Dance Courses

 

DANC100 Beginning Modern Technique
[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3sh ]
Offering an overview of modern technique styles on the beginning level constitutes the core of this course. Students will develop an understanding and appreciation for dance as a performing art. Through classroom activities the student's experience, knowledge, and perspective of the creative process of dance will be enhanced. Examination of Pioneer Modern Dancers will increase physical understanding of concepts and objectives of the class. Writing skills will be developed in response to videos, class discussions, research, and live performances.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

DANC105 Basic Ballet Technique
[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]
Designed to teach basic skills in classical ballet, Basic Ballet Technique will increase the student's understanding of this movement style as a participant and an observer. It will also help students to develop an appreciation for this art form. An emphasis will be placed on understanding of anatomy and kinesiology, proper alignment, increase flexibility, and building technical strength. Most classes will be movement based. Lectures, class exercises, exams, and papers will examine the history, practice and theory of ballet.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite: None


 

DANC200 Intermediate Modern Technique

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

Develops physical understanding of modern technique styles on the intermediate level with attention to the elements of dance - time, space, and energy. Designed to create a greater understanding and appreciation for dance as a performing art. Examination of pioneer modern dancers and post-modern figures to increase physical understanding of concepts and objectives of the class. Writing skills are developed in response to videos, class discussions, research, and live performances.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

DANC205 Intermediate Ballet Technique

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

Designed to teach intermediate skills in classical ballet technique, this course emphasizes a practical understanding of proper alignment, musicality, and performance energy. Studio time includes learning, refining, and strengthening these skills into longer movement combinations. Most classes are movement based. Examines the history, practice, and theory of ballet.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

DANC210 Dance Composition 1

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

Provides practical experience in manipulating the tools of choreography, exploration of compositional devices, and development of solos and small group works through improvisation, problem-solving, and cooperative assignments. Visual skills are enhanced when critiquing dances.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

DANC300 Dance Integration for Elementary Education

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

Gives an awareness and understanding of how to teach elementary curricular concepts through dance. Students use traditional educational theories as a base for developing lesson plans through interactive teaching methods utilizing the performing arts.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

DANC301 Advanced Ballet Technique

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

Refinement of technical skills in Classical Ballet at the advanced level. Mastery of kinesthetic, expressive, and aesthetic principles of contemporary ballet at an advanced level. Emphasizes a practical understanding of proper alignment, musicality, and performance energy. Studio time includes learning, refining, and strengthening these skills through performance of advanced movement combinations. Most classes are movement based. Examines the history, practice, and theory of ballet.

Prerequisite: ( DANC105 AND DANC205 )

Corequisite:   None


 

DANC302 Dance in Western Culture

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3sh ]

Through theoretical analysis and practical application this course examines the historical development of Western theatrical dance from European peasants to Renaissance Court dances to trends in the 21st Century. Socio-cultural influences and contributions of artists are investigated, including the religious, political, and performative functions of dance in Western Culture.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

DANC303 Advanced Modern Technique
[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3sh ]
Refinement of technical skill in modern dance at the advanced level, including complex movement capabilities, rhythmic structure, spatial relationships, with emphasis on aesthetic and expressive qualities that lead to performance. Designed to create a greater understanding and appreciation for dance as a performing art and humanity. Writing skills are developed in response to videos, class discussions, research, and live performances.

Prerequisite: ( DANC100 AND DANC200 )

Corequisite:   None

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