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Summer 2020

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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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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