Folk Dance 8

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107MEL8 exam 4 26 lecture hours (45 min) of instruction per semester, 31 to 41 hours of self-study Czech summer

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Learning outcomes of the course unit

This course is the climaxand completion of the previous course Folkdance Methods.

Mode of study

Folkdance instruction preparation for professional dancers. Instruction lesson focus on a particular folklore area. Preparation of dance technique material for expanding knowledge in the selected area.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Folkdance Methods 7 is required.

Course contents

Manner of creating an instruction lesson: Students learn the most effective manner of creating a class. First they go through the study year's repertoire for which they are to create the lesson.Students choose from the dances, dance phrases and their variations which are used for working on limberness and possibly for adjustments for the given year's needs. From the step phrases are then selected individual steps which are necessary for the students to learn separately. For individual steps shor or longer phrases are created for practice at the barre and for limberness.

Diverse lessons for various types of dance schools: Students create model instruction lessons and adjust their content for various types of dance schools. Each dance school has it own level and other requirements. First, the most simple lessons are created and later more complex and tehcnically challenging. The students are acquainted with the curriculum for Dance Conservatories and Arts Elementary Schools. The curricula are compared, looking for common and differing requirements which are place on the pupils of those schools. A lot of material is appropriate but there are a lot of small details, particularly for dance conservatory pupils who need to brought to a professional level of dance. In a children's ensemble multi-facted working is needs and efforts towards professional execution is focus on only one dance region, which the ensemble is covering.

Working with literature and adjustment of dance material:

Students search for unusual and not often used dances from mnay various folklore regions. The dances are adjusted generally and particularly so they may be taught to any age category and later be given additional elements up to the mastery of the entire complex dance. Students learn to maintain, in adjustments, the basic structure of the dance in order to work with the given material in two directions - to simplify or make more difficult.

Recommended or required reading

Jelínková, Zdenka: Lidové tance z Kopanic, Brno 1957

Jelínková, Zdenka: Valašské tance, Praha 1954

Karel, Link: Beseda, Český salonní tanec, Praha 1944

Bonuš, František: Společenské tance z doby národního obrození, Plzeň 1966

Bonuš, František; Kos, Bohumil; Mišurec, Zdenek: Zbojnické písně a tance, Praha 1953

Socha, Vincenc: Lašské tance, vlastní náklad 1950

Janáček, Leoš: Národní tance na Moravě, Praha 1987

Vycpálek, Josef: České tance, Praha 1921

Seidl, Jan; Špičák, Josef: Zahrajte mi do kola Praha 1945

Plicka, Karel; Volf, František; Svolinský Karel: Český rok (jaro, léto, podzim, zima), Praha 1947 - 1960

Binderová, Eva: České lidové tance pro I.-VIII. roč. hudební a taneční školy, SPN Praha 1990

Mázorová, Mária; Ondrejka, Kliment a kol.: Slovenské ludové tance, Bratislava 1991

Assessment methods and criteria

Preparations for instruction of folkdance for 7th years students, creation of a model instruction lesson. Preparation of dance variations with firm and not firm relationships to the music accompaniment - Bohemia, Moravia, Silesia. Simplification of variations and other adjustments to prepared variations for various types of dance studies and dance conservatories.



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