Dancing into fall at SPC

Four dancers on a lit stage.

St. Petersburg College faculty members Sharon McCaman and Helen French are excited to be offering innovative ways to dance and create amidst the continuing Covid-19 Pandemic. Starting in Fall 2020 Ballet, Modern, Dance Repertory and Alexander Technique classes will be offered either Live Online, Online or in a blend of the two. No dance experience is necessary for the successful completion of most of these classes. Build credits and experience as a future dance major, fulfill an elective, or enrich your creative life through dance instruction and collaboration as a community member. 

SPC’s affordable tuition rates make this a wonderful opportunity for anyone throughout the state and the country. (In-state tuition $111.75 per credit hour, out-of-state tuition $389.90 per credit hour). That’s less than $5 per dance session for Florida residents!

ONLINE VS LIVE-ONLINE DANCE CLASSES

  • Online classes are ideal for students who want to take classes but need a flexible schedule to work within.
  • Live-Online classes are ideal for students who want to commit to the same class days and times every week.

DANCING AT HOME

All classes will address safe ways to dance and create at home and in non-traditional dance spaces. Therefore, to be successful in these classes we encourage students to make sure they have access to a flat, even area large enough that will allow them to participate in movement from both standing and sitting positions. In the case of ballet classes, students will need to have a sturdy surface that they can hold on to, as if it were a ballet barre (kitchen counter, back of sturdy chair, ect).

TECHNOLOGY REQUIREMENTS AND RESOURCES

In all learning formats it is necessary for students interested in taking these courses to have access to a computer with a camera and microphone, as well as, consistent access to the internet. Please know, the college has a ton of resources and can help you get the necessary technology required to be successful in these classes. If you are in need of assistance please visit the SPC Student Support Resources page.

FULL FALL TERM CLASSES AUG. 17 – DEC. 11

Applied Alexander Technique (Online)

DAN 1768 #4366

Private instruction. No audition required. This course covers the principles of the Alexander Technique and helps students integrate them into their daily lives. The course covers elements of kinesthetic awareness, anatomy, and injury prevention. In addition to learning the basic principles of proper body alignment, students will recognize and release habits of movement and thinking that cause tension and hinder movement. This course draws from the writings of FM. Alexander and others related to the Alexander Technique. No experience is necessary for the successful completion of the class. (Note: This course may be taken up to 3 times for a total of 6 credits.)

12 WEEK EXPRESS CLASSES SEPT. 14 – DEC. 11

Modern Dance I (Live Online)

DAA 1100 #4201

Mon/Wed 3:30 – 5:30

This course includes elementary modern dance techniques and the basic elements of design and the fundamental factors related to movement. In addition, students will learn the basic principles of proper body alignment, balance, and rhythm. In this live online format, we will take the smallness of our personal spaces into account and will teach students to safely practice dance at home in relatively confined areas. This course will be administered synchronistically live online through video conferencing software at the designated course days and times. (Note: This course may be taken up to 6 times for a total of 6 credits.)

Modern Dance I (Online)

DAA 1100 #4417

This course includes elementary modern dance techniques and the basic elements of design and the fundamental factors related to movement. In addition, students will learn the basic principles of proper body alignment, balance, and rhythm.  In this online format we will take the smallness of our personal spaces into account and will teach students to safely practice dance at home in relatively confined areas. This course will be administered online through the MyCourses portal; wherein students will have the flexibility to participate in course material at a time of their own choosing. (Note: This course may be taken up to 6 times for a total of 6 credits.)

Ballet I (Live Online)

DAA 1200 #4202

Tues/Thurs 3:30 – 5:30

This course is an introduction to techniques at the barre using basic foot, arm and body positions. Ballet I introduces the principles, techniques, and vocabulary of ballet. Students learn placement, flexibility, strength, and coordination. Students must have adequate personal space to move in, as well as a sturdy surface to use as a ballet barre for support during dance exercises. In this live online format, we will take the smallness of our personal spaces into account and will teach students to safely practice dance at home in relatively confined areas. This course will be administered synchronistically live online through video conferencing software at the designated course days and times. (Note: This course may be taken up to 6 times for a total of 6 credits.) 

Ballet I (Online)

DAA 1200 #4418

This course is an introduction to techniques at the barre using basic foot, arm and body positions. Students must have adequate personal space to move in, as well as a sturdy surface to use as a ballet barre for support during dance exercises. In this live online format, we will take the smallness of our personal spaces into account and will teach students to safely practice dance at home in relatively confined areas. This course will be administered online through the MyCourses portal; wherein students will have the flexibility to participate in course material at a time of their own choosing. (Note: This course may be taken up to 6 times for a total of 6 credits.)

Dance Repertory I (Blended)

DAA 1680 #4419

Mon 5:30 – 7:30 

This course enables students of dance to earn academic credit for their participation in an online public dance presentation. Through intensive online discussion and rehearsal, students will learn an overview of the historical background of dance repertory and will learn specific dance repertory works. Students will acquire skills in movement, human understanding, cooperation and self-discipline. Minimum of 2 hours required during rehearsal periods. Additional hours may be required outside of class time and during production weeks. This course will be administered synchronistically live online through video conferencing software at the designated course days and times. (Note: The content of this course varies each semester. This course may be taken up to 6 times for a total of 6 credits.)

Dance Repertory II (Blended) 

DAA 2681 #4420

Tues 5:30 – 7:30

This intermediate-level dance course enables students of dance to earn academic credit for their participation in a public dance presentation. Through intensive online discussion and rehearsal students, will get an introduction into the choreographic process and will learn specific dance works. Students will acquire skills in movement, human understanding, cooperation and self-discipline. Four hours per week is the minimum requirement during rehearsal times. Therefore, additional hours will be required outside of class time and during production weeks. This course is administered synchronistically live online through video conferencing software at the designated course days and times. (Note: The content of this course varies each semester. This course may be taken up to 6 times for a total of 6 credits.)

Obtain an SPC student ID by clicking “apply now” at spcollege.edu

Contact the Humanities office if you have questions regarding registration 727-341-4360

delaval.maria@spcollege.edu

garrard.wilfred@spcollege.edu

muehl.nathan@spcollege.edu

Registration for fall classes is currently open. Individuals interested in enrolling at SPC can browse classes and register at classes.spcollege.edu.

SPC Online Dance Offerings
SPC Online Dance Offerings

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