DANC 259: Intermediate Tap I

Citrus College Course Outline of Record

Citrus College Course Outline of Record
Heading Value
Effective Term: Fall 2021
Credits: 1
Total Contact Hours: 36
Lecture Hours : 18
Lab Hours: 18
Hours Arranged: 0
Outside of Class Hours: 36
Prerequisite: DANC 159 or Audition.
District General Education: E1. Dance Activity
Transferable to CSU: Yes
Transferable to UC: Yes - Approved
Grading Method: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Catalog Course Description

Designed to instruct students in the intermediate dance technique of tap. More study of the positions and combinations of tap. 18 lecture hours, 18 lab hours.

Course Objectives

  • demonstrate various intermediate level techniques in tap
  • demonstrate a knowledge of correct vocabulary in relationship to movement
  • demonstrate an intermediate knowledge of syncopation and rhythm as applies to tap
  • analyze movement when viewing performances
  • execute intermediate level tap-barre techniques and combinations
  • execute intermediate level center-tap techniques and combinations
  • maintain awareness of the body as it pertains to complex weight-change combinations

Major Course Content

  1. Barre
    1. Ankle warm-up
    2. Shuffles
    3. Syncopated shuffles
    4. Shuffles
    5. Flaps
    6. Heel and Toe Drops
    7. Cramp Rolls
  2. Center Floor
    1. Grab-offs
    2. Pull backs: Double, Single
    3. Single wings, Double wings
    4. Drawbacks
    5. Turns: Flap heel drops, Maxie Ford, Cramp roll
    6. Clips
  3. Tap Combinations
    1. Syncopation turns
    2. Rhythm tap
    3. Time steps
    4. Speed taps
    5. Various Broadway choreography combinations

Lab Content

  1. Practice Progressive Exercises
    1. Warm-up technique in practicum
    2. Stretching in practicum
    3. Floor Rehearsal of Basic ballet positions for balance, coordination
    4. Low-impact aerobic exercises for toning, building stamina
  2. Execution of Dance Forms
    1. Dance combinations in practicum
    2. Sustained movements in practicum
    3. Jumps and turns in practicum

Suggested Reading Other Than Required Textbook

Dance Magazine Histories of tap as an art form, Biographies of famous tap dancers or choreographers

Examples of Required Writing Assignments

Four page paper about tap history, evolution of tap, biographies of famous tap dancers or choreographers

Examples of Outside Assignments

Practice in class Lab exercises

Instruction Type(s)

Lecture, Lab, Online Education Lecture, Online Education Lab