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Classes are provided for novice to advanced dancers who demonstrate an aptitude, interest and commitment.  Students will concentrate on ballet, jazz and modern dance. They will also have an opportunity to work on choreography, theory, anatomy and history of dance.
 
Dance class

DANCE COURSES

ATC1OW - BALLET, MODERN and JAZZ

Prerequisite: Audition

This course gives students the opportunity to explore their technical and compositional skills by applying the elements of dance and the tools of composition in a variety of performance situations. Students will generate movement through structured and unstructured improvisation, demonstrate an understanding of safe practices with regard to themselves and others in the dance environment, and identify the function and significance of dance within the global community. Students will investigate the historical and cultural development of ballet, modern and jazz at an introductory level.

 

ATB2OW - BALLET

Prerequisite: ATC1OW or Permission of Instructor

This course emphasizes the development of students’ technique and creative skills relating to the elements of dance and the tools of composition in a variety of performance situations. Students will identify responsible personal and interpersonal practices related to dance processes and production, and will apply technologies and techniques throughout the process of creation to develop artistic scope in the dance arts. Students learning will include the historical development of ballet and the specialized vocabulary of dance and dance criticism.

 

ATB3MW - BALLET

Prerequisite: ATB2OW or Permission of Instructor

This course emphasizes the development of students’ movement vocabulary relating to dance genres from around the world, and of their understanding of the elements of dance and the tools of composition​​ in a variety of performance situations. Students will research and explain how physical, intellectual, and artistic skills develop in dance can be applied in a wide range of careers. They will apply tools and techniques throughout the process of creation and presentation, and reflect on how studies in the dance arts affect personal identity. This course stresses the quality of movement and further technique development.

 

ATB4MW - BALLET

Prerequisite: ATB3MW or Permission of Instructor

This course emphasizes the development of students’ technical proficiency, fluency in the language of movement in dance genres from around the world, and understanding of dance science. Students will explain the social, cultural, and historical context of dance: apply the creative process the art of dance in a variety of ways: and exhibit an understanding of the purpose and possibilities of continuing engagement in the arts as a lifelong learner. This course focuses on musicality, technique, presentation and the study of classical and contemporary repertoire.

 

ATM2OW - MODERN DANCE

Prerequisite: ATC1OW or Permission of Instructor

This course emphasizes the development of students’ technique and creative skills relating to the elements of dance and the tools of composition in a variety of performance situations. Students will identify responsible personal and interpersonal practices related to dance processes and production, and will apply technologies and techniques throughout the process of creation to develop artistic scope in the dance arts. Students’ learning will include the historical development of modern dance and the specialized vocabulary of dance criticism.

 

ATM3MW - MODERN DANCE

Prerequisite: ATM2OW or Permission of Instructor

This course emphasizes the development of students’ movement vocabulary relating to dance genres from around the world, and of their understanding of the elements of dance and the tools of composition in a variety of performance situations. Students will research and explain how physical, intellectual, and artistic skills developed in dance can be applies in a wide range of careers. They will apply tools and techniques throughout the process of creation and presentation, and reflect on how studies in the dance arts affect personal identity.

 

ATM4MW - MODERN DANCE

Prerequisite: ATM3MW or Permission of Instructor

This course emphasizes the development of students’ technical proficiency, fluency in the language of movement in dance genres from around the world, and understanding of dance science. Students will explain the social, cultural, and historical contexts of dance; apply the creative process through three art of dance in a variety of ways; exhibit an understanding of the purpose and possibilities of continuing engagement in the arts as a lifelong learner.

 

ATJ2OW - JAZZ DANCE

Prerequisite: ATC1OW or Permission of Instructor

This course emphasizes the development of students’ technique and creative skills relating to the elements of dance and the tools of composition in a variety of performance situations. Students will identify responsible personal and interpersonal practices related to dance processes and production, and will apply technologies and techniques throughout the process of creation to develop artistic scope in the dance arts.

 

ATJ3MW - JAZZ DANCE

Prerequisite: ATJ2OW or Permission of Instructor

This course emphasizes the development of students’ artistry, improvisational and compositional skills, and technical proficiency in dance genres from around the world. Students will apply dance elements, techniques, and tools in a variety of ways, including performance situations; describe and model responsible practices related to the dance environment; and reflect on how the study of dance affects personal and artistic development.

 

ATP4MW – DANCE PERFORMANCE

Prerequisite: ATJ3MW, ATB 3MW and/or ATM 3MW

This course emphasizes the development of students’ technical proficiency, fluency in the language of movement in dance genres from around the world, and understanding of dance science. Students will explain the social, cultural, and historical contexts of dance; apply the creative process through the art of dance in a variety of ways; and exhibit an understanding of the purpose and possibilities of continuing engagement in the arts as a lifelong learner. Students work collaboratively to create an entire performance based on a theme/idea selected by the students with advisement from their instructor.



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