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Dance (DNC)
Gittings Building, Room 14
(520) 621-4698

Committee on Dance

Professor John M. Wilson

Associate Professors Jory L. Hancock, Chair, Nina Janik

Assistant Professors Ellen R. Bromberg, Melissa Lowe, Michael L.
Williams

The Committee on Dance, a unit of the School of Music, Faculty of
Fine Arts, provides studies in the art, the teaching, and the
analysis of dance. The dance curriculum offers technique in
ballet, jazz dance and modern dance, choreography and ample
performing experience, leading to the Bachelor of Fine Arts
degree with a major in dance.

In cooperation with the Department of Theatre Arts, the Committee
on Dance offers programs of advanced study which lead to Master
of Arts and Master of Fine Arts degrees in theatre arts with a
dance concentration. Interested students should consult the
listings for Dance and Theater Arts in the Graduate Catalog.

The major: Dance majors must audition for placement in dance
technique courses and are required to take a minimum of 6 credits
per semester in dance. For information regarding the placement
session, please contact the Committee on Dance. The following
courses must be taken: DNC 143, 201, 240a-240b, 241a-241b, 245a-
245b, 259, 340a-340b, 341a-341b, 370, 401, 440a-440b or 441a-
441b; 343a-343b-343c-343d; 346, 394a-394b, 445a-445b,* 451a,**
496d; MUS 107 and 108, or 130a or 130b and one unit of applied
music; PHIL 111 or DNC 397a; any one of T AR 111, 116, or  220.
The B.F.A. degree requires 45 units outside of the major
department including the general education requirements
(described in the College of Arts and Sciences section of this
catalog), and 16 units of combined electives in art, art history,
theatre arts, music, media arts, and creative writing. All B.F.A.
students are required to take at least one 3-unit course focusing
on gender, race, ethnicity, or non-Western civilization. Thirty
units in dance classes, including 4 units in ballet technique, 4
units in modern technique, DNC 343a-343b-343c-343d (for
cumulative units) and DNC 394a-394b, must be taken in residence.
Minimum units required for the degree with the major in dance --
125.
*Required for modern emphasis.
**Required for ballet emphasis.

The minor:  Students wishing to minor in dance must complete the
core curriculum (15 units) and track curriculum (6 units).  The
core curriculum consists of the following dance courses:  143,
one year of ballet or modern dance techniques in sequence with
placement in level by audition (240a-240b or 340a-340b for
ballet; 241a-241b or 341a-341b for modern dance), 245a-245b, 259,
346, and 370.  The track curriculum, consisting of additional
dance courses in areas of special interest and demonstrated
talent, is selected by students with the advice and approval of
the undergraduate advisor for dance.  Areas include ballet
performance (selection from and placement in 239a-239b, 297a,
four units from 343a-343b-343c-343d, 391, 439a-439b, 440a-440b,
451a-451b), modern dance performance (selection from and
placement in 297a, four units from 343a-343b-343c-343d, 391,
441a-441b), jazz dance (placement in 244a-244b-244c-244d, 297a,
four units from 343a-343b-343c-343d, 391), composition (six units
from 343a-343b-343c-343d, 391, 394a, 394b, 445), introduction to
teaching (297a, four units from 343a-343b-343c-343d, 391, 394a,
394b, 399).  Minimum units required for the minor in dance -- 21.

The Committee on Dance participates in the honors program.

100. Looking at Dance (3) I Origins of dance as human expression
in ritual, social, and theatrical context. Twentieth century
developments in ballet, modern dance, movie, and show dancing.
Open to nondance majors only.

112. Ballet I II S
a. Beginning Ballet (1)
b. Ballet for Beginners with Limited Experience (1) P, 112a.
c. Intermediate Ballet (2)

143. Improvisation (1) II Improvisation for non-majors and those
students in education desiring certification for teaching dance
K-12.

152. Modern Dance
a. Beginning Modern Dance (1) I II S
b. Modern Dance for Beginners with Limited Experience (1) I II
2S. P, 152a.
c. Intermediate Modern Dance (2) I II S

175. Theatre Dance (1) I II S Jazz movement styles for the
beginning dancer; basic steps, phrases, and performing techniques
for musical comedy and media dance entertainment.

176a. Beginning Tap Dance (1) [Rpt./3 units] I II S.

201a. Beginning Alignment-Floor Barre (1) [Rpt./3] I Floor barre
for non-majors. Janik

239a-239b. Beginning Ballet Pointe (1-1) [Rpt./1] Strength,
stretch, and placement techniques for the beginning student in
preparation for ballet pointe; barre and center practice. 2S. P,
by audition only. CR, 112 or higher level ballet technique.

240a-240b. Ballet Technique I (2-2) [Rpt.] P, CR, 297. By
audition only. Janik

241a-241b. Dance Technique I: Performance Foundations (2-2)
[Rpt.] Foundational studies of human movement as an art form,
with focus on developing strength, flexibility and coordination.
By audition only. Wilson/Bergsohn

244a-244b. Jazz Dance Technique I (2-2) [Rpt.] By audition only.

245a-245b. Basic Choreography (2-2) Study of the elements of
time, space, and energy; basic concepts of phrasing and structure
leading to dance composition. 4S. P, 143. 

259. History of Dance (3) II History of dance as theater art
within the western world from 1581 to the present.

276a-276b. Intermediate Tap Dance (2-2) [Rpt.] I II Expanding
fundamental tap technique with a variety of musical styles and
rhythmic applications, intermediate tap dance will emphasize
basic tap steps and how those basics can augment advanced skills
and techniques. Enrollment by audition only.

291. Preceptorship
a. Dance Production (1-3) [Rpt./3] I II

301. Floor Barre II (1) [Rpt./2] I Theory and practice of correct
body alignment and movemetn without stylistic considerations. It
is geared to the dancer and is meant to augment technique class.
Required of majors. Course is open by audition only.

340a-340b. Ballet Technique II (2-2) [Rpt./2] P, 240b. By
audition only. Lowe/Hancock

341a-341b. Modern Dance Technique II (2-2) [Rpt./2] P, 241b. By
audition only.

343a-343b-343c-343d. Dance Ensemble (2-2-2-2) a and b sections
1994-95; c and d sections 1993-94. Production preparation,
rehearsal methods, repertorial development, and performance of
dance, with particular emphasis on ensemble. 6L. Enrollment by
audition only.

344a-344b. Jazz Dance Technique II (2-2) [Rpt.] I II Continued
development of jazz dance technique emphasizing stylistic
diversity, including contemporary, lyric, funky and classical
jazz. Enrollment by audition only.

346. Theory and Philosophy of Dance (3) I 1994-95 Theories of
dance as an art form and as an educational discipline. P, 259a.
Wilson Writing-Emphasis Course. P, Satisfaction of the upper-
division writing-proficiency requirement (see "Writing-Emphasis
Courses" in the Academic Policies and Graduation Requirements
section of this catalog).

370. Human Movement in the Arts (3) I Hieratic gestures and
anatomical foundations of human movement from the viewpoint of
the performing and visual arts. Historical development and
stylistic treatment of the human figure in action. 

394. Practicum
a. Dance Project (1) I II 3L.
b. Production Project (1) I II 3L. P, 445.

401. Advanced Floor Barre (1) [Rpt./4 units] I II Develops deep
strength, flexibility and alignment specific to all forms of
dance. Building on the concepts presented in 201, this course is
geared to the more advanced student, presenting exercises that
are more rigorous and complex in nature. 2S. P, 201. May be
convened with 501. Bromberg

439a-439b. Advanced Pointe Technique (1-1) [Rpt./4 units] I II
439a: Barre work; continuing development of strength, speed, and
stamina. Introduction of advanced barre combinations. Center
work; allegro en pointe, also adagio, and pirouettes and
consecutive turns. 439b: Continuation of 439a with increasing
difficulty and complexity in the enchainments. 2S. P, audition.
May be convened with 539a-539b.

440a-440b. Ballet Technique III (2-2) [Rpt./3]  P, 340b. By
audition only. May be convened with 540a-540b. Hancock/Lowe

441a-441b. Modern Dance Technique III (2-2) [Rpt./3] By audition
only. May be convened with 541a-541b. Bromberg

445a-445b. Advanced Choreography (2-2) 445a: Movement, motif
development for solo and group composition. 445b: Balancing the
intuitive and intellectual components of the creative process to
create meaningful and well-crafted dances. 4S. P, 245b. May be
convened with 545a-545b. Bromberg

451a-451b. Ballet Repertoire (2-2) [Rpt./12 units] Repertoire
from romantic, classical and contemporary ballets including works
by Bournonville, Petipa, Ashton, Balanchine, Christensen and
others. 1R, 3S. P, 340 or by audition. May be convened with 551a-
551b. Hancock

460. Ballet Technique for Men (1) [Rpt./2 units] I Emphasis on
physical conditioning as well as adagio movement; various
pirouette, grand allegro, elevations using batterie in
combinations focusing on male performance. P, Intermediate
Ballet. 2S. May be convened with 560.

495. Colloquium
a. Evaluation of Dance and Body Technique (3) I P, intermediate
level ballet or modern dance techniques. (Identical with T AR
495a) May be convened with 595a. 

496. Seminar
d. Dance-Related Art Forms (3) II (Identical with T AR 496d) May
be convened with 596d.  

501. Advanced Floor Barre (1) [Rpt./ 4 units] I II For a
description of course topics, see 401. Graduate-level
requirements include additional written assignments. 2S. P, 201.
May be convened with 401.

539a-539b. Advanced Pointe Technique (1-1) [Rpt./4 units] I II
For a description of course topics, see 439a-439b. Graduate-level
requirements include completion of additional exercises. P,
audition. May be convened with 439a-439b.

540a-540b. Ballet Technique III (2-3) [Rpt./3] Graduate-level
requirements include an additional creative and/or research
project. P, 340b. By audition only. May be convened with 440a-
440b. Hancock

541a-541b. Modern Dance Technique III (2-2) II [Rpt.] Graduate-
level requirements include an additional creative and/or research
project. By audition only. May be convened with 441a-441b.
Bromberg

543. Dance Ensemble (2) [Rpt./1] I II Rehearsal methods,
repertorial development, and performance of dance with particular
emphasis on ensemble. 4S. P, repertory audition; intermediate
level in modern and ballet (340a-b, 341a-b).

545a-545b. Advanced Choreography (2-2) I For a description of
course topics, see 445a-445b. Graduate-level requirements include
completion of a full-scale group composition, which will be
evaluated by the dance faculty. May be convened with 445a-445b.
Bromberg

546. Dance Program Administration (3) II 1994-95 Historical and
current factors affecting career development in dance and dance-
related fields; practical organization of programs. (Identical
with T AR 546) Wilson

550. Literary Resources for Choreography (3) II 1993-94 [Rpt./1]
Studies in primary world literature, in drama, and in psychology
of personages as sources for choreographic themes; presentation
of motifs and scenario. 6S. P, 445. (Identical with T AR 550)
Wilson

551a-551b. Ballet Repertoire (2-2) II [Rpt./12 units] For a
description of course topics, see 451a-451b. Graduate-level
requirements include performance of classical repertory at the
professional level. P, 340 or by audition. May be convened with
451a-451b. Hancock

560. Ballet Technique for Men (1) [Rpt./2 units] I For a
description of course topics, see 460. Graduate-level
requirements include a higher level technical proficiency as well
as a more finely tuned sense of the aesthetic in male solo
performance. P, Intermediate Ballet. 2S. May be convened with
460.

595. Colloquium
a. Evaluation of Dance and Body Technique (3) I P, intermediate
level ballet or modern dance techniques. (Identical with T AR
595a) May be convened with 495a. Bergshon

596. Seminar
d. Dance-Related Art Forms (3) II 1994-95 (Identical with T AR
596d) May be convened with 496d.  

697. Workshop
a. Concert Production and Choreography (1-4) [Rpt./9 units] I II
4-8S. P, 445.

 


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