Introductory Dance class gives students with no dance experience the opportunity to study basic dance movements and techniques. Students will be exposed to many different dance styles, including Hip Hop, Ballroom, Latin, Jazz, and Contemporary (dance styles may vary depending on student interest). Students will have opportunities to develop their kinesthetic awareness, proper body alignment, physical strength and flexibility, choreographic principles, and theatrical/technical skills through regular practice and stage performances. Students experience the role of both advanced dance choreographer and dancer and have opportunities to present their work. Through the study of dance in various cultures and historical periods, students broaden their understanding of dance as an art form. This course can be repeated for credit.