Description: Basic technique and practice of classical ballet, including the ballet vocabulary.
Counts toward a dance minor and may count toward the dance major.
Description: Classical ballet technique leading to an exact and proper application of the fundamentals and principles of ballet movement and vocabulary.
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.
Description: Theory and practice in the history and movement vocabulary of Hip Hop Dance. Includes related Street Dance styles such as Party Dance and House Dance.
Description: Theory and practice of Pilates through the lens of various philosophies of instruction.
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.
Description: Principles and basic exercises of Bartenieff Fundamentals, an integrative approach to patterning efficient movement and increasing body awareness for dancers and non-dancers alike.
Description: Introduction to the movement and philosophy of Tai Chi (also known as Taijiquan), an ancient Chinese martial art.
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.
Description: Modern dance technique with emphasis on mastering the fundamentals of movement including style, phrasing, musicality, personal interpretation, and improvisation.
Prerequisites: Dance major or minor
Requires active participation in dance productions.
Description: Rehearsal of dance repertory. Participation in the creation of original works. Application of improvisational techniques.
Description: Contact Improvisation is a technique in which points of physical contact provide the starting point for movement improvisation. Emphasis is on spontaneity, collaboration, movement awareness, full and partial weight-sharing, and touch.
Description: 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.
Prerequisites: DANC 311.
Description: Application of advanced classical ballet technique and performance styles.
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.
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.
This course is a prerequisite for: DANC 498
Description: Field work in dance, dance teaching, or a specifically arranged course of dance study under the supervision of a faculty adviser.
Prerequisites: DANC 448.
Description: Supervised application of pedagogic principles.