Ballet, Contemporary, Jazz & Tap Classes

Ballet Classes

Ballet Class

DANCE 140: Ballet Technique I – 2 credits

Introduces the principles, techniques, and vocabulary of classical ballet. Students learn placement, flexibility, strength, and coordination. For beginning and advanced-beginning students. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits.

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DANCE 141: Ballet Technique II – 2 credits

Expansion of the principles, techniques, and vocabulary of classical ballet. Students continue to develop in all areas of technique as they gain flexibility, strength and coordination. For advanced beginning, intermediate and continuing students. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits. Prerequisite: DANCE 140 or equivalent.

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Jazz Classes

Jazz Dance Class

DANCE 130: Jazz Technique I – 2 credits

Develops the movement techniques that are the basis for a highly energized, theatrical style of jazz dance. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits.

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DANCE 131: Jazz Technique II – 2 credits

Continues DANCE 130, with students performing at a more advanced level. Students learn nuances of style, rhythm, and dynamics. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits. Prerequisite: DANCE 130 or equivalent or permission of instructor.

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Contemporary Dance Classes

Contemporary Dance Class

DANCE 151: Contemporary Dance I – 2 credits

Introduces basic technique and movement studies. Students gain flexibility and strength together with movement vocabulary. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits. Same as PE 151. Either DANCE 151 or PE 151 may be taken for credit, not both.

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DANCE 152: Contemporary Dance II – 2 credits

Continues Contemporary Dance I with longer and more challenging movement combinations. Students should consult with the program advisor to determine ability. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits. Same as PE 152. Either DANCE 152 or PE 152 may be taken for credit, not both.

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Tap

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DANCE 170: Tap Technique I – 2 credits

Introduces the basic technique and principles of Tap Dance. Students gain flexibility and strength together with movement vocabulary. May be repeated for a total of 6 credits. Same as PE 170. Either DANCE 170 or PE 170 may be taken for credit, not both. Students will be required to buy their own tap shoes.

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DANCE 171: Tap Technique II – 2 credits

Continues Tap Technique I with more challenging techniques and principles of Tap Dance. Students gain flexibility and strength together with movement vocabulary. Same as PE 171. Either DANCE 171 or PE 171 may be taken for credit, not both. May be repeated for a total of 6 credits. As with DANCE 170 students will be required to buy their own tap shoes but they should already have them as they should have already taken a prerequisite. Prerequisite: DANCE 170.

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Last Updated September 6, 2020