Dance I (10 credits)
Dance I is a course designed to emphasize the study of dance as a creative and expressive art form. Classes will be based in modern, ballet, and jazz techniques, yoga, Pilates, dance history as well as cultural and social dance. Students will combine the use of technique, improvisation, and choreographic principles to explore the choreographic process. Additional studio and rehearsal time is required outside classroom hours.
Prerequisite: Intro to Dance, Dance LEAP or Audition/Interview with Instructor or Instructor's recommendation.
Dance II (10 credits)
Dance II serves as a continuation of Dance I with a strong focus on performance and technique skill building. Through this course, students will develop an advanced level of dance technique and refine skills as both a choreographer and a performer. Students will realize that dance is truly the medium for communication, self-expression and social development. Students are required to choreograph as part of the completion of this course. Additional studio and rehearsal time is required outside classroom hours.
Prerequisite: Dance I or Audition/Instructor's Recommendation
Name: Trista Defilippis
Born: Maspeth, NY
Teaching Since: 2002
Bachelors Degree: Dance
Masters Degree: Dance Education
Department: The Arts