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PACD 200 Ballet III

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

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.

3 credits

Prerequisites

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

PACD 202 Jazz III

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 discussing 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 and PACD 107 Minimum Grade of D

PACD 203 Aerial Arts 2

Course Description:Students will learn the more advanced 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. The class will teach more advanced drops and skills. We will learn elements of doubles and group work.

1 credits

PACD 205 Ballet IV

Prerequisite: Listed prerequisites, and the student must be pursuing a B.F.A. degree in Commercial Dance or pursuing a B.A. degree in Theater/Commercial Dance.

Course Description: Ballet a highly formalized and codified system of classical training taught in both the European and American fashion as a basis for all performance dance techniques. It is an exceedingly technical form of dance with its own vocabulary, which will additionally be part of each class at Pace University. Ballet training is essential to building successful dancers and the B.F.A classes are focused on development of technique, line, strength, and agility. Six semesters of ballet are required for graduation. Classes offered Ballet I, Ballet II, Ballet III, Ballet IV, Ballet V, and Ballet VI. Ballet IV 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 basic pointe work at the barre with permission of the instructor.

3 credits

Prerequisites

PACD 100 Minimum Grade of D and PACD 105 Minimum Grade of D and PACD 200 Minimum Grade of D

PACD 207 Jazz IV

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

Course Description: This advanced 300 level course will develop the student’s ability to execute various styles 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 style.

3 credits

Prerequisites

PACD 100 Minimum Grade of D and PACD 102 Minimum Grade of D and PACD 105 Minimum Grade of D and PACD 107 Minimum Grade of D and PACD 200 Minimum Grade of D and PACD 202 Minimum Grade of D and PACD 205 Minimum Grade of D

PACD 208 Hip Hop 2

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.

Course Rotation: NYC: Fall and Spring.

2 credits

PACD 209 Theater Dance 2

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: 1900’s-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:Spring

Course Campus:New York City

2 credits

PACD 216 Tap Dance 2

Course Description: Tap 2 is a course designed to develop the student's advanced tap technique, vocabulary, performance, and intricate rhythms of more advanced Tap.

2 credits

PACD 225 Anatomy for Dancers

Prerequisite: Listed prerequisites, and the student must be pursuing a B.F.A. degree in Commercial Dance or pursuing a B.A. degree in Theater/Commercial Dance.

Course Description: This course is structured towards the dancer/athlete application. Students will be discussing body, space planes, physical orientations, the bony skeleton, joints, muscles, ligaments and tendons, and circulation.

3 credits

Prerequisites

PACD 100 Minimum Grade of D and PACD 102 Minimum Grade of D and PACD 105 Minimum Grade of D and PACD 107 Minimum Grade of D and PACD 200 Minimum Grade of D

PACD 227 Choreography I

Prerequisite: Listed prerequisites, and the 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 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 styles.

2 credits

Prerequisites

PACD 100 Minimum Grade of D and PACD 105 Minimum Grade of D and PACD 110 Minimum Grade of D and PACD 200 Minimum Grade of D and PACD 210 Minimum Grade of D and PACD 310 Minimum Grade of D

PACD 240 Vocal Music for Dancers II

Prerequisite: Listed prerequisites, and the 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 practical experience focusing on the singer’s creative process. Emphasis will be placed on identifying, selecting and utilizing a variety of source material. Students will interpret the source material and create a vocal piece through use of various vocal styles.

3 credits

Prerequisites

PACD 100 Minimum Grade of D and PACD 102 Minimum Grade of D and PACD 105 Minimum Grade of D and PACD 107 Minimum Grade of D