Term: Spring 2022

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 015 - Yoga for Dancers

Designed for dancers, introduces the language, philosophy, history, and concepts of Yoga. Emphasis on asanas (poses) for increased flexibility, improved health, relaxation, and reduced stress in daily living. Appropriate for all levels of fitness.

DNCE 016 - Pilates

Kinesthetic and intellectual introduction to the physical conditioning techniques of Joseph Pilates. Matwork exercises to develop strength, flexibility, stamina, coordination and mind/body awareness. Appropriate for all levels of fitness.

DNCE 021 - Ballet: Foundations

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 025 - Hip Hop: Foundations

Introduction to applied practice in Hip Hop dance. Open to students with no previous dance training. Emphasis on technique and movement; includes overview of the origins and history of Hip Hop. Reading, writing, and attending live performances required.

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 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 062 - Environment & Performance

Explores the relationship between the human body and environment through movement practice, reading, writing, viewing, and discourse. Focuses on intersections between geography, history, identity, and performance. Students examine and build relationships between the moving body and space, time, nature, and context.

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 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 194 - Teaching Assistantship

Undergraduate student service as a teaching assistant, usually in an introductory-level course in the discipline, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

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.

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 212 - Contemporary Dance VI

Advanced level contemporary dance technique. Focus on skills development, anatomical awareness, and performance training. Prerequisite: DNCE 211 or Instructor permission.

DNCE 265 - Advanced Improvisation

For experienced movers and improvisers. Continued investigation of movement's relationship to text, space, music, sound, contact, and solo/group dynamics. Special emphasis on compositional tools embedded in the creation of improvisational structures/scores. Reading, writing, and attending live performance or movement labs. Prerequisites: DNCE 060; DNCE 160 or DNCE 165 recommended.

DNCE 280 - Advanced Studies in Dance

A senior-level capstone course for dance majors, involving independent creative work/research in close consultation with a faculty sponsor on a specific and advanced project. Prerequisites: Nine hours of 100-level DNCE courses; Senior standing; departmental permission.