2019 Fall Term
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Dance is studied as an art form through the investigation of dance history, technique, and the aesthetic choices of choreography. Lecture format is enhanced by slide, film and live presentation. Offered each spring*.
CONTEMPORARY DANCE TECHNIQUE I
A study of basic dance movement through exploration, analysis and identification of the principles of Contemporary Dance as an art form. A participation course, utilizing problem-solving and creativity in movement.
The Beginning Ballet course will provide instruction in the basic movements upon which all movements in ballet are built. Posture and alignment are stressed as well as foot articulation and proper use of turn-out. The class incorporates barre work, center combinations and loco-motor movements across the floor. French terminology for movements learned. Offered each semester.
TAP DANCE I
Tap Dance I is a studio experiential class in beginning tap dance technique. The purpose of this course is to provide the student with basic tap movements that would be viable for use in Musical Theatre.
JAZZ DANCE I- BEGINNING
Jazz I is a studio experiential class in beginning jazz dance technique. Exploration includes study of basic jazz movement that includes warm-up, phrases, turns, leaps and center combinations. Additional study in required text and viewing media.
PRACTICUM - DANCE PERFORMANCE
A course designed to allow students who are interested in dance as an art form to participate as performers-choreographers in a contemporary dance concert. A student is expected to spend a minimum of 100 hours per credit in rehearsing and performing at times specified by the instructor. Repeatable. Offered every fall, students must be available to continue in spring.
The creation of dance movement through the exploration and experimentation of a variety of stimuli as sources for movement experiences.
CONTEMPORARY DANCE TECHNIQUE II
Further study of dance techniques on the intermediate level. Repeatable three times for a maximum of 6 credits in degree. Offered each spring*.
Continuation of basic concepts learned in Ballet I with emphasis on more complex skills and combinations. It is highly recommended that students have at least 2 years of ballet training or two terms of DANCE 145. Repeatable four times for a total of 8 units in the degree. Offered each fall*.
TAP DANCE II
Tap Dance II is a studio experiential class in intermediate tap dance technique. The purpose of this course is to provide the student with continuing tap movements that would be viable for use in Musical Theatre.
DANCE COMPOSITION II (GROUP)
A continuation of the elements of choreography concentrating on form with more complex approaches and depth of movement themes for duet, trio and group.
INDEPENDENT STUDY IN DANCE
Study of a selected topic or topics under the direction of a faculty member. Repeatable.
DANCE PRODUCTION PROJECT
Choreographing and staging a full length dance concert or its equivalent or choreographing for mainstage productions such as the annual department dance concert or a musical where choreography plays one of the major roles. All choreographic pieces for public performance will be under the supervision of a dance faculty. Repeatable three times for a maximum of 6 credits in degree. Offered on demand.