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DAN 121 - Dance Appreciation
Explores the language of dance through an introduction to basic elements, forms, and styles across time. Develops techniques for observing analytically and critically. Reviews the historical development of the art of dance within the context of evolving societal structures.
Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
3 credits
DAN 121 Detailed Outline
DAN 160 - Modern Dance
Teaches the basic techniques of creative dance. Skills include self-expression, contemporary routines, dance forms, and basic choreography.
Lecture 0-1hours. Laboratory 2-4 hours. Total 2-4 hours per week.
1-2 credits
DAN 161 - Dance Production I
Focuses on creating a dance performance. Teaches the basic skills in creating and producing a dance. Includes lighting, costumes, music, and choreography. Part I of II.
Lecture 0-1 hours. Laboratory 2-4 hours. Total 2-4 hours per week.
1-2 credits
DAN 163 - Jazz I
Introduces dance through contemporary jazz movements. Includes floor stretches, isolations, dance patterns and locomotor movements. Part I of II.
Lecture 0-1 hours. Laboratory 2-4 hours. Total 2-4 hours per week.
1-2 credits
DAN 166 - Ballet
Teaches ballet as a discipline with correct alignment and ballet form. Expresses movement through traditional dance form with choreographic emphasis.
Lecture 0-1hours. Laboratory 2-4 hours. Total 2-4 hours per week.
1-2 credits
DAN 167 - Dance Improvisation
Explores the creation of spontaneous movement experiences with emphasis on self-expression and creature awareness. Includes improvisational techniques utilizing body awareness, use of the environment, and group dynamics.
Lecture 0-1 hours. Laboratory 2-4 hours. Total 2-4 hours per week.
1-2 credits
DAN 176 - Advanced Ballet
Teaches advanced ballet as a discipline including correct alignment and ballet form. Utilizes a choreographic approach. Develops the skill and ability to present a complex dialogue between dancer and audience.
Lecture 0-1 hours. Laboratory 2-4 hours. Total 2-4 hours per week.
Prerequisite: DAN 166
1-2 credits
DAN 176 Detailed Outline
DAN 195 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
DAN 261 - Advanced Dance Production
Provides students with an advanced application of the principles of dance production and its related fields and concepts. Includes practical production activities and projects in the areas of dance design, stage technology, and stage management
Lecture 0-1 hours. Laboratory 2-4 hours. Total 2-4 hours per week.
Prerequisite: DAN 161
1-2 credits
DAN 261 Detailed Outline