Dance Courses

Spring 2021

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Aerial Dance Techniques

DANC 250 - Davies, Jenefer M.

This course examines a unique array of techniques from across the aerial arts and a diversity of experimental approaches to movement in the air. The history of the form as well as lineage of style and current techniques are expressed through lecture, studio work, required readings and videos, masterclasses, performances, and written responses. Course fee required.

Directed Individual Study

DANC 403 - Davies, Jenefer M.

Students enrich their academic experience by undertaking a performance project. Students must demonstrate ability to work with little supervision and must develop a written proposal defining the issue to be addresses, an outline of the proposed methodology, and a statement of the intended outcome with a schedule for completion. The project must include written, historical, and practical components, and permission must be secured in advance of registration.

Winter 2021

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University Dance

DANC 110 - Comerford, ShaLeigh / Evans, Shawn Paul

Participation in a university dance production for a minimum of 40 hours of rehearsal and performance. A journal recording the rehearsal/performance process is required. May be repeated for up to eight degree credits.

University Dance Production

DANC 111 - Evans, Shawn Paul

Participation in any production aspect of a university dance production for a minimum of 40 hours. A journal recording the production process is required. May be repeated for up to four degree credits.

World Dance Technique

DANC 215 - Meythaler, Sandra P. / Evans, Shawn Paul

This dance class reflects the world dance form that is the specialty of the dance artist-in-residence. The basic dance techniques of that specific form are taught and movement is tied to the historical narrative of the country.

Special Topics

DANC 390A - Comerford, ShaLeigh / Evans, Shawn Paul

An advanced studio course for experienced dancers exploring various choreographic styles and methods and the intersections between technique, aesthetics and creative collaboration. This course permits the student to follow a program of specialized applied research in order to widen the scope of experience and to build upon concepts covered in other courses. The course culminates in a performance piece for presentation. May be repeated for degree credit if the topics are different.

Winter 2021, DANC 390A-01: Topics in Dance Composition: Jazz Dance Techniques (3). Rooted in African dance, theatre dance, and ballet, this Jazz Technique dance class will explore street, lyrical and contemporary styles of jazz while introducing students to their own movement potential. This course explores musicality, syncopation, and isolation and develops body alignment, coordination, strength, and flexibility. This course is open to all levels of dancers. No experience is required. 

Fall 2020

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University Dance

DANC 110 - Lanuza, Celeste / Evans, Shawn Paul

Participation in a university dance production for a minimum of 40 hours of rehearsal and performance. A journal recording the rehearsal/performance process is required. May be repeated for up to eight degree credits.

Introduction to Contemporary Modern Dance

DANC 120 - Deck, Liza E.

This course combines the exploration of individual and ensemble artistic expression in contemporary modern dance with the study of the history of modern dance. The course culminates in a performance presentation.

Intermediate Contemporary Modern Dance Technique

DANC 225 - Lanuza, Celeste / Evans, Shawn Paul

A studio course devoted to refining effort/shape values and pursuing performance quality phrasing and style in "Horton" modern dance technique. Students investigate self-directed reverse combinations, deconstruct movement phrases into sequential elements, and learn methods for written and oral analysis of dance. Students practice listening to the body by connecting movement phrases with kinesthetic experiences. May be repeated for up to eight credits.

Ballet Technique

DANC 292 - Meythaler, Sandra P.

This studio course is devoted to the practice of classical ballet technique and to the exploration of classical and contemporary ballet in performance. The course culminates in a performance presentation. This course may be repeated for degree credit for up to six degree credits.