Dance

DAN 101: FOUNDATIONS OF DANCE

An introduction to dance as an art form and its role in history and society. Classes include the fundamentals of movement, the elementary techniques of ballet, modern and jazz dance, and exploration of the elements of rhythm, dynamics and spatial awareness through simple composition and improvisational dance studies.

Credits: 3
Type: Lecture, Lab
Attributes: SUNY Gen Ed Appendix H, SUNY Gen Ed Appendix G, Elective
Department: Performing, Visual Art & Comm

All sections for this course:  Fall 2016  Spring 2017


DAN 102: BALLET TECHNIQUE

Course content includes the basic positions and adagio and allegro movements of classical ballet. Movement in ballet has a controlled yet graceful quality, which is acquired through repetition of standardized ballet technique. Throughout the course, the student is encouraged to experience and appreciate the art of ballet as a performing art.

Credits: 2
Type: Lab
Attributes: SUNY Gen Ed Appendix H, Elective
Department: Performing, Visual Art & Comm

All sections for this course:  Fall 2016  Spring 2017


DAN 104: MODERN DANCE TECHNIQUE

This course consists of the technique, history and theory of modern dance. Emphasis is on conditioning the body, developing beginning modern dance skills and acquiring a basic movement vocabulary to promote creative exploration. Students may receive two (2) credits of Physical Education for this course.

Credits: 2
Type: Lab
Attributes: SUNY Gen Ed Appendix H, Elective
Department: Performing, Visual Art & Comm

All sections for this course:  Fall 2016  Spring 2017


DAN 106: JAZZ DANCE TECHNIQUE

Course content includes the techniques, history and styles of jazz dance. Development of beginning skills in jazz dance technique with emphasis on body isolations and rhythmic phrasing. Students may receive two (2) credits of Physical Education for this course.

Credits: 2
Type: Lab
Attributes: SUNY Gen Ed Appendix H, Elective
Department: Performing, Visual Art & Comm

All sections for this course:  Fall 2016  Spring 2017


DAN 107: Dance Improvisation

Beginning dance and movement improvisation as a compositional and performing technique. Development of skill in improvising dance movement and structuring dance improvisations.

Credits: 1
Type: Lab
Attributes: SUNY Gen Ed Appendix H, Elective
Department: Performing, Visual Art & Comm

All sections for this course:  Fall 2016  Spring 2017


DAN 108: DANCE HISTORY

The history of dance as a cultural medium with specific attention to the development of dance from prehistoric cultures to the evolution of dance in recent centuries, along with a study concerning theories of movement and influences of Oriental, Indian and African dance forms on Western Cultures.

Credits: 3
Type: Online, Lecture
Attributes: Global Perspective, SUNY Gen Ed Appendix H, SUNY Gen Ed Appendix G, SUNY Gen Ed Appendix F, Elective
Department: Performing, Visual Art & Comm

All sections for this course:  Fall 2016  Spring 2017


DAN 109: TAP DANCE

This introductory course covers the basic steps of tap dance technique. Students will learn coordination, rhythmic variations, dynamics, and performance skills through a series of tap dance combinations. Students will also begin to develop creative ability through tap improvisation.

Credits: 1
Type: Lab
Attributes: Elective
Department: Performing, Visual Art & Comm

All sections for this course:  Fall 2016  Spring 2017


DAN 146: PERFORMANCE & APPLIED DANCE I

This course emphasizes the development of dance performance skills. Within the structure of the course, the student is exposed to various performance techniques as well as learning specific choreography.

Credits: 1
Type: Lab
Attributes: Elective
Department: Performing, Visual Art & Comm

All sections for this course:  Fall 2016  Spring 2017


DAN 147: PERFORMANCE & APPLIED DANCE II

This course further emphasizes the development of dance performance skills. Within the structure of the course, the student is exposed to various performance techniques as well as learning specific choreography.

Credits: 1
Type: Lab
Attributes: Elective
Department: Performing, Visual Art & Comm

All sections for this course:  Fall 2016  Spring 2017


DAN 201: DANCE HISTORY THRU EARLY 1800S

This course covers the history of dance as a cultural medium with specific attention to the development of dance from prehistoric cultures to the 1800's. Topics and dance forms covered include ancient dance and the roots of dance, dance in lineage-based societies, the functions and meaning of dance in early societies, and the beginnings of ballet and modern dance.

Credits: 3
Type: Online, Lecture
Attributes: Elective
Department: Performing, Visual Art & Comm

All sections for this course:  Fall 2016  Spring 2017


DAN 202: DANCE HISTORY 1800 TO PRESENT

The history of dance as a cultural medium with attention to the development of dance from the 1800's through recent years, along with a study concerning theories of movement. Later developments in ballet and modern dance are discussed along with vernacular dance forms and popular forms of dance in America from the mid-19th century to modern times.

Credits: 3
Type: Online, Lecture
Attributes: Elective
Department: Performing, Visual Art & Comm

All sections for this course:  Fall 2016  Spring 2017


DAN 203: DANCE CHOREOGRAPHY & COMPOSTN

This course consists of dance choreography in practice and theory. Emphasis is on the student finding and creating original movement, creating a dance from that movement and teaching the dance to others in the class. Prerequisites: DAN 146 or DAN 147 or DAN 102 or DAN 104 or DAN 106

Credits: 1
Type: Lab
Attributes: Elective
Department: Performing, Visual Art & Comm

All sections for this course:  Fall 2016  Spring 2017


DAN 246: PERFORMANCE & APPL DANCE III

This course further emphasizes the development of dance performance skills. Within the structure of the course, the student is exposed to various performance techniques and learns specific choreography.

Credits: 1
Type: Lab
Attributes: Elective
Department: Performing, Visual Art & Comm

All sections for this course:  Fall 2016  Spring 2017


DAN 247: PERFORMANCE & APPLIED DANCE IV

This course further emphasizes the development of dance performance skills. Within the structure of the course, the student is exposed to various performance techniques and learns specific choreography.

Credits: 1
Type: Lab
Attributes: Elective
Department: Performing, Visual Art & Comm

All sections for this course:  Fall 2016  Spring 2017


DAN 271: SPECIAL STUDY PROJECT I

A special learning experience designed by one or more students with the cooperation and approval of a faculty member. Proposed study plans require departmental approval. Projects may be based on reading, research, community service, work experience, or other activities that advance the student's knowledge and competence in the field of dance or related areas. The student's time commitment to the project will be approximately 35-50 hours.

Credits: 1
Type: Lecture, Independent Study
Attributes: Elective
Department: Performing, Visual Art & Comm

All sections for this course:  Fall 2016  Spring 2017


DAN 272: SPECIAL STUDY PROJECT II

Similar to DAN 271, except that the student's time commitment to the project will be approximately 70-90 hours.

Credits: 2
Type: Lecture, Independent Study
Attributes: Elective
Department: Performing, Visual Art & Comm

All sections for this course:  Fall 2016  Spring 2017


DAN 273: SPECIAL STUDY PROJECT III

Similar to DAN 271, except that the student's time commitment to the project will be approximately 105-135 hours.

Credits: 3
Type: Lecture, Independent Study
Attributes: Elective
Department: Performing, Visual Art & Comm

All sections for this course:  Fall 2016  Spring 2017