The dance major is designed to serve students in preparation to meet the growing demand for dancers professionally trained; or dance educators who can train and teach aspiring dancers to be successful. The curriculum focuses on the ethnic culture i.e. African, and addresses issues and prospectus in the dance genre that traditionally have been overlooked or de-emphasized as central to understanding the presence of dance and the roots of expression through dance. The design of the curriculum is inclusive of all facets of dance technique, productions, performance, and administration, and culture and is aligned with the dance national standards. Additionally the mission of the dance program is to provide opportunities for students to engage in scholarly inquiries, performance and choreographic projects, master class workshops, and dance.
At the end of the program the student will be able to perform or direct/choreograph artistic dance productions as well as train dancers to evolve into competent artists. The major seeks to reflect, address, and impact current cultural needs and interests within the community and the program of courses will include both technique and theory classes germane to the genre.
The dance performance major (121 credits) will embody courses in dance technique such as Cultural Rhythms, I and II African Dance I and II, Sacred World Dance, Tap Dance, Jazz and Musical Theater, and dance theory including Dance as Art and Culture, Dance History, and Music Theory.
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