Courses

DANC-101. The Dance Experience: Introduction To The Art Of Dance. 3 Hours.

A non-techincal introduction to the art of dance designed to enhance appreciation of styles, tradition, history, choreohraphy, aesthetics and personalities. Lectures, films, discussion and participatory classes.

DANC-109. First Year Experience: Steppin' Out: Dance In Chicago. 3 Hours.

A course designed to increase the student's awareness, understanding and enjoyment of a variety of styles of aesthetic/theatrical dance. The course incorporates both movement and non-movement based approaches to learning about dance as an art form , and will focus on learning about ballet, modern, jazz and ethnic dance through lectures, discussions, films, the attendance of outside performances, and written assignments. In this course, the five foundations of the First-Year Experience (Future Planning, Integral Preparation, Research, Self-discovery and Transitions) are interwoven with the field specific concepts in dance.

DANC-131. Introduction To Spanish Dance. 3 Hours.

Introduction to the three types of Spanish dance: Classical, Regional and Flamenco with emphasis on basic technique, and on Spain's varied music; Classical, Flamenco and regional from the 13th through 20th centuries.

DANC-161. Spanish Dance I. 2 Hours.

Continuaton of DANC-131 with emphasis on the mastery of two important repertory style and their dances: Regional and Flamenco.
Prerequisite: DANC-131 minimum grade of C.

DANC-203U. Field Experiences:Dance In Chicago I. 3 Hours.

Field experience in studios or schools. Detailed information is available in the departmental office.

DANC-203V. Field Experiences:Dance In Chicago II. 3 Hours.

Advanced field experience in studios or schools. Detailed information is available in the departmental office.

DANC-203W. Field Experiences:Hispanic Dance I. 3 Hours.

Hispanic dance field experience in studios or schools. Detailed information is available in the departmental office.

DANC-204. Repertory Ensemble. 1.5 Hour.

Open to enrolled students with at least intermediate skills in dance technique (ballet, modern, jazz or combination).

DANC-251. Modern Dance I. 2 Hours.

Practice of movement as an art form suggesting ideas and conveying feelings, including axial and locomotor movements, spontaneous and planned interpretive response, and choreography.

DANC-254. Modern Dance II. 2 Hours.

Continuation of DANC-251. Strength, flexibility, coordination, and balance; locomotor combinations and creative exploration of rhythm and dynamic elements of dance.

DANC-255. Jazz Dance I. 2 Hours.

Fundamental techniques of jazz dance for the beginning student; blues, musical comedy, hard-rock, street dancing and dramatic styles.

DANC-256. Ballet I. 2 Hours.

Fundamentals of ballet techniques for the beginning student; attendance at performances; analysis of filmed performances.

DANC-261. Spanish Dance II. 2 Hours.

Continuation of DANC-161 further exploring the Classical, Regional and Flamenco styles with emphasis on mastery of technique, styles, music and theatrical history.
Prerequisite: DANC-161 minimum grade of C.

DANC-351. Modern Dance III. 3 Hours.

Continuation of DANC-254. Techniques of Graham, Limon and Cunningham; attendance at professional dance presentations and rehearsals; research.
Prerequisite: DANC-254 minimum grade of C.

DANC-355. Jazz Dance II. 2 Hours.

Continuation of DANC-255; more polished techniques and expression; blues, musical comedy, hard-rock, street dancing and dramtic styles.
Prerequisite: DANC-255 minimum grade of C.

DANC-356. Ballet II. 2 Hours.

Continuation of DANC-256. Skill in performance of "school" steps and combinations.
Prerequisite: DANC-256 minimum grade of C.

DANC-357. Ballet III. 2 Hours.

Continuation of DANC-356. Development of greater strength, flexibility, balance, stamina; adagio, allegro and center work. Expressive and creative elements.
Prerequisite: DANC-356 minimum grade of C.

DANC-360. Dance Composition. 3 Hours.

Practical aspects of dance design and theoretical aspects of dance as an art. Creation of dance compositions is required.

DANC-365. Dance Production. 3 Hours.

Costuming, make-up, marketing and lighting for dance.

DANC-370. Musical Resources For Dance. 3 Hours.

Music sources of particular interest to the dancer and choreographer from primitivism to trends in new music. Students develop research techniques and resource files in major areas: jazz, ballet, modern and world music forms, new music, etc.

DANC-371. Theory And Philosophy Of Dance And The Related Arts. 3 Hours.

The nature of dance and its historical interrelatedness with other art forms: poetry, drama (opera), painting and music; the role of the critic.

DANC-380. Contemporary Dance Education. 3 Hours.

Application of educational methods to the field of dance in various settings, such as conservatory and community and specific age interest groups.

DANC-382. Dance Management And Grantsmanship. 3 Hours.

DANC-390B. Jazz Dance. 3 Hours.

This course is designed to provide students with practical experience in the area of Jazz dance technique, movement development, and expressive movement performance. The goal of the course is to provide students the opportunity to improve their ability to integrate and maintain correction in the areas of jazz technique and Jazz movement development. Advanced Jazz styles are explored.

DANC-390D. Seminar In Dance Performance:Spanish Dance. 3 Hours.

This 300 level seminar is designed to incorporate and continue the technical and stylized materials presented in Introduction to Spanish Dance-131, Spanish Dance I-161, and Spanish Dance II-261. Via the study and rehearsal of Spanish dance choreographic works created and taught by faculty and guest artists and along with regular class instruction, lectures, films, and viewing professional dance companies in performance, each student will be focused on a high level of professional achievement.
Prerequisites: DANC-131 minimum grade of D and DANC-161 minimum grade of D and DANC-261 minimum grade of D.

DANC-390E. Seminar In Dance Performance: Styles. 3 Hours.

This course is designed to provide students with practical experience in the areas of dance technique, movement development, and expressive movement performance. The goal of the course is to provide students the opportunity to improve their ability to integrate and maintain correction in the areas of technique and movement development.

DANC-391. Internship In Dance. 3 Hours.

Practicum in art agencies, dance companies, community organizations or arts-related industries designed by the student, a dance faculty advisor and generally an off-campus agent.