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Health Exercise Studies Dance (HESD)

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  • HESD - Health Exercise Studies Dance Courses

    HESD 227 African Dance I 1.

    Development of beginning level skill of East and West African dances, including history, culture, and context, emphasizing the central role that dance plays in African cultures.

    HESD 230 Horton Dance Technique 1.

    Development of beginning and intermediate-level skills in Horton dance technique, including alignment, vocabulary, performance, and history, with emphasis on strengthening the body for dance. Class format will include warm-up exercises, fortifications, studies, and traveling combinations. Course also includes the study of Lester Horton's influence on American modern dance, particularly in relation to integration in concert dance and the formation of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.

    HESD 233 Clogging 1.

    This beginning-level dance class covers the fundamentals of traditional and precision clogging. Emphasis is placed on basic foot skills, combinations, freestyle techniques, and Appalachian Mountain Figures. Clogging shoes are required for class.

    HESD 234 Country Dance 1.

    This course is the development of beginning-level skills in country dance including vocabulary, technique, history, and performance. A variety of fundamentals for leading and following, combinations, figures, and calls will be emphasized in American Heritage Dance, Texas Two-step, and Western Square Dance.

    HESD 240 Social Dance 1.

    Development of beginning-level skills in social dance, including vocabulary, technique, history, performance, with emphasis on leading and following in the : Cha-Cha, Foxtrot, Waltz, Rumba, and Shag.

    HESD 241 Social Dance II 1.
    Prerequisite: HESD 240 or equivalent skills.

    This course will focus on training students to understand and perform more complex dances in an improvisational environment. Emphasis will be on learning advanced level dance steps and combinations that are more challenging or complex social dances not currently offered in the beginning level class. Dances taught will differ from semester to semester.

    HESD 263 Tap Dance 1.

    This beginning-level technique class covers basic tap dance skills in warm-up exercises, combinations, and compositions. Emphasis is placed on correct alignment in tap dance steps and the exploration of a variety of rhythms and patterns.

    HESD 264 Ballet I 1.

    Development of beginning-level technical skills in ballet, including vocabulary, technique, history, performance, alignment, function and access of turnout, with emphasis on safe and efficient body use.

    HESD 265 Ballet II 1.

    Further development of Ballet technique building on fundamental concepts and vocabulary introduced in Ballet I. Will include increased movement capabilities, rhythmic accuracy, alignment, performance, and access of turnout. A small fee may be required for dance concert attendance.

    HESD 273 Jazz Dance I 1.

    This beginning-level technique class covers basic jazz dance skills in warm-up exercises, combinations, and compositions. A variety of jazz styles are covered including one or more of the following: classical (Luigi/Giordano), Broadway, contemporary, Afro-jazz, and others.

    HESD 274 Modern Dance I 1.

    Development of beginning-level technical skills and movement concepts in modern dance, including vocabulary, technique, history, performance, and alignment, with emphasis on safe and efficient body use. Class format will include structured exercises and improvisations. A small fee may be required for dance concert attendance.

    HESD 275 Modern Dance II 1.
    Prerequisite: HESD/DAN 274 (or permission of instructor).

    Further development of modern dance technique, building on fundamental movement concepts and vocabulary introduced in Modern Dance I. Will include increased movement capabilities, rhythmic accuracy, and spatial relationships. A small fee may be required for dance concert attendance.

    HESD 280 Jazz Dance II 1.
    Prerequisite: HESD 273 or Instructor Permission.

    Further development of jazz dance technique building on fundamental concepts and vocabulary introduced in Jazz Dance I. Will include increased movement capabilities, rhythmic accuracy, alignment, and performance. A small fee may be required for dance concert attendance.