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DANCE

Course List & Sequencing

Our vision is to meet the needs of talented students who are considering careers in dance by providing intensive dance instruction of the highest quality and a strong academic curriculum. All courses and departmental activities are designed to accomplish the following goals:

To develop artistic and creative potential through a sequentially developed curriculum in both technical and theoretical dance courses.

To provide performance opportunities at the appropriate level.

To increase an appreciation of dance as an art form.

 

To broaden an understanding of other art forms and their relationship to dance.

 

To develop an understanding of physiologically sound movement principles.

To maintain a high standard of discipline and excellence.

To initiate community involvement through volunteer service and performances.

 

To instill a sense of ethics and professionalism, by fostering a sense of responsibility to others, the faculty and the art form.

*BOLD PRINT INDICATED REQUIREMENT FOR ARTS CERTIFICATION

YEAR 1

BALLET I

VAGANOVA

(P56)


MODERN I

HORTON

(P61)


DANCE ORIENTATION

(P54)


POTPOURRI

(P55/P55B)


AFRICAN I

(P66)


AFRICAN II
(P67)

YEAR 2

BALLET II
INTRODUCTION TO POINTE TECHNIQUE

(P57)


MODERN II

(P62)


DANCE HISTORY

(P59)


DANCE TECHNIQUE

(P55)

POINTE BEGINNERS 

()

MENS CLASS

()

YEAR 3

BALLET III

POINTE
(​P54)

 

MODERN III

(P63)


DANCE IMPROVISATION

(P97/P68)


DANCE COMPOSITION

(P96/P96A)

YEAR 4

BALLET IV

POINTE

(​P93)

MODERN IV

(P64)

SENIOR PROJECT

(P94/94A)

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