In Dance 1a/1b the semester course goal is for students to learn dance as a form of art. The class is designed to help students develop a competency of technique and choreography. Students examine dance as a form of communication and develop a strong technique base in contemporary and classical styles to improve strength, flexibility, and endurance. Students explore basic concepts of choreography and performance within small group works and concert work. Students will examine implications of world history on master works of dance and identify optimal health and nutritional strategies.Provides required PE credit.