102 Modern Novice: an introduction to
an education in body movement through dance principles and techniques
designed to teach an understanding of rhythm, release, and presentation
movement problems. The student will have the opportunity to kinesthetically
and intellectually learn through experience. One credit, Yetzke,
104 Jazz Novice: This course is designed
introduce the student with no previous experience in dance to the
of jazz dance with emphasis on fundamental technique, rhythm, style,
and performance. Basic principles of jazz movement along with some
history of jazz dance and music will be explored through a conditioning
across the floor techniques and center combinations. Movement and
styles include rudimentary Classical, Swing/Musical Theater, Latin,
Disco and Contemporary One-credit, Flinn, Fall/Spring Semesters
105 Tap Novice:This course introduces
technical fundamentals of tap dance through a physical, systematic,
rhythmically centered study to students with no previous dance experience.
shall develop a basic mastery of the elements of tap and explore
the defining concepts of this dance form. The student will have the
opportunity to kinesthetically
and intellectually learn through experience. One-credit, Frazier,
110 Folk, Social, and Swing Dance - An introduction to folk, social, and swing dance techniques. Special emphasis will be placed on the cultural aspects of the development of these types of dance.
One credit Booker Fall & Spring Semesters
114 Historical Social Dance - Research and execution of representative social dances from historical periods to present time. No prerequisites.
Two credits Graham Fall Semester