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DANCE

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DANCE 100 Understanding Dance (5) VLPA
Introduces the aesthetics and creative processes in dance and choreography. Pays attention to how dance is practiced in social arenas, popular entertainment, and concert settings. Includes independent field trips to local dance settings. Offered: AWSp.
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DANCE 101 Dance and the American Experience (5) VLPA
Investigates shared, conflicting, and shifting notions of the "American experience" as expressed in 20/21st century American dance. Investigates real, imagined, and idealized portrayals of the American experience as enacted on the concert stage, in film, and on television. Engages students in critical discourse on issues of identity in American society. Offered: AWSpS.
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DANCE 102 Introduction to Dance (2-5, max. 10) VLPA
Introduces dance as an art form. Lectures in dance appreciation. Studio experience in various dance forms: may include ballet, modern dance, musical theatre/jazz, and dance composition. Includes attendance at outside events. Offered: AWSpS.
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DANCE 103 Introduction to Dance (2-5, max. 10) VLPA
Introduces dance as an art form. Studio experience in various dance forms. May include ballet, modern dance, musical theatre/jazz, and dance composition. Includes attendance at outside events. Prerequisite: DANCE 102.
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DANCE 104 Modern Technique (1-8, max. 12) VLPA
Beginning-level technique. Development of basic modern dance movement and terminology. Prerequisite: either DANCE 102 or DANCE 103. Offered: A.
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DANCE 105 Modern Technique (1-8, max. 12) VLPA
Beginning-level technique. Development of basic modern dance movement and terminology. Prerequisite: either DANCE 103 or DANCE 104. Offered: W.
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DANCE 106 Modern Technique (1-8, max. 12) VLPA
Beginning-level technique. Development of basic modern dance movement and terminology. Prerequisite: either DANCE 104 or DANCE 105. Offered: Sp.
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DANCE 107 Ballet Technique (1-8, max. 12) VLPA
Beginning-level technique. Development of basic ballet technique and terminology. Prerequisite: either DANCE 102 or DANCE 103. Offered: A.
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DANCE 108 Ballet Technique (1-8, max. 12) VLPA
Beginning-level technique. Development of basic ballet technique and terminology. Prerequisite: DANCE 107. Offered: W.
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DANCE 109 Ballet Technique I (1-8, max. 12) VLPA
Beginning-level technique. Development of basic ballet technique and terminology. Prerequisite: either DANCE 107 or DANCE 108. Offered: Sp.
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DANCE 110 Jazz Technique I (1-4, max. 8) VLPA
Introduction to jazz technique. Prerequisite: either DANCE 102 or DANCE 103. Offered: A.
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DANCE 111 Jazz Technique I (1-4, max. 8) VLPA
Introduction to jazz technique. Prerequisite: DANCE 110 or permission of instructor. Offered: W.
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DANCE 112 Jazz Technique I (1-4, max. 8) VLPA
Introduction to jazz technique. Prerequisite: DANCE 111 or permission of instructor. Offered: Sp.
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DANCE 166 Dance Composition I (5) VLPA
Introduction to the principles of dance composition through improvisation.
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DANCE 201 Ballet Technique II (1-8, max. 12) VLPA
Advanced-beginning level. Continued development of all beginning areas. Expansion of ballet vocabulary. Prerequisite: either DANCE 108 or DANCE 109. Offered: A.
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DANCE 202 Ballet Technique II (1-8, max. 12) VLPA
Advanced-beginning level. Continued development of all beginning areas. Expansion of ballet vocabulary. Prerequisite: DANCE 201. Offered: W.
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DANCE 203 Ballet Technique II (1-8, max. 12) VLPA
Advanced-beginning level. Continued development of all beginning areas. Expansion of ballet vocabulary. Prerequisite: either DANCE 201 or DANCE 202. Offered: Sp.
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DANCE 204 Modern Dance Technique II (1-8, max. 12) VLPA
Advanced-beginning level technique. Continued development of all beginning areas and expansion of movement vocabulary. Prerequisite: either DANCE 105 or DANCE 106. Offered: A.
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DANCE 205 Modern Dance Technique II (1-8, max. 12) VLPA
Advanced-beginning level technique. Continued development of all beginning areas and expansion of movement vocabulary. Prerequisite: DANCE 204. Offered: W.
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DANCE 206 Modern Dance Technique II (1-8, max. 8) VLPA
Advanced-beginning level technique. Continued development of all beginning areas and expansion of movement vocabulary. Prerequisite: either DANCE 204 or DANCE 205. Offered: Sp.
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DANCE 210 Jazz Technique II (1-4, max. 8) VLPA
Intermediate-level jazz technique. Continued development of beginning areas. Expansion of movement vocabulary. Prerequisite: DANCE 112. Offered: A.
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DANCE 211 Jazz Technique II (1-4, max. 8) VLPA
Intermediate-level jazz technique. Continued development of beginning areas. Expansion of movement vocabulary. Prerequisite: DANCE 210. Offered: W.
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DANCE 212 Jazz Technique II (1-4, max. 8) VLPA
Intermediate-level jazz technique. Continued development of beginning areas. Expansion of movement vocabulary. Prerequisite: either DANCE 210 or DANCE 211. Offered: Sp.
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DANCE 230 Alternative Movement Studies (1-3, max. 9) VLPA
Introduction to an alternative approach to movement study. Topics vary and may include pilates, yoga, Feldenkrais, or other somatic practices.
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DANCE 231 Folk-Social Dance Forms (1-3, max. 12) VLPA
Studio course in folk dance and social dance forms. Topics vary, and may include salsa, ballroom, or swing. Prerequisite: one year of previous dance experience.
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DANCE 232 Intermediate Alternative Movement Studies (1-3, max. 9) VLPA
Study of an alternative approach to movement at the intermediate level. Topics vary and may include pilates, yoga, Feldenkrais, or other somatic practices.
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DANCE 233 Advanced Alternative Movement Studies (1-3, max. 9) VLPA
Study of an alternative approach to movement at the advanced level. Topics vary and may include pilates, yoga, Feldenkrais, or other somatic practices.
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DANCE 234 World Dance and Culture (3/5, max. 11) VLPA/I&S
Presents selected dance idioms as they relate to ethnicity in their performance, aesthetics, and history. Topics vary. May have studio component.
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DANCE 235 Integrated Dance: Training and Composition (1-3, max. 9) VLPA/I&S
Investigates and explores ways of teaching and creating dance suitable for diverse participants with a broad range of physical and conceptual abilities. Addresses composition and movement technique utilized by integrated dance. May culminate in performance in faculty dance concert.
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DANCE 236 Salsa and Latin Dance (2-3, max. 12) VLPA J. MCMAINS
Offers instruction in salsa and other Latin dances, including meringue, bachata, and cha cha cha. Students learn both solo (shine) steps and partnered turns. Primarily focuses on studio practice. Includes some reading and writing assignments and an outing to a salsa club.
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DANCE 237 Ballroom Dance (2-3, max. 12) VLPA J. MCMAINS
Provides instruction in ballroom dances (e.g. waltz, foxtrot, rumba, quickstep, samba, cha cha). Focuses on American style social dancing with particular attention to techniques for leading and following. Primarily focuses on studio practice. Includes reading and writing assignments, historical/cultural significance of ballroom dance, and an outing to social ballroom dance.
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DANCE 238 Swing Dance (2-3, max. 12) VLPA J. MCMAINS
Provides instruction in swing dancing. Includes: East Coast Swing, Charleston, Lindy Hop, Balboa, and West Coast Swing. Primarily focuses on studio practice. Uses reading, writing, and other assignments to contextualize the history and social significance of the dances.
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DANCE 239 Tango (2-3, max. 12) VLPA J. MCMAINS
Provides instruction in tango dancing. Focuses on milogeuro and salon style Argentine tango. Introduces tango Nuevo, tango vals, and milonga. Primarily focuses on studio practice. Includes some reading and writing assignments, introduction to tango dance and music history, and an outing for social dancing.
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DANCE 241 Intermediate Folk and Social Dance Forms (2/3, max. 12) VLPA
Studio course in folk dance and social dance forms at the intermediate level of instruction. Topics include salsa and Latin dance, ballroom, tango, or swing dance. Prerequisite: either DANCE 231, DANCE 236, DANCE 237, DANCE 238, or DANCE 239.
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DANCE 242 Music in Relation to Dance (3) VLPA Moore
Provides students with music skills necessary to the areas of dance pedagogy, performance, choreography, dance analysis/criticism, and production. Includes an introduction to music theory, compositional and rhythmic analysis, music for dance class, and training on music/sound editing equipment. Offered: W.
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DANCE 250 Cross-Cultural Dance Studies (1-5, max. 8) VLPA/I&S J. MCMAINS
Gateway course for dance major. Examines dance as a universal activity and expression of cultural identity. Offers a cross-cultural and historical view of a variety of theatrical, vernacular, and sacred dance forms, and investigates the myriad ways that dance functions across societies. Offered: AW.
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DANCE 251 The Creative Process (5) VLPA Salk
Explores the creative process of some of the major artists of the last century, with a particular emphasis on dance. Hones critical thinking, analytical skills, and research-based writing. Studio exploration, lectures, and discussions covering approaches to artistic creation, critical thinking, and research. Offered: Sp.
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DANCE 266 Dance Composition II (3-5, max. 10) VLPA
Dance composition in relation to music. Emphasis on solos and small groups. Prerequisite: DANCE 166. Offered: W.
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DANCE 270 Dance Performance Activities (1-3, max. 12) VLPA Bracilano
May include performance or choreography in Dance-program produced concerts under faculty supervision. Credit/no-credit only.
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DANCE 271 Dance Production Crew (1-3, max. 12) VLPA
Supervised dance crew experience in dance program produced concerts. Credit/no-credit only.
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DANCE 290 Forces and Figures in American Jazz Dance (3) VLPA/I&S
Addresses multi-cultural influences that American vernacular dance and music contributed to the development and presentation of musical theatre, dance, film and stage traditions in American popular entertainment. Examines how the trajectories of the African Diaspora impacted developments in these distinct arenas of the American entertainment industry.
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DANCE 301 Ballet Technique III (1-8, max. 12) VLPA
Intermediate level. Expansion of ballet vocabulary. Prerequisite: DANCE 203. Offered: A.
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DANCE 302 Ballet Technique III (1-8, max. 12) VLPA
Intermediate level. Expansion of ballet vocabulary. Prerequisite: DANCE 301. Offered: W.
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DANCE 303 Ballet Technique III (1-8, max. 12) VLPA
Intermediate-level. Expansion of ballet vocabulary. Prerequisite: DANCE 302. Offered: Sp.
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DANCE 304 Modern Dance Technique III (1-8, max. 12) VLPA
Intermediate-level technique. Expansion of movement vocabulary. Prerequisite: DANCE 206. Offered: A.
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DANCE 305 Modern Dance Technique III (1-8, max. 12) VLPA
Intermediate-level technique. Expansion of movement vocabulary. Prerequisite: DANCE 304. Offered: W.
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DANCE 306 Modern Dance Technique III (1-8, max. 12) VLPA
Intermediate-level technique. Expansion of movement vocabulary. Prerequisite: DANCE 305. Offered: Sp.
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DANCE 310 Jazz Technique III (2, max. 8) VLPA
Advanced-level jazz technique. Styles vary. Prerequisite: DANCE 212. Offered: A.
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DANCE 311 Jazz Technique III (2, max. 8) VLPA
Advanced-level jazz technique. Investigation of jazz styles such as Afro-Caribbean, Luigi, and musical theatre. Prerequisite: DANCE 310. Offered: W.
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DANCE 312 Jazz Technique III (2, max. 8) VLPA
Advanced-level jazz technique. Investigation of jazz styles such as Afro-Caribbean, Luigi, and musical theatre. Prerequisite: either DANCE 310 or DANCE 311. Offered: Sp.
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DANCE 324 Partnering Techniques (1-2, max. 6) VLPA
Studio course in partnering techniques used in social dance and contemporary dance practices, or classical dance. Prerequisite: intermediate level technique.
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DANCE 336 Integrated Dance: History, Methodology, and Praxis (3, max. 9) VLPA/I&S
Investigates and practices ways of teaching and creating dance suitable for diverse participants with a broad range of physical and conceptual abilities. Addresses the history, background, and varying practices of integrated dance.
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DANCE 344 Topics in Dance History (3-5, max. 10) VLPA/I&S E. COOPER
Covers topics in Western theatre dance history from Renaissance court dance through the twentieth century. Examines developments and stylistic trends in ballet and modern dance in cultural/historical/political context. Includes assigned readings and primary source materials. In-depth analysis of dances on video guides a discussion of form, content, interpretation, and critical reception.
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DANCE 345 Contemporary Dance History (3-5) VLPA/I&S J. SALK
Examines the development of social and performance-based dance from the beginning of the 20th century to the present with particular emphasis on major international stylistic trends, cultural influences, and principal artists and their work.
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DANCE 350 Dance/Performance Ethnography (3) VLPA/I&S J. MCMAINS
Explores theoretical and practical experience in dance and performance ethnography, ethnology, and oral history. Introduces theories and methods of ethnographic fieldwork, ethnographic writing, and ethnologic analysis. Focuses primarily on dance. Also discusses methods and theories applicable to other physical practices such as music, theatre, sports, and performance arts. Offered: jointly with ANTH 349.
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DANCE 354 Laban Movement Analysis (5) VLPA
Introduction to the movement theories of Rudolph Laban and his proteges. Coursework includes effort/shape, space harmony, and an introduction to Labanotation. May include collaboration with other disciplines. Prerequisite: DANCE 166.
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DANCE 366 Dance Composition III (3-5, max. 10) VLPA
Dance composition in relation to production, including elements of technology. Emphasis on larger group works. Prerequisite: DANCE 166. Offered: Sp.
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DANCE 371 Choreographic Workshop (2-5, max. 12) VLPA
Performing experience for students in pieces choreographed by faculty members and guest choreographers.
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DANCE 401 Ballet Technique IV (1-8, max. 12) VLPA
Advanced level. Includes expansion of ballet vocabulary. Prerequisite: DANCE 303. Offered: A.
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DANCE 402 Ballet Technique IV (1-8, max. 12) VLPA
Advanced level. Advanced level. Includes expansion of ballet vocabulary. Prerequisite: DANCE 401. Offered: W.
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DANCE 403 Ballet Technique IV (1-8, max. 12) VLPA
Advanced level. Advanced level. Includes expansion of ballet vocabulary. Prerequisite: DANCE 402. Offered: Sp.
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DANCE 404 Modern Dance Technique IV (1-8, max. 12) VLPA
Advanced technical skills applied to longer dance sequences. Includes expansion of movement vocabulary. Prerequisite: DANCE 306. Offered: A.
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DANCE 405 Modern Dance Technique IV (1-8, max. 12) VLPA
Advanced technical skills applied to longer dance sequences. Includes expansion of movement vocabulary. Prerequisite: DANCE 404. Offered: W.
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DANCE 406 Modern Dance Technique IV (1-8, max. 12) VLPA
Advanced technical skills applied to longer dance sequences. Includes expansion of movement vocabulary. Prerequisite: DANCE 405. Offered: Sp.
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DANCE 410 Chamber Dance Production (3, max. 18) VLPA H. WILEY
Focuses on the restaging, rehearsal, and performance of significant choreography from the modern dance canon. Readings, viewings, and oral history provide context for works being staged. Culminates in a professional public performance. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: S.
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DANCE 414 Dance Research Symposium (1) VLPA J. MCMAINS
Introduces students to contemporary dance research through lecture series featuring invited guest speakers. Credit/no-credit only.
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DANCE 415 Research Methods I (3) VLPA J. MCMAINS
Surveys theoretical modes of inquiry in current dance scholarship. Offered: Sp.
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DANCE 416 Research Methods II (3) VLPA E. COOPER
Focuses on designing an original research project, conducting research, and writing a scholarly paper suitable for presentation at an undergraduate research conference. Practice in conference presentation. Prerequisite: DANCE 415. Offered: A.
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DANCE 420 Dance Aesthetics (3) VLPA/I&S Woody
Philosophical investigation of the expressive elements of dance. Reading and discussion of the concepts of beauty, style, and aesthetic theory.
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DANCE 450 Dance Internship (1-6, max. 6) VLPA
Supervised internship experiences at pre-approved off-site location in the performing arts/non-for profit arts sectors. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSpS.
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DANCE 480 Senior Seminar (3) VLPA H. WILEY
Provides a synthesis of experiences in the Dance Program with a focus on current and future individual interests and the transition to post-graduate life. Includes guest lecturers in dance professions. Offered: W.
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DANCE 490 Special Studies in Dance (1-3, max. 12) VLPA
Special studies designed to address contemporary and historical concerns in the field of dance.
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DANCE 493 Anatomy for Dance (3-5) VLPA/NW H. WILEY
Anatomy of the musculoskeletal system and its applications in dance movement. Offered: A.
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DANCE 494 Dance Teaching Methodologies (3-5) VLPA J. SALK
Introduction to dance pedagogy, including educational theory, motor learning, and biomechanical principles and music as it relates to the teaching of dance. Prerequisite: DANCE 242, DANCE 493, and a minimum of one quarter of ballet and/or modern technique at the 300 level or above. Offered: W.
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DANCE 499 Undergraduate Independent Study (*, max. 10)
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DANCE 510 Chamber Dance Production (3, max. 18) Wiley
Focuses on the restaging, rehearsal, and performance of significant choreography from the modern dance canon. Readings, viewings, and oral history provide context for works being staged. Culminates in a professional public performance. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: S.
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DANCE 514 Dance Research Symposium (1) McMains
Introduces students to contemporary dance research through lecture series featuring invited guest speaker. Credit/no-credit only.
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DANCE 515 Dance Research Methods (3) McMains
Survey of theoretical modes of inquiry in current dance scholarship. Offered: Sp.
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DANCE 516 Research Methods II (3) McMains
Focuses on designing an original research project, conducting research, and writing a scholarly paper suitable for publication in a juried journal or conference presentation. Practice in conference presentation. Offered: S.
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DANCE 520 Dance in Higher Education (3) Wiley
Discussion, writing, and observation of dance in higher education. Offered: A.
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DANCE 521 Dance Administration (3) Cooper
Readings and discussion relating to dance administration in college and professional settings. Topics include: curricular development, university governance, development of curriculum vitae and teaching portfolio, preparation for tenure and promotion, and current issues related to dance as a performing art within the university structure.
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DANCE 530 Graduate Dance Composition (2, max. 6)
Addresses creative process, directing, and critical analysis in dance composition. Alternate years: focus on interdisciplinary collaborative projects. Offered: A.
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DANCE 531 MFA Concert Production (3, max. 9)
Public performance of MFA choreography. On alternate years this is a collaborative concert between MFA choreographers and artists working in another discipline. Offered: Sp.
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DANCE 536 Integrated Dance: History, Methodology, and Praxis (3, max. 9) VLPA/I&S Koch
Investigates and practices ways of teaching and creating dance suitable for diverse participants with a broad range of physical and conceptual abilities. Addresses the history, background and varying practices of integrated dance.
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DANCE 544 Topics in Dance History (3-5, max. 10) Cooper
Covers topics in Western theatre dance history from Renaissance court dance through the twentieth century. Examines developments and stylistic trends in ballet and modern dance in cultural/historical/political context. Includes assigned readings and primary source materials. In-depth analysis of dances guides a discussion of form, content, interpretation, and critical reception.
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DANCE 545 Contemporary Dance History (3-5) Salk
Examines the development of social and performance-based dance from the beginning of the twentieth century to the present with particular emphasis on major international stylistic trends, cultural influences, and principal artists and their work.
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DANCE 550 Dance Performance Ethnography (3) McMains
Theoretical and practical experience in dance and performance ethnography, ethnology, and oral history. Introduces theories and methods of ethnographic fieldwork, ethnographic writing, and ethnologic analysis. Focuses on dance methods and theories. Also discusses methods and theories applicable to other physical practices such as music, theatre, sports, and performance art. Offered: jointly with ANTH 549; W.
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DANCE 570 Dance Production Seminar (3)
Surveys the process of dance production from audition to performance. Managing design, technology, and personnel to support the creative process from conceptual stages to production. Offered: S.
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DANCE 590 Dance Teaching Methodologies (3-5) Salk
Introduction to dance pedagogy with an emphasis on motor learning skills and biomechanics. Practical teaching experience. Offered: W.
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DANCE 595 Master's Project (3)
Project in area of interest developed in consultation with faculty adviser and supported by elective courses. Full faculty approval of proposed project by end of first year. Formal presentation, appropriate to project's content, presented to full faculty during second year. Project culminates in the teaching of an undergraduate dance course.
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DANCE 600 Independent Study or Research (*-)
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