TSD 102 and 104 Experiencing Movement: An
Introduction (C/SC) 3 credits each
An experiential survey of dance to identify and explore the theoretical, analytical and creative aspects of dance as art. This course is also a stylistic investigation of dance that introduces the elements of style, their physical causes, and usages explored though the medium of dance. Prerequisite for TSD 104 is TSD 102.
TSD 113 Relaxation 1 credit
An introduction to techniques used to release stress and tensions in the body and to assist the individual to develop an efficient use of body energy.
TSD 115 Human Movement Potential 1 credit
A movement class implementing the conceptual and anatomical approaches to dance. This somatic (mind/body) approach can be used by dancers, actors, musicians and singers to initiate improvements in technique and performance. For the non-movement or -performance-oriented student, this course is a way to explore and effectively use the mind/body connection.
TSD 211, 212, 213 Beginner Ballet I, II,
III (C) 1 credit each
A sequence of physical experiences designed to introduce the student to classical ballet technique. Attention will be given to alignment, musicality, and ballet vocabulary.
TSD 215, 216, 217 Beginner Jazz I, II, III (C) 1 credit each
A sequence of physical experiences designed to introduce the student to classical ballet technique. Attention will be given to alignment, musicality, and jazz dance vocabulary.
TSD 220 Modern Dance I: Body Listening
(C) 1 credit
Using the expressive nature of movement as a guide to listen, explore, and integrate body knowledge. Body Listening will help facilitate self-knowledge and individual creativity through implementation of factual information, imagery, guided movement exploration and dialogue. No previous dance required.
TSD 221 Modern Dance II: Creative Impulse
(C) 1 credit
Creative challenges and problem solving are implemented through movement to stimulate, discover, and create linkages with ourselves, others and our world. Prerequisite: TSD 220.
TSD 235 History of Dance: Art Form and Social
Matrix (HKD) 3 credits
This course explores the history of dance from ancient civilization to the 20th century. It approaches dance as an art form and a social matrix through which humans express and maintain their cultural values, societal relationships and history.
TSD 236 Cultural Dynamics of Movement
(GI/DC) 3 credits
This course encourages community dialogue and uses the body as a medium to explore and understand cultural diversity.
TSD 250 Production (C) 1 credit
One credit per show toward graduation may be earned by dancing, acting, designing or stage-managing for a faculty-directed production or concert. Course may be repeated.
TSD 251 Practicum 1 credit
One credit per production toward graduation may be earned by completing practical application projects relevant to faculty-directed or choreographed productions in the area of sets, lights, costumes or choreography. Requirements include a minimum of 40 hours of supervised activity in a specific theatre shop, backstage or on a technical production crew or relevant to the production of a dance event. Permission of the instructor required. Course may be repeated.
TSD 252 Dance Company - Apprentice (C)
1-3 credits annually
Apprentice members are chosen because they demonstrate the potential to acquire the technical skills and performance quality to function as a full company member (TSD 253). Apprentice members will have hands-on experience working within the ensemble as performers and as understudies. Apprentice members meet with the full company two days a week. To reinforce the technical growth of apprentice members, the Dance Company's director will identify for each apprentice member which two days she will be required to attend. To maintain membership, apprentice company members are required to register for one dance technique course per year. Membership in the Dance Company is a two-semester commitment.
TSD 253 Dance Company (C) 4 credits annually
The Cedar Crest College Dance Company is the performing dance ensemble of the College. Performances may include participation in the fall musical presented by the Stage Company, the fall and spring dance concerts and informal presentations throughout the year. Works in ballet, jazz, tap and modern dance presented in the concerts are choreographed by faculty and professional choreographers. Pieces selected for excellence from previous student performances may be included by invitation. Membership is by audition only; auditions are held each fall. The class meets four times a week. To maintain membership, company members are required to register for one dance technique per year. Membership in the Dance Company is two-semester commitment.
TSD 311, 312, 313, 314 Intermediate Ballet
IV, V, VI, VII (C) 1 credit each
A sequence of classical ballet technique classes with emphasis placed on combining ballet vocabulary to achieve fluid movement phrases. Attention will be given to the artistry of dance. Pointe may be taken at the discretion of the instructor.
TSD 315, 316, 317, 318 Intermediate Jazz
IV, V, VI, VII (C) 1 credit each
A sequence of jazz dance technique classes with emphasis placed on combining jazz dance vocabulary to achieve fluid movement phrases. Attention will be given to the artistry of dance.
TSD 319 Tap I, II, III (C) 1 credit
Introduction to the fundamentals of tap dancing. Course may be repeated.
TSD 320 Dance Composition (C) 3
Introduction to the movement tools used to create and structure dance. Must have movement technique and vocabulary to physically implement these concepts and be creative through movement problem-solving. Prerequisite: Jazz l, Body Listening, Ballet 1, or permission of instructor. Resulting pieces will be shown in Student Performance Workshop.
TSD 270 Researching Dance (W) 3 credits
The student will examine different research methods used in the study of dance. Emphasis will be placed on the organization and writing of Historical, Anthropological, Experimental, Oral History, and Performance Analysis and Documentation reports
TSD 325 Topics in Dance 3 credits
A series of relevant topics in dance will be explored on a rotating basis. Topics include, but are not limited to, teaching dance, effort & shape, Labanotation, musical theater, improvisation, group composition, ethnic dance, dance styles, dance research writing, creative dance for children, movement for the aged, pointe, partnering, lighting and costume design. Prerequisite:
TSD 102 and 104. Course may be repeated for credit.
TSD 352 and 352 Arts Seminar and Senior
Experience 6 credits
Students will participate in a year-long course that will be completed over the senior year, which specifically focuses on interdisciplinary activity across the arts. This course consists of maintaining a journal, field trips to various arts activities, and scheduled discussion sessions. Also included in the Senior Experience is the completion of a final senior project. A project prospectus, complete with budget, timetable and project focus, must be submitted in writing to all members of the department for approval. Proposals are due October 1 for projects that will take place in the spring semester. Proposals for fall projects are due by May 1 of the previous academic year. Once approved, the student will complete the project that will demonstrate her expertise in one or more aspects of performing arts. The project will be graded by members of the department.
TSD 390 Independent Study 1-3 credits