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DANC 1230 - Dance Improvisation
Dance
This is an introductory course that will introduce dance students to dance making, specifically through improvisation. Students will investigate various methods of spontaneous problem solving as a means to generate movement. As individuals and in groups, students will be called upon to respond to various stimuli, such as music, text, images and structures, in order to generate original movement in a safe and supportive environment.


DANC 1300 - Ballet I
Dance
This entry-level studio course establishes the fundamentals of Ballet technique in the student dancer, including body alignment, technical skills, performance skills, and vocabulary.


DANC 1301 - Ballet I
Dance
This entry-level studio course establishes the fundamentals of Ballet technique in the student dancer, including body alignment, technical skills, performance skills, and vocabulary.


DANC 1310 - Modern Dance I
Dance
This is an introductory course in the fundamentals of modern dance technique. Students will learn from a variety of modern dance techniques and practices to prepare and train the body, and utilize this learning in movement sequences that will emphasize that articulation and coordination of body parts, rhythm, musicality and expression.


DANC 1311 - Modern Dance I
Dance
This is an introductory course in the fundamentals of modern dance technique. Students will learn from a variety of modern dance techniques and practices to prepare and train the body, and utilize this learning in movement sequences that will emphasize that articulation and coordination of body parts, rhythm, musicality and expression.


DANC 1320 - Global Dance Techniques I
Dance
This is an introductory course in the fundamentals of global dance forms. This is a studio-based technique course in which students will learn the aesthetics, theory and practice of global dance forms, such as Flamenco, Ballet Folkloriko, African Dance Forms, or Classical Indian Dance. Students will be encouraged to investigate how the body is used as a tool for expression and definition of cultural voice within the discipline studied.


DANC 1321 - Global Dance Techniques I
Dance
This is an introductory course in the fundamentals of global dance forms. This is a studio-based technique course in which students will learn the aesthetics, theory and practice of global dance forms, such as Flamenco, Ballet Folkloriko, African Dance Forms, or Classical Indian Dance. Students will be encouraged to investigate how the body is used as a tool for expression and definition of cultural voice within the discipline studied.


DANC 1340 - Dance Survey
Dance
Dance Survey will introduce students to the discipline of dance and the ways dance creates and analyzes knowledge about the world. Through a cross-cultural survey of theories and styles of dance and their relationship to societal contexts and other art forms, this class will examine dance as a form of communication and as an art.


DANC 2300 - Ballet II
Dance
Ballet II builds upon the fundamentals of ballet technique to introduce students to intermediate to advanced skills within the classical ballet vocabulary. Pre-requisite: DANC 1300 and 1301 or equivalent.


DANC 2301 - Ballet II
Dance
Ballet II builds upon the fundamentals of ballet technique to introduce students to intermediate to advanced skills within the classical ballet vocabulary. Pre-requisite: DANC 1300 and 1301 or equivalent.


DANC 2310 - Modern Dance II
Dance
Modern Dance II builds upon fundamentals of modern dance technique to develop intermediate to advanced level skills. Students will learn from a variety of modern dance techniques and practices to prepare the body, and apply this learning to movement sequences that will emphasize that articulation and coordination of body parts, rhythm, musicality and expression. Pre-requisite: DANC 1310 and DANC 1311 or equivalent.


DANC 2311 - Modern Dance II
Dance
Modern Dance II builds upon fundamentals of modern dance technique to develop intermediate to advanced level skills. Students will learn from a variety of modern dance techniques and practices to prepare the body, and apply this learning to movement sequences that will emphasize that articulation and coordination of body parts, rhythm, musicality and expression. Pre-requisite: DANC 1310 and DANC 1311 or equivalent.


DANC 2320 - Global Dance Techniques II
Dance
This is a studio-based technique course that builds upon prior knowledge of a global dance technique’s form and aesthetics and aims for sophistication and nuance in both theory and practice. Forms studied can be drawn from classes in Flamenco, Ballet Folkloriko, African Dance Forms, or Classical Indian Dance. Students will be encouraged to investigate how the body is used as a tool for expression and definition of cultural voice within the discipline studied.


DANC 2321 - Global Dance Techniques II
Dance
This is a studio-based technique course that builds upon prior knowledge of a global dance technique’s form and aesthetics and aims for sophistication and nuance in both theory and practice. Forms studied can be drawn from classes in Flamenco, Ballet Folkloriko, African Dance Forms, or Classical Indian Dance. Students will be encouraged to investigate how the body is used as a tool for expression and definition of cultural voice within the discipline studied.


DANC 2350 - Hip Hop Dance
Dance
This course will introduce students to urban dance styles. It will focus on the foundations and physical vocabularies of hip hop, freestyle, and street dance forms. The classes will develop strength, coordination, flexibility, stamina and rhythmic awareness as needed for the rigors or urban dance techniques.


DANC 2360 - Choreography I
Dance
This is a beginning level choreography course that will introduce students the choreographic theory and process, and to the basic tools and forms that comprise choreography. Students will learn to analyze the various components of design and create basic dance studies that demonstrate understanding of dance as a craft and art. Pre-requisite: DANC 1230.


DANC 3170 - Dance Performance
Dance
Dance Performance is based upon a professional dance company model, and will include practical experience in preparing for and performing works under the direction of faculty or guest choreographers. This course will include performance opportunities.


DANC 3270 - Dance Performance
Dance
Dance Performance is based upon a professional dance company model, and will include practical experience in preparing for and performing works under the direction of faculty or guest choreographers. This course will include performance opportunities.


DANC 3280 - Somatic Practices
Dance
This course will introduce students to an understanding of general somatic principles and embodied anatomy, and develop proficiency and increased knowledge about dance conditioning practices. Drawing from various somatic practices, the goal of this course will be to improve stability, strength, awareness, and an elementary understanding of anatomy as it applies to movement.


DANC 3300 - Ballet III
Dance
Ballet III builds upon the foundations of ballet technique to introduce intermediate level students to advanced skills within the classical ballet vocabulary.


DANC 3301 - Ballet III
Dance
Ballet III builds upon the foundations of ballet technique to introduce intermediate level students to advanced skills within the classical ballet vocabulary. Pre-requisite: DANC 2300 and 2301 or by audition and approval of the dance faculty.


DANC 3340 - Dance History
Dance
Dance History will be a survey course in the history of dance, with an emphasis on dance as an art form in the western theatrical tradition, specifically Ballet, Modern, Post-Modern and Contemporary Dance. The course will examine major time periods and figures in the development of the art form. Dance will be considered as an expression of human culture and students will analyze key developments in dance as they relate to social, political and historical events.


DANC 3360 - Choreography II
Dance
In this upper level course, students will utilize previous learning and understanding of dance as a craft and art, to create and develop extended original dance works.


DANC 4330 - Teaching Methods in Dance
Dance
This course will develop methods and skills for teaching ballet, modern dance and creative movement in various settings such as the public school classroom, private dance studio, and academic classroom. This course will include pedagogical theory and practice.


DANC 4340 - Dance Criticism and Analysis
Dance
Students will develop critical thinking skills, and apply multiple academic lenses and approaches needed for the analysis of dance works and choreography. By exploring the political and social contexts that inform dance works, students will broaden their understanding


DANC 4390 - Senior Capstone
Dance
This course is designed for the graduating dance student and will integrate the dance student’s learning over the entire course of their degree into the development and presentation of a culminating project in performance, choreography, media, scholarship or entrepreneurial enterprise.


DANC 4398 - Professional Practices
Dance
This course is designed for the graduating dance major to develop practices and skills valuable to building a career in dance and dance-related fields. The student will create a professional portfolio that includes writing, performance and choreographic work, research individual interests in dance and dance related fields, prepare for the audition and job application process, and develop skills, such as grant writing, necessary for dance entrepreneurship.




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