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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

CAP21 (Collaborative Arts Project 21) | Evaluated Learning Experience

Dance and Movement for the Actor I (Dance Department-Summer Program)


72 hours (6 weeks).  

CAP21, 18 W. 18th Street, New York, NY.

August 2009 - June 2017.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: build body awareness, strength, flexibility and stamina; be conscious of posture, alignment, and breath; understand basic techniques of placement; utilize musicality; perform style and expression of movement; and use correct dance terminology.  


This course is designed to train physical actors with the goal of enabling them to an awareness of speaking with the body and how dance and movement inform and support the actor. The primary techniques of Jazz, Ballet, and Tap, and are taught to enable actors to acquire the discipline, strength, stamina, and musicality required to accomplish this goal. Students participate in physical exercises and dance combinations that are progressively more advanced technically and stylistically.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour in Dance or Musical Theatre (5/10) (7/15 revalidation). NOTE: The Summer Program overlaps with the two-year Musical Theatre Conservatory Program. If students enroll in the Conservatory Program after completing the Summer Program, only the credit recommendations for the Conservatory Program would apply.