This course is designed for all dance levels, and especially helpful for beginners, those who have not danced for while, or those who need to brush up on basic to intermediate skills. Students gain an overview of the world of dance which includes the fundamentals and terminology of ballet, jazz, modern, hip hop as well as a solid foundation of understanding in body alignment, placement and articulation. The importance of maintaining good health and physical well being as it pertains to the art of dance will be discussed. Students will view and critique taped performances from each genre to better delineate the characteristics of each. Focus of movement is on quality and accuracy of movement, rather than difficulty or speed.