2021 Spring 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 an introductory, experiential course in the techniques of Broadway and Rhythm Tap that would be viable for use in Musical Theatre and performance. Class participation utilizes problem solving and creativity in music-making and body percussion. A wide range of tap steps utilizing various rhythms and tempos will be introduced.
PRACTICUM - DANCE PERFORMANCE
This practicum is designed to allow students who are interested in dance to participate as performers in showings and performances. A student is expected to spend a minimum of 40 hours per unit in rehearsing and performing at times specified by the instructor. Offered every fall, students must be available to continue in spring.
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*.
JAZZ DANCE II INTERMEDIATE
Intermediate Jazz II is a studio experiential class in intermediate jazz dance technique. The class will cover a wide range of experiential learning that includes; correct physical alignment, warming up the body, jazz movement, turns, leaps, phrases, across-the-floor work all at the intermediate level. Additional study in required text and viewing media.
COMPOSITION I (SOLO)
Composition I (Solo) is a course which presents basic material on the craft of creating solo dances. Students will be given structural problems to solve by creating original movement. The use of musical accompaniment and props in choreography will be explored. Videotapes and films of professional choreography will be viewed for discussion and students will be introduced to the use of costumes, lighting, and sets for dance.
INDEPENDENT STUDY IN DANCE
Study of a selected topic or topics under the direction of a faculty member. Repeatable.
DANCE PRODUCTION PROJECT
This course is designed to allow students who are interested in choreographing and staging a full-length dance concert, or its equivalent, choreographing for main stage productions such as the annual department dance concert, or choreographing for a musical. A student is expected to spend a minimum of 40 hours per unit in rehearsal and/or preparation.