Dance (DA)

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DA-101   Dance AppreciationCredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): AT

Introduction to the extraordinarily diverse dance forms found throughout the world. Development of an appreciation of dance as an art. The history, aesthetic elements, and communicative power of dance movements will be examined.

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DA-117   Ballroom Dancing ICredits: 1   

Course Type(s): None

Provides a comprehensive foundation for both men and women to successfully perform on any social dance floor. Students will learn the introductory steps to Foxtrot, English, the Viennese Waltz, East Coast Swing, Cha Cha, and the Charleston. A minimum of 5 step patterns per dance will be introduced. Students will practice dance etiquette and social skills, leading to increased confidence for social dancing and improved fitness. In addition, "partner" dance positions and keeping music tempos will be addressed. Dual Skills Class. This is a pass/fail course. Also listed as PE-117.

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DA-118   Ballroom Dancing IICredits: 1   

Course Type(s): None

Provides a comprehensive foundation for both men and women to successfully perform on any social dance floor. Students will learn introductory steps of the Hustle, Salsa, and Tango. Intermediate/advanced skills of the Viennese Waltz/Foxtrot, and East Coast Swing will be taught. A minimum of eight step patterns per dance will be introduced. Students will practice dance etiquette and social skills, leading to increased, confidence for social dancing and improved fitness. In addition, "partner" dance positions and keeping music tempos will be addressed. Dual Skills class. This is a pass/fail course. Also listed as PE-118.

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DA-151   Movement for the PerformerCredits: 3   

Term Offered: Fall Term

Course Type(s): AT

Designed for the students to gain body awareness and proper body alignment through physical practice and imagery, while learning proper dance terminology. Creative movement, improvisation, and choreography will also be addressed. By the end of the course, the student will be able to properly warm-up the body in preparation for performance.

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DA-198   Special Topics in Dance (100 Level)Credits: 1-3   

Prerequisite: As announced in the course schedule.

Course Type(s): None

An intensive study of a particular dance form to be announced prior to registration, involving the practical application of a dance form through practice and performance.

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DA-207   Modern Ballet ICredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Integration of the techniques of modern and classical ballet; modern ballet history and theory to be examined, with emphasis on movement and performance.

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DA-209   Jazz Dance ICredits: 3   

Term Offered: Spring Term

Course Type(s): None

Introduction to jazz dance techniques; skills development in jazz movement, body control, and stage performance.

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DA-211   Jazz Dance IICredits: 3   

Prerequisite: DA-209 or permission of the instructor.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Advanced jazz dance techniques; advanced skills development in jazz movement, body control, and stage performance.

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DA-298   Special Topics in Dance (200 Level)Credits: 1-3   

Prerequisite: As announced in the course schedule.

Term Offered: Spring Term

Course Type(s): None

An intensive study of a particular dance form to be announced prior to registration. The course involves the particular application of the dance form through practice and performance.

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DA-299   Independent Study in DanceCredits: 1-3   

Term Offered: Spring Term

Course Type(s): None

Guided Research in selected topics in Dance.

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DA-301   ChoreographyCredits: 3   

Term Offered: Spring Term

Course Type(s): None

How to initiate, develop, manipulate, and edit movement to craft a dance with form and intent. Teaches creative and practical skills. The conception, planning, and realization of complete dances will be studied and practiced. Students will create and perform their own choreography. Outstanding work will be showcased in departmental productions.

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DA-499   Independent Study in DanceCredits: 1-3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Guided research on selected topics in Dance.