NESA
MT DANCE CLASSES

INTRODUCTION TO DANCE - MT Freshmen & and other NESA majors
This course is a basic introduction to a variety of styles of dance and dance class etiquette.  The class stresses basic techniques in ballet, tap and jazz, as well as proper strengthening and stretching techniques.  Dancers learn basic kinesthetic and spatial awareness with others, to communicate using proper stage terminology and directions.  The class will perform as a group in the spring dance concert, “Footnotes.”
BEGINNING CHARACTER DANCE - MT Sophomores
This course focuses on daily technique in a variety of styles of dance, including ballet, tap, jazz and theatre dance.   The students perform basic jazz technique including jazz center warm-up, progressions, turn and leap combinations and jazz pirouettes.  Basic tap technique includes shuffles, flaps, buffalos, maxi-fords and drawbacks. The students express ideas and emotions through movement and work on stage presence and style.  The class will perform as a group in the spring dance concert, “Footnotes.” 
INTERMEDIATE CHARACTER DANCE - MT Juniors
This course builds on daily technique in a variety of styles of dance, including ballet, tap, jazz and theatre dance.  The students work to understand ballet, jazz, tap and theatre dance combinations by observation, imitation and verbal instruction.    This enables students to prepare for musical theatre dance auditions for college or performances.  The class will perform as a group in the spring dance concert, “Footnotes.” 
ADVANCED CHARACTER DANCE - MT Seniors
This course continues to build on daily technique in a variety of styles of dance, including ballet, tap, jazz and theatre dance.  The students will practice learning combinations of different styles quickly and correctly and preparation for college and professional auditions.  The course utilizes mock auditions and audition scenarios as a tool for the students understanding of the process.  The class will perform as a group in the spring dance concert, “Footnotes.”