test

Dance (DAN)

Dance (DAN)

105 Fundamentals of Dance Styles
This course introduces basic elements of dance including movement, rhythm patterns, balance, and body alignment. It presents specific techniques from ballet, tap, jazz, ballroom, folk, ethnic, and country line dancing to develop strength, flexibility, balance, precision, and the freedom to move more creatively. Meets Activity requirement in Liberal Arts Core.
Two hours, one credit.

106 Fundamentals of Dance Styles
This course continues to introduce basic elements of dance ballet, tap, jazz, ballroom, folk or ethnic, and country line dances to improve strength, flexibility, balance, precision, and freedom of movement. Meets Activity requirement in Liberal Arts Core.
Two hours, one credit.

110 Beginning Dance for Performance
This course introduces movement patterns, such as soft shoe, trenches, and sugar foot, that choreographers frequently expect actors, singers, and other performers to do on stage. It develops the performers' awareness of their bodies and how movement communicates meaning. Students will perform publicly. Meets Activity requirement in Liberal Arts Core.
Two hours, one credit.

111 Beginning Dance for Performance
This course introduces more complex movement patterns and awareness of space and time. It introduces the particular demands of working in various types of costumes. Students will perform publicly. Meets Activity requirement in Liberal Arts Core.
Two hours, one credit.

121 Rhythm with the Feet
This course introduces the history and steps from Irish and Appalachian dances. It considers the influences of these traditions on American tap. Meets Activity requirement in Liberal Arts Core.
Two hours, one credit.

122, 123, 222, 223, 322, 323, 422, 423 Private Dance Lessons
One-hour private dance lessons will be made available in ballet, tap, jazz, modern, interpretive, and emerging dance styles and techniques. Lessons will allow dance students the opportunity to study dance theory and technique at a more advanced level. Prior experience in dance is expected. The more advanced the student, the more demanding and complex the course of instruction.
Admission by permission of instructor.
One hour, one credit.