The Dance Proficiency Award provides training in essential areas of dance technique emphasized in commercial dance industries: jazz, tap, hip hop, and ballroom. The emphasis of this proficiency award is on performance technique and skills acquisition that will serve students in film, television, musical theater and other commercial dance pursuits.
To obtain a Proficiency Award in Commercial Dance, students must complete the following requirements:
|Select one of the following:||2|
|Jazz Dance I - Fundamentals|
|Jazz Dance II - Beginning|
|Jazz Dance III - Intermediate|
|Jazz Dance IV - Advanced|
|DANC M16A||Hip Hop 1 - Fundamentals||1.5|
|Ballroom or Swing Dance|
|Select one of the following:||1.5-2|
|Theory and Practice of Social Dance Forms: Ballroom Dance I|
|Theory and Practice of Social Dance Forms: Ballroom Dance II|
|Social Dance: Swing Dance|
|Select one of the following:||1.5|
|Tap I - Fundamentals|
|Tap II - Beginning|
|Tap III - Intermediate Tap|
|Tap IV - Advanced|
|DANC M15A||Choreography I: Beginning||2|
|or DANC M20A||Movement Improvisation I|
|DANC M17||Musical Theater Dance||0.5-2|
|or DANC M55A||Dance Rehearsal & Performance I|
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
- contextualize their dance performance into culturally and historically relevant situations as pertinent to commercial dance practices.
- deepen their understanding of musical structures relevant to dance styles and historical eras commonly incorporated into commercial dance practices.
- embody and perform vernacular dance styles as practiced in the commercial dance industry.