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DANCE 100 - DANCE APPRECIATION
A non-movement course that examines dance through the viewing of videos, dance performances and lecture discussions.
 
DANCE 101 - INTRODUCTION TO WORLD DANCE
An introductory course that focuses upon the teaching of selected dances of the world, Europe, Asia, Latin America, Australia, and Africa.
 
DANCE 111 - FUNDAMENTALS OF DANCE
A preparation for all dance styles, focus upon ballet, modern and jazz.
 
DANCE 121 - MODERN DANCE 1
Introduces the techniques and styles of modern dance.
 
DANCE 122 - MODERN DANCE 2
A continuation of modern dance of techniques and styles. Prerequisite: Dance 121.
 
DANCE 131 - INTRODUCTION TO JAZZ
Emphasis on elementary skills and techniques of jazz dance.
 
DANCE 132 - INTERMEDIATE JAZZ
A continuation of jazz dance technique. Prerequisite: Dance 131.
 
DANCE 133 - INTRODUCTION TO AFRICAN DANCE
A movement survey of the dance cultures of West Africa.
 
DANCE 134 - BALLROOM AND SOCIAL DANCE
Introduces waltz, fox trot, cha-cha, tango, swing, flamenco, and salsa.
 
DANCE 135 - BEGINNING TAP DANCE
Teaches basic rhythms and techniques of tap.
 
DANCE 141 - INTRODUCTION TO BALLET
Basic skills and techniques of ballet exercises are introduced.
 
DANCE 142 - INTERMEDIATE BALLET
Continuation of skills introduced in beginning ballet.
 
DANCE 160 - DANCE PERFORMANCE ENSEMBLE
Course focuses upon learning and performing repertoire by faculty and guest instructors.
 
DANCE 161 - CONCERT DANCE ENSEMBLE
Intermediate and advanced dancers serve as thee school dance company and perform in community venues as well as campus productions. Prerequisite: Successful audition. 
 
DANCE 170 - INTRODUCTION TO CHOREOGRAPHY
Introduces fundamental choreographic skills. Prerequisite: Successful audition.