Dance (DANC)

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
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:1

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DANC111
Ballet I

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.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:8
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:2

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DANC112
Beginning Modern Dance

Description: Introductory phase of studio training in Modern Dance. Emphasis is placed on mastering the fundamentals of movement including style, phrasing, musicality, personal interpretation, and improvisation.

This course is a prerequisite for: DANC 113; DANC 212

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:4
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:FALL
Course and Laboratory Fee:$10

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.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:2

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DANC130
Hip Hop Dance

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.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:SPRING

Credit Hours:2

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DANC159
Introduction to Dance History

Description: Historical survey of dance from the late 19th through 21st Century.

This course is a prerequisite for: DANC 349; DANC 469

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:FALL

Credit Hours:3

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DANC171
Pilates

Description: Theory and practice of Pilates through the lens of various philosophies of instruction.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:SPRING

Credit Hours:2

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DANC211
Ballet II

Prerequisites: DANC major or minor.

Description: The principles of classical ballet technique and vocabulary.

This course is a prerequisite for: DANC 228; DANC 338

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:16
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Course and Laboratory Fee:$10

Credit Hours:2

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DANC212
Intermediate Modern Dance

Prerequisites: DANC 112

Description: Movement vocabulary, concepts, principles of Modern Dance techniques at the intermediate level. Broad understanding and practice of modern dance styles and cultures.

This course is a prerequisite for: DANC 213; DANC 228; DANC 312; DANC 338

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:4
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:SPRING
Course and Laboratory Fee:$10

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.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Grading Option:Graded with Option

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
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

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DANC271
Bartenieff Fundamentals

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.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:FALL

Credit Hours:2

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DANC272
Tai Chi

Description: Introduction to the movement and philosophy of Tai Chi (also known as Taijiquan), an ancient Chinese martial art.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:FALL

Credit Hours:2

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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
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Course and Laboratory Fee:$10

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
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:1-3

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DANC312
Advanced Modern Dance

Prerequisites: DANC 212

Description: Movement vocabulary, concepts, principles of modern dance techniques at the advanced level. Advanced technical, artistic, and contemporary practice of modern dance.

This course is a prerequisite for: DANC 313

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:4
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:FALL
Course and Laboratory Fee:$10

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
Grading Option:Graded with Option

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
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

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DANC349
Dance, Culture, and Politics

Prerequisites: DANC 159.

Description: Focuses on understanding how dance practices are embodied enactments of specific historical, cultural, and political developments.

This course is a prerequisite for: DANC 469

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:SPRING

Credit Hours:3

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DANC360
Repertory, Improvisation and Performance

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.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:8
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:FALL/SPR
Course and Laboratory Fee:$25

Credit Hours:1

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DANC361
Contact Improvisation

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.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:4
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:SPRING

Credit Hours:2

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DANC398
Special Topics in Dance

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.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:6
Grading Option:Graded with Option

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
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Course and Laboratory Fee:$10

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
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Course and Laboratory Fee:$10

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
Grading Option:Graded with Option

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.

This course is a prerequisite for: DANC 498

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product

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
Grading Option:Graded with Option

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
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:1-6

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DANC498
Practicum in Dance Teaching

Prerequisites: DANC 448.

Description: Supervised application of pedagogic principles.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:6
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:1-3

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