DAN 102 PILATES METHOD OF BODY CONDITIONING I
(FORMERLY DAN 008) (1.5 credits and fulfills the PE requirement)
The study and application of the Pilates Method of Body Conditioning, posing questions for anatomical self-evaluation based on lecture/discussion, required readings, observation, and applied instruction. Special attention will be given to a series of movements performed on five major pieces of apparatus. One weekly mat class is a requirement of this course.
Prerequisite: permission of instructor.
Fall semester, repeated spring semester. Ahearn, Mulreaney.
Free Pilates mat class for dancers
During the Fall and Spring semesters, Goucher students enrolled in a dance technique class for audit or credit, will be permitted to register with the Pilates Center for one free Pilates mat class. Students must register before the Pilates Center mat class registration deadline, as posted on our brochures and website, or risk not having a spot because the class is cancelled or full. In addition, mat class priority is given to students who are taking the academic Pilates apparatus class (DAN 102) and registered members of the public. Dancers not enrolled in DAN 102 may be asked to change classes based on the number of members of the public and academic Pilates students who enroll in the mat class. Free mat classes for dancers are a privilege that can be revoked based on poor class attendance, lateness, or the instructor's discretion. Each mat class is a weekly commitment, and make-up classes are expected to be completed in another class of your level or below for any missed classes. Students new to Pilates must register for a level 1 mat class, or receive permission from the instructor to advance to another level.
Please email PilatesCenter@goucher.edu for more information. Additional information will be distributed throughout the dance department and among the faculty and instructors during registration period.
Other Goucher students
Goucher students who are not enrolled in a dance class are welcome to register online and pay for a mat class or private lessons. As a part of the Goucher community, the Pilates Center maintains affordable private lessons and group classes for certified Pilates instruction.
Students new to the Pilates Center must complete a health form before their first class. Forms are available in the Pilates studios or by emailing the Pilates Center.