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Dance

DAN1010 Choreography and Performance (1-2)
Prerequisite: Completion of DAN1050 or instructor approval
Presents the key elements of dance and choreography for successful stage performance in both dance productions and musical theatre. This experiential course focuses on understanding movement dynamics on a deeper level through exposure to improvisation, choreographic composition, and theatrical concepts in order to gain a knowledge and refinement of performance style and design for dance and theatre. Class discussions also include the nature of dance choreography in theatre and social psychology. Choreography and Performance students design and assist with choreographic developments for the annual NDNU Muves dance productions. Students are required to have a basic technical foundation in the main genres of dance (ballet, jazz, contemporary/modern) and be able to implement their technical knowledge into choreographic design.

DAN1030 Stylistic Forms of Dance for The Stage (1-3)
Focuses on the exploration of dance and movement styles necessary for theatre performance.  May be repeated for credit.

DAN1045 Dance Technique I (1)
This class introduces the fundamentals of ballet, jazz, hip-hop, and contemporary/modern dance styles. Dance Technique I emphasizes the development of body isolations, rhythmic awareness, and movement coordination through a series of technical sequences and dance combinations. Focus is placed on understanding and developing technical form and includes movement approaches that increase flexibility, balance, control, muscle tone, and memory. A foundation of technical skill is developed in all four genres and is required for advancement into Dance Technique II. May be repeated for credit.

DAN1050 Dance Technique II (1)
Prerequisite: DAN1045
This class is a continuation of Dance Technique I with emphasis on discipline, coordination, and the development of practical performing skills in ballet, jazz, hip-hop, and contemporary/modern dance technique. Continued study in Dance Technique II emphasizes expressive range and performance acuity. Focus is placed on technical and performing proficiency and includes barre, center floor, across the floor exercises, and extended dance combinations. Students in Dance Technique II are eligible to audition and perform in the annual NDNU Muves productions and enroll in Dance Choreography and Performance class. May be repeated for credit.

DAN1055 Dance Technique III (1-2)
Prerequisite: DAN1050
Dance Technique III is a continuation of Dance II and designed for refined technical and performance skills in the art of dance. Special focus is placed on intermediate and advanced axial and locomotor movements of ballet, jazz, and contemporary/modern genres. Preprofessional training is emphasized along with an expanded understanding of the expressive components of dance, cultural influences in dance, and the principles of group/solo choreography. Students in Dance III partake in the annual NDNU Muves Spring dance productions. This course may be repeated for credit.

DAN1065 Rehearsal and Performance: Dance (1-2)
Provides credit for participation as a performer in departmental productions. May be repeated for credit.

DAN2010 Choreography and Performance  (1-2)
Prerequisite: Completion of DAN2050 or instructor approval
Presents the key elements of dance and choreography for successful stage performance in both dance productions and musical theatre. This experiential course focuses on understanding movement dynamics on a deeper level through exposure to improvisation, choreographic composition, and theatrical concepts in order to gain a knowledge and refinement of performance style and design for dance and theatre. Class discussions also include the nature of dance choreography in theatre and social psychology. Choreography and Performance students design and assist with choreographic developments for the annual NDNU Muves dance productions. Students are required to have a basic technical foundation in the main genres of dance (ballet, jazz, contemporary/modern) and be able to implement their technical knowledge into choreographic design.

 

DAN2015 Tap (1)
This course is designed for all levels of tap dancers. No prior dance experience is necessary although it is welcomed. Dancers of all levels learn basic tap technique and steps and are able to implement this information in combinations of various styles. This course aims to create a knowledge of and enthusiasm for tap dance as a popular art form. In addition to improving body awareness and rhythmic sensibility, students develop a working vocabulary for various tap steps as well as dance technique. Each student is encouraged to explore both historical and popular culture examples of tap to aid in creating their own artistic style. The amount of work required for upper-division credit will differ in both quantity and quality from that required for lower-division credit. 

DAN2030 Stylistic Forms of Dance for The Stage (1-3)
Focuses on the exploration of dance and movement styles necessary for theatre performance. The amount of work required for upper-division credit will differ in both quantity and quality from that required for lower-division credit. May be repeated for credit.

DAN2045 Dance Technique I (1)
Prerequisite: DAN1045
This class introduces the fundamentals of ballet, jazz, hip-hop, and contemporary/modern dance styles. Dance Technique I emphasizes the development of body isolations, rhythmic awareness, and movement coordination through a series of technical sequences and dance combinations. Focus is placed on understanding and developing technical form and includes movement approaches that increase flexibility, balance, control, muscle tone, and memory. A foundation of technical skill is developed in all four genres and is required for advancement into Dance Technique II. The amount of work required for upper-division credit will differ in both quantity and quality from that required for lower-division credit. May be repeated for credit.

DAN2050 Dance Technique II (1)
Prerequisite:
DAN1050
This class is a continuation of Dance Technique I with emphasis on discipline, coordination, and the development of practical performing skills in ballet, jazz, hip-hop, and contemporary/modern dance technique. Continued study in Dance Technique II emphasizes expressive range and performance acuity. Focus is placed on technical and performing proficiency and includes barre, center floor, across the floor exercises, and extended dance combinations. Students in Dance Technique II are eligible to audition and perform in the annual NDNU Muves productions and enroll in Dance Choreography and Performance class. The amount of work required for upper-division credit will differ in both quantity and quality from that required for lower-division credit. May be repeated for credit.

DAN2055 Dance Technique III (1-2)
Prerequisite: DAN2050
Dance Technique III is a continuation of Dance II and designed for refined technical and performance skills in the art of dance. Special focus is placed on intermediate and advanced axial and locomotor movements of ballet, jazz, and contemporary/modern genres. Preprofessional training is emphasized along with an expanded understanding of the expressive components of dance, cultural influences in dance, and the principles of group/solo choreography. Students in Dance III partake in the annual NDNU Muves Spring dance productions. The amount of work required for upper-division credit will differ in both quantity and quality from that required for lower-division credit. This course may be repeated for credit. 

DAN2065 Rehearsal and Performance: Dance (1-2)
Prerequisite: DAN1065
Provides credit for participation as a performer in departmental productions. May be repeated for credit. The amount of work required for upper-division credit will differ in both quantity and quality from that required for lower-division credit.