0010. Movement Sources and Concepts (3 s.h.) F

Experiences are designed to help dance majors identify the technical demands of dance in relation to themselves and to evaluate strategies and implement approaches to their long range development as dancers.

0011. Movement as a Medium (2 s.h.) 99-00

This course, for dance majors, explores physical experience as the source of dance. Through technical and improvisational activities, the student acknowledges, expands, and forms an expressive range of bodily responses. Activities foster the development of personally meaningful relationships to the creative process.

0020. Modern Dance I (2 s.h.) F S

An introduction to the concepts and disciplines of modern dance. Basic movement experiences to promote understanding and cultivation of the body as an instrument for dance.

0030. Classical Ballet I (2 s.h.) F S

Introduction to the discipline of classical ballet. Skill in the basic vocabulary.

0040. Jazz Dance I (2 s.h.) F S

Introductory movement experiences. Jazz dance vocabularies and sensitivities used in contemporary dance and theater.

0058. Hatha Yoga I (2 s.h.) F S

To improve and maintain the health of the entire body through the performance of asanas (exercises).

0070. Dance Improvisation (2 s.h.) S

Experiences in the spontaneous use of movement structures derived from movement concepts, games, imagery, and media sources. Designed to help students discover and develop their own movement potential.

0072. Dance Composition I (2 s.h.) F

Analysis and study of the fundamentals of choreography. Preparation and performance of solo studies based on elementary choreographic problems. Preparation for creating actual dances.

Note: Required of sophomore dance majors.

0073. Dance Composition II (2 s.h.) S

Problems in dramatic presentation and abstract design. Experimentation with various kinds of musical settings, voice, and spoken work.

Note: Required of sophomore dance majors.

0074. Dance Composition III (2 s.h.) F

Various approaches to group composition. Each student has the opportunity to choose, structure, and direct movement materials for small groups of dancers.

Note: Required of junior dance majors.

0080. Rhythmic Analysis (3 s.h.) F

Temporal and rhythmic organizations of movement and dance analyzed for the purpose of enhancing clarity in performance, choreography, and teaching. Elementary musical notation, scoring, and accompaniment skills developed.

0085. Children's Dance (2 s.h.) F S

Dance experiences and materials appropriate for use with children. Designed for prospective teachers, recreation leaders, and parents interested in the creative and developmental use of movement.

C110. Dance as Art (3 s.h.) F S Core: AR

The course is designed to provide the basis for understanding, appreciating, and participating in dance as art in culture and individual life. Concepts, intuitions, and communication in dance will be cultivated through lectures, films, live performances, and studio experiences.

C112. Pathways in American Dance (3 s.h.) F S Core: AR

This course provides participants with concentrated beginning level studio experiences in urban popular dance forms, jazz, and modern dance, each presented in a five-week unit. Through active participation, students will dance, observe videos, and read articles to gain insight into these three approaches to dancing. Learning the movement vocabularies, values, aesthetics, and techniques of these different traditions will move students into a physical and conceptual understanding of the kinetic and cultural sources that inform dance as a contemporary performance art.

C115. Dance in Human Society (3 s.h.) F S Core: IS

This course offers students an opportunity to explore the world of dance. Through video observation, readings, and dancing, students will be exposed to many faces of dance as an expression of cultural values. Dance as art, religion, social custom, and political action will be examined as evidenced in many human societies. Examples will be primarily drawn from North America, West Africa, Brazil, Japan, India, Bali, and the Cook Islands. Students will be introduced to the field of dance anthropology and have the opportunity for on-site observation of dance events.

0174. Freshman Repertory (2 s.h.) F

This course for entering dance majors is designed to provide a structured rehearsal experience that culminates in performance in the fall student dance concert.

R280. Dance, Movement, and Pluralism (3 s.h.) S Core: RS

This course will focus on movement as a language of expression that conveys culturally learned values. From pedestrian behaviors to social dance to artistic traditions, movement will be explored as a carrier of cultural and aesthetic meaning. The works of contemporary dance artists will be examined within their socio-cultural and historical contexts. Issues of race and racism will be addressed in relationship to the content, context, and appreciation of the specific works viewed. Students will participate in movement improvisations and theater games.

Note: No prior dance experience is required.

0285. Program and Method in Dance Education (3 s.h.) S

This course provides an opportunity to investigate effective teaching methodologies for a variety of populations. Students will have practical experience in identifying objectives, designing classroom activities, organizing, administrating, and evaluating dance experiences. Students observe, plan, and teach lessons in dance.

0286. Field Experience in Dance (1 - 8 s.h.) F S

Opportunity for experience in teaching dance.

Note: For dance majors only.

0287. Field Experience in Dance Performance (1 - 8 s.h.) F S

Individual projects in areas such as performance and production.

Note: For dance majors only.

0288. Field Experience in Student Concerts (1 - 4 s.h.) F S

Individual projects in areas such as student concerts and production.

Note: For dance majors only.

0290. Independent Study in Dance (1 - 4 s.h.) F S

Individual projects in areas such as choreography, production, and history.

Note: For dance majors only.

W300. Creative Process in Dance (3 s.h.) F Core: WI

Motives and values in creating dance. Formulation and development of individual aesthetics and modes of implementation.

Note: For dance majors only.

0306. Somatic Theater (3 s.h.) S

An interdisciplinary studio course in contemporary theater and movement techniques exploring the interface of dance, drama, and spectacle. Includes: interpreting stories, scripts, poetry, and personal journals through drama and movement; and techniques of improvisation and composition.

0310. Dance in Cultural Perspective (3 s.h.) F

Dance in relation to life, thought, and culture. Historical and cultural forces affecting the function and development of dance as art and ritual, social activity, spectacle, and entertainment.

0315. Forces and Figures in 20th Century Dance (3 s.h.) S

Contemporary dance history: its impulses and forces explored through concerts, films, theories, techniques, readings, and discussions.

0322. Modern Dance II (2 s.h.) F S

Development of basic movement skills and concepts as a means toward sensitive performance.

0323. Modern Dance III (2 s.h.) F S

Extension of range and control with increasing demand for sensitive performance for more complex dance sequences.

0324. Modern Dance IV (2 s.h.) F S

Increased technical accuracy, sensitivity, and versatility of performance in a wide range of design, dynamic, and rhythmic qualities.

0325. Modern Dance V (2 s.h.) F S

Aims at a high degree of control and the concepts, skills, and sensitivities of dance performance that allow the dancer to gain a perspective on, and meet the demands of, varying professional situations.

0330. Labanotation (3 s.h.) S

Introduction to structural analysis and notation of movement. Basics of the system are taught through movement practice in reading and writing notation. Class dictation, reading problems, individual studies, elements of style recognition, and study of the relationship of body pulse to music.

0332. Classical Ballet II (2 s.h.) F S

Further skills in basic classical ballet vocabulary and preparation for professional study at the intermediate level.

0333. Classical Ballet III (2 s.h.) F S

Increased vocabulary and skills for increasing demands of more complex combinations and sequences.

0334. Classical Ballet IV (2 s.h.) F S

Movement experience to develop confidence and skill for an authoritative and sensitive performance. The full range of classical ballet vocabulary.

0335. Introduction to Laban Movement Analysis (3 s.h.) F

Provides an introduction to the theoretical framework of Laban Movement Analysis as a system of movement description. Investigates application in the fields of dance, education, anthropology, and non-verbal communications research.

0340. Dance Production (1 - 2 s.h.)

This course provides dance majors with an introduction to the technical aspects of dance production. Students will gain practical experience in the theater, learning about the equipment and tasks necessary for effective dance production.

0342. Jazz Dance II (2 s.h.) F S

Prerequisite: Dance 0040.

A more sophisticated approach to jazz dance vocabularies. Increasingly sensitive expression in contemporary dance and theater.

0343. Jazz Dance III (2 s.h.) F S

Prerequisite: Dance 0342.

A complete integration to the approach to jazz dance vocabularies and sensitivities as used in contemporary dance and theater.

0350. Lighting Design for Dance (3 s.h.) S

Prerequisite: Dance composition or theater production experience desirable.

Concepts and techniques through lecture-demonstrations. The impact of light: a supportive medium and a source for dance composition: problems and projects.

0355. International Dance Forms (2 s.h.) F

Offers an introduction to several tradition-specific dance forms, including selections for Classical Indian, Renaissance and Baroque European, Chinese, and a variety of African forms.

0360. Music for Dancers (3 s.h.) S

Music selection for contemporary dance; studio work to integrate music and dance.

0365. Dance Science and Somatics (3 s.h.) S

Somatic exploration and conceptual comparison of three systems of movement awareness and transformation/rehabilitation: ideokinetic facilitation (Sweigard), body mobilization in space (Bartenieff), and traditional sports/dance medicine. Six themes are interwoven through the course: physiological bases of dance training; conditioning to address individual needs in dance training; dance injuries—their causes, pathology, care rehabilitation, and prevention; dancers and wellness; application of motor learning and control to dance pedagogy; and mental imagery to enhance performance.

0366. 0371. Improvisation (2 s.h.) S

Weight, speed, momentum, and inertia explored through exercises in tumbling, climbing, leaning, and carrying. These techniques provide the basis for improvised duets.

0374. Dance Repertory (2 s.h.) F

Provides insight to the choreographic process of a master choreographer through learning and performing a major work.

0375. Contact Improvisation (2 s.h.) F

Experiences in improvisational duet dancing involving weight sharing, touch, lifting, carrying, and active use of momentum. Activities develop sensitivity to partnering and spontaneous creativity.

0376. Senior Choreographic Project (3 s.h.) F S

Prerequisite: Dance majors with senior standing.

Production of a major creative dance work.

Note: Successful completion is prerequisite to graduation.

0397. Senior Seminar (3 s.h.) F S

Prerequisite: Dance majors with senior standing.

Examination and clarification of professional goals, values, and actions consistent with personal competencies. Dance in the larger society. A broad spectrum of resources and issues.