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DAN-1030-VO01S - Body Awareness

Synchronous Class

Synchronous courses are delivered through a combination of online and regularly-scheduled Zoom sessions. In synchronous classes, students must attend Zoom sessions and actively engage with each other and faculty in course activities and discussions.

Synonym: 207898
Location: Online
Credits: 3 (45 hours)
Synchronous Section: This course has schedule meeting dates and times online via Zoom. See below or consult Self Service - Search for Courses and Sections for specific dates and times.
In-Person Meeting Day/Times via Zoom: Friday, 12:15P - 02:15P
Semester Dates: 09-10-2021 to 12-17-2021
Last day to drop without a grade: 09-27-2021 - Refund Policy
Last day to withdraw (W grade): 11-08-2021 - Refund Policy
Faculty: Tracy Martin | View Faculty Credentials
This course has started, please contact the offering academic center about registration

This section meets the following VSC General Education Requirement(s) for Catalog Year 21-22 and later:
Arts & Aesthetics
  1. Many degree programs have specific general education recommendations. In order to avoid taking unnecessary classes, please consult with additional resources like your program evaluation, your academic program catalog year page, and your academic advisor.
  2. Courses may only be used to meet one General Education Requirement.

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Course Description:

This course develops the posture and movement of the body through examination and practice of a variety of body awareness techniques. Emphasis is on the importance of proper alignment, energy flow, flexibility and strength, body/breath coordination and tension-relief exercises.

Essential Objectives:

1. Explore body awareness theories and techniques such as yoga, tai chi, or visualization meditation.
2. Understand how to recognize and relieve tension through exercise, proper alignment, energy flow, flexibility, and strength.
3. Practice dance improvisation as a foundation toward developing personal movement and freedom of creative expression.
4. Describe basic skeletal structure, joint and muscle function, and body mechanics through experiential studies.
5. Explain how awareness of the body and of its movement serves as a foundation for human expression through global and contemporary dance forms.
6. Discuss how body awareness provides a foundation for a variety of expressive forms, including dance, music, and visual arts.


Body Awareness is structured into two parts. Every two hour class offers the first hour as a highly physical follow-along dance class method. Offering some guided improvisation as well. The second hour is when students are assigned a specific movement 'task' or assignment enabling individual creativity and nurturing self expression.

Evaluation Criteria:

Body Awareness is a highly experiential synchronous class, this means your active weekly participation is the largest part of how I evaluate each student. I believe everyone learns to their own unique ability. My requirement for your participation is that you apply yourself to your best ability each week.

Grading Criteria:

Body Awareness is a synchronous course, therefore participation on Zoom is 40% of every week's grade. Weekly on-line journal assignments constitute 20% as do weekly on-line discussion posts. The Final Project is a class presentation and a written research paper of your choosing (based on your personal practice).


DAN-1030-VO01S Link to Textbooks for this course in eCampus.

The last day to use a Financial Aid advance to purchase textbooks is the 3rd Tuesday of the semester. See your financial aid counselor at your academic center if you have any questions.

Contact Faculty:

Email: Tracy Martin
Hiring Coordinator for this course: Jennifer Gundy

Attendance Policy:

It is my expectation that each student be present for all zoom classes. Of course, there are extenuating circumstances that may arise to prevent this. I always appreciate an email - in the case of illness this will be marked as an 'excused absence'.

Any student with more than 3 absences may not earn credit for this course.

All on-line work is to be turned in on-time or lose pts for each day delayed.

Accessibility Services for Students with Disabilities: CCV strives to mitigate barriers to course access for students with documented disabilities. To request accommodations, please

  1. Provide disability documentation to the Accessibility Coordinator at your academic center.
  2. Request an appointment to meet with accessibility coordinator to discuss your request and create an accommodation plan.
  3. Once created, students will share the accommodation plan with faculty. Please note, faculty cannot make disability accommodations outside of this process.

Academic Honesty: CCV has a commitment to honesty and excellence in academic work and expects the same from all students. Academic dishonesty, or cheating, can occur whenever you present -as your own work- something that you did not do. You can also be guilty of cheating if you help someone else cheat. Being unaware of what constitutes academic dishonesty (such as knowing what plagiarism is) does not absolve a student of the responsibility to be honest in his/her academic work. Academic dishonesty is taken very seriously and may lead to dismissal from the College.

Course description details subject to change. Please refer to this document frequently.

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