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Course ID:DANC 1250. 1 hour. Repeatable for maximum 2 hours credit. 4 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Performance Company I
Course
Description:
Participation as a dancer in a faculty-choreographed dance piece.
Athena Title:PERFORMANCE CO I
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:DANC 1601. 1 hour. 2 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Tap Dance Foundations I
Course
Description:
Foundation training necessary for the development of skill proficiency in tap dance.
Athena Title:TAP DANCE FOUND I
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:DANC 1602. 1 hour. 2 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Tap Dance Foundations II
Course
Description:
Second level of foundation training necessary for the development of skill proficiency in tap dance for students with some previous experience.
Athena Title:Tap Dance Foundations II
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:DANC 1603. 1 hour. 2 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Folk Dance Foundations
Course
Description:
Foundation training necessary for the development of skill proficiency in folk dance.
Athena Title:FOLK DANCE FOUND
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:DANC 1604. 1 hour. Repeatable for maximum 2 hours credit. 2 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Jazz Dance Foundations
Course
Description:
Foundation training necessary for the development of skill proficiency in the jazz dance idiom.
Athena Title:JAZZ DANCE FOUND
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:DANC 1605. 2 hours. Repeatable for maximum 4 hours credit. 4 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Contemporary Dance Foundations I
Course
Description:
Introductory level foundation training necessary for the development of skill proficiency in contemporary dance for students with no previous experience.
Athena Title:CONTEMP FOUND I
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:DANC 1606. 2 hours. Repeatable for maximum 4 hours credit. 4 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Ballet Foundations I
Course
Description:
Introductory level foundation training necessary for the development of skill proficiency in ballet for students with no previous experience.
Athena Title:BALLET FOUND I
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:DANC 1607. 1 hour. 2 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Ballroom Foundations I - Lead/Male
Course
Description:
Foundational training necessary for the development of skilled proficiency in beginning ballroom dance. Ballroom dance requires a partnership, two persons forming a couple, made up of leads and follows. This course is open to those in the role of “leads,” who are traditionally males.
Athena Title:Ballroom Found I Lead Male
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:DANC 1608. 1 hour. 2 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Ballroom Foundations I - Follow/Female
Course
Description:
Foundational training necessary for the development of skilled proficiency in beginning ballroom dance. Ballroom dance requires a partnership, two persons forming a couple, made up of leads and follows. This course is open to those in the role of “follows,” who are traditionally females.
Athena Title:Ballroom Foun I Follow Female
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:DANC 1680. 1 hour. 2 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Pas De Deux
Course
Description:
Designed to develop the beginning-intermediate-level dance student's ability to transfer classical ballet and pointe skills into partnered pas de deux work. In classical ballet, women wear pointe shoes, but men do not.
Athena Title:Pas De Deux
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Pre or Corequisite:DANC 1671 or DANC 2672
Corequisite:DANC 1616 or DANC 2662 or DANC 3663 or DANC 4664
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:DANC 2000. 1 hour. 6 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Production Assignment I
Course
Description:
Experience in publicity, graphic design, stage lighting, stage management, and costuming through faculty-supervised and monitored participation as a member of the production crew for three dance concerts sponsored by the department of Dance.
Athena Title:PROD ASSIGN I
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:DANC 2010. 3 hours.
Course Title:Dance Appreciation
Course
Description:
All aspects of the dance experience, exploring related roles of the dancer, choreographer and spectator. Historical and critical readings and illustrated lectures will acquaint the student with masterpieces of dance theatre art and develop the student's responsiveness to dance.
Athena Title:Dance Appreciation
Equivalent Courses:Not open to students with credit in DANC 2010E
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:DANC 2010E. 3 hours.
Course Title:Dance Appreciation
Course
Description:
Various aspects of the dance experience, exploring related roles of the mover, dance maker, and viewer. Historical and critical readings, video viewings, and assignments will acquaint the student with the role of dance as part of the human experience and develop the student's responsiveness to dance.
Athena Title:Dance Appreciation
Equivalent Courses:Not open to students with credit in DANC 2010
Nontraditional Format:This course will be taught 95% or more online.
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:DANC 2020. 1 hour. Repeatable for maximum 2 hours credit. 2 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Practicing Wellness
Course
Description:
An experiential-based course that offers an introduction to fundamental wellness principles and practices, with an aim to increase health and well-being and reduce injury through embodied practices both in the studio and the classroom.
Athena Title:Practicing Wellness
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:DANC 2030. 1 hour. Repeatable for maximum 2 hours credit. 2 hours lab per week.
Course Title:The Pilates Method I
Course
Description:
Introduces students to the Pilates Mat repertoire. The history of The Pilates Method is introduced, as well as the Pilates principles, guiding beginner Pilates students into a strong personal Pilates practice.
Athena Title:The Pilates Method I
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:DANC 2040. 1 hour. Repeatable for maximum 2 hours credit. 2 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Yoga: Asana Practice I
Course
Description:
Introduces yoga as a mindful movement practice used to increase the mind-body connection. In this fundamental course, yoga postures, or asanas, will explore alignment and breath to improve balance, strength, and flexibility.
Athena Title:Yoga: Asana Practice I
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:DANC 2050. 1 hour. Repeatable for maximum 2 hours credit. 2 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Training in Alternate Dance Forms I
Course
Description:
Training in a movement system complementing the development of the dancer.
Athena Title:ALTER DANCE FORMS I
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:DANC 2060. 1 hour. Repeatable for maximum 2 hours credit. 2 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Aerial Yoga Trapeze I
Course
Description:
This movement course will focus on exercises and skills utilizing the Yoga Trapeze and also prepare or supplement aerial dance training. The course will emphasize methods to improve spinal and joint strength, flexibility, and balance and promote improved centeredness, core support, and connectivity of the torso to the body limbs.
Athena Title:Aerial Yoga Trapeze I
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:DANC 2250. 1-2 hours. Repeatable for maximum 4 hours credit. 6-12 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Performance Company II
Course
Description:
Participation as a dancer in a faculty-choreographed dance piece.
Athena Title:Performance Company II
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:DANC 2300. 2 hours. 1 hours lecture and 2 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Dance Improvisation I
Course
Description:
Provides the individual an opportunity to explore movement initiated through various sources including internal motivation. Emphasis will be on individual and group interaction within structured and free improvisational situations, all for the purpose of developing the student's creative approach to composing and performing.
Athena Title:DANCE IMPROV
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every odd-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:DANC 2600. 2 hours.
Course Title:Music for Dance
Course
Description:
This course will teach dancers to understand the language of music and build the necessary vocabulary to analyze, develop, and communicate musical ideas.
Athena Title:Music for Dance
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every odd-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:DANC 2610. 1 hour. Repeatable for maximum 2 hours credit. 2 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Tap Dance II
Course
Description:
Intermediate-level course designed to aid the student in the continued acquisition and development of technical and performance skills in tap dance.
Athena Title:Tap Dance II
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:DANC 2620. 1 hour. Repeatable for maximum 3 hours credit. 2 hours lab per week.
Course Title:West African Dance Forms and Styles
Course
Description:
Traditional and contemporary dance forms and styles of the West African culture that share common aesthetic principles will be explored through movement, music, storytelling, poetry, and discussion. This course is designed to explore the West African cultural experience when taught away from its original setting.
Athena Title:West African Dance Forms
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:DANC 2630. 2 hours. 1 hours lecture and 2 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Methods of Teaching Social Dance
Course
Description:
Methods of teaching ballroom, folk, line, and square dance to grades kindergarten through twelve.
Athena Title:TEACHING SOC DANCE
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:DANC 2640. 1 hour. Repeatable for maximum 3 hours credit. 2 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Hip-Hop Dance and Culture
Course
Description:
Exploration into the history and movement technique styles of Hip-Hop dance. The primary focus of this course is to develop Hip-Hop related dance skills as a medium of communication beyond the entertainment aspects. Students will explore movement isolations, rhythms, and Hip-Hop origins in the context of contemporary social culture.
Athena Title:Hip-Hop Dance and Culture
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:DANC 2680. 1 hour. 2 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Pas De Deux
Course
Description:
Continued development of the intermediate-level dance student's ability to transfer classical ballet and pointe skills into partnered pas de deux work. In classical ballet, women wear pointe shoes, but men do not.
Athena Title:Pas De Deux
Prerequisite:DANC 1680 and permission of department
Pre or Corequisite:DANC 2672 or DANC 3672 or DANC 4672
Corequisite:DANC 2662 or DANC 3663 or DANC 4664
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:DANC 2850. 1-2 hours. Repeatable for maximum 4 hours credit. 8-12 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Pre-Professional Performance Company I
Course
Description:
The practice and experience of performance in a dance company. Training and participation in all areas critical to the operation of a dance company, including mainstage performance, touring, and management of all production concerns.
Athena Title:PRE-PROF PERF I
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:DANC 2900. 1 hour. Repeatable for maximum 2 hours credit. 2-4 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Young Choreographer's Lab I
Course
Description:
Performance in or choreographing of an original work through a faculty supervised process to be presented in the Young Choreographers Series Emerging Choreographers Informal Showing held fall semester each year.
Athena Title:Young Choreographer's Lab I
Prerequisite:Second-year student standing
Corequisite:DANC 2652 or DANC 2662 or DANC 3653 or DANC 3663 or DANC 4654 or DANC 4664
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:DANC 3000. 1 hour. 6 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Production Assignment II
Course
Description:
Continued experience in publicity, graphic design, stage lighting, stage management, and costuming through faculty-supervised and monitored participation as a member of the production crew for three dance concerts sponsored by the Department of Dance.
Athena Title:PRODUCT ASSIGN II
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:DANC 3010. 2 hours.
Course Title:Laban Movement Analysis and Bartenieff Fundamentals
Course
Description:
Introduction to Laban Movement Analysis (LMA) and Baretnieff Fundamentals (BF). The study of movement theory, principles, and analysis. Significant examination, practice, and integration of this body of knowledge as it relates to dance technique, performance training, pedagogy, and the dance-making process. Further application to other movement perspectives and fields of study will also be identified and explored.
Athena Title:LMA & FUNDAMENTALS
Equivalent Courses:Not open to students with credit in DANC 4010
Prerequisite:DANC 2652 and DANC 2662 and permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every odd-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:DANC 3020. 3 hours.
Course Title:Principles of Science and Somatics in Dance Training
Course
Description:
Survey of primary scientific and somatic principles that inform dance training and performance, including anatomical and kinesiological components, injury prevention, rehabilitation, safe practices, somatic neuromuscular re-education methods, and an introduction to dance movement therapy.
Athena Title:DAN SCI & SOM PRINC
Equivalent Courses:Not open to students with credit in DANC 4020
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:DANC 3030. 1 hour. Repeatable for maximum 2 hours credit. 2 hours lab per week.
Course Title:The Pilates Method II
Course
Description:
Advances students in the Pilates Mat repertoire from intermediate to advanced level Pilates exercises. The history of The Pilates Method is introduced, as well as the Pilates principles, guiding Pilates practitioners into a strong personal practice. Some prior Pilates experience is required, or prior experience with a mind-body connected physical practice.
Athena Title:The Pilates Method II
Prerequisite:(DANC 1609 or DANC 2030) and permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:DANC 3040. 1 hour. Repeatable for maximum 2 hours credit. 2 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Yoga: Asana Practice II
Course
Description:
Progresses intermediate through advanced students through the mindful movement practice of yoga. Yoga postures, or asanas, will challenge the balance, strength, and flexibility of more experienced practitioners. Prior experience of yoga or years of training in other movement practices is required.
Athena Title:Yoga: Asana Practice II
Prerequisite:DANC 2040 and permission of department
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:DANC 3050. 1 hour. Repeatable for maximum 2 hours credit. 2 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Training in Alternate Dance Forms II
Course
Description:
In-depth training in a movement system complementing the development of the dancer.
Athena Title:Alternate Dance Forms II
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Pre or Corequisite:One hour of DANC 2050
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:DANC 3060. 1 hour. Repeatable for maximum 2 hours credit. 2 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Aerial Yoga Trapeze II
Course
Description:
This movement class will further develop fundamental exercises and skills utilizing the Yoga Trapeze and prepare or supplement aerial dance training. Through continued practice and improved spinal and joint strength, flexibility and balance, more advanced exercises and skills are obtained.
Athena Title:Aerial Yoga Trapeze II
Prerequisite:DANC 2060 and permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:DANC 3070. 2 hours. 1 hours lecture and 2 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Introduction to Creative Movement
Course
Description:
An introduction to teaching creative movement for children, targeted for classroom teachers and general education majors.
Athena Title:INTRO CREATIVE MVMT
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:DANC 3200. 1 hour. 2 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Teaching Practicum in Dance I
Course
Description:
Field experience and limited teaching practicum, including observation of children and/or adolescents in a classroom context, grades pre-k through college.
Athena Title:Teaching Practicum in Dance I
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Pre or Corequisite:DANC 4700
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:DANC 3210. 1 hour. 2 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Teaching Practicum in Dance II
Course
Description:
Field experience and teaching practicum, including observation of children and/or adolescents in a classroom context, grades pre-K-12.
Athena Title:Teaching Practicum in Dance II
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Pre or Corequisite:DANC 3200 or DANC 3700 or DANC 4700
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:DANC 3220. 1 hour. 2 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Teaching Practicum in Dance III
Course
Description:
Field experiences and teaching practicum, pre-K classroom or community-based setting.
Athena Title:Teaching Practicum Dance III
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Pre or Corequisite:DANC 3210 or DANC 3700 or DANC 4700
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:DANC 3250. 1-2 hours. Repeatable for maximum 4 hours credit. 6-12 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Performance Company III
Course
Description:
Participation as a dancer in a faculty-choreographed dance piece.
Athena Title:Performance Company III
Prerequisite:Two hours of DANC 2250
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:DANC 3400. 3 hours.
Course Title:Introduction to Dance Composition
Course
Description:
Introduction to the principles and elements of dance composition while reflecting traditional, contemporary, and experimental dance-making perspectives, with emphasis upon the development of solo, duet, and/or trio studies. Through collaborative efforts, students will further engage in choreographic practice resulting in specific group dance scores performed in an informal lecture demonstration.
Athena Title:Intro to Dance Composition
Prerequisite:DANC 2300 and permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:DANC 3420. 1 hour.
Course Title:Technology Interface for Dance
Course
Description:
Students will be introduced to technology interface and specifically learn photo and film software as applied to the development of promotional materials, digitally integrated concert production, and screen dance (online) production. Students will further explore the role technology plays in the field of dance in the twenty-first century.
Athena Title:Technology Interface for Dance
Prerequisite:DANC 3400
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:DANC 3500. 1-3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Course Title:Seminar in Dance
Course
Description:
Lectures, reading assignments, and participatory discussions on issues in dance will be the central focus of the course. Topics for the course will be designed for each particular study abroad program. In the course, students will investigate and experience social, traditional, and theatrical dance in world cultures.
Athena Title:Seminar in Dance
Nontraditional Format:The variable credit hours accommodate the different lengths of programs for study abroad: 3-week program (Maymester), 5-week program (Short Summer Session I), and a full-semester program.
Pre or Corequisite:Permission of department and enrollment in a study abroad program in dance
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:DANC 3680. 1 hour. 2 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Pas De Deux
Course
Description:
Further development of the intermediate-advanced-level dance student's ability to transfer classical ballet and pointe skills into partnered pas de deux work. In classical ballet, women wear pointe shoes, and men do not.
Athena Title:Pas De Deux
Prerequisite:DANC 2680 and permission of department
Pre or Corequisite:DANC 2672 or DANC 3672 or DANC 4672
Corequisite:DANC 2662 or DANC 3663 or DANC 4664
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:DANC 3700. 2 hours.
Course Title:Teaching Dance for Children
Course
Description:
Principles, materials, and methods for teaching brain-compatible dance education (based in creative movement) to the pre-adolescent child in and beyond the K-12 environment. Includes 4-8 hours of community and or K-12 field experience.
Athena Title:Teaching Dance for Children
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:DANC 3810E. 1 hour.
Course Title:Writing in Dance
Course
Description:
Introduction to writing about dance in different contexts through informal and formal written assignments (including a research paper), as well as readings and discussions.
Athena Title:Writing in Dance
Nontraditional Format:This course will be taught 95% or more online.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:DANC 3850. 1-2 hours. Repeatable for maximum 4 hours credit. 8-12 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Pre-Professional Performance Company II
Course
Description:
The continued practice and experience of performance in a dance company. Training and participation in all areas critical to the operation of a dance company, including mainstage performance, touring, and management of all production concerns.
Athena Title:PRE-PROF PERF II
Prerequisite:Two hours of DANC 2850
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:DANC 3900. 1 hour. 2-4 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Young Choreographer's Lab II
Course
Description:
Second level of performance in or choreographing of an original work through a faculty supervised process to be presented in the Young Choreographers Series Emerging Choreographers Informal Showing fall semester each year. This helps to prepare students for the course, Choreographic Project and Concert Production.
Athena Title:Young Choreographer's Lab II
Prerequisite:DANC 2900 and third-year student standing
Corequisite:DANC 2652 or DANC 2662 or DANC 3653 or DANC 3663 or DANC 4654 or DANC 4664
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:DANC 4000. 1-6 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Course Title:Independent Study in Dance
Course
Description:
Independent study in a selected dance topic.
Athena Title:INDEPENDENT STUDY
Nontraditional Format:Independent study.
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:DANC 4010/6010. 1-3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Course Title:Special Topics
Course
Description:
A special topics course in a variety of dance subjects, depending upon faculty instructor proposals; intensive study in selected topics in dance.
Athena Title:Special Topics
Undergraduate Prerequisite:Permission of department
Graduate Prerequisite:Permission of department
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:DANC 4030. 2 hours.
Course Title:Classical Ballet Forms
Course
Description:
Fundamental introduction of the ballet based principles in performance, pedagogy and choreography.
Athena Title:CLAS BALLET FORMS
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:DANC 4250. 1-2 hours. Repeatable for maximum 4 hours credit. 6-12 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Performance Company IV
Course
Description:
Participation as a dancer in a faculty-choreographed piece.
Athena Title:Performance Company IV
Prerequisite:Two hours of DANC 3250
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:DANC 4300. 2 hours. 2 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Dance Improvisation II
Course
Description:
Continued exploration of movement initiated through various sources including internal motivation. Students will gain experience in the leading of improvisational structures.
Athena Title:DANC IMPROV II
Prerequisite:DANC 2300 and permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:DANC 4400. 3 hours. 2 hours lecture and 2 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Dance Composition and Technology Interface
Course
Description:
Dance composition specifically applied to the development of group choreography. Students will explore the role technology plays in dance art of the twenty first century and learn to create a screen dance.
Athena Title:DAN COMP & TECH INT
Prerequisite:DANC 3400
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every odd-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:DANC 4500. 3 hours.
Course Title:Studies in Dance History
Course
Description:
Dance as a reflection of culture and as an art form from the times of earliest lineage-based societies up to the 21st century. Socio-cultural influence and the contributions of individual artists will be investigated.
Athena Title:Studies in Dance History
Pre or Corequisite:Third-year student standing and permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:DANC 4510. 3 hours.
Course Title:Dance History II
Course
Description:
Prevalent twentieth-century dance forms. Socio-cultural influences and the contributions of individual artists will be investigated.
Athena Title:Dance History II
Pre or Corequisite:Third-year student standing and permission of department
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:DANC 4680. 1 hour. Repeatable for maximum 2 hours credit. 2 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Pas De Deux
Course
Description:
Continued progression of the advanced-level dance student's ability to transfer classical ballet and pointe skills into partnered pas de deux work. In classical ballet, women wear pointe shoes, and men do not.
Athena Title:Pas De Deux
Prerequisite:DANC 3680 and permission of department
Pre or Corequisite:DANC 2672 or DANC 3672 or DANC 4672
Corequisite:DANC 2662 or DANC 3663 or DANC 4664
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:DANC 4700/6700. 3 hours.
Course Title:Issues in Dance Education and Pedagogy
Course
Description:
Survey of selected topics in dance education, emphasizing learning theories, history of dance in education, diversity and gender issues, scientific principles and theories related to the teaching of dance, including cognitive science and motor learning applications, and assessment. Includes 4-8 hours of community or K12 school field experience.
Athena Title:Dance Education and Pedagogy
Undergraduate Prerequisite:Permission of department
Graduate Prerequisite:Permission of department
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:DANC 4800. 1 hour. 4 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Choreographic Project
Course
Description:
Fully produced concert presentation of the student's original choreography. Student will write a brief project proposal and project write-up and assist in duties required for concert production.
Athena Title:CHOREO PROJECT
Prerequisite:Fourth-year student status and permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:DANC 4810. 1 hour.
Course Title:Applied Research
Course
Description:
Faculty-supervised research in a student-selected topic in aesthetics, education, history, science, or technology. The student will write a proposal, conduct research, and present findings.
Athena Title:Applied Research
Nontraditional Format:Independent study.
Prerequisite:Fourth-year student status and permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:DANC 4850. 1-2 hours. Repeatable for maximum 4 hours credit. 8-12 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Pre-Professional Performance Company III
Course
Description:
The continued practice and experience of performance in a dance company. Training and participation in all areas critical to the operation of a dance company, including mainstage performance, touring, and management of all production concerns.
Athena Title:PRE-PROF PERF III
Prerequisite:Two hours of DANC 3850
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:DANC 4900. 2-3 hours. 8-12 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Choreographic Project and Concert Production
Course
Description:
Co-producer of concert and fully produced concert presentation of the student's original choreography. The student will write a pre-production proposal, comprehensive post-production summary, and present an oral presentation of his/her critical analysis of the choreographic project following the concert production.
Athena Title:CHOR PROJ/CONC PROD
Prerequisite:Fourth-year student status and permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:DANC 4910. 1 hour.
Course Title:Senior Seminar in Dance
Course
Description:
Students will be presented with information and knowledge related to the development of a professional portfolio within their specific dance backgrounds to include a resume and dance reel. Other course activities will include guidance in grant writing, cover letters, and interview skills in preparation for entering the professional dance field.
Athena Title:Senior Seminar in Dance
Prerequisite:Senior level dance major and permission of department
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:DANC 4960R. 1-6 hours. Repeatable for maximum 16 hours credit.
Course Title:Faculty-Mentored Undergraduate Research I
Course
Description:
Faculty-supervised independent or collaborative inquiry into fundamental and applied problems within a discipline that requires students to gather, analyze, synthesize, and interpret data and to present results in writing and other relevant communication formats.
Athena Title:Undergraduate Research I
Nontraditional Format:This course belongs to a progressive research course sequence to promote a student's increasing skill development and depth of inquiry, as well as growing independent research capability. This course requires the close supervision of a faculty member as the student undertakes a systematic and in-depth inquiry into unknown, fundamental, and applied problems. In some cases, the student will work collaboratively as part of a research team. The student will have to apply understanding of the discipline to identify or shape research questions and apply skills and techniques learned to the research project. Students will gather data, synthesize relevant literature, analyze, and interpret data. The student will present results in writing or through participation in research-group or program meetings and meetings with their faculty mentor. The student will receive feedback from the faculty mentor on their research progress and written or oral presentation of results. A minimum of 45 hours of work per credit hour per semester is required.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:DANC 4970R. 1-6 hours. Repeatable for maximum 8 hours credit.
Course Title:Faculty-Mentored Undergraduate Research II
Course
Description:
Faculty-supervised independent or collaborative inquiry into fundamental and applied problems within a discipline that requires students to gather, analyze, synthesize, and interpret data and to present results in writing and other relevant communication formats.
Athena Title:Undergraduate Research II
Nontraditional Format:These courses belong to a progressive research course sequence to promote a student's increasing skill development and depth of inquiry, as well as growing independent research capability. The courses require the close supervision of a faculty member as the student undertakes a systematic and in-depth inquiry into unknown, fundamental, and applied problems. In some cases, the student will work collaboratively as part of a research team. The student will have to apply understanding of the discipline to identify or shape research questions and apply skills and techniques learned to the research project. Students will gather data, synthesize relevant literature, analyze, and interpret data. The student will present results in writing or through participation in research-group or program meetings and meetings with their faculty mentor. The student will receive feedback from the faculty mentor on their research progress and written or oral presentation of results. A minimum of 45 hours of work per credit hour per semester is required.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:DANC 4980R. 1-6 hours. Repeatable for maximum 8 hours credit.
Course Title:Faculty-Mentored Undergraduate Research III
Course
Description:
Faculty-supervised independent or collaborative inquiry into fundamental and applied problems within a discipline that requires students to gather, analyze, synthesize, and interpret data and to present results in writing and other relevant communication formats.
Athena Title:Undergraduate Research III
Nontraditional Format:These courses belong to a progressive research course sequence to promote a student's increasing skill development and depth of inquiry, as well as growing independent research capability. The courses require the close supervision of a faculty member as the student undertakes a systematic and in-depth inquiry into unknown, fundamental, and applied problems. In some cases, the student will work collaboratively as part of a research team. The student will have to apply understanding of the discipline to identify or shape research questions and apply skills and techniques learned to the research project. Students will gather data, synthesize relevant literature, analyze, and interpret data. The student will present results in writing or through participation in research-group or program meetings and meetings with their faculty mentor. The student will receive feedback from the faculty mentor on their research progress and written or oral presentation of results. A minimum of 45 hours of work per credit hour per semester is required.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:DANC 4990R. 1-6 hours. Repeatable for maximum 8 hours credit.
Course Title:Undergraduate Research Thesis (or Final Project)
Course
Description:
Faculty-supervised independent or collaborative inquiry into fundamental and applied problems within a discipline that requires students to gather, analyze, synthesize, and interpret data. Students will write or produce a thesis or other professional capstone product, such as a report or portfolio that describes their systematic and in-depth inquiry.
Athena Title:Undergraduate Thesis
Nontraditional Format:This is a capstone course under the direct supervision of a faculty member. This course may be the culmination of the 4960R- 4980R sequence. Students will write a thesis or other professional capstone product, such as a report or portfolio, that describes their systematic and in-depth inquiry into an unknown, fundamental, or applied problem. The thesis or capstone product is written in close collaboration with the faculty member and must be approved by that faculty member and/or the department. The student will apply understanding of the discipline to identify or shape the research question and apply skills and techniques learned to complete the research project. The student will have gathered data, synthesized relevant literature and materials, analyzed, and interpreted data. The student will demonstrate in writing the contribution of their work to the discovery and interpretation of knowledge significant to their field of study. The student will have presented results in the form of a properly formatted, professionally rigorous thesis document or other appropriate professional capstone product and through the formal presentation of the thesis or product to faculty and peers during an approved event. The student will receive feedback from the faculty member on the overall execution of their thesis project, the written thesis, and their presentation.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:DANC 5460/7460. 12 hours.
Course Title:Student Teaching in Dance Education
Course
Description:
Thirteen-week, full-time teaching assignment in a cooperating school.
Athena Title:Student Teaching in Dance Ed
Nontraditional Format:Student teaching.
Prerequisite:DANC 3700 and DANC 4700/6700 and permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:DANC 5850. 1-2 hours. Repeatable for maximum 4 hours credit. 8-12 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Pre-Professional Performance Company IV
Course
Description:
The continued practice and experience of performance in a dance company. Training and participation in all areas critical to the operation of a dance company, including mainstage performance, touring, and management of all production concerns.
Athena Title:PRE-PROF PERF IV
Prerequisite:Two hours of DANC 4850
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:DANC 6510. 1 hour.
Course Title:Introduction to Graduate Studies in Dance Education/Dance Education Studies
Course
Description:
An overview of the skills, resources, and critical perspectives and methodologies for conducting scholarly and educational research in the broad and diverse areas under dance education and dance education studies at the graduate and professional level.
Athena Title:Intro Grad Studies in Dance Ed
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
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