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
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: Modern/Contemporary Dance I, 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-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.

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

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

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.