Dance

DANCE-102: Jazz and Funk Dance, Credits = 1
This class is taught as a beginning and intermediate level dance course with no previous experience required. Class emphasis will be focused on understanding correct jazz terminology, movement, body placement, muscle development, and flexibility. Techniques will include hip hop, contemporary and theatre jazz.

DANCE-103: Swing Dance, Credits = 1
Swing dance (commonly known as the jitterbug or the shag) is an energetic couples' style of social dance, made popular by the swing music of the 1940's. No previous experience or partner is needed.

DANCE-105: Dance Appreciation, Credits = 3
An introduction to classical and contemporary concert dance forms in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries through the study of film, reading, discussion, and simple movement practices. No dance experience necessary.

DANCE-110: Jazz II, Credits = 2
Designed for intermediate dancer. Previous beginning jazz or ballet is required.

DANCE-111: Social/Ballroom Dancing, Credits = 1
Introduction to several different dance styles including the Foxtrot, Cha Cha, Swing, Waltz, and Rhumba.

DANCE-112: Western/Line Dance, Credits = 1
This course explores the latest trends and yesterday's classics in this high-energy class. Students will learn popular line dances from today and old favorites from the past.

DANCE-160: Contact Improv/Modern Dance I, Credits = 2
The student will learn basic elements of contact improvisation and modern dance. Components of contact improvisation will consist of simple partner exercises including weight sharing, falling, and rolling, use of momentum, and rolling points of contact in a safe, supportive environment paced for the individual. Emphasis on alignment and range of motion, creative/expressive movement, and an appreciation of dance as an art form. Classes will include beginning level floor warm-ups and stretches, center exercises, and choreographic sequences. No dance experience necessary.

DANCE-161: Contact Improv/Modern Dance II, Credits = 2
This course builds on foundational experiences in modern dance and contact improvisation with a continuing emphasis on alignment and range of motion, creative/expressive movement, and an appreciation of dance as an art form. Basic classroom structure will increase in difficulty in sequencing and center work. Students will expand partner work to include some group work and basic lifting and flying techniques in a safe, supportive environment, paced for the individual. Prerequisite: DANCE 160, or instructor permission.

DANCE-162: Contact Improv/Modern Dance III, Credits = 2
This class focuses on continued improvement in all areas of modern dance and contact improvisation with an ongoing emphasis on alignment and range of motion, creative/expressive movement, and an appreciation of dance as an art form. Added emphasis will be given to performance quality with more difficult sequencing in both modern and contact improvisational techniques in a safe, supportive environment, paced for the individual. Prerequisite: DANCE 161, or instructor permission.

DANCE-164: Multi-Arts Performance I, Credits = 2
Exploration of dance as a performing art through participation. Class work includes improvisation, dance composition, learning of performance skills, repertory, and critical analysis. Students will explore the process of creating dance based on the elements of time, space, and energy/movement quality. Choreographic devices and compositional structures will be explored. Students will be encouraged to develop their own creative voice, and to critically evaluate their own and their classmates' works. Students will perform both faculty and student works as well as that of guest artists when available. When possible, students will participate in a collaborative multi-arts performance with students form another class in Art, Creative Writing, Drama, Music, or other fields.

DANCE-165: Dance Production I, Credits = 2
Modern dance techniques with rehearsal and performance of student and faculty repertory, with a dance production.

DANCE-168: Dance Production III, Credits = 2
Modern techniques with Modern Jazz Combinations. Previous dance experience required.

DANCE-169: Multi-Arts Performance II, Credits = 2
Exploration of dance as a performing art through participation. Class work includes improvisation, dance composition, learning of performance skills, repertory, and critical analysis. Students will explore the process of creating dance based on the elements of time, space, and energy/movement quality. Choreographic devices and compositional structures will be explored. Students will be encouraged to develop their own creative voice, and to critically evaluate their own and their classmates' works. Students will perform both faculty and student works as well as that of guest artists when available. When possible, students will participate in a collaborative multi-arts performance with students from another class in Art, Creative Writing, Drama, Music, or other fields. Prerequisite: DANCE 164.

DANCE-170: Technical Aspects of Dance Production, Credits = 2
Technical components of a dance production to include costuming, lighting and set design, stage and house managing, sound, publicity, and makeup are explored.

DANCE-172: Latin and Salsa Dance, Credits = 1
Beginning level dance that focuses on the fundamental combinations and advanced level steps of Latin dances. Some of the Latin dances include Rumba, Tango, Mambo, Samba, Merengue, and Salsa. In addition, basic social dance style, etiquette, dance positions, and leading/following techniques will be learned. No previous experience, special attire or footwear is required.

DANCE-174: Swing Dance II, Credits = 1
Swing dance (commonly known as the jitterbug or the shag) is an energetic couples' style of social dance, made popular by the swing music of the 1940s. No previous experience or partner is needed.

DANCE-177: Advanced Jazz Dance, Credits = 2
This course is designed for the advanced dancer and will cover intensive study of advanced skills, techniques and choreography of various jazz styles.

DANCE-180: Hip Hop I, Credits = 1
Hip hop as a form of dance was born in the 1970s. This class will explore various styles of hip hop routines from today's trends to old-school favorites. Class will include instruction on basic hip hop moves, focusing on building the technique, strength and flexibility to properly execute beginning level tricks and routines. No previous experience required.

DANCE-181: Hip Hop II, Credits = 1
Hip hop as a form of dance was born in the 1970s. This class will explore various styles of hip hop routines from today's trends to old school favorites. Class will include instruction on basic hip hop moves, focusing on building the technique, strength, and flexibility to properly execute beginning level tricks and routines. No previous experience required.