Foundation training necessary for the development of skill proficiency in tap dance.

Further foundation training necessary for the development of skilled proficiency in tap dance.

Foundation training necessary for the development of skill proficiency in folk dance.

Foundation training necessary for the development of skill proficiency in the jazz dance idiom.

Introductory level foundation training necessary for the development of skill proficiency in contemporary dance for students with no previous experience.

Introductory level foundation training necessary for the development of skill proficiency in ballet for students with no previous experience.

Foundation training necessary for the development of skilled proficiency in ballroom dance.

Further foundation training necessary for the development of skilled proficiency in ballroom dance.

Fundamental conditioning in the Pilates method of training.

Second level of foundation training necessary for the development of skill proficiency in contemporary dance for students with some previous experience.

Second level of foundation training necessary for the development of skill proficiency in ballet for students with some previous experience.

Basic vocabulary and skills of classical ballet transferred to dancing on pointe.

Designed to develop the beginning-intermediate level dance student's ability to transfer classical ballet skills into partnered pas de deux work.

Experience in publicity, graphic design, stage lighting, stage management, and costuming through faculty-supervised and monitored participation as a member of the production crew for three dance concerts sponsored by the department of Dance.

All aspects of the dance experience, exploring related roles of the dancer, choreographer and spectator. Historical and critical readings and illustrated lectures will acquaint the student with masterpieces of dance theatre art and develop the student's responsiveness to dance.

Training in a movement system complementing the development of the dancer.

Participation as a dancer in a faculty-choreographed dance piece.

Provides the individual an opportunity to explore movement initiated through various sources including internal motivation. Emphasis will be on individual and group interaction within structured and free improvisational situations, all for the purpose of developing the student's creative…

Fundamentals of rhythm and musical form relevant to the needs of the dance educator, performer, and choreographer. Tap dance will serve as a basis of study.

Dance forms indigenous to specific regions of the world.

Movement applications for improving technical proficiency, performance dynamics, and stylistic clarity at the intermediate/advanced level. Dance combinations will explore various contemporary and vernacular jazz styles, infused with Afro-Caribbean poly-rhythms.

Intermediate-level course designed to aid the student in continued acquisition and development of technical skills in contemporary dance. Techniques basic to this dance form plus motional properties as they relate to dance will be emphasized.

Designed to build the strength, flexibility, endurance, and control necessary for performance of intermediate-level ballet barre exercises, adagio sequences, and allegro enchainments. An understanding of proper body mechanics and the French vocabulary will also be emphasized.

Develops the beginning to intermediate pointe student's ability to transfer to pointe work the vocabulary and skill learned in Ballet II.

Continued development of the intermediate level dance student's ability to transfer classical ballet skills into partnered pas de deux work.

The practice and experience of performance in a dance company. Training and participation in all areas critical to the operation of a dance company, including mainstage performance, touring, and management of all production concerns.

Performance in or choreographing of an original work through a faculty supervised process to be presented in YCS Stage One Showing to be held fall semester each year.

Continued experience in publicity, graphic design, stage lighting, stage management, and costuming through faculty-supervised and monitored participation as a member of the production crew for three dance concerts sponsored by the Department of Dance.

Introduction to Laban Movement Analysis (LMA) and Baretnieff Fundamentals (BF). The study of movement theory, principles, and analysis. Significant examination, practice, and integration of this body of knowledge as it relates to dance technique, performance training, pedagogy, and the dance-…

Survey of primary scientific and somatic principles that inform dance training and performance, including anatomical and kinesiological components, injury prevention, rehabilitation, safe practices, somatic neuromuscular re-education methods, and an introduction to dance movement therapy.

In-depth training in a movement system complementing the development of the dancer.

Directed observation and teaching of dance classes preschool through college.

Directed observation and teaching of dance classes preschool through college.

Participation as a dancer in a faculty-choreographed dance piece.

The principles of dance composition, with emphasis upon the development of solo, duet, and trio studies.

Movement applications for improving technical proficiency, performance dynamics, and stylistic clarity at the advanced level. Dance combinations will explore various contemporary and vernacular jazz styles, infused with Afro-Caribbean poly- rhythms.

Intermediate to advanced-level course designed to aid the student in the continued acquisition and development of technical skills in contemporary dance. Technique and theory basic to this dance form plus motional properties as they relate to dance will be emphasized.

Designed to build the strength, flexibility, endurance, and control necessary for performance of intermediate-advanced level ballet barre exercises, adagio sequences and allegro enchainments. Style, perfection, and performance quality will be emphasized.

Continued development of the beginning to intermediate pointe student's ability to transfer to pointe work the vocabulary and skill learned in Ballet II.

Further development of the intermediate-advanced level dance student's ability to transfer classical ballet skills into partnered pas de deux work.

Contents, materials, and methods for teaching creative movement and rhythm to children pre-kindergarten through fourth grade, and for teaching folk, square, and social dance to children grades five-eight.

The continued practice and experience of performance in a dance company. Training and participation in all areas critical to the operation of a dance company, including mainstage performance, touring, and management of all production concerns.

Performance in or choreographing of an original dance work through a faculty supervised process to be presented in YCS Stage One Showing to be held fall semester each year.

Fundamental introduction of the ballet based principles in performance, pedagogy and choreography.

Participation as a dancer in a faculty-choreographed piece.

Dance composition specifically applied to the development of group choreography. Students will explore the role technology plays in dance art of the twenty first century and learn to create a screen dance.

Dance as a reflection of culture and as an art form from the times of earliest lineage-based societies up to the 20th century. Socio-cultural influence and the contributions of individual artists will be investigated.

Continued movement applications for improving technical proficiency, performance dynamics, and stylistic clarity at the advanced level. Dance combinations will explore various contemporary and vernacular jazz styles, infused with Afro- Caribbean poly-rhythms.

Advanced-level course designed to aid the student in further continued acquisition and development of technical skills in contemporary dance. Technique and theory basic to this dance form plus motional properties as they relate to dance will be emphasized.

Designed to further build the strength, flexibility, endurance, and control necessary for performance of advanced level ballet barre exercises, adagio sequences and allegro enchainments. Style, perfection, and performance quality will be emphasized.

Further development of the intermediate/advanced pointe student's ability to transfer to pointe work the vocabulary and skills learned in Ballet III and Ballet IV.

Continued progression of the advanced level dance student's ability to transfer classical ballet skills into partnered pas de deux work.

Survey of selected topics in dance education, emphasizing learning theories, history of dance in education, diversity and gender issues, assessment, and applications of cognitive science and motor learning to the dance class.

Advanced/pre-professional level course designed to aid the student in further continued acquisition and development of technical skills in contemporary dance. Technique and theory basic to this dance form plus motional properties as they relate to dance will be emphasized.

Designed to further build the strength, flexibility, endurance, and control necessary for performance of advanced/pre-professional ballet barre exercises, adagio sequences, and allegro enchainments. Style, perfection, and performance quality will be emphasized.

Fully produced concert presentation of the student's original choreography. Student will write a brief project proposal and project write-up and assist in duties required for concert production.

Faculty-supervised research in a student-selected topic in aesthetics, education, history, science, or technology. The student will write a proposal, conduct research, and present findings.

The continued practice and experience of performance in a dance company. Training and participation in all areas critical to the operation of a dance company, including mainstage performance, touring, and management of all production concerns.

Co-producer of concert and fully produced concert presentation of the student's original choreography. The student will write a pre-production proposal, comprehensive post-production summary, and present an oral presentation of his/her critical analysis of the choreographic project following the…

Thirteen-week, full-time teaching assignment in a cooperating school.

The continued practice and experience of performance in a dance company. Training and participation in all areas critical to the operation of a dance company, including mainstage performance, touring, and management of all production concerns.