Courses

  • PDP DA 129: Ballet, Beginning
    Program of classical ballet for the beginner, including alignment of the body, positions of the feet, elementary port de bras and locomotive movements, basic ballet turns, and jumps.
  • PDP DA 130: Ballet, Advanced Beginning
    Program of classical ballet with some experience.
  • PDP DA 138: Improvisation
    An introductory class designed to heighten spontaneity and creativity. Class begins with an energetic movement warm-up,then explores a variety of improvisational games, structures, and compositional studies. Class includes partnering. Dancers and non-dancers welcome.
  • PDP DA 140: Modern Dance, Beginning
    Focus is on the fundamentals of the major modern dance techniques (Limon, Graham, Horton, Release)to improve agility, physical awareness, coordination and expressiveness in a fun and supportive environment. Class includes energizing warm-up and choreography.
  • PDP DA 150: Cardio-Jazz Funk
    A funky combination of low-impact aerobics, hip-hop, and jazz dance. Designed to improve muscle tone and cardiovascular strength while learning the fundamentals of jazz dance and the latest dance club moves. No prior dance experience is necessary.
  • PDP DA 160: Hip-Hop Dance
    Prereq: PDP DA 150 or previous dance/aerobic dance training. Learn hip-hop and street funk dance choreography and get a fitness workout in this fun and challenging class.
  • PDP DA 170: Tap Dance, Beginning
    Students will learn the basic steps while focusing on rhythm and coordination. A variety of tap styles will be introduced in increasingly dynamic and challenging combinations as students become more proficient. Tap shoes required.
  • PDP DA 179: Afro-Jazz
    An invigorating workout that incorporates West African and Caribbean dance with contemporary jazz technique. Each class begins with a core-strengthening warm-up and continues with fun and fluid combinations. All levels welcome.
  • PDP DA 180: Jazz, beginning
    Technique class in jazz dance emphasizing mastery of fundamental jazz principles, development of lyrical jazz styles, and learning combinations to traditional and contemporary jazz music.
  • PDP DA 214: Salsa and Merengue, Continuing
    Prereq: PDP DA 114. For students who wish to continue studying salsa and merengue.
  • PDP DA 229: Ballet, Low Intermediate
    Program of classical ballet for students who have completed beginning level ballet courses.
  • PDP DA 230: Ballet, Intermediate
    Prereq: PDP DA 229 or previous ballet experience. Classical ballet including work in allegro, adagio, pirouettes, turns, and jumps.
  • PDP DA 240: Modern Dance, Low Intermediate
    Prereq: PDP DA 140 or dance experience. Modern dance with an emphasis on technique development, study of movement qualities, and improvisation.
  • PDP DA 270: Tap Dance, Low Intermediate
    Prereq: PDP DA 170 or previous experience. For students who have successfully completed a beginning-level tap course. Includes various rhythms and tempos as well as combinations of tap with jazz movements. Tap shoes required.
  • PDP DA 280: Jazz, Low Intermediate
    Prereq: PDP DA 180 or previous dance training. Technique course with an emphasis on style, placement, strength, and stretch.
  • PDP DA 329: Ballet, High Intermediate
    Prereq: PDP DA 229 or previous ballet experience. A program of advanced classical ballet.
  • PDP DA 330: Pointe
    Prereq: PDP DA 229 or previous experience. Introduction or reintroduction to basics of pointe work. Ballet barre and center work.
  • PDP DA 340: Modern Dance, High Intermediate
    Prereq: PDP DA 240 or previous experience. A technique course designed to enhance the experienced dancer's kinesthetic awareness and performance capabilities.
  • PDP DA 370: Tap Dance, High Intermediate
    Prereq: PDP DA 270 or previous tap experience. Course develops students technical skills and performance capabilities.
  • PDP DA 380: Jazz, High Intermediate
    Prereq: PDP DA 280 or the equivalent. Practice in the fast, dynamic jazz dance style associated with Broadway, hip-hop, and dance video with an emphasis on style and sound anatomical technique. Students must be at the intermediate/advanced level and be ready for a workout.