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300 Dance Improvisation I - This course is concerned with the development of the ability to create spontaneously through words, sketches, and sounds. The goal for the student will be the use of improvisation as a tool for developing sensitivity and a means of discovering the body’s natural movement style, as a prelude to Dance Composition. Prerequisites: Modern Dance I, Modern Dance II, Jazz I, Jazz II.
One credit Farmer Fall & Spring Semesters

301 Dance Repertory - Emphasis is on learning new techniques from guest artists through combined movement phrases and by learning dances and/or sections of dances. Prerequisite: permission of chairperson.
Two credits Iannacone/Guest Spring Semester

305 Dance Composition I - An introductory course in the rhythmic structure of dance, including problems in line, design, dynamics, theme, and group choreography. Prerequisite: Dance Improvisation.
Three credits Iannacone Fall & Spring semesters

310 Creative Dance for Children - An introduction to creative dance for children. Teaching methods will focus on grades K-6. Prerequisite: two credits in dance technique; none for students in teacher education.
Two credits Flinn Fall Semester

315 Teaching of Dance - Methods, principles, and techniques in the teaching of dance, climaxed by a mini-assignment in the public schools, K-12. Open to majors and minors only.
Two credits Flinn Spring Semester Odd Years

316 Dance History Survey - A survey of the development of humankind through dance from primitive times to the twentieth century, with special focus on ballet and dance in America. Three credits DeBruyn Fall Semester Even Years
320 20th Century Dance History and Criticism - Perspectives on dance in the 20th century including its relation to society, the other arts, criticism, and its future directions. Focus will be on ballet, modern, post-modern, and social dance trends. Prerequisite: Dance History Survey or permission of the instructor.
Four credits Graham Fall Semester Odd Years

320 20th Century Dance History and Criticism-Perspectives on dance in the 20th century including its relation to society, the other arts, criticism and its future directions. Focus will be on ballet, modern, post-modern, and social dance trends. Prerequisite: Dance History Survey or permission of the instructor. Four credits Farmer Fall Semester

330 Accompaniment for Dance - An introduction to musical accompaniment for dance including music theory, sound production techniques, and experience in accompanying dance classes. Prerequisite: Eurhythmics.
Two credits Wolfe/Rodriguez Spring Semester Odd Years

350 Sacred Dance - An introduction to dance as a means of Christian expression. Historical and scriptural backgrounds will be studied as well as contemporary dance in the church. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.
One credit DeBruyn Spring Semester Even Years

360 Dance Therapy - An introductory course in dance therapy exploring methods, concepts, and techniques used by therapists today.
Three credits Guest Fall Semester Even Years

370 Laban Movement Analysis - The basic language of effort/shape will be presented as the means to record and interpret movement quality. Students will explore and gain an understanding of concepts through observation and participation, thereby expanding their intellectual and kinetic understanding of movement. Prerequisite: majors and minors by permission.
Two credits Guest Spring Semester Even Years

372 Labanotation - The elementary principles of dance notation will be taught through their immediate application to dance repertory. Fundamentals of the system will be covered: stepping, arm and leg gestures, jumping, turning, circling, floor plans, and repeat signs. Prerequisites: Laban Movement Analysis; majors only and minors with permission.
Two credits Guest May Term Even Years

 

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