DANC 041 Musical Theatre Perf-Dance
Experience dance, music, drama and theatre through active participation in a major musical production. Includes training and experience in all facets of the theatre.
DANC 050 Ballet 1
This course provides an introduction to the study of ballet, including its history, tradition, styles and forms. Beginning vocabulary, positions and terminology are emphasized.
DANC 051 Ballet 2
This is the second level of training in the study of ballet. Building on the basic terms and steps, new concepts, balancing on one leg, speed and repetition are added.
DANC 054 Modern Dance 1
This course is an introduction to the fundamentals of Modern Dance technique. Emphasis on the importance of breath, body alignment, rhythmic movement, and the exploration of movement through time, space and energy.
DANC 055 Modern Dance 2
This course builds onto the concepts of modern dance through control of breath, body alignment, rhythmic movement, and the exploration of movement through time, space and energy. Students can expect to increase the range of movement and flexibility in legs.
DANC 056 Contemporary Dance
Contemporary Dance is a free flowing blend of emotional expression. Building on the Ballet/Modern skills, the course explores extensive floor and acrobatic elements. This course moves at an accelerated rate. It requires fast footwork, flexibility, strong arms and hands for floor work, as well as strong leg and core skills that enable the student to jump and fall quickly to the floor.
DANC 058 Jazz Dance 1
An introduction to the basic movement skills employed in jazz dance techniques. Compositional forms and rhythms are practiced, leading to an understanding and appreciation of jazz as an artistic dance form.
DANC 059 Jazz Dance 2
This is the second level of jazz dance. The course covers basic skills, with an emphasis on conditioning and flexibility. Students will learn a 4 counts of 8 combination. Additional skills in turning and jumping, as well as accelerated terms, will be part of the instruction for this course.
DANC 061 Musical Dance Styles
This course is for the intermediate to advanced level dancer with strong jazz/ballet technique skills. Students will perform high levels of jumps and turns, falls and recovery with emphasis on experienced levels of line, phrasing, endurance and performance as they study the history of music theater and the many styles of dance that have graced the stage.
DANC 062 Tap Dancing 1
This beginning level of tap introduces the dance student to single, and double sounds made with the feet. Creating Rhythm sounds with foot work, that feature specific body coordination and weight change skills are taught.
DANC 063 Tap Dancing 2
A second level course for students who have mastered basic tap dance skills, this course focuses on developing the speed at which students master tap routines, adding triple or quadruple sounds as well. Students are advised to take Tap 1 or have past tap experience to be successful in this class.
DANC 070 Hip Hop
Introduction to popular trends in "old school" street dance. Students will study a variety of cultural street dancing styles that started in vaudeville and burst onto the street scene in 1960 with the scratch playing of DJ Herc.
DANC 071 Dance Crew
This course explores current trends in team street dancing, including the many facets of roll offs, formation changes and tempo manipulation. During the course, students will form their own dance crews to learn the challenges and understand the benefits of working in concert with others.
DANC 080 Choreography
This course emphasizes combining movements and developing ideas in relation to dynamics, design and motivation. Students will discuss forms and learn how to articulate the art of dance.
DANC 081 Studies in Choreography
Choreography with emphasis on combining movements and developing ideas in relation to movement phrases and developing complex ideas in relation to motivation, styles and artistic form. Discussion and critique skills will be developed to articulate the art of dance in group choreography.
DANC 082 Improvisational Dance
Finding ways to express qualities of movement on the spot, the experienced dancer emphasizes the accelerated use and implementation of breath, body alignment, rhythm, movement, and the exploration of movement through time, space and energy.
DANC 085 Dance Production 1
This class provides instruction in creative dance expression, emphasizing advanced techniques and choreography. Students will have opportunities for public performance and competition.
DANC 160 Commercial Dance Styles
This is a fast-paced dance course emphasizing kicks, jumps and quick percussive movement. Students should have strong Jazz/Ballet dance skills, including the ability to turn and jump, as well as quick memory and performance skills. The class will focus on styles used in the commercial dance industry around the world.