University of Vermont

Physical Education Classes

Dance Classes

Course descriptions reflect 2014-2015 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 166: Ballet 1-2

Instructor: Jean-Marie Mellichamp
Semesters Offered: Fall Only
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

Do you watch Dancing With the Stars and wish you could learn to move like that? You can! Ballroom Dance 1-2 focuses on teaching the smooth dances like foxtrot, waltz, and tango, and Latin dances like cha-cha, rumba, swing, and merengue. Learn how to dance with a partner while having fun, making new friends, and moving to music from the 1940's to today's hits. With all the social ballroom dances at UVM you will have lots of opportunity to take your class skills right on to the dance floor.

PEAC 199: Swing & Salsa

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

Learn two of today's most popular and hottest dances. These high energy dances are easy to learn and are the most fun of the partner dances. With a whole semester to focus on two dances, we start with basics and quickly progress into more advanced patterns. Make new friends, get a great workout, and enjoy some of today's best music. With all the social swing and salsa dances at UVM you will have lots of opportunity to take your class skills right on to the dance floor. 

PEAC 199: Cabaret Jazz

Instructor: Lois Trombley
Semesters Offered: Spring Only
Fee: $50

This class is an exploration and overview of cabaret 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.

 

 

 

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