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Academic Cooperative in Dance Production
An instructional program designed to integrate on-campus study with practical experience in methods and techniques involved in producing a
dance concert; including publicity, lighting, audio, costuming, audition and performance skills, and dance critique. Students will be placed in performing arts industry environments as interns with community partners, or employed in production roles in...

Beginning Modern Dance
Instruction in the fundamental techniques and concepts associated with the concert form of modern dance. This is a modern dance technique class. Combined with credit DANC-1245.

Beginning Ballet
Instruction in the fundamental techniques and concepts associated with ballet. This is a ballet technique class. Combined with credit DANC-1241.

Beginning Jazz Dance
Instruction in the fundamental techniques and concepts associated with jazz dance. Combined with credit DANC-1247.

Dance Composition - Improvisation
This introductory course in improvisation will investigate spontaneous problem solving as a means of generating movement for dance composition. Students will be called upon to explore and respond to various forms of stimuli in a safe and supportive learning environment within solo and group work. Combined with credit DANC-1201.

Dance Appreciation
A general survey of dance forms designed to create an appreciation of the vocabulary, techniques and purposes of the creative process. This course includes critical interpretation and evaluations of choreographic works and dance forms within cultural and historical contexts. When converted to credit, this course fulfills the Texas Core Curriculum requirement for Creative Arts. Combined with...

Dance Composition - Choreography
This course is an examination of the principles of movement generation, phrasing, choreographic structure and motif manipulation. Integration of choreographic principles will foster the growth of personal artistic style. Combined with credit DANC-1301.

Freshman Dance Performance
Instruction in dance performance through experiential projects at the freshman level. Students will rehearse and perform dance works choreographed by dance faculty and/or guest artists. Combined with credit DANC-1151.

Intermediate Ballet
Instruction in the intermediate techniques and concepts associated with ballet. This is a ballet technique class. Combined with credit DANC-2241.

Intermediate Jazz Dance
Instruction in the intermediate techniques and concepts associated with jazz dance. Combined with credit DANC-2247.

Intermediate Modern Dance
Instruction in the intermediate techniques and concepts associated with the concert form of modern dance. Combined with credit DANC-2245.

Sophomore Dance Performance
Instruction in dance performance through experiential projects at the sophomore level. Students will rehearse and perform dance works choreographed by dance faculty and/or guest artists. Combined with credit DANC-2151.

World Dance
A survey of dances from different cultures, their histories, and their influences on contemporary dance and society. Cultural origins, significance, motivations and techniques will be explored experientially. Classes meet two days/week in the classroom plus one day/week in the dance studio. No previous dance experience necessary. Combined with credit DANC-1305.


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