DANC101
Beginning Ballet

Description: Basic technique and practice of classical ballet, including the ballet vocabulary.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:SDO

Credit Hours:1

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DANC111
Ballet I

Description: DANC 111 counts toward a dance minor and may count toward the dance major. Classical ballet technique leading to an exact and proper application of the fundamentals and principles of ballet movement and vocabulary.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:8
Course Format:SDO

Credit Hours:2

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DANC112
Modern Dance I

Description: Earliest stages of studio training in Modern Dance. Beginning modern dance technique with emphasis on mastering the fundamentals of movement including style, phrasing, musicality, personal interpretation, and improvisation. DANC 112 will count toward a dance minor and may count toward the dance major.

This course is a prerequisite for: DANC 113

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:SDO

Credit Hours:2

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DANC113
Modern Dance II

Prerequisites: DANC 112 or equivalent

Description: Second phase of the earliest stages of studio training in Modern Dance. Beginning modern dance technique with continued emphasis on mastering the fundamentals of movement including style, phrasing, musicality, personal interpretation, and improvisation.

This course is a prerequisite for: DANC 212

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:SDO

Credit Hours:2

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DANC159
Introduction to History of Dance

Description: Historical survey of the art of dance and the various forms of dance. The roots of contemporary Ballet and the evolution of Modern Dance.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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DANC211
Ballet II

Prerequisites: DANC major or minor.

Description: The principles of classical ballet technique and vocabulary.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:16
Course Format:SDO

Credit Hours:2

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DANC212
Modern Dance III

Prerequisites: DANC 113 or equivalent

Description: The vocabulary and concepts of the modern dance idiom. Improvisational techniques, strength, and facility of movement.

This course is a prerequisite for: DANC 213

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:SDO

Credit Hours:2

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DANC213
Modern Dance IV

Prerequisites: DANC 212 or equivalent

Description: To expand the vocabulary and concepts of the Modern Dance idiom. Low intermediate modern dance technique with continued emphasis on mastering the fundamentals of movement including building technical and physical strength, musicality, facility of movement, and improvisation.

This course is a prerequisite for: DANC 312

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:SDO

Credit Hours:2

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DANC228
Music for Dance

Prerequisites: Dance major; DANC 211 and 212.

Description: Rhythmic reading and analysis, dance accompaniment techniques, music resources and the interrelationship of sound to movement. The use of percussion instruments and sound inventions in the theory and practice of accompaniment for dance.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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DANC260
Repertory, Improvisation and PerformanceCrosslisted with DANC 460

Prerequisites: Dance major or minor, or others by permission.

Dance 260/460 requires active participation in dance productions.

Description: Rehearsal of dance repertory. Participation in the creation of original works. Application of improvisational techniques.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:8
Course Format:SDO

Credit Hours:1

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DANC300
Dance Composition

Prerequisites: Dance major.

Description: Structural organization of the elements of movement. Theory and practice in the craft of dance composition. Concepts, content, and their perceptual validity through movement.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:9
Course Format:SDO

Credit Hours:3

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DANC301
Dance Techniques

Description: Modern dance technique with emphasis on mastering the fundamentals of movement including style, phrasing, musicality, personal interpretation, and improvisation.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:16
Course Format:SDO

Credit Hours:1-3

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DANC312
Modern Dance V

Prerequisites: DANC 213 or equivalent

Description: Modern dance techniques. Improvisational techniques, strength, facility of movement, and the development of artistry.

This course is a prerequisite for: DANC 313

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:SDO

Credit Hours:2

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DANC313
Modern Dance VI

Prerequisites: DANC 312 or equivalent

Description: Challenges the student to increase their vocabulary and technical ability at the (high) intermediate level of modern dance technique, with an emphasis on improvisation.

This course is a prerequisite for: DANC 412

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:SDO

Credit Hours:2

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DANC338
Dance Kinesiology and Injury Prevention

Prerequisites: Dance major or minor; DANC 211 and 212.

Description: Biomechanical principles affecting the structure and function of the musculoskeletal system. Causes, treatment methods, and prevention of dance-related injuries. Body conditioning programs for injury prevention.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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DANC349
History of Dance: 20th Century and Beyond

Prerequisites: DANC 159.

Description: Emergence and evolution of Modern Dance since the beginning of the 20th Century, from its infancy to the present day, Modern Dance emergence from Ballet. The ways that contemporary Ballet is influenced by Modern Dance.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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DANC398
Special Topics in Dance

Description: DANC 398 requires analysis and annotation of a major original choreographic work, a solo performance in a major dance work and participation in a technique course offered with a guest artist in a medium not usually offered in the program, or an advanced research project.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-3

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DANC411
Ballet IV

Prerequisites: DANC 311.

Description: Application of advanced classical ballet technique and performance styles.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:16
Course Format:SDO

Credit Hours:2

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DANC412
Modern Dance VII

Prerequisites: DANC 313 or equivalent.

Description: Application of advanced modern dance techniques to styles of performance. Repertory work and extended preparation of complex movement phrases.

This course is a prerequisite for: DANC 413

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:SDO

Credit Hours:2

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DANC413
Modern Dance VIII

Prerequisites: DANC 412 or equivalent

Description: Challenges the student to find and apply his or her own physical/artistic style in the performance of modern dance technique with the emphasis on activities to prepare the student for post university dance life.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:SDO

Credit Hours:2

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DANC448
Dance Pedagogy

Prerequisites: Senior standing; Dance major; two 300-level DANC technique courses.

Description: Methods and materials for the teaching of dance. Alignment analysis of the theory and execution of technique leading to structuring exercise progressions, developing lesson plans, creating course outlines. Teaching observations and teaching practice.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product

DANC460
Repertory, Improvisation and PerformanceCrosslisted with DANC 260

Prerequisites: Dance major or minor, or others by permission.

Dance 260/460 requires active participation in dance productions.

Description: Rehearsal of dance repertory. Participation in the creation of original works. Application of improvisational techniques.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:8
Course Format:SDO

Credit Hours:1

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DANC469
Seminar in Dance

Prerequisites: Senior standing and DANC 159 and 349.

Description: Survey and history of major critical writings on dance with emphasis on a sound and supportive approach to viewing, reviewing, and critically analyzing the dance art form.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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DANC496
Independent Study/Internship

Description: Field work in dance, dance teaching, or a specifically arranged course of dance study under the supervision of a faculty adviser.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:9
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1-6

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DANC498
Practicum in Dance Teaching

Prerequisites: DANC 448 or permission.

Description: Supervised application of pedagogic principles.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-3

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