Dance Course Offerings

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Dance Course Offerings

AT517: Dance for Everyone

Term: Semester 1

Never taken a dance class? Like to dance—even a little or in secret? Then this course is for you. Through dance conditioning and technique, students will develop skills to promote their awareness of correct body alignment, muscle control, flexibility, and balance. Through problem solving and group interaction in dance improvisation students will discover there are no right or wrong moves, just fun ones. In dance technique class, the students will take part in the creative process of choreographing their final dance project, which they will perform as a group at the end of the semester. Open to all students.

AT518: Dance for Everyone

Term: Semester 2

Never taken a dance class? Like to dance—even a little or in secret? Then this course is for you. Through dance conditioning and technique, students will develop skills to promote their awareness of correct body alignment, muscle control, flexibility, and balance. Through problem solving and group interaction in dance improvisation students will discover there are no right or wrong moves, just fun ones. In dance technique class, the students will take part in the creative process of choreographing their final dance project, which they will perform as a group at the end of the semester. Open to all students.

AT520: Intermediate Dance

Term: Year

Open to students with previous dance experience, the course is designed to maintain and hone the dancer's technical skills and to develop an intellectual approach to dance. Technique classes focus on all styles of Classical Ballet as well as contemporary Modern and Jazz dance styles. The course introduces dance composition where the student develops an aesthetic and practical understanding of dance as an art form. Each student will choreograph one or more dance composition according to his or her level of experience. Students enrolled in Intermediate Dance who wish to extend their technical training to the performing stage are invited but not required to participate in Dance Ensemble by electing dance as an exercise/sport during the winter and either the fall or the spring term. Ensemble members perform year-round in a variety of venues, with the Fall Musical, Winter Dance Concert, and Spring Choreography Showcase. Dance Ensemble is open to students by audition only and is limited to 15 dancers.

AT530: Advanced Dance

Term: Year

By audition only, the course is designed to maintain and hone the dancer's advanced technical skills and to develop an intellectual approach to dance. Technique classes focus on all styles of Classical Ballet and Pointe as well as contemporary Modern and Jazz dance styles. The course introduces dance composition where the student develops an aesthetic and practical understanding of dance as an art form. Each student will choreograph one or more dance composition according to his or her level of experience. Students enrolled in Advanced Dance who wish to extend their technical training to the performing stage are invited but not required to participate in Dance Ensemble by electing dance as an exercise/sport during the winter and either the fall or the spring term. Ensemble members perform year-round in a variety of venues, with the Fall Musical, Winter Dance Concert and Spring Choreography Showcase. Dance Ensemble is open to students by audition only and is limited to 15 dancers.