Nov 26, 2021  
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2021-22 Catalog
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PE 170 - Tap Technique I


2 CR

Same as DANCE 170
Introduces the basic technique and principles of Tap Dance. Students gain flexibility and strength together with movement vocabulary. May be repeated for a total of 6 credits. Either DANCE 170 or PE 170 may be taken for credit, not both. Note: Students will be required to buy their own tap shoes.

Course Outcomes
  • Perform a series of exercises to improve posture, balance and alignment, while working toward correct body placement and muscle reconditioning. 
  • Outline practical guidelines needed to improve personal dance skills. 
  • Display elements of physical fitness, range of motion, coordination and flexibility. 
  • Exhibit techniques that incorporate timing, phrasing and dynamics in dance movement. 
  • Improve stamina and balance. 
  • Perform Tap choreography at regular tempo using correct counts. 
  • Perform Tap Dance sequences by being secure enough in the basic movement, technique and rhythm. 
  • Identify Tap Dance as an integral part of American Culture and History in dance and theater 
     


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