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THEA 1552

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Credit Hours 1
Course Title Tap Dance II
Prerequisite(s) THEA 1551
Corequisite(s) None Specified
Catalog Description
This course provides further foundation training necessary for the development of skilled proficiency in tap dance. It consists of two studio hours one day per week.

Expected Educational Results
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

1. perform intermediate tape dance skills with effective technique;

2. apply correct terminology in written and oral communication;

3. demonstrate increased balance, coordination, and control in performing intricate, syncopated footwork;

4. demonstrate variations in Tap tone and timing for a variety of musical selections;

5. perform complex Tap combinations with appropriate style;

6. utilize increased kinesthetic perception in order to self evaluate and self correct;

7. demonstrate personal style and individuality in performance;

8. demonstrate technical clarity and precision when dancing in a group;

9. discuss dance as a means to a healthy lifestyle;

10. perform a 3-4 minute Tap routine developed in class through the semester;

11. perform the culminating tap dance routine with the class.

General Education Outcomes
Through class participation, physical/movement assignments, writing assignments, and evaluations, the student will demonstrate the ability to understand and perform advanced tap dance movements and routines.

Course Content
1. More advanced Tap Dance technique and footwork

2. Advanced Tap terminology

3. Studio etiquette

4. Alignment and weight shifting

5. Perception of sound/toning/shading

6. Dance and wellness

7. Developing Tap Dance combinations and class routine

8. Fundamentals of dance performance

Course Requirements

Specific assignments and procedures for evaluating student performance in this course will bedescribed in the individual class syllabus, but will include the following:

1. Intermediate Tap technique, footwork, and terminology

2. Enhancement of sounds/toning/shading

3. Aesthetics of movement including expression, fluidity and style

4. Intermediate combinations to a variety of rhythms

5. Basic elements of choreography and developing class routine

6. Elements of performance

Assessment of Outcome Objectives

The course grade will be determined by written assignments, dance skills test and final dance project. When appropriate, opportunities for extra credit will be offered to students, the value of which to be determined by the instructor.

1. Attendance and active participation in class activities and discussions

2. A minimum of two written exams

3. A minimum of two movement evaluations


Every three years an assessment recording will be made of the culminating tap dance routine in the class.


A theatre departmental committee will review the item analysis to determine

1) if the level of student success was achieved,

2) if a revision of course instruction to enhance student achievement is needed, and

3) a specific time line for implementation of recommended changes.

Last Revised: Jun. 08, 2011
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