Dance Course Descriptions

DA 100 Introduction to Dance History   3 CR
A survey of the purposes, functions and manifestations of dance forms from early civilization to the present. Relationships are examined between dance and cultural developments.

DA 101 Ballet I   3 CR
This course is designed to introduce students to the basic positions, steps,   terminology, and fundamental skills that form the foundation of ballet technique.

DA 102 Ballet II   3 CR
This course is designed to further develop ballet technique and introduce students advanced steps, terminology, and skills.  Students must demonstrate an understanding of intermediate concepts.

DA 103 Jazz I   3 CR
This course is designed to introduce students to the basic positions, steps,   terminology, and fundamental skills that form the foundation of Jazz  dance technique.

DA 104 Hip Hop   3 CR
This course is designed to introduce students to the basic positions, steps,   terminology, fundamental skills, and cultural forces that form the foundation of Hip   Hop dance technique.

DA 105 Tap I  3 CR
This course is designed to introduce students to the basic positions, steps,  terminology, fundamental skills, and cultural forces that form the foundation of Tap dance technique.

DA 106 Dance for Musical Theatre  3 CR
This course is designed to introduce students to the basic positions, steps, terminology, fundamental skills, and cultural forces that form the foundation of Musical Theater dance technique.

DA 107 Irish Step Dance   3 CR
This course is designed to introduce students to the basic positions, steps,   terminology, fundamental skills, and cultural forces that form the foundation of Irish   Step Dance technique.

DA 300 Dance Ensemble Production   1 CR
This course requires participation in q dance production in at least one genre of  dance.  This production is overseen by the director of the SHU Dance Ensemble.  This  course can be taken multiple times for credit.