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Advanced Dance Studies & Performance

This course is a continuation of the first core sequence in dance studies. Students continue to expand their dance repertoire with the addition of a performance element. The 3-mod core sequence of required classes consists of 1 mod in Contemporary Dance, 1 mod of the Advanced Performance Ensemble, and a choice of 1 mod of Jazz, Ballet, or a second mod of Contemporary Dance. Additional mods of any dance class may be taken if desired. Students may take this class multiple years.

The Advanced Performance Ensemble mod takes students through the process of preparing for and presenting a dance concert. Students are challenged to choreograph and dance in their own work to be auditioned for inclusion in the dance concert. In addition, they perform in the teacher-choreographed pieces. The concert is the culmination of a term of work and is presented to the public as two performances on the stage in Walton Auditorium.

See Dance Studies (ARP110A) for descriptions of Contemporary, Ballet, and Jazz mods.

Min-Max Credit Hours: 3.0-5.0