Dance (7900)

Dance (7900)

103 ORIENTATION FOR DANCE 0 credits
Orientation to the dance program and field. Must be taken by all dance majors in their first semester of study. Dance Orientation is a degree requirement and is offered on a credit/noncredit basis.
115 DANCE AS AN ART FORM 2 credits
Survey of dance for novice observer: aesthetics, philosophies, methods of training. Lecture and discussion of readings, viewing of film, videotape and live performances.
119 MODERN I 2 credits
(May be repeated for a total of four credits) Exploring the basic principles of modern dance with an emphasis on body alignment and muscular awareness.
120 MODERN II 2 credits
Prerequisite: permission or grade of B or better for one semester in 7900:119. (May be repeated for a total of four credits) Continuation of 119. Increasing movement vocabulary, muscular strength and coordination of modern dance.
124 BALLET I 2 credits
(May be repeated for a total of four credits) Emphasis on body placement, muscular awareness.
125 BALLET II 2 credits
Prerequisite: permission or grade of B or better for one semester of 7900:124. (May be repeated for a total of four credits) Continuation of 124. Basic exercises of classical ballet.
130 JAZZ DANCE I 2 credits
(May be repeated for a total of four credits.) Basic jazz dance technique and jazz dance origins.
144 TAP DANCE I 2 credits
(May be repeated for a total of four credits.) Basic tap dance technique and terminology.
145 TAP DANCE II 2 credits
(May be repeated for a total of four credits.) Prerequisite: permission or a grade of B or better for one semester in 7900:144 Tap I. Refinement of tap technique and stylistic range of tap dance.
150 BALLROOM DANCE I 1 credits
(May be repeated for a total of four credits.) Introduction to the basic patterns and techniques of major ballroom dances.
200 VIEWING DANCE 3 credits
Prerequisite: 3400:210 or 3400:221. To explore dance as an art form through experiential activities, dance literature, film and live performance for non-dance majors.
219 MODERN III 2 credits
(May be repeated for a total of 4 credits.) Prerequisite: permission or a grade of B or better for one semester in 7900:120 Modern II. Continuation of 120. Introduction to current modern dance styles and technique.
220 MODERN IV 2 credits
(May be repeated for a total of 4 credits.) Prerequisite: permission or a grade of B or better for one semester in 7900:219 Modern III. Continuation of 219. Application of basic modern dance theory of current modern dance styles and techniques.
224 BALLET III 3 credits
(May be repeated for a total of 6 credits.) Prerequisite: permission or a grade of B or better for one semester in 7900:125 Ballet II. Continuation of 125. Emphasis on barre and developing strength.
225 BALLET IV 3 credits
Prerequisite: Permission or grade of B or better for one semester in 7900:224. Continuation of 224. Emphasis on the increase of strength and flexibility. (May be repeated for a total of twelve credits)
230 JAZZ DANCE II 2 credits
(May be repeated for a total of 4 credits.) Prerequisite: permission or a grade of B or better in 7900:130 Jazz I. Continuation of basic jazz technique and stylistic range of jazz dance.
403 ST: DANCE 1-4 credits
(May be repeated as different subject areas are covered, but no more than 10 credits may be applied toward B.A. degree) Traditional and non-traditional topics in dance, supplementing courses listed in General Bulletin.

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