University of Vermont

Physical Education Classes

Dance Classes

Course descriptions reflect 2013-2014 academic year offerings.

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PEAC 005: Club Sports

These courses are reserved for participation in a Club Sport and are therefore only available for members of the clubs.  If you are not a member of a club sport but are interested in joining, please contact the club directly to learn about joining.  You can find a directory HERE.  After you have joined the club, you will then be eligible to receive credit.

PEAC 151: Hip Hop Dance 1-2

Instructor: Lois Trombley
Semesters Offered: Fall & Spring
Fee: $50

This class is an introduction to hip hop dance. No previous dance experience is necessary. This class is designed to get your heart pumping and get you in shape as you explore different styles of hip hop dance. Combinations include old school styles, floor work, and the newest styles from Hollywood, L.A.

PEAC 152: Hip Hop Dance 3-4

Instructor: Lois Trombley
Semesters Offered: Fall & Spring
Fee: $50

This class is an intermediate Hip Hop dance class. Designed for those who have previous experience in Hip Hop dance and want to build on what they know with new moves and styles. Combinations include old school styles, floor work, and the newest styles from Los Angeles.

PEAC 199: Ancient Hawaiian & Flamenco Dance

Instructor: Jean-Marie Mellichamp
Semesters Offered: Spring Only
Fee: $50

This is a survey course, covering primarily the basics of Hawaiian, Indian, and Spanish dance. Covered material will include essential style and basic steps of Hawaiian dance, Bharata Natyam (from South India), and flamenco. The intent of this course is to introduce students to the movement, music, cultural influences and dance styles from various world traditions.

PEAC 154: West African Dance

Instructor: Solo Sana
Semesters Offered: Fall & Spring
Fee: $75

This class incorporates various styles of West African Dance. No previous dance experience is necessary. For most class meetings, African drummers are present to give the class an authentic environment and fully engage the students in the West African Dance style.

PEAC 161: Modern Jazz 1-2

Instructor: Lois Trombley
Semesters Offered: Fall & Spring
Fee: $50

This class is an exploration and overview of modern jazz forms and combines components of Horton technique, release technique, and contemporary forms. No previous experience is necessary. In this class, we play with the different styles of modern jazz and learn combinations ranging from jazz funk to cabaret and lyrical jazz.

PEAC 166: Ballet 1-2

Instructor: Jean-Marie Mellichamp
Semesters Offered: Fall & Spring
Fee: $50

In Ballet, we will approach the basics of ballet, position, placement, turn out which are most easily learned at the barre. We will practice the basics we learn are the barre across the floor, and in the center in combinations. Each class will contain warm-up with strength/strength exercises, steps in isolation across the floor, and adding new steps to our vocabulary. By the end of the semester, I hope to have provided a strong foundation both for further ballet classes and for general dance technique. Dancers with some experience in ballet can use this class to get back in shape or to sharpen technique. The class moves fast enough that it can be useful for both beginners and intermediate dancers.

PEAC 187: Ballroom Dance 1-2

Instructors: Rebecca Brookes & David Larson
Semesters Offered: Fall & Spring
Fee: $50

This class teaches the basics of six American-style ballroom dances: foxtrot, waltz, American tango, cha-cha, rumba, and swing. The smooth dances focus on techniques of balance, momentum, and glide. The rhythm dances focus on quick weight change and dancing to music with a quick tempo. Both smooth and rhythm dances teach individual skills as well as partnering skills of leading and following.

 

 

 

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