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PACD 100 Ballet I

Prerequisite: Student must be pursuing a B.F.A. degree in Commercial Dance.

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.

3 credits

PACD 102 Jazz I

Prerequisite: Student must be pursuing a B.F.A. degree in Commercial Dance.

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

3 credits

PACD 103 Aerial Arts I

This course is open to students majoring in Commercial Dance and Performing Arts only.

Course Description: Students will learn the basic elements of the Aerial Arts using a variety of aerial apparatuses. Class will include work on silks/fabric, Spanish web, hammock/sling, and static trapeze. This art has been around for over 150 years in many circuses and has been reinvented with companies such as Cirque du Soleil, 7 Fingers, Cirque Eloize, and many more. This has transformed the art into 2 styles, the traditional circus style and the artistic cirque style. In this class we will not only learn aerial arts but also how to execute the movement to fit both a circus and cirque style.

Course Rotation: NYC: Fall and Spring.

1 credits

PACD 104 Puppetry

This course is open to students majoring in Commercial Dance and Performing Arts only.

Course Description: A practical experience focusing on the puppeteer’s creative process. Emphasis will be placed on practical application and skill development in the following styles of puppetry: hand/rod ("Muppet") puppetry (for theatre and television), found object puppetry, "bunraku" - style puppetry, hand puppetry, and shadow puppetry.

Course Rotation: NYC: Fall and Spring.

1 credits

PACD 105 Ballet II

Prerequisite: Listed prerequisite, and the student must be pursuing a B.F.A. degree in Commercial Dance.
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.

3 credits

Prerequisites

PACD 100 Minimum Grade of D

PACD 106 Somatic Practices for Dancers

strong>Course Description: This course incorporates numerous somatic techniques as Alexander Technique, Feldenkrais, Bartenieff, and (MELT) Method of Hands-off Bodywork principals to build mind-body awareness, improve posture, and detect imbalances and tension within the muscles and joints. This course is a self-treatment technique that achieves effects similar to those achieved by manual therapists. Using specific foam rollers and balls, the methods in class will help to rehydrate the connective tissues and rebalance the nervous system. This, in turn, leaves the body in a more balances state.

Course Rotation: Fall and Spring

1 credits

PACD 107 Jazz II

Prerequisite: Listed prerequisites and the student must be pursuing a B.F.A. degree in Commercial Dance.
Course Description: The study of jazz dance techniques. During discussion and assignments students will be encouraged to develop their critical awareness of jazz dancing as a performing art.

3 credits

Prerequisites

PACD 100 Minimum Grade of D and PACD 102 Minimum Grade of D and PACD 105 Minimum Grade of D

PACD 108 Hip Hop 1

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 to prevalent in today’s dance society.

Course Rotation: Fall.

Course Campus:New York City.

2 credits

PACD 109 Theater Dance 1

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 Rotation:Fall

Course Campus:New York City

2 credits

PACD 110 Core Strengthening for Dancers

Course Description: This course helps strengthen the student's "core," increase flexibility, and improve body awareness and overall posture. Building the strength around the core helps dancers build stability around the spine for increased strength in partnering, dancing, and for spinal protection and injury prevention. The course includes a combination of methods such as mat work, Pilates, yoga, Gyrokinesis, and other core strengthening techniques to strengthen the muscles of the spine and abdominals.

Course Rotation: Spring.

1 credits

PACD 116 Tap Dance 1

This course is open to students majoring in Commercial Dance or Musical Theatre only.

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.

2 credits

PACD 145 Vocal Music for Dancers I

Prerequisite: Student must be pursuing a B.F.A. degree in Commercial Dance or pursuing a B.A. degree in Theater/Commercial Dance.

Course Description: A vocal technique class focusing on the entire process of singing and the building of strong voice skills for dancers. Emphasis will be placed on the process of learning songs and understanding the basic terminology of singing through assigned song repertoire that will be limited to the standard Musical Theatre canon.

3 credits

PACD 199 Commercial Dance Lab

Prerequisite: Audition, permission from the instructor to register, and student must be pursuing a B.F.A. degree in Commercial Dance.

Course Description: Jazz dancing is a form of dance that showcases a dancer's individual style and originality. Jazz class is energetic, rhythmic, and stylized. To excel in jazz, dancers need a strong background in ballet as it encourages grace and balance. Jazz classes at Pace University are well paced classes that include a warm up to hone the dancer, numerous technical loco motor movements, jumps, leaps, turns, kicks, and long combinations of movement to prepare the dancer for the audition process.

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