DAN-2040 Beginning Tap Dance

2 credits

Prerequisite: None.

This course offers students the opportunity to study the fundamental structure of tap technique and learn basic tap dance vocabulary. Students will learn to put this vocabulary together into phrases and combine these phrases into a choreographed dance. Students will explore the unique role tap dance plays in the history of American dance from its beginnings to current trends. They will also research performers who have affected its change and place in the dance world. Additional work will include a focus on speed, flexibility, strength, and emphasis on styles and genres of dance, which have affected tap. (Shared course in VSC)