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These course descriptions are not being updated as of August 1, 2016. Current course descriptions are maintained in LionPATH.

Dance (DANCE)

DANCE 100 (GA;US;IL) Dance Appreciation (3) Explore dance as a vital, communicative and performing art, reflecting social values and cultural beliefs.
Effective: Fall 2007
 

DANCE 101 Dance and Rhythmic Fundamentals (1) Fundamental components of rhythm, dance movement, and technique.
Effective: Summer 1999
 

DANCE 170 (GHA) Conditioning for Dancers (1.5 per semester/maximum of 3) This course is designed to improve technique through strengthening, toning, improving coordination, increasing balance, and helping alignment. The course also addresses common areas of injury.
Effective: Spring 2013
Prerequisite: and dance course  

DANCE 199 (IL) Dance Foreign Study (1-12) Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.
Effective: Summer 2014
 

DANCE 220 Mojah Fusion Dance (1.5 per semester/maximum of 3) Mojah introduces intermediate/advanced level dance students to a unique dance technique that blends Horton, Dunham, West African and jazz movements in one form.
Effective: Spring 2015
Prerequisite: DANCE 231, DANCE 241 orDANCE 261 or permission of the program  

DANCE 221 Introduction to African Dance and Culture (1) An introduction to African dance based in a holistic approach integrating music, movement, drama, costume, and vocalization.
Effective: Spring 2015
 

DANCE 222 Beginning Hip Hop Dance (1) Beginning Hip Hop dance introduces the student to Hip Hop culture through dance, free expression with the body/freestyle and choreography.
Effective: Spring 2015
 

DANCE 230 (GA) Ballet (1.5 per semester/maximum of 6) An exploration of Ballet technique.
Effective: Summer 2012
 

DANCE 231 Beginning Ballet I (1.5) An introduction to the techniques of ballet.
Effective: Spring 2006
Prerequisite: admission into Musical Theatre Major  

DANCE 232 Beginning Ballet II (1.5) A continuation of Beginning Ballet I to augment technical proficiency.
Effective: Spring 2006
Prerequisite: DANCE 231  

DANCE 240 (GA) Jazz Dance (1.5 per semester/maximum of 6) An exploration of jazz dance technique throughout history.
Effective: Summer 2012
 

DANCE 241 Beginning Jazz I (1.5) An introduction to the techniques of Jazz dance.
Effective: Spring 2006
Prerequisite: DANCE 232  

DANCE 242 Beginning Jazz II (1.5) A continuation of Beginning Jazz I to augment technical proficiency.
Effective: Spring 2006
Prerequisite: DANCE 241  

DANCE 250 (GA) Tap Dance (1.5 per semester/maximum of 6) An exploration of tap dance technique throughout history.
Effective: Summer 2012
 

DANCE 251 Beginning Tap I (1.5) An introduction to the technique of tap dance.
Effective: Spring 2006
Prerequisite: DANCE 232  

DANCE 252 Beginning Tap II (1.5) A continuation of Beginning Tap I to augment technical proficiency.
Effective: Spring 2006
Prerequisite: DANCE 251  

DANCE 261 (GA) Beginning Modern Dance I (1.5 per semester/maximum of 6) Introduction to modern dance as an art form; development of dance technique and composition; teaching methods for improvisational skills.
Effective: Spring 2013
 

DANCE 262 Beginning Modern Dance II (1.5) A continuation of Beginning Modern Dance I to augment technical proficiency and to further comprehension of choreographic methods.
Effective: Spring 2006
Prerequisite: DANCE 261  

DANCE 270 (GHA) Introduction to Bartenieff Fundamentals (3) Physical and theoretical approach to movement: facilitates efficiency, and expression through dynamic alignment, mobility, kinesthetic awareness; reduce physical injuries.
Effective: Spring 2003
 

DANCE 280 Dance Improvisation (1) Introduction to the concepts and techniques of dance improvisation.
Effective: Spring 2001
Prerequisite: DANCE 261  

DANCE 285 Contemporary Dance Performance (1-2 per semester/maximum of 8) Contemporary Dance Performance is designed to introduce the beginning performer to the choreographic and rehearsal process as preparation for performance.
Effective: Summer 2012
 

DANCE 296 Independent Studies (1-18) Creative projects, including research and design, that are supervised on an individual basis and that fall outside the scope of formal courses.
Effective: Spring 1999
 

DANCE 297 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject that may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Spring 1999
 

DANCE 299 (IL) Dance Foreign Study (1-12) Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.
Effective: Summer 2014
 

DANCE 301 Movement Analysis (2) Introduce student to principles of practical and abstract movement analysis to determine individual physical limitations and potentials.
Effective: Spring 2001
 

DANCE 320 Intermediate Mojah Fusion Dance (1.5 per semester/maximum of 9) Intermediate Mojah continues instruction for intermediate level dance students and builds on the technical training of Beginning Mojah 7.
Effective: Fall 2014
Prerequisite: DANCE 220 or permission of the program  

DANCE 331 Intermediate Ballet I (1.5 per semester/maximum of 6) A continuation of the course work established in Beginning Ballet II.
Effective: Spring 2013
Prerequisite: DANCE 230 or permission of the program  

DANCE 332 Intermediate Ballet II (1.5 per semester/maximum of 6) A continuation of the course work established in Intermediate Ballet I.
Effective: Spring 2013
Prerequisite: DANCE 230 or permission of the program  

DANCE 341 Intermediate Jazz I (1.5) A continuation of the course work established in DANCE 242, Beginning Jazz II.
Effective: Spring 2006
Prerequisite: DANCE 242  

DANCE 342 Intermediate Jazz II (1.5) A continuation of the course work established in DANCE 341, Intermediate Jazz I.
Effective: Spring 2006
Prerequisite: DANCE 341  

DANCE 361 (GA) Intermediate Modern Dance I (1.5 per semester/maximum of 6) Development of techniques and principles of modern dance on the intermediate level.
Effective: Spring 2013
Prerequisite: DANCE 262  

DANCE 362 (GA) Intermediate Modern Dance II (1.5 per semester/maximum of 6) A continuation of Modern Dance I to augment technical proficiency.
Effective: Spring 2013
Prerequisite: DANCE 361  

DANCE 365 Contemporary Movement Lab I (3) An intermediate level modern dance technique utilizing improvisation to enhance technical and performance issues: alignment, connection, balance, transition, expression, discovery.
Effective: Summer 2012
Prerequisite: any 200 level technique course or program permission  

DANCE 366 Contemporary Movement Lab II (3) An intermediate level modern dance technique utilizing composition to enhance technical and performance issues: alignment, connection, balance, transition, expression, discovery.
Effective: Summer 2012
Prerequisite: any 200 level technique class or program permission  

DANCE 370 (GN) Anatomy for Performers (3) To provide performers with anatomical theory and concepts applicable to the disciplines of the performing arts.
Effective: Summer 2012
Prerequisite: DANCE 270 orTHEA 102  

DANCE 381 Dance Composition I (2) Introduction to the basic principles and craft of choreography.
Effective: Spring 2006
 

DANCE 382 Music Theatre Dance--Style I (1.5) A practical study of dance styles from the 1890'S to the 1990'S.
Effective: Spring 2015
Prerequisite: THEA 224  

DANCE 384 Music Theatre Dance--Style II (1.5) A continuation of course work established in Music Theatre Dance Style I.
Effective: Fall 2014
Prerequisite: DANCE 382  

DANCE 385 Leadership Practicum: Dance (1) Supervised experiences in teaching and assisting with the teaching of dance techniques.
Effective: Spring 2000
Prerequisite: DANCE 362  

DANCE 399 (IL) Dance Foreign Study (1-12) Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.
Effective: Summer 2011
 

DANCE 410 (US;IL) Dance History (3) Survey of dance history concerning perspectives of culture, race, and gender with a focus on Nineteenth and Twentieth centuries.
Effective: Fall 2014
 

DANCE 411 (GH) From Africa to Hip Hop- The Evolution of African American Dance History (3) From Africa to Hip Hop- Evolution of African-American Dance History will explore the history of African related dance from its beginnings in West Africa through the contemporary expressions of Hip Hop.
Effective: Spring 2015
Prerequisite: DANCE 261  

DANCE 412 Practical Applications of Movement in the Classroom (3) This course will guide the students in movement-oriented activities and explore how these activities relate to learning academic concepts.
Effective: Summer 2015
Prerequisite: DANCE 261 orHD FS 229 orHD FS 239  

DANCE 422 Advanced Hip Hop Dance (1.5) Advanced Hip Hop Dance reinforces and expands concepts from Beginning Hip Hop Dance. Free expression of the body, freestyle, and choreography are emphasized.
Effective: Spring 2015
Prerequisite: DANCE 222  

DANCE 431 Advanced Ballet I (1.5) An advanced ballet training course.
Effective: Spring 2006
Prerequisite: DANCE 232  

DANCE 432 Advanced Ballet II (1.5) A continuation of Advanced Ballet I to augment technical proficiency.
Effective: Spring 2006
Prerequisite: DANCE 431  

DANCE 441 Advanced Jazz I (1.5) An advanced course in the techniques of jazz dance.
Effective: Spring 2006
Prerequisite: DANCE 242  

DANCE 442 Advanced Jazz II (1.5) A continuation of Advanced Jazz I to augment technical proficiency.
Effective: Spring 2006
Prerequisite: DANCE 441  

DANCE 451 Advanced Tap I (1.5) An advanced course in the techniques of tap dance.
Effective: Spring 2006
Prerequisite: DANCE 252  

DANCE 452 Advanced Tap II (1.5) A continuation of Advanced Tap I to augment technical proficiency.
Effective: Spring 2006
Prerequisite: DANCE 451  

DANCE 461 Advanced Modern Dance I (1.5 per semester/maximum of 9) Development of dance technique and movement combinations on the advanced level.
Effective: Spring 2013
Prerequisite: DANCE 262 or permission of the program  

DANCE 462 Advanced Modern Dance II (1.5 per semester/maximum of 9) A continuation of Advanced Modern Dance I to augment technical proficiency.
Effective: Spring 2013
Prerequisite: DANCE 461 or permission of the program  

DANCE 466 Contemporary Movement Lab III (3 per semester/maximum of 6) An advanced exploration of modern dance techniques supported by the choreographic process.
Effective: Summer 2012
Prerequisite: DANCE 365, DANCE 366  

DANCE 472 Introduction to Laban Movement Analysis (3) Observe and analyze movement elements by exploring concepts of Body, Effort, Shape, and Space to increase personal communication and expression.
Effective: Fall 2014
Prerequisite: DANCE 261  

DANCE 480 Choreographic Projects (2) Choreographic practicum experiences for concert performances.
Effective: Spring 2006
Prerequisite: DANCE 381  

DANCE 485 Contemporary Dance Repertory (1-2 per semester/maximum of 12) An advanced dance course in the choreographic process with emphasis on original choreography in performance.
Effective: Spring 2013
Prerequisite: permission of the program  

DANCE 496 Independent Studies (1-18) Creative projects, including research and design, that are supervised on an individual basis and that fall outside the scope of formal courses.
Effective: Spring 1999
 

DANCE 497 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject that may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Spring 1999
 

DANCE 499 (IL) Dance Foreign Study (1-12) Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.
Effective: Summer 2014
 

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