Dance Courses

Fall 2014

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University Dance

DANC 110 - Davies

Participation in a university dance production for a minimum of 24 hours of rehearsal and performance. A journal recording the rehearsal/performance process is required. May be repeated for up to eight degree credits.

University Dance Production

DANC 111 - Evans

Participation in any production aspect of a university dance production for a minimum of 24 hours. A journal recording the production process is required. May be repeated for up to four degree credits.

Introduction to Contemporary Modern Dance

DANC 120 - Meythaler

This course combines the exploration of individual and ensemble artistic expression in contemporary modern dance with the study of the history of modern dance. The course culminates in a performance presentation.

Dance Composition

DANC 220 - Davies

A studio course exploring the craft and art of creating dance performances in a variety of styles and contexts. Images, text, music, improvisation and the elements of time, space and energy are examined as sources for dance material leading to group choreography. This course focuses on creating a finished performance piece for presentation.

Intermediate Contemporary Modern Dance Technique

DANC 225 - Davies

A studio course devoted to refining effort/shape values and pursuing performance quality phrasing and style in "Horton" modern dance technique. Students investigate self-directed reverse combinations, deconstruct movement phrases into sequential elements, and learn methods for written and oral analysis of dance. Students practice listening to the body by connecting movement phrases with kinesthetic experiences. May be repeated for up to six credits.

Ballet Technique

DANC 292 - Meythaler

This studio course is devoted to the practice of classical ballet technique and to the exploration of classical and contemporary ballet in performance. The course culminates in a performance presentation. This course may be repeated for degree credit for up to six degree credits.

Directed Individual Study

DANC 403 - Davies

Students enrich their academic experience by undertaking a performance project. Students must demonstrate ability to work with little supervision and must develop a written proposal defining the issue to be addresses, an outline of the proposed methodology, and a statement of the intended outcome with a schedule for completion. The project must include written, historical, and practical components, and permission must be secured in advance of registration.


Spring 2014

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Special Topics

DANC 390 - Davies

An advanced studio course for experienced dancers exploring various choreographic styles and methods and the intersections between technique, aesthetics and creative collaboration. This course permits the student to follow a program of specialized applied research in order to widen the scope of experience and to build upon concepts covered in other courses. The course culminates in a performance piece for presentation. May be repeated for degree credit if the topics are different.

Spring 2014 Topic:

DANC 390: Arts Management (4). Open to all classes and majors with instructor consent. This course is a synthesis of a supervised arts practicum with the history, theory and practices of facility and company management This class offers significant participation in and responsibility for managing a large arts event while working directly with a non-profit arts organization. Studies include the innovative challenges and solutions facing arts administrators, practical experience engaging in arts leadership, financial practices, creating organizational structures, production coordination, house and backstage management, strategic planning, marketing. public relations and volunteerism. No performing experience is necessary. (HA) Davies. Spring 2014


Winter 2014

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University Dance

DANC 110 - Davies

Participation in a university dance production for a minimum of 24 hours of rehearsal and performance. A journal recording the rehearsal/performance process is required. May be repeated for up to eight degree credits.

University Dance Production

DANC 111 - Evans / Davies

Participation in any production aspect of a university dance production for a minimum of 24 hours. A journal recording the production process is required. May be repeated for up to four degree credits.

Introduction to Contemporary Modern Dance

DANC 120 - Crum (Multiple Sections)

This course combines the exploration of individual and ensemble artistic expression in contemporary modern dance with the study of the history of modern dance. The course culminates in a performance presentation.

Intermediate Contemporary Modern Dance Technique

DANC 225 - Davies

A studio course devoted to refining effort/shape values and pursuing performance quality phrasing and style in "Horton" modern dance technique. Students investigate self-directed reverse combinations, deconstruct movement phrases into sequential elements, and learn methods for written and oral analysis of dance. Students practice listening to the body by connecting movement phrases with kinesthetic experiences. May be repeated for up to six credits.

Directed Individual Study

DANC 403 - Davies

Students enrich their academic experience by undertaking a performance project. Students must demonstrate ability to work with little supervision and must develop a written proposal defining the issue to be addresses, an outline of the proposed methodology, and a statement of the intended outcome with a schedule for completion. The project must include written, historical, and practical components, and permission must be secured in advance of registration.