Advanced dancers may participate in the Bellevue College Dance Company (BCDC) offering 1-5 credits. This is a performance class with the main production an annual Spring Dance Concert in the Carlson Theatre. This event has developed a reputation for excellence, which attracts a wide variety of professional guest artists and choreographers from out of state, as well as locally. With a variety of styles included, company members can specialize, but are encouraged to become as versatile as possible with opportunities to perform jazz, modern, hip hop or ballet. Recent works have included choreography by Tony Award winner, Ann Reinking with extra performances at Bellevue’s Meydenbauer Theatre. Professional choreographers Wade Madsen, Deborah Wolf, Pat Hon and Christina McNeil from Cornish College of the Arts, Mandy Moore from “So You Think You Can Dance”, Rhonda Miller from New York, Adam Parson from L.A. Dance Force, Kerri Lee Florentine and Daniel Cruz are just a few previous favorites. Student choreography submitted by company members for the February Student Choreography Workshop may be considered for the Spring Dance Concert.
First meeting of the members of the fall 2013 Dance Company is: Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at 6:30 pm in the Carlson Theatre.
Dance 201 – Dance Ensemble I
Emphasizes dance as a performing art form. Students learn in various settings, including a company class, formal and informal improvisation, and solo or small group work. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 15 credits. Prerequisite: Audition and permission of instructor.
After completing this class, students should be able to:
- Exhibit skill in all areas of advanced technique, and audition ability.
- Execute more difficult choreography with proper placement, phrasing, accents and style, while incorporating the use of time, space and dynamics in a dance performance.
- Adapt to a number of choreographic styles with confidence and coordination.
- Display a feeling of artistic expression through the use of projection.
- Construct a dance variation, which could be developed into choreography for a group.
- Audition for professional, local and out-of-state choreographers the team effort required to reach the goal of a good performance.