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*DNCE 1011. Introduction to Ballet. (DANC 1141, 1142) Introduction to classical ballet technique for non-dance major beginning students. Three studio hours a week. May be repeated for credit. Credit: One hour.

DNCE 1021. Ballroom/Popular Club Dance. (DANC 1128, 1133, 1134) A variety of popular dances such as swing, salsa, tejano, country-western, and traditional ballroom dances; participation in leisure, social, and/or theatre dance settings. Three studio hours a week. May be repeated for credit. Credit: One hour.

*DNCE 1051. Introduction to Modern Dance. (DANC 1145, 1146) Introduction to modern dance technique for non-dance major beginning students. Satisfies core curriculum Fine Arts requirement. Three studio hours a week. May be repeated for credit. Credit: One hour.

*DNCE 1061. Introduction to Jazz Dance. (DANC 1147, 1122, 1123) Introduction to jazz dance technique for non-dance major beginning students. Satisfies core curriculum Fine Arts requirement. Three studio hours a week. May be repeated for credit. Credit: One hour.

*DNCE 1071. Introduction to Tap Dance. (DANC 1110, 1111) Introduction to tap dance technique for non-dance major beginning students. Satisfies core curriculum Fine Arts requirement. Three studio hours a week. May be repeated for credit. Credit: One hour.

DNCE 1081. Jazz Dance Aerobics. Development of cardiovascular fitness, flexibility, strength and movement coordination through participation in jazz dance aerobics. Three studio hours a week. May be repeated for credit. Credit: One hour.

DNCE 1091. Pilates Physical Conditioning/Body Work. Physical conditioning based on the theories of Joseph Pilates to increase strength, flexibility, range of motion and coordination. Three studio hours a week. May be repeated for credit. Credit: One hour.

DNCE 1111. Elementary Ballet I. (DANC 2141) Beginning ballet technique, barre, center work, beginning enchainements; emphasis on alignment. Three laboratory hours a week. Credit: One hour. May be repeated for additional credit. DNCE 1121. Elementary Ballet II. (DANC 2142) Continuation of DNCE 1111, elementary ballet. May be repeated for additional credit.

DNCE 1121. Elementary Ballet II. (DANC 2142) Continuation of DNCE 1111, elementary ballet. May be repeated for additional credit. Three laboratory hours a week. Credit: One hour.

DNCE 1151. Elementary Modern Dance I. (DANC 2145) Beginning professional-level study. Four and one-half laboratory hours a week. Credit: One hour. May be repeated for additional credit.

DNCE 1161. Elementary Modern Dance II. (DANC 2146) Continuation of DNCE 1151. Elementary techniques and combinations. Prerequisite DNCE 1151. Four and one-half hours a week. Credit: One hour. May be repeated for additional credit.

DNCE 1171. Bartenieff Fundamentals of Movement. Application of Bartenieff Fundamentals of Movement to prepare the body for dance training by re-educating movement patterns. Three studio hours a week. Credit: One hour. May be repeated for additional credit.

DNCE 1191. Improvisation. (DANC 1113) Exploration of movement and visual design through improvisation. One lecture and two laboratory hours a week. Credit: One hour.

DNCE 1392. Introduction to Dance as an Art Form. Orientation to dance as a performing art form; role and scope of dance in American culture; concepts for maintaining a healthy dancer’s lifestyle; career opportunities for the dance artist, educator and scholar. Two lecture hours and one laboratory hour a week. Credit: Two hours.

DNCE 2111. Intermediate Ballet I. (DANC 2341) Basic technique class in ballet, barre, center work, basic enchainements. Prerequisite: Elementary Ballet I and II or permission of instructor. Three laboratory hours a week. Credit: One hour. May be repeated for additional credit.

DNCE 2121. Intermediate Ballet II. Continuation and progression of Inter- mediate Ballet I. Introduction of pointe work. Prerequisite: Intermediate Ballet I or permission of instructor. Three laboratory hours a week. Credit: One hour. May be repeated for additional credit.

DNCE 2131. Basic Dance. Basic techniques of jazz, modern dance, and folk; arrangement of movement patterns and application of compositional principles for aerobic dance, drill teams, and creative movement. Three laboratory hours a week. Credit: One hour.

DNCE 2151. Intermediate Modern Dance I. (DANC 2245) Intermediate- level study in modern dance. Prerequisite: Elementary Modern Dance I and II or permission of instructor. Four and one-half laboratory hours a week. Credit: One hour. May be repeated for additional credit.

DNCE 2161. Intermediate Modern Dance II. Continuation and progression of Intermediate Modern Dance I. Prerequisite: Intermediate Modern Dance I or permission of instructor. Four and one-half laboratory hours a week. Credit: One hour. May be repeated for additional credit.

DNCE 2183. Introduction to Movement Analysis and Description. Perception and description of movement, emphasis on the Laban Movement Analysis framework and its application to technique, performance and choreography. Pre-requisite: Level II Technique, DNCE 1091 and DNCE 1171 or permission of instructor. Two lecture hours and two studio hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

DNCE 2192. Music for Dancers. Elements of music, with emphasis on rhythm, related to dance technique, performance, choreography, pedagogy, and accompaniment; overview of historical periods in music and composer and choreographer collaborations. Two lecture and one laboratory hours a week. Credit: Two hours.

DNCE 2202. Dance Composition. (DANC 1103 or DNCE 2201) Explorations of choreographic tools; Emphasis on stage space, dynamic structure, rhythmic pattern, props and chance composition. Prerequisite: DNCE 1191. Three studio hours a week. Credit: Two hours.

*DNCE 2393. Understanding the Arts: Dance. (DANC 2304) Dance as a communicative and multicultural art form in society; introduction to the aesthetic and critical dimensions of viewing various idioms of theatrical, ethnological, and ritual dance. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

DNCE 3101. Dance Performance. (DANC 1112, 1152) Intermediate and advanced performance techniques. Participation in dance performances. Must be registered concurrently in a ballet or modern technique. Prerequisite: DNCE 2101 or permission of instructor. Four laboratory hours a week. Credit: One hour. May be repeated for additional credit.

DNCE 3111. Intermediate/Advanced Ballet I. Technique in ballet, pointe work. Prerequisites: DNCE 2121 or permission of instructor and faculty advisor. Four laboratory hours a week. Credit: One hour. May be repeated for additional credit.

DNCE 3121. Intermediate/Advanced Ballet II. Continuation and progression of Intermediate/Advanced Ballet I. Prerequisite: Intermediate/Advanced Ballet I or permission of instructor. Four and one-half laboratory hours a week. Credit: One hour. May be repeated for additional credit.

**DNCE 3143. World Dance Forms. (DANC 1306) Theories and techniques of world dance forms and their social, cultural, and political significance. Two lecture and two studio hours a week. Appropriate for all majors. Credit: Three hours.

DNCE 3151. Intermediate/Advanced Modern Dance I. Intermediate-Advanced study in modern dance technique and repertory. Prerequisite: Intermediate Modern Dance II or permission of instructor. Four and one-half laboratory hours a week. Credit: One hour. May be repeated for additional credit.

DNCE 3161. Intermediate/Advanced Modern Dance II. Continuation and progression of Intermediate/Advanced Modern Dance I. Prerequisite: Intermediate/ Advanced Modern Dance I or permission of instructor. Four and one-half laboratory hours a week. Credit: One hour. May be repeated for additional credit.

DNCE 3171. Intermediate/Advanced Tap Dance. (DANC 2111) Relationship of style and characteristics of various types of tap dance; emphasis upon rhythmic accuracy, analysis, repertoire, and composition; specific teaching methods for schools and recreational situations. Prerequisite: One semester of tap dance or its equivalent. Three laboratory hours a week. Credit: One hour.

DNCE 3183. Dance Notation. Introduction to the major dance notation systems, emphasizing Labanotation. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

DNCE 3191. Urban and Global Dance Practices. Intermediate technical proficiency and improvisation in urban and global dance genres. Prerequisite: Level II Technique. Three studio hours a week. Credit: One hour. May be repeated for additional credit. NEW

DNCE 3193. Experiential Anatomy for Dancers. Basic human anatomy and mechanical function of the muscular-skeletal system as applied to dance practices and technique. Concepts of kinesiology, somatic practices and nutrition. Prerequisite: DNCE 1191 and DNCE 2183. Two lecture and two studio hours a week. Credit: Three hours. NEW

DNCE 3292. Choreographic Designs. Development of artistic and critical evaluation process skills in choreography. Application of compositional principles to groups, special emphasis on selecting and working with accompaniment as an extension of the choreographic idea. Prerequisite: DNCE 1091, DNCE 2183 or equivalent. One lecture hour and three studio hours a week. Credit: Two hours.

*DNCE 3373. World of the Imagination in Art, Dance, Film. Examines themes of fantasy and reality, emphasis on dance and visual arts with selected examples from other disciplines. No prerequisites. Fulfills interdisciplinary and fine arts core curriculum requirements. Appropriate for all majors. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

**DNCE 3383. Dance, Gender and Culture. Dance expression and how it inscribes markers of identity such as gender, race, ethnicity, social class, ableness, and sexuality on the body in performance; the analysis of movement in social, cultural, and historical contexts and the aesthetic characteristics that influence how dance is perceived and interpreted. Appropriate for all majors. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

*DNCE 3393. History of Dance. Leading historical and contemporary ballet and modern dance choreographers, performers, and writers and the artistic and societal frameworks in which dance forms evolved; overview of jazz, tap, musical theatre dance forms. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours. (Satisfies Fine Arts requirement for non-dance majors.)

DNCE 3813. Theories of Teaching Dance Technique. Analysis of the teaching/ learning process in dance with emphasis on the development of personal teaching philosophies and their application to a variety of settings. Prerequisites: Level II technique and DNCE 2183 Introduction to Movement Analysis and Description. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

DNCE 3913. Summer Dance Intensive. Enrichment experiences in dance with distinguished guest artists that utilizes sound, dance technique, performance, improvisation  and/or choreography. One lecture and three studio hours a week. Credit: Three hours. May be repeated for additional credit.

DNCE 3923. Music Theatre: Form-in-the-Making. Artistic process of creating music theatre from the perspective of the choreographer, composer, and playwright. Prerequisite: DNCE 3913, DRAM 3913, or MU 3913 or permission of instructor. Six laboratory hours per week. Credit: Three hours. May be repeated for additional credit.

DNCE 4111. Advanced Ballet I. Advanced technique in ballet. Prerequisite: Intermediate/Advanced Ballet II or permission of instructor. Four and one-half laboratory hours a week. Credit: One hour. May be repeated for additional credit.

DNCE 4121. Advanced Ballet II. Continuation and progression of Advanced Ballet I. Prerequisite: Advanced Ballet I or permission of instructor. Four and one- half laboratory hours a week. Credit: One hour. May be repeated for additional credit.

DNCE 4123. Dance and Public Practice. Community arts practice history and theory provides a framework to practice educational, dance making skills in diverse community settings. Prerequisite: Level II Technique. Two lecture and two studio hours a week. Credit: Three hours. 

DNCE 4133. Dance Production. Theory and practice of staging dance productions: costume and lighting design, sound technology and theatre safety. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

DNCE 4151. Advanced Modern Dance I. Advanced technique in modern dance technique and repertory. Prerequisite: Intermediate/Advanced Modern Dance II or permission of instructor. Four and one-half laboratory hours a week. Credit: One hour. May be repeated for additional credit.

DNCE 4161. Advanced Modern Dance II. Continuation and progression of Advanced Modern Dance I. Prerequisite: Advanced Modern Dance I or permission of instructor. Four and one-half laboratory hours a week. Credit: One hour. May be repeated for additional credit.

DNCE 4182. Concert Choreography. Conceptualization, realization, direction, and production of choreographic works for formal and informal venues. Prerequisite: DNCE 1191, DNCE 3292 or equivalent. Six studio hours a week. Credit: Two hours. May be repeated for additional credit.

DNCE 4243. Form and Meaning in Children’s Dance. Origins of form and meaning in children’s dance and conceptions of the world as reflected in the expressive dance forms of children. Emphasis on critical and creative thinking, the communication of ideas through dance, and the investigation of movement as an expressive symbol system. Exploration of frameworks for integrating dance with other ways of knowing. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

*DNCE 4383. Performing Arts in American Popular Culture. Performing Arts in American popular culture with emphasis on theatre, technology and the media arts. Appropriate for all majors. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

DNCE 4393. Contemporary Trends and Issues in Choreography and Performance. Critical analysis of trends in contemporary dance through the process of viewing, performing, analyzing and writing about dance. Prerequisite: Level II Technique. Two lecture hours and two studio hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

DNCE 4911. Independent Study. Directed study of selected problems such as choreography of a suite of original dances or development and execution of plans for lighting, stage decor, and costumes. Credit: One hour.

DNCE 4913. Independent Study. Directed study of selected problems such as choreography of a suite of original dances or development and execution of plans for lighting, stage decor, and costumes. Credit: Three hours.

*Satisfies core requirement for visual/performing arts.
**Satisfies global perspectives graduation requirements and core requirement for visual/performing arts.

Course Descriptions taken from the Undergraduate Catalog 2011-2013 
Courses listed NEW are offered, in accordance with course rotations, beginning with the Fall 2012 term.
Coursed listed
CANCELLED are no longer offered by the department beginning with the Fall 2012 term.

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