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DANCE 110: BEGINNING TECHNIQUES OF CLASSICAL BALLET

2 hrs. (TC)

Prerequisite:

This course is an introduction to the fundamentals of the art of ballet for students who have little or no previous experience. It covers basic barre exercises, center floor exercise, dance combinations and ballet terminology, with emphasis on body placement.

DANCE 115: APPRECIATION OF DANCE

3 hrs. (TC)

Prerequisite: COMPASS reading score of 81 or higher, or equivalent, or department approval.

This course is a study of dance forms from primitive times to the present. It compares ancient and modern dance forms and examines the contributions of individual dancers, dance companies, and choreographers to cultural heritage. [IAI: F1 906 ]

DANCE 120: INTERMEDIATE TECHNIQUES OF CLASSICAL BALLET

2 hrs. (TC)

Prerequisite: DANCE 110 with a grade of "C" or better

This course is a continuation of beginning ballet techniques with concentration placed on center floor work, development of movement patterns and allegro combinations.

DANCE 130: JAZZ DANCE I

1 hr. (TC)

Prerequisite:

This course is an introduction to the fundamental technique of jazz dance for students who have had little or no previous training. It covers warmups, barre and center technique, simple turns, leaps, and combinations emphasizing the use of the body's center.

DANCE 131: JAZZ DANCE II

2 hrs. (TC)

Prerequisite: DANCE 130 with a grade of "C" or better or department approval

This course is a progressive development of fundamental jazz dance technique with concentration placed on center floor work, experiencing different styles of jazz, and culminating in a performance. One lecture and three laboratory hours per week.

DANCE 140: MODERN DANCE I

1 hr. (TC)

Prerequisite:

This course gives instruction in dance as an activity based on the creative use of movement. Dance warmups, techniques of dance, dance patterns, analysis of rhythm, and simple dance compositions are emphasized.

DANCE 141: MODERN DANCE II

2 hrs. (TC)

Prerequisite: DANCE 140 with a grade of "C" or better or department approval

This course is a continuation of Modern Dance I with a concentration on the differing modern dance forms, improvisation, and more complicated choreography culminating in a performance.

DANCE 150: TAP DANCE I

1 hr. (TC)

Prerequisite:

This course is an introduction to the fundamental technique of tap dance for students who have had little or no previous training. It covers basic tap technique using different tempos and rhythms.

DANCE 151: TAP DANCE II

2 hrs. (TC)

Prerequisite: DANCE 150 with a grade of "C" or better or department approval

This course is a progressive development of fundamental tap dance technique with concentration on time steps, close foot work, and the different styles of tap dance culminating in a performance.

DANCE 210: ADVANCED TECHNIQUES OF CLASSICAL BALLET

2 hrs. (TC)

Prerequisite: DANCE 120 with a grade of "C" or better or audition

The student will learn advanced skills and techniques with emphasis on pure classical dance and performing experience. One lecture and three laboratory hours per week.

DANCE 211: ADVANCED TECHNIQUES OF CLASSICAL BALLET II

2 hrs. (TC)

Prerequisite: DANCE 210 with a grade of "C" or better

This class is the second semester of Advanced Techniques of Classical Ballet. The student will continue to work on learning advanced skills and techniques with emphasis on pure classical dance and performing experience. One lecture and three laboratory hours per week and other rehearsals as scheduled.