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Defining Detroit (1)

The Marygrove College Institute for Detroit Studies, founded in 2001, promotes interdisciplinary study of the City of Detroit through academic credit and continuing education courses; online resources; lectures, readings, exhibits and performances; research activities and visiting scholar programs.
Defining Detroit

Detroit Studies (36)

The Institute builds on Marygrove College’s mission to serve the people of metropolitan Detroit, on its location in the city, and on its strong relationship with different Detroit constituencies. The Institute seeks to broaden recognition of Detroit’s contributions to American culture, interrogate standard definitions and popular versions of the city, and provide opportunity for cross-disciplinary analysis of issues important to the metropolitan area.
Detroit Studies

Defining Detroit (1), Literary Map of Detroit (26)

Dance (6)

Based on the principle that a technical proficiency level is decisive in the competitive dance performance/dance education market, dance technique in the ballet, modern, and jazz idioms are the foundations to the curriculum. In addition to supporting theory, composition, and theatre classes, all dance students perform in a variety of venues as members of the Marygrove College Dance Company.
Dance

Detroit Studies (4)

The undergraduate certificate in Detroit Studies consists of at least fifteen hours of interdisciplinary coursework devoted to analysis of metropolitan Detroit.
Detroit Studies

Items starting with D

Defining Detroit Lecture Series

A list of previous lectures, readings, exhibits, and performances focusing on Detroit:

Punching the Clock
A public reading by poet Jim Daniels, Carnegie Mellon University
October 6, 2000, 8 p.m.

Dancing in the Street: Motown and the Cultural Politics of Detroit
A public lecture by cultural historian Suzanne E. Smith, George Mason University October 11, 2000, 8 p.m.

Defining Detroit Film Series

A list of previous films

Legacy in Bronze: the Sculpture of Sergio De Guisti

Produced by John Prusak and Kathryn Vander
February 15, 2009, 2:00 p.m.

Detroit Bibliography

Tom Klug has compiled a bibliography of Detroit books, articles and theses. A special thanks goes out to SBC and Michigan Colleges Foundation (MCF) for their support.

There are two ways to see it: the master bibliography which is large or by individual sections. The bibliographies are all .pdf's.

Bibliographies

Master Bibliography

Dance Overview

GENERAL INFORMATION
Through dance, the trends of political, emotional, and social issues are documented by the choreographic works of artistic leaders, and often dramatically influence the evolution of urban society and social phenomena. Based on the principal that a technical proficiency level is decisive in the competitive dance market, dance technique, in the ballet, modern and jazz dance idioms are the foundation of the curriculum. With this in mind, the Department of Dance is directed toward producing versatile dance artists who have the capabilities to meet the ever-changing standards of dance performance. The specialized dance degree programs, together with the liberal arts education, create a plan of study designed for the specific interest of each student. The department presents a four to five year program leading to a Bachelor of Arts/Dance Performance, Bachelor of Arts/Dance or a minor in dance performance.

SPECIFIC INFORMATION

The Bachelor of Fine Arts/Dance Performance degree program is specifically designed for the student preparing for a professional career as a performer in dance. This specialized program requires 71 credit hours in dance technique and 18 credit hours in related theory courses. Dance majors seeking a BFA/Dance Performance must maintain a cumulative 3.0 grade point average in all dance technique and related required courses.

The Bachelor of Arts/Dance degree program is designed for students who wish to major in dance, but would like to take greater advantage of the Liberal Arts academic experience. A total of 51 credit hours in dance technique and 18 credit hours in dance theory classes are required. In addition, the student must complete 20 credit hours of a chosen minor. Dance majors seeking a BA/Dance degree must maintain a cumulative 2.5 in all dance technique and related required courses.

The Bachelor of Arts/Performing Arts program is an individualized, interdisciplinary major across three departments: dance, music, and theatre. It is also a collaborative venture between two institutions; Marygrove College and the University of Detroit Mercy. The Performing Arts major consists of 60 credits of combined coursework in dance, music and theatre. Because this is an interdisciplinary major, a minor is not required. A student selects one primary area of concentration with approximately 40 credits and two secondary areas to comprise the additional 20 credit hours.

See the PERFORMING ARTS/THEATRE section of the catalog for
additional information.

The Minor in Dance Performance is for the student with prior dance experience who would like to continue their dance training and have the opportunity to perform. A total of 24 credit hours of dance technique and theory courses complete the dance minor.

The Minor in Performing Arts provides an opportunity to experience the performing arts in a larger, collective sense. The performing arts group minor consists of 24 hours of course work selected from the following areas: music, dance, English and theater. A performing arts minor may include up to 12 credits from the Theatre Department at the University of Detroit Mercy.

See the Performing Arts/Theatre section of the catalog for additional information.

The Minor in Theatre provides an introduction to theatre. A theatre minor consists of 24 hours of course work and may include up to 12 credits from the Theatre Department at the University of Detroit Mercy. See the Performing Arts/Theatre section of the catalog for additional information.

The Minor in Visual & Performing Arts provides you with the opportunity to experience the arts from a broad perspective and works well with humanities, modern languages, history or a major in any of the arts. This is a 24 credit hour group minor for which course work is selected from at least three of the following areas: art, art history, music, dance and theatre. Please note that classes in your major cannot be counted toward this minor.

Admission/Audition
Acceptance into each of the dance programs is based on a formal dance audition. The audition is held by members of the dance faculty. Proficiency at the intermediate level in the ballet, modern or jazz dance idiom is required for acceptance as a dance major/minor. Prospective dance students may not audition until they have completed the Admissions process, and have been accepted into Marygrove College’s academic program. All incoming dance majors will be designated as Bachelor of Arts/Dance degree candidates. At the conclusion of the first year, the student may petition the dance department faculty and request to change their academic program to the BFA Dance Performance degree.

Career Information
Marygrove’s various dance programs are designed for the particular interest of each student while maintaining the highest standard accepted in the professional workplace. A degree in dance completed at Marygrove College prepares the student for a future as a performer, educator, choreographer, musical theatre entertainer, critic, dance historian, private studio owner, or further studies beyond the bachelor degree.

SPECIAL ELEMENTS OF THE PROGRAM
Talent Scholarships
A limited number of talent scholarships are granted each academic year. Awards are granted upon the completion of the admissions process and upon completion of an audition. Talent scholarships may be combined with academic awards. Please contact the Office of Admissions for further information.

Credit for Professional Experience
Credit may be granted for professional experience through the portfolio assessment. Transfer credits are accepted with certain guidelines. Please contact the dance department for further information.

Professional Performances
Marygrove’s dance program is professionally oriented and emphasizes broad performance experience. All majors/minors are members of the Marygrove College Dance Company or Company2. The dance company performs informally on campus, off-campus in lecture demonstrations, as guest artists with local dance companies, collaboratively in one divisional musical theatre production and in three full-scale proscenium dance concerts in the Marygrove College Theatre. In addition, the dance department participates in the Michigan Dance Council (MDC) and the American College Dance Association (ACDA) conferences.

Guest Artists
Opportunities to interact and study with international
instructors and choreographers are offered throughout the
academic year to the Marygrove undergraduate dance major/
minor. These affiliations with master artists often lead to
opportunities in the professional field for Marygrove dance
department graduates.

Honor Society
The dance department offers membership to The National Dance Honor Society, Nu Delta Alpha Chapter for all eligible dance majors/minors.

To locate specific course information regarding the Bachelor of Arts/Performing Arts (BA), the Performing Arts Minor and the Theatre Minor see the Performing Arts area of this catalog. To locate information for the Minor/Visual & Performing Arts, please see the Art section of the undergraduate catalog. 

Visual & Performing Arts Events Calendar

Dance Course Descriptions

DAN 103   Professional Workshops and Master Classes: Modern   1-3 hours
Prerequisite: None; Term: 1, 2, 3, summer; Fee: yes
Concentrated course work on the principles of modern dance technique designed for the inexperienced dancer.

DAN 104  Professional Workshops and Master Classes  1-3 hours
Prerequisite: None; Term: 1, 2, 3, summer; Fee: yes
Concentrated course work on the principles of dance technique designed for the inexperienced dancer.

DAN 105  Professional Workshops and Master Classes: Ballet  1-3 hours
Prerequisite: None; Term: 1, 2, 3, summer; Fee: yes
Concentrated course work on the principles of classical ballet technique designed for the inexperienced dancer.

DAN 150  Elementary Ballet I  3 hours
General Education Option – Creative Expression; Prerequisite: None; Term: 1‚ 2; Fee: yes
Principles of classical ballet technique designed for the non-major.

DAN 151   Elementary Ballet II   3 hours
General Education Option – Creative Expression; Prerequisite: DAN 150A; Term: 1, 2; Fee: yes
Principles of classical ballet technique designed for the non-major.

DAN 170  Elementary Modern I  3 hour
General Education Option – Creative Expression; Prerequisite: None; Term: 1, 2; Fee: yes
Principles of modern dance technique designed for the non-major.

DAN 171  Elementary Modern II  3 hours
General Education Option – Creative Expression; Prerequisite: DAN 170A; Term: 1, 2; Fee: yes
Principles of modern dance technique designed for the non-major.

DAN 180 Elementary Jazz  3 hours
General Education Option – Creative Expression; Prerequisite: None; Term: 1, 2; Fee: yes
Principles of jazz dance technique designed for the non-major.                   

DAN 190  Elementary Tap  1 hour
Prerequisite: None; Term: 1; alternate years; Fee: yes
Elementary level tap dance technique. This course is designed to develop the rhythm and coordination of basic steps and routines. May be repeated for a maximum of 2 credits.

DAN 201   Dance/Theater/Performance I  2 hours
Term: 1, 2; Fee: yes
A performance course for the first-year student participating in concert as a member of the Marygrove College Dance Company or Company II. Under the supervision of dance faculty, this course includes practical experience in stage makeup, stagecraft and the fundamentals of acting. May be repeated for a maximum of 4 credits.

DAN 202   Dance/Theater/Performance II  1-2 hours
Term: 1, 2; Fee: yes
A performance course for the second-year student participating in concert as a member of the Marygrove College Dance Company or Company II. Under the supervision of the dance faculty, this course includes practical experience in stage makeup, stagecraft and the fundamentals of acting. May be repeated for a maximum of 4 credits.

DAN 203  Professional Workshops and Master Classes: Modern  1-3 hours
Prerequisite: Permission of department chair; Term: 1, 2, 3, summer; Fee: yes
Concentrated course work for the second-year student under the direction of faculty and/or guest artists.

DAN 204  Professional Workshops and Master Classes  1-3 hours
Prerequisite: Permission of department chair; Term: 1, 2, 3, summer; Fee: yes
Concentrated course work for the second-year student under the direction of faculty and/or guest artists.

DAN 205  Professional Workshops and Master Classes: Ballet  1-3 hours
Prerequisite: Permission of department chair; Term: 1, 2, 3, summer; Fee: yes
Concentrated course work for the second-year student under the direction of faculty and/or guest artists.

DAN 250  Ballet I   3 hours
Prerequisite: Placement audition; Term: 1, 2; Fee: yes
Ballet technique for the first-semester dance major/minor.

DAN 251  Ballet II  3 hours
Prerequisite: Placement audition; Term: 1, 2; Fee: yes
Ballet technique for the second-semester dance major/minor.

DAN 252 Partnering I  1 hour
Prerequisite: Placement audition; Term: 1; alternate years; Fee: yes
Theory and basic technique in the art of partnering. This course explores partnering in all dance forms. May be repeated up to a maximum of four credits.

DAN 254   Movement for Actors and Singers  2 hours
Prerequisite: None; Term: 1; Fee: yes
Theory and practice of elementary level dance, applicable to theatre productions, music concerts, auditions, etc. This class is designed to give the non-dancer, specifically theatre and music students, a fundamental background of dance movement, dance vocabulary, and dance composition.

DAN 270  Modern I   2 hours
Prerequisite: Placement audition; Term: 1‚ 2; Fee: yes
Modern dance techniques for the first-semester dance major/minor.

DAN 271  Modern II  2 hours
Prerequisite: Placement audition; Term: 1, 2; Fee: yes
Modern dance technique for the second-semester dance major/minor.

DAN 272  Dance Improvisation  1 hour
Prerequisite: None; Term: 2; Fee: yes
This course will explore the foundation of dance improvisation including individual work, as well as work with part­ners and in groups. The class will combine the basic history, theory, and practice of dance improvisation to include work of contributors to the field. Course work is intended to serve as an introduction to dance composition and/or choreography through the medium of improvisation.

DAN 273 Dance Composition I   1 hour
Prerequisite: DAN 272; Term: 1
Designed as a method for beginning choreography students to investigate different approaches to dance com­position. This course combines the theory and practice of dance composition including individual work as well as work with partners and collaborative group studies.

DAN 275  History of Dance I  2 hours
Prerequisite: None; Term: 1
This course surveys the development of dance in its many forms; trends, philosophies, dance activities, and dance personalities, from its multi-cultural roots in primitive expression to the rise of ballet, concluding with the Romantic Era.

DAN 276   History of Dance II   3 hours
Prerequisite: DAN 275; Term: 2
This course surveys the development of dance in its many forms; trends, philosophies, dance activities, and dance personalities, from the Romantic Era through current experimental trends in dance. Writing intensive.

DAN 301  Dance/Theater/Performance III 2 hours
Term: 1, 2; Fee: yes
A performance course for the third-year student participating in concert as a member of the Marygrove College Dance Company or Company II. Under the supervision of the dance faculty, this course includes practical experience in stage makeup, stagecraft and the fundamentals of acting. May be repeated for a maximum of four credits.

DAN 302 Dance/Theater/Performance IV  2 hours
Term: 1, 2; Fee: yes
A performance course for the fourth-year student participating in concert as a member of the M arygrove College Dance Company or Company II. Under the supervision of the dance faculty, this course includes practical experience in stage makeup, stagecraft and the fundamentals of acting. May be repeated for a maximum of four credits.

DAN 303  Professional Workshops and Master Classes: Modern 1-3 hours
Prerequisite: Permission of department chair; Term: 1, 2, 3, summer; Fee: yes
Concentrated course work for the third-year student under the direction of faculty and/or guest artists.

DAN 304  Professional Workshops and Master Classes  1-3 hours
Prerequisite: Permission of department chair; Term: 1, 2, 3, summer; Fee: yes
Concentrated course work for the third-year student under the direction of faculty and/or guest artists.

DAN 305  Professional Workshops and Master Classes: Ballet  1-3 hours
Prerequisite: Permission of department chair; Term: 1, 2, 3, summer; Fee: yes
Concentrated course work for the third-year student under the direction of faculty and/or guest artists.

DAN 307  Pointe I or II  1 hour
Prerequisite: Intermediate level ballet technique required; Term: 1, 2; alternate years; Fee: yes
Study of ballet technique “en pointe”. Pointe I course work is designed for the dancer with little or no previous experience in the pointe technique. Pointe II course work is designed for the dancer with previous experience in the pointe technique. May be repeated for a maximum of six credits.

DAN 310  Men’s Dance Technique 1 hour
Prerequisite: Intermediate level ballet technique required; Term: 1, 2; Fee: yes
Study of dance technique for the male dancer. The course explores the broad range of movement required of the male dancer within the ballet idiom. Practical study of large jumps and complex turns based on the musculature of the male physique. May be repeated for a maximum of six credits.

DAN 350  Ballet III   3 hours
Prerequisite: Placement audition; Term: 1, 2; Fee: yes
Ballet technique for the third-semester dance major/minor.

DAN 351  Ballet IV 3 hours
Prerequisite: Placement audition; Term: 1, 2; Fee: yes
Ballet technique for the fourth-semester dance major.

DAN 352  Contemporary Partnering II 1 hour
Prerequisite: Placement audition; Term: 2; alternate years; Fee: yes
Continuation of studies in the art of partnering. This course explores partnering techniques in all dance forms. May be repeated up to a maximum of four credits.

DAN 370 Modern III 2 hours
Prerequisite: Placement audition; Term: 1, 2; Fee: yes
Modern dance technique for the third-semester dance major/minor.

DAN 371 Modern IV 2 hours
Prerequisite: Placement audition; Term: 1, 2; Fee: yes
Modern dance technique for the fourth-semester dance major

DAN 376 Tap Dance 1 hour
Prerequisite: Placement audition; Term: 1, 2; alternate years; Fee: yes
Intermediate and Advanced level tap dance technique. This course is designed to further develop and master the rhythm and coordination of more complex tap steps and routines. May be repeated for a maximum of 2 credits.

DAN 377 Jazz Dance 1 hour
Prerequisite: Placement audition; Term: 1, 2; Fee: yes
Intermediate and Advanced level jazz dance technique; emphasis on more complex jazz dance exercises and routines. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits.

DAN 379 Ethnic/World Dance Forms 1-3 hours
Prerequisite: Placement audition; Term: 1, 2; Fee: yes
A studio course exploring the traditional dances of countries throughout the world; course content varies with instructor (e.g. Primitive Dance, Black Dance, Latin Dance, Irish Dance, Spanish Dance). May be repeated for a maximum of 4 credits.

DAN 380 Ballet V 3 hours
Prerequisite: Placement audition; Term: 1, 2; Fee: yes
Ballet technique for the fifth-semester dance major.

DAN 381 Ballet VI 3 hours
Prerequisite: Placement audition; Term: 1, 2; Fee: yes
Ballet technique for the sixth-semester dance major.

DAN 388 Cooperative Field Experience 2-6 hours
Prerequisite: Permission of department chair. Term: 1, 2, 3, summer
Supervised work experience or internship in the professional dance field. This course is supervised and planned, in coordination with the dance department.

DAN 390 Modern V 2 hours
Prerequisite: Placement audition; Term: 1, 2; Fee: yes
Modern dance technique for the fifth-semester dance major.

DAN 391 Modern VI 2 hours
Prerequisite: Placement audition; Term: 1, 2; Fee: yes
Modern dance technique for the sixth-semester dance major.

DAN 400 Dance Composition II 1 hour
Prerequisite: DAN 273; Term: 2
This course has been designed to give the more experienced student the tools with which to use in dance composition on an exploratory basis. This course will also review the theories and techniques of composition garnered in earlier courses.

DAN 403 Professional Workshops and Master Classes: Modern  1-3 hours
Prerequisite: Placement of department chair; Term: 1, 2, 3, summer; Fee: yes
Concentrated course work for the fourth-year student under the direction of faculty and/or guest artists.

DAN 404 Professional Workshops and Master Classes  1-3 hours
Prerequisite: Permission of department chair; Term: 1, 2, 3, summer; Fee: yes
Concentrated course work for the fourth-year student under the direction of faculty and/or guest artists.

DAN 405 Professional Workshops and Master Classes: Ballet 1-3 hours 
Prerequisite: Permission of department chair; Term: 1, 2, 3, summer; Fee: yes
Concentrated course work for the fourth-year student under the direction of faculty and/or guest artists.

DAN 406 Professional Workshops and Master Classes 1-3 hours 
Prerequisite: Permission of department chair; Term: 1, 2, 3, summer; Fee: yes
Concentrated course work under the direction of faculty and/or guest artists.

DAN 450 Ballet VII 3 hours 
Prerequisite: Placement audition; Term: 1, 2; Fee: yes
Ballet technique for the seventh-semester dance major.

DAN 451 Ballet VIII 3 hours 
Prerequisite: Placement audition; Term: 1, 2; Fee: yes
Ballet technique for the eighth-semester dance major.

DAN 470 Modern VII 2 hours 
Prerequisite: Placement audition; Term: 1, 2; Fee: yes
Modern dance technique for the seventh-semester dance major.

DAN 471 Modern VIII 2 hours 
Prerequisite: Placement audition; Term: 1, 2; Fee: yes
Modern dance technique for the eighth-semester dance major.

DAN 491 Independent Studies in Dance 1-3 hours 
Prerequisite: Permission of department chair; Term: 1, 2, 3, summer; Fee: yes
Independent work or study that is relevant to the field of dance. This course is supervised by members of the dance faculty.

DAN 494 Directed Studies in Dance 1-3 hours 
Prerequisite: Permission of department chair; Term: 1, 2, 3, summer; Fee: yes
Advanced work or research in the field of dance, supervised by members of the dance faculty.

DAN 496 Senior Seminar 3 hours 
Prerequisite: Senior Status, dance major; Term: 1
This course is designed for the graduating senior as a completion of studies in technique and choreographic skills for the undergraduate dance degree (BFA/Performance, BA/ Performance, BA/Dance, and BA/Dance Education). A final theatre performance showcases the culmination of student design, choreography and performance.

TRE 161 Fundamentals of Acting 3 hours
General Education Option – Creative Expression; Prerequisite: None; Term: 1, 2 Fee: yes
This course is an introduction to acting. Through improvisation, acting exercises, monologue and scene work, students will study and practice techniques of relaxation, vocal, physical and emotional freedom, concentration, observation, improvisation, sense memory, textual analysis, and character work.

TRE 266 Production Technology 3 hours 
Prerequisite: None; Term: 2; Fee: yes
Project based course involving in-depth study of the practical aspects of Theatre Production through the rehearsal and public staging of a major work of theatre. Students engage in a detailed study of theoretical and practical perspectives of applied theatre including technical production, stage management, and design that provide the framework for student involvement in a large-scale production, which is the focus of the course.

 

Dance Class Attire

FEMALE DANCE CLASS ATTIRE

BALLET ages 5-7:  pink or black leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes (soft leather), ballet skirt (optional)

BALLET ages 8 & up:  black leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes (soft leather), ballet skirt (optional)

TAP:  black leotard, black or pink tights or black dance shorts or pants, tap shoes

JAZZ & HIP HOP:  black leotard, black tights or black dance shorts or pants, black jazz shoes or jazz sneakers

CREATIVE MOVEMENT:  Any color leotard and tights, barefoot or pink ballet shoes, can also wear T-shirt and shorts or sweat pants

MALE DANCE CLASS ATTIRE

ALL CLASSES: plain white T shirt, black dance pants or tights

BALLET:  black ballet shoes (soft leather)

TAP:  black tap shoes

JAZZ & HIP HOP:  black jazz shoes or jazz sneakers

GENERAL CLASS ATTIRE

  •     HAIR MUST BE PULLED BACK FOR ALL CLASSES
  •     NO DANGLY EARRINGS – POST EARRINGS ARE ALLOWED
  •     NO DENIM PANTS OR SHORTS

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