Dance (DAN)

DAN 121 - Dance Appreciation

Course Description

Effective: 2020-08-01

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

General Course Purpose

Increases the variety and depth of the student's interest, knowledge, and involvement in dance and related cultural activities. Acquaints the student with dance in world culture, emphasizing the relationship dance has as an art form with humans and society. Increases the student's awareness of choreographers and performers of all eras through study and observance.

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DAN 176 - Advanced Ballet

Course Description

Effective: 2020-08-01

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.
1-2 credits

General Course Purpose

This course concentrates on advanced elements of ballet technique. This course uses specific exercises to develop strength, teach proper alignment, and promote correct execution. It enables students to develop advanced techniques to utilize ballet artistically as a form of expression and storytelling.

Course Prerequisites/Corequisites

Prerequisite: DAN 166

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DAN 261 - Advanced Dance Production

Course Description

Effective: 2020-08-01

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.
1-2 credits

General Course Purpose

This course is intended for students who wish to combine their classroom learning in dance production with practical experience through participation in closely supervised projects.

Course Prerequisites/Corequisites

Prerequisite: DAN 161

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Major Topics to be Included

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