Courses in Dance

Specific Course Descriptions by Semester

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Dance History Courses:

DANC 1310 Understanding Dance (3 semester hours) Lectures, discussions, and performances designed to explore artistic, philosophical, and historical dimensions of the theatrical dance experience. Areas of emphases may include differing dance traditions, the nature of dance compared to other performing arts, and relations between social and theatrical dance. (3-0) Y

DANC 2311 Topics in Dance (3 semester hours) An introduction to specialized topics in dance. May include historical or cultural elements of dance, a genre or choreographer or digital aspects of dance. May be repeated for credit as topics vary (9 hours maximum). (0-3) R

DANC 3340 Dance in Historical Studies (3 semester hours) Studies in the history of dance. Topics may include the development of western or world dance forms, specific periods, styles, traditions, and/or artists. May be repeated for credit as topics vary (9 hours maximum). Prerequisite: ARTS 1301, DANC 1310, or equivalent. (3-0) Y

DANC 3342 Topics in Dance (3 semester hours) Topics may vary from semester to semester. May be repeated for credit as topics vary (9 hours maximum). Prerequisite: ARTS 1301 or DANC 1310 or equivalent or permission of the instructor. (0-3) R


Beginning Technique Courses:

DANC 2321 Stretch, Conditioning, Alignment (3 semester hours) Designed to enrich students' understanding of their own physical condition and to prepare students physically for the study of dance technique. The course will apply principles of dance conditioning and alignment including the development of abdominal strength, floor barre practices, flexibility and placement exercises, and selected exercises from yoga and Pilates. (0-3) Y

DANC 2331 Beginning Dance and Movement (3 semester hours) Designed for students who wish to develop skills in various forms of dance and movement. May be repeated for credit (9 hours maximum). (0-3) Y

DANC 2332 Beginning Modern Dance (3 semester hours) Designed for students who wish to develop skills in Modern dance. May be repeated for credit (9 hours maximum). (0-3) Y

DANC 2333 Beginning Jazz Dance (3 semester hours) Designed for students who wish to develop skills in Jazz dance. May be repeated for credit (9 hours maximum). (0-3) Y

DANC 2334 Beginning Ballet (3 semester hours) Designed for students who wish to develop skills in Ballet. May be repeated for credit (9 hours maximum). (0-3) Y

DANC 2V71 Independent Study in Dance (1-3 semester hours) Independent study under a faculty member's direction. Signature of instructor on proposed project outline required. May be repeated for credit (9 hours maximum). ([1-3]-0) R

Intermediate and Advanced Technique Courses:

DANC 3332 Intermediate Dance (3 semester hours) Designed for students who wish to develop additional experiences in various forms of dance. May be repeated for credit (9 hours maximum). Prerequisite: DANC 2331 or permission of the instructor. (0-3) T

DANC 3333 Intermediate Modern Dance (3 semester hours) Designed for students who wish to develop additional experience and skills in Modern dance at an intermediate level. May be repeated for credit (9 hours maximum). Prerequisite: Minimum of 9 hours in DANC 2332 or in DANC 2334 or permission of the instructor. (0-3) T

DANC 3334 Intermediate Jazz Dance (3 semester hours) Designed for students who wish to develop additional experience and skills in Jazz dance at an intermediate level. May be repeated for credit (9 hours maximum). Prerequisite: Minimum of 9 hours in DANC 2332 or in DANC 2333 or in DANC 2334 or permission of the instructor. (0-3) T

DANC 3335 Intermediate Ballet Dance (3 semester hours) Designed for students who wish to develop additional experience and skills in Ballet at an intermediate level. May be repeated for credit (9 hours maximum). Prerequisite: Minimum of 9 hours in DANC 2334 or permission of the instructor. (0-3) T

DANC 4313 Advanced Dance(3 semester hours) Designed for students who wish to develop additional experience in various forms of dance. May be repeated for credit as topics vary (9 hours maximum). Prerequisite: DANC 3332 or permission of the instructor. (0-3) T

DANC 4V71 Independent Study in Dance (1-3 semester hours) Independent study under a faculty member's direction. Signature of instructor on proposed project outline required. May be repeated for credit (9 hours maximum). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, and completion of all lower-division requirements in AP, and permission of the instructor. ([1-3]-0) R

Performance and Composition Courses:

DANC 3345 Dance Performance (3 semester hours) Exploration of various choreographic styles and ideas of performance. Emphasis may be placed on the application of dance techniques in choreographed works. Methods may focus on the choreographic process to enrich the performer's range of technique and expression and encourage understanding of choreographic principles and practices. May be repeated for credit (9 hours maximum). Prerequisite: DANC 3332, DANC 3333, DANC 3334, DANC 3335, or permission of instructor.

DANC 3347 Dance Composition (3 semester hours) Students will study basic concepts and applications for dance composition at a beginning level. Principles and skills will be taught through projects, analysis, and the creation of a complete work. May be repeated for credit (9 hours maximum). Prerequisite: DANC 3332, DANC 3333, DANC 3334, DANC 3335, or permission of instructor. (0-3) Y