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DANC 101
For students with no previous dance training.
Basic technique and practice of classical ballet, including the ballet vocabulary.
Credit Hours: 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
DANC 111
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.
Credit Hours: 2
Max credits per degree: 8
Course Format: Studio 4
Course Delivery: Classroom
DANC 112
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.
This course is a prerequisite for: DANC 113
Credit Hours: 2
Course Format: Studio 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
DANC 113
Prereqs: DANC 112 or equivalent.
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
Credit Hours: 2
Course Format: Studio 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Historical survey of the art of dance and the various forms of dance. The roots of contemporary Ballet and the evolution of Modern Dance.
This course is a prerequisite for: DANC 349, DANC 469
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
DANC 211
Prereqs: DANC major or minor.
Continuation of DANC 112.
The principles of classical ballet technique and vocabulary.
This course is a prerequisite for: DANC 228, DANC 338
Credit Hours: 2
Max credits per degree: 16
Course Format: Studio
Course Delivery: Classroom
DANC 212
Prereqs: DANC 113 or equivalent
The vocabulary and concepts of the modern dance idiom. Improvisational techniques, strength, and facility of movement.
This course is a prerequisite for: DANC 213, DANC 228, DANC 338
Credit Hours: 2
Course Format: Studio 4
Course Delivery: Classroom
DANC 213
Prereqs: DANC 212 or equivalent.
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
Credit Hours: 2
Course Format: Studio 4
Course Delivery: Classroom
DANC 228
Prereqs: Dance major; DANC 211 and 212.
DANC 228 includes written and oral presentations.
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.
Credit Hours: 3
Max credits per degree: 6
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: Dance major or minor, or others by permission.
Dance 260/460 requires active participation in dance productions.
Rehearsal of dance repertory. Participation in the creation of original works. Application of improvisational techniques.
Credit Hours: 1
Max credits per degree: 8
Course Format: Studio 8
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: Dance major.
Structural organization of the elements of movement. Theory and practice in the craft of dance composition. Concepts, content, and their perceptual validity through movement.
Credit Hours: 3
Max credits per degree: 9
Course Format: Studio 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
DANC 301
Modern dance technique with emphasis on mastering the fundamentals of movement including style, phrasing, musicality, personal interpretation, and improvisation.
Credit Hours: 1-3
Max credits per semester: 3
Max credits per degree: 16
Course Format: Studio 2
Course Delivery: Classroom
DANC 312
Prereqs: DANC 213 or equivalent.
Modern dance techniques. Improvisational techniques, strength, facility of movement, and the development of artistry.
This course is a prerequisite for: DANC 313
Credit Hours: 2
Course Format: Studio 4
Course Delivery: Classroom
DANC 313
Prereqs: DANC 312 or equivalent.
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
Credit Hours: 2
Course Format: Studio 4
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: Dance major or minor; DANC 211 and 212.
DANC 338 requires the laboratory application and the development of an individual conditioning program.
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.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: DANC 159.
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.
This course is a prerequisite for: DANC 469
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
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.
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 1-3
Max credits per degree: 6
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
DANC 411
Prereqs: DANC 311.
Application of advanced classical ballet technique and performance styles.
Credit Hours: 2
Max credits per degree: 16
Course Format: Studio 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
DANC 412
Prereqs: DANC 313 or equivalent.
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
Credit Hours: 2
Course Format: Studio 4
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: DANC 412 or equivalent.
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.
Credit Hours: 2
Course Format: Studio 4
Course Delivery: Classroom
DANC 448
Prereqs: Senior standing; Dance major; two 300-level DANC technique courses.
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
Credit Hours: 3
Max credits per degree: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 10
DANC 469
Prereqs: Senior standing and DANC 159 and 349.
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.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Field work in dance, dance teaching, or a specifically arranged course of dance study under the supervision of a faculty adviser.
Credit Hours: 1-6
Max credits per degree: 9
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: DANC 448 or permission.
Supervised application of pedagogic principles.
Credit Hours: 1-3
Max credits per degree: 6
Course Delivery: Classroom