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105 Tap Novice:This course introduces technical fundamentals of tap dance through a physical, systematic, rhythmically centered study to students with no previous dance experience. Participants shall develop a basic mastery of the elements of tap and explore the defining concepts of this dance form. The student will have the opportunity to kinesthetically and intellectually learn through experience. One-credit, Frazier, Fall/Spring Semesters

150 Tap I –A traditional, basic study of the elements of tap dance designed for the beginning or novice dancer. Emphasis is placed on developing the music of the feet through a technically focused, rhythm centered, body aware study. Students will develop a basic mastery of its elements and explore the defining concepts of this dance form.
One credit Frazier Fall & Spring Semesters

152 Tap II- A continuation of Tap I Beginning designed for the experienced tap dancer. It builds upon the technical fundamentals of tap dance through a systematic, rhythmically complex study. Students will develop an expanded mastery of its elements and application of its concepts. Students will explore and learn to apply the rudiments of shading.
One credit Frazier Fall & Spring Semesters

155 Tap III – This course is designed for the advanced tap dancer. It requires solid technical fundamentals, introduces advanced steps, and emphasizes the stylistic presentation of rhythmically complex phrases. Students begin exploring improvisation to create dynamic phrases based upon their mastery of the elements and concepts of tap.
One credit Frazier Fall & Spring Semesters

157 Tap IV - A continuation of Tap II Beginning, this course requires solid technical fundamentals and a functional advanced step vocabulary. It emphasizes improvisation in addition to the stylistic presentation of rhythmically complex phrases. Students explore compositional principles and create dynamic phrases based upon their mastery of the elements and concepts of tap.
One credit Frazier Fall & Spring Semesters

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