Dance (DANC)

Courses

DANC 0806. The Jazz Century in America. 3 Credit Hours.

What is jazz? Students will explore its roots and reinventions in Ragtime, Hot Jazz, Blues, Swing, Bebop, Free Jazz, Rhythm & Blues, and Hip Hop throughout the 20th century in America. We'll experience its manifestations across media, screening dance films, listening to music, viewing visual art works, and reading poetry. Then we'll move into the studio to experience first-hand its rhythms, moods, dynamics, creative expression and improvisation. A key theme will be how the individual and the collective nurture each other in jazz. Intellectually, we'll examine the historical and social backdrop and analyze the essential components of jazz. NOTE: This course fulfills the Arts (GA) requirement for students under GenEd and Arts (AR) for students under Core.

Department restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following: Music:Dance
Field of Study Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following: Dance

Course Attributes: GA

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

DANC 0827. Philadelphia Dance Experience. 3 Credit Hours.

Open your eyes to the wealth of culture right at your doorstep. Deepen your appreciation of dance as you become an educated audience member about the various styles and layers of meaning present in any one dance. We will look at dance primarily from a cultural studies perspective, focusing specifically on European, African, Asian, and Latin influences in the Philadelphia experience. We will attend performances in the city, interact with guest artists and lecturers, observe performances on video, and engage in guided viewing exercises to enhance your knowledge and understanding of dance. Dance concerts are selected from a variety of styles, including classical and contemporary forms from around the world. NOTE: This course fulfills the World Society (GG) requirement for students under GenEd and International Studies (IS) for students under Core.

Course Attributes: GG

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

DANC 0828. Embodying Pluralism. 3 Credit Hours.

How do dance and the arts represent diversity? Were we humans born to dance? From everyday interactions to dance theater to music videos, movement expresses human identity and difference. Through a variety of media, we will explore these themes in relation to race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and other constructions that form our perceptions of self and others. Embodying Pluralism combines dance and movement experiences with reading, writing, discussion, and viewing of videos and live performance. Classes and assignments emphasize active learning in small groups. NOTE: This course fulfills the Race & Diversity (GD) requirement for students under GenEd and Studies in Race (RS) for students under Core.

Course Attributes: GD

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

DANC 0831. Shall We Dance? Dance as Narrative in American Film. 3 Credit Hours.

Investigate the role dance plays and has played in informing and acknowledging social trends in the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. Connections are made between dance and immigration, industry, politics, fashion, social change, class and gender, nationalism, education and popular culture. Dance both perpetuates and challenges social and cultural issues of power, class, gender, sexual orientation, and age, and acts as a mirror of our society. We will study popular perceptions of dance, dance in Hollywood, and dance as a reflection of social change, dance as social ritual, dance and contemporary notions of the "Impossible Body." You will not be dancing in the course, but will learn through lecture, discussion and film/videotape viewing. NOTE: This course fulfills the Arts (GA) requirement for students under GenEd and Arts (AR) for students under Core. Students cannot receive credit for this course if they have successfully completed Dance 0931.

Course Attributes: GA

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

DANC 0931. Honors Shall We Dance? Dance as Narrative in American Film. 3 Credit Hours.

Investigate the role dance plays and has played in informing and acknowledging social trends in the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. Connections are made between dance and immigration, industry, politics, fashion, social change, class and gender, nationalism, education and popular culture. Dance both perpetuates and challenges social and cultural issues of power, class, gender, sexual orientation, and age, and acts as a mirror of our society. We will study popular perceptions of dance, dance in Hollywood, and dance as a reflection of social change, dance as social ritual, dance and contemporary notions of the "Impossible Body." You will not be dancing in the course, but will learn through lecture, discussion and film/videotape viewing. (This is an Honors course.) NOTE: This course fulfills the Arts (GA) requirement for students under GenEd and Arts (AR) for students under Core. Students cannot receive credit for this course if they have successfully completed Dance 0831.

Cohort Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Cohorts: SCHONORS, UHONORS, UHONORSTR

Course Attributes: GA, HO

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

DANC 1801. First Year Seminar in Dance. 1 or 3 Credit Hour.

Through a varied range of movement experiences, students investigate the conceptual and theoretical foundations of modern dance. NOTE: Required of freshman dance majors. Prior to fall 2010, the course titles were "Freshman Seminar in Dance" and "Movement Sources and Concepts."

Field of Study Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Majors: Dance Foundation
College Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: Music & Dance, Boyer College

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

DANC 1804. Jazz Dance I. 2 Credit Hours.

Jazz Dance I presents introductory experience in the movement vocabularies used in contemporary dance and theater.

College Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: Music & Dance, Boyer College

Repeatability: This course may be repeated for additional credit..

DANC 1805. Tap Technique I. 2 Credit Hours.

College Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: Music & Dance, Boyer College

Repeatability: This course may be repeated for additional credit..

DANC 1807. Hatha Yoga I. 2 Credit Hours.

This course promotes the health of the entire body through the performance of asanas or postures.

Repeatability: This course may be repeated for additional credit..

DANC 1808. Flamenco. 2 Credit Hours.

This is a basic level Flamenco dance class that introduces the complex history, the "compas" (rhythm structure) of the "palo" (rhythm families) of "Alegrias." The study will involve the "colocacion" (body placement) specific technique of arm work and footwork in relation to the "compas" and "palo." Flamenco "palos" have a specific rhythm and "cante" (verse/song) structure that will be studied through the phrase work and rhythm training with "palmas" (hand clapping).

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

DANC 1811. Movement Improvisation I. 2 Credit Hours.

This course provides experiences in the spontaneous use of movement structures derived from movement concepts, games, imagery, and media sources. It is designed to help students discover and develop their own movement potential.

Field of Study Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Majors: Dance Foundation
College Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: Music & Dance, Boyer College

Repeatability: This course may be repeated for additional credit..

DANC 1812. Movement Improvisation II. 2 Credit Hours.

Weight, speed, momentum, inertia, and relationships are explored through structural improvisational exercises. These techniques provide the basis for improvised duets and group dances. Issues of performance are also addressed.

College Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: Music & Dance, Boyer College

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits

Pre-requisites:
DANC 1811|Minimum Grade of C-|May not be taken concurrently.

DANC 1813. Dance Repertory I. 2 or 3 Credit Hours.

This course for entering dance majors is designed to provide a structured rehearsal experience with a faculty choreographer that culminates in performance in the fall. NOTE: Required of freshman dance majors. Prior to fall 2010, the course title was "Freshman Repertory."

Field of Study Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Majors: Dance Foundation
College Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: Music & Dance, Boyer College

Repeatability: This course may be repeated for additional credit..

DANC 1814. Graham-Based Technique. 2 Credit Hours.

Introduces students to the fundamentals of the modern dance technique developed by Martha Graham. Students will learn the principals of contraction and release, and to increase the strength and mobility of the spine, and to find the full use of the breath.

College Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: Music & Dance, Boyer College

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

DANC 1815. Modern Dance Technique I A. 2 Credit Hours.

This course addresses the development of basic movement skills and concepts as a means toward effective performance. Note: Prior to fall 2010, the course title was "Elements of Modern Dance I."

Field of Study Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Majors: Dance Foundation
College Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: Music & Dance, Boyer College

Repeatability: This course may be repeated for additional credit..

DANC 1816. Rhythmic Analysis. 3 Credit Hours.

This course explores temporal and rhythmic organizations of movement and dance analyzed for the purpose of enhancing clarity in performance, choreography, and teaching. Elementary musical notation, scoring, and accompaniment skills developed. NOTE: This course is for dance majors only.

Field of Study Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Majors: Dance
College Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: Music & Dance, Boyer College

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

DANC 1817. Modern Dance Technique I B. 2 Credit Hours.

This course addresses the development of basic movement skills and concepts as a means toward effective performance. Note: Prior to fall 2010, the course title was "Elements of Modern Dance II."

Field of Study Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Majors: Dance Foundation
College Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: Music & Dance, Boyer College

Repeatability: This course may be repeated for additional credit..

DANC 1818. Elements of Modern Dance III. 2 Credit Hours.

This course addresses the development of basic movement skills and concepts as a means toward effective performance.

College Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: Music & Dance, Boyer College

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

DANC 1819. Dance Production. 1 Credit Hour.

This course provides dance majors with an introduction to the technical aspects of dance production. Students will gain practical experience in the theater, learning about the equipment and tasks necessary for effective dance production. Production participation is required. NOTE: Required of freshman dance majors.

Field of Study Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Majors: Dance Foundation
College Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: Music & Dance, Boyer College

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

DANC 1831. Ballet I A. 2 Credit Hours.

This course provides further skills in basic classical ballet vocabulary and preparation for professional study at the intermediate level.

Field of Study Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Majors: Dance Foundation
College Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: Music & Dance, Boyer College

Repeatability: This course may be repeated for additional credit..

DANC 1832. Ballet I B. 2 Credit Hours.

This course provides further skills in basic classical ballet vocabulary and preparation for professional study at the intermediate level. Note: Prior to fall 2010, the course title was "Classical Ballet II."

Field of Study Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Majors: Dance Foundation
College Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: Music & Dance, Boyer College

Repeatability: This course may be repeated for additional credit.

Pre-requisites:
DANC 1831|Minimum Grade of C-|May not be taken concurrently.

DANC 1841. Music for Dancers. 2 Credit Hours.

Dance and Music share a dynamic connection; yet, dance performers, teachers, and choreographers sometimes have difficulties communicating their artistic ideas to musicians and composers. This course will teach dancers to understand the language of music and build the necessary vocabulary to analyze, develop, and communicate musical ideas. We will explore the basic elements of music through the study of rhythmic structures, an introduction to fundamental music theory, critical analysis of compositions & choreography of various genres, and experiential activities that combine music & movement.

Field of Study Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Majors: Dance, Dance Foundation
College Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: Music & Dance, Boyer College

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

DANC 1851. Global Dance Traditions. 2 Credit Hours.

Field of Study Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Majors: Dance, Dance Foundation
College Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: Music & Dance, Boyer College

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

DANC 1852. Ways of Knowing Dance. 2 Credit Hours.

"Ways of Knowing Dance" is a foundation course that seeks to provide students with a basic knowledge of ways in which we might study dance. It commences with the fundamental questions of 'what is dance' and 'what is the dancing body' before moving on to other approaches to reading and understanding dance.

Department restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Departments: Music:Dance

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

DANC 2801. Entry to Dance as Art. 3 Credit Hours.

This course is designed to provide the basis for understanding, appreciating, and participating in dance as art in culture and individual life. Concepts, intuitions, and communication in dance will be cultivated through lectures, films, live performances, and studio experiences. NOTE: This course can be used to satisfy the university Core Arts (AR) requirement. Although it may be usable towards graduation as a major requirement or university elective, it cannot be used to satisfy any of the university GenEd requirements. See your advisor for further information.

Course Attributes: AR

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

DANC 2802. Pathways in American Dance. 3 Credit Hours.

This course provides participants with concentrated beginning level studio experiences in urban popular dance forms, jazz, and modern dance, each presented in a five-week unit. Through active participation, students will dance, observe videos, and read articles to gain insight into these three approaches to dancing. Learning the movement vocabularies, values, aesthetics, and techniques of these different traditions will move students into a physical and conceptual understanding of the kinetic and cultural sources that inform dance as a contemporary performance art. NOTE: This course can be used to satisfy the university Core Arts (AR) requirement. Although it may be usable towards graduation as a major requirement or university elective, it cannot be used to satisfy any of the university GenEd requirements. See your advisor for further information.

Course Attributes: AR

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

DANC 2803. Dance in Human Society. 3 Credit Hours.

This course offers students an opportunity to explore the world of dance. Through video observation, readings, and dancing, students will be exposed to many faces of dance as an expression of cultural values. Dance as art, religion, social custom, and political action will be examined as evidenced in many human societies. Examples will be primarily drawn from North America, West Africa, Brazil, Japan, India, Bali, and the Cook Islands. Students will be introduced to the field of dance anthropology and have the opportunity for on-site observation of dance events. NOTE: This course can be used to satisfy the university Core International Studies (IS) requirement. Although it may be usable towards graduation as a major requirement or university elective, it cannot be used to satisfy any of the university GenEd requirements. See your advisor for further information. In addition to meeting the university Core International Studies requirement, this course meets the Non-Western/Third World IS requirement for Communication Sciences majors. Please note the recent update to the Core IS requirement at www.temple.edu/vpus/resources/coreupdates.htm#coreisupdate.

Course Attributes: IS

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

DANC 2805. Dance, Movement, and Pluralism. 3 Credit Hours.

This course will focus on movement as a language of expression that conveys culturally learned values. From pedestrian behaviors to social dance to artistic traditions, movement will be explored as a carrier of cultural and aesthetic meaning. The works of contemporary dance artists will be examined within their socio-cultural and historical contexts. Issues of race and racism will be addressed in relationship to the content, context, and appreciation of the specific works viewed. Students will participate in movement improvisations and theater games. NOTE: This course can be used to satisfy the university Core Studies in Race (RS) requirement. Although it may be usable towards graduation as a major requirement or university elective, it cannot be used to satisfy any of the university GenEd requirements. See your advisor for further information.

Course Attributes: RS

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

DANC 2813. Dance Composition I. 2 Credit Hours.

The fundamentals of choreography are explored in this course. Solo studies based on choreographic problems are presented and performed. NOTE: Required of sophomore dance majors.

Field of Study Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Majors: Dance Foundation

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits

Pre-requisites:
DANC 1811|Minimum Grade of C-|May not be taken concurrently.

DANC 2814. Dance Composition II. 2 Credit Hours.

This course addresses problems in presentation, form, design, and content. Experiences include experimentation with musical settings, voice, spoken word, and duets. NOTE: Required of sophomore dance majors.

Field of Study Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Majors: Dance Foundation
College Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: Music & Dance, Boyer College

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits

Pre-requisites:
DANC 2813|Minimum Grade of C-|May not be taken concurrently.

DANC 2815. Modern Dance Technique II A. 2 Credit Hours.

This course addresses the extension of range, control, and clarity of performance for more complex dance sequences. Note: Prior to fall 2010, the course title was "Intermediate Modern Dance I."

Field of Study Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Majors: Dance Foundation
College Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: Music & Dance, Boyer College

Repeatability: This course may be repeated for additional credit.

Pre-requisites:
DANC 1815|Minimum Grade of C-|May not be taken concurrently.

DANC 2816. Intermediate Modern Dance II. 3 Credit Hours.

This course addresses the extension of range, control, and clarity of performance for more complex dance sequences.

College Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: Music & Dance, Boyer College

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

DANC 2817. Modern Dance Technique II B. 2 Credit Hours.

This course addresses the extension of range, control, and clarity of performance for more complex dance sequences. Note: Prior to fall 2010, the course title was "Intermediate Modern Dance III."

Field of Study Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Majors: Dance Foundation
College Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: Music & Dance, Boyer College

Repeatability: This course may be repeated for additional credit.

Pre-requisites:
DANC 1817|Minimum Grade of C-|May not be taken concurrently.

DANC 2818. Intermediate Modern Dance IV. 3 Credit Hours.

This course addresses the extension of range, control, and clarity of performance for more complex dance sequences.

College Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: Music & Dance, Boyer College

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

DANC 2822. Pilates: Body Conditioning. 1 to 2 Credit Hour.

The course will begin with an in-depth exploration of Joseph Pilates original mat work, its origins, and its applications. We will focus on skills of self-assessment, using the system as a tool to improve both strength and alignment. We will look at multiple facets of the Pilates system and industry, as well as the benefits and limitations of the system as a wellness tool. Finally, each student will examine multiple ways of integrating the fundamental concepts of the system into both their movement training and their pedagogy.

College Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: Music & Dance, Boyer College

Repeatability: This course may be repeated for additional credit..

DANC 2823. Pilates II: Applications. 1 to 2 Credit Hour.

This course is designed for students looking to further their already in-depth understanding of Joseph Pilates original mat and tower work. This course seeks to expose students to the current philosophies and schools of thought on the Pilates method. Students will emerge from the course with an understanding of the history of the method, and the ways in which it has evolved to meet the needs of today's practitioners. During this course, students will advance in their practice from intermediate to advanced level mat and tower exercises, visit and report on a Philadelphia Pilates studio, practice peer teaching, and report on relevant articles from Pilates publications.

College Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: Music & Dance, Boyer College

Repeatability: This course may be repeated for additional credit.

Pre-requisites:
DANC 2822|Minimum Grade of C-|May not be taken concurrently.

DANC 2831. Ballet II A. 2 Credit Hours.

This course addresses increased vocabulary and skills for increasing demands of more complex combinations and sequences.

Field of Study Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Majors: Dance Foundation
College Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: Music & Dance, Boyer College

Repeatability: This course may be repeated for additional credit..

DANC 2832. Ballet II B. 2 Credit Hours.

This course addresses increased vocabulary and skills for increasing demands of more complex combinations and sequences. Note: Prior to fall 2010, the course title was "Classical Ballet III."

Field of Study Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Majors: Dance, Dance Foundation
College Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: Music & Dance, Boyer College

Repeatability: This course may be repeated for additional credit.

Pre-requisites:
DANC 1832|Minimum Grade of C-|May not be taken concurrently.

DANC 2836. Pointe I. 2 Credit Hours.

Field of Study Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Fields of study: Dance
College Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: Music & Dance, Boyer College

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

DANC 2844. Hip Hop. 2 Credit Hours.

Initially an U.S. black urban expressive culture, hip-hop has become a formidable global cultural phenomenon. In going global, hip-hop has taken the angst, hope, social and political conditions of life in the inner cities to the global stage. It has become an anti-establishment culture, spawning its own special mode of communication and dress styles, and fostering a culture of resistance to institutional dominance, class exploitation, and middle class values. This course will study the development, history, communication style, dance form, moral framework, and processes of globalization. It begins by asking what hip-hop is. Next, it outlines the relationship between rap, dub, and hip-hop, and determines who the key figures of this global movement are. In reconstructing the growth and key moments of this life form, we will examine the myriad dimensions of this culture, through its music, music videos, dance styles, and films.

College Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: Music & Dance, Boyer College

Repeatability: This course may be repeated for additional credit..

DANC 2853. African Dance I. 1 to 3 Credit Hour.

This introductory studio course is a survey of core movements and rhythms from Africa and the Diaspora. Students learn the Umfundalai technique as a way to integrate song, dance and music into a meaningful and aesthetic experience.

Field of Study Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Majors: Dance Foundation
College Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: Music & Dance, Boyer College

Repeatability: This course may be repeated for additional credit..

DANC 2861. Non-Western Dance Traditions. 3 Credit Hours.

Different modes of choreographic and movement inquiry will be used to interpret and create movement and movement styles. Students will learn skills in culturally specific spatial designs and explorations in order to expand their choreographic landscape. Choreographic explorations will include definition, explanation, and evaluation of movements. Non-Western movement vocabularies will be explored examining a variety of non-western performance aesthetics. Experiences with visual arts, literature, drama, and music will govern the class' approach to the study of non-western performance. Movement studies will be assigned to incorporate various interpretations of non-western performance genres in the context of students' individual expressions and experiences.

College Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: Music & Dance, Boyer College

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

DANC 2862. Foundations of Dance Pedagogy. 3 Credit Hours.

The purpose of this course is to introduce, explore and practice basic principles of teaching and learning in dance. Acknowledging that teaching is a very complex activity, the course will try to delineate specific needs, skills and materials that might be helpful in planning and executing a class or course in dance. The teacher must ultimately make the decisions in a class. This course will offer information and skills so that those decisions are based on thoughtful reflection on why you want to teach, what constitutes good teaching, and how you can continue to improve as well as incorporate student participation. Remember--the best teacher never stops being a student! This course will strive to be a hands-on practical "How do I do this?" class. It will explore such questions as: Who am I as a learner? What do I consider good teaching? Why do I want to teach? A general outline of essential elements in the classroom/studio will be presented and discussed, followed by practice in designing within that framework for materials and experiences. The course will address the role/use of such topics as anatomy/kinesiology, learning theory, technology, texts, movement analysis/design, history/aesthetics in teaching various parts in a dance curriculum.

College Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: Music & Dance, Boyer College

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

DANC 2868. Studies in Dance. 1 to 3 Credit Hour.

College Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: Music & Dance, Boyer College

Repeatability: This course may be repeated for additional credit..

DANC 2869. Studies in Dance Technique. 2 Credit Hours.

This course will focus on dance technique. It will only be recommended for those students who have shown competence at a specific level of technique and it would be in their interests to pursue further in-depth study at this particular level.

Department restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Departments: Music:Dance
Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Undergraduate
College Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: Music & Dance, Boyer College

Repeatability: This course may be repeated for additional credit..

DANC 2872. Foundations of Dance Education. 3 Credit Hours.

Field of Study Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Majors: Dance Foundation
College Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: Music & Dance, Boyer College

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits

Pre-requisites:
DANC 1801|Minimum Grade of C-|May not be taken concurrently.

DANC 2897. Creative Process in Dance. 3 Credit Hours.

In this course, students investigate motives and values in creating dance. The development of individual aesthetics and the ability to articulate these is cultivated. NOTE: Required of junior dance majors.

College Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: Music & Dance, Boyer College

Course Attributes: WI

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

DANC 2901. Honors Entry to Dance as Art. 3 Credit Hours.

This course is designed to provide the basis for understanding, appreciating, and participating in dance as art in culture and individual life. Concepts, intuitions, and communication in dance will be cultivated through lectures, films, live performances, and studio experiences. NOTE: (1) Open to Honors students only. (2) This course can be used to satisfy the university Core Arts (AR) requirement. Although it may be usable towards graduation as a major requirement or university elective, it cannot be used to satisfy any of the university GenEd requirements. See your advisor for further information.

Cohort Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Cohorts: SCHONORS, UHONORS, UHONORSTR

Course Attributes: AR, HO

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

DANC 2904. Honors Dance in Human Society. 3 Credit Hours.

This course offers students an opportunity to explore the world of dance. Through video observation, readings, and dancing, students will be exposed to many faces of dance as an expression of cultural values. Dance as art, religion, social custom, and political action will be examined as evidenced in many human societies. Examples will be primarily drawn from North America, West Africa, Brazil, Japan, India, Bali, and the Cook Islands. Students will be introduced to the field of dance anthropology and have the opportunity for on-site observation of dance events. NOTE: (1) Required for dance majors and is for University Honors Program students. (2) This course can be used to satisfy the university Core International Studies (IS) requirement. Although it may be usable towards graduation as a major requirement or university elective, it cannot be used to satisfy any of the university GenEd requirements. See your advisor for further information. In addition to meeting the university Core International Studies requirement, this course meets the Non-Western/Third World IS requirement for Communication Sciences majors. Please note the recent update to the Core IS requirement at www.temple.edu/vpus/resources/coreupdates.htm#coreisupdate.

Cohort Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Cohorts: SCHONORS, UHONORS, UHONORSTR

Course Attributes: HO, IS

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

DANC 3385. Diamond Peer Teachers - Internship I. 1 Credit Hour.

The Diamond Peer Teachers Program provides students with a mentored university-level teaching experience in their major. Course requirements include participation in the three-day pre-semester Teaching Institute and regular participation in the Peer Teachers support group throughout the semester. Peer Teachers provide supplemental instruction in first- and second-year courses, promote student engagement, and model successful study habits and academic preparedness for students with whom they work. For Diamond Peer Teachers only.

Repeatability: This course may be repeated for additional credit..

DANC 3386. Diamond Peer Teachers - Internship II. 1 Credit Hour.

The Diamond Peer Teachers Program provides students with a mentored university-level teaching experience in their major. Course requirements include participation in the three-day pre-semester Teaching Institute and regular participation in the Peer Teachers support group throughout the semester. Peer Teachers provide supplemental instruction in first- and second-year courses, promote student engagement, and model successful study habits and academic preparedness for students with whom they work. For Diamond Peer Teachers only.

Repeatability: This course may be repeated for additional credit..

DANC 3811. Field Experience in Dance. 1 to 8 Credit Hour.

Opportunity for experience in teaching dance.

Field of Study Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Majors: Dance
College Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: Music & Dance, Boyer College

Repeatability: This course may be repeated for additional credit..

DANC 3812. Creative Process in Dance. 3 Credit Hours.

This course explores the creative process, particularly as it applies to dance making. The course will focus on the development of skills that facilitate creative processes in art. We will look at our own ways of working as well as those of other artists. One objective of the course is for each student to further define his/her personal tastes, commitments, and passions within the field of dance, while also expanding current preferences and practices. NOTE: This course is for junior dance majors.

Field of Study Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Majors: Dance
College Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: Music & Dance, Boyer College

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits

Pre-requisites:
DANC 2814|Minimum Grade of C-|May not be taken concurrently.

DANC 3813. Dance Repertory II. 3 Credit Hours.

Field of Study Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Fields of study: Dance, Dance Foundation
College Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: Music & Dance, Boyer College

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

DANC 3815. Dance Composition III. 2 Credit Hours.

This course addresses various approaches to group composition. Students choreograph a series of studies for small groups of dancers that address counterpoint, stage space, and movement manipulation and development. NOTE: Required of junior dance majors.

Field of Study Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Majors: Dance
College Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: Music & Dance, Boyer College

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

DANC 3817. Modern Dance Technique III A. 2 Credit Hours.

This course addresses increased technical accuracy, sensitivity, and versatility of performance. The dance material offered covers a wide range of spatial, dynamic, and rhythmic qualities. Note: Prior to fall 2010, the course title was "Advanced Modern Dance I."

Field of Study Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Majors: Dance
College Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: Music & Dance, Boyer College

Repeatability: This course may be repeated for additional credit.

Pre-requisites:
DANC 2815|Minimum Grade of C-|May not be taken concurrently.

DANC 3818. Modern Dance Technique III B. 2 Credit Hours.

This course addresses increased technical accuracy, sensitivity, and versatility of performance. The dance material offered covers a wide range of spatial, dynamic, and rhythmic qualities. Note: Prior to fall 2010, the course title was "Advanced Modern Dance II."

Field of Study Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Majors: Dance Foundation
College Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: Music & Dance, Boyer College

Repeatability: This course may be repeated for additional credit.

Pre-requisites:
DANC 2817|Minimum Grade of C-|May not be taken concurrently.

DANC 3831. Ballet Technique III A. 2 Credit Hours.

Field of Study Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Fields of study: Dance
College Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: Music & Dance, Boyer College

Repeatability: This course may be repeated for additional credit..

DANC 3832. Ballet Technique III B. 2 Credit Hours.

This course provides movement experience to develop confidence and skill for an authoritative and expressive performance. The full range of classical ballet vocabulary is used.

Field of Study Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Fields of study: Dance
College Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: Music & Dance, Boyer College

Repeatability: This course may be repeated for additional credit.

Pre-requisites:
DANC 2832|Minimum Grade of C-|May not be taken concurrently.

DANC 3851. Lighting Design for Dance. 3 Credit Hours.

This course introduces concepts and techniques through lecture-demonstrations focusing on the impact of light as a supportive medium and a source for dance composition, problems and projects.

Field of Study Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Majors: Dance Foundation
College Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: Music & Dance, Boyer College

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits

Pre-requisites:
DANC 1819|Minimum Grade of C-|May not be taken concurrently.

DANC 3853. African Dance II. 1 to 3 Credit Hour.

This is the second course in the series of Umfundalai dance studies. Students learn to recognize rhythms and movements by region, country and selected ethnic groups. More advanced studio work is performed as students develop their expressive voices via movement studies.

College Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: Music & Dance, Boyer College

Repeatability: This course may be repeated for additional credit.

Pre-requisites:
DANC 2853|Minimum Grade of C-|May not be taken concurrently.

DANC 3868. Studies in Dance. 1 to 3 Credit Hour.

College Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: Music & Dance, Boyer College

Repeatability: This course may be repeated for additional credit..

DANC 3871. Dance and the Child. 3 Credit Hours.

Field of Study Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Majors: Dance
College Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: Music & Dance, Boyer College

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

DANC 3872. Dancing Places. 3 Credit Hours.

In Dancing Places, we examine the creation of, and participation in, dance that occurs in everyday spaces and environments. We look to choreographies and dance events that take place outside the formality of the concert stage and consider how and why people dance in alternative locations. From the vogue-ing balls of Harlem to the bordellos of Argentine tango we reflect on how geographic and social locations are embodied in dance, and how histories and cultural memories are embedded in dance sites and moving bodies. Delivered as an online course, through a combination of discussion forums, reading assignments, video analysis and participation in live dance events, students will discover how dance emerges through everyday sites as a creative practice, as a leisure pursuit, as a form of social action, and as a global phenomenon. Through this interactive course, students will create original choreography, develop experiential writing, engage in movement analysis, and foster research skills in site specific dance.

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

DANC 3876. Rhythmic Analysis. 3 Credit Hours.

This course explores temporal and rhythmic organizations of movement and dance analyzed for the purpose of enhancing clarity in performance, choreography, and teaching. Musical notation, scoring, and accompaniment skills are developed.

College Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: Music & Dance, Boyer College

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

DANC 3882. Independent Study in Dance. 1 to 4 Credit Hour.

Student may propose individual projects in areas such as choreography, production, and history.

College Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: Music & Dance, Boyer College

Repeatability: This course may be repeated for additional credit..

DANC 3896. Dancing Cultures. 3 Credit Hours.

In "Dancing Cultures" we seek to examine how dance practice forms an important expression of our cultural landscape and, in return, how dance maintains, negotiates and challenges the social, political, historical and economic frameworks through which it exists.

Department restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Departments: Music:Dance

Course Attributes: WI

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits

Pre-requisites:
DANC 1811|Minimum Grade of C-|May not be taken concurrently.

DANC 3897. Making Meaning in Dance. 3 Credit Hours.

"Making Meaning in Dance" focuses on methods of dance analysis. The course provides students with a broad set of theoretical tools with which to describe, interpret and evaluate dance in a broad spectrum of contexts. Students will learn to utilize both structuralist and poststructuralist modes of looking at dance to their analyses of multiple dance genres.

Department restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Departments: Music:Dance

Course Attributes: WI

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits

Pre-requisites:
DANC 1852|Minimum Grade of C-|May not be taken concurrently
OR DANC 1851|Minimum Grade of C-|May not be taken concurrently.

DANC 4806. Somatic Theater. 3 Credit Hours.

This interdisciplinary studio course utilizes specific experimental theater techniques to explore new avenues of expression and to expand the participants' understanding of performance. Conventional categorical divisions between movement, dance, drama and play are blurred as are the divisions between "art" and "entertainment." Areas for investigation may include stories, myths, playscripts, poetry, and personal journals. Improvisation, structured and free-form, is used as an end in itself and as a means of arriving at composition.

College Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: Music & Dance, Boyer College

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

DANC 4811. African Dance Repertory. 1 to 3 Credit Hour.

Students learn selected neo-traditional dances and study the performance qualities of African dances. This course is the last in the series of Umfundalai dance studies.

Field of Study Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Majors: Dance Foundation
College Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: Music & Dance, Boyer College

Repeatability: This course may be repeated for additional credit.

Pre-requisites:
DANC 3853|Minimum Grade of C-|May not be taken concurrently.

DANC 4815. Modern Dance Technique IV A. 2 Credit Hours.

Field of Study Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Majors: Dance
College Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: Music & Dance, Boyer College

Repeatability: This course may be repeated for additional credit..

DANC 4817. Modern Dance Technique IV B. 2 Credit Hours.

Field of Study Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Majors: Dance
College Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: Music & Dance, Boyer College

Repeatability: This course may be repeated for additional credit..

DANC 4819. Advanced Modern Dance III. 3 Credit Hours.

This class seeks to train the student in a variety of fundamental issues in dance performance for the concert dance stage. Major emphasis is placed on performance practice and artistry.

College Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: Music & Dance, Boyer College

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

DANC 4821. Adv Modern Dance IV. 3 Credit Hours.

College Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: Music & Dance, Boyer College

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

DANC 4831. Introduction to Laban Movement Analysis. 3 Credit Hours.

This course introduces the theoretical framework of Laban Movement Analysis as a system of movement description. It investigates application in the fields of dance, education, anthropology, and non-verbal communications research.

Field of Study Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Majors: Dance
College Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: Music & Dance, Boyer College

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits

Pre-requisites:
DANC 1801|Minimum Grade of C-|May not be taken concurrently.

DANC 4832. Ballet Technique IV A. 2 Credit Hours.

Field of Study Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Fields of study: Dance
College Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: Music & Dance, Boyer College

Repeatability: This course may be repeated for additional credit..

DANC 4833. Ballet Technique IV B. 2 Credit Hours.

Field of Study Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Fields of study: Dance
College Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: Music & Dance, Boyer College

Repeatability: This course may be repeated for additional credit..

DANC 4842. Jazz Dance II. 2 Credit Hours.

This course provides a more sophisticated approach to jazz dance vocabularies and sensitivities used in contemporary dance and theater.

College Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: Music & Dance, Boyer College

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

DANC 4843. Jazz Dance III. 2 Credit Hours.

This course provides a complete integration to the approach to jazz dance vocabularies and sensitivities used in contemporary dance and theater.

College Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: Music & Dance, Boyer College

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

DANC 4861. Dance Science and Somatics. 3 Credit Hours.

Six themes are interwoven through this course: physiological basis of dance training; conditioning to address individual needs in dance training; dance injuries - their causes, pathology, care rehabilitation, and prevention; dancers and wellness; application of motor learning and control to dance pedagogy; and mental imagery to enhance performance.

Field of Study Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Majors: Dance
College Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: Music & Dance, Boyer College

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits

Pre-requisites:
DANC 2872|Minimum Grade of C-|May not be taken concurrently.

DANC 4864. Dance Education Project. 3 Credit Hours.

Field of Study Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Majors: Dance
College Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: Music & Dance, Boyer College

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

DANC 4868. Studies in Dance. 1 to 3 Credit Hour.

College Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: Music & Dance, Boyer College

Repeatability: This course may be repeated for additional credit..

DANC 4871. Movement Improvisation II. 2 Credit Hours.

Weight, speed, momentum, inertia and relationships are explored through structural improvisational exercises. These techniques provide the basis for improvised duets and group dances. Issues of performance are also addressed.

College Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: Music & Dance, Boyer College

Repeatability: This course may be repeated for additional credit.

Pre-requisites:
DANC 1811|Minimum Grade of C-|May not be taken concurrently.

DANC 4872. Creative Process in Dance. 3 Credit Hours.

The course will focus on the development of skills that facilitate the role of imagination, imagery and intuition in the creation of dances. Students will look at their own ways of working as well as those of other artists. One objective of the course is for each student to further define his/her personal tastes, commitments, and passions within choreography and creative practice.

College Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: Music & Dance, Boyer College

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

DANC 4874. Dance Repertory III. 3 Credit Hours.

This course provides students with an opportunity to learn and perform a work by an established choreographer.

Field of Study Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Fields of study: Dance
College Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: Music & Dance, Boyer College

Repeatability: This course may be repeated for additional credit..

DANC 4875. Contact Improvisation. 1 to 2 Credit Hour.

This course provides experiences in improvisational duet dancing involving weight sharing, touch, lifting, carrying, and active use of momentum. Activities develop sensitivity to partnering and spontaneous creativity.

College Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: Music & Dance, Boyer College

Repeatability: This course may be repeated for additional credit.

Pre-requisites:
DANC 1811|Minimum Grade of C-|May not be taken concurrently.

DANC 4884. Senior Choreographic Project. 3 Credit Hours.

This course facilitates production of a major creative dance work that will be performed in the BFA Senior Concert as the culmination of the student's study in the BFA program. NOTE: Successful completion is prerequisite to graduation.

Field of Study Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Majors: Dance
College Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: Music & Dance, Boyer College

Repeatability: This course may be repeated for additional credit.

Pre-requisites:
DANC 3812|Minimum Grade of C-|May not be taken concurrently.

DANC 4896. Senior Seminar. 3 Credit Hours.

In this course, students examine and clarify professional goals, values, and actions consistent with personal competencies. Dance in the larger society is discussed and professional resources and issues are addressed.

Field of Study Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Majors: Dance
College Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: Music & Dance, Boyer College

Course Attributes: WI

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

DANC 4897. Creating Dance Histories. 3 Credit Hours.

This course will focus on historical research methods. The class provides students with the necessary research skills to understand how those who undertake historical research shape historiography. In addition, students are equipped with the tools necessary to undertake their own historical investigations. We will explore a broad range of dance genres and time periods in dance history, ensuring students encounter a significant amount of both conceptual and concrete dance historical content.

Department restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Departments: Music:Dance

Course Attributes: WI

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits

Pre-requisites:
DANC 1852|Minimum Grade of C-|May not be taken concurrently
OR DANC 1851|Minimum Grade of C-|May not be taken concurrently.