Undergraduate Catalog 2012–2013

DNCE - Dance

DNCE 10000 Introduction to Dance

Survey of the varied forms and styles of social, spiritual, and theatrical dance. Lecture, discussion, and film viewing provide a fundamental understanding of the development of dance forms and a foundation for evaluation and criticism of dance performance in society. 3 credits. (F,Y)

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DNCE 11100 Ballet I

Introductory analysis and practice of ballet technique. Students develop an understanding of fundamental ballet technique and terminology, body awareness, elasticity and rhythmic sense. May be repeated once. 1 credit. (F,Y)

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DNCE 11200 Ballet II

Continuation of DNCE 11100. Further analysis and practice of ballet technique. Students develop a deeper concentration in and understanding of fundamental ballet technique and terminology. Building of strength through flexibility and coordination. May be repeated once. Prerequisites: DNCE 11100 or permission of instructor. 1 credit. (S, Y)

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DNCE 12100 Modern Dance I

Introductory analysis and practice of modern dance technique. Students develop an understanding of body awareness and fundamentals of improvisation. Emphasis is placed on expressive body movement, warm-up exercises, and basic principles of form and improvisation. May be repeated once. 1 credit. (F, Y)

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DNCE 12200 Modern Dance II

Continuation of DNCE 12100. Further analysis and practice of modern dance technique. Students develop a deeper concentration in and understanding of body awareness and fundamentals of improvisation. May be repeated once. Prerequisites: DNCE 12100 or permission of instructor. 1 credit (S,Y)

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DNCE 13100 Jazz Dance I

Introductory analysis and practice of jazz dance technique for theatre performance. Students develop an understanding of fundamental movement principles, technique, and terminology. May be repeated once. 1 credit. (F,Y)

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DNCE 13200 Jazz Dance II

Continuation of DNCE 13100. Further analysis and practice of jazz dance technique for theatre performance. Students develop a deeper concentration in and understanding of fundamental jazz movement principles. May be repeated once. Prerequisites: DNCE 13100 or permission of instructor. 1 credit (S,Y)

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DNCE 14100 Tap Dance I

Introductory analysis and practice in tap dance technique. Students develop an understanding of tap dance styles, history of tap dance in stage and film, and terminology. May be repeated once. 1 credit. (F,Y)

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DNCE 14200 Tap Dance II

Continuation of DNCE 14100. Further analysis and practice of tap dance technique. Students develop a deeper concentration in and understanding of fundamental principles, technique, and terminology. May be repeated once. Prerequisites: DNCE 14100 or permission of instructor. 1 credit ( F-S,Y)

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DNCE 21100 Ballet III

Continuation of DNCE 11200. Intermediate analysis and practice of ballet technique. Further development in building strength through flexibility and coordination. May be repeated once. Prerequisites: DNCE 11200 or permission of instructor. 2 credits (F, Y)

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DNCE 22100 Modern Dance III

Continuation of DNCE 12200. Intermediate analysis and practice of modern dance technique. Further development of skills in selected styles and techniques in the modern idiom. May be repeated once. Prerequisites: DNCE 12200 or permission of instructor. 2 credits (F-S, Y)

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DNCE 23100 Jazz Dance III

Continuation of DNCE 13200. Intermediate work in analysis and practice of jazz dance technique in theatre performance, building on skills developed in beginning jazz and ballet classes. May be repeated once. Prerequisites: DNCE 13200 and DNCE 21100 (may be taken concurrently), or permission of instructor. 2 credits. (F-S,Y)

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DNCE 24100 Tap Dance III

Intermediate course in tap technique designed to broaden awareness and skill in tap dance for stage and film. May be repeated once. Prerequisites: DNCE 14200. 2 credits (IRR)

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DNCE 30100 Survey of Dance History

Examines origins and development of ballet and modern dance in Western societies, considering the artistic, political, philosophical, religious and social forces that influenced the art form. Prerequisites: junior standing. 3 credits. (F,Y)

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DNCE 30200 Dance Composition

Introduction to dance composition theory through original movements studies composed by students. Explore concepts of movement designed in time and space, as well as dynamics, rhythm and motivation. Prerequisites: two courses of 200-level dance technique selected from DNCE 21100, DNCE 22100, DNCE 23100, or DNCE 24100. 3 credits. (F,Y)

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DNCE 31100 Ballet IV

Advanced technique course focusing on complex movements that strengthen the body and mind connection and increase personal expressiveness and artistry as a ballet dancer. May be repeated once. Prerequisites: DNCE 21100 or permission of instructor. 2 credits. ( F-S,Y )

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DNCE 31200 Ballet IV with Pointe

Advanced technique course, including pointe work, with emphasis on barre and center work. Focus on development of leg strength and learning variations from full length ballets. Prerequisites: DNCE 21100; permission of instructor. 2.5 credits. (S,Y)

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DNCE 32100 Modern Dance IV

Advanced technique course focusing on modern dance skills designed to broaden the student's awareness of selected styles and technique in the modern idiom. May be repeated once. Prerequisites: DNCE 22100 or permission of instructor. 2 credits. (IRR)

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DNCE 33100 Jazz Dance IV

Advanced course in analysis and practice of jazz dance for theatre performance. May be repeated once. Prerequisites: DNCE 23100 or permission of instructor. 2 credits (IRR)

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DNCE 34100 Tap Dance IV

Advanced course in tap technique designed to broaden awareness and skill in tap dance for stage and film. May be repeated once. Prerequisites: DNCE 24100 or permission of instructor. 2 credits (IRR)

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DNCE 36100 Dance for the Musical Stage I

Advanced course in the techniques, forms, and styles of dance in musical theatre. Movement studies are performed to familiarize students with a variety of musical theatre dance styles focusing on mid 19th through early 20th century dance forms. Survey of the early history of dance in the American musical theatre through readings, lectures, class discussions, student research, and films. Prerequisites: two courses of 200-level dance technique selected from DNCE 21100, DNCE 22100, DNCE 23100, or DNCE 24100, or permission of instructor. 2 credits (F,Y)

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DNCE 36200 Dance for the Musical Stage II

Advanced course in the techniques, forms, and styles of dance in musical theatre. Movement studies are performed to familiarize students with a variety of musical theatre dance styles focusing on 20th century dance forms. Survey of the development of dance in the American musical theatre through the present day, through readings, lectures, class discussions, student research and films. Prerequisites: two courses of 200-level dance technique selected from DNCE 21100, DNCE 22100, or DNCE 23100 (may be taken concurrently), or permission of instructor. 2 credits (S,Y)

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