ARCHIVE: Spring 2002
Dance (DAN)

DAN 130 Dance. (2)
fall, spring, summer
Introduces styles and forms of dance; ballet, modern, jazz, tap, ballroom, ethnic. May be repeated for credit.

DAN 134 Technique and Theory of Modern Dance. (3)
fall and spring
Elementary concepts of modern dance technique. Development of movement quality and performance skills. 6 hours weekly. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisites: Dance major; placement audition.

DAN 135 Technique and Theory of Ballet. (2)
fall and spring
Elementary ballet technique with emphasis on alignment, control, and development of the feet with proper awareness of style and phrasing. 4 hours weekly. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: placement audition.

DAN 164 Improvisation. (1)
fall and spring
Improvisation techniques employing the basic elements of space, time, and energy. Studio.

DAN 210 Dance Production I. (3)
fall
Theory and practice of lighting, scenery, sound, and stage management for dance production. Labs cover all areas of production. Lecture, lab.

DAN 211 Dance Production II. (3)
spring
Theory and practice of arts management and costume design for dance production. Labs cover all areas of production. Lecture, lab.

DAN 221 Rhythmic Theory for Dance I. (2)
fall
Elements of music, music structures, and their relationship to dance. Emphasis on rhythmic analysis and dance accompaniment.

DAN 222 Rhythmic Theory for Dance II. (2)
spring
Continuation of DAN 221 with an emphasis on small group/movement projects in relation to musical time and structure. CD-ROM work included. Prerequisite: DAN 221 or proficiency exam.

DAN 228 Dance Notation I. (3)
fall and spring
Surveys systems of dance notation. Introduces effort-shape analysis of movement. Emphasizes learning elementary labanotation. Lecture, studio. Prerequisites: DAN 221; MUS 100.

DAN 230 Dance. (2)
fall, spring, summer
Intermediate levels. Continuation of DAN 130. May be repeated for credit.

DAN 234 Technique and Theory of Modern Dance. (3)
fall and spring
Intermediate concepts of modern dance technique. Development of movement quality and performance skills. 6 hours weekly. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: placement audition.

DAN 235 Technique and Theory of Ballet. (2)
fall and spring
Advanced study of elementary ballet technique through the traditional exercises, with proper awareness of style and phrasing. 4 hours weekly. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: placement audition.

DAN 237 Beginning Pointe. (1)
fall and spring
Study of elementary pointe technique through the traditional exercises. 2 hours weekly. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisites: basic ballet training; instructor approval.

DAN 264 Improvisational Structures. (3)
fall
Introduces basic improvisational and choreographic principles with emphasis on current media and technology, group structures, and movement invention. Lecture, studio.

DAN 265 Approaches to Choreography. (3)
spring
Intermediate application of basic choreographic principles with emphasis on improvisation, form, content, and evaluative skills. Lecture, studio. Prerequisite: DAN 264.

DAN 311 Methods of Teaching Children’s Dance. (3)
fall and spring
Theory and practice of teaching creative dance to children. Designed for Dance majors and related curricula, but open to all students.

DAN 321 Music Literature for Dance. (3)
fall and spring
Historical survey of music and compositional elements relative to dance. Emphasis on analysis of choreography from a musical standpoint. Lecture, lab, CD-ROM lab. Prerequisites: both DAN 221 and 222 or only instructor approval. Pre- or corequisite: MUS 340.

DAN 328 Dance Notation II. (2)
spring
Intermediate study of labanotation. Emphasis on score reading. Prerequisite: DAN 228 (or its equivalent).

DAN 330 Dance. (2)
fall, spring, summer
Advanced levels. Continuation of DAN 230. May be repeated for credit.

DAN 334 Technique and Theory of Modern Dance. (3)
fall and spring
Advanced concepts of modern dance technique. Development of movement quality and performance skills. 6 hours weekly. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: placement audition.

DAN 335 Technique and Theory of Ballet. (2)
fall and spring
Intermediate ballet technique with emphasis on strength, dynamics, rhythmical impulses, and transitions with awareness of proper style and phrasing. 4 hours weekly. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: placement audition.

DAN 337 Intermediate Pointe. (1)
fall and spring
Study of intermediate and advanced pointe technique through the traditional exercises. 2 hours weekly. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: DAN 237 or instructor approval.

DAN 340 Dance Kinesiology. (4)
spring
Kinesiological principles applied to dance technique, including analysis of muscular patterns in dance movement and the pathomechanics of dance injury. Prerequisite: BIO 201 or instructor approval.

DAN 342 Ideokinesis. (2)
fall
Study of posture using the visualization of image/goals to facilitate improved alignment and movement efficiency. May be repeated for credit. Lecture, studio.

DAN 350 Methods of Teaching Modern Dance in Secondary Education. (3)
fall
Analysis and acquisition of teaching materials for the technique, improvisation, and choreography of modern dance. Lecture, studio. Pre- or corequisite: DAN 359.

DAN 351 Methods of Teaching Ballet. (3)
spring
Analysis and acquisition of teaching techniques and materials for ballet, jazz, and multicultural dance forms. Lecture, studio. Pre- or corequisite: DAN 359.

DAN 359 Dance Education Theory. (3)
fall
Application of principles of motivation, learning, and evaluation to the teaching of dance.

DAN 364 Choreography and Accompaniment. (3)
fall
Experience in the use of traditional and nontraditional musical structures as a basis for choreographic projects. Lecture, studio. Prerequisite: DAN 321.

DAN 365 Advanced Choreography. (3)
spring
Investigation and practice of contemporary styles of choreography. Studio. Prerequisites: DAN 264 and 265 (or their equivalents).

DAN 371 Dance Theatre Performance/Production. (1 – 3)
fall and spring
Performance or technical theatre work in designated dance productions. 3 hours a week per semester hour. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: instructor approval.

DAN 380 Performance Studies Practicum. (3)
spring
Focus on developing rehearsal skills and achieving performance excellence through the preparation of three completed works. Studio, lab.

DAN 423 Dance, Computers, and Multimedia. (3)
fall and spring
Introduces desktop multimedia as it relates to dance creation, education, production, and research. Lecture, lab.
General Studies: CS

DAN 434 Technique and Theory of Modern Dance. (3)
fall and spring
Preparation in the performance and comprehension of professional-level modern dance technique. 6 hours weekly. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: placement audition.

DAN 435 Technique and Theory of Ballet. (2)
fall and spring
Study of professional advanced ballet technique with emphasis on preparation for performance. 4 hours weekly. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: placement audition.

DAN 471 Dance Arizona Repertory Theatre. (3 – 4)
fall and spring
Preprofessional modern dance company, emphasizing outreach and performance. Opportunity to work with guest artists and community schools and organizations. Lecture, studio. Prerequisite: instructor approval.

DAN 472 Concert Dance. (2)
fall and spring
Extensive preparation of repertory or new works created by experienced choreographers. Simulates dance company experience, culminating in performance. Studio. Prerequisites: audition; instructor approval.

DAN 480 Senior Performance in Dance. (2)
fall
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 364, 365.

DAN 484 Dance Internship. (1 – 3)
fall and spring

DAN 494 Special Topics. (1 – 4)
once a year
Possible topics:

(a)Concert Dance. (2)

DAN 510 Dance Stagecraft and Production. (1 – 3)
fall and spring
Theory of costuming, lighting, makeup, scenery, and sound as related to dance performance. May be repeated once for credit. Lecture, studio. Prerequisite: DAN 211 (or its equivalent).

DAN 521 Sound Lab I. (2)
fall
Audio mixing for analog/digital recording and editing. Lecture, lab. Prerequisite: instructor approval.

DAN 522 Sound Lab II. (2)
spring
Continuation of DAN 521. Focus on digital recording/editing of audio compositions for choreographic projects. Lecture, lab. Pre- or corequisite: DAN 423 or 521.

DAN 523 Dance, Computers, and Multimedia. (3)
fall and spring
Introduces desktop multimedia as it relates to dance creation, production, education, and research. Lecture, lab.

DAN 534 Technique and Theory of Modern Dance. (3)
fall and spring
Preparation in the performance and comprehension of professional-level modern dance for first-year graduate students. 6 hours weekly. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: placement audition.

DAN 535 Technique and Theory of Ballet. (2)
fall and spring
Graduate study of ballet technique. May be repeated for credit. Studio. Prerequisite: placement audition.

DAN 542 Ideokinesis. (2)
fall
Theoretical examination of ideokinetic methods of facilitating postural change and movement efficiency.

DAN 550 Graduate Dance Pedagogy: Modern. (3)
spring
Overview of the role of modern dance technique and theory in the university curriculum including current pedagogical theory, diversity, gender. May follow or precede internship in practical teaching.

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

DAN 561 Choreographer/Composer Workshop. (1 – 3)
not regularly offered
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. (3)
fall
Original choreography created for solo and group performance. Studio. Prerequisites: DAN 364 and 365 (or their equivalents).

DAN 565 Solo and Group Choreography II. (3)
spring
Continuation of DAN 564. Studio. Prerequisite: DAN 564.

DAN 571 Dance Theatre. (1 – 3)
fall and spring
Performance in specially choreographed dance productions. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: instructor approval.

DAN 580 Performance Studies Practicum. (1 – 3)
spring
Focus on developing rehearsal skills and achieving performance excellence through the preparation of three completed works. Studio, lab.

DAN 591 Seminar. (1 – 3)
fall and spring
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. (3)
fall and spring
Preparation in the performance and comprehension of professional-level modern dance for second-year graduate students. 6 hours weekly. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: placement audition.

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

DAN 664 Choreography Workshop. (1 – 3)
fall
Choreographic study in a seminar context with faculty and guest artists. May be repeated for credit. Studio. Prerequisites: DAN 564, 565.

DAN 671 Dance Arizona Repertory Theatre. (3 – 4)
fall and spring
Preprofessional modern dance company, emphasizing outreach and performance. Opportunity to work with guest artists and community schools and organizations. Lecture, studio. Prerequisite: instructor approval.

DAN 693 M.F.A. Project. (1 – 9)
fall, spring, summer
Preparation for required M.F.A. project approved by the student’s supervisory committee. Work is followed by a final oral examination and documentation appropriate to the project. Prerequisite: committee approval.

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