Course: Rhythmic Gymnastics and Dance

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Course title Rhythmic Gymnastics and Dance
Course code KTV/4150
Organizational form of instruction Lesson
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
  • Kabešová Hana, PhDr. Mgr. Ph.D.
  • Petrů Dominika, PhDr. Ph.D.
  • Dobrodinská Miroslava, Mgr. Bc.
Course content
1. Musical motion background (to express by motion the rhythm, counting strokes). Demonstration of selected videorecordings of different motion compositions, students´division to working groups. 2. Music motion backgrounds (to express by motion the timing, dynamic, rhythm, form). The selection of the motion composition´s theme and music. 3. Practise of body positions and motions of different body parts in accordance of the right posture and the right technique of gymnastic motions. Basic principles how to create motion composition. Motion improvisation on different kinds of musical accompaniement. 4. Jumps, turn-overs, balancing exercises. Basic principles how to create motion motives students´ individual creative work. 5. Basic techniques of exercising with the jump-rope and hoop during working with music. Basic principles how to create motion compositions students´ individual creative work. 6. Basic principles of exercising with the club and ball. Motion composition´s practise. 7. Application of other equipment during exercising with music. Final modifications, preparation of presentation. 8. 9. Leading of different forms of exercising with music, basic dance steps, preparation to credit requirements. 10. 11. Czech folk dances and their methodical practice. 12. 13. Country dances and their methodical practice. 14. Credit demonstration of selected dances.

Learning activities and teaching methods
unspecified, unspecified
  • unspecified - 28 hours per semester
  • unspecified - 2 hours per semester
  • unspecified - 20 hours per semester
  • unspecified - 10 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The aim of the study-unit is to understand the laws of motion consistent with the music, an overview of various forms of exercise with music in relation to age peculiarities; basic technique exercises with and without equipment in compliance with the aesthetic requirements for gymnastic movement and the development of rhythmic sensibility students. Students will learn basic dance steps Czech folk and country-dances, including the methodology of training and get an overview about the various other dance styles.
Student is able to lead different kinds of exercises (without equipments or with equipments) with music accompaniement. The student is able to create motion motives individually; the student knows the basic dance steps of folk dances and knows selected components and figures of country dances. From the student´s own gained experience and skills he/she can choose components of gymnastic or dancing character for creation of the motion composition.
Primary and secondary school curriculum

Assessment methods and criteria
Active participation during lessons, preparation and leading the exercises with music according to given thematic issues, to be successful in creation of motion motives, to know basic aspects how to create gymnastics or dancing motion composition public performance. To prove basic dance steps of folk and country dances successful performation of selected dances.
Recommended literature
  • Horkel,V., Horklová,H. Rozvoj koordinačních schopností v gymnastice. in Havel,Z., Hnízdil,J. aj. Rozvoj a diagnostika koordinačních a pohyblivostních schopností..
  • KOSTKOVÁ,J. aj. Rytmická gymnastika. Praha: Olympia, 1990.. Praha: Olympia, 1990.
  • KRIŠTOFIČ, J. Gymnastika pro kondiční a zdravotní účely. Praha: ISV, 2000.
  • MACÁKOVÁ, M. Aerobik.. Praha: Grada, 2001.
  • MIHULE, J. a ŠŤASTNÁ, D. Rytmická gymnastika. Praha UK,. Praha, 1993.
  • NOVOTNÁ, V., PANSKÁ, Š. a ŠIMŮNKOVÁ, I. Rytmická gymnastika a pohybová skladba. Praha, 2011.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Education Study plan (Version): Physical Education and Sport (A14) Category: Physical education and sport 2 Recommended year of study:2, Recommended semester: Winter