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Advanced Dance (EXS 289R)

Advanced dance techniques including factors of composition, music, costumes, etc.

Credit Hours 2.0 Lecture
Prerequisites None
Offered Winter
Programs -

Course Outcomes:

Upon completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Improve technique with respect to turns, jumps, timing and the proper degree of force used to be measured in mid-term and final.
  • Improvise dances from a wide range of music, such as Latin, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Pop, Hawaiian.
  • Know the basic components of choreography, such as transition, unity, variety, repetition, and originality to name a few.
  • Common choreographic forms will also be learned, such as AB, Suite, Rondo, Narrative and Collage.
  • Technical dance terms will also be studied and learned, such as pirouette, adage, soubresaut, sissone and pas de chat.
  • Designing a performance for the stage will be learned with an emphasis on a complete organizational plan that takes into account printed program, lighting design, costume design, stage design and desired emotional response from the audience.