DANCE 1 — WORKSHOP IN DANCE ACTIVITY

1-2 credits.

Enroll Info: None

DANCE 2 — BALLROOM DANCE I

1 credit.

Introduction to basic movement concepts and skills involved in ballroom dancing. Covers the fundamental skills in leading and following, rhythm, and style of the Waltz, Fox Trot, Jitterbug/Swing, Tango, and Cha-Cha. Ballroom dance as a social dance form requires that participants work in pairs, which will switch throughout the semester. Other social dances may be explored. Enroll Info: None

DANCE 3 — BALLROOM DANCE II

1 credit.

An advanced beginner level class designed to improve and expand the skills introduced in DANCE 002. The following dances may be taught, or complex variations added to dances already known: Fox trot, Swing/Jitterbug, Waltz, Cha-cha, Tango, Rumba, Merengue, Polka, and other Latin dances, if time permits. Enroll Info: None

DANCE 4 — MODERN JAZZ DANCE

1 credit.

Enroll Info: None

DANCE 11 — CONTEMPORARY DANCE I

1 credit.

Emphasizes the study and practice of the Contemporary dance technique and exploration of the body as a creative and expressive instrument capable of gaining new understanding through the art of dance. Enroll Info: None

DANCE 12 — CONTEMPORARY DANCE II

1 credit.

Continuation of DANCE 11. Enroll Info: None

DANCE 21 — BALLET I

1 credit.

Emphasizes the study and practice of the fundamental principles of Ballet technique and exploration of the body as a creative and expressive instrument. Movement based utilizing experiential learning. Enroll Info: None

DANCE 22 — BALLET II

1 credit.

Continuation of DANCE 21. Beginning dance, emphasizes the study and practice of the fundamental principles of Ballet technique and exploration of the body as a creative and expressive instrument. Movement based utilizing experiential learning. Enroll Info: None

DANCE 56 — MOVEMENT IMPROVISATION

1 credit.

Introductory level exploration of movement improvisation. Enroll Info: None

DANCE 100 — UNDERSTANDING DANCE

1 credit.

Builds understanding and appreciation for the field of Dance. Delves into dance and its' many facets, integrating, theoretical, historical, and embodied learning through viewing, reading, reflecting, discussing and finally, creating. Develops students into an informed audience and encourages relevance to other disciplines. Enroll Info: None

DANCE 111 — CONTEMPORARY DANCE TECHNIQUE AND THEORY I

1-3 credits.

Level I Core course in technique. Study and practice of the fundamental principles of contemporary dance technique and theory. Exploration of the body as a creative and expressive instrument. Audition at first class meeting determines course eligibility and placement. Enroll Info: None

DANCE 112 — CONTEMPORARY DANCE TECHNIQUE AND THEORY II

1-3 credits.

Level I Core course in technique. Study and practice of the fundamental principles of contemporary dance technique and theory. Exploration of the body as a creative and expressive instrument. Audition at first class meeting determines course eligibility and placement. Enroll Info: None

DANCE 115 — HIP-HOP DANCE TECHNIQUE AND THEORY 1

1-2 credits.

Provides an introduction to foundational movement technical knowledge necessary to perform Hip-Hop dance safely with form and skill. Introduces the theory, practice, aesthetics, and historical foundations of hip-hop dance. Hip-Hop dance is an artistic manifestation of Hip-Hop culture with dances and movement activities related to histories and philosophies as well as improvisatory states of expression. Engage with the history, theory and philosophy surrounding the dance vocabulary, which directly impacts the physical intelligence of the dancer. Explore the roots of funk and Hip-Hop dance in the social fabric of African, Caribbean, and Afro-Latin cultures while examining reinventions of ragtime, swing, and rock n' roll throughout the 20th and 21st centuries in America. Enroll Info: None

DANCE 116 — WORKSHOP IN WORLD DANCE

2 credits.

Exploration in different traditional or folk dance forms from around the world. Enroll Info: None

DANCE 118 — AFRICAN DANCE

1 credit.

Technique and practice of several basic African dance forms with study of their musical, historical and cultural contexts. Enroll Info: None

DANCE/​ASIAN AM  121 — ASIAN AMERICAN MOVEMENT

3 credits.

Techniques of exercises and movement forms derived from several Asian cultures as taught in the United States. Studied in the context of the construction and expression of ethnic and cultural identity. Enroll Info: None

DANCE 125 — BALLET TECHNIQUE I

1-2 credits.

Introduction to basic skills and terminology; includes barrework, center work, petit allegro, grand allegro; focus on form, kinesthetic principles and aesthetic values. Enroll Info: None

DANCE 126 — BALLET TECHNIQUE I-B

1-2 credits.

Level I Core continued expanding terminology, further developing barre work, center work, petit allegro, grand allegro; focus on form, kinesthetic principles and aesthetic values. Enroll Info: None

DANCE 131 — SOMATIC THEORY AND PRACTICES

2 credits.

Integration of body and mind is explored through various somatic practices. Enroll Info: None

DANCE 132 — WORKSHOP IN BODY STUDIES AND PRACTICES

1 credit.

A laboratory in mind-body practice. Topics titles reflect the type of body practices or modalities covered. Each specific practice focuses on increased bodily awareness and function for the performing artist. Includes movement practices, readings, discussion, writing assignments, videos and performances/lectures. Enroll Info: None

DANCE 133 — RELAXATION TECHNIQUES FOR EMBODIMENT AND STRESS MANAGEMENT

1 credit.

Study and practice of neuro-muscular relaxation, self-regulation, focus/concentration, stress/anxiety management, and body awareness. Exploration of the body as a creative tool to facilitate ease of movement and flexible approaches to stressors. Enroll Info: None

DANCE 135 — PILATES MAT I

1 credit.

Pilates is a physical conditioning program that creates balance, improves posture, decompresses joints and creates elongated, toned muscles. The exercises focus on core strength, breath, and a flexible spine. Incorporates Level I-III Mat exercises. Explore functional anatomy and imagery-based alignment. Enroll Info: None

DANCE 136 — PILATES EQUIPMENT I

2 credits.

Focuses on learning Level I II (Lab I) exercises on the Pilates equipment, which includes the Reformer, Cadillac, Low Chair, and High Barrel. Enroll Info: None

DANCE 140 — DANCE PRODUCTION

2 credits.

Introduction to design and production for the performing arts with emphasis on dance. Covers the use of lighting, sound and other scenographic elements in theory and with practical experience. Enroll Info: None

DANCE 144 — RHYTHMIC TRAINING FOR DANCERS

2 credits.

The study of rhythmic theory to educate dancers about musical time and structure. Basic notation, aural comprehension of rhythm, and rhythm activities are emphasized. Enroll Info: None

DANCE 152 — DANCE PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP

1 credit.

Practice and experience in performing in the early stages of development. Enroll Info: None

DANCE 156 — MOVEMENT AS MATERIAL THROUGH IMPROVISATION

2 credits.

Use of improvisation to develop a personal movement vocabulary and explore compositional form. Enroll Info: None

DANCE 157 — INTRODUCTION TO MOVEMENT ANALYSIS

2 credits.

An examination of the qualitative variations in movement processes as they relate to human function and expression. Enroll Info: None

DANCE 159 — COLLABORATIVE ARTS WORKSHOP

2 credits.

Focuses on sharing ideas by creating dance and theatre through a collaborative process. Exposes a range of artistic disciplines with the focus of collaboratively developing a concert program projected through the lens of hip hop theatre. Engage in various art disciplines to develop interdisciplinary tools through a collaborative process that will strengthen and teach creative problem solving skills. Enroll Info: By audition

DANCE 162 — FIRST YEAR WORKSHOP

1 credit.

Introduction to the world of contemporary dance, and covers topics in contemporary dance performance and professionalism. Enroll Info: None

DANCE 165 — WORLD DANCE CULTURES: TRADITIONAL TO CONTEMPORARY

3 credits.

A survey providing a framework for understanding and appreciating the significance of dance in and as human culture. Includes reading assignments, lecture, video and studio practice as opportunity to physically experience material discussed. Enroll Info: None

DANCE 168 — DANCING GENDER: EMBODIMENT, POLITICS AND FEMINIST THEORY

3 credits.

Gender theories and feminist theories focus on the body as the main site where gender distinctions are understood. As the body holds a central position in the art of dance and the academic discipline of dance studies, explores gender and feminist theories through the lens of dance. Drawing on a wide array of examples and dance genres ranging from across the globe (such as Ballroom, Bollywood, Folk Dance, Ballet and more) introduces the cultural specificity of gender norms and the ways that dance has the potential to challenge heteronormativity through performance. Enroll Info: None

DANCE 200 — WRITING THE MOVING BODY

3 credits.

Examines performance texts from the 20th century to the present, and applies them through written analyses. Enroll Info: None

DANCE 205 — DANCE

1-4 credits.

Introduction to basic elements of modern, jazz and ballet dance forms; emphasis on dance in the physical education curriculum. Enroll Info: None

DANCE 211 — CONTEMPORARY DANCE TECHNIQUE AND THEORY III

1-3 credits.

Continuation of DANCE 111 and DANCE 112. Exploration of dance dynamics and quality through improvisation and the practice of set dance sequences. Enroll Info: None

DANCE 212 — CONTEMPORARY DANCE TECHNIQUE AND THEORY IV

1-3 credits.

Continuation of DANCE 211. Further development of skills. Development of dance phrases and movement vocabulary for invention. Enroll Info: None

DANCE 213 — NEW MOVEMENT TECHNIQUES

1-2 credits.

Exploration of new movement techniques in dance outside of traditional forms and methods. Enroll Info: None

DANCE/​THEATRE  218 — AFRICAN DANCE PERFORMANCE

2 credits.

Technique, practice and performance of complex African and African-based dances in relation to polyrhythmic musical and percussive accompaniment. Study of historical and cultural contexts of these forms. Development of improvisational skills in dialogue with musicians. Enroll Info: None

DANCE 225 — BALLET TECHNIQUE II

1-2 credits.

Emphasis on basic skills; barrework, center work, petit and grand allegro, adagio, and increased use of demi-pointe. Focus on form, kinesthetic principles and aesthetic values. Enroll Info: None

DANCE 226 — BALLET TECHNIQUE II-B

1-2 credits.

Level II Core continued expanding terminology, further developing barre work, center work, petit allegro, grand allegro; focus on form, kinesthetic principles and aesthetic values. Enroll Info: None

DANCE 231 — INTRODUCTION TO DANCE/MOVEMENT THERAPY

2 credits.

Orientation to the scope of dance therapy as a profession. Historical framework, theoretical rationale, and present application of dance/movement therapy. Enroll Info: None

DANCE 232 — INTRODUCTION TO DYNAMICS OF DANCE THERAPY

2 credits.

Fieldwork in community programs. Enroll Info: None

DANCE 235 — PILATES MAT II

1 credit.

Continuation of DANCE 135. Learn the intermediate to advanced level mat exercises, which continue to focus on core strength, breath and spinal flexibility while challenging upper body strength, range of motion in the hips and spine, spinal extension and inverted balance. Enroll Info: None

DANCE 236 — PILATES EQUIPMENT II

2 credits.

Covers the Intermediate to Advanced exercises (Level IV and V) on all equipment. The V exercises challenge a body's uniform development, range of motion in all actions of the spine, hips and shoulders, and require significant control and balance. These exercises are great cross-training for athletes, dancers or Pilates enthusiasts who wish to feel the advanced movement potential of their own bodies. Achieving mastery over these exercises requires more practice and commitment than the Beginner-Intermediate exercises as the body is expected to move beyond its average range of strength and flexibility. Enroll Info: None

DANCE 237 — PILATES STUDIO I

3 credits.

Experience in teaching Pilates, which includes private, semi-private, and small group sessions.Gives student-teachers class structure formats, including an understanding of the instructor to student relationship, pacing of class sessions, and the physical detail with which Pilates is taught. Enroll Info: None

DANCE 240 — DANCE PRODUCTION LABORATORY

1 credit.

Provides hands-on experience working with the technical aspects of dance program performances. Enroll Info: None

DANCE 241 — MUSIC FUNDAMENTALS FOR DANCERS

3 credits.

Study of the elements of music and their relationship to movement, a history of contemporary music and modern dance and an introduction to digital audio applications for choreography. Enroll Info: None

DANCE 255 — MOVEMENT COMPOSITION FOR THE PERFORMING AND VISUAL ARTS

2 credits.

Basic principles of solo composition explored and applied to movement in visual and performing arts. Enroll Info: None

DANCE/​THEATRE  259 — COLLABORATIVE ARTS PERFORMANCE LAB: DEVISING COLLABORATIVE PERFORMANCE THROUGH HIP HOP ARTS

1-2 credits.

Work together to create a repertory company which produces performances of short hip hop theater and other collaborative performance art works for public viewing. Experimental works are researched and developed. Involves the development of collaborative and small group pieces as well as artistic training with a focus on individual and multi-voice work, theater improvisation, dance/movement. Enroll Info: None

DANCE 265 — DANCE HISTORY I: WESTERN THEATRICAL DANCE FROM THE RENAISSANCE THROUGH THE 1920S

3 credits.

An overview of the history of Western theatrical dance from the Renaissance to early twentieth century modernism with emphasis on the development of European and American ballet and early modern dance. Enroll Info: None

DANCE 268 — POLITICAL AND CULTURAL PERSPECTIVES IN DANCE STUDIES

3 credits.

Examines the role of dance as a cultural form of expression within the political sphere. Draws on a variety of case studies ranging from popular dance TV shows, to European modern dance and from hip-hop to dancing at public protests and asks the question of what constitutes dance and what is its social and political function. Enroll Info: None

DANCE 311 — CONTEMPORARY DANCE TECHNIQUE AND THEORY V

1-3 credits.

Level III. Contemporary dance technique and theory on the intermediate level. Emphasis on movement skills employing proper body alignment. Enroll Info: None

DANCE 312 — CONTEMPORARY DANCE TECHNIQUE AND THEORY VI

1-3 credits.

Continuation of DANCE 311. Enroll Info: None

DANCE/​AFROAMER/​MUSIC  318 — CULTURAL CROSS CURRENTS: WEST AFRICAN DANCE/MUSIC IN THE AMERICAS

3 credits.

The influence of traditional West African dance/music heritage in historical, artistic, social contexts in the development of new hybrid forms of music/dance created by cross-pollination of cultures of Africans, Europeans and indigenous peoples in the New World. Enroll Info: None

DANCE/​FOLKLORE/​THEATRE  321 — JAVANESE PERFORMANCE

2 credits.

Technique and practice of classical Javanese dance in its musical, historical and cultural contexts. Enroll Info: None

DANCE 325 — BALLET TECHNIQUE III

1-2 credits.

Intermediate: barrework, center work, petit and grand allegro, adagio, demi-pointe, and more complex combinations and skills. Focus on form, kinesthetic principles, and aesthetic values. Enroll Info: None

DANCE 326 — BALLET TECHNIQUE III-B

1-2 credits.

Intermediate level continued: barrework, center work, petit and grand allegro, adagio, demi-pointe, and more complex combinations and skills. Focus on form, kinesthetic principles, and aesthetic values. Enroll Info: None

DANCE 330 — FUNCTIONAL ANATOMY FOR MOVEMENT PRACTICES

1 credit.

Provides an understanding of functional anatomy in kinetic terms. Explorex efficient musculoskeletal function as it relates to pedestrian movement and vigorous movement. Learn how to see and feel the difference between healthy movement and movement pathology. Enroll Info: None

DANCE 331 — DYNAMICS OF DANCE THERAPY

3 credits.

Movement lab integrating theory and techniques of dance therapy. Field work in community service projects. Enroll Info: None

DANCE 337 — PILATES STUDIO II

3 credits.

Cover the Pilates Level IV-V (Intermediate-Advanced) material on the equipment and continues work from DANCE 237. Enroll Info: None

DANCE/​ART  341 — SOUND DESIGN FOR THE PERFORMING AND VISUAL ARTS

3 credits.

Production of audio soundtracks to complement the work of artists. The relationship of sound and music to dance, video, film, computer art, and other interdisciplinary forms. Enroll Info: None

DANCE 345 — VIDEO DESIGN FOR THE PERFORMING AND VISUAL ARTS

3 credits.

Provides technical and aesthetic knowledge of the use of video camera and editing techniques; introduction to digital video; relationship of video to the performing and visual arts. Enroll Info: None

DANCE 355 — DANCE COMPOSITION II

2 credits.

Composition and performance of dances based on pre-classic and modern dance forms to include practical application of theater production, costuming, and stage design. Enroll Info: None

DANCE 360 — CURRENT TOPICS IN DANCE

1-3 credits.

A special topics course that addresses various areas in the field. Enroll Info: None

DANCE 365 — DANCE HISTORY II: DIRECTIONS AND ISSUES OF CONTEMPORARY DANCE

3 credits.

Surveys dance history from the 1960's to the present. Through research, video viewing, and discussions, grasp aesthetic ideas of modern dance; contextualize the major components of contemporary dance; and characterize trends and styles relative to underlying philosophies. Enroll Info: None

DANCE 372 — TEACHING OF DANCE TO ADULTS

3 credits.

Theory and practice. Student participation in the teaching of movement as a creative dance experience. Enroll Info: None

DANCE 374 — TEACHING DANCE

3 credits.

Provides methods and materials for appropriate dance instruction in the public and private sectors for an array of ages. Advocates for Dance Education in both public and private settings and emphasizes the value of Dance in enhancing the quality of life for all people. Enroll Info: None

DANCE 375 — PILATES TEACHING METHODS

1 credit.

Designed to provide an understanding of the practice of teaching and learning Pilates. Develops understanding of body mechanics as well as an appreciation of the variety of movement possibilities and compensatory patterns present in individual bodies. Consists of lecture, discussion, practice teaching and mentorship as students begin the process of teaching Pilates. Enroll Info: None

DANCE 376 — PILATES TEACHING I

3 credits.

Complete a minimum of 3 hours of teaching per week (or equivalent) working with individuals and/or group classes. Pilates Teaching I candidates teach Level I-III work. Attend periodic seminars and mentor meetings. Enroll Info: None

DANCE 399 — INDEPENDENT PROJECT

1-3 credits.

Enroll Info: None

DANCE 411 — CONTEMPORARY DANCE TECHNIQUE AND THEORY VII

1-3 credits.

Level IV. Advanced level. A wide range of movement experiences emphasizing increasing complexity of design and rhythmic structure. Enroll Info: None

DANCE 412 — CONTEMPORARY DANCE TECHNIQUE AND THEORY VIII

1-3 credits.

Continuation of DANCE 411. Enroll Info: None

DANCE/​FOLKLORE/​THEATRE  421 — JAVANESE PERFORMANCE REPERTORY

2 credits.

Introduction to Javanese theatre performance in a Javanese epic tradition. Includes use of Javanese gamelan music as accompaniment for dance drama. Enroll Info: None

DANCE 431 — DANCE THERAPY PRACTICUM

3 credits.

One semester supervised experience in psychiatric setting, i.e., special school, hospital, or community mental health center, and one semester of independent study. Enroll Info: None

DANCE/​ART  441 — ADVANCED SOUND DESIGN

3 credits.

Advanced instruction in the production of sound tracks to complement the work of artists in dance, video, film, computer art and other interdisciplinary forms. Enroll Info: None

DANCE 451 — DANCE REPERTORY THEATER

1-3 credits.

Study of choreography created by member of the faculty and guest artists, leading to public performance. Enroll Info: Must take a 100 level or higher dance technique or theory course concurrently. Must be cast in the Faculty Concert or Guest Artist work. Audition at first class meeting.

DANCE 452 — DANCE REPERTORY THEATER

1-3 credits.

Study of choreography created by member of the faculty and guest artists, leading to public performance. Enroll Info: Must take a 100 level or higher dance technique or theory course concurrently. Must be cast in the Faculty Concert or Guest Artist work. Audition at first class meeting.

DANCE 455 — DANCE COMPOSITION III

2 credits.

Principles of organization in group composition. Planning, composing and presenting of group dances. Enroll Info: None

DANCE 462 — SENIOR SEMINAR

3 credits.

Reflect on the entirety of dance coursework, develop current work in performance and dance scholarship, and prepare for future engagement with the discipline outside the university. Enroll Info: None

DANCE 463 — SENIOR PROJECT

1-2 credits.

Focuses on artistic and scholarly senior dance projects such as choreography, performance, pedagogy, research studies, papers, and articles. Enroll Info: None

DANCE 469 — INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES IN THE ARTS

1-4 credits.

Guest artists present topics appropriate to their specializations. Enroll Info: None

DANCE 476 — PILATES TEACHING II

3 credits.

Complete a minimum of 3 hours of teaching per week (or equivalent) working with individuals one on one or with group classes. Teach Pilates coursework Level I-V. Attend weekly seminars and mentor meetings. Enroll Info: None

DANCE 560 — CURRENT TOPICS IN DANCE: WORKSHOP

1-3 credits.

Enroll Info: None

DANCE 699 — INDEPENDENT PROJECT

0-3 credits.

Enroll Info: None

DANCE 999 — INDEPENDENT PROJECT

1-3 credits.

Enroll Info: None