Dance

Courses

DANC 1211. Ballet 1. 2 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 2 Hours).

Introduction to the principles, techniques, and vocabulary of classical ballet. Students learn placement, flexibility, strength and coordination.

DANC 2221. Jazz 1. 2 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 2 Hours).

This course will develop and expand the technical skills needed for jazz dance. Students will learn basic skills and techniques, stretching, toning and choreography.

DANC 2231. Modern Dance I. 2 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 2 Hours).

Introduction to the principles, techniques, and vocabulary of Contemporary Modern Dance. Space, time and energy will be explored as elements of movement. There will be an underlying emphasis on alignment, strength, flexibility and sound movement patterns.

DANC 2241. Tap I. 2 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 2 Hours).

Introduction to the study of basic steps, vocabulary and rhythms of Tap Dance.

DANC 2311. Ballet 2. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 3 Hours).

Expansion of the principles, techniques and vocabulary of classical ballet. Students continue to develop technique as they gain flexibility, strength and coordination. Prerequisite: DANC 1211.

DANC 3271. Musical Theatre Dance I. 2 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 2 Hours).

This course is a dance class as it pertains to musical theatre styles and performance. Specific styles may vary by semester. Participation in college theatre production is encouraged. Lab fee: $2.

DANC 3272. Musical Theatre Dance II. 2 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 2 Hours).

This course is the study of dance, movement, and staging for musical theatre. It includes strategies for learning and performing dance combinations as they occur in a professional dance audition. Students will continue to develop fundamental dance technique and apply it to musical theatre dance and culminates in student choreographed/staged works. Lab fee: $2.

DANC 3321. Jazz 2. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 3 Hours).

A continuation of jazz dance skills learned at the beginner level with an increase in the level of difficulty. Focusing on an awareness of the broader theories of jazz dance. Attention is given to expanding the vocabulary and challenge technical abilities by creating designs in space through body positions and movements. Prerequisite: DANC 2221.

DANC 3331. Modern Dance II. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 3 Hours).

This course continues the guided exploration and development of an artistic and creative movement practice related to contemporary modern dance. Throughout this class, you will study principles, movement activities and language common to a variety of modern dance styles.

DANC 3341. Tap II. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 3 Hours).

A continuation of tap dance skilled learned at the beginner level with an increase in the level of difficulty. Focusing on vocabulary, rhythmic patterns and style while developing dexterity, musicality and basic performance skills.