Dance Courses

Winter 2020

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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

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.

Musical-Theater Dance Technique

DANC 230 - Deck, Liza E. / Davies, Jenefer M.

A studio exploration of choreography in musical theater from the 1940s to the present. Composition, theme, and form are discussed in concert with practical work in restaging historically significant musical dance numbers. Of particular interest are the choreographers' styles and the many dance techniques prevalent in musical theater. These issues are experienced through dance practica as original choreography is taught. May be repeated for up to six degree credits.

Contemporary Modern Dance History

DANC 240 - Davies, Jenefer M.

This course is a study of the manifestations of American modern dance from the beginning of the 20th century to the present. Students explore the relationship between dance and developments in U.S. culture and study the innovators of the art form and their techniques, writings, and art works through readings, video and lectures.

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 2019

See complete information about these courses in the course offerings database. For more information about a specific course, including course type, schedule and location, click on its title.

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

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.

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.

Movement for Actors

DANC 233 - Davies, Jenefer M.

This course exams an array of methods that provide a vocabulary for thinking about, acting upon, and talking about movement and gesture and the physical integration of voice, breath, speech, and movement. We explore Alexander Technique and create an awareness of physical habits of 'misuse' and transform them by focusing on breathing and vocal work. Students examine viewpoints as a method for vocabulary to discuss work and as a tool for creating it. Laban Movement Analysis looks at these same concepts as a language for interpreting and documenting human movement. Class meetings include lecture, studio work, and individual projects, and the course culminates in individual performance works that explore the synthesis of muscle coordination, sensory perception, and knowledge.

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.

Ballet Technique

DANC 292 - Meythaler, Sandra P.

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, 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 2019

We do not offer any courses this term.