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Introduction to Dance

Subject: THR
Course Number: 160
Credits: 2 Credits
Available Online: No
This course will examine the fundamental principles, practices, and vocabulary of the basic movement skills of dance, introducing it as both an art form and exercise activity. The basics of modern, ballet, and jazz dance movement will be incorporated to provide a wide overview of dance history and practical technique through readings and studio movement participation. Students will be introduced to each dance style with a focus on body awareness and alignment. Warm ups and across the floor movement are incorporated to develop strength, flexibility, musicality, and coordination.
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