Dance Performance (7920)

Dance Performance (7920)

116 PHYSICAL ANALYSIS FOR DANCE I 2 credits
Prerequisites: 3100:200, 201; 7400:133. Required for all dance majors. Recommended to be taken in the first two years. Lecture/laboratory. Skeletal and muscular analysis for dance technique.
117 PHYSICAL ANALYSIS FOR DNCE II 2 credits
Prerequisite: 116. Support systems, conditioning injury prevention, rehabilitation, nutrition for dancers.
122 BALLET V 4 credits
(May be repeated for a total of 16 credits) Prerequisite: permission or a grade of B+ or better for one semester in 7900:225. Theory, vocabulary, structure, placement. Concurrent enrollment in pointe class recommended.
141 POINTE I 2 credits
(May be repeated for a total of eight credits) Prerequisite: permission or 122 or above. Corequisite: 122 or above. Reinforcement of selection principles for pointe shoes, proper holding of foot muscularly and control of heel while ascending and descending from pointe.
222 BALLET VI 4 credits
(May be repeated for a total of 16 credits) Prerequisite: permission or a grade of B+ or better for one semester in 7920:122. Continuation of 122, expanding theory on vocabulary, structure, placement. Concurrent enrollment in pointe class recommended.
228 MODERN V 3 credits
(May be repeated for a total of 6 credits.) Prerequisite: Permission or a grade of B or better for one semester in 7900:220 Modern IV. The intermediate study of modern dance styles and technique through the application of more complex movement theories, rhythmic patterns, and improvisational studies.
229 MODERN VI 3 credits
(May be repeated for a total of 6 credits.) Prerequisite: permission or a grade of B or better for one semester in 7920:228 Modern V. Introduction to intermediate theory of current modern dance styles and techniques.
241 POINTE II 2 credits
(May be repeated for a total of 12 credits) Prerequisite: permission or a grade of B or better for one semester in 7920:141. Corequisite: 7920:222 or above. Continuation of 141. Continued development of strength, coordination and endurance of holding foot muscularly. Further development and emphasis on principles of weight transfer.
246 TAP DANCE 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 7900:145 Tap II. Advancement of tap dance technique through the use of complex combinations, syncopation, routines, and styles.
274 DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY FOR DANCE 3 credits
Hands-on exploration of theories and methods used in electronic development of promotional and creative materials. Activities include still and motion image capture, editing, and distribution.
316 CHOREOGRAPHY I 2 credits
Prerequisite: Permission or 7900:220 Modern IV or above. Theoretical and practical introduction to principles of choreography: space, time, energy.
317 CHOREOGRAPHY II 2 credits
Prerequisite: 316 or permission. Continuation of 316. Emphasis on musical choices and finding movement specific to the individual choreographer.
320 MOVEMENT FUNDAMENTALS 2 credits
Beginning study of Labanotation method of recording movement, and Laban's theories of effort, space, and shape.
321 RHYTHMIC ANALYSIS - DANCE 2 credits
Prerequisites: 32 credits and 7900:120 or 7900:125, or higher levels of ballet or modern dance technique, or permission. Lecture and application of basic rhythmic structures used in dance and dance instruction.
322 BALLET VII 4 credits
(May be repeated for a total of 24 credits.) Prerequisite: Permission or a grade of B+ or better for one semester in 7920:222 Ballet VI. Continuation of 222. Emphasis on technique, style, line. Concurrent enrollment in point class is recommended.
328 MODERN VII 3 credits
(May be repeated for a total of 12 credits.) Prerequisite: permission or a grade of B or better in 7920:229 Modern VI. Refinement and stylization of modern techniques for performance of modern dance.
329 MODERN VIII 3 credits
(May be repeated for a total of 12 credits.) Prerequisite: permission or a grade of B or better in 7920:328 Modern VII. Application of advanced modern dance techniques and styles.
333 PARTNERING 2 credits
Prerequisite: 7920:122 or 222 or 322 or 422 and 7920:228 or 299 or 328 or 329 or permission. An exploration of the fundamentals of dance partnering: weight sharing, centering, safety via contact improvisation.
334 PAS DE DEUX I 2 credits
(May be repeated for a total of eight credits) Prerequisites: permission; concurrent enrollment in a pointe class recommended. Provides student with the beginning understanding and practice of pas de deux.
347 TAP DANCE IV 2 credits
(May be repeated for a total of 8 credits.) Prerequisite: Permission or a grade of B or better for one semester in 7920:246 Tap III. Advanced tap combinations, styles, routines.
351 JAZZ DANCE 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 7900:230 Jazz II. Intermediate jazz dance technique and the jazz eras.
361 LEARNING THEORY FOR DANCE 2 credits
Prerequisites: 7900:115, 224 (or higher levels of ballet technique); 3750:100 or 5100:220; or permission of instructor. Theories of learning and their use in teaching dance.
362 INST STRATEGIES FOR DANCE 2 credits
Prerequisite: 361. Practical work and development of teaching skills in dance for public and private settings.
403 ST: DANCE 1-4 credits
(May be repeated. No more than 10 credits may be applied toward the B.F.A. or B.A.) Prerequisite: Permission. Traditional and nontraditional topics in dance.
416 CHOREOGRAPHY III 2 credits
Prerequisite: 317 or permission. Continuation of 317. Emphasis on form and choreographic analysis.
417 CHOREOGRAPHY IV 2 credits
Prerequisite: 416 or permission. Continuation of 416. Expanding into group choreography and longer works.
422 BALLET VIII 4 credits
(May be repeated for a total of 32 credits.) Prerequisite: permission or a grade of B+ or better for one semester in 7920:322 Ballet VII. Continuation of 322. Advanced level of technique. Concurrent enrollment in pointe class recommended.
432 HISTORY OF BALLET 2 credits
Prerequisite: 7900:115 or 7900:200 or permission. Development of ballet beginning with its origins in French Courts through the Romantic and Diaghilev Eras to current times.
433 DANCE HISTORY: 20TH CENTURY 2 credits
Prerequisite: 7900:115 or 7900:200 or permission. Development of modern dance as an art form and the further evolution of ballet and concert dance.
445 DANCE PHILOSOPHY & CRITICISM 3 credits
Prerequisites: 3400:210 or 221, 3600:101, 7900:115 and 7920:432 or 433. Review of historical dance philosophies, performance, attributes, choreographic and theatrical elements of dance and criticism.
451 JAZZ DANCE IV 2 credits
(May be repeated for a total of eight credits.) Prerequisite: permission or a grade of B or better for one semester in 7920:351 Jazz III. Advanced jazz dance technique and styles for the professional dancer.
461 SEM & FLD EXP: DANCE EDUC 2 credits
Prerequisite: 362. Supervised observation and teaching experience in dance education in the field. Concurrent enrollment in 7910:108 Choreographers' Workshop.
462 PROFSSNL ISSUES IN DANCE EDUC 2 credits
Prerequisite: 461. An examination of current issues and goals in dance education. Concurrent enrollment in 7910:108 Choreographers' Workshop.
471 SENIOR SEMINAR 1 credits
Prerequisite: 274; senior standing or permission. A forum to develop professional skills to make the transition to a dance career: artistic, academic, or business.
490 W: DANCE 1-3 credits
(May be repeated for a total of eight credits) Prerequisite: Permission. Group study/projects investigating a particular field of dance not covered by other courses.
497 INDP STUDY: DANCE 1-3 credits
(May be repeated for a total of four credits) Prerequisite: Permission and prearrangement with instructor. Individual creative project, research or readings in dance with faculty advisor.
498 HONORS RESEARCH PROJECT: DANCE 1-3 credits
(May be repeated for a total of six credits) Prerequisite: Approval of department preceptor. Creative project or research supervised by dance preceptor.

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