The Dance Department at Snow College . . .

is an affordable, pre-professional program that allows students to explore, grow, and find their niche in the world of dance. The program offers a wide array of classes ranging from beginning to advanced levels, designed for the general student population wishing to just explore or for the serious dancer wishing to develop a higher level of technique and transfer to a 4-year college. Students take classes which will challenge their current technical level, ie. beginning dancers in beginning classes, intermediate students in intermediate classes and advanced students in advanced classes.

The Snow College Dance Department offers a curriculum designed to provide all students with a general understanding of the principles of movement, which promote dance as an artistic and cultural expression with the power to enrich and transform the individual, community and society. For dance majors, the department provides the technical foundation for the first two years of college study. Emphasis is placed on teaching the fundamentals of dance: Ballet, Modern Dance, Jazz, Hip Hop, Social Dance, Yoga and Performance, as well as development of creative skills and exploration of dance theory. It is the goal of the department to expose students to the tools and knowledge necessary to succeed in performance opportunities, studio instruction or further study in any dance related field they wish to pursue. The Dance Department offers a unique experience for dance majors to begin their artistic development in small classes with maximum individual contact with instructors. 

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Dance Department Mission

 


It is the mission of the Snow College Dance Department to:

General Education
1. Offer a general education curriculum designed to provide all students with a general understanding of the principles of movement;
2. Promote dance as an artistic and cultural expression with the power to enrich and transform the individual, community and society;
3. Provide a variety of movement experiences and opportunities for the study of dance for non-dance majors;
Dance Majors
4. Provide dance majors with the technical foundation for the first two years of college study;
5. Expose dance majors to the tools and knowledge necessary to succeed in performance opportunities, studio instruction and further study in any dance related field they wish to pursue;
6. Offer a unique experience for dance majors to begin their artistic and creative development and study of movement theory in small classes with maximum individual contact with instructors;
7. Support the dance faculty in their ongoing quest for more effective methods of teaching;
Community Outreach
8. Work cooperatively with other academic programs at Snow College and with other dance programs at sister institutions in a supportive and mutually advantageous way;
9. Support the mission and growth of Snow College through performance at a variety of campus and non-campus events and representing the college’s fine arts programs in recruitment activities.