Dance


School of Theatre and Dance
DANC 109. Folk Dance Ensemble Repertory I (0, 4). 2 credits.
Rehearsal, performance and technical theater experiences in folk dance. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.
DANC 110. Associate Group Dance Repertory I (0, 4). 2 credits.
Introduction to group dance experiences through rehearsal, performance, dance technique training and technical theater practice. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor and concurrent enrollment in a dance technique course.
*DANC 140A, B, C, D. Elementary Modern Dance (0, 4). 2 credits.
Emphasis on modern dance technique and fundamentals of improvisation and choreography.
*DANC 142A, B, C, D. Elementary Ballet (0, 4). 2 credits.
Fundamentals of ballet technique, basic vocabulary and combinations.
*DANC 143A, B, C, D. International Folk Dance (0, 4). 2 credits.
Traditional folk dance steps and international folk dances. Emphasis on dances from eastern and western Europe, Mexico and Israel.
*DANC 144. Ballroom Dance (0, 4). 2 credits.
Ballroom dance skills including steps, styling, and leading and following for American and Latin ballroom dance forms.
*DANC 146. Jazz Dance (0, 4). 2 credits.
Fundamentals of jazz technique, basic vocabulary and combinations. Prerequisite: DANC 140 or DANC 142, or equivalent.
*DANC 147. Tap Dance (0, 4). 2 credits.
Fundamentals of tap dance, basic vocabulary and combinations.
DANC/THEA 171. Performance Production I. 3 credits.
An introduction to the methods of the production of scenery, properties, costumes, lighting, sound and performance management for theater and dance performances. Instruction in the skills required for the operation of associated tools and equipment, and instruction in the skills required for the operation of lighting and sound equipment will be taught.
DANC 209. Folk Dance Ensemble Repertory II (0, 4). 2 credits.
Intermediate rehearsal, performance and technical theater experiences in folk dance. Prerequisite: DANC 109 or the equivalent.
DANC 210. Associate Group Dance Repertory II (0, 4). 2 credits.
Practice in group dance experiences through rehearsal, performance, dance technique training and technical theater practice. Prerequisite: DANC 110 or the equivalent and concurrent enrollment in a dance technique course.
DANC 211. Contemporary Dance Ensemble Repertory I (0, 4). 2 credits.
Introduction to a modern dance ensemble with performance, choreographic and technical theater experiences. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor and concurrent enrollment in a dance technique course.
DANC 212. Virginia Repertory Dance Company I (0, 4). 2 credits.
Rehearsal, performance and technical theater experiences in a modern dance company. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor and concurrent enrollment in a dance technique course.
*DANC 240A, B, C, D. Intermediate Modern Dance I (0, 4). 2 credits.
Intermediate skills in modern dance technique. Prerequisite: DANC 140 or permission of the instructor.
*DANC 242A, B, C, D. Intermediate Ballet (0, 4). 2 credits.
Intermediate skills in ballet technique. Prerequisite: DANC 142 or permission of the instructor.
DANC 245. Dance Improvisation (0, 4). 2 credits.
Development of individual, group and environmental awareness; extension of individual movement vocabulary; and theory and exploration of the interrelationships of the visual and theater arts through structured improvisation. Prerequisite: DANC 140 or permission of the instructor.
DANC 246. Intermediate Jazz. 2 credits.
Intermediate skills in jazz dance technique, vocabulary and movement combinations. Prerequisite: DANC 146 or permission of the instructor.
*DANC 248. History of Dance: Renaissance Through the 20th Century. 3 credits.
A survey of dance history in Western civilization from the Renaissance to the present. Emphasis is on the dance idioms of ballet and modern. May be taken for liberal studies credit in fine arts.
DANC 309. Folk Dance Ensemble Repertory III (0, 4). 2 credits.
Advanced rehearsal, performance and technical theater experiences in folk dance. Prerequisite: DANC 209 or the equivalent.
DANC 311. Contemporary Dance Ensemble Repertory II (0, 4). 2 credits.
Intermediate level experiences in performance, choreography and technical theater with a modern dance ensemble. Prerequisite: DANC 211 or the equivalent and concurrent enrollment in a dance technique course.
DANC 312. Virginia Repertory Dance Company II (0, 4). 2 credits.
Advanced rehearsal, performance and technical theater experience in a modern dance company. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor and concurrent enrollment in a dance technique course.
DANC 340A, B. Intermediate Modern Dance II (0, 4). 2 credits.
Modern dance technique on an accelerated intermediate level. Prerequisite: DANC 240 or permission of the instructor.
DANC 342A, B. Advanced Ballet I (0, 4). 2 credits.
Advanced skills in ballet technique. Prerequisite: DANC 242 or permission of the instructor.
DANC 345. Dance Composition (2, 2). 3 credits.
Principles of dance composition in the modern dance idioms, with emphasis on individual studies for solo and duet with exploration, identification and expansion of individual movement, and choreographic styles. Prerequisite: DANC 245 or permission of the instructor.
DANC 346. Advanced Jazz/Musical Theater Styles. 2 credits.
A continuation of the jazz dance techniques in the dance program. Primary focus of this class will be on the study and training of historic and contemporary musical theater jazz movement. Prerequisite: DANC 246 or permission of instructor. Priority given to all music theater concentration students.
DANC 390. New Directions in Dance. 1-3 credits.
Study of selected timely topics in dance. May be repeated when course content changes. See Schedule of Classes for current topic.
DANC 409. Folk Dance Ensemble Repertory IV (0, 4). 2 credits.
Directing, reconstruction and advanced rehearsal, performance and technical theater experiences in folk dance. Prerequisite: DANC 309 or the equivalent.
DANC 411. Contemporary Dance Ensemble Repertory III (0, 4). 2 credits.
Advanced level experiences in performance, choreography and technical theater with a modern dance ensemble. Prerequisite: DANC 311 or the equivalent and concurrent enrollment in a dance technique course.
DANC 412. Virginia Repertory Dance Company III (0, 4). 2 credits.
Advanced rehearsal, performance and technical theater experience in a modern dance company for the professional level dancer. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor and concurrent enrollment in a dance technique course.
DANC 415. Intermediate Dance Composition. 3 credits.
Further explores the processes and concepts of dance composition with the work being composed/presented outside of class. Emphasis will be on duet/trio work and exploring multimedia or dance/theater approaches. Prerequisite: DANC 345 or permission of the instructor.
DANC 440A, B. Advanced Modern Dance II (0, 4). 2 credits.
Modern dance technique on an advanced level. Prerequisite: DANC 340 or the equivalent.
DANC 442A, B. Advanced Ballet II (0, 4). 2 credits.
Ballet technique on an advanced level. Prerequisite: DANC 342 or the equivalent.
DANC 445. Advanced Dance Composition (2, 2). 3 credits.
A continuation of DANC 415 involving more complex compositional problems with emphasis on choreographic studies for groups. Prerequisite: DANC 415 or permission of the instructor.
DANC 449. The Dance Professional. 3 credits.
Orientation to professional dance through lectures, discussion and research. The skills and preparations needed for various dance professions, career options, pertinent history, philosophies and contemporary issues will be explored.
DANC/THEA 471. Stage Management. 3 credits.
Study and analysis of stage management. Consideration given to the methods and strategies for successful stage management for theater, dance and other performances. Emphasis on developing management and organizational skills. Prerequisite: DANC 171.
DANC 479. Methods of Teaching Dance (1, 2). 3 credits.
Practical experience in teaching dance will follow theoretical grounding in specific teaching methods. The course will examine the values and goals of dance in education as well as the fundamental movement principles related to musical accompaniment and the teaching of dance technique. Prerequisite: DANC 440 or permission of the instructor.
DANC 490A, B, C. Special Studies in Dance. 1-3 credits each semester.
Designed to give superior students in dance an opportunity to complete independent study and/or research under faculty supervision. Prerequisite: Permission of the dance program coordinator.
DANC 499. Honors. 6 credits. Year course.

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1996-97 Undergraduate Catalog
Last reviewed: 30 November 1996
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James Madison University