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-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
Learn different western line dances (done without a partner) and western swing (with a partner).

DANCE-160: Modern/Contemporary Dance I, Credits = 1
This course introduces students to contemporary m;odern dance as a physical practice and a performance art. Physical practice will include basic locomotor skills, sequencing of movement, physical problem solving, partnering/weight sharing, improvisation and performance. Aspects of the history and theory of modern dance will provide context for studio activities. Students will learn modern dance technique, as well as create, perform, adapt and critique original phrases and dances.

DANCE-161: Modern/Contemporary Dance II, Credits = 1
This course introduces students to contemporary modern dance as a physical practice and a performance art. Physical practice will include basic locomotor skills, sequencing of movement, physical problem solving, partnering/weight sharing, improvisation and performance. Aspects of the history and theory of modern dance will provide context for studio activities. Students will learn modern dance technique, as well as create, perform, adapt and critique original phrases and dances.

DANCE-164: Dance Choreography, Credits = 2
Emphasis on learning and practicing the fundamentals of rhythm and dance choreography. Students will develop, perform, and produce individual and group pieces for a dance theater production. Previous dance experience required.

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

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

DANCE-169: Choreography II, Credits = 2
Modern techniques with Modern Jazz Combinations. Previous dance experience required. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.

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
Designed for the advanced dancer. Previous dance experience and instructor permission required. Intensive study of advanced skills, techniques and choreography of various jazz, hip hop and funk styles. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.

DANCE-180: Hip Hop I, Credits = 1
Hip Hop style similar to that seen on current music videos will be the style taught in this course. Students will learn and practice hip hop/Funk fundamentals and combinations. Individual skills, floor work and partner work will be emphasized. Combinations and dance will be practiced and performed to current Rap and R & B music. Street attire and comfortable athletic shoes are appropriate. No previous experience required.

DANCE-181: Hip Hop II, Credits = 1
An intermediate (advanced) level dance course to strengthen hip-hop movement and combinations. Hip hop styles similar to those seen on music videos will be taught. Prerequisite: DANCE 180 or instructor permission.