Courses

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

Course Description: Broad examination of dance as an art form and expression of cultural beliefs and values within a vast historic landscape.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: For non-dance majors. Previous dance experience not necessary. Sections may be offered: Online.
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 186  Production Practicum  Credits: Var[1-3] (0-0-0)

Course Description: Experiential production learning including management of properties, light, soundboard, video/projection, curtain/rail, and wardrobe operations.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: This is a partial semester course. This course may be repeated twice for credit.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

D 192  Dance First Year Seminar  Credit: 1 (0-0-1)

Course Description: Foundational knowledge and practical tools for navigating life as a dance practitioner in college and beyond.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Enrollment in dance major.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

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

Course Description: Exploring fundamentals of intermediate level modern dance technique with attention to movement initiation, breath, articulation, and expression.
Prerequisite: D 121A.
Registration Information: Written consent of instructor. May be taken up to 3 times for credit.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: Yes.

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

Course Description: Ballet technique at the intermediate level with a focus on building strength, enhancing bodily and spatial awareness, refining mechanics, and working as an ensemble.
Prerequisite: D 121B.
Registration Information: Written consent of instructor. May be taken up to 3 times for credit.
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 220D  Dance Techniques III: Pointe  Credit: 1 (0-2-0)

Course Description: Investigation of intermediate pointe technique required to perform classical, contemporary, and partnered ballet repertoire.
Prerequisite: D 121B.
Registration Information: Written consent of instructor. May be taken up to six times for credit.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

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

Course Description: Exploring nuances of high intermediate level modern dance technique with attention to movement initiation, breath, articulation, and expression.
Prerequisite: D 220A.
Registration Information: Written consent of instructor. May be taken up to 3 times for credit.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: Yes.

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

Course Description: Ballet technique at the high intermediate level with a focus on building strength, enhancing bodily and spatial awareness, refining mechanics, and working as an ensemble.
Prerequisite: D 220B.
Registration Information: Written consent of instructor. May be taken up to 3 times for credit.
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 224  Music for Dance  Credits: 2 (0-4-0)

Course Description: An exploration of World and Western Classical Music as it relates to dance performance, choreography, and pedagogy. Emphasis is placed on aural analysis of soundscapes, proper use of terminology, and practical application. No prior knowledge of music is necessary. Introduction to fundamental elements of music, including rhythm, tonality, and compositional structure.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Dance majors only.
Term Offered: Spring (odd years).
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, and style.
Prerequisite: (D 126) and (D 220A or D 221A) and (D 220B or D 221B).
Registration Information: Must register for lecture and laboratory.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

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

Course Description: Learning, rehearsal, and performance of dance repertoire staged or choreographed by faculty and/or guest artists.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Written consent of instructor. This course may be repeated for a maximum number of 4 credits.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

D 292  Seminar - The Dancing Body  Credits: 2 (0-0-2)

Course Description: Through a combination of theory and practice, explore inside the dancing body to discover structures and functions of the bones, joints, muscles, and more. Specifically geared towards dance practitioners; basic principles of anatomy, kinesiology, and somatics.
Prerequisite: D 192 with a minimum grade of C.
Term Offered: Spring (even years).
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: 4 (0-8-0)

Course Description: Investigating intermediate/advanced level technique required to perform classical and contemporary ballet repertoire.
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: 4 (0-8-0)

Course Description: Investigation of pre-professional/advanced level technique required to perform classical and contemporary ballet repertoire. Students will examine the stylistic nuance and intersection of multiple ballet methodologies.
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  Dance Repertory Ensemble  Credits: 2 (0-4-0)

Course Description: Study and performance of original and historic dance repertoire of the classical and contemporary variety. Immersive rehearsal periods emulate experiences of dance artists working in professional settings.
Prerequisite: D 221A or D 221B.
Registration Information: Written consent of instructor. May be taken up to 3 times for credit. Students are expected to register for D 340 following each semester D 330 is completed.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

D 340  Dance Repertory Engagement  Credits: 2 (0-4-0)

Course Description: Preparation of arts integration units, residencies, and lecture demonstrations based on original and/or historic dance repertoire investigated during the previous semester in D330, to be performed at local elementary, middle, high schools, and/or other community venues.
Prerequisite: D 330.
Registration Information: Written consent of instructor. May be taken up to 3 times for credit. Required field trips.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

D 370  Writing about Dance  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: An exploration of the multitude of ways in which one can write about dance.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Sophomore standing. Written consent of instructor. Completion of AUCC Category 2.
Term Offered: Fall (odd years).
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

D 392  Dance Seminar  Credit: 1 (0-0-1)

Course Description: Knowledge and skills to prepare for post-graduate applications, interviews, auditions, and professional orientation for careers in dance.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Junior standing. Written consent of instructor.
Term Offered: 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  History of Non-Western Dance Forms  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Examination of non-Western dance forms with attention to a diversity of artistic, religious, social, political, and cultural contexts. With intellectual and embodied approaches, consider who moves, how they move, and how movement constructs identity.
Prerequisite: D 100 to 499 - at least 3 credits.
Term Offered: Spring (even years).
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

D 428  History of Western Dance Forms  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Examination of Western dance forms with attention to artistic, religious, social, political, and cultural contexts. With intellectual and embodied approaches, consider who moves, why they move, and how movement constructs identity.
Prerequisite: D 100 to 499 - at least 3 credits.
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 470  Dance Capstone Project  Credits: 3 (0-0-3)

Course Description: Completion of a significant project, written or practical, in dance and other related fields as needed. Culmination of study in dance.
Prerequisite: (D 321A or D 321B) and (D 370) and (D 427 or D 428).
Restriction: Must not be a: Freshman.
Registration Information: Dance majors only, written consent of dance faculty required in order to ensure that each registered student is prepared to take on this intensive course.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

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

Course Description: Culminating capstone experience for senior dance majors combining all elements of dance concert production: choreography, rehearsal, performance, publicity/marketing, audience development, management, technical production and design. Supporting paper, production portfolio, and video documentation required.
Prerequisite: D 321A and D 321B and D 326.
Registration Information: Written consent of instructor. Dance majors only, written consent of dance faculty required in order to ensure that each registered student is prepared to take on this intensive course.
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 487  Dance Internship  Credits: Var[1-3] (0-0-0)

Course Description: Supervised work experience in professional dance companies, schools, performing arts centers, and related affiliations.
Prerequisite: D 226 and D 324 and D 427 or D 428.
Registration Information: Sophomore standing. Written consent of instructor.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: S/U Sat/Unsat Only.
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.