PE 151 Contemporary Dance I • 2 Cr.


Introduces basic technique and movement studies. Students gain flexibility and strength together with movement vocabulary. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits. Same as DANCE 151. Either PE 151 or DANCE 151 may be taken for credit, not both.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Learn a series of exercises to improve posture, balance and alignment, while working toward correct body placement and muscle reconditioning.
  • Establish practical guidelines needed to improve personal dance stills.
  • Improve elements of physical fitness, range of motion, coordination and flexibility.
  • Learn techniques to incorporate timing, phrasing and dynamics in dance movement.
  • Notice improvement in stamina and balance.
  • Perform choreography at regular tempo using correct counts.
  • Perform dance sequences by being secure enough in the basic movement, technique and rhythm.