PADA 151 CONDITIONING FOR DANCERS (3)

Six hours activity per week

This course utilizes techniques (stretching, yoga, pilates) and principles of conditioning (strength, flexibility, and endurance) to prevent injuries stemming from muscular imbalances, structural problems, postural deviations, improper mechanics or movements. Students will develop individualized conditioning programs to prevent injuries.

PADA 253 JAZZ DANCE I (3)

Six hours activity per week

Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor

Activities designed to develop basic jazz dance technique accompanied by historical information relevant to the dance form.

PADA 254 MODERN DANCE I (3) [top]

One hour lecture per week

Two hours activity per week

Beginning modern dance techniques based on major dance pioneers, major points in dance history and language of Modern Dance.

GenEd: C1, E  

PADA 353 JAZZ DANCE II (3) [top]

Six hours activity per week

Prerequisite: PADA 253

Activities designed to develop intermediate jazz dance technique and a study of the history of jazz dance.

PADA 354 MODERN DANCE II (3) [top]

Six hours activity per week

Prerequisite: PADA 254

Intermediate modern dance technique with continued development of improvisational skills and beginning dance composition forms.

PADA 458 DANCE ENSEMBLE (3) [top]

Six hours activity per week

Prerequisites: PADA 353 or PADA 354

A dance repertory and performance class with emphasis in developing skills for performing ballet, modern, jazz, historic and/or other forms of theatrical dance.

PADA 499 PERFORMING ARTS CAPSTONE IN DANCE (3)

Three hours seminar per week

Prerequisites: PADA 353 and PADA 354, Senior Status

Students will join in the capstone experience course and blend their knowledge and practice to produce an interdisciplinary performing arts project. Alternatively, students may receive an internship with a dance company.