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-109-A Dance Movement
This is a 1 credit course designed to introduce students to the basic elements of dance and movement.

The following production classes are reserved for Dance Program students only.
All credits received for the following classes may be utilized in obtaining the Performing Arts Minor, with a concentration in dance.

DA-300-A Dance Ensemble Production
This performance based course is for students participating in the dance program. Participation and attendance is required in order to receive the 1 credit. The director of dance and the faculty of the dance program oversee this production. All students must be authorized and registered to participate in Dance Ensemble Production.

DA-301-A Dance Company Production
This performance based course is for students who have previously auditioned and have been accepted into the dance company for the dance program. Participation and attendance is required in order to receive the 1 credit. The director of dance and the faculty of the Dance Program oversee this production. All students must be authorized and registered to participate in Dance Company Production.

DA-302-A Ballroom Dance Production
This performance based course is for students participating in the ballroom dance ensemble. Participation and attendance is required in order to receive the 1 credit. The director of dance and the faculty of the Dance Program oversee this production. All students must be authorized and registered to participate in Ballroom Dance Production.

DA-303-A Irish Step Production
This performance based course is for students who have previously auditioned and have been accepted into the Irish step ensemble for the dance program. Participation and attendance is required in order to receive the 1 credit. The director of dance and the faculty of the Dance Program oversee this production. All students must be authorized and registered to participate in Irish Step Production.

A-304-A Hip Hop Production
This performance based course is for students who have previously auditioned and have been accepted into the hip hop ensemble for the dance program. Participation and attendance is required in order to receive the 1 credit. The director of dance and the faculty of the Dance Program oversee this production. All students must be authorized and registered to participate in Hip Hop Production.