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New course for beginning dancers!

Students have always been able to take beginning or open level dance technique classes, such as ballet or jazz or hip-hop or flamenco, for Physical Education credit…and you still can!  But interested students now also have a way to take intro or open level courses for academic credit.  It takes more commitment as you will have to take 2 technique courses per semester but these courses generally meet from 1.5 to 2 hours per week, so the time commitment is still within the 3-4 hours per week range. Here is how it works:

ARTD B138 001 or 002: Introduction to Dance Techniques I
Students select one full semester of elementary modern (section 001) or ballet (section 002) and, concurrently, another full semester of technique selected from from approved Dance Program courses.  This may be a full semester course, for example African, or two half-semester courses, for
example, Movement Improv and Salsa.  Before enrolling, students must get approval of class selection from the Dance Program. The schedule of dance technique courses is listed on the Dance Program website and, at the beginning of each semester, on VRO under Physical Education. In addition, students must attend two mandatory lectures (TBA) over the course of the semester and one live dance performance and write short responses to all three. Course offered on a Pass/Fail basis only for .5 academic credit.
Division III: Humanities

ARTD B139 Introduction to Dance Techniques II
This course continues the introduction to dance techniques. Students select one full semester of elementary modern (section 001) or ballet (section 002) and, concurrently, another full semester of technique selected from approved Dance Program courses (See ARTD B 138 for further description). Before enrolling, students must get approval of class selection from the Dance Program. The schedule of dance technique courses is listed on the Dance Program website and at the beginning of each semester on VRO under Physical Education. Additional requirements include attendance at and critique of one live dance event and a short writing assignment on a topic selected in consultation with the faculty coordinator. Course offered on a Pass/Fail basis only for .5 academic credit. Prerequisite: ARTD B 138.  Division III: Humanities.

 

 

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