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2012-2013 Catalogue

Courses in Dance (DNCE)

DNCE 005 - D2:Intro to World Dance Cult
Survey of global dance traditions, including a variety of dance forms from Africa, South America, the Caribbean, South and East Asia, and the Middle East.
Credits: 3.00
DNCE 011 - Modern Dance I
Introduction to the movement techniques of modern dance, with emphasis on fundamental movement mechanics, as well as aesthetic and expressive qualities.
Credits: 3.00
DNCE 012 - Modern Dance II
Beginning/Intermediate level. Continued development of technical skills in modern dance, including rhythmic perception and spatial awareness, with emphasis on expressive qualities that lead to performance.
Credits: 3.00
DNCE 031 - D2: African Forms
A detailed study of the practice, history, and cultural significance of African and/or African-derived dance forms. Major emphasis on physical training.
Credits: 3.00
DNCE 050 - Dance History & Legends
A survey of dance history in Western civilization from the Renaissance to the present. Emphasis on the dance idioms of ballet and modern dance.
Credits: 3.00
DNCE 060 - Movement & Improvisation
Guided exploration in dance elements for the creative development of personal movement vocabulary, spontaneous group interaction, as well as overall individual and environmental awareness.
Credits: 3.00
DNCE 095 - Introductory Special Topics
Introductory courses or seminars on topics beyond the scope of existing departmental offerings. See Schedule of Courses for specific titles.
Credits: 1.00 to 18.00
DNCE 096 - Introductory Special Topics
Introductory courses or seminars on topics beyond the scope of existing departmental offerings. See Schedule of Courses for specific titles.
Credits: 1.00 to 18.00
DNCE 111 - Modern Dance III
Intermediate/Advanced level. Intensive work in body awareness, increased movement capabilities, sequencing and performance training. Pre/co-requisite: DNCE 012 or Instructor permission.
Credits: 3.00
DNCE 112 - Modern Dance IV
Advanced level. Intensive work in conditioning, body awareness, increased movement capabilities, sequencing and performance training. Pre/co-requisite: DNCE 111 or Instructor permission.
Credits: 3.00
DNCE 150 - D1:Jazz in American Dance
An in-depth study of the influence of African-derived dance forms on American social/vernacular dance, as well as American Theatre Jazz, Modern Dance, and Ballet. Pre/co-requisites: DNCE 050 or Instructor permission.
Credits: 3.00
DNCE 160 - Choreography
A study of time, space, force, and design as they relate to dance composition. Focus on developing original movement in the creation of choreographic studies/projects. Pre/co-requisite: DNCE 060 or Instructor permission.
Credits: 3.00
DNCE 175 - Dance Repertory
Participation in the preparation, rehearsal and performance of dance choreography. Admission by audition. Pre/co-requisite: Audition.
Credits: 1.00
DNCE 195 - Intermediate Special Topics
Intermediate courses or seminars on topics beyond the scope of existing departmental offerings. See Schedule of Courses for specific titles.
Credits: 1.00 to 18.00
DNCE 196 - Intermediate Special Topics
Intermediate courses or seminars on topics beyond the scope of existing departmental offerings. See Schedule of Courses for specific titles.
Credits: 1.00 to 18.00
DNCE 197 - Readings & Research
Supervised independent study in dance. Inter-disciplinary topics are encouraged. Prerequisite: Department permission.
Credits: 1.00 to 6.00
DNCE 198 - Readings & Research
Supervised independent study in dance. Inter-disciplinary topics are encouraged. Prerequisite: Department permission.
Credits: 1.00 to 6.00
DNCE 295 - Advanced Special Topics
Advanced courses or seminars on topics beyond the scope of existing departmental offerings. See Schedule of Courses for specific titles.
Credits: 1.00 to 18.00
DNCE 296 - Advanced Special Topics
Advanced courses or seminars on topics beyond the scope of existing departmental offerings. See Schedule of Courses for specific titles.
Credits: 1.00 to 18.00
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