University of Vermont

UVM Course Directory

Term: Fall 2017

Subject: Dance

DNCE 011 - Contemporary Dance I

Introduction to applied practice in contemporary dance. Open to students with no previous dance training. Emphasis on fundamentals of contemporary dance technique and movement mechanics. Includes basic composition and experiential anatomy. Reading, writing, and attending live performances required.

DNCE 012 - Contemporary Dance II

Beginning/intermediate level applied practice in contemporary dance. Training in dance technique, including an investigation of historical contributions to modern/contemporary dance technique and choreography. Reading, writing, and attending live performances required. Prerequisite: DNCE 011 or Instructor permission.

DNCE 021 - Ballet I

Introduction to applied practice in ballet. Open to students with no previous dance experience. Training in classical exercises and vocabulary, with focus on placement, alignment, coordination, basic anatomy, and movement quality. Reading, writing, and attending live performances required.

DNCE 022 - Ballet II

Beginning/intermediate level applied practice in ballet. Emphasis on expansion of ballet vocabulary, mastery of barre and center floor exercises, and ballet technique for contemporary dance. Reading, writing, and attending live performances required. Prerequisite: DNCE 021 or Instructor permission.

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.

DNCE 033 - D2: Brazilian Dance

Exposure to Brazilian culture through embodied dance practice, informed by studies of music, race, ethnicity, and socioeconomic diversity in Brazil. Focus on Brazil's most popular and traditional dances. Reading, writing, and attending live performances required.

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.

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.

DNCE 111 - Contemporary Dance III

Intermediate level applied practice in contemporary dance. Emphasis on technical training; also includes movement and compositional exploration of somatic work. Reading, writing, and attending live performances required. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: DNCE 012 or Instructor permission.

DNCE 155 - D2: Sex, Gender & Social Dance

A study of social dances from around the world with emphasis on how they reflect, shape, support and challenge cultural concepts of sex and gender. Reading, writing, basic dancing, and live events required. Prerequisite: DNCE 005 or DNCE 050 or DNCE 150.

DNCE 160 - Dance Composition

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.

DNCE 175 - Dance Repertory

Participation in the learning and rehearsal of dance choreography. May or may not be performed for the public. Pre/co-requisite: Audition or Instructor permission.

DNCE 177 - Site Performance Practicum

Participation in faculty-supervised site-based performances. Emphasis on creative research that leads to performance. Includes focus on performance development/rehearsal, music accompaniment/composition, and/or technical/design preparation leading to a fully realized public performance. Prerequisite: Audition or Instructor permission.

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.

DNCE 197 - Independent Study

A course which is tailored to fit the interests of a specific student, which occurs outside the traditional classroom/laboratory setting under the supervision of a faculty member, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion. Prerequisite: Department permission.

DNCE 260 - Choreography Workshop

Employing a variety of choreographic methodologies, students work toward developing their unique artistry in dance creation and performance through faculty-supervised projects. Special emphasis on creative collaboration with other artists and performance organization/marketing. Reading, writing, and attending live performances required. Prerequisites: DNCE 060, DNCE 160.

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.