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 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 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 1232. 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 1235. BALLET II. 2 Hours.

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

DNCE 1236. JAZZ DANCE II. 2 Hours.

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

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. The class is open to all students as a fine arts elective.

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.