2014–2015 Dance Courses

 

DANCE 130 Movement Practice (2)

This course addresses the basics of modern dance: body alignment, vocabulary, flexibility, technique, improvisation, coordination, and composition.

       
DANCE 131 Movement Practice 2 (2)

This course addresses the basics of modern dance: body alignment, vocabulary, flexibility, technique, improvisation, coordination, and composition.

       
DANCE 230 Movement Practice 3 (2)

This course will build upon the foundational skills of year 1 to ensure solid technique, with an emphasis on alignment, connectivity and expression.

       
DANCE 231 Movement Practice 4 (2)

This course will build upon the foundational skills of year 1 to ensure solid technique, with an emphasis on alignment, connectivity and expression.

       
DANCE 330 Movement Practice 5 (2)

This course builds upon year 2 while introducing a greater emphasis on personal expression. Students will use more complex techniques and styles in longer movement sequences.

       
DANCE 331 Movement Practice 6 (2)

This course builds upon year 2 while introducing a greater emphasis on personal expression. Students will use more complex techniques and styles in longer movement sequences.

       
DANCE 180

History/Theory

(4)

This course examines the evolution of “Western theatrical dance,” and analyzes the important figures and movement theories of 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. Emphases will include the relationships of movement and culture, and dance as an illuminator of culture.

       
DANCE
190 World Dance (4)

This course focuses on dance performance as a way of experiencing culture and diversity, with particular emphasis on non-Western cultural traditions.

 
DANCE  200 Visual and Aural Imagination (2)
This course explores how the elements of design, the principles of 2D and 3D composition, and musical structures impact dance. The focus will be on the following themes: unity, complexity, change and repeatability, speed and sustainability.  These topics will be studied in an experiential fashion, leading to the creation of dance that is inspired by visual imagery and sound.
       
DANCE 240 Pedagogy (4)

This course provides students with the tools to become teaching artists across educational contexts.

       
DANCE 250 Anatomy/Kinesiology (4)

This course investigates human anatomy and kinesiology in relationship to dance. Course content and tasks will emphasize the skeletal and muscular systems, injury prevention and treatment, conditioning, and the role of individual differences.

       
DANCE 260 Improv-Based Composition 1 (4)

This course provides students with the introductory principles of composition through improvisation. Students will practice and study choreography with focus on various compositional styles, both modern and traditional.

       
DANCE 270 Improv-Based Composition 2 (4)

This course focuses on choreography that includes elements of technology.

       
DANCE 400

Digital Media

(2)

This builds upon the knowledge and skills of “Dance for the camera/web,” with expanded focus on improving students’ abilities to use visual communication tools to in storytelling across platforms (e.g., web, mobile devices, etc.)

       
DANCE 410 Dance for the Camera/Web (2)

This course explores the intersections of dance, film and web based presentations.

       
DANCE 440 Arts Administration  (3)

The purpose of this course is to help students understand the internal workings of arts organizations and how cultural policy impacts these organizations.

       
DANCE 450 Internship (4)

This course will help students better understand career options by completing internships in professional arts organizations, community organizations, social service agencies, etc.

       
DANCE 460 Community-Based Work (4)

Students will develop mastery of the national and international models, themes, and structures of the community cultural development. Using this knowledge, students will design and execute a cultural development project that uses the discipline of dance to create new understanding of the art form and how it functions as a vehicle to create community.

      (2)
DANCE 480 Production  
   

This course explores the skills necessary to manage and produce formal dance concerts (e.g., costumes, scenery, lighting, sound, and stage management).

 
       
DANCE 490 Senior Showcase 1 (2)
   

This two-semester course gives students a forum to demonstrate their mastery of choreographic ideas, audition and rehearsal processes, and performance design—culminating in a high quality production.

 
DANCE 491 Senior Showcase 2 (2)
   

This two-semester course gives students a forum to demonstrate their mastery of choreographic ideas, audition and rehearsal processes, and performance design—culminating in a high quality production.