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DANCE PERFORMANCE & CHOREOGRAPHY
 
Dance Performance 10  (MDNP-10)
 
This course introduces the fundamentals of dance through the use of the elements of movement (body, space, time dynamics and relationship). You will learn the skills and attitudes necessary to work within a performance group, including teamwork, adaptability, support, leadership, and responsibility for stagecraft elements such as props, costumes, light, music and scenery. This course emphasizes the knowledge, skills and attitudes required throughout the process of learning new movements and rehearsing and refining towards a polished product. You will be expected to work in groups and independently. Attitude, effort and participation are key to being successful in these courses. The dance types that the course will cover will be hip-hop, ballet, jazz, contemporary, and time permitting, ballroom and cultural dances such as Bhangra and Bollywood.
 
Dance Choreography 10  (MDNC-10)  
  
This course introduces the fundamentals of creating dance of various styles and genres for a variety of informal and formal settings and for a variety of purposes. Students learn to explore, create, refine, and produce dance using the elements of movement (body, space, time dynamics and relationship) to serve artistic intentions. By working through the creative process (exploration, selection, combination, refinement, and reflection), students develop an understanding of these elements and how they combine to form the final product, a choreographed piece.
 
DANCE CHOREOGRAPHY 11  (MDNC-11) 
 
The focus of this course is on the fundamentals of creating dance of various styles and genres for a variety of informal and formal settings and for a variety of purposes. Students learn to explore, create, refine, and produce dance using the elements of movement (body, space, time dynamics and relationship) to serve artistic intentions. By working through the creative process (exploration, selection, combination, refinement, and reflection), students develop an understanding of these elements and how they combine to form the final product, a choreographed piece.
 
DANCE CHOREOGRAPHY 12  (MDNC-12) 
 
This course further provides students with opportunities to create dance of various styles and genres while drawing upon all the learned movement elements and skills. This process requires a nurturing environment that encourages risk taking. Such an environment enables students to become comfortable moving back and forth through the creative process of exploring, selecting, combining, refining and reflecting. Students learn to discuss their own creative processes and those of others as they describe and respond to choreography.
 
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