Dance (DANC) Undergraduate Course Descriptions
DANC 111. Ballet Technique I
Introduction to ballet and the development of basic technical skills within the classical ballet tradition. Execution of basic ballet vocabulary with an emphasis on classical lines. Lab. 2 Cr. F.
DANC 121. Modern Dance Technique I
Introduction to basic technical skills of modern dance including alignment, strength, flexibility, rhythmic accuracy, and reproduction of a movement shape. Lab. 2 Cr. F.
DANC 142. Dance for Everyone [Goal 6]
Introduction to fundamental techniques of contemporary dance forms: ballet, modern, jazz. 3 Cr. F, S.
DANC 211. Ballet Technique II
Expanded ballet movement vocabulary with continued emphasis on basic technical skills. Musicality will be emphasized. Lab. 2 Cr. S.
DANC 221. Modern Dance Technique II
Develoment of basic technical skills for modern coordination which add more spatial and dynamic considerations. Lab. 2 Cr. S.
DANC 235. Global Dance
Appreciation, skill, and knowledge of dance from a variety of cultural heritages. 1 Cr. DEMAND.
DANC 311. Ballet Technique III
Employment of technical skills through more complex balletic patterns and expanded classical vocabulary. Additional emphasis on performance, phrasing, and dynamics. Lab. 2 Cr. F.
DANC 319. Dance Composition and Improvisation
Participate in structured movement improvisations and construct solo and group dances. Prereq.: 121. 2 Cr. S.
DANC 321. Modern Dance Technique III
Refinement of technical skills through more complex movement patterns, additional emphasis on performance, phrasing, dynamics and spatial concerns. Lab. 2 Cr. F.
DANC 341. Global Dance Perspectives [Goal 6, Goal 8] (Diversity/MGM)
Survey of world dance from pre-history to the present, tracing its religious social, ritualistic, theatrical, and aesthetic connections to human culture. 3 Cr. F, S.
DANC 411. Ballet Technique IV
Employment of technical skills and performance demands within the classical ballet tradition. Lab. 2 Cr. S.
DANC 421. Modern Dance Technique IV
Employment of technical skills to address the more subtle demands of performance, focus, projection, expressivity, and dynamic range. Lab. 2 Cr. S.
Dance (DANC) Courses for Advanced Undergraduate and Graduate Students
DANC 435/535. Dance History
Ballet and contemporary dance history from its origin to the present. 2 Cr. F.
DANC 471/571. Repertory Dance Theater: Performing Practicum
Rehearsal for dance performance. May be repeated up to six credits. 1 Cr. F, S.