This course is designed to take the beginning dance student through the basic techniques in dance. Emphasis is placed on stretching and limbering techniques to reduce strain in the dancer and beginning movement for ballet, jazz, tap, and modern dance. The class will begin with a background in history of these skills and move to more complicated hands-on approach. This course concentrates on basic rhythms, counting, ear training, and clarity of sound. The class will be the first in a series of dance classes or can be used for the first time student.