DAN101-001

Musical Theater Dance


DAN120-001

Modern Dance Techniques I

This course provides students with a fundamental knowledge of modern dance techniques and composition. Participation in dance exercises, observation, and discussion of various modern dance styles enables students to develop a physical awareness and understanding of modern dance. Emphasis is placed on participation. Prerequisite: ENL010 and ENL040 or satisfactory basic skills assessment score / 3 credits; may be repeated once for credit. Satisfies a Humanities & Fine Arts general education requirement. Offered: Fall, Spring

DAN126-001

African Dance & Drumming

This course serves as an introduction to the study of African dance and drumming including techniques, history and composition of dance as well as drumming techniques and rhythmic styles. In class, all students participate in both dance and drumming. Students learn about Africa including Mali, Senegal, Guinea, and West Africa and how these cultures have influenced art forms throughout the world. (Students may earn credit for either DAN126 or MUS125.) Prerequisite: ENL010 and ENL040 or satisfactory basic skills assessment score / 3 credits; may be repeated once for credit. Offered: Spring

DAN127-001

Middle Eastern Dance & Culture

This course serves as an introduction to the study of North African (Egypt and the Maghreb) and Middle Eastern dance and culture including history, composition, rhythms, finger cymbals, and styles of folkloric dance, drumming and costume. Students learn about the culture and world influence of the arts of the Middle East and North Africa. Prerequisite: ENL010 and ENL040 or satisfactory basic skills assessment score / 3 credits; may be repeated once for credit. Offered: Fall.

DAN221-002

Modern Dance Techniques II

This course provides students with the opportunity to continue the study of Modern Dance technique and composition. Students participate in intermediate dance exercises and execute more advanced technique. Students observe and discuss dance styles which include interdisciplinary collaboration with music, art, and theater, and develop a further understanding and appreciation of modern dance performance. Prerequisite: DAN120 / 3 credits. Offered: Spring