131-141 CONTEMPORARY DANCE TECHNIQUE I GA 2 cr
A study of basic dance movement through exploration, analysis and
identification of the principles of Contemporary Dance as an art form. A
participation course, utilizing problem-solving and creativity in movement.
Offered each semester*. Repeatable.
131-144 JAZZ DANCE GA 2 cr
This course includes a brief evolution and history of jazz dance. Integrated
with dance techniques are different styles of jazz dance as practiced today.
131-145 BALLET I GA 2 cr
The Beginning Ballet course will provide instruction in the basis movements upon
which all movements in ballet are built. Posture and alignment are stressed as well
as foot articulation and proper use of turn-out. The class incorporates barre work,
center combinations and large movements across the floor. Students will also be
taught the French terminology for movements learned. Offered each semester*.
Repeatable two times for a maximum of 4 credits in degree.
131-200 PRACTICUM - DANCE PERFORMANCE 1 cr
A course designed to allow students who are interested in dance as an art form to participate
as performers-choreographers in a contemporary dance concert. A student is expected
to spend a minimum of 100 hours per credit in rehearsing and performing at times specified
by the instructor. Repeatable. Offered every fall, students continue in spring.
Prereq: Audition and consent of instructor.
131-243 IMPROVISATION/SOUND GA 2 cr
The creation of dance movement through the exploration and experimentation of a variety
of stimuli as sources for movement experiences. Offered Spring >98, Fall >99*, Spring 2001,
131-244 CONTEMPORARY DANCE TECHNIQUES II 2 cr
Further study of dance techniques on the intermediate level. Repeatable three times
for a maximum of 6 credits in degree..Offered each spring*.
Prereq: 131-141 or cons instr.
131-246 BALLET II 2 cr
Continuation of basic concepts learned in Ballet I with emphasis on more complex
skills and combinations. Repeatable for a maximum of 4 credits in degree. Offered
Prereq: It is highly recommended that students have two semesters of Ballet I
before attempting Ballet II, or cons instr. May be repeated.
131-320 COMPOSITION I (Solo) 3 cr
Composition I (Solo) is a course which presents basic material on the craft of
creating solo dances. Students will be given structural problems to solve by
creating original movement. The use of musical accompaniment and props in
choreography will be explored. Videotapes and films of professional choreography
will be viewed for discussion and students will be introduced to the use of
costumes, lighting, and sets for dance. Offered Spring '97, Fall '98, Spring 2000
131-330 PERFORMANCE ART 2 cr
Performance Art is an avant-garde form of live art performance. In this course
students will learn about the historical predecessors of Performance Art, be exposed
to contemporary work through reviews, articles and videotapes, and create their own
solo and group work to culminate in a public performance. Repeatable.
Offered Fall >97, >99, 2001, 2003.
131-345 CREATIVE DANCE FOR CHILDREN 2 cr
Exploring and improvising dance experience on the child's level with emphasis on an
increasing ability to use movement creatively. Offered occasionally.
Prereq: 131-243 or consent of instructor.
131-346 BALLET III 2 cr
A participation course designed for the advanced level ballet student. Complex
combinations and techniques such as multiple turns and beats as well as anatomical
considerations will be studied. Repeatable for a maximum of 4 credits in degree.
Offered each fall*.
Prereq: At least two semesters of Ballet II or consent of instructor.
131-348 CONTEMPORARY DANCE TECHNIQUES III 2 cr
Learning the kinesthetic way of moving the body and performing more complex
technique and style in longer movement phrases appropriate for advanced level
technique. Repeatable three times for a maximum of 6 credits in degree. Offered each
Prereq: 131-244 or cons instr.
131-420 DANCE COMPOSITION II (GROUP) 3 cr
A continuation of the elements of choreography concentrating on form with more
complex approaches and depth of movement themes for duet, trio and group. Offered
Fall '97, Spring '99, Fall 2000, Spring 2002.
131-496 SPECIAL STUDIES 1-3 cr
A course which is not regularly included in the curriculum but which is offered from
time to time on topics in Dance as an art form, selected on the basis of need,
interest or timeliness. It also permits the student to work on the main stage
production of Theatre/Dance that requires extensive choreography. Repeatable.
Offered on demand.
Prereq: Jr st and cons of the Theatre/Dance Department.
131-499 DANCE PRODUCTION PROJECT 1-3 cr
Choreographing and staging a full length dance concert or its equivalent or
choreographing for mainstage productions such as the annual department dance concert
or a musical where choreography plays one of the major roles. All choreographic
pieces for public performance will be under the supervision of a dance faculty.
Repeatable three times for a maximum of 6 credits in degree. Offered on demand.
Prereq: 131-200 and 131-420 and junior standing.