Dance (DAN)

DAN 434 Technique and Theory of Modern Dance. (2) F, S
Preparation in the performance and comprehension of professional level modern dance technique. 6 hours weekly. May be repeated for credit. Placement audition required.

DAN 435 Technique and Theory of Ballet. (2) F, S
The study of professional advanced ballet technique with emphasis on preparation for performance. 4 hours weekly. May be repeated for credit. Placement audition required.

DAN 437 Partnering. (2) S
Fundamental technique, theory, and practice of partnering applicable to all dance forms. Variations from ballet (on pointe and off). May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: instructor approval.

DAN 464 Choreography and Accompaniment. (2) F
Function of accompaniment for dance; experience in the use of percussion, voice, records, piano, and selected instruments in relation to their use in choreography. Studio. Prerequisites: DAN 264 and 265 or equivalent.

DAN 465 Advanced Choreography. (2) S
Investigation and practice of contemporary styles of choreography. Studio. Prerequisites: DAN 264 and 265 or equivalent.

DAN 480 Senior Performance in Dance. (2) F
Original choreography for group performance with analysis and critique of problems encountered in production. Must be repeated for a total of 4 credits. Prerequisites: DAN 464, 465.

DAN 510 Dance Stagecraft and Production. (3) N
Theory of lighting, costuming, makeup, scenery, and sound as related to dance performance. May be repeated once for credit. Lecture, studio. Prerequisite: DAN 211 or equivalent.

DAN 521 Sound Lab I. (1) F
Introduction to tape recording, sound mixing, audio tape editing for dance choreographers. Lecture, lab. Prerequisite: instructor approval.

DAN 522 Sound Lab II. (1) S
Continuation of DAN 521. Emphasis on development of tape compositions. Lecture, lab. Prerequisite: DAN 521.

DAN 528 Dance Notation III. (3) N
Advanced study of labanotation. Experiences in notating and reconstruction of labanotation dance scores. Lecture, studio. Prerequisite: DAN 328 or equivalent.

DAN 534 Technique and Theory of Modern Dance. (2) F, S
Preparation in the performance and comprehension of professional-level modern dance for first-year graduate students. 6 hours weekly. May be repeated for credit. Placement audition required.

DAN 535 Technique and Theory of Ballet. (1) F, S
Graduate-level study of professional advanced ballet technique with emphasis on preparation for performance. 4 hours weekly. May be repeated for credit. Placement audition required.

DAN 537 Partnering. (2) S
Fundamental technique, theory, and practice of partnering, applicable to all dance forms. Variations from ballet (on pointe and off). May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: instructor approval.

DAN 542 Ideokinesis. (2) F
A theoretical examination of ideokinetic methods of facilitating postural change and movement efficiency.

DAN 550 Graduate Dance Pedagogy: Modern. (3) S
Advanced analysis of teaching techniques for modern dance.

DAN 551 Graduate Dance Pedagogy: Ballet. (3) F
Advanced analysis of teaching techniques for ballet. Prerequisite: instructor approval.

DAN 561 Choreographer/Composer Workshop. (3) N
Analysis of, experimentation with, and practice in working with composers of music for choreography. Open to experienced choreographers and composers. Lecture, studio. Prerequisite: instructor approval.

DAN 564 Solo and Group Choreography I. (2) F
Original choreography created for solo and group performance. Studio. Prerequisites: DAN 464 and 465 or equivalent.

DAN 565 Solo and Group Choreography II. (2) S
Continuation of DAN 564. Studio. Prerequisite: DAN 564.

DAN 571 Dance Theatre. (1–3) F, S
Performance in specially choreographed dance productions. 3 hours a week. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: instructor approval.

DAN 591 Seminar. (0–3) F, S
Seminar focusing on enrichment topics, production aspects of thesis projects, teaching concerns, special lectures, films, or critiques.

DAN 634 Technique and Theory of Modern Dance. (2) F, S
Preparation in the performance and comprehension of professional-level modern dance for second-year graduate students. 6 hours weekly. May be repeated for credit. Placement audition required.

DAN 640 Advanced Problems in Analysis of Dance Technique. (3) S
Theories and principles of human anatomy, kinesiology, and the psychology of learning applied to analysis of dance movement. Prerequisites: DAN 340 and 342 or instructor approval.

DAN 664 Choreography Workshop. (2) F
Choreographic study in a seminar context with faculty and guest artists. Studio. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisites: DAN 564 and 565.

DAN 693 AP: MFA Performance. (1–9) F, S
Studio work in preparation for required M.F.A. concert. Public performance to be approved by the student's supervisory committee and to be followed by a final oral examination. A written bound document as well as video documentation must be left with the department. Prerequisite: instructor approval.

Omnibus Graduate Courses: See omnibus graduate courses that may be offered.

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