Courses

D 110  Understanding Dance (GT-AH1)  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Broad examination of dance involving limited student participation in basic dance movements.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: For non-dance majors. Previous dance experience not necessary.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.
Additional Information: Arts & Humanities 3B, Arts & Expression (GT-AH1).

D 120A  Dance Techniques I: Modern  Credits: 2 (0-4-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: Yes.

D 120B  Dance Techniques I: Ballet  Credits: 2 (0-4-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: Yes.

D 120C  Dance Techniques I: Jazz  Credits: 2 (0-4-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

D 121A  Dance Techniques II: Modern  Credits: 2 (0-4-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Written consent of instructor.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: Yes.

D 121B  Dance Techniques II: Ballet  Credits: 3 (0-6-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Written consent of instructor.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: Yes.

D 121C  Dance Techniques II: Jazz  Credits: 2 (0-4-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: D 120C.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

D 126  Dance Improvisation  Credits: 2 (1-2-0)

Course Description: Organic movement and inventive dance movement through improvisational skills, body physicality, space/direction/level imagery and partnering.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Written consent of instructor.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

D 160  Musical Tap Forms  Credits: 2 (0-4-0)

Course Description: Basic tap dance forms with emphasis on terminology, study of rhythm, and tap styles; historical development of tap in American culture.
Prerequisite: None.
Term Offered: Spring (even years).
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

D 220A  Dance Techniques III: Modern  Credits: 2 (0-4-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Written consent of instructor.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: Yes.

D 220B  Dance Techniques III: Ballet  Credits: 3 (0-6-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Written consent of instructor.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: Yes.

D 220C  Dance Techniques III: Jazz  Credits: 2 (0-4-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: D 121C.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

D 221A  Dance Techniques IV: Modern  Credits: 2 (0-4-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Written consent of instructor.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: Yes.

D 221B  Dance Techniques IV: Ballet  Credits: 3 (0-6-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Written consent of instructor.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: Yes.

D 221C  Dance Techniques IV: Jazz  Credits: 2 (0-4-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: D 220C.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

D 226  Dance Choreography I  Credits: 2 (1-2-0)

Course Description: Elements of dance composition including space, levels, rhythm, dynamics, qualities of movement, form, style.
Prerequisite: D 121A and D 121B and D 126.
Registration Information: Must register for lecture and laboratory.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

D 286  Practicum  Credits: Var[1-3] (0-0-0)

Course Description: Dance performance and production experience.
Prerequisite: None.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

D 320A  Dance Techniques V: Modern  Credits: 3 (0-6-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Written consent of instructor.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: Yes.

D 320B  Dance Techniques V: Ballet  Credits: 5 (0-10-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: D 221B.
Registration Information: Written consent of instructor.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: Yes.

D 320C  Dance Techniques V: Jazz  Credits: 2 (0-4-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: D 221C.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

D 321A  Dance Techniques VI: Modern  Credits: 3 (0-6-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Written consent of instructor.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: Yes.

D 321B  Dance Techniques VI: Ballet  Credits: 5 (0-10-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: D 320B.
Registration Information: Written consent of instructor.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: Yes.

D 321C  Dance Techniques VI: Jazz  Credits: 2 (0-4-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: D 320C.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

D 324  Teaching Creative Movement for Children  Credits: 2 (1-2-0)

Course Description: Theoretical and practical experience in teaching creative movement.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Must register for lecture and laboratory.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

D 326  Dance Choreography II  Credits: 3 (1-4-0)

Course Description: Advanced choreographic elements: group work, music influence, and nontraditional performance venues.
Prerequisite: D 226.
Registration Information: Must register for lecture and laboratory.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

D 330  Ballet Repertory Ensemble  Credits: 2 (0-4-0)

Course Description: Classical ballet repertory performance for the stage.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Written consent of dance faculty.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: Yes.

D 340  Contemporary Repertory Ensemble  Credits: 2 (0-4-0)

Course Description: Contemporary dance repertory performance for the stage.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Written consent of instructor. Students must audition before given written consent by instructor.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

D 420A  Dance Techniques VII: Modern  Credits: 2 (0-4-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: D 321A.
Registration Information: Sections may be offered: Online.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

D 420B  Dance Techniques VII: Ballet  Credits: 2 (0-4-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: D 321B.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: Yes.

D 420C  Dance Techniques VII: Jazz  Credits: 2 (0-4-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: D 321C.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

D 421A  Dance Techniques VIII: Modern  Credits: 2 (0-4-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: D 420A.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

D 421B  Dance Techniques VIII: Ballet  Credits: 2 (0-4-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: D 420B.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: Yes.

D 421C  Dance Techniques VIII: Jazz  Credits: 2 (0-4-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: D 420C.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

D 424  Ballet Technique Pedagogy  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Theory and practice of ballet technique teaching methods.
Prerequisite: D 324.
Registration Information: Required field trips.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

D 426  Dance Choreography III  Credits: 2 (1-2-0)

Course Description: Studies in 20th-century dance composition forms.
Prerequisite: D 321A or D 321B or D 321C.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

D 427  Dance History I  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: History of classical ballet to modern times from its origins in folk dance of Middle Ages and social dance of Renaissance.
Prerequisite: None.
Term Offered: Spring (even years).
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

D 428  Dance History II  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: History and examination of modern and contemporary dance from United States foundation and diverse global influences.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Dance major; junior or senior standing.
Term Offered: Spring (odd years).
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

D 432  Dance Therapy  Credits: 3 (2-2-0)

Course Description: Use of dance forms in therapy for mentally and physically handicapped.
Prerequisite: None.
Term Offered: Summer.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

D 434  Modern Technique Pedagogy  Credits: 3 (2-3-0)

Course Description: Theory and practice of modern dance technique teaching methods.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Required field trips.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

D 471  Dance Concert  Credits: 3 (0-6-0)

Course Description: Demonstration of individual performance and choreographic proficiency in a public performance. Supporting paper and video demonstration required.
Prerequisite: D 326.
Registration Information: Written consent of faculty.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

D 484  Supervised College Teaching  Credits: Var[1-3] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: D 324 or D 424 or D 434.
Registration Information: Written consent of instructor. Student must have taken the course they would be assisting. A maximum of 10 combined credits for all 384 and 484 courses are counted towards graduation requirements.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

D 486  Practicum  Credits: Var[1-3] (0-0-0)

Course Description: Practicum in dance topics.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Written consent of instructor.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

D 491  Workshop  Credits: Var[1-3] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

D 495  Independent Study  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

D 496  Group Study  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

D 527  Contemporary Dance  Credits: 2 (0-4-0)

Course Description: Techniques of dance movement and choreography.
Prerequisite: None.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.