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Courses in Dance (DANC)

DANC 111 - The Dance Experience. Introductory course to give the student an understanding of how essential components of movement study come together to produce an aesthetic dance experience. General Education course. Not intended for Theater and Dance majors. (3 Credit hours)

DANC 114 - Core: Movement Fundamentals. Basic movement skills using Bartenieff Movement Fundamentals (basic exercises that integrate and facilitate the neuromuscular connections within the body). Understanding structure and function of human body while developing strength, flexibility, and coordination. May be repeated to a maximum of 9 hours. (3 Credit hours)

DANC 210B - Beginning Modern Dance. Modern dance theories and techniques. Repeatable to 6 hours. Requires consent of instructor. (2 Credit hours)

DANC 211A - Beginning Ballet. Technique class. Fundamentals of classical ballet through Barre and Center floor work. (2 Credit hours)

DANC 211B - Beginning Ballet. Technique class. Fundamentals of classical ballet through Barre and Center floor work. (2 Credit hours)

DANC 212A - Jazz Dance. Technique class. Using body through percussive (Matt Mattox) and lyrical (Luigi) jazz dance techniques. May be repeated to 4 hours. (1 Credit hours)

DANC 212B - Jazz Dance. Technique class. Using body through percussive (Matt Mattox) and Lyrical (Luigi) jazz dance techniques. May be repeated to a maximum of 4 hours. (1 Credit hours)

DANC 213 - Beginning Tap Dance. Basic tap steps and vocabulary. Tap choreography. May be repeated to a maximum of 3 hours. (1 Credit hours)

DANC 214 - Dance Improvisation. Developing skills in perception and rapid translation of ideas into dance. Requires consent of instructor. (1 Credit hours)

DANC 220 - Rhythmic Structure & Analysis. Analysis and use of rhythms and compositional forms of music for dance. (2 Credit hours)

DANC 230 - Introduction to Laban Movement Analysis. Theoretical and physical applications of Laban movement analysis: effort/shape notation (notation system recording changes in movement qualities with respect to time, weight, space and energy flow) and space/harmony (system that describes human movement in relation to space). (2 Credit hours)

DANC 240 - History of Dance. Development of dance prior to and during the 20th century. Requires consent of instructor. (3 Credit hours)

DANC 250 - University Dance Company. Dance repertory and performance class. Emphasis on technical and choreographic skills for performance. Participation in preparation and presentation of concerts required. Admission by audition only. (1 TO 2 Credit hours)

DANC 260 - Performance/Choreography. Performing in and/or choreographing for regular scheduled dance concerts. Rehearsal time is required. Admission by audition only. May be repeated for a maximum of 4 hours provided that no topic is repeated. Requires consent of instructor. (1 TO 2 Credit hours)

DANC 270 - Independent Study of Dance. Supervised study for students in dance, choreography, or performance. May be repeated to maximum of 8 hours. Requires consent of instructor. (1 TO 2 Credit hours)

DANC 310A - Intermediate Modern Dance Techniques. Techniques designed for strength, flexibility, and coordination. Dynamics of movement and its relationship to space, time, weight, and energy flow. May be repeated to maximum of 6 hours. Prerequisite: 210a,b or consent of instructor. (2 Credit hours)

DANC 310B - Intermediate Modern Dance Techniques. Techniques designed for strength, flexibility, and coordination. Dynamics of movement and its relationship to space, time, weight, energy flow. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours. Prerequisite: 210a,b or consent of instructor. (2 Credit hours)

DANC 311A - Intermediate Ballet Techniques. Additional ballet vocabulary through Barre and Center work of increased difficulty. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours. Prerequisite: 211a, b or consent of instructor. (2 Credit hours)

DANC 311B - Intermediate Ballet Techniques. Additional ballet vocabulary through barre and center work of increased difficulty. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours. Prerequisite: 211a,b or consent of instructor. (2 Credit hours)

DANC 410A - Advanced Modern Dance Techniques. Theory and technique. Developing advanced skills in dance movement. Preparing kinetic and artistic abilities for performance. NOT FOR GRADUATE CREDIT. May be taken up to 8 credits. Prerequisite: 310a,b or consent of instructor. (2 Credit hours)

DANC 410B - Advanced Modern Dance Techniques. Theory and technique. Developing advanced skills in dance movement. Preparing kinetic and artistic abilities for performance. NOT FOR GRADUATE CREDIT. May be taken up to 8 credits. Prerequisite: 310a,b or consent of instructor. (2 Credit hours)

DANC 411A - Advanced Ballet. Mastery of ballet vocabulary through advanced barre and center floor work. NOT FOR GRADUATE CREDIT.. May be repeated to a maximum of 8 hours. Prerequisite: 311a,b or consent of instructor. (2 Credit hours)

DANC 411B - Advanced Ballet. Mastery of ballet vocabulary through advanced barre and center floor work. NOT FOR GRADUATE CREDIT. May be repeated for a maximum of 8 hours. Prerequisite: 311a,b or consent of instructor. (2 Credit hours)

DANC 420A - Dance Composition I. Movement studies for solo figure based on exploration of fundamental ingredients of dance (space, time, weight, and energy flow) and how to organize them into compositional forms. NOT FOR GRADUATE CREDIT. Prerequisite: 210a,b and consent of instructor. (2 Credit hours)

DANC 420B - Dance Composition II. In-depth development of movement themes for duet, trio, and larger groups. NOT FOR GRADUATE CREDIT. (2 Credit hours)

DANC 433 - Dance Pedagogy and Methodology. Principles and methodologies of dance instruction. NOT FOR GRADUATE CREDIT. (2 Credit hours)

DANC 460 - Performance/Choreography. Credit given for performing in and/or choreographing for regular scheduled dance concerts. Rehearsal time is required. Admission by audition only. May be repeated for a maximum of 4 hours provided no topic is repeated. NOT FOR GRADUATE CREDIT. Must have completed all Theater and Dance core courses. This restriction does not apply to non-theater and Dance majors or minors. (1 TO 2 Credit hours)

DANC 470 - Independent Study in Dance. Supervised study for upper level students in dance, choreography or performance. May be repeated to a maximum of 8 hours. NOT FOR GRADUATE CREDIT. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. (1 TO 2 Credit hours)

DANC 499 - Senior Assessment in Dance. Individual/group projects demonstrating proficiency in dance and general education skills and knowledge. NOT FOR GRADUATE CREDIT. Prerequisite: Senior Dance major. (3 Credit hours)