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105

Jazz Dance Technique I (I; R; 0, 3) Half course.

Beginning-level course on jazz as an American vernacular dance form emphasizing its roots in African and Latin cultural rhythms, as well as contemporary technique.

120

Modern Dance Technique I (I or II; R; 0, 3) Half course.

Beginning level technique emphasizing the basic principles of different modern dance styles, dynamics and alignment through floorwork, locomotor patterns, improvisation and movement combinations.

140

Ballet Technique I (I; R; 0, 3) Half course.

Beginning-level ballet course emphasizing fundamental classical ballet technique and vocabulary necessary for performance.

200

The Art of Chinese Watersleeve (I; 0, 2) Half course.

Studio training in the classical and folk dance forms of China, including Chinese traditional dance and specialized props, such as watersleeves, fans, ribbons, etc. Dance experience required.

205

Jazz Dance Technique II (AI and/or AII; R; 0, 3) Half course.

Intermediate/advanced jazz dance course emphasizing complex combinations in technique and rhythm of American vernacular, Broadway, and contemporary jazz.

207

Musical Theatre (AI or AII; 1, 2)

An experiential study of musical theatre as an art form with unique conventions and aesthetics, focusing on the performance and production elements of the Broadway stage. Some experience suggested. Crosslisted as THEA 207. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

220

Modern Dance Technique II (I and/or II; R; 0, 3) Half course.

Intermediate-level technique exploring the basic principles of different modern dance styles, alignment, dynamics, and musically through floorwork, locomotor patterns, and movement combinations. Prerequisite: DANC 120.

240

Ballet Technique II (I and/or II; R; 0, 3) Half course.

Intermediate-level ballet course emphasizing the development of technique and performance aesthetics.

250

History of Dance (I; 3, 0)

Survey of Western and non-Western dance forms both as reflective of cultural history and as an art form from ancient times to the present.

262

Dance Composition (II; 3, 2)

Introduction to the fundamental elements and underlying principles of the craft and art of dance composition emphasizing practical experience in structuring solo and group choreography.

263

World Dance and Culture (I; R; 0, 3) Half course.

Study of specific dance technique, performance theory, repertory section, and/or methodology emphasizing an experiential understanding of the specific genre.

265

Dance of Eastern Europe (II; 0, 2) Half course.

Studio-based course to introduce dances of Eastern Europe that reflect the diversity of the region.

273

American Social Dance (I; 3, 0) Half course.

No experience required. A kinesthetic American history course, this class will focus on the various popular dance forms of the 20th century common to American dance halls, television and movies, stage, and streets.

275

Dance Conditioning (I or II; 0, 3) Half course.

Introduction to principles of conditioning emphasizing strengthening, alignment, flexibility, and injury prevention through such integrative techniques as Pilates, Yoga, Floor Barre, and other body/mind systems.

319

Individual Projects (I or II; R)

Individual, special projects supervised by instructor. Prerequisites: junior or senior status and permission of the instructor.

320

Modern Dance Technique III (AI; R; 0, 3) Half course.

Advanced-level technique refining principles of different modern dance techniques, alignment, dynamics, and artistry through complex floorwork, locomotor patterns, and movement combinations. Prerequisite: DANC 220.

335

Advanced Training and Technique (AII; 0, 2)

This course is designed to supplement rigorous physical training for advanced dancers with ballet, jazz, and/or modern backgrounds. Prerequisites: DANC 205, DANC 220, or DANC 240 and permission of the instructor.

340

Ballet Technique III (AI; R; 0, 3) Half course.

Advanced-level ballet course emphasizing technical precision and expressive qualities in complex contemporary and classical ballet combinations.

355

Pointe and Variations (AII; R; 0, 2) Half course.

Advanced pointe technique emphasizing individual artistic development using classical or contemporary variations appropriate for each student's skill level and interest. Previous pointe experience required.

360

Rehearsal and Performance (I and II; R; 0, 3) Quarter course.

Quarter-course credit for substantial participation in dance production. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

Course offered occasionally

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