DAN102-001

Musical Theater Dance

This course is designed to develop studentsí musical theater dance skills. The class covers the basic steps, vocabulary, and variations of jazz, tap and contemporary choreography as they relate to musical theater. The course explores the influence of award winning choreographers. Students cultivate acting skills and character development as channeled through dance. Although singing is not taught, the instructor emphasizes the importance of vocal training to complement musical theater dance training.Prerequisite: ENL025 or satisfactory basic skills assessment score /3 credits. Offered: Fall/odd

DAN120-001

Modern Dance Techniques I

This course provides students with a fundamental knowledge of modern dance techniques and composition. Participation in dance exercises, observation, and discussion of various modern dance styles enables students to develop a physical awareness and understanding of modern dance. Emphasis is placed on participation. Prerequisite: ENL025 or satisfactory basic skills assessment score / 3 credits; may be repeated once for credit. Satisfies a Humanities & Fine Arts general education requirement. Offered: Fall, Spring

DAN120-002

Modern Dance

This course provides students with a fundamental knowledge of modern dance techniques and composition. Participation in dance exercises, observation, and discussion of various modern dance styles enables students to develop a physical awareness and understanding of modern dance. Emphasis is placed on participation. Prerequisite: ENL025 or satisfactory basic skills assessment score / 3 credits; may be repeated once for credit. Satisfies a Humanities & Fine Arts general education requirement. Offered: Fall, Spring

DAN127-001

Middle Eastern Dance & Culture

This course serves as an introduction to the study of North African (Egypt and the Maghreb) and Middle Eastern dance and culture including history, composition, rhythms, finger cymbals, and styles of folkloric dance, drumming and costume. Students learn about the culture and world influence of the arts of the Middle East and North Africa. Prerequisite: ENL025 or satisfactory basic skills assessment score / 3 credits; may be repeated once for credit. Offered: Fall.