Dance (DANCE)

  • DANCE 1100 
    Dance Appreciation

    3  credit hours

    Overview of various aspects of dance both as a concert theater art form and as an entertainment. Emphasis placed on history, dancers, choreographers, trends, and major works of dance in the tradition of Western Civilization. (3 lecture hours)

  • DANCE 1101 
    Ballet I

    2  credit hours

    Introduction to the movements and dance skills of classical and contemporary ballet, including ballet positions, barre work, center floor work, and simple dances. (4 lab hours)

  • DANCE 1102 
    Ballet II

    2  credit hours

    Intermediate to advanced work on the movements and dance skills of classical and contemporary ballet. Prerequisite: Dance 1101 Ballet I with a grade of C or better or equivalent skill level or consent of instructor. (4 lab hours)

  • DANCE 1104 
    Modern Dance I

    2  credit hours

    Introduction to body awareness and movement in space. Technique, placement, and creative experiences are included in this course. Concepts of dance composition are studied through improvisation, vocabulary, and spatial awareness. (4 lab hours)

  • DANCE 1105 
    Modern Dance II

    2  credit hours

    Intermediate to advanced work on body awareness and movement in space. Technique, placement, and creative experiences are included in this course. Concepts of dance composition are studied through improvisation, vocabulary, and spatial awareness. Prerequisite: Dance 1104 Modern Dance I with a grade of C or better or equivalent or consent of instructor. (4 lab hours)

  • DANCE 1107 
    Jazz I

    2  credit hours

    An introduction to the movements and dance skills characteristic of jazz dance focusing on muscle and cardiovascular endurance, coordination, rhythm, and balance in jazz dance. Consists of isolated body movements, technique work, basic steps, step combinations, and traveling movements across the floor. (4 lab hours)

  • DANCE 1108 
    Jazz II

    2  credit hours

    Creative exploration and performance of intermediate to advanced jazz dance. Prerequisite: Dance 1107 Jazz I with a grade of C or better, or equivalent experience or consent of instructor. (4 lab hours)

  • DANCE 1110 
    Tap I

    2  credit hours

    An introduction to tap techniques and styles, including Rhythm tap and Broadway tap, as well as historical origins and current trends. Emphasis on fundamental skills and rhythms, time steps, footwork, short combinations, and styling. (4 lab hours)

  • DANCE 1120 
    Dance Production and Performance

    1  credit hour

    Performance experiences as a dance company and practicum experience in production areas of theater, dance, design technology, and theater management. Students audition, rehearse, and perform dance in a college dance production. This course may be taken four times for credit. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor is required. Must participate in and be evaluated in an open casting placement audition prior to enrolling in the course. (2 lab hours)

  • DANCE 1122 
    Choreography and Composition of Dance

    2  credit hours

    Explores the process of directing movement to give outward expression of inner sensations and feelings. Includes techniques for releasing tensions, developing imagery, improvisation, and discussion of aesthetic concepts. (1 lecture hour, 2 lab hours)

  • DANCE 1130 
    Dance Pedagogy

    3  credit hours

    Exploration of the key approaches to teaching dance. Provides practicum experience in the dance teaching process including study of instructional modes, dance learning styles, and factors affecting dance teaching and learning. (6 lab hours)

  • DANCE 2860 
    Internship in Operation of Dance Studio or Production Company

    3  credit hours

    Participation in occupational area of study work experience under supervision of both college and employer. Internship/cooperative education learning objectives developed by student and faculty adviser, with approval of employer, to provide appropriate work-based learning experience. Minimum of 75 clock hours per semester credit, up to three credits. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor, written permission of the Cooperative Education/Internship program staff and faculty adviser, 2.0 cumulative grade point average, and 12 semester credits of related study. (15 lab hours)

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