Folk Dance Techniques 6

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107TEL6 Z 2 2T Czech summer

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Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students master the linking of steps of selected dances. They securely master various regional steps.

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. Creating variations of the steps and dances covered and their phrasing and variations. Creation of a model folkdance training lesson.

Course contents

Technically challenging steps arranged into each lesson: In each instruction lesson are arranged difficult dance steps and special forms. Students learn to watch for errors in execution, find reasons for the errors and correct them. In mutual observation students learn to attend to differences in execution in different dancers. There is an effort to unify execution and guide it towards precision. Students improve their skills in execution of the assigned steps and step motifs.

Dance Steps: Lašský Mazur, Roveňačka, Zbojnická a Káčer, Rejdovák a Rejdovačka, Dratenik a Kozok, Kopaničářský čardáš, Starodávný, Zbujan, Pletený, Skočná: Students, continue to work on their dance notation and help each other learn this. Practicing the step motifs of individual dance is inescapable.

Step motifs: Mazurka three-step with presentation of a partner, Wallachian step with turning the girl around the man, Cval with changes in direction, two-reel with diagonal procession and before and with turning in pairs, Rejdováková Sousedska with changing places and walking under the arm, Polka Rejdovačka with changes in movement direction, with changing dancer places revese in jumps and entire turns, Polka with changes in opposite dancer place, Průplet in 4 dancers. heel-toe steps from the Kopaničářský Čardaš, turning the girl from side to side with jumps and the Wallachian step, split stop of the Starodavný, Lašská Polka in Rusavsky hold and turning pairs, large and small Vybíjaný, Small Vybíjaný in turning in pairs, various types of Průplet and weaving a girls procession and braind, Jumps in phrases and other steps, rhythmic squats and accompanying high arm movements in 1/2 turns and 1&1/2 turns.

Recommended or required reading

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

Bonuš, František: Lašské tance, SNKLHU Praha 1951.

Bonuš, František; Kos, Bohumil: Lidové tance ve školní tělesné výchově (doprovodný text ke gramofonovým nahrávkám) Supraphon Praha 1984.

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

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

Vycpálek, Josef: České tance, Praha 1921.

Jelínková, Zdenka: Lidové tance z Kopanic, Brno 1957.

Jelínková, Zdenka: Valašské tance, SNKLHU Praha 1953.

Jindřich, Jindřich: Jindřichův chodský zpěvník, Domažlice 1929-1930.

Zálešák, Cyril: Pohronské tance, Martin 1953.

Socha, Vincenc: Lašské tance, vlastní náklad Lhotka 1950.

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

Assessment methods and criteria

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



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