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Dance ClassLinfield College offers technical dance training in many diverse genres. Students may study Ballet, Jazz, Tap, and Modern Dance. Also available is a new African Dance class which explores the cultural diversity of dance throughout Africa. Experienced dancers from all backgrounds may join the Intermediate Modern Dance class to continue training or prepare for the Linfield Dance Ensemble. The Linfield Dance Ensemble offers to all students opportunities for dance production and performance. In addition to performing faculty works, students can explore their own creativity through the choreography of the yearly concert. Dance at Linfield is an exciting, creative and rewarding experience.

Courses Offered:

070 Linfield Dance Ensemble Meets three hours each week. 1 credit.

071 Beginning Modern Dance Technique Basic modern dance skills, concepts and techniques. Awareness of movement, physical strength and coordination of the body and proper body alignment. Prior dance experience helpful. Meets two hours a week. 1 credit.

072 Intermediate Modern Dance Technique Continuation of modern dance studies begun in 071. Meets two hours a week. Prerequisite: 071, or consent of instructor. 1 credit.

073 Beginning Tap Dance Basic tap dance skills including flap, shuffle, pull back, riffs, time steps and breaks. Analysis of rhythm through movement. Combining steps into phrases and short dances. Two hours each week. 1 credit.

074 Beginning Jazz Dance Technique Basic jazz dance skills, concepts and techniques. Awareness of movement, physical strength and coordination of the body, and proper body alignment. Prior dance experience helpful. Meets two hours a week. 1 credit.

075 Beginning Ballet Technique Basic ballet skills, concepts and techniques. Awareness of movement, physical strength and coordination of the body, focus on proper body alignment. Prior dance experience helpful. Meets two hours a week. 1 credit.

076 Intermediate Ballet Technique Continuation of ballet studies begun in 075. Meets two hours a week. Prerequisite: 075 or consent of instructor. 1 credit.

077 Advanced Ballet Technique Continuation of ballet studies begun in 076. Meets two hours a week. Prerequisite: 076 or consent of instructor. 1 credit.

079 Intermediate Tap Dance Basic tap dance skills, concepts and techniques developing more complex skills and routines. Meets two hours a week. 1 credit.

080 African Dance An introduction to specific dances from various countries in Africa. Introduces fundamental movements and rhythms from many different styles of traditional African dance in order to build technique and flexibility. 1 credit.

084 Intermediate Jazz Dance Technique Continuation of jazz dance studies begun in 074. Meets two hours a week. Prerequisite: 074 or consent of instructor. 1 credit.

088 Stage Movement for the Musical Stage movement to enhance the sensitivity and technique of the musical stage actor. Specialized movement for the winter musical, including choreography. Meets two hours for technique plus rehearsals for production. Prerequisite: audition. 1 credit.

189 Understanding Dance An overview of dance throughout history. Will study, watch and discuss various styles of dance including tribal, ballroom, ballet, jazz and hip hop. Emphasis will be placed on how to view dance, how dance fits into popular culture, and collaborations with other great art forms. 3 credits.