Dance (DAN)

DAN 1111. Freshman Dance Seminar.

Designed to orient incoming dance majors to several dance topics: dance appreciation, nutrition, time management, and career opportunities in dance. Also includes the practical component of assisting as crew members for dance productions.

1 Credit Hour. 1 Lecture Contact Hour. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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DAN 1113. Conditioning for Dancers.

Students in this course will study introductory body conditioning exercises and routines. Course content will include an introduction to and practical application of body conditioning methods, based on Laban Movement Analysis, Pilates, Aerobics, and Yoga techniques. Emphasis is placed on anatomical terminology and safe exercise.

1 Credit Hour. 1 Lecture Contact Hour. 2 Lab Contact Hours.
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DAN 1114. Topics in Fitness Activities: Pilates.

Pilates exercise work is designed as a rehabilitative and physical improvement technique (body therapy) that is especially useful for dancers who have sustained injuries or want to avoid common dance injuries.

1 Credit Hour. 1 Lecture Contact Hour. 2 Lab Contact Hours.
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DAN 1160. Beginning Jazz.

Beginning levels of jazz dance technique, including basic jazz walks and weight shifts, isolations, stretches, and dance combinations. Combinations are designed to challenge and enhance the students’ knowledge of the various styles and “schools” of jazz dance and to develop performance and choreographic abilities in these styles.

1 Credit Hour. 1 Lecture Contact Hour. 2 Lab Contact Hours.
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TCCN: DANC 1147

DAN 1170. Beginning Recreational Dance.

Recreational dance includes international folk dance, square dance, and ballroom dance. Students will learn specific dances from each of these styles and gain an understanding and appreciation of the role of dance in societies and culture. This course provides an opportunity for students to explore the elements of dance as a way to discover movement as an expressive medium. This course is also offered as PFW 1180J.

1 Credit Hour. 0 Lecture Contact Hours. 2 Lab Contact Hours.
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TCCN: DANC 1128

DAN 1180. Beginning Ballet.

Introduction to the basic technique and steps of the classical ballet. Basic barre exercises, basic positions, and traveling steps of the ballet movement vocabulary will be taught and practiced for mastery, singly and in combination. Students are expected to acquire beginning ballet skills.

1 Credit Hour. 1 Lecture Contact Hour. 2 Lab Contact Hours.
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TCCN: DANC 1141

DAN 1190. Beginning Modern Dance.

Basic modern dance technique and movement vocabulary are introduced and practiced for mastery. Biomechanical principles and the elements of dance are introduced. Elementary choreographic experiences will be included.

1 Credit Hour. 1 Lecture Contact Hour. 2 Lab Contact Hours.
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TCCN: DANC 1145

DAN 1212. Dance Appreciation.

This course familiarizes incoming students with Dance as an art form in numerous social, cultural, and professional contexts. It will introduce students to the artistic, philosophical, and cognitive implications of Dance, while examining a variety of dance-related careers.

2 Credit Hours. 2 Lecture Contact Hours. 1 Lab Contact Hour.
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DAN 2160. Introduction to Hip Hop Dance.

This experiential course explores the history, development, and core elements of hip-hop dance culture through movement activities, assigned videos, and readings. Repeatable for credit with different emphasis.

1 Credit Hour. 2 Lecture Contact Hours. 1 Lab Contact Hour.
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DAN 2161. Intermediate Jazz.

Intermediate levels of Jazz dance techniques include complex weight shifts, syncopations, coordinations, and isolation techniques. Exercise and floor combinations are designed to challenge and improve previously obtained motor skills and to enhance the knowledge of correct mechanics of dance as a performing art. Prerequisite: Instructor approval.

1 Credit Hour. 1 Lecture Contact Hour. 2 Lab Contact Hours.
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DAN 2181. Intermediate Ballet.

Intermediate level ballet barre, center, position, and transitional patterns of the classical ballet will be introduced and practiced for mastery. Emphasis will be on quick mastery of simple to complex combinations of those patterns plus an understanding of the biomechanical basis of each pattern. Prerequisite: Instructor approval.

1 Credit Hour. 1 Lecture Contact Hour. 2 Lab Contact Hours.
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DAN 2191. Intermediate Modern Dance.

Intermediate modern dance skills are introduced and practiced for mastery. Students are expected to learn and perform combinations with skill and artistry, demonstrating a working knowledge of biomechanics and performance techniques. Application of movement principles is emphasized. Prerequisite: Instructor approval.

1 Credit Hour. 1 Lecture Contact Hour. 2 Lab Contact Hours.
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DAN 2201. Dance Composition I.

This course utilizes improvisation as a creative dance technique in designing new movements for choreography. Using current trends in improvisational materials, this course places emphasis on designing original movement, while facilitating students in maintaining aesthetic forms and developing artistic discrimination. Prerequisite: DAN 1190 or DAN 2191 or DAN 3292.

2 Credit Hours. 2 Lecture Contact Hours. 1 Lab Contact Hour.
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DAN 2202. Dance Composition II.

Basic principles of dance composition will be applied to solo choreography, emphasizing skilled use of space, dynamics, and rhythm to build artistic compositions. Exploration of crafting materials in authentic expression will be facilitated. Prerequisite: DAN 2201.

2 Credit Hours. 2 Lecture Contact Hours. 1 Lab Contact Hour.
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DAN 2210. Contact Improvisation.

Improvisational movement techniques that explore weight-sharing, non-verbal communication, sensory awareness, risk-taking, and physical and emotional trust. Students will gain the physical and perceptual skills to enhance performance in all areas of creative expression. Principles will be applied through movement training, discussion, and performance. Prerequisite: DAN 2191 or DAN 3292.

2 Credit Hours. 1 Lecture Contact Hour. 2 Lab Contact Hours.
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TCCN: DANC 1201

DAN 2313. Introduction to Fine Arts.

An introductorycourse designed to give the student a fundamental understanding of the creation and appreciation of diverse modes of expression through the visual and performing arts. This course may not be repeated for credit by taking ART 2313 or MU 2313, or TH 2313.

3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Creative Arts Core 050
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TCCN: HUMA 1315

DAN 2365. Creative Movement for Children.

Emphasis on rhythmical movement exploration and using creative movement as both an art form and as a teaching tool. Through class activities, students will develop effective facilitator skills and incorporate innovative strategies for teaching traditional material in non-traditional ways. Prerequisite: DAN 2201; DAN 1190, DAN 2191 or DAN 3292.

3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 1 Lab Contact Hour.
Course Attribute(s): Lab Required
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DAN 2367. Dance Performance Workshop.

This course is designed to give the dance student experience in learning and performing varied styles of dance choreography. Established dance works and experimental works will be included in order to develop a professional-level ability to learn, remember and perform a wide repertory of choreography. Prerequisite: Instructor approval.

3 Credit Hours. 2 Lecture Contact Hours. 2 Lab Contact Hours.
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DAN 2368. World Dance and Cultures.

World Dance and Cultures exposes students to the varied and rich traditions of dance in a wide range of historical and cultural contexts. Through lectures, group discussions, video analysis, live performance, movement exploration, and writing projects, students develop a broad appreciation of dance that encompasses a variety of dance practices. Prerequisite: DAN 1212.

3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 1 Lab Contact Hour.
Course Attribute(s): Writing Intensive
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DAN 3111. Dance Activities.

This course is designed to provide credit for participation in dance activities. It typically involves working on a departmental production. May be repeated with different emphasis. Prerequisite: Instructor Approval.

1 Credit Hour. 1 Lecture Contact Hour. 1 Lab Contact Hour.
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DAN 3152. Musical Theatre Tap II.

This class expands on skills covered in Musical Theater Tap I. Basic steps are perfected and more difficult steps and combinations are learned. Longer sequences set to musical theatre music are mastered, and attention is given to ensemble work, rhythmic variations, and performance skills. Prerequisite: DAN 3151 with a grade of "D" or better.

1 Credit Hour. 0 Lecture Contact Hours. 3 Lab Contact Hours.
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DAN 3162. Advanced Jazz.

Advanced levels of jazz dance technique include more complex coordinations and combinations, requiring increased levels of technique, strength and flexibility. Emphasis is on developing ability to quickly master increasingly challenging choreography, while continuing to develop new skills. There is a continuing emphasis on bio-mechanics and choreography. Prerequisite: Instructor Approval.

1 Credit Hour. 1 Lecture Contact Hour. 2 Lab Contact Hours.
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DAN 3171. Musical Theatre Dance I.

This course involves the study of dance as it applies to musical theatre performance. It covers some of the styles that make up musical theatre including character dancing, the Charleston, and various ballroom dances. Prerequisite: DAN 2181 with a grade of "D" or better.

1 Credit Hour. 0 Lecture Contact Hours. 3 Lab Contact Hours.
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DAN 3182. Advanced Ballet.

This course is an introduction of the advanced concepts and principles of classical ballet. The class is designed to develop proper alignment, strength, flexibility, coordination and musicality. Restricted to Dance Majors. Prerequisite: Instructor Approval.

1 Credit Hour. 1 Lecture Contact Hour. 2 Lab Contact Hours.
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DAN 3292. Advanced Modern Dance.

Advanced modern dance skills are introduced and practiced for mastery. Students are expected to learn and perform increasingly complex combinations with skill and artistry, demonstrating a mastery of bio-mechanical principles and performance. Dance majors and minors are expected to develop a high level of skill in this dance genre. Prerequisite: Instructor Approval.

2 Credit Hours. 1 Lecture Contact Hour. 2 Lab Contact Hours.
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DAN 3330. Dance Curriculum Development.

This course builds on a requisite knowledge of basic educational theory and lesson plan structure with an emphasis on developing and implementing a successful dance curriculum. Practical and effective strategies for teaching middle school and high school dance will be examined. Prerequisites: DAN 1160, or DAN 2161, or DAN 3162; DAN 1180, or DAN 2181, or DAN 3182; DAN 1190, or DAN 2191, or DAN 3292.

3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 1 Lab Contact Hour.
Course Attribute(s): Writing Intensive
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DAN 3331. Theory and Practice of Teaching Dance.

This course is an introduction to child/adolescent development as it applies to the teaching of codified dance techniques. Students will create age appropriate lesson plans in Modern Dance, Ballet, and Jazz. Special attention is paid to the role of the teacher in the private studio dance setting. Prerequisite: DAN 2161 or DAN 3162; DAN 2181 or DAN 3182; DAN 2191 or DAN 3292.

3 Credit Hours. 2 Lecture Contact Hours. 1 Lab Contact Hour.
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DAN 3332. Dance Concert Production.

This course is designed to develop skills required to plan and execute dance concerts in standard educational institutions, as well as professional venues. The course will include an introduction to technical theatre and design concepts for performance: lighting, stage management, make-up, costuming, and music selection.

3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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DAN 3340. Dance Touring Ensemble.

Learning and performing dances from the repertory of current faculty members, artists-in-residence, and from the repertory of historic modern dancers. Dances performed locally and regionally. Enrollment by audition only. May be repeated for credit with different emphasis.

3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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DAN 3345. Video Dance.

The class is geared particularly towards dance makers and principally towards dance majors. The central objective is to enable the participants to create choreographic work for the camera, through the analysis and discussions of a selection of screenings as well as through hands-on work. Collaboration and cooperation is encouraged throughout the process.

3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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DAN 3350. Dance Team Directing.

Develop skills required to direct a performing dance team. Topics include choreography, administrative organization, public relations and communication skills.

3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Writing Intensive
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DAN 3365. Rhythmic Structure of Movement.

The structural analysis of basic and complex dance movements, their inherent rhythmic configuration. Understanding of movement and its rhythmic structure and correction of movement errors. Practical experience in percussion accompaniment of these movements will be emphasized. Prerequisites: DAN 2201 and DAN 2202, all with a grade of "D" or better.

3 Credit Hours. 2 Lecture Contact Hours. 2 Lab Contact Hours.
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DAN 3366. Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analysis.

Labanotation Theory & practice of the Laban Effort-Shape Movement System and its application toward creative expression. Theory and practice of Bartenieff Fundamentals, a movement training which patterns efficient connectivity in the body with emphasis on full psychophysical involvement in personal expression. Basic skill in reading and writing Labanotation will also be included.

3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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DAN 3370. Dance Composition III.

Opportunity for students to increase knowledge and understanding of dance composition elements as they relate to group forms, theme, development, and phrase manipulation. Prerequisites: DAN 2202.

3 Credit Hours. 2 Lecture Contact Hours. 1 Lab Contact Hour.
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DAN 3390. Dance in the Community.

This course combines community service (creating dance for or with non-profit community organizations that serve at-risk populations) with readings, discussions, and collaboration on societal applications of performing arts. May be repeated once for credit when topics vary.

3 Credit Hours. 2 Lecture Contact Hours. 1 Lab Contact Hour.
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DAN 4171. Musical Theatre Dance III: Pre 1970s Choreography.

This course provides an examination of the history and development of musical theatre dance styles, including an in-depth study of significant works of choreographers before 1970, from Agnes DeMille to Jerome Robbins. Prerequisite: DAN 3172 with a grade of "D" or better.

1 Credit Hour. 0 Lecture Contact Hours. 3 Lab Contact Hours.
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DAN 4172. Musical Theatre Dance IV: Post 1970s Choreography.

This course provides an examination of the history and development of musical theatre dance styles, including an in-depth study of significant works of choreographers after 1970, including Bob Fosse, Michael Bennett, Ann Reinking, and Susan Stroman. Prerequisite: DAN 4171 with a grade of "D" or better.

1 Credit Hour. 0 Lecture Contact Hours. 3 Lab Contact Hours.
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DAN 4292. Advanced Principles.

Students analyze and perform advanced principles based in dance technique, and somatic approaches to dance training. Students develop a high level of conceptual mastery and physical skill for their teaching and performing preparation. May be repeated once for credit. Prerequisite: DAN 3292 or equivalent with a grade of "D" or better.

2 Credit Hours. 2 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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DAN 4330. Dance Kinesiology.

This course is an experiential study of the human body in rest and in motion. Emphasis will be on the skeletal and muscular systems in consideration of applications to dance performance, teaching and creative processes, and injury prevention and rehabilitation.

3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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DAN 4334B. Choreographic Influences in Dance.

The purpose of this course is to investigate how many single important dancers, particular school or movements in dance, artistic and technological developments and political, sociological and other world events have shaped choreographic trends in dance. Prerequisite: upper division standing.

3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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DAN 4334C. Costuming for Dance.

This course provides a practical approach to designing and building costumes for dance. Emphasis is placed on basic stitching techniques, introductory patterning, concepts of design for dance and collaborating with other artists. Practical experience with university productions will be required in the laboratory. Prerequisites: DAN 2202 and DAN 2191, all with a grade of "D" or better.

3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 2 Lab Contact Hours.
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DAN 4350. Musical Concepts for Dance Performance.

Provides dance majors with a working knowledge of the essential vocabulary of music-rhythm, melody, form and harmony, together with an overview of musical styles throughout both time and geography.

3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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DAN 4360. Dance Independent Study.

Designed to give supervised experience to qualified advanced students in dance. Independent study on research problems or actual production problems may be chosen. May be repeated with different emphasis for additional credit.

3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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DAN 4366. Writing and Reading About Dance.

Surveys dance literature including an opportunity for students to familiarize themselves with resources, current publications, theoretical materials, and professional organizations in dance. (WI).

3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Writing Intensive
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DAN 4367. Advanced Dance Composition: Theory and Practice.

Students will choreograph, costume, and design lights for a group dance of substantial length, justifying artistic choices in an accompanying documented paper. The results of this course will be a senior dance concert. May be repeated once for credit. New material will be covered each time taught. Prerequisites: DAN 2181 and DAN 2201 and DAN 2202 and DAN 3292, all with a grade of "D" or better.

3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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DAN 4369. Dance in the 20th and 21st Centuries.

Exposure to a wide variety of literature in the area of dance, the arts and sciences which specifically address the development of dance as an art-form and cultural phenomena in the 20th and 21st Centuries. (WI).

3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Writing Intensive
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DAN 4370. Contemporary Issues in Dance.

This upper-level theory course is designed to provide opportunities to investigate the current moment in contemporary concert dance. Current trends in choreography will be explored in a variety of genres. Culturally relevant themes of gender, sexuality, social justice, commercialism, racism, and beauty will be examined. Prerequisite: DAN 4366 or DAN 4369.

3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Writing Intensive
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DAN 4380. Professional Development for Dancers.

This course will prepare students to work as professionals in the field of Dance. They will learn the skills necessary to create a Dance-specific resume and portfolio for use upon graduation, to seek and secure employment, and seek funding for Dance projects.

3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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DAN 4470. BFA Senior Concert.

A course that provides a practical opportunity to choreograph, perform, and produce a dance concert. Students will engage in the creative, administrative, and promotional aspects of production. Students will also compile a thesis booklet. Prerequisites: Must be a Senior standing and have completed DAN 3292 and DAN 3370, all with a grade of "D" or better.

4 Credit Hours. 4 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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DAN 4471. Dance Internship.

This course provides professional hands-on experience in the dance industry and is intended for students who do a full-time internship over the summer or during a regular full semester. Consent of instructor required. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

4 Credit Hours. 0 Lecture Contact Hours. 4 Lab Contact Hours.
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