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PACD 300 Ballet V

Prerequisite: Listed prerequisites, permission of instructor to register, 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 and PACD 105 Minimum Grade of D and PACD 200 Minimum Grade of D and PACD 205 Minimum Grade of D

PACD 302 Contemporary I

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

Course Description: Contemporary dance is a genre of concert dance that employs systems and methods found in modern dance, ballet, jazz and postmodern dance. This course is designed for the advanced beginner level dancer. Pioneers of contemporary dance include Isadora Duncan, Ruth St. Denis, Doris Humphrey, Mary Wigman, Francois Delsarte, Emilie Jaques-Dalcroze, Merce Cunningham, Martha Graham, Rudolph von Laban, Loie Fuller, Jose Limon and Marie Rambert. By exploring the movement styles of these pioneers and discovering the basic concepts of the following techniques: Alexander Technique, Bartenieff Fundamentals, Contact and Dance Improvisation, Floorwork/Gymnastics, Graham Technique, Horton Technique, Humphrey-Weidman Technique, Pilates, Release Technique and Yoga, students will learn a basic understanding of the foundation and movement philosophies employed in contemporary dance.

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 205 Minimum Grade of D

PACD 306 Body Awareness and Wellness for Today's Dancer

Course Description: This course 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: Spring.

3 credits

Prerequisites

PACD 205 Minimum Grade of C and PACD 225 Minimum Grade of C

PACD 307 Contemporary II

Prerequisite: Listed prerequisite, 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: Contemporary II is a genre of dance popularized following the post-modern dance era. Typically refers to modern dance forms that include influence from jazz, theatre dance, hip-hop and other stylized genres. Contemporary movement at Pace University is a fusion of modern dance training, which does not identify with any codified system or technique. The contemporary classes are a hybrid of jazz, modern, and ballet, which hone dancer’s technique, and develop unique movement styles specific to each dancers’ individuality. 2 semesters of contemporary are required for graduation. Contemporary I DAN, Contemporary 2 DAN. The study of contemporary dance techniques. During discussions and assignments students will be encouraged to develop their critical awareness of contemporary dancing as a performing art.

3 credits

PACD 325 Improvisation

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 is a performance application class where students will explore a variety of movement motivations, somatic practices, and guided improvisation exercises in Contemporary, Jazz, Tap, Modern and Hip Hop. The goal of this course is to instill confidence in dancers’ improvisation skills for use in choreography or for the current Commercial audition environment.

1 credits

Prerequisites

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PACD 375 Ballet Pedagogy

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 Pedagogy is the theory and practice of teaching ballet technique to assess and train students in a logical, progressive, and responsible manner. This course includes an overview of different methodologies for teaching ballet pedagogy and applying them in practice through class observation, self-observation, and peer assessment. You must have completed four semesters of ballet to enroll in this course.

2 credits

Prerequisites

PACD 100 Minimum Grade of D and PACD 105 Minimum Grade of D and PACD 200 Minimum Grade of D and PACD 205 Minimum Grade of D and PACD 300 Minimum Grade of D

PACD 379 Jazz Dance Pedagogy

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: Jazz Pedagogy is the theory and practice of teaching jazz technique to assess and train students in a logical, progressive, and responsible manner. This course includes an overview of different methodologies for teaching jazz pedagogy and applying them in practice through class observation, self-observation, and peer assessment. You must have completed four semesters of jazz to enroll in this course.

2 credits

Prerequisites

PACD 202 Minimum Grade of D and PACD 205 Minimum Grade of D and PACD 300 Minimum Grade of D and PACD 311 Minimum Grade of D