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DAN 90 - Coordinated Internship
Supervises on-the-job training in selected business, industrial or service firms coordinated by the college.
Credit/practice ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
DAN 93 - Studies In
Covers new content not covered in existing courses in the discipline. Allows instructor to explore content and instructional methods to assess the course's viability as a permanent offering.
Variable hours per week.
1-5 credits
DAN 95 - 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 96 - On-Site Training
Specializes in career orientation and training program without pay in selected businesses and industry, supervised and coordinated by the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
DAN 97 - Cooperative Education
Supervises in on-the-job training for pay in approved business, industrial and service firms, coordinated by the college's cooperative education office. Is applicable to all occupational- technical curricula at the discretion of the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
DAN 98 - Seminar and Project
Requires completion of a project or research report related to the student's occupational objectives and a study of approaches to the selection and pursuit of career opportunities in the field.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
DAN 99 - Supervised Study
Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
DAN 121 - Dance Appreciation
Explores the language of dance through an introduction to basic elements, forms, and diverse styles across time. Develops techniques for observing dance analytically and critically.
Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
3 credits
DAN 121 Detailed Outline
DAN 136 - Dance Workshop
Provides students with the opportunity to work in various activities of a play, dance or musical production including, but not limited to, performance, dramaturgy, orchestra, set design, stage carpentry, sound, costuming, lighting, stage managing, props, promotion, or stage crew. Variable hours per week. Prerequisite: Previous performance experience is recommended. May be repeated for credit. This course is cross-listed with CST 136 and MUS 129.
Laboratory 2 hours. Total 2 hours per week.
Prerequisite: Previous performance experience is recommended.
1 credits
DAN 136 Detailed Outline
DAN 156 - Cultural Perspectives of Dance: [Cultural Topic]
Explores the cultural aspect and study of dance technique under tribal and social origins through an introduction to basic elements, forms, and styles of dance across different cultures around the world. Includes skills such as self-expression, dance routines, oral communication, and written communication, surrounding themes studied in the course.
Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
2 credits
DAN 156 Detailed Outline
DAN 158 - Exploring Dance Genres: [Specific Dance Topic]
Teaches the basic techniques of dance styles. Includes skills such as self-expression, dance routines, dance forms, and basic choreography. Dance styles selected by semester. Topics may include pointe, hip-hop, tap, ballroom, etc. May be repeated under different dance styles. May be repeated for 4 credits with no duplicate genre
Laboratory 2 hours. Total 2 hours per week.
1 credits
DAN 158 Detailed Outline
DAN 160 - Modern Dance I
Includes the study of principles, movement activities and language common to a variety of modern dance styles. Covers skills including self-expression, contemporary routines, dance forms, and basic choreography. May be repeated up to 4 times for credit. Part I of II.
Laboratory 2 hours. Total 2 hours per week.
1 credits
DAN 160 Detailed Outline
DAN 161 - Dance Production
Focuses on the creative and business-related aspects of producing a dance performance. Teaches basic skills such as lighting, costuming, music, and choreography.
Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
3 credits
DAN 161 Detailed Outline
DAN 163 - Jazz I
Explores a variety of contemporary jazz styles from global perspectives. Includes floor stretches, isolations, dance patterns and locomotor movements. Part I of II. May be repeated up to 4 times for credit.
Laboratory 2 hours. Total 2 hours per week.
1 credits
DAN 163 Detailed Outline
DAN 164 - Jazz II
Introduces dance through contemporary jazz movements. Includes floor stretches, isolations, dance patterns and locomotor movements. Part II of II.
Lecture 0-1 hours. Laboratory 2-4 hours. Total 2-4 hours per week.
1-2 credits
DAN 165 - Tap Dance
Teaches the basic footwork, patterns, and coinciding body movements to various rhythms. Includes development of choreographic routines.
Lecture 0-1 hours. Laboratory 2-4 hours. Total 2-4 hours per week.
1-2 credits
DAN 166 - Ballet I
Explores classical and contemporary styles of ballet. Teaches ballet as a discipline with correct alignment and ballet form. Expresses movement through traditional dance form with choreographic emphasis. Part I of II. May be repeated up to 4 times for credit.
Laboratory 2 hours. Total 2 hours per week.
1 credits
DAN 166 Detailed Outline
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
Laboratory 2 hours. Total 2 hours per week.
1 credits
DAN 167 Detailed Outline
DAN 171 - Ballroom Dance I
Presents the basic step patterns, rhythmic patterns, and positions in ballroom dance. Includes techniques based upon traditional steps with basic choreographic patterns. Part I of II.
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 (VCCS Faculty & Staff Only)
DAN 190 - Coordinated Internship
Supervises on-the-job training in selected business, industrial or service firms coordinated by the college.
Credit/practice ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
DAN 193 - Studies In
Covers new content not covered in existing courses in the discipline. Allows instructor to explore content and instructional methods to assess the course's viability as a permanent offering.
Variable hours per week.
1-5 credits
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 196 - On-Site Training
Specializes in career orientation and training program without pay in selected businesses and industry, supervised and coordinated by the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
DAN 197 - Cooperative Education
Supervises in on-the-job training for pay in approved business, industrial and service firms, coordinated by the college's cooperative education office. Is applicable to all occupational- technical curricula at the discretion of the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
DAN 198 - Seminar and Project
Requires completion of a project or research report related to the student's occupational objectives and a study of approaches to the selection and pursuit of career opportunities in the field.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
DAN 199 - Supervised Study
Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
DAN 200 - History of Modern Dance
Explores the origin and development of modern dance, with concentration on American choreographers Doris Humphrey, Isadora Duncan and Martha Graham. Studies the cultural, intellectual and physical influences on the development of different techniques and movement theories as well as modern dance companies.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits
DAN 210 - Dance Composition
Studies the fundamentals of composition, and explores movement, space, time, rhythm, energy and force, and the choreographic devices for creating finished work. Increases personal movement vocabulary and style and presents choreographic structures with an emphasis on creating solo and small group dance compositions.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
Prerequisite: DAN 167.
3 credits
DAN 210 Detailed Outline
DAN 260 - Modern Dance II
Introduces principles, movement activities and language common to a variety of modern dance styles. Covers skills including self-expression, contemporary routines, dance forms, and basic choreography. Part II of II. May be repeated up to 4 times for credit.
Laboratory 2 hours. Total 2 hours per week.
Prerequisite: DAN 160 skills assessment.
1 credits
DAN 260 Detailed Outline
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 (VCCS Faculty & Staff Only)
DAN 263 - Jazz II
Explores a variety of contemporary jazz styles from global perspectives. Includes floor stretches, isolations, dance patterns and locomotor movements. Part II of II. May be repeated up to 4 times for credit.
Laboratory 2 hours. Total 2 hours per week.
Prerequisite: DAN 163 skills assessment
1 credits
DAN 263 Detailed Outline
DAN 266 - Ballet II
Explores classical and contemporary styles of ballet. Teaches ballet as a discipline with correct alignment and ballet form. Expresses movement through traditional dance form with choreographic emphasis. Part II of II. May be repeated up to 4 times for credit.
Laboratory 2 hours. Total 2 hours per week.
Prerequisite: DAN 166 skills assessment.
1 credits
DAN 266 Detailed Outline
DAN 290 - Coordinated Internship
Supervises on-the-job training in selected business, industrial or service firms coordinated by the college.
Credit/practice ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
DAN 293 - Studies In
Covers new content not covered in existing courses in the discipline. Allows instructor to explore content and instructional methods to assess the course's viability as a permanent offering.
Variable hours per week.
1-5 credits
DAN 295 - 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 296 - On-Site Training
Specializes in career orientation and training program without pay in selected businesses and industry, supervised and coordinated by the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
DAN 297 - Cooperative Education
Supervises in on-the-job training for pay in approved business, industrial and service firms, coordinated by the college's cooperative education office. Is applicable to all occupational- technical curricula at the discretion of the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
DAN 298 - Seminar and Project
Requires completion of a project or research report related to the student's occupational objectives and a study of approaches to the selection and pursuit of career opportunities in the field.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
DAN 299 - Supervised Study
Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits