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DANC

(DANC) DANCE
Department of Theatre and Dance
Holly C. Lau, M.F.A., Chair
Room 143D, Theatre and Communication Building
http://www.memphis.edu/theatre/

In addition to the courses below, the department may offer the following Special Topics courses:
DANC 4000-4029. Special Topics in Dance. (1-3). Topics are varied and announced in the online course listings. May be repeated for a maximum of 9 hours credit when topic varies.


DANC 1151 - Introduction to Dance (3)
Comprehensive study of dance as an expressive art form, a symbolic language, and an integral aspect of world cultures; emphasis on developing both aesthetic response and critical skills through an analysis of major dance forms, styles, and genres. [G]

DANC 1821 - Contemporary Dance I (2)
Introduction to modern dance techniques; emphasis on exploration of fundamentals of dance. For student with little or no previous experience in modern dance. May be repeated for a maximum of 4 hours credit with permission of instructor.

DANC 1825 - Ballet I (2)
Introduction to classical ballet technique; emphasis on barre and center floor work. For student with little or no previous experience in ballet. May be repeated for a maximum of 4 semester hours credit with permission of instructor.

DANC 1827 - Jazz Dance I (2)
Contemporary jazz dance techniques; emphasis on fundamentals of idiom. For student with little or no previous experience in jazz dance. May be repeated for a maximum of 4 hours credit with permission of instructor.

DANC 1831 - Tap Dance I (2)
Introduction to basics of rhythm tap, including technique, traditional movement vocabulary, rhythmic sensibility, history and development of individual style. May be repeated for a maximum of 4 hours credit.

DANC 2101 - Dance Improvisation (3)
Elements of space, time and force; their interrelationships and their specific applications to movement sequences; experiences in spontaneous development of dance phrases. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours credit. (Offered alternate years).

DANC 2821 - Contemporary Dance II (2)
Intermediate modern dance techniques. May be repeated for a maximum of 15 hours credit. PREREQUISITE: DANC 1821, or permission of instructor.

DANC 2825 - Ballet II (2)
Intermediate ballet techniques. May be repeated for a maximum of 14 hours credit. PREREQUISITE: permission of instructor.

DANC 2827 - Jazz Dance II (2)
Intermediate jazz dance techniques. May be repeated for a maximum of 14 hours credit. PREREQUISITE: permission of instructor.

DANC 3101 - History of Dance (3)
Basic features of and uses for dance and expressive movement from early cultures to present. (Offered alternate years). (W)

DANC 3201 - Dance Movement Analysis (3)
Theory and methods of analyzing and describing dance movement. Varied semester topics: dance notation, Laban movement analysis, Bartenieff fundamentals, rhythmic analysis, kinetic awareness and body alignment techniques. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours credit. (Offered alternate years).

DANC 3826 - Musical Theatre Dance I (2)
Study of musical theatre dance performance styles through preparation and performance of selection from standard repertory; development of technical mastery of musical theatre dance vocabulary, character driven dance performance. May be repeated for a maximum of 4 hours credit. PREREQUISITE: permission of instructor.

DANC 3827 - Musical Theatre Dance II (2)
Advanced study of music theatre dance performance styles through preparation and performance of selections from standard repertory; development of technical mastery of musical theatre dance vocabulary and character driven dance performance. May be repeated for a maximum of 4 hours credit. PREREQUISITE: permission of instructor.

DANC 3829 - Adv Dance Techniques (3)
Intensive development and refinement of dance technique. Focus on artistic concerns appropriate to advanced level. Repeatable for a maximum of 15 hours credit. PREREQUISITE: permission of instructor.

DANC 4101 - Dance Repertory (3)
Exploration of stylistic, technical, and expressive elements in rehearsal and performance; notated works, faculty and guest artist choreography. May be repeated for a maximum of 9 hours credit. (Offered alternate years). PREREQUISITE: permission of instructor.

DANC 4201 - Dance Composition (3)
Investigation of movement sources and development of elements of choreographic craft. Emphasis on solo and duet work. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours credit. (Offered alternate years).

DANC 4202 - Adv Dance Composition (3)
Continued investigation of movement sources and choreographic craft from concept development through rehearsal and performance; emphasis on group forms and working with music. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours credit. (Offered alternate years). PREREQUISITE: DANC 4201, or permission of instructor.

DANC 4301 - Directed Studies Dance (1-3)
Individual study, research or practicum. May be repeated for a maximum of 12 hours credit. PREREQUISITE: permission of instructor.

DANC 4402 - Dance Ed/Diverse Settng (3)
Theory, methods and materials for teaching modern and creative dance in schools, dance studios, arts programs, and community settings; current research in aesthetic education and curriculum development.

DANC 4404 - Dance Teaching Methods (3)
Analysis of principles, methods, philosophy, materials, practice of teaching dance in educational settings; emphasis on preparing student to teach dance in public schools.

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