Dance Courses

Winter 2019

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University Dance

DANC 110 - Davies, Jenefer M.

Participation in a university dance production for a minimum of 40 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, Shawn Paul (Shawn Paul)

Participation in any production aspect of a university dance production for a minimum of 40 hours. A journal recording the production process is required. May be repeated for up to four degree credits.

World Dance Technique

DANC 215 - Meythaler, Sandra P. / Davies, Jenefer M.

This dance class reflects the world dance form that is the specialty of the dance artist-in-residence. The basic dance techniques of that specific form are taught and movement is tied to the historical narrative of the country.

Dance Composition

DANC 220 - Davies, Jenefer M.

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, Jenefer M.

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 eight credits.

Directed Individual Study

DANC 403 - Davies, Jenefer M.

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.

Fall 2018

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University Dance

DANC 110 - Deck, Liza E. / Davies, Jenefer M.

Participation in a university dance production for a minimum of 40 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, Shawn Paul (Shawn Paul)

Participation in any production aspect of a university dance production for a minimum of 40 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 - Deck, Liza E. / Davies, Jenefer M.

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.

Aerial Dance Techniques

DANC 250 - Davies, Jenefer M.

This course examines a unique array of techniques from across the aerial arts and a diversity of experimental approaches to movement in the air. The history of the form as well as lineage of style and current techniques are expressed through lecture, studio work, required readings and videos, masterclasses, performances, and written responses. Course fee required.

Directed Individual Study

DANC 403 - Davies, Jenefer M.

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 2018

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Dance Europe

DANC 202 - Davies, Jenefer M.

Contemporary modern dance is an art form that explores questions about the body, identity, and globalization. Choreographers experiment with their craft by examining the way in which we relate to the world around us. The globalization of dance leads to cultural interchange and critical thinking about our place in a larger society and includes an exchange of styles and ideas and a cultural reflection on how and why dance is made. Globalism creates a rich artistic atmosphere and contributes to a wide variety of styles. Students travel to the four centers of contemporary modern dance in Europe: Paris, London, Amsterdam, Brussels. We explore contemporary aesthetics of particular regions, how culture influences movement choices, and the new ways in which European audiences are adapting to new forms of expression.