DANC 1500. Introduction to Dance. 3 Hours.

A general survey and appreciation of dance as an art form, an introduction to dance history and a critical evaluation of dance.

DANC 1600. Ballet I. 2 Hours.

Basic techniques and theories of classical ballet. Emphasizes body placement, awareness, strength, stretch, and terminology. May be repeated for credit.

DANC 1700. Modern Dance I. 2 Hours.

Basic modern dance techniques and theories. May be repeated for credit.

DANC 1900. Tap Dance I. 2 Hours.

Basic skills in tap dancing. May be repeated for credit.

DANC 2600. Ballet II. 3 Hours.

Prerequisite: DANC 1600 or approval of Department Head. A continuation of Ballet I (DANC 1600). May be repeated for credit.

DANC 2700. Modern Dance II. 3 Hours.

Prerequisite: DANC 1700 or approval of Department Head. A continuation of Modern I (DANC 2600). May be repeated for credit.

DANC 2800. Jazz Dance I. 2 Hours.

Basic jazz dance techniques and theories. May be repeated for credit.

DANC 2900. Tap Dance II. 2 Hours.

Prerequisite: DANC 1900. A continuation of Tap Dance I (DANC 1900). May be repeated for credit.

DANC 2910. Social Dance. 1 Hour.

Introduction to history, terms, positions and movements. Psychomotor instruction in social dance forms from the turn of the century to the present.

DANC 2920. Dance Improvisation. 1 Hour.

An introduction to dance improvisation. Movement studies will be based on modern dance techniques and theories.

DANC 3000. Dance Composition. 3 Hours.

Prerequisite: DANC 1600 or DANC 1700 or approval of Department Head. The study of the tools of dance composition, creating individual and group studies, and solving dance composition problems.

DANC 3100. Choreography. 3 Hours.

Prerequisite: DANC 3000 or approval of Department Head. An application of the fundamentals of dance composition to choreographic projects. Emphasis is also placed on exploring, analyzing, and experimenting with problems in dance performance and production.

DANC 3200. Dance Ensemble. 2 Hours.

Prerequisite: Audition by instructor. A select ensemble emphasizing group and solo performance. May be repeated for a total of 6 credit hours.

DANC 3300. Special Topics in Dance. 1-3 Hours.

The study of specific topics in dance not covered in existing courses. May be repeated for credit if different topics are studied.

DANC 3410. Dance History. 3 Hours.

Prerequisite: DANC 1500 or permission of instructor. A broad survey of dance history with emphasizes on the impact of dance on society from primitive times to the present.

DANC 3420. Music Analysis for Dancers. 2 Hours.

Prerequisite: DANC 1900 or permission of instructor. A study of rhythm, accompaniment, and music resources for dance.

DANC 3500. Teaching Dance Technique. 2 Hours.

Prerequisites: Training in intermediate dance forms, DANC 2700, DANC 2800, and DANC 2600, or approval or instructor. Methodology in teaching dance techniques and theories within the context of elementary through college dance education. The course includes instruction in and application of dance lesson planning and practice teaching in a variety of genres.

DANC 3600. Ballet III. 3 Hours.

Prerequisite: DANC 2600 or approval of Department Head. A continuation of Ballet II with emphasis on developing the refined movements of ballet techniques and theories. May be repeated for credit.

DANC 3700. Modern Dance III. 3 Hours.

Prerequisite: DANC 2700 or approval of Department Head. A continuation of Modern Dance II with emphasis on developing advanced skills in modern techniques and theories. May be repeated for credit.

DANC 3800. Jazz Dance II. 3 Hours.

Prerequisite: DANC 2800 or approval of Department Head. A continuation of Jazz Dance I. May be repeated for credit.

DANC 3910. Social Dance II. 2 Hours.

Prerequisite: DANC 2910 or instructor approval. Continuation of Social Dance, with an emphasis on developing advanced skills for the performance-oriented student.

DANC 4010. Dance Kinesiology. 3 Hours.

Prerequisites: Completion of DANC courses in Area F: DANC 1600, DANC 1700, DANC 2800, and DANC 2920. An intensive study in the field of dance science. Emphasis is placed on principles of kinesiology applied to dance movement, anatomical analysis, conditioning, and injury prevention. Special attention will be given to the application of information to technique class, rehearsal, choreography, and individual anomalies.

DANC 4020. Conditioning and Wellness for Dance. 3 Hours.

Prerequisite: DANC 4010 or permission of instructor. An in-depth study of dance science principles addressing conditioning and wellness techniques specific to dance. This course includes both physical and cognitive components.

DANC 4600. Ballet IV. 3 Hours.

Prerequisite: DANC 3600 or permission of instructor. A continuation of Ballet III, with an emphasis on developing advanced skills in ballet techniques and theories. May be repeated for credit.

DANC 4700. Modern Dance IV. 3 Hours.

Prerequisite: DANC 3700 or permission of instructor. A continuation of Modern Dance III, with an emphasis on developing advanced skills in modern dance techniques and theories. May be repeated for credit.

DANC 4800. Jazz Dance III. 3 Hours.

Prerequisite: DANC 3800 or permission of instructor. A continuation of Jazz Dance II. May be repeated for credit.

DANC 4900. Directed Study in Dance. 1-9 Hours.

Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor. Individual instruction for enrichment of advanced majors in their areas of specialization. This course may be repeated for up to 9 hours of credit.