DANCE 110 DANCE APPRECIATION 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 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 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 loco-motor movements across the floor. French terminology for movements learned. Offered each semester.
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 161 JAZZ DANCE I- BEGINNING Repeatable 2 Units
Jazz I is a studio experiential class in beginning jazz dance technique. Exploration includes study of basic jazz movement that includes warm-up, phrases, turns, leaps and center combinations. Additional study in required text and viewing media.
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 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 261 JAZZ DANCE II INTERMEDIATE Repeatable 2 Units
Intermediate Jazz II is a studio experiential class in intermediate jazz dance technique. The class will cover a wide range of experiential learning that includes; correct physical alignment, warming up the body, jazz movement, turns, leaps, phrases, across-the-floor work all at the intermediate level. Additional study in required text and viewing media.
PREREQ: DANCE 161 OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR
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
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