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Student Learning Objectives & Outcomes


The students will:

  • explain the boundaries of music, dance, theatre, and culture in the creation of theatrical work exploring cultural traditions.
  • explore the development, elements, purposes, and significance of dance and performing arts.
  • demonstrate for an ever-growing proficiency in the repertory presented, emphasizing professionalism and performance.
  • search for an internal discipline, motivating you to challenge your limits, both physical and psychological, and to motivate others to do the same.
  • open oneself to create a community of artists and audience members dedicated to cultural sharing.
  • learn the history of each dance, as well as the social context of its performance.


The students will be able to:

  • demonstrate the ability to consistently perform dance combinations with the understanding of body alignment using basic ballet, jazz, modern, hip-hop, and tap technique through classroom participation.
  • show their deepened understanding of balance, flexibility, strength, and endurance with increased technical skills through dance movements during dance class.
  • learn to integrate other movement studies into their own personal perspective on the process of developing technical proficiency as a dance artist by attending a professional dance performance and writing a paper based on their relationship with class experiences and what is expressed on stage.
  • demonstrate their knowledge of Dance terminology through an in class written examination.