University of Vermont

UVM Course Directory

Term: Spring 2018

Subject: Dance

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.

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 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.

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 096 - Introductory Special Topics

Introductory courses or seminars on topics beyond the scope of existing departmental offerings. See Schedule of Courses for specific titles.

DNCE 112 - Contemporary Dance IV

Intermediate/advanced level applied practice in contemporary dance. Strong emphasis on technical training, including the study of current developments in the field of contemporary dance. Reading, writing, and attending live performances required. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: DNCE 111 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 176 - Dance Performance Practicum

Participation in faculty-supervised dance performances; includes focus on dance rehearsal, music accompaniment/ composition, and/or technical/design preparation leading to fully realized public performances. Prerequisites: Audition or Instructor permission.

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 296 - Advanced Special Topics

Advanced courses or seminars on topics beyond the scope of existing departmental offerings. See Schedule of Courses for specific titles.