Course Descriptions

DANC 1500 Introduction to Dance 3-0-3
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 1-2-2

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 1-2-2

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

DANC 1900 Tap Dance I 1-2-2

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

DANC 2600 Ballet II 2-2-3

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 2-2-3

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 1-2-2

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

DANC 2900 Tap Dance II 1-2-2

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

DANC 2910 Social Dance 0-2-1

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 0-2-1

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

DANC 3000 Dance Composition 2-2-3

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 2-2-3

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 0-4-2

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 to 3 hours credit

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 3-0-3

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 1-2-2

Prerequisite: Any 2000-level DANC course. A study of rhythm, accompaniment, and
music resources for dance.

DANC 3500 Teaching Dance Technique 1-2-2

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 2-2-3

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 2-2-3

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 2-2-3

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

DANC 3910 Social Dance II 1-2-2

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

DANC 4000 Pointe and Variation 1-2-2

Prerequisite: DANC 3600 or approval of department head. The study of pointe technique,
the teaching of specific classical ballet variations and partnering skills for both the
male and female dancer. May be repeated for credit.

DANC 4010 Dance Kinesiology 3-0-3

Prerequisites: Completion of DANC courses in Area F: DANC 1600, DANC 1700,
DANC 2800, 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 3-0-3

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 2-2-3

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 2-2-3

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 2-2-3

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 credit

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