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DANCE (DN)

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

DN 101 (T) Beginning Ballet. 2 hours.

A studio course in classical ballet at the beginning level.

DN 110 (T) Introduction to Dance Styles. 2 hours.

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

DN 111 (T) Modern Dance Technique I. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: Dance major.

This course will introduce the basics of modern dance techniques.

DN 121 (T) Ballet Technique I-A. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: Dance major.

A studio course in classical ballet for first year dance majors. Offered in the fall semester.

DN 122 (T) Ballet Technique I-B. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: Dance major.

The development of theory and practice of classical ballet for first year dance majors. Offered spring semester.

DN 142 World Dance. 2 hours.

An introduction to dance movement as influenced by various cultures.

DN 151 (T) Jazz Technique I. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: Dance major.

Introduction to jazz dance technique and style through dance studio work.

DN 200 (T) Special Topics. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

Investigation of dance theories and principles.

DN 210 (T) Dance Styles II. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: DN 110.

This course will include study of various dance styles at the intermediate level. The styles will represent dance forms from theatrical productions.

DN 211 (T) Modern Dance Technique II -A. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: Dance major.

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

DN 212 (T) Modern Dance Technique II -B. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: Dance major.

A studio course in modern dance technique at the advanced intermediate level.

DN 221 (T) Ballet Technique II -A. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: DN 101 or DN 121 or permission of instructor.

Development of classical ballet technique, and performance quality at the intermediate level.

DN 222 (T) Ballet Technique II -B. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: DN 221 or permission of instructor.

Development of the classical theory and practice of ballet, at the intermediate level.

DN 240 Choreography I. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: Dance major.

Basic exploration of the rhythmic and spatial elements in the development of movement phrases and choreographic dance studies.

DN 251 (T) Jazz Technique II -A. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: Dance major.

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

DN 252 (T) Jazz Technique II -B. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: Dance major.

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

DN 265 Anatomy/Kinesiology for Dance. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: Dance major.

Lecture/studio course covering the basics of the musculoskeletal system and dance kinesiology.

DN 300 (T) Special Topics. 1 to 3 hours.
Prerequisite: Dance major or permission of instructor.

Study of dance theories and principles for performance, choreography or pedagogy.

DN 310 (T) Dance Styles III. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: DN 110.

A studio course in various dance styles used for concert dance or theatrical productions.

DN 311 (T) Modern Dance Technique III -A. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: Dance major.

Development of modern dance technique at the advanced level.

DN 312 (T) Modern Dance Technique III -B. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: Dance major.

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

DN 321 (T) Ballet Technique III -A. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: Dance major.

Advanced ballet technique including ladies’ pointe work and men’s technique.

DN 322 (T) Ballet Technique III -B. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: Dance major.

Continuation of advanced ballet technique including ladies’ pointe work and men’s technique.

DN 340 Choreography II. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: DN 240 and dance major.

Exploration in more complex choreographic forms and compositions.

DN 352 (T) Jazz Technique III. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: DN 251 or DN 252 and dance major.

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

DN 380 Independent Study in Dance. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.

DN 381 Independent Study in Dance. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.

DN 400 (T) Special Topics. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: Audition only.

Prepare dancers for a professional career in dance performance through the rehearsal process of learning and performing, ballet, modern and jazz dance repertoire.

DN 403 Approaches to Dance Instruction. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: DN 265 and dance major.

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

DN 411 (T) Modern Dance Technique IV -A. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: DN 311 or DN 312 and dance major.

Continued development of modern dance technique at the advanced level.

DN 412 (T) Modern Dance Technique IV -B. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: DN 311 or DN 312 and dance major.

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

DN 421 (T) Ballet Technique IV -A. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: DN 321 or DN 322 and dance major.

Advanced ballet technique including rehearsal and performance of ballet variations in preparation for professional work.

DN 422 (T) Ballet Technique IV -B. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: DN 321 or DN 322 and dance major.

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

DN 440 Choreography III. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: DN 340 and TH 324.

A study and practice of choreographic composition at the advanced level including all aspects of production. Offered on demand.

DN 452 (T) Jazz Technique IV. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: DN 352 and dance major.

Advanced jazz dance technique preparing the student for professional work.

DN 470 History of Dance I. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: Dance major.

The history of dance with an emphasis on the pre-classical and classical dance styles.

DN 471 History of Dance II. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: Dance major.

The history of dance with an emphasis on 20th century and contemporary dance styles.

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