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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 II


108 hours (12 weeks); distributed as: Ballet - 36 hours; Jazz - 36 hours; Tap - 36 hours.

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: understand body awareness; practically apply and demonstrate dance technique; and apply the craft of dance based on established and new choreography. 


This course is designed to train physical actors with the goal of enabling them to achieve an awareness of speaking with the body and how dance and movement inform and support them. The primary techniques of Ballet and Jazz, along with Modern and Tap 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. Difficulty level is increased in the development of technical skills as well as in the execution of combinations for all students.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 5 semester hours, distributed as follows: Ballet - 1 semester hour in Ballet, Dance, or Physical Education;  Jazz - 1 semester hour in Jazz, Dance, or Physical Education; Tap - 1 semester hour in Dance or Physical Education (5/10) (7/15 revalidation). NOTE: Due to the integrated nature of the curriculum as it unfolds over two years (4 semesters), these discrete credit recommendations are associated only with this semester. The total credit recommendations for each area of study over the full two years are summarized in the last exhibit of this section.