1540. Modern Dance 1. Elementary techniques of body movement. Rhythmic fundamentals and improvisation. 1 s.h.
1541. Modern Dance 2. Intermediate modern dance techniques, composition and improvisation. May be repeated up to six credit hours. Prereq: DNCE 1540 or permission of the instructor 2 s.h.
1542. Dance Composition. Basic principles related to the form and structure of dance composition. Prereq: DNCE 1541 or consent of the instructor. 1 s.h.
1550. Wellness for Actors and Dancers. Conditioning, relaxation and injury prevention techniques related to the needs of dancers and actors. Prereq: 2 hours credit in any Jazz, Ballet or Modern Dance technique classes, or permission of the instructor. 1 s.h.
1565. Topics in Dance. Selected topics in the practice, theory or scholarship of dance. May be repeated if the topic is different. 1-2 s.h.
1570. Tap and Jazz 1. Principles and practices of the basic techniques of tap dance, soft shoe, jazz, and the combinations of the fundamental forms of dance movement found in musical theater. 1 s.h.
1571. Tap and Jazz 2. Emphasizes further refinement and development of Jazz and Tap skills. This course may be repeated up to six credit hours. Prereq: DNCE 1570 2 s.h.
1572. Ballet 1. Theory and practice of classical ballet with emphasis on body placement and muscular awareness. Stressing fundamentals of vocabulary, structure, and placement. 1 s.h.
1573. Ballet 2. Expands on vocabulary and established patterns of balletic movement. This course may be repeated up to six credit hours. Prereq. DNCE 1572 or permission of instructor. 2 s.h.
2606. Creative Dance for Children. Skills and methods development, and the learning process as it applies to teaching children's dance and creative movement. Prereq. Sophomore standing or permission of the instructor. 1 s.h.
2662. Practicum in Theater and Dance. Practical application of theater or dance skills through participation in special programming of the department, or specified studio/laboratory activities. Expected participation should amount to a minimum of thirty hours per semester. May be repeated to a maximum of 5 s.h. Prereq.: THTR 1561 or 1559 or special permission. 1 s.h. Cross listed with THTR 2662.
2680. Tap Dance 3. Intermediate/advanced tap skills, with emphasis on speed, clarity of sound, and improvisation. May be repeated for a maximum of 2 credit hours. Prereq: DNCE 1571 or permission of the instructor. 1 s.h.
2698. Survey of Dance. The role of dance in culture and history, tracing the evolution of various folk, social, and concert forms. Structural and stylistic elements important for the appreciation of movement and dance. 3 s. h.
3751. Modern Dance 3. Intermediate/advanced techniques in Modern Dance designed to develop professional performance quality. May be repeated up to six credit hours. Prereq: DNCE 1541 or consent of the instructor. 2 s.h.
3767. Choreography for Musical Theater. The study of dance, movement, and staging for the musical theater culminating in student choreographed/staged works from a variety of musical theater productions. Prereq: DNCE 1540 and DNCE 1570 , or permission of the instructor. 2 s.h.
3770. Jazz Dance 3. Intermediate/advanced level class building upon a strong foundation in Jazz dance. Refinement of technical and artistic proficiency stressed. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours. Prereq: DNCE 1571 or permission of the instructor. 2 s.h.
3781. Ballet 3. Intermediate/advanced course building upon skills acquired in Ballet 1 and 2. Designed to enhance technique and artistry. May be repeated for a maximum of six credit hours. Prereq: DNCE 1573 or consent of the instructor. 2 s.h.
4871. Jazz Dance 4. Emphasis is kplaced upon the refinement of skills and artistic qualities essential for the performance of Jazz dance repertory at a pre-professional level. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours. Prereq: DNCE 3770 or permission of the instructor. 2 s.h.
4881. Ballet 4. This advanced level technique course will build upon the content learned in Ballet levels 1-3, and introduce advanced level movement skills and terminology. Skills increase in speed, complexity and duration. This course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours. Prereq: DNCE 3781 or consent of the instructor. 2 s.h.
4892. Pedagogy of Dance Technique. The theory and practice of sound dance teaching methods. An outside field experience in teaching dance will be required. Prereq: DNCE 1550 and DNCE 2606, completion of minimum of 2 hours of dance technique in each of the following forms (Modern, Ballet, and Jazz). Senior standing or permission of the instructor. 3 s.h.