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Effective Fall 2014. Previous descriptions may have had different requirements. Have questions? See an advisor.
DNC107 Dance Conditioning Credit Hours: 2.00
Introduction to the concepts of dance as a strengthening, stretching, and cardiovascular activity and the awareness of alignment techniques through specific movement experiences and images. Includes class protocol, warm-up, floor work, standing and center floor work, locomotor work, elements, and developing the craft.
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Information: May be taken four times for a maximum of eight credit hours.
Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
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DNC130 Tap Dance I Credit Hours: 2.00
Introduction to tap dancing. Includes class protocol, warm up, standing and center floor work, locomotor work, elements and developing the craft.
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Information: May be taken four times for a maximum of eight credit hours.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
DNC131 Tap Dance II Credit Hours: 2.00
Continuation of DNC 130. Includes tap dance technique at an intermediate level, class protocol, warm-up, standing and center floor work, locomotor work, elements, and developing the craft.
Prerequisite(s): DNC 130.
Course Corequisites:
Information: May be taken four times for a maximum of eight credit hours.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
DNC150 Ballet I Credit Hours: 2.00
Introduction to the theory and practice of ballet at the beginning level. Includes terminology, barre, floor work, standing and center floor work, locomotor work, elements, and developing the craft.
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Information: May be taken four times for a maximum of eight credit hours.
Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
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DNC151 Ballet II Credit Hours: 2.00
Continuation of DNC 150. Includes ballet techniques at the intermediate level, terminology, barre, floor work, standing and center floor work, locomotor work, elements, and developing the craft.
Prerequisite(s): DNC 150.
Course Corequisites:
Information: May be taken four times for a maximum of eight credit hours.
Offered: Spring.
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DNC152 Ballet III Credit Hours: 2.00
Continuation of DNC 151. Includes ballet technique at the advanced level, ballet terminology, barre, floor work, standing and center floor work, locomotor work, elements, and developing the craft.
Prerequisite(s): DNC 151.
Course Corequisites:
Information: May be taken four times for a maximum of eight credit hours.
Offered: Fall.
Course Outline Schedule of Classes
 
DNC166 Modern Dance I Credit Hours: 2.00
Development of basic skills for dance. Includes modern dance technique at a beginning level, class protocol, warm-up, floor work, standing and center floor work, locomotor work, elements, and developing the craft.
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Information: May be taken four times for a maximum of eight credit hours.
Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
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DNC167 Modern Dance II Credit Hours: 2.00
Continuation of DNC 166. Includes development of intermediate skills for modern dance, class protocol, warm up, floor work, standing and center floor work, locomotor work, elements, and developing the craft.
Prerequisite(s): DNC 166.
Course Corequisites:
Information: May be taken four times for a maximum of eight credit hours.
Offered: Spring.
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DNC168 Modern Dance III Credit Hours: 2.00
Continuation of DNC 167. Includes development of advanced skills for modern dance, class protocol, warm-up, floor work, locomotor work, elements, and developing the craft.
Prerequisite(s): DNC 167.
Course Corequisites:
Information: May be taken four times for a maximum of eight credit hours.
Offered: Fall.
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DNC180 Choreography Credit Hours: 2.00
The study of basic dance composition and construction of a phrase, structure, and form. Includes exploring the basic elements of dance, building a movement phrase, choreographic elements, constructing a dance, and analyzing the effectiveness of choreography.
Prerequisite(s): DNC 150 or 166 or 219.
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Information: Prerequisites may be waived with consent of instructor.
Information: May be taken four times for a maximum of eight credit hours.
Offered: Fall.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
DNC200 Dance Appreciation and History Credit Hours: 3.00
Introduction to the art of dance from its beginning as a religious form to its current place on Broadway and television. Includes concepts in dance appreciation, themes and purposes of dance, analyzing dance works, styles of dance, roles of and major historical periods of world dance, and movement sessions.
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Offered: Fall.
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DNC215 Teaching Methods of Dance I Credit Hours: 3.00
Instruction on how to teach dance to those from preschool age through 8th grade. Includes elements of dance, developmental stages, classroom management, lesson structure, use of creative movement in the school curriculum, and delivery of lesson plans. Also includes incorporating federal and Arizona standards for dance education academic curriculum for this age group.
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Information: Completion of two of the following courses is required before enrolling in this class: DNC 150, 151, 152, 166, 167, 168, 219, 220, 221.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
DNC216 Teaching Methods for Dance II Credit Hours: 3.00
Instruction of how to teach dance to those from 9th grade through 12th grade. Includes elements of dance, developmental stages, classroom management, lesson structure, use of creative movement in the school curriculum, delivery of lesson plans, working with special populations, and transfer of knowledge to other dance forms.
Prerequisite(s): DNC 215.
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Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
DNC219 Jazz Dance I Credit Hours: 2.00
Introduction and development of movement skills necessary to prepare the body as an instrument of expression in jazz dance styles. Includes class protocol, warm-up, floor work, standing and center floor work, locomotor work, elements, and developing the craft.
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Information: May be taken four times for a maximum of eight credit hours.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
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DNC220 Jazz Dance II Credit Hours: 2.00
Continuation of DNC 219. Progressive development of alignment for intermediate level jazz dance. Includes class protocol, warm-up, floor work, standing and center floor work, locomotor work, elements, and developing the craft.
Prerequisite(s): DNC 219.
Course Corequisites:
Information: May be taken four times for a maximum of eight credit hours.
Offered: Spring.
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DNC221 Jazz Dance III Credit Hours: 2.00
Continuation of DNC 220. Progressive development of alignment for advanced level jazz dance. Includes class protocol, warm-up, floor work, standing and center floor work, locomotor work, elements, and developing the craft.
Prerequisite(s): DNC 220.
Course Corequisites:
Information: May be taken four times for a maximum of eight credit hours.
Offered: Fall.
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DNC230 Rhythms for Dance Credit Hours: 2.00
Exploration of the elements of music and music structures and their relationship to dance. Includes musical composition forms, rhythmic dance accompaniment, musical instruments, musical scores, and creation of dance accompaniment.
Prerequisite(s): DNC 150 or 166 or 219.
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Offered: Summer.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
DNC269 Dance Production and Performance Credit Hours: 3.00
Practical experience in all aspects of taking a dance piece from basic choreography and creating a professional performance. Includes rehearsal/performance process, responsibilities of a performer and a choreographer, performance skills, choreographic review, costuming, make up, sets, props, publicity, and analysis of the concert.
Prerequisite(s): DNC 150 or 166 or 219.
Course Corequisites:
Information: Consent of instructor is required before enrolling in this course.
Information: May be taken four times for a maximum of twelve credit hours.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
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DNC280 Business for Dance Careers Credit Hours: 3.00
Introduction to the various careers available in dance and the appropriate business skills. Includes careers in dance, grant and proposal writing, agency interface, business skills, publicity, and creating a dance business on paper.
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Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
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DNC285 Technology for Dance Credit Hours: 2.00
Survey of the expanding field of technology as it pertains to the study and performance of dance. Includes overview of technology in dance, dance technologist roles and responsibilities, application of technology, dance computer programs, videotaping and documenting dance, and creating a dance performance art piece.
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Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
DNC296 Independent Studies in Dance Credit Hours: 1-3.00
Composition and/or in-depth independent study in an area of the student's choice with approval by the supervising instructor.
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Information: May be taken four times for a maximum of twelve credit hours.
Information: Consent of instructor is required before enrolling in this class.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline Schedule of Classes