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DANC-1100 Dance Appreciation
03 Semester Credits
Introduction to elements and styles of the art of dance. Increase student’s ability to identify and understand stage, movie and video dance styles through visual and movement concepts. Various performing artists and choreography studied in cultural and historical context.
Lecture 03 hours. Laboratory 00 hours.
Prerequisite(s): None.

DANC-1220 Theatre Dance/Stage Movement
03 Semester Credits
Basic stage geography, and theatre dance: jazz, latin, waltz, polka, and musical staging for singers and actors. Non-theatre majors learn techniques to analyze and control non-verbal communication (body language). Control and organization of space, energy and time, including basic stage combat, applied to group activities.
Lecture 02 hours. Laboratory 02 hours.
Prerequisite(s): None. 

DANC-1400 African Dance I
03 Semester Credits
Introduction to the fundamentals and basic movement of West Africa. Culture, history and philosophy of West African dance are explored through song, music, costumes and language. Minimum of two hours per week preparing dance presentations, viewing selected video performances and attending live dance performances are required. (Course may only transfer as elective credits.)
Lecture 02 hours. Laboratory 02 hours.
Prerequisite(s): None. 

DANC-1410 African Dance II
03 Semester Credits
Secondary theories and practices of African Dance techniques. Advanced exploration of culture, history and philosophy of West African dance through song, music, costumes and language. Minimum of two hours per week preparing dance presentation, viewing selected video performances and attending live dance performances are required. (Course may only transfer as elective credits.)
Lecture 02 hours. Laboratory 02 hours.
Prerequisite(s): DANC-1400 African Dance I. 

DANC-1500 Dance I
03 Semester Credits
For student with limited or no dance experience. Movement vocabulary of modern dance, ballet and jazz will train student to recognize and perform basic dance combinations, to understand importance of proper alignment and muscular awareness, and to analyze basic elements of movement: time, space and energy.
Lecture 02 hours. Laboratory 02 hours.
Prerequisite(s): None.

DANC-1510 Dance II
03 Semester Credits
Further study of secondary techniques of modern dance. Stresses dance as artistic form of self expression. Students identify variety of rhythms and perform secondary and intermediate dance combinations.
Lecture 02 hours. Laboratory 02 hours.
Prerequisite(s): DANC-1500 Dance I, or departmental approval: comparable knowledge or skills.
OAN Approved: OAH013 

DANC-1600 Choreography and Production
02 Semester Credits
Student learns to make solo and group dances by exploring choreography process: content, form, technique and projection. Through formal and informal dance performances, student learns elements of lighting, costuming, public relations and promotion.
Lecture 01 hour. Laboratory 02 hours.
Prerequisite(s): DANC-1500 Dance I, or departmental approval: comparable knowledge or skills. 

DANC-2300 Dance III: Technique
02 Semester Credits
Intermediate dance techniques, concepts and theories. Studio work challenges and nurtures student’s creative and interpretive ability and performance techniques.
Lecture 00 hour. Laboratory 04 hours.
Prerequisite(s): DANC-1510 Dance II, or departmental approval: comparable knowledge or skills. 

DANC-2310 Dance IV: Technique
02 Semester Credits
Advanced dance techniques emphasizing dynamic variety and challenging physical limitations and movement memory. Exploration of different modern techniques and dance accompaniment applied to studio work.
Lecture 00 hour. Laboratory 04 hours.
Prerequisite(s): DANC-2300 Dance III: Technique, or departmental approval: comparable knowledge or skills. 

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