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1000 Level Courses

1100. Dance Production Activities (1). Participation in a dance production as a performer, designer, or crew member. Must be concurrently enrolled in a dance technique course. May repeat twice for credit.

1101. [DANC 1110, 1210] Tap I (1). A study of basic tap dance techniques, performance, and choreography. May be repeated once for credit.

1106. Conditioning for Performers (1). An introduction to systems of physical conditioning specific to the needs of dance and theatre performers. May be repeated once for credit.

1108. Hip Hop (1). A study of basic hip hop dance techniques, performance, and choreography. May be repeated once for credit.

1203. [DANC 1147, 1247, 1347] Jazz I (2). An introduction to fundamental jazz dance technique. May be repeated once for credit.

1205. [DANC 1141, 1241, 1341] Ballet I (2). An introduction to fundamental ballet dance technique. May be repeated once for credit.

1207. [DANC 1145, 1245, 1345] Modern I (2). An introduction to fundamental modern dance technique. May be repeated once for credit.

1206. Musical Stage Dance (2). Prerequisite: DAN 1103 or 2203 (may be taken concurrently). An introduction to basic principles of dance styles associated with musical theatre. May repeat once; only 2 hours of credit will be applied to the B.A. in Dance.Back to Top

 

2000 Level Course

2202. Improvisation (2). A study of basic movement improvisation techniques and skills.

2203. [DANC 1148] Jazz II (2). Prerequisite: DAN 1203 or consent of instructor. A study of intermediate jazz dance technique and various jazz dance styles. May be repeated for credit.

2205. [DANC 1142] Ballet II (2). Prerequisite: DAN 1205 or consent of instructor. A study of intermediate ballet dance technique. May be repeated for credit.

2206. Music for Dance (2). An introduction to and exploration of fundamental elements of music as they relate to the study and practice of dance.

2207. [DANC 1146] Modern II (2). Prerequisite: DAN 1207 or consent of instructor. A study of intermediate modern dance technique and modern dance styles. May be repeated for credit.

2301. World Dance Forms (3). A study of dances from different cultures, their histories, and their influences on contemporary American dance and culture. Fulfills multicultural and core Creative Arts requirement.

2303. Dance Appreciation (3). Provides students with a general overview of dance as an art form and as entertainment, beginning with ancient forms and progressing to the present day.

2313. Dance History (3). History and philosophy of dance and the relationship of dance to allied arts. Fulfills core Creative Arts requirement.

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3000 Level Courses

3000. Special Topics in Dance (V1-3). Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Introduction to special topics in dance for in-depth study. May be repeated for up to 6 credit hours with different topics; only 3 hours of credit will be applied to the B.A. in Dance.

3100. Dance Production Activities II (1). Prerequisites: DAN 1100, 3208, 3209. Participation in a dance production as a choreographer. May be repeated once for credit.

3203. Jazz III (2). Prerequisite: DAN 2203 or consent of instructor. A study of intermediate and advanced jazz dance technique, jazz dance styles, and jazz performance and choreography. May be repeated for credit.

3205. Ballet III (2). Prerequisite: DAN 2205 or consent of instructor. A study of intermediate and advanced ballet dance technique, various ballet dance styles, and ballet performance and choreography. May be repeated for credit.

3207. Modern III (2). Prerequisite: DAN 2207 or consent of instructor. A study of intermediate and advanced modern dance techniques, various modern dance styles, and modern performance and choreography. May be repeated for credi

3208. Principles of Choreography I (2). Prerequisites: B or higher in DAN 2203 or 3203, and 2205 or 3205, and 2207 or 3207, and 2202; or consent of instructor. An introduction to and practical application of basic principles and skills of dance making.

3209. Principles of Choreography II (2). Prerequisite: DAN 3208 or consent of instructor. An exploration of skills and techniques used to hone choreographic style and process.

3301. Dance Aesthetics (3). Prerequisite: C or higher in DAN 2313. An investigation of history and trends in dance theory, research, and philosophy. (Writing Intensive)

3309. Pedagogy (3). Prerequisite: C or higher in DAN 2313. Investigation and practical application of contemporary teaching theories and methodologies. (Writing Intensive)

3351. Dance in the Community (3). Combines community service (creating dance activities for or with non-profit community organizations that serve at-risk populations) with readings, discussions, and collaborations on societal applications for the performing arts.Back to Top

 

4000 Level Courses

4000. Projects in Dance (V1-3). Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Designed for students interested in pursuing guided independent projects in dance. May be repeated for up to 6 credit hours.

4110. Capstone Concert (1). Prerequisite: B or higher in DAN 3209 and consent of instructor. Corequisite: DAN 3100. Production of a fully realized dance concert and completion/presentation of a professional portfolio.

4202. Contact Partnering (2). Prerequisites: A or highre in DAN 2202; and 3203 or 4203; and 3205 or 4205; and 3207 or 4207; or consent of instructor. A study of contact partnering skills, techniques, and improvisations as practiced in contemporary dance. May repeat once for credit.

4203. Jazz IV (2). Prerequisite: DAN 3203 or consent of instructor. A study of advanced jazz dance technique, various jazz dance styles, and jazz.

4205. Ballet IV (2). Prerequisite: DAN 3205 or consent of instructor. A study of advanced ballet dance technique, various ballet dance styles, and ballet performance and choreography. May be repeated for credit.

4207. Modern IV (2). Prerequisite: DAN 3207 or consent of instructor. A study of advanced modern dance techniques, various modern dance styles, and modern performance and choreography. May be repeated for credit.

4313. Topics in Dance History (3). Prerequisite: DAN 2313 or consent of instructor. An in-depth investigation of particular topics in dance history with a focus on the roles of dance in a larger cultural context. May be repeated once for credit.Back to Top