Dance Program at Cape Cod Community College

Dance – Courses Descriptions

DAN101 Musical Theater Dance

DAN120 Modern Dance Techniques IPDF document
This course provides students with a fundamental knowledge of modern dance techniques and composition. Participation in dance exercises, observation, and discussion of various modern dance styles enables students to develop a physical awareness and understanding of modern dance. Emphasis is placed on participation. Prerequisite: ENL010 and ENL040 or satisfactory basic skills assessment score / 3 credits; may be repeated once for credit. Satisfies a Humanities and Fine Arts general education requirement. Offered: Fall, Spring.

DAN125 Stage Movement
Enhancing the understanding of movement in order to expand our range of expression and communication. Providing practical experiences in observation, analysis, and interpretation of movement and character and applying this study to other fields of knowledge, i.e., theatre, performing arts, public speaking. Prerequisite: None / 3 credits. Offered: Fall, Spring.

DAN126 African Dance & DrummingPDF document
This course serves as an introduction to the study of African dance and drumming including techniques, history and composition of dance as well as drumming techniques and rhythmic styles. In class, all students participate in both dance and drumming. Students learn about Africa including Mali, Senegal, Guinea, and West Africa and how these cultures have influenced art forms throughout the world. (Students may earn credit for either DAN126 or MUS125.) Prerequisite: ENL010 and ENL040 or satisfactory basic skills assessment score / 3 credits; may be repeated once for credit. Offered: Spring.

DAN127 Middle Eastern Dance & CulturePDF document
This course serves as an introduction to the study of North African (Egypt and the Maghreb) and Middle Eastern dance and culture including history, composition, rhythms, finger cymbals, and styles of folkloric dance, drumming and costume. Students learn about the culture and world influence of the arts of the Middle East and North Africa. youtu.be/Zd4-JUR7JgQ  Prerequisite: ENL010 and ENL040 or satisfactory basic skills assessment score / 3 credits. Offered: Fall.

DAN221 Modern Dance Techniques II
Continuation of DAN120 with intermediate modern technique and composition. Emphasis on interdisciplinary collaboration with music, art, and theater. Introduction and application of dance criticism toward live dance performances. Prerequisite: DAN120 / 3 credits; may be repeated once for credit. Offered: Spring.