Dance Technique I
This course will focus on exploring the foundations of ballet and modern dance. It will also include study in improvisation, choreography, anatomy and dance history. This is a fun, challenging, active course emphasizing all aspects of the art of dance. Daily class activities will include focus on form and technique, strength and flexibility conditioning, playing with expression through movement, choreography and performance preparation. Students will participate in exhibitions of learning, such as performances, throughout the semester and may work collaboratively with other departments. This course is intended to set a strong foundation in technique while allowing the dancer to develop personal movement style and explore a variety of interests in the world of dance. The main assessments for this class include projects, choreography, performances and weekly observations of student work. Students are also expected to articulate their personal philosophy of dance and desired path within the discipline. The projects will be discussed on an ongoing basis and will be based on individual and group skill level and interests.