• DA203 Perspectives in World Dance

    4 Credits

    Focuses on learning to "see" and "hear" the form and music of the art of dance across world cultures. Students focus on specific dance ethnographies to understand cultural difference through a study of dance and human movement and to explore contemporary anthropological concerns about representation, globalization, history, and identity. Throughout their study, students focus on various theoretical models in anthropology for studying dance/performance. Fulfills the Aesthetic Perspective and the General Education Global Diversity requirements.

    Instructors Kara Fili, Kristin Horrigan, Marsha Parrilla
  • DA231 Choreography

    4 Credits

    This course immerses students in the art and craft of making dances. Students will learn to discover personal movement vocabulary, create dances in solos and groups, give and receive choreographic feedback, and develop choreographic ideas.

    Instructors Kristin Horrigan
  • DA233 Ballet Technique

    2 Credits

    Explores the fundamentals of ballet technique for beginning students. Through the traditional class sequence, students become familiar with ballet terms and technique. The class begins at the barre and progresses to center combinations, which emphasize the development of musicality, flexibility, strength, and control.

    Instructors Kristen Katsimpas
  • DA234 Modern Dance

    2 Credits

    Presents the fundamentals of the concert dance form exemplified in the styles of Graham, Limon, and Cunningham for beginning students. It focuses on the development of technique, including floor work, center, and traveling components. Students explore a wide range of axial and spatial movement while developing flexibility, placement, control, and a concept of dance as a performing art.

    Instructors Jenny Oliver
  • DA235 Tap Dance

    2 Credits

    Explores the technique, style, and rhythmic structure of tap dancing. Students work toward expanding the movement vocabulary.

    Instructors Ian Berg
  • DA236 Hip Hop Dance

    2 Credits

    A moderately paced, beginner-intermediate Hip Hop fundamentals class. Students will learn to confidently execute Hip Hop dance fundamentals and explore relevant context, groove, language, and basic music theory.

    Instructors Ashton Lites
  • DA237 Jazz Technique

    2 Credits

    An introduction to the American dance form of jazz, including blues and musical theatre dance. Utilizing East Indian and African-Cuban rhythms, this technique is based on exercises and movement developed by choreographer Jack Cole. Classes focus on the development of strength, flexibility, isolation, and control through a series of stretches, strengthening exercises, and center floor combinations.

    Instructors Alison Neill
  • DA331 Topics in Dance: Advanced Tap Dance

    2 Credits

    Expanding on the work in DA235 Tap Dance, Advanced Tap delves deeper into the next steps of tap dance. While working through more challenging musical and step vocabulary dancers, will hone in on personal style and how to captivate a room.

    Instructors Ian Berg
  • DA333 Ballet Styles

    2 Credits

    The class begins with a ballet barre designed to allow the dancer to focus on ballet fundamentals while preparing for work in the center. The dancer then proceeds to center floor combinations, which enable the dancer to utilize and expand upon principles learned at the barre.

    Instructors Kristen Katsimpas
  • DA337 Jazz Styles

    2 Credits

    Training in American jazz dance integrates a number of jazz styles, including Jack Cole, Fosse, and African-Cuban, which are performed today in the musical theatre and in concert. Students work to develop control, strength, and speed, with an emphasis on movement isolation and a clear jazz style. Additional Course Costs: Upwards of $300 appropriate shoes/clothes, depending on course

    Instructors Kristen Katsimpas