Dance (DANCE)

Courses

DANCE 110   DANCE APPRECIATION (GA)   2 Units

Dance is studied as an art form through the investigation of dance history, technique, and the aesthetic choices of choreography. Lecture format is enhanced by slide, film and live presentation. Offered each spring*.

DANCE 141   CONTEMPORARY DANCE TECHNIQUE I (GA)   Repeatable   2 Units

A study of basic dance movement through exploration, analysis and identification of the principles of Contemporary Dance as an art form. A participation course, utilizing problem-solving and creativity in movement.

DANCE 145   BALLET I (GA)   Repeatable   2 Units

The Beginning Ballet course will provide instruction in the basic movements upon which all movements in ballet are built. Posture and alignment are stressed as well as foot articulation and proper use of turn-out. The class incorporates barre work, center combinations and locomotor movements across the floor. Students will also be taught the French terminology for movements learned. Offered each term*. Repeatable two times for a maximum of 4 credits in degree.

DANCE 155   TAP DANCE I   Repeatable   2 Units

Tap Dance I is a studio experiential class in beginning tap dance technique. The purpose of this course is to provide the student with basic tap movements that would be viable for use in Musical Theatre.

DANCE 200   PRACTICUM - DANCE PERFORMANCE   Repeatable   1 Units

A course designed to allow students who are interested in dance as an art form to participate as performers-choreographers in a contemporary dance concert. A student is expected to spend a minimum of 100 hours per credit in rehearsing and performing at times specified by the instructor. Repeatable. Offered every fall, students must be available to continue in spring. Prereq: Audition and consent of instructor

DANCE 243   IMPROVISATION/SOUND (GA)   Repeatable   2 Units

The creation of dance movement through the exploration and experimentation of a variety of stimuli as sources for movement experiences.

DANCE 244   CONTEMPORARY DANCE TECHNIQUE II   Repeatable   2 Units

Further study of dance techniques on the intermediate level. Repeatable three times for a maximum of 6 credits in degree. Offered each spring*.
PREREQ: DANCE 141 OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR

DANCE 246   BALLET II   Repeatable   2 Units

Continuation of basic concepts learned in Ballet I with emphasis on more complex skills and combinations. It is highly recommended that students have at least 2 years of ballet training or two terms of DANCE 145. Repeatable four times for a total of 8 units in the degree. Offered each fall*.

DANCE 255   TAP DANCE II   Repeatable   2 Units

Tap Dance II is a studio experiential class in intermediate tap dance technique. The purpose of this course is to provide the student with continuing tap movements that would be viable for use in Musical Theatre.

DANCE 320   COMPOSITION I (SOLO)   Repeatable   3 Units

Composition I (Solo) is a course which presents basic material on the craft of creating solo dances. Students will be given structural problems to solve by creating original movement. The use of musical accompaniment and props in choreography will be explored. Videotapes and films of professional choreography will be viewed for discussion and students will be introduced to the use of costumes, lighting, and sets for dance.
PREREQ: DANCE 243

DANCE 330   PERFORMANCE ART   Repeatable   3 Units

Performance Art is an avant-garde form of live art performance. In this course students will learn about the historical predecessors of Performance Art, be exposed to contemporary work through reviews, articles and videotapes, and create their own solo and group work to culminate in a public performance. Repeatable.

DANCE 346   BALLET III   Repeatable   2 Units

A participation course designed for the advanced level ballet student. Complex combinations and techniques such as multiple turns and beats as well as anatomical considerations will be studied. It is highly recommended that the student have at least 4 years of ballet training or have completed DANCE 246. Repeatable four times for a total of 8 units in thedegree. Offered each spring*.

DANCE 348   CONTEMPORARY DANCE TECHNIQUES III   Repeatable   3 Units

Learning the kinesthetic way of moving the body and performing more complex technique and style in longer movement phrases appropriate for advanced level technique. Class meets two times per week. An additional hour is spent outside of classroom in individula physical conditioning. Repeatable three times for a maximum of 9 credits in degree. Offered each fall.
PREREQ: DANCE 244 OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR

DANCE 420   DANCE COMPOSITION II (GROUP)   Repeatable   3 Units

A continuation of the elements of choreography concentrating on form with more complex approaches and depth of movement themes for duet, trio and group.
PREREQ: DANCE 320

DANCE 496   SPECIAL STUDIES   Repeatable   1-3 Units

A course which is not regularly included in the curriculum but which is offered from time to time on topics in Dance as an art form, selected on the basis of need, interest or timeliness. Repeatable. Offered on demand.
PREREQ: JUNIOR STATUS OR CONSENT OF DEPARTMENT

DANCE 497   EXCHANGE STUDY   Repeatable   1-12 Units

Variable topics

DANCE 498   INDEPENDENT STUDY IN DANCE   Repeatable   1-3 Units

Study of a selected topic or topics under the direction of a faculty member. Repeatable.

DANCE 499   DANCE PRODUCTION PROJECT   Repeatable   1-3 Units

Choreographing and staging a full length dance concert or its equivalent or choreographing for mainstage productions such as the annual department dance concert or a musical where choreography plays one of the major roles. All choreographic pieces for public performance will be under the supervision of a dance faculty. Repeatable three times for a maximum of 6 credits in degree. Offered on demand.
PREREQ: DANCE 200 AND DANCE 420 AND JUNIOR STATUS