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DANCE (DN)

Professor Edith Barnes, Director
Office: 249 Rowand-Johnson Building

Technique courses (T) may be repeated once for credit, with permission of the instructor.

$10.00 laboratory fee for all courses.

DN 110 (T) Introduction to Dance Styles. Two hours.

Introduction to ballet, modern, and jazz dance through theory and practice at the beginning level.

DN 111 (T) Elementary Modern Dance I. Two hours.

Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.

A studio course in modern dance technique at the elementary level. Offered in the fall semester.

DN 112 (T) Elementary Modern Dance II. Two hours.

Prerequisite: DN 111 or permission of the instructor.

Continuation of Elementary Modern Dance I, preparing the student for intermediate modern dance. Offered in the spring semester.

DN 121 (T) Elementary Ballet I. Two hours.

Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.

A studio course in classical ballet at the elementary level. Offered in the fall semester.

DN 122 (T) Elementary Ballet II. Two hours.

Prerequisite: DN 121 or permission of the instructor.

The development of classical theory and practice of ballet, at the elementary level. Offered in the spring semester.

DN 151 (T) Elementary Jazz I. Two hours.

Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.

A studio course that introduces the varied movement styles and rhythms of the jazz idiom. Offered in the fall semester.

DN 152 (T) Elementary Jazz II. Two hours.

Prerequisite: DN 151 or permission of the instructor.

The class is a blend of modern, jazz, and ballet technique focusing on breath, alignment, and a stylized freedom of movement.

DN 200 Special Topics. Three hours.

Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.

Investigation of dance theories and principles, choreography, and teaching of dance. Offered according to demand.

DN 211 (T) Intermediate Modern Dance I. Three hours.

Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.

A studio course in modern dance technique at the intermediate level. Offered in the fall semester.

DN 212 (T) Intermediate Modern Dance II. Three hours.

Prerequisite: DN 211 or permission of the instructor.

Development of technique, preparing the student for advanced modern dance. Offered in the spring semester.

DN 221 (T) Intermediate Ballet I. Three hours.

Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.

Development of classical ballet technique, with emphasis on line and performance quality at the intermediate level. Offered in the fall semester.

DN 222 (T) Intermediate Ballet II. Three hours.

Prerequisite: DN 221 or permission of the instructor.

Development of the classical theory and practice of ballet, at the intermediate level. Offered in the spring semester.

DN 240 Choreography I. Three hours.

Prerequisite: DN 140 or permission of the instructor.

Basic exploration of the rhythmic and spatial elements in the development of movement phrases and completed dance studies. Offered in the fall semester.

DN 251 (T) Intermediate Jazz I. Three hours.

Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.

A studio course in jazz dance technique at the intermediate level.

DN 252 (T) Intermediate Jazz II. Three hours.

Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.

A studio course in jazz dance technique at a more advanced intermediate level than DN 251.

DN 265 Anatomy for Dance. Three hours.

Studio/lecture class developing efficient movement patterns through the exploration of human anatomy.

DN 311 (T) Advanced Modern Dance I. Three hours.

Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.

Development of modern dance performance strengths and qualities, at the advanced level. Offered in the fall semester.

DN 312 (T) Advanced Modern Dance II. Three hours.

Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.

Development of advanced modern dance technique, preparing the student for professional work. Offered in the spring semester.

DN 321 (T) Advanced Ballet I. Three hours.

Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.

Development of advanced performance strengths and qualities. Offered according to demand.

DN 322 (T) Advanced Ballet II. Three hours.

Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.

Development of advanced ballet technique preparing the student for professional work.

DN 324 Lighting and Sound for Dance. Three hours.

Open only to dance majors and minors. A survey course that covers lighting and sound production for dance.

DN 340 Choreography II. Three hours.

Prerequisite: DN 240 or permission of the instructor.

A continuation of Choreography I with exploration in more complex choreographic forms. Offered in the spring semester.

DN 352 (T) Advanced Jazz I. Three hours.

Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.

Development of advanced jazz dance technique preparing the student for professional work.

DN 380 Independent Study in Dance. Three hours.

Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.

Offered in the fall semester.

DN 381 Independent Study in Dance. Three hours.

Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.

Offered in the spring semester.

DN 400 (T) Special Topics. Three hours.

Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.

Investigation of dance theories and principles and their application to performance, choreography, and teaching of dance at the advanced level.

DN 403 (T) Approaches to Dance Instruction. Three hours.

Prerequisite: DN 265, DN 311, DN 321, or DN 352.

A studio course developing techniques for teaching dance styles of ballet, modern, and jazz.

DN 411 (T) Advanced Modern Dance III. Three hours.

Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.

Continued development of modern dance performance strengths and qualities, at the advanced level. Offered in the fall semester.

DN 412 (T) Advanced Modern Dance IV. Three hours.

Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.

Continued development of advanced modern dance technique, preparing the student for professional work. Offered in the spring semester.

DN 421 (T) Advanced Ballet III. Three hours.

Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.

Continued development of advanced ballet technique.

DN 422 (T) Advanced Ballet IV. Three hours.

Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.

Continued development of advanced ballet technique preparing the student for professional work.

DN 440 Choreography III. Three hours.

Prerequisite: DN 340 or permission of the instructor.

A group choreographic project to include practice in all aspects of production. The project in its final form is shown in performance.

DN 452 (T) Advanced Jazz Dance II. Three hours.

Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.

Continued development of advanced jazz dance technique preparing the student for professional work.

DN 470 History of Dance I. Three hours.

The history of dance from traditional cultures through the Baroque period. Emphasis is on major styles and personalities, and on the interrelationship of the arts. Offered in the fall semester.

DN 471 History of Dance II. Three hours.

Prerequisite: DN 470 or permission of instructor.

The history of dance from Romanticism through the present. Emphasis is on major styles, personalities, and the interrelationship of the arts. Offered in the spring semester.

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