Folk Dance Techniques 4

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107TEL4 Z 2 2T Czech summer

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Learning outcomes of the course unit

Instruction continues in the mastery of steps and forms of various folklore areas. The technical challenge in steps and phrases is increased.

Mode of study

Performance of presented dances. Individual variations and whole dances with their variants. Students develop their skills in a dance hall.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Active participation in lessons. Creation of variations from coverd steps and their phrasing. Creation of a model lesson in folkdance training.

Course contents

Technique basis of the area: Each student learns the dance steps of the areas individually. Precise performance of the steps is in each region different, therefore it is necessary to devote to it great attention. Each dance steps is executed with various space, tempo and rhythm changes. It is possible to come close to the performance of the steps in character with the covered region.

Variations and manners of steps performance: Technically mastered steps are joined into a larger whole which is possble to join and then change. First, simple then more technically challenging steps from some dances. Later students enrich the step basics with their own innovations and skills. Bringing this to dance in pairs is another further step in working with the steps. Pair dance is the basis of folkdance and therefore great attention is given to it. We find here the foundations of partner work and addtional dance techniques.

Selected dances from folklore regions" Some dances and possibly their variations are selected from the wide offering of regions:

Step combinations: Vyšlapávaná Sousedská with whirling circle step. Hopping step and jumps - alternating number of individual steps with the usual and less frequent manners, Hopping Obkročák in pairs with turning the girl and with a changing of girls in the circle. Joining two-beat and three=beat steps into variations for preparations of the Mateník, ex: Sousedská - hopping Obkročák, Sousedska - smoot Obkročák, polka - Sousedská Hladká, Polka- Mazurka and other possible combinations. Straight Lašská Polka in individual turns and turns in pairs, Smooth Obkročák in pairs with combinations of turning together and away from each other. Průplet in 4s. Turning pairs in a rear cross hold in a stroll, run and hopping step.

Western Bohemia - Rokycanská, Náš Pán nemůže, Sýkorka, Pantoflíčky, Bublavá, Pardubačká

Lašsko - Cigan, Požehnaný, Dráteník, Čeladenský, Pilky, Mazur, Ondraš.

Recommended or required reading

Bonuš, František: Lašské tance, SNKLHU Praha 1951.

Bonuš, František, Kos Bohumil, Mišurec Z.: Zbojnické písně a tance, Praha 1953.

Kos, Bohumil: Lidové tance ve školní tělesné výchově, SPN Praha 1983.

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

Socha, Vincenc: Lašské tance, vlastní náklad Lhotka 1950

Vycpálek, Josef: České tance, Praha 1921

Zálešák, Cyril: Pohronské tance, Martin 1953

Assessment methods and criteria

Credit is awarded based on: activity in exercises, knowledge of the dances covered and their variations.



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