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Undergraduate Dance

2014 Fall Term

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2 Units

DANCE APPRECIATION (GA)

Dance 110

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*.


2 Units

CONTEMPORARY DANCE TECHNIQUE I (GA)

Dance 141

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.


2 Units

BALLET I (GA)

Dance 145

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.


2 Units

TAP DANCE I

Dance 155

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.


1 Units

PRACTICUM - DANCE PERFORMANCE

Dance 200

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


2 Units

IMPROVISATION/SOUND (GA)

Dance 243

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


2 Units

CONTEMPORARY DANCE TECHNIQUE II

Dance 244

Further study of dance techniques on the intermediate level. Repeatable three times for a maximum of 6 credits in degree. Offered each spring*.


2 Units

BALLET II

Dance 246

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*.


2 Units

BALLET III

Dance 346

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*.


3 Units

DANCE COMPOSITION II (GROUP)

Dance 420

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


1-3 Units

SPECIAL STUDIES

Dance 496

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.


1-3 Units

INDEPENDENT STUDY IN DANCE

Dance 498

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


1-3 Units

DANCE PRODUCTION PROJECT

Dance 499

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.

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