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DAN 101 Modern Dance

Course Description: An introduction to dance designed to acquaint the student with movement as a medium of expression. Classes will offer dance technique as well as dance combinations. Students will be encouraged to increase their awareness of movement based upon dance exercises to develop Modern dance technique.

Course Rotation: Fall and Spring.

3 credits

DAN 101 Modern Dance

Course Description: An introduction to dance designed to acquaint the student with movement as a medium of expression. Classes will offer dance technique as well as dance combinations. Students will be encouraged to increase their awareness of movement based upon dance exercises to develop Modern dance technique.

Course Rotation: Fall and Spring.

3 credits

DAN 102 Jazz Dance

New Core: Fulfills 2 credits in Area of Knowledge IV.

Course Description: The study of jazz dance techniques. During discussions and assignments students will be encouraged to develop their critical awareness of jazz dancing as a performing art.

Course Rotation: Fall and Spring.

2 credits

DAN 105 Musical Theater Dance Styles

Prerequisite:Music Theater Majors Only.

New Core: Fulfills 3 credits in Area of Knowledge IV.

Course Description: A combination of Modern, Ballet and Jazz stylistically focus on Contemporary Musical Theater dance.

2 credits

DAN 106 Body Awareness and Wellness for Today's Dancer

Course Description: Students study basic practices related to the current concepts of preventative medicine. Basic anatomical functions and kinesiology concepts analogues to the physical health of the performer will be addressed.

Course Rotation: NY: Fall and Spring.

3 credits

DAN 109 Theater Dance I

Course Description:The study of theater dance techniques. During discussions and assignments students will be encouraged to develop their critical awareness of musical theater dance as a performing art.

Course Description: NY:Fall, Spring

2 credits

Prerequisites

DAN 110 Minimum Grade of D

DAN 110 Ballet I (Beginning/Intermediate)

Prerequisite: DAN 101 or DAN 102 or permission of Chair.

Course Description: Students will be in a studio class through a series of barre, adagio, petit allegro, and turns exercises. Students will learn the principles and techniques of American classical ballet. By learning a series of ballet combinations, students will begin to learn some of the choreographic principles and styles of classical dance.

2 credits

Prerequisites

DAN 101 Minimum Grade of D or DAN 102 Minimum Grade of D

DAN 110 Ballet I (Beginning/Intermediate)

Prerequisite: DAN 101 or DAN 102 or permission of Chair.

Course Description: Students will be in a studio class through a series of barre, adagio, petit allegro, and turns exercises. Students will learn the principles and techniques of American classical ballet. By learning a series of ballet combinations, students will begin to learn some of the choreographic principles and styles of classical dance.

2 credits

Prerequisites

DAN 101 Minimum Grade of D or DAN 102 Minimum Grade of D

DAN 112 Dance Choreography Workshop

Prerequisite: DAN 101 or 102 or permission of the instructor. Fee required.

Course Description: This course enables students to discover the process involved in creating dance. The curriculum includes improvisation and getting movement for specific dances. An exploration of the many different ways to move rhythmically to music.

Course Rotation: NYC: Fall.

3 credits

Prerequisites

DAN 101 Min Grade D or DAN 102 Min Grade D

DAN 114 Theater Dance II

Prerequisite: Restricted to Musical Theatre majors only.

Course Description: This course is designed to develop the student's ability to understand and properly execute theatre dance movement/styles of the various decades: 1900AD- present day. The student will complete this class with a thorough overview of theater dance styles and the tools to successfully audition and perform in musical theatre dance.

Course Rotation: NY: Fall and Spring.

2 credits

Prerequisites

DAN 102 Minimum Grade of D and DAN 110 Minimum Grade of D

DAN 116 Tap Dance I

Prerequisite: Restricted to Musical Theatre majors only.

Course Description: This course is designed to develop the students beginning tap technique, vocabulary, performance, and basic understanding of tap.

Course Rotation: NY: Fall and Spring.

2 credits

Prerequisites

DAN 102 Min Grade D and DAN 110 Min Grade D

DAN 123 Current Dance in New York

Fulfills 3 credits toward NYC Studies Concentration/Minor.
New Core: Fulfills 3 credits in Area of Knowledge II.

Course Description: Analysis and criticism of current New York dance season. Broadway Theater, ballet, or modern dance productions alternate with film, videos, and classroom discussions. When possible, symposia with leading dancers of the various productions are arranged.

Course Rotation: NYC: Fall.

3 credits

DAN 196A Topic: Theater Dance I (Beginning/Intermediate)

Prerequisite: DAN 101 or DAN 102 or permission of Chair.

Course Description: Class at Broadway Dance Center based on skill placement. Students will develop their technique and ability to execute Broadway Theater dance forms. Students will learn to execute steps and integrate them into dance combinations suitable for audition. History of the dance form will also be stressed.

2 credits

Prerequisites

DAN 101 Min Grade D or DAN 102 Min Grade D

DAN 196B Topic: Tap Dance I (Beginning to Intermediate)

Prerequisite: DAN 101 or DAN 102 or permission of Chair.

Course Description: Class at Broadway Dance Center based on skill placement. Students in a studio class acquire and improve their technique in Tap Dance in a variety of styles (soft shoe, hoofing, 40's style, etc.) Students will learn to execute steps and integrate them into dance combinations suitable for audition. History of the dance form will also be stressed.

2 credits

Prerequisites

DAN 101 Min Grade D or DAN 102 Min Grade D

DAN 196C Topic: Theater Dance II (Intermediate/Advanced)

Course Description: A continuation of the work begun in Theater Dance I. Emphasis is on more advanced Broadway Theater Dance forms and emulation of the work by leading Broadway choreographers. History of the dance form will continue to be stressed.

2 credits

Prerequisites

DAN 196A Min Grade D

DAN 196D Musical Jazz Dance Theater

Prerequisite: Open to Theater majors only.

Course Description: A combination of Modern, Ballet and Jazz stylistic focus on Contemporary Musical Theater dance.

3 credits

DAN 196E Topic:Hip Hop

Course Description: This course is designed for all dance levels to enjoy. It will examine numerous hip hop styles relevant to the history of hip hop dance. Students will learn to execute the basic hip hop moves that have become so prevalent in today’s dance society.

2 credits

DAN 196F Topic: Dance History

Course Description: Students will learn the history of dance beginning with ritual and social dance and culminates with contemporary dance of the 21st century. Dance will also be examined parallel to its collaborative disciplines as a reflection and outgrowth of social and historical climates.

3 credits

DAN 196H Topics: Hip Hop II

Course Description: This course continues the work done in Hip Hop I-DAN 207.

2 credits

Prerequisites

DAN 207 Min Grade D

DAN 196I Topics: Contemporary Dance I

Course Description: This course explores the systems and methods found in modern dance, ballet, jazz and post modern dance. Students will explore these movement styles to discover the foundation and movement philosophies of contemporary dance.

Course Rotation: NYC:Fall

3 credits

Prerequisites

DAN 110 Min Grade D and DAN 202 Min Grade D

DAN 202 Jazz I

Course Description : The study of jazz dance techniques. During discussing and assignments students will be encourages to develop their critical awareness of jazz dancing as a performing art.

Course Rotation : NYC:Fall

2 credits

Prerequisites

DAN 110 Minimum Grade of D

DAN 202 Jazz I

Course Description : The study of jazz dance techniques. During discussing and assignments students will be encourages to develop their critical awareness of jazz dancing as a performing art.

Course Rotation : NYC:Fall

2 credits

Prerequisites

DAN 110 Minimum Grade of D

DAN 204 Modern Dance II (intermediate)

Prerequisite: DAN 101 or permission of Department Chair.

Course Description: Class at Broadway Dance Center based on skill placement. A continuation of the work done in DAN 101. Students will learn through barre and floor exercises and enable them to continue building their skill and understanding of modern dance based in Graham and Limon techniques. Proper warm-up and alignment will be stressed.

3 credits

Prerequisites

DAN 101 Minimum Grade of D

DAN 205 Jazz Dance II (Intermediate)

Prerequisite: DAN 202 or permission of Chair.

Course Description: Class at Broadway Dance Center based on skill placement. A continuation of the work done in DAN 102. Students will learn through barre and floor exercises and enable them to pick up and learn jazz steps and combinations that will strengthen them as jazz dance performers. Proper warm-up and alignment will be stressed.

2 credits

Prerequisites

DAN 102 Minimum Grade of C

DAN 205 Jazz Dance II (Intermediate)

Prerequisite: DAN 202 or permission of Chair.

Course Description: Class at Broadway Dance Center based on skill placement. A continuation of the work done in DAN 102. Students will learn through barre and floor exercises and enable them to pick up and learn jazz steps and combinations that will strengthen them as jazz dance performers. Proper warm-up and alignment will be stressed.

2 credits

Prerequisites

DAN 102 Minimum Grade of C

DAN 206 Tap Dance II

2 credits

Prerequisites

DAN 216 Minimum Grade of C

DAN 207 Hip Hop

Course Description: This course is designed for all dance levels to enjoy. It will examine numerous hip hop styles relevant to the history of hip hop dance. Students will learn to execute the basic hip hop moves that have become so prevalent in today’s dance society.

2 credits

DAN 208 Contemporary Dance I

This course is only open to Theatre, Acting or Musical Theatre majors only.

Course Description: Students will physically examine the foundation of Contemporary Dance techniques through movement with classroom combinations and choreography, view videos and discuss various techniques and styles through group discussion. Students will be asked to read works and interviews of Contemporary Dance Choreographers. Work on beginning vocabulary and technical accuracy, explore how the body moves through space and perform and properly execute beginning level choreography. Traditional contemporary repertoire of chosen choreographers will be presented according to class technical levels.

3 credits

Prerequisites

DAN 110 Minimum Grade of B and DAN 202 Minimum Grade of B

DAN 209 Dance II

2 credits

DAN 210 Ballet II

Open to Musical Theatre majors, Commercial Dance Majors and Dance minors only.

Course Description: A continuation of work begun in Ballet I. Students will work on alignment and improvement in barre, petit allegro, adagio, and turns. Combinations created by the instructor and drawn from standard repertoire will be learned.

Course Rotation: NY: Fall and Spring.

2 credits

Prerequisites

DAN 110 Min Grade C

DAN 211 Jazz III

Course Description: This advanced 200 level course will develop the student’s ability to execute various styles of jazz dance steps and proficiently incorporate them in to a dance composition. The students will apply advanced technique to performance theories and concepts, as well as audition skills. The course will also examine the theory, technique and vocabulary of jazz dance and explore individual artistic style.

2 credits

DAN 216 Tap Dance I

Course Description:This course is designed to develop the student’s beginning tap technique, vocabulary, performance, and basic understanding of Tap.

Course Rotation: NYC:Fall;Spring.

2 credits

DAN 216 Tap Dance I

Course Description:This course is designed to develop the student’s beginning tap technique, vocabulary, performance, and basic understanding of Tap.

Course Rotation: NYC:Fall;Spring.

2 credits

DAN 296B Ballet II

Prerequisite: DAN 110 or permission of Department.

Course Description: A continuation of work begun in Ballet I. Students will work on alignment and improvement in barre, petit allegro, adagio, and turns. Combinations created by the instructor and drawn from standard repertoire will be learned.

3 credits

Prerequisites

DAN 110 Min Grade D

DAN 300 Jazz IV

Course Description: This advanced 300 level course will develop the student’s ability to execute various types of jazz dance steps to a wide variety of jazz and pop music and proficiently incorporate them into a dance composition. The students will apply advanced technique to performance theories and concepts, as well as audition skills. The course will also examine the theory, advanced technique, and vocabulary of jazz dance and explore individual artistic expression.

Course Rotation: NY: Fall and Spring.

3 credits

Prerequisites

DAN 205 Minimum Grade of D and DAN 311 Minimum Grade of D and DAN 210 Minimum Grade of D

DAN 306 Body Awareness and Wellness

Course Description : Body Awareness and Wellness for Today’s Dancer is a study of basic practices related to the current concepts of preventative medicine. Basic anatomical functions and kinesiology concepts analogous to the physical health of the performer will be addressed.
Course Rotation : NYC:Fall

3 credits

DAN 310 Ballet III

Course Description: Ballet III encompasses the more difficult movements of classical ballet. Students of proficient technical level, (possessing perfectly placed bodies with feet and legs that are lengthened and strong), may explore pointe work and basic ballet partnering at the discretion of the instructor.

Course Rotation: NY: Fall and Spring.

2 credits

Prerequisites

DAN 110 Minimum Grade of C and DAN 210 Minimum Grade of C

DAN 311 Jazz III

Course Description:This advanced 300 level course will develop the student’s ability to execute various types of jazz steps and proficiently incorporate them into a dance composition. The students will apply advanced technique to performance theories and concepts, as well as audition skills. The course will also examine the theory, technique, and vocabulary of jazz and explore individual artistic expression.

Course Rotation: NYC:Fall;Spring

2 credits

Prerequisites

DAN 205 Minimum Grade of C and DAN 210 Minimum Grade of C

DAN 311 Jazz III

Course Description:This advanced 300 level course will develop the student�s ability to execute various types of jazz steps and proficiently incorporate them into a dance composition. The students will apply advanced technique to performance theories and concepts, as well as audition skills. The course will also examine the theory, technique, and vocabulary of jazz and explore individual artistic expression.

Course Rotation: NYC:Fall;Spring

2 credits

Prerequisites

DAN 205 Minimum Grade of C and DAN 210 Minimum Grade of C

DAN 312 Choreography

Pre-Requisites: DAN 205 or DAN 210 or Permission of the Instructor

Course Description: A practical experience focusing on the choreographer’s creative process. Emphasis will be placed on identifying. Selecting and utilizing a variety of source material. Interpreting the source material and creating a piece of choreography through use of various dance.

Course Rotation: NYC:Fall

3 credits

Prerequisites

DAN 205 Minimum Grade of C or DAN 210 Minimum Grade of C