Courses

Course

Description

Dance 120
Modern Dance I

Introduction to modern dance and practice of basic dance concepts, techniques, and creative activities.

Dance 130
Ballet I

Introduction to the basic skills, vocabulary, and tradition of ballet. Concentration on control and proper alignment.

Dance 140
Jazz I

Survey of the jazz dance style with concentration on proper body technique.

Dance 150
Tap Dance

Instruction and practice in basic tap technique and terminology.

Dance 199
Dance Continuum

Continued instruction and practice in modern dance, recreational dance, ballet, jazz, and/or compositional skills. Offered on a satisfactory/fail basis only with a maximum of six credits. Must register in advance and have permission of the instructor.

Dance 211
Folk, Social, and Square Dance

Instruction and practice in various international folk dances including American square dance. Instruction and practice in foxtrot, waltz, swing, cha cha, rhumba, tango, and selected contemporary dance.

Dance 220
Modern Dance Composition

Theory and practice of the creative skills involved in solo and small group composition.

Dance 222
Modern Dance II

Continued experience in dance techniques emphasizing strength, balance, and endurance with emphasis placed on rhythmic accuity and extended combinations. Some repertory work.

Dance 223
Modern Dance III

Instruction and practice in modern dance techniques and extended combinations. Emphasis is placed on maturation of skill and artistry. Exposure to a variety of modern dance techniques.

Dance 224
Concert and Theatre Dance

Choreography, rehearsal, and performance in dance concerts and/or musical theatre productions.

Dance 232
Ballet II

Continuing practice on technical skills in the classical movement vocabulary. Emphasis on alignment, technique, sequence development, and performing quality.

Dance 233
Ballet III

Concentration on technical proficiency and artistry at the intermediate level. Pointe work and partnering encouraged.

Dance 242
Jazz II

Development of dance concepts within the jazz idiom. Instruction in extended movement sequences and artistic interpretation.

Dance 243
Jazz III

Integration of the concepts of jazz dynamics, phrasing, and skills into performance situations. Some repertory work of historical and contemporary pieces.

Dance 270
Dance Appreciation

A lecture course introducing dance as an art form. The emphasis is on the ability to analyze and appreciate various dance styles.

Dance 320
Sound and Movement

A composition class providing choreographic experiences with rhythmic and non-rhythmic sounds and scores.

Dance 370
Advanced Studies in Dance

Group and/or independent study in the special interests and talents of students in various aspects of dance as a performing art, including production, choreography, and performance.

Dance 384
Teaching Children’s Dance

Instruction and practice in the teaching of a comprehensive dance program at the elementary level. Emphasis on theories and the practice of guiding expressive movement experiences.

Dance 385
Methods of Teaching Dance

Instruction in the methods and techniques of teaching recreational dance forms. Introductory analysis to teaching educational modern dance.

Dance 386
Teaching Dance Technique and Composition

Teaching of dance as an experience art form with emphasis on technique, rhythm and the creative teaching process. Prerequisite: Dance 320

Dance 490
Independent Study

Independent study of problems in areas of interest to the advanced student in the field of dance.