SCHOOL OF ARTS AND COMMUNICATION
Dance is a rigorous, specialized area of the performing arts that communicates and expresses meaning, emotion, and cultural values. The field demands a high level of physical preparation as well as a thorough understanding of aesthetics. This department explores dance history, criticism, movement techniques, body conditioning, notation, choreography, theory, improvisation, terminology, music, dance in world cultures, dance production, performance skills, and dance forms traditional to modern.
ASSOCIATE IN ARTS DEGREE
The Dance program is committed to helping students meet their educational goals while attending Southwestern College. The program offers an Associate in Arts Degree in Dance which is designed to help students develop the technical skills and professional preparation for careers related to dance. Students develop their skills in ballet, jazz, and modern dance, concentrating on rhythm, musicality, coordination, and memory building techniques. It also offers the option to explore tap, ethnic, and social dance forms while offering opportunities for individual creativity.