Dance Theory (DNCE)

Courses

DNCE 1132. MODERN DANCE I. 1 Hour.

Introduction to Modern dance technique and terminology with emphasis on fundamental movement patterns and dynamic alignment.

DNCE 1134. TAP DANCE. 1 Hour.

Introduction to Tap dance technique and terminology with emphasis on styles and rhythmic patterns.

DNCE 1135. BALLET I. 1 Hour.

Introduction to Ballet dance technique and terminology with emphasis on fundamental patterns and dynamic alignment.

DNCE 1136. JAZZ DANCE I. 1 Hour.

Introduction to Jazz dance technique and terminology with emphasis on fundamental movement patterns and dynamic alignment.

DNCE 1138. DANCE IMPROVISATION AND PARTNERING. 1 Hour.

Development of solo and ensemble spontaneity, vocabulary, and composition. Dance partnering skills developed through an understanding of physical principles and structural support. Course is designed for all skill levels.

DNCE 1139. DANCE PERFORMANCE. 1 Hour.

Concepts and practice in performing a variety of dance works for the concert stage. Students are required to participate in faculty-supervised dance performances throughout the semester. An audition is required to enroll. Prerequisite: Audition required; permission of instructor.

DNCE 1300. DANCE APPRECIATION. 3 Hours. (TCCN = DANC 2303)

Designed to develop an awareness and appreciation of dance in its artistic, social, and cultural contexts through an overview of the aesthetic and critical dimensions of viewing and creating various dance idioms. Offers a variety of dance experiences, including the viewing of dance in live and video formats, reading about dance, and experiencing selected dance movements from various dance genres. Explores the relationship of dance to other art forms. This course is open to all students as a fine arts elective.

DNCE 3232. MODERN DANCE II. 2 Hours.

Intermediate-level Modern dance technique with emphasis on artistry, musicality, and composition. Prerequisite: DNCE 1132 or permission of instructor.

DNCE 3235. BALLET II. 2 Hours.

Intermediate-level Ballet dance technique with emphasis on artistry, musicality, and composition. Prerequisite: DNCE 1135 or permission of instructor.

DNCE 3236. JAZZ DANCE II. 2 Hours.

Intermediate-level Jazz dance technique with emphasis on artistry, musicality, and composition. Prerequisite: DNCE 1136.

DNCE 3307. DANCE FOR CAMERA AND ALTERNATIVE SPACES. 3 Hours.

Theory and practice of creating, performing, and directing dance specifically for camera and spaces beyond the studio and concert stage. Analysis of post-modern and contemporary practices as related to dance research, education, and production. Course is designed for all skill levels.

DNCE 3308. 21st CENTURY DANCE. 3 Hours.

Survey and critical analysis of trends in contemporary dance through the process of viewing, analyzing, and writing about dance. Focus on written analysis of creative methods, production techniques, and dance as a reflection of contemporary society. Students are required to attend and review dance productions.

DNCE 3335. DANCE FOR MUSICAL THEATRE. 3 Hours.

Instruction in and application of specific musical theatre styles. May be repeated once for credit. Prerequisite: Only Theater Arts majors and minors and Dance minors may enroll in this course or with permission of instructor.

DNCE 3340. DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY FOR DANCE. 3 Hours.

Theory and practice of producing dance for the concert stage. Focus on theatrical lighting, costuming, makeup, stage management, and theatre safety as applied to dance performance.

DNCE 3342. EXPERIENTIAL ANATOMY FOR DANCE. 3 Hours.

Theory and practice of conditioning, bodywork, movement fundamentals, and injury prevention to develop strength, flexibility, coordination, and range of motion as applied to anatomical function in a dance context. Course is designed for all skill levels.

DNCE 4391. CONFERENCE COURSE. 3 Hours.

Topics assigned on an individual basis covering individual research or study in a designated area. May be repeated as the topic changes. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.