Dance

Dance as performance and as theoretical discourse from a multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural perspective is primary in the Dance program, thus we offer a broad range of dance technique and theory courses. Dance technique options include, but are not limited to Ballet, Music-based Jazz, Modern, Dances of the African Diaspora, Tap, Alaska Native Dance, Salsa, Hip Hop, Social Dance Capoeira and Dance for Musical Theatre. Theory Courses include Dance Appreciation, Theory and Improvisation, Dance Composition and Interdisciplinary Dance Studies. The program also offers Special Topics courses that have included Dance in Education. Production is a key component of the program with the UAA Dance Ensemble as the core performing group. Course offerings in both dance and theatre support the performance mission of the program such as Dance Repertory and Performance an Theatrical Production Techniques.

 

Spring Semester 2014

  1. Dance (DNCE)

  2. Course Number Course Name Credits
  3. A101 Fundamentals of Ballet I 2.0
    1. Days Time Location Instructor Open Seats
    2.   T R   09:45AM-11:00AM
      OFF
      Sandre, E 0

      CRN: 31404
      Section: 101
      Date Range: 01/13-05/03

      Beginning ballet technique introduced through barre and center floor work. Emphasis on correct anatomical alignment and injury prevention.
      Special Note: May be repeated three times for credit.

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    Beginning ballet technique introduced through barre and center floor work. Emphasis on correct anatomical alignment and injury prevention.
    Special Note: May be repeated three times for credit.

  4. A121 Fundamentals of Modern I 2.0
    1. Days Time Location Instructor Open Seats
    2.   T R   01:00PM-2:15PM
      PSB 162
      Kendall, R 1

      CRN: 38074
      Section: 001
      Date Range: 01/13-05/03

      Beginning modern dance techniques. Introduces basic dance skills through warm-up exercises and movement combinations. Exploration of modern dance aesthetics and philosophy. Correct anatomical alignment and injury prevention stressed.
      Special Note: May be repeated three times for credit.

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    Beginning modern dance techniques. Introduces basic dance skills through warm-up exercises and movement combinations. Exploration of modern dance aesthetics and philosophy. Correct anatomical alignment and injury prevention stressed.
    Special Note: May be repeated three times for credit.

  5. A124 Dance for Musical Theatre I 2.0
    1. Days Time Location Instructor Open Seats
    2.   T R   10:00AM-11:15AM
      ARTS 129
      Vierthaler, K 0

      CRN: 38075
      Section: 051
      Date Range: 01/13-05/03

      Introduces the vocabulary, variety of movement styles and performance techniques inherent in American musical theatre, including the ability to vocalize correctly during movement. Covers a range of time periods from the 1920s to the present.
      Special Note: May be repeated three times for credit.
      Crosslisted with THR A124.

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    Introduces the vocabulary, variety of movement styles and performance techniques inherent in American musical theatre, including the ability to vocalize correctly during movement. Covers a range of time periods from the 1920s to the present.
    Special Note: May be repeated three times for credit.
    Crosslisted with THR A124.

  6. A170 *Dance Appreciation 3.0
    1. Days Time Location Instructor Open Seats
    2.  M W    02:30PM-3:45PM
      ESH 216
      Flanders-Crosby, J -1

      CRN: 31409
      Section: 001
      Date Range: 01/13-04/28

      Develops an appreciation of dance for observers and participants through course readings, lectures, videos, live performances, writing, movement, and discussion sessions. Explores dance in social and cultural contexts, and as an aesthetic and kinesthetic experience. Dances across cultures examined along with the development of dance as an art form in Europe and America. A lecture course with four - six dance studio movement session per semester.

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    3.  M W    01:00PM-2:15PM
      ESH 216
      Flanders-Crosby, J 1

      CRN: 31410
      Section: 002
      Date Range: 01/13-04/28

      Develops an appreciation of dance for observers and participants through course readings, lectures, videos, live performances, writing, movement, and discussion sessions. Explores dance in social and cultural contexts, and as an aesthetic and kinesthetic experience. Dances across cultures examined along with the development of dance as an art form in Europe and America. A lecture course with four - six dance studio movement session per semester.

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    4.  M W    04:00PM-5:15PM
      SSB 213
      Kramer, K 0

      CRN: 39969
      Section: 003
      Date Range: 01/13-04/28

      Develops an appreciation of dance for observers and participants through course readings, lectures, videos, live performances, writing, movement, and discussion sessions. Explores dance in social and cultural contexts, and as an aesthetic and kinesthetic experience. Dances across cultures examined along with the development of dance as an art form in Europe and America. A lecture course with four - six dance studio movement session per semester.

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    Develops an appreciation of dance for observers and participants through course readings, lectures, videos, live performances, writing, movement, and discussion sessions. Explores dance in social and cultural contexts, and as an aesthetic and kinesthetic experience. Dances across cultures examined along with the development of dance as an art form in Europe and America. A lecture course with four - six dance studio movement session per semester.

  7. A223 Fundamentals of Modern II 2.0
    1. Days Time Location Instructor Open Seats
    2.  M W    11:30AM-12:45PM
      PSB 162
      Kramer, K 1

      CRN: 38072
      Section: 001
      Date Range: 01/13-05/03

      Modern dance techniques and vocabulary expanded by additional dance skills. Introduction of long warm-ups and movement combinations to increase body strength and flexibility. Exploration of modern dance history, philosophy, and aesthetics. Qualities of dance movement and music/dance relationships explored. Correct alignment and injury prevention stressed.
      Special Note: May be repeated three times for credit.

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    Modern dance techniques and vocabulary expanded by additional dance skills. Introduction of long warm-ups and movement combinations to increase body strength and flexibility. Exploration of modern dance history, philosophy, and aesthetics. Qualities of dance movement and music/dance relationships explored. Correct alignment and injury prevention stressed.
    Special Note: May be repeated three times for credit.

  8. A290 Selected Topics in Dance 2.0
    1. Days Time Location Instructor Open Seats
    2.  M W    10:00AM-11:15AM
      PSB 162
      Harvey, G 1

      CRN: 36125
      Section: 001
      Date Range: 01/13-05/03
      Section Title: Hip Hop

      Introduction to current topics in dance performance and theory. Topics will depend on special demands of the dance season or faculty expertise.
      Special Note: May be repeated three times for credit with change of topic. Additional fees may apply depending on topic.
      Registration Restrictions: Prerequisites will vary according to topic.

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    3.      F  11:00AM-12:50PM
      PSB 162
      Sullivan, A 2

      CRN: 36126
      Section: 002
      Date Range: 01/13-05/03
      Section Title: Ballet Techniques for Everyone

      Introduction to current topics in dance performance and theory. Topics will depend on special demands of the dance season or faculty expertise.
      Special Note: May be repeated three times for credit with change of topic. Additional fees may apply depending on topic.
      Registration Restrictions: Prerequisites will vary according to topic.

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    4.       S 02:00PM-4:45PM
      PSB 162
      Howell, N 4

      CRN: 36127
      Section: 003
      Date Range: 01/13-05/03
      Section Title: Capoeira

      Introduction to current topics in dance performance and theory. Topics will depend on special demands of the dance season or faculty expertise.
      Special Note: May be repeated three times for credit with change of topic. Additional fees may apply depending on topic.
      Registration Restrictions: Prerequisites will vary according to topic.

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    5.   T R   04:00PM-5:15PM
      PSB 162
      Kramer, K 0

      CRN: 36128
      Section: 004
      Date Range: 01/13-05/03
      Section Title: Jazz Tap Dance

      Introduction to current topics in dance performance and theory. Topics will depend on special demands of the dance season or faculty expertise.
      Special Note: May be repeated three times for credit with change of topic. Additional fees may apply depending on topic.
      Registration Restrictions: Prerequisites will vary according to topic.

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    Introduction to current topics in dance performance and theory. Topics will depend on special demands of the dance season or faculty expertise.
    Special Note: May be repeated three times for credit with change of topic. Additional fees may apply depending on topic.
    Registration Restrictions: Prerequisites will vary according to topic.

  9. A322 Intermediate Modern II 2.0
    1. Days Time Location Instructor Open Seats
    2.   T R   05:30PM-6:45PM
      PSB 162
      Kramer, K 0

      CRN: 31418
      Section: 001
      Date Range: 01/13-05/03

      Continuation and elaboration of Intermediate Modern I technique and theories. Course will emphasize the refinement of performance technique, movement dynamics, and improvisational skills while incorporating techniques that focus on correct alignment, centering, and proper articulation of the joints. Continued exploration of modern dance history, philosophy, and aesthetics. Correct alignment and injury prevention stressed.
      Special Note: May be repeated three times for credit.
      Registration Restrictions: Instructor permission required.

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    Continuation and elaboration of Intermediate Modern I technique and theories. Course will emphasize the refinement of performance technique, movement dynamics, and improvisational skills while incorporating techniques that focus on correct alignment, centering, and proper articulation of the joints. Continued exploration of modern dance history, philosophy, and aesthetics. Correct alignment and injury prevention stressed.
    Special Note: May be repeated three times for credit.
    Registration Restrictions: Instructor permission required.

  10. A361 Approaches to Dance Comp 3.0
    1. Days Time Location Instructor Open Seats
    2.  M W    04:00PM-5:15PM
      PSB 162
      Jeffery, B 3

      CRN: 31419
      Section: 001
      Date Range: 01/13-05/03

      Introduction to the process of creating movement studies as a foundation for larger works of dance. Universal elements of composition and the creative process are explored from multiple perspectives. Final movement study project will be required.
      Special Note: May be repeated twice for credit.
      Registration Restrictions: Instructor permission required.

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    Introduction to the process of creating movement studies as a foundation for larger works of dance. Universal elements of composition and the creative process are explored from multiple perspectives. Final movement study project will be required.
    Special Note: May be repeated twice for credit.
    Registration Restrictions: Instructor permission required.

  11. A370 *Interdisciplin Dance Methods 3.0
    1. Days Time Location Instructor Open Seats
    2.   T R   02:30PM-3:45PM
      SSB 250
      Flanders-Crosby, J -1

      CRN: 38069
      Section: 001
      Date Range: 01/13-04/28

      Explores how dance scholars use methods drawn from a variety of disciplines to consider dance as movement, culture, artifact, language, and art. Applies and integrates these methods in relation to video materials and live dance events. Case studies will vary according to student interest and opportunities for viewing dance locally.
      Registration Restrictions: Completion of GER Tier 1 (basic college-level skills) courses and junior standing.

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    Explores how dance scholars use methods drawn from a variety of disciplines to consider dance as movement, culture, artifact, language, and art. Applies and integrates these methods in relation to video materials and live dance events. Case studies will vary according to student interest and opportunities for viewing dance locally.
    Registration Restrictions: Completion of GER Tier 1 (basic college-level skills) courses and junior standing.

  12. A395 Adv Practicum: Performance 1.0
    1. Days Time Location Instructor Open Seats
    2.        
      ARR
      Jeffery, B 2

      CRN: 31421
      Section: 001
      Date Range: 01/13-05/03

      Performance practicum for juniors and seniors. Advanced participation in dance production as a dancer, performance artist, or choreographer.
      Registration Restrictions: Junior or senior standing. Audition and faculty permission.
      Special Note: May be repeated for up to 12 total credits.

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    Performance practicum for juniors and seniors. Advanced participation in dance production as a dancer, performance artist, or choreographer.
    Registration Restrictions: Junior or senior standing. Audition and faculty permission.
    Special Note: May be repeated for up to 12 total credits.

  13. A475 Dance Rep & Performance II 3.0
    1. Days Time Location Instructor Open Seats
    2.  M W F  05:30PM-8:15PM
      PSB 162
      Jeffery, B 2

      CRN: 38077
      Section: 001
      Date Range: 01/13-05/03

      Advanced exploration of the spatial and qualitative aspects of dance technique. Refinement of complex patterning skills and attention to details of dramatic or emotional content. Skills related to the creation and performance of choreography further developed. Examination of performance theory and the social, cultural and political forces that influence and shape significant performance works.
      Special Note: May be repeated three times for credit.

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    Advanced exploration of the spatial and qualitative aspects of dance technique. Refinement of complex patterning skills and attention to details of dramatic or emotional content. Skills related to the creation and performance of choreography further developed. Examination of performance theory and the social, cultural and political forces that influence and shape significant performance works.
    Special Note: May be repeated three times for credit.

* - Course meets a GER requirement