Academics

DANCE 110 BEGINNING TECHNIQUES OF CLASSICAL BALLET

2 Credit Hours (TC)
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 Credit Hours (TC)
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.

Pre-requisite: Approved reading placement score, or equivalent


DANCE 120 INTERMEDIATE TECHNIQUES OF CLASSICAL BALLET

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

Pre-requisite: DANCE 110 with a grade of "C" or better


DANCE 130 JAZZ DANCE I

1 Credit Hours (TC)
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 Credit Hours (TC)
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.

Pre-requisite: DANCE 130 with a grade of "C" or better or department approval


DANCE 140 MODERN DANCE I

1 Credit Hours (TC)
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 Credit Hours (TC)
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.

Pre-requisite: DANCE 140 with a grade of "C" or better or department approval


DANCE 150 TAP DANCE I

1 Credit Hours (TC)
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 Credit Hours (TC)
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.

Pre-requisite: DANCE 150 with a grade of "C" or better or department approval


DANCE 160 MUSICAL THEATRE DANCE

1 Credit Hours (TC)
This course is a study of dance in musical theater which will include dance vocabulary, technique, learned choreography and a general overview of theater dance history. The class is designed to give the student an awareness of the required skills and personality that is required by musical theater performers with regards to dance.


DANCE 210 ADVANCED TECHNIQUES OF CLASSICAL BALLET

2 Credit Hours (TC)
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.

Pre-requisite: DANCE 120 with a grade of "C" or better or audition


DANCE 211 ADVANCED TECHNIQUES OF CLASSICAL BALLET II

2 Credit Hours (TC)
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.

Pre-requisite: DANCE 210 with a grade of "C" or better