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DNC 130 - Introduction To Dance History
Introduction To Dance
A survey of Western theatrical dance - ballet, modern dance, MTV - through lecture, film, video, and studio experiences. Students will gain a broad perspective on the current dance scene, and learn to write vividly about taped and live dance performances.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture and Lab

Performing Arts Department

Course Attributes:
Fine Arts/Dance, Dance Track, GER IIB-Fine Arts

DNC 1XX - Dance Elective
Dance Elective
Prerequisite: Transfer Credit Evaluation Only



0.500 TO 6.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

DNC 232 - Modern Dance I Beginner
Modern Dance I Beginner
Prerequisite: None

Note: May be used for HPE activity credit. A technique that integrates the use of weight, breath, expressiveness, and rhythm.

1.000 Credit hours
3.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio (3 Hours)

Performing Arts Department

Course Attributes:
Activity, Dance Track, GER VB-Health & Physical Educ

DNC 233 - Modern Dance II Beginner Inter
Modern Dance II Beginner Intermediate
Prerequisite: DNC 232

Note: May be used for HPE activity credit.

1.000 Credit hours
3.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio (3 Hours)

Performing Arts Department

Course Attributes:
Activity, Dance Track, GER VB-Health & Physical Educ

DNC 237 - Jazz Dance II Beginner Interme
Jazz Dance II Beginner Intermediate
Prerequisite: DNC 236

Note: May be used for HPE activity credit.

1.000 Credit hours
3.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio (3 Hours)

Performing Arts Department

Course Attributes:
Activity, Dance Track, GER VB-Health & Physical Educ

DNC 240 - West African Dance I
West African Dance I
Prerequisite: LAC student with T1A or T1LT course or GER student

NOTE: There is a $50.00 fee for this course.

This course is an exploration of various dance sytles, forms and rhythms attributed to the classical societies of Western Africa. Aesthetic qualities of African dance will be explored through video, readings and performance. This course will focus on dances whose origins trace back to the Old Mali Empire (i.e. Mali, Senegal and Guinea), with an emphasis placed on dances and rhythms from Guinea. The course will emphasize the process of developing African dance technique(s), the execution of steps and phrases and the rudiments of the choreographic process. A basic understanding of rhythym and polyrhythm (syncopation) will be reinforced through warm up activities, across floor work, and group collaboration, culminating in a performance at the end of the semester.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio (3 Hours)

Performing Arts Department

Course Attributes:
LAC T2CE-Creative Expression

DNC 241 - West African Dance II
West African Dance II (Intermediate)
Prerequisites: DNC 240 or permission of instructor.

NOTE: There is a $50.00 fee for this course.

Emphasizes refinement of West African dance techniques, and ability to perform and choreograph through the embodiment of rhythmic complexities of each dance-rhythm. Integrates key movement qualities such as expansion and contraction, isolation, pulsation, and undulation.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio (3 Hours)

Performing Arts Department

DNC 251 - Ballet I - Beginning
Ballet I - Beginning
Prerequisites: None

Introduction to the fundamental theory, technique and vocabulary of classical ballet, emphasizing placement, technique, musicality, and self-awareness, artistry, and expression.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio (3 Hours)

Performing Arts Department

Course Attributes:
LAC T2CE-Creative Expression

DNC 253 - Modern Dance I
Modern Dance I - Beginning
Pre-requisite: None

NOTE: There is a $50.00 fee for this course.

Introduces concepts of modern dance, including simple and complex phrase work that emphasizes alignment, transitions, "use of weight", performance quality, core movement, and dynamic range. The history of modern dance is surveyed through lecture, and aesthetic principles of dance explored through concert attendance, viewing of videos, and original choreographic creations.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio (3 Hours)

Performing Arts Department

DNC 254 - Modern Dance II
Modern Dance II - Intermediate
Prerequisites: DNC 253 or Permission of instructor

Explores concepts of modern dance through development of intermediate skills in alignment, transitions, "use of weight", performance quality, core movement, and dynamic range. Students will also learn about key choreographers, dancers and innovators in the field of modern dance, and explore the influence of non-Western forms and distinctions between "modern" and "postmodern" dance through applied research.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Performing Arts Department

DNC 255 - Tap Dance
Tap Dance
Prerequisites: NONE

Examines the origins, impact and evolution of this dynamic, percussive form of dance focusing on the historico-cultural influences that continue to shape dance vocabulary. Students will learn, practice, and perform essential tap techniques, dance steps, and counting systems, and improve coordination of body alignment, weight balance, and physical coordination.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Laboratory, Lecture

Performing Arts Department

Course Attributes:
LAC T2CE-Creative Expression

DNC 280 - World Dance: Mvmnt as Culture
World Dance: Movement as Culture
Prerequisite: None

This lecture and studio-based course explores world cultures through dance. Students will study the historical and anthropological significance of dance; and expand their dance literacy through an embodied approach to dance forms from around the world and from history to the present.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio (3 Hours)

Performing Arts Department

DNC 2XX - Dance Elective
Dance Elective
Prerequisite: Transfer Credit Evaluation Only



0.500 TO 6.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

DNC 330 - Concepts Of Dance
Concepts Of Dance
Prerequisite:LAC student with T1A or T1LT course or GER student

A course in movement, observation and analysis. Students will become more sensitive observers of movement in the world around them, both theatrical and everyday movement, and will create a project applying a system of movement analysis (Laban studies) to an area of their own choosing.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Performing Arts Department

Course Attributes:
Art Hist - Thry/Crit/Dance, Fine Arts/Dance, Fine Arts/Hist/Thry/Crit Track, Dance Track, LAC T2CE-Creative Expression

DNC 334 - Modern Dance III Intermediate
Modern Dance III Intermediate
Prerequisite: DNC 233

Note: May be used for HPE activity credit.

1.000 Credit hours
3.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio (3 Hours)

Performing Arts Department

Course Attributes:
Activity, Dance Track, GER VB-Health & Physical Educ

DNC 335 - Modern Dance IV Advanced Inter
Modern Dance IV Advanced Intermediate
Prerequisite: DNC 334

Note: May be used for HPE activity credit.

1.000 Credit hours
3.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio (3 Hours)

Performing Arts Department

Course Attributes:
Activity, Dance Track, GER VB-Health & Physical Educ

DNC 346 - Improvisation
Improvization
Prerequisite: None

Spontaneity and trust in one's intuitive movement response is encouraged through dance structures that explore the creative process in dance. Sources for the investigation of one's relationship to movement to self, others, and the environment are drawn from the kinetic, aural, visual, and dramatic arts.

2.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Performing Arts Department

Course Attributes:
Fine Arts/Dance, Dance Track

DNC 347 - Dance Workshop
Dance Workshop
Prerequisites: Two full semesters of Modern,Jazz, or Ballet Technique (Modern, Jazz, and/or Ballet)

Builds dance performance skills and provides opportunity for creative applications of materials taught.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio (3 Hours)

Performing Arts Department

Course Attributes:
Dance Track

DNC 350 - Kinesiology
Kinesiology
Prerequisites: None



3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Performing Arts Department

DNC 351 - Ballet II - Intermediate
Ballet II - Intermediate
Prereq: DNC 251 or Permission of the instructor.

This course is designed to build strength, flexibility, endurance, and control necessary for performance of intermediate-level ballet barre exercises, adagio sequences, and allegro enchainments. An understanding of proper body mechanics, vocabulary, and contributions of major choreographers and innovators in the field will also be emphasized.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio (3 Hours)

Performing Arts Department

DNC 365 - Special Topics In Dance
Special Topics In Dance


3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Performing Arts Department

Course Attributes:
Fine Arts/Dance

DNC 395 - Practicum In Dance
Practicum In Dance
Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor and approval of

Department Chairperson and Dean An opportunity for students to apply dance skills in select practical situations.

1.000 TO 6.000 Credit hours
2.000 TO 12.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Practicum

Performing Arts Department

DNC 3XX - Dance Elective
Dance Elective
Prerequisite: Transfer Credit Evaluation Only



0.500 TO 6.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

DNC 400 - Dance Teaching Methods
Dance Teaching Methods
Prerequisite:



3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio (3 Hours)

Performing Arts Department

DNC 445 - Dance Composition
Dance Composition
Prerequisite: DNC 346 or Consent of Instructor

The craft of choreography is introduced and the process of creating dance is explored. Students compose and perform dance studies of their own creation.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio (3 Hours)

Performing Arts Department

Course Attributes:
Dance Track

DNC 480 - Independent Study
Independent Study


1.000 TO 6.000 Credit hours
1.000 TO 6.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study

Performing Arts Department

DNC 491 - Internship In Dance
Internship In Dance
Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor and approval of

Department Chairperson and Dean

1.000 TO 6.000 Credit hours
2.000 TO 12.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Internship

Performing Arts Department

DNC 4XX - Dance Elective
Dance Elective
Prerequisite: Transfer Credit Evaluation Only



0.500 TO 6.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture


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