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Performance Analysis: Gymnastics & Dance

Course Code: SPSC 1312
Faculty: Science & Technology
Department: Sport Science
Credits: 3.0
Semester: 15 weeks
Learning Format: Lecture, Lab
Typically Offered: TBD. Contact Department Chair for more info.
course overview

This course will provide students with the theoretical knowledge and practical application of skills, gymnastics and dance. Emphasis will be upon the student demonstrating performance skills, strategies and understanding how to analyze the biomechanical, physiological, psychological, technical and tactical aspects of both sports.

Course Content

Physical Attributes

  1. The student will demonstrate theoretical knowledge and practical application of:
    • flexibility
    • strength
    • power
    • endurance

Motor Attributes

  1. The student will demonstrate theoretical knowledge and practical application of:
    • balance
    • spatial orientation, including inversion, rotation, height, flight
    • agility

Biomechanical Principles

  1. The student will demonstrate theoretical and practical knowledge of the biomechanical principles involved in:
    • gymnastics
    • dance

Safety Techniques

  1. The student will demonstrate theoretical knowledge and practical application of:
    • handling and setting equipment
    • spotting and supporting techniques
    • warm-up and cool down
    • safety procedures in gymnastics
    • flexibility

Analysis of Fundamental Skills of Gymnastics and Dance

The student will demonstrate theoretical and practical knowledge of:

  1. Analyzing basic creative, folk and ballroom dance.
  2. How to analyze:
    • landings
    • locomotions
    • rotations
    • static positions
    • swings
    • springs

Analysis of the More Competitive Aspects of Gymnastics and Dance

The student will:

  1. Demonstrate theoretical and practical knowledge of analysing the relationship between aesthetics and skilled performance
  2. Demonstrate theoretical and practical knowledge of analysing form in the evaluation of individual performance in gymnastics and dance
  3. Demonstrate theoretical and practical knowledge of analysing physiological aspects related to performance in gymnastics and dance
  4. Demonstrate theoretical and practical knowledge of analysing physiological factors related to performance in gymnastics and dance

Planning

  1. The student will demonstrate theoretical and practical knowledge of:
    • space utilization
    • time utilization
    • flow
    • stages of learning
    • progressions
    • feedback

Pedagogical Principles

The student will:

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of the conceptual approach to instruction
  2. Demonstrate a knowledge of discovery/problem solving methodologies
  3. Demonstrate a knowledge of appropriate skills progressions
  4. Demonstrate a knowledge of tactical progressions
  5. Demonstrate a knowledge of the design of drills

Methods of Instruction

The course will be divided between lectures, demonstrations and practical application (practice).

Lectures: These will deal with most of the theoretical aspects of the course. Audio-visual materials may be used.

Practical Application: Starting with the basic and using appropriate teaching points and demonstrations, students will learn various skills of both performance and analysis.  Under the guidance and supervision of the instructor, students will practice and refine individual and group skills and analysis techniques.  Safety will be stressed at all times.

Means of Assessment

  Gymnastics Dance
Attendance and Participation 20% 30%
Psychomotor Practical Performance 30% 25%
Student Teaching and Project 20% 15%
Mid-term examination 15% 15%
Final examination 15% 15%
  100% 100%

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate theoretical and practical knowledge of the physical attributes required in gymnastics and dance
  2. Demonstrate theoretical and practical knowledge of the motor attributes required in gymnastics and dance
  3. Demonstrate theoretical and practical knowledge of the biomechanical principles involved in gymnastics and dance
  4. Demonstrate theoretical and practical knowledge of safety techniques, including warm-up and cool down
  5. Demonstrate theoretical and practical knowledge of the ability to analyze the fundamental skills and movements of gymnastics and dance
  6. Demonstrate an ability to analyze the biomechanical, physiological, psychological and technical aspects of gymnastics and dance
  7. Demonstrate an understanding of the planning skills associated with gymnastics and dance
  8. Demonstrate appropriate pedagogical principles for effective instruction

curriculum guidelines

Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester/year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.

course schedule and availability
course transferability

Below shows how this course and its credits transfer within the BC transfer system. 

A course is considered university-transferable (UT) if it transfers to at least one of the five research universities in British Columbia: University of British Columbia; University of British Columbia-Okanagan; Simon Fraser University; University of Victoria; and the University of Northern British Columbia.

For more information on transfer visit the BC Transfer Guide and BCCAT websites.

assessments

If your course prerequisites indicate that you need an assessment, please see our Assessment page for more information.