Dance (DAN)

DAN 101  Beginning Dance     Credits: 2

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: A beginning movement course in dance techniques and styles including elements of ballet and modern dance techniques. Emphasis is on body alignment, basic movement vocabulary and creativity. The course includes beginning instruction in theory and technique. Designed for students with little or no dance experience. Variable content course. Proper attire required. May be repeated for up to 8 hours of credit. Meets General Studies Category 5, Line 2 physical activity course.

DAN 110  Tap Dance I     Credits: 2

Typically Offered: Fall.

Course Description: A beginning-level dance course in tap dance. Steps and methods of tap including dance terminology and rhythmic awareness, coordination, clarity of sound, and tap styles. Meets two days a week. Tap shoes required. Meets General Studies Category 5, Line 2 physical activity course. May be repeated for up to 8 hours of credit.

DAN 111  Jazz Dance I     Credits: 2

Typically Offered: Spring.

Course Description: A beginning-level dance course in historical, musical and contemporary jazz dance technique. Class consists of a warm-up, across the floor and center combinations. Meets two days a week. Meets General Studies Category 5, Line 2 physical activity course. May be repeated for up to 8 hours of credit. Prerequisite(s): DAN 101 or instructor approval.

DAN 112  Modern Dance I     Credits: 2

Typically Offered: Spring.

Course Description: A beginning-level dance course in contemporary modern dance technique. Class includes warm-up, center work, traveling movements and combinations, which promote stability, strength, movement of the torso, and alignment. Meet two days a week. Meets General Studies Category 5, Line 2 physical activity course. May be repeated for up to 8 hours of credit. Prerequisite(s): DAN 101 or instructor approval.

DAN 114  Ballet     Credits: 2

Typically Offered: Fall.

Course Description: A beginning-level dance course in classical ballet technique. Emphasizes discipline, coordination, musicality, strength and flexibility. Includes barre, centre, adagio, allegro and reverence. This course meets three hours per week. Proper attire including pink (women) or black (men) ballet shoes required. Meets General Studies Category 5, Line 2 physical activity course. May be repeated for up to 8 hours of credit. Prerequisite(s): DAN 101 or instructor approval.

DAN 120  Dance Performance     Credits: 1

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: Directed student dance performance opportunity in order to focus on dance as a performing art. Dancers perform in front of an audience. The number of hours per week is determined by the choreographer/director on a project-to-project basis. Requires instructor approval. Meets General Studies Category 5, Line 2 physical activity course. May be repeated for up to 4 hours of credit.

DAN 210  Tap Dance II     Credits: 2

Typically Offered: Spring.

Course Description: A continuation of Tap Dance I. Students will build on their skills in tap, method, dance terminology, rhythmic awareness, clarity of sound, coordination and tap styles. Tap shoes are required. Prerequisite(s): DAN 110 or instructor approval.

DAN 211  Jazz Dance II     Credits: 2

Typically Offered: Spring.

Course Description: An intermediate-level dance course. Emphasizes precise and consistent technique, flexibility, balance, control and retaining long combinations in a variety of jazz styles. Class includes warm-up, floor work, center, traveling, and dance combinations. This course meets two days a week. Proper attire required. Meets General Studies Category 5, Line 2 physical activity course. May be repeated for up to 8 hours of credit. Prerequisite(s): DAN 111 or instructor approval.

DAN 212  Modern Dance II     Credits: 2

Typically Offered: Fall.

Course Description: An intermediate-level dance course in contemporary modern technique. Emphasis on release techniques, rhythmic precision, and spatial principles through extended complex combinations and athleticism. This class meets two days a week. Proper attire required. Meets General Studies Category 5, Line 2 physical activity course. May be repeated for up to 8 hours of credit. Prerequisite(s): DAN 112 or instructor approval.

DAN 214  Dance History     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Spring (even-numbered years).

Course Description: Examines theatrical forms of dance in historical and cultural contexts. Major topics in dance history are examined as they pertain to the development of dance as an art form in modern society. This course meets three hours a week.

DAN 310  Dance Improvisation     Credits: 2

Typically Offered: Fall.

Course Description: Explores spontaneous choreography and movement. Studies include solo and group improvisation as well as in-studio and site-specific work. This course meets 2 days a week. Proper attire required. May be repeated for up to 8 hours of credit. Prerequisite(s): DAN 112 or DAN 212 or instructor approval.

DAN 312  Dance Choreography     Credits: 2

Typically Offered: Spring (odd-numbered years).

Course Description: Explores the choreographic prcoess. Students learn choreographic approaches and present solo and group choreographed dance projects. Meets two days a week. May be repeated for up to 4 hours of credit. Prerequisite(s): DAN 111 or DAN 211, DAN 114, DAN 112 or DAN 212 or instructor approval.