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Spring 2017

Dance Courses:

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DAN127 - Intro to Movement and Dance
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Develops awareness of individual movement characteristics through the experiential learning of movement skills on the introductory level. Surveys elementary modern dance techniques, elements of rhythm and spatial awareness, and simple composition and improvisational dance studies.

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DAN135 - Hip-Hop Dance
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Develops awareness of movement in different levels and space. Focuses on rhythm, syncopation and stage presence. Derived from a combination of jazz funk and street jazz, this style of dance requires high energy, attention to detail and an understanding of complex rhythms. Students will develop an appreciation and understanding of the art of hip-hop dance through physical exercise, floor work, partnering, and floor movement to better understand the technique of hip-hop. Using movement improvisation and choreographed work, and researching its origins, students will understand the history, use of, and terms of hip-hop dance.

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DAN178 - Tap Dance I
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Introduces tap dance as an art form through exploration of tap technique, history and aesthetics. Includes studio classes in basic tap technique as well as observation of tap dance on video and live in concert (when possible) and discussion of reading assignments and research.

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DAN179 - Jazz Dance 1
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Introduces jazz dance as an art form through exploration of traditional jazz technique, history and aesthetics. Includes studio classes in traditional jazz as well as observation of jazz dance on video and live in concert (when possible) and discussion of reading assignments and research.

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DAN227 - Movement & Dance II
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Explores traditional modern dance with an emphasis on technique and performance. Includes studio classes in modern dance technique beyond the introductory level focusing on phrasing, musicality, and performance techniques. The class will view modern dance live (when possible) and on video and will discuss text assignments and history research. Course will culminate in the presentation of a lecture/demonstration. Prerequisite: DAN127/PED 127 or instructor permission.

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DAN278 - Tap Dance II
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Continues development of technical and performance skills. Includes studio classes in intermediate tap technique as well as observation of tap dance on video, discussion of reading assignments, and presentation of research. Prerequisite: PED 178/DAN 178 or instructor permission.

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DAN279 - Jazz Dance II
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Continues development of jazz technique. Includes studio classes in traditional jazz technique at the intermediate level as well as observation of jazz dance on video and in concert (when possible) and discussion of reading assignments and research. Prerequisite: PED 179/DAN 179 or instructor permission.

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DAN293 - Introduction to West African Dance
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Provides an exploration of West African dance techniques and performing arts focusing on the dances of Liberia, Ghana, Senegal, and Guinea. Emphasizes alignment, develops the ability to self-correct and replicate sophisticated movement sequences, develops comprehension of polyrhythms in music and movement, and prepares students to perform West African dance for social settings, as well as the stage. Explores the contextualization of performing arts within the African Diaspora. Introduces basic elements and fundamentals of musical rhythms produced by significant percussion instruments.

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DAN296 - Dance for Musical Theatre
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Introduces student to contemporary/popular musical theatre movement techniques and choreographers. Surveys history and aesthetics of the time period selected through studio work, video, film, text and discussion. Includes rehearsal and performance of a final dance project.

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