Dance Course Descriptions

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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 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. Equivalent to TRE 161.

DAN 170                 Elementary Modern I                                                                                     3 hours

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                                                                      1-2 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 two 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 two 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                 Contemporary 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 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.

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                                                                                    2 hours

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                                                                   1-2 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 two credits.

DAN 302                  Dance/Theater/Performance IV                                                                   1-2 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 two 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; 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 346                  Teaching Theory                                                                                           1 hour

Prerequisite: None; Term: 1; alternate years

Analysis and progressive study of conditioning available to the dancer and teacher.

DAN 347B                Teaching Methods: Ballet                                                                            3 hours

Prerequisite: DAN 346; Term: 2

This course is approached from a philosophical basis, covering objectives, materials, curriculum planning and techniques of instruction for teachers of ballet dance and related subjects K-12.

  

DAN 347M                Teaching Methods: Modern                                                                         3 hours

Prerequisite: DAN 346; Term: 1

This course is approached from a philosophical basis, covering objectives, materials, curriculum planning and techniques of instruction for teachers of modern dance and related subjects K-12.

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.

 

 

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