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We encourage you to explore the possibilities of the MAJOR and our new MINOR beginning Spring 2019 and our vast array of general education offerings.

 The new MINOR in Dance:

THE DANCE DEPARTMENT OFFERS A NEW MINOR in DANCE

BEGINNING SPRING 2019 / consists of 5.25 credits

Requirements of Minor:

PHYSICAL PRACTICE IN DANCE TECHNIQUES 2 CREDITS

Four courses (two credits at .5 credits per course) in a physical practice representing at least two traditions, and achieving level 2 in at least one tradition.

ELECTIVE 1 CREDIT

One additional credit (any level) within the Dance Department. This can be in the form of one 1 credit course, or two .5 credit courses.

 

PERFORMANCE .25 OR .5 CREDIT

One Advanced Dance Practice experience (either DANC435 .25 credit or DANC445 .5 credit)

 

PROJECT-BASED COURSES 2 CREDITS

Two credits must be in project-based courses within the Dance Department that culminate inmaking. At least one of these must be an upper-level course. These may be dance-makingcourses or hybrid courses that require a substantial final practical project in the form of a publicperformance or event. The culminating project does not need to be a choreographed dance.

Projects could be events, workshops, site-specific happenings, social media platforms, etc. thathave an embodied component and circulate in a public context. Projects need to be approvedby a Dance Department advisor.

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PHYSICAL PRACTICE COURSES INCLUDE:

DANC260 West African Dance I,

DANC360 West African Dance II,

DANC365 West African Dance III,

DANC261 Bharata Natyam I,

DANC362 Bharata Natyam II, Bharata Natyam III (tutorial)

DANC211, 215, 300, and 309 Contemporary Techniques I, II, II/III, III,

DANC201 Afro Brazilian Dance I,

DANC 202, 302 Ballet I, Ballet II,

DANC251 Javanese Dance I and II,

DANC213 Dance Forms of the African Diaspora I and II, Hip Hop,

DANC351 Improvisation, Contact Improvisation,

DANC244 Delicious Movements.

 

PROJECT BASED COURSES INCLUDE:

Dance making courses such as

DANC249 Solo Dance Composition,

DANC250 Group Dance Composition,

DANC371 Site Specific Choreography, Choreography Workshop, and

and

Hybrid courses such as

DANC103 Dancing Bodies,

DANC377 Perspectives in Dance as Culture: Queering the Dancing Body, Research Methods,

Auto-Ethnographic Methods, Dances of the African Diaspora,

DANC375 History,

DANC378 Repertory,

DANC378 Embodiment and Education (ampersand with DANC447)

DANC237 Performance Art,

DANC240 Deeper Ecology: Moving to Connect with the Earth and Environment

DANC364 Media for Performance,

DANC244 Delicious Movement

DANC381 Japans Nuclear Disasters

 

OTHER ELECTIVE OPTIONS INCLUDE, IN ADDITION TO THOSE LISTED ABOVE:

DANC104 Dance FYS courses,

DANC107 Writing as Dancing, Dancing as Writing

DANC111 Introduction to Dance,

DANC Space Design for Performance,

DANC301 Anatomy and Kinesiology

DANC447 Dance Teaching Practicum (ampersand with DANC378)

Forays into Dance (tba currently being developed).

 

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