Provides instruction and practice in beginning ballet technique. Emphasis is upon placement, alignment, technique and terminology. Classical ballet barre, center work and floor combinations are utilized.
Modern I & II (2 credits)
Provide beginning and intermediate instruction and practice in modern dance technique. Emphasis is on placement, alignment, technique and terminology. Intermediate patterns of floor, center and locomotor technique is used.
Jazz I & II (2 credits)
Provides beginning and intermediate instruction and practice in jazz technique. Emphasis is on placement, alignment, technique and terminology. Intermediate patterns involving body awareness and development, rhythm awareness, jazz styles and rhythmic combinations of movement are studied.
These classes provide students with a strong technical foundation, emphasizing proper alignment, comprehension and application of fundamental terminology, and increased flexibility, strength, and coordination.
Dance Performance (1 credits)
This course provides the students with the opportunity to participate in the rehearsal and performance of dance works.
Dance Appreciation (3 credits)
The cultural, historical and aesthetic qualities of dance are presented through lectures, films, videos, and dance productions. Primitive, classical and contemporary dance forms are included.
Courses may be used as fine arts elective credit towards the Associate of Arts degree or as transfer credits to four-year degree programs.