DANC 1580 Tap Dance I – (Section 201)

Introduces basic steps and rhythms of tap dance. Reviews the history of this American theatrical dance form.

DANC 1590 Hip-Hop I – (Section 801)

Explores a variety of hip-hop styles and moves to the latest music. Introduces students to fundamental dance techniques. Discusses hip-hop as a cultural movement.

DANC 1600 Hip-Hop II

For all students interested in developing intermediate/advanced skills in hip-hop. Explores hip-hop through different styles, across the floor combinations, break dancing, and in-class performances. Broadens understanding of this fun, loose, upbeat, and energetic style of dance and culture.

DANC 248R Special Topics Hip Hop Performance

Provides students an in-depth exploration of specialized dance forms outside of traditional course offerings, with an emphasis on World Dance forms such as Polynesian, Classical Indian, Argentine Tango, Capoeira, Balinese and Tibetan Folk Dance. Focuses on learning specific dance forms through active participation. Includes integration of theoretical, historical and social concepts which deepen the student's understanding of the context in which the dance form was practiced historically and is practiced today. May be repeated for a total of 6 credits towards graduation.

DANC 1700 American Social Dance

For students with no prior American Social Dance experience. Teaches beginning (Bronze) level patterns of American Social Dance including Foxtrot, Triple Swing, Waltz, and Cha Cha. Emphasizes, on a beginning level, correct rhythm, poise, footwork and foot positions, dance position, and etiquette. Students will develop a good general knowledge of Bronze level curriculum. Course fee of $10 for practical experience applies.

DANCE 270R American Social Dance II

For students with Bronze level American Social Dance experience or equivalent. Teaches intermediate (Silver) level patterns of American Social Dance including Foxtrot, Waltz, Triple Swing, Viennese Waltz, West Coast Swing, and Cha Cha. Emphasizes, on an intermediate level, correct rhythm, poise, footwork, and foot positions, dance position, and etiquette. Completion of the course will result in a good general knowledge of Silver level curriculum. May be repeated for a maximum of 2 credits toward graduation. Course fee of $15 for practical experience applies.

DANC 1720 Latin Ballroom Dance

Teaches beginning (Bronze) level patterns of International Style Latin Rumba, Samba, and Cha Cha. Introduces correct rhythm, poise, footwork, and foot positions. Provides general knowledge of Bronze level curriculum. Course fee of $10 for practical experience applies.

DANC 1620 Polynesian Dance

Explores basic forms of authentic Polynesian dance with a focus on the dances of Tonga, New Zealand, Tahita and Hawaii. Teaches the origins of the Polynesian people, their "tapu" systems, culture, religions, musical instruments and legends through movement classes, research, discussion and video. Develops understanding of Polynesian dance and the sacredness of this beautiful art form.

DANC 1500 Beginning Jazz Dance

Gives students experience in jazz dance including rhythms, style, and jazz techniques. Includes basic jazz terminology.

DANC 1510 Int. Jazz Dance

For students who have fundamental dance skills and basic jazz techniques. Teaches intermediate jazz technique, style and rhythm. Increases coordination, stamina, strength and flexibility through appropriate principles of jazz training.

DANCE 250R Advanced Jazz Dance

Explores advanced level jazz technique, performance, and composition skills. Includes preparation for professional auditions through movement experiences, lecture with group discussions, video, guest teacher(s), and group projects. May be repeated for a total of six credit hours.

DANC 1200 Beg. Modern/Contemporary Dance

Gives students experience in modern/contemporary dance technique, emphasizing locomotor skills and movement expression. Introduces elements of dance, time, space, and energy.

DANC 141R Int. Modern/Contemporary Dance

Increases physical skills in dance technique and performance technique. Introduces principles and concepts that govern human movement. Emphasizes development of strength, flexibility, coordination, core support, and movement expressiveness. Includes aspects of composition, improvisation, and performance as they relate to technique. Develops foundational skills in modern dance technique. Prepares students for more intensive study. Does not fulfill a dance major requirement. May be repeated for a total of 6 credits toward graduation.

DANC 1610 Dance Conditioning

For dance students enrolled in modern dance, ballet, jazz, or ballroom dance classes and for students interested in dance-specific conditioning. A beginning course in dance conditioning. Covers theory and practice. Emphasizes body balancing in strength, flexibility and endurance training supported by knowledge of basic principles of anatomy and biomechanics. Includes stress management, nutrition, body image, somatotypes, and body connectivity work.

DANC 1010 Dance as an Art Form Online (Section X02), DANC 1010 Dance as an Art Form Hybrid (Section X03)

Explores multicultural dance and movement expression. Studies the different ways in which world cultures are expressed through dance and movement. Overviews dance history and traces the evolution of dance as an art form. Examines the art and craft of dance making, dance as an expression of culture and community. Explores dance as artistic expression in 20th century America. Course lab fee of $30 for World Dance applies.