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Known for excellence in dance education, performance and choreography, Collin College’s Dance Department has a reputation for preparing students for prestigious university dance programs. As a student here, you’ll have the opportunity to study multiple genres of dance technique (ballet, modern, jazz, tap and ballroom), as well as courses in performance, improvisation, choreography and dance appreciation. Through studying the art of dance, you will develop self-discipline, recognize diversity and expand your awareness of aesthetics. 
 
Dance courses focus on movement fundamentals, technique, performance and choreography. The curriculum provides a comprehensive approach to learning dance by integrating the aesthetics, historical, critical, cultural and fundamental aspects of dance as an art form. 
 
Students interested in additional dance experience may audition for the student dance company, Collin Dance Ensemble. The mission of the company is to produce contemporary dance works at the highest level of artistic excellence. The dance company attends and performs at the American College Dance Festival annually and has received the Gala Award ten times and performed at the National festival, as well. Dance auditions for the dance company are held prior to the Fall semester. 

Recommended Electives
DANC 1110 Tap Dance
DANC 1112 Dance Practicum
DANC 1128 Ballroom and Social Dance
DANC 1151 Freshman Dance Performance
DANC 1201 Dance Composition - Improvisation
DANC 1241 Beginning Ballet
DANC 1245 Beginning Modern Dance
DANC 1247 Beginning Jazz Dance
DANC 1301 Dance Composition - Choreography
DANC 1305 World Dance
DANC 2151 Sophomore Dance Performance
DANC 2241 Intermediate Ballet
DANC 2245 Intermediate Modern Dance
DANC 2247 Intermediate Jazz Dance
DANC 2303 Dance Appreciation
DANC 2389 Academic Cooperative

Department Website

www.collin.edu/department/dance

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