Dance Course Descriptions

ALL TECHNIQUE AND ENSEMBLE COURSES CAN BE TAKEN FOR PHYSICAL EDUCATION. MOST TECHNIQUE AND ENSEMBLE COURSES CAN ALSO BE TAKEN FOR .5 ACADEMIC CREDIT. STUDENTS CAN TAKE BEGINNING LEVEL TECHNIQUE FOR ACADEMIC CREDIT THROUGH ARTD B 136, 137, 138, OR 139. ADVANCE CHOREOGRAPHY, SENIOR RESEARCH, AND SUPERVISED WORK CAN EARN FROM .5 TO 1.0 CREDIT PER SEMESTER.

STUDENTS WITH SUFFICIENT EXPERIENCE IN AN ART FORM MAY TAKE ARTA B251, ARTS TEACHING IN EDUCATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SETTINGS, A PRAXIS COURSE

Please see the most recent College Catalog for Dance course descriptions.
Courses that fall outside of the three year offering cycle are listed below, as is the full list of technique courses offered for PE credit although the selection varies by semester.

ARTD B241 Dance History II: A History of Contemporary Western Theater Dance
This course investigates the history of dance with particular emphasis on its development in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries as a Western Theatre Art form within a broader context of global art and culture. The course investigates the historical and cultural forces that shape both the form and function of dance as well as the reciprocal relationship of dance to or impact on those same forces. Dance will be considered both chronologically and theoretically as cultural, social, aesthetic, and personal phenomena. The course will provide students with an introduction to both traditional and more contemporary models of historiography with particular reference to the changing modes of documenting, researching and analyzing dance. In addition to lectures and discussion, the course will include film, video, slides, and some movement experiences.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Approach: Critical Interpretation (CI); Inquiry into the Past (IP)
Major Writing Requirement: Writing Attentive
Units: 1.0

PE B101 Ballet: Beginning Technique
PE B102 Ballet: Intermediate Technique
PE B103 Ballet: Advanced Technique
PE B104 Ballet Workshop
PE B105 Modern: Beginning Technique
PE B106 Modern: Intermediate Technique
PE B107 Modern: Advanced Technique
PE B108 Jazz: Beginning Technique
PE B110 Jazz: Intermediate Technique
PE B111 Hip-hop Technique
PE B112 African Dance
PE B116 Salsa
PE B117 Classical Indian Dance
PE B118 Movement Improvisation
PE B120 Intro. to Flamenco
PE B121 Tap I
PE B122 Intro to Social Dance
PE B123 Tap II
PE B125 Swing Dance
PE B126 Rhythm & Style: Flamenco and Tap
PE B127 Social Dance Forms: Topics Intro to Social Dance, Swing, Salsa
PE B129 The Gesture of Dance: Classical Indian and Polynesian/Hula
PE B131 Tap: Learning and Performing
PE B145 Dance Ensemble: Modern
PE B146 Dance Ensemble: Ballet
PE B147 Dance Ensemble: Jazz
PE B148 Dance Ensemble: African
PE B149 Dance Ensemble: Outreach
PE B150 Dance Ensemble: Special Topics (2015-16: Hip-Hop)
PE B195 Movement for Theater
PE B196 Dance Composition Lab
PE B197 Directed Work in Dance

 

 

 




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