DANCE 100: Dance Appreciation
Explore dance as a vital, communicative and performing art, reflecting social values and cultural beliefs. (GA)
DANCE 222: Beginning Hip Hop Dance (1 credit)
Beginning Hip Hop dance introduces the student to Hip Hop culture through dance, free expression with the body/freestyle and choreography.
DANCE 230: Ballet (1.5 credits per semester. Maximum of 6)
An exploration of Ballet technique. (GA)
DANCE 240: Jazz Dance (1.5 credits per semester. Maximum of 6)
An exploration of jazz dance technique throughout history. (GA)
DANCE 250: Tap Dance (1.5 credits per semester. Maximum of 6)
An exploration of tap dance technique throughout history. (GA)
DANCE 261: Beginning Modern Dance I (1.5 credits)
Introduction to modern dance as an art form. (GA)
DANCE 270: Introduction to Bartenieff Fundamentals (3 credits)
Physical and theoretical approach to movement: facilitates efficiency, and expression through dynamic alignment, mobility, kinesthetic awareness; reduce physical injuries. (GHA)
DANCE 285: Contemporary Dance Performance (1-2 credits per semester. Maximum of 8)
Contemporary Dance Performance is designed to introduce the beginning performer to the choreographic and rehearsal process as preparation for performance.
DANCE 341: Intermediate Jazz I
A continuation of the course work established in DANCE 242, Beginning Jazz II.
DANCE 342: Intermediate Jazz II
A continuation of the course work established in DANCE 341, Intermediate Jazz I.
DANCE 370: Anatomy for Performers (3 credits)
To provide performers with anatomical theory and concepts applicable to the disciplines of the performing arts. (GN)
DANCE 410: Dance History (3 credits)
Survey of dance history concerning perspectives of culture, race, and gender with a focus on Nineteenth and Twentieth centuries. (US;IL)
DANCE 412: Practical Applications of Movement in the Classroom (3 credits)
This course will guide the students in movement-oriented activities and explore how these activities relate to learning academic concepts.
DANCE 472: Introduction to Laban Movement Analysis (3 credits)
Observe and analyze movement elements by exploring concepts of Body, Effort, Shape, and Space to increase personal communication and expression.
DANCE 485: Contemporary Dance Repertory (1-2 credits per semester. Maximum of 12)
An advanced dance course in the choreographic process with emphasis on original choreography in performance.
DANCE 365: Contemporary Movement Lab I (3 credits)
Contemporary Movement Lab I consists of contemporary dance technique supported by Improvisation experiences, increasing the students ability and understanding of movement connections and the creative process. Contemporary Movement Lab I is designed to expose the student dancer to the style and techniques of contemporary dance as it uses the creative process for expression and performance. The intermediate level dancer will be developed through higher level of movement requirements, floor work, and strengthening experiences with the support of improvisation as a tool.
DANCE 366: Contemporary Movement Lab II (3 credits)
Contemporary Movement Lab II is designed to further expose the student dancer to the style and techniques of contemporary dance and the use of composition and choreography for expression and performance. Regular technique classes will challenge the students while increasing their ability, strength, flexibility, and understanding of the physical bodily connections required to fully express and communicate through movement.
DANCE 466: Contemporary Movement Lab III (3 credits)
Contemporary Movement Lab III will act as a capstone class for the Dance Studies Minor, which will consist of contemporary dance technique supported by many aspects of the creative process and performance. This class will further enhance the students' exploration into the areas of composition, performance and improvisation. Regular technique classes will challenge the students while increasing their ability, strength, flexibility, and understanding of the physical bodily connections required to fully express and communicate through movement.