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DANCE

DANC-100 Introduction to Dance
3 Credits

This class includes floor and standing work to increase joint mobility, efficient movement patterns, core strength, proper support for dance movement and development of upper/lower connectivity. This course also includes the study of Western concert dance as a cultural phenomenon, methods of training, evolution of dance aesthetics and building a worldview through movement. European and American dance forms: Ballet, Modern/Contemporary Dance, Jazz Dance, Musical Theatre, and some Global Dance are studied. This course serves as a foundation to prepare the student for course work in Ballet, Modern Dance, and Jazz Dance. This course is designed for students with little or no previous dance experience. (3 hours weekly)

DANC-101 Movement Integration
3 Credits

Floor and standing work to develop upper/lower connectivity, increased rotation, reduced tension, efficient movement patterns, integrated muscular control and coordination and proper support for dance movement. Variety of methods for movement observation and analysis, process of perception, body organization, spatial investigation and anatomical principles. (3 hours weekly)

DANC-103 Dance History Through Criticism
3 Credits (Arts/Humanities Core)

In this course, dance history is approached through the writings of dance critics and historians. The challenge to the student is to develop an analytical and critical evaluation of the art of dance. Prerequisite: Eligible to enroll in ENGL-121. (3 hours weekly)

DANC-104 Hip-Hop Dance
1 Credit

This course will introduce students to contemporary hip-hop dance technique. Students will demonstrate hip-hop dance skills through warm-ups and choreographed routines. This class will also explore the culture and music of hip-hop and other related styles of dance such as locking, popping, and other club dance styles. (2 hours weekly)

DANC-105 Belly Dancing
1 Credit

This course will focus on training students to understand and perform belly dance. Movement includes basic isolation and moves with the head, shoulders, arms, hands, chest, belly, hips, and feet as well as techniques which incorporate the entire body. Students will also learn about the different music, history, and culture of this dance style. Students will demonstrate mastery of belly dance through choreographed and non-choreographed class performances. (2 hours weekly) NOTE: Also listed as LFIT-105.

DANC-106, 107, 206, 207 Practicum in Choreography, Performance or Production
1 Credit

Self-directed study of a creative project designed to focus on a specialized area of dance for presentation in a Dance Department production. Dance majors may opt to participate in production in either stage managing, costume, set, or lighting design capacities. (3 hours weekly)

DANC-110 Ballroom and Latin Dance
1 Credit

This course will focus on training students to understand and perform basic ballroom and Latin steps, turns, and partnering. Students will also learn the rhythms, history, and culture of each style. Students will demonstrate mastery of these styles through choreographed and non-choreographed class performances. (2 hours weekly) NOTE: Also listed as LFIT-110.

DANC-111 Cuban Salsa
1 Credit

This course will focus on training students to understand and perform Cuban Salsa steps and turns while moving in time to the music. Students will demonstrate mastery of the dance form through class practice. Students will learn about the history and culture of Cuban Salsa and the contribution of dancing to overall well-being. (2 hours weekly)

DANC-112 Dance Repertory I
1 Credit

The student will apply technique learned in other dance classes in rehearsal and performance. The successful student will gain experience in approaching rehearsal and performance in a professional manner, including: learning and retaining various choreographic material, learning and practicing proper rehearsal demeanor and effort, learning and becoming proficient in performance skills, and following appropriate concert etiquette. An audition is required. The culmination of this course is a public dance performance. Permission of Director of Dance required. (2 hours weekly)

DANC-114 History and Culture of Hip-Hop
3 Credits

This course will expose students to the elements of Hip-Hop culture, including graffiti, emceeing, deejaying, and dance forms like locking, popping, and b-boying. The influence of West African culture will be discussed as will Hip-Hop’s American roots, its development and history, and its influence on American and world culture. (3 hours weekly) NOTE: Also listed as FINE-114.

DANC-135  Foundations in Dance Technique I
1 Credit

This course is designed to provide students who are registered for DANC-165 and/or DANC-175 with supplemental practice and theory in areas that are fundamental to the learning goals in those classes. Subject matter includes somatic literacy, experiential anatomy and kinesiology, rhythmic analysis, Laban Movement Analysis (LMA) and Bartenieff Fundamentals (BF), support modalities for dance, conditioning and wellness. This course is both teacher-directed and student-centered. Emphasis is placed on those areas which best address the particular needs of the students in the class, but all material above is covered. Corequisite: DANC-165 or DANC-175. (2 hours weekly)

DANC-136 Foundations in Dance Technique II
1 Credit

This course is a continuation of DANC-135 and is designed to provide students who are registered for DANC-166 and/or DANC-176 with continued supplemental practice and theory in areas that are fundamental to the learning goals in those classes. Subject matter includes somatic literacy, experiential anatomy and kinesiology, rhythmic analysis, Laban Movement Analysis and Bartenieff Fundamentals, support modalities for dance, conditioning and wellness. This course is both teacher-directed and student-centered. Emphasis is placed on those areas which best address the particular needs of the students in the class, but all material above is covered. Corequisite: DANC-166 or DANC-176. (2 hours weekly)

DANC-137 Foundations in Dance Technique III
1 Credit

This course is a continuation of DANC-135 and DANC-136 and is designed to provide students who are registered for DANC-167 and/or DANC-177 with continued supplemental practice and theory in areas that are fundamental to the learning goals in those classes. Subject matter includes somatic literacy, experiential anatomy and kinesiology, rhythmic analysis, Laban Movement Analysis and Bartenieff Fundamentals, support modalities for dance, conditioning and wellness. This course is both teacher-directed and student-centered. Emphasis is placed on those areas which best address the particular needs of the students in the class, but all material above is covered. Corequisite: DANC-167 or DANC-177. (2 hours weekly)

DANC-138 Foundations in Dance Technique IV
1 Credit

This course is a continuation of DANC-135, DANC-136, and DANC-137 and is designed to provide students who are registered for DANC-168 and/or DANC-178 with continued supplemental practice and theory in areas that are fundamental to the learning goals in those classes. Subject matter includes somatic literacy, experiential anatomy and kinesiology, rhythmic analysis, Laban Movement Analysis and Bartenieff Fundamentals, support modalities for dance, conditioning and wellness. This course is both teacher-directed and student-centered. Emphasis is placed on those areas which best address the particular needs of the students in the class, but all material above is covered. Corequisite: DANC-168 or DANC-178. (2 hours weekly)

DANC-140 Dance Workshop
2 Credits

This course is designed to provide the dance major with a guided practical experience in the process of creating a dance from inception of idea to production. This course is the introductory course in the Creative Process series in the Dance Performance degree requirement. It will serve as pre-requisite to DANC-150 (Dance Improvisation) and DANC-250 (Dance Composition). The course will provide fundamental knowledge and practice in aspects of creation and composition necessary for successful choreography. (3 hours weekly)

DANC-150 Dance Improvisation
3 Credits

This course will provide students with guided exploration in the elements of dance for the creative development of personal movement repertoire, spontaneous group interaction, and choreographic and movement observation skills. It emphasizes the exploration of movement through spur-of-the-moment problem solving and creative risk-taking. This course is designed to evoke the student’s creative individuality and sense of ensemble. It may also include weight-sharing and contact improvisation. Prerequisite: DANC-100 or DANC-140 or DANC-160 or DANC-170 or DANC-192. (3 hours weekly)

DANC-160 Introduction to Ballet Technique
2 Credits

This course provides an introduction to the fundamentals of classical ballet technique with emphasis on placement and alignment of the body, and other preparatory work necessary for the establishment of a basic technical foundation. This course also introduces ballet history and terminology. (3 hours weekly)

DANC-161  Beginning Ballet Technique I
2 Credits

This course provides a foundation for classical ballet at the beginning level with emphasis on placement and alignment of the body and other preparatory work necessary for the establishment of a sound technical foundation. This course provides development of knowledge, skills, abilities and appreciation through daily practice, and vocabulary of ballet. Students at this level must be competent at the introductory level and ready to perform longer and more complex movement sequences. (3 hours weekly)

DANC-162  Beginning Ballet Technique II
2 Credits

This course is a continuation of DANC-161 and provides a reinforcement of the fundamentals of classical ballet with emphasis on placement and alignment of the body and other preparatory work necessary for the establishment of a sound technical foundation. This course provides further development of knowledge, skills, abilities and appreciation through daily practice, and vocabulary of ballet. Students at this level must be competent at the introductory level and ready to perform longer and more complex movement sequences. Prerequisite: DANC-161. (3 hours weekly)

DANC-163 Beginning Ballet Technique III
2 Credits

This course is a continuation of DANC-161 and DANC-162 and provides a reinforcement of the fundamentals of classical ballet with emphasis on placement and alignment of the body and other preparatory work necessary for the establishment of a sound technical foundation. This course provides further development of knowledge, skills, abilities and appreciation through daily practice, and vocabulary of ballet. Students at this level must be competent at the introductory level and ready to perform longer and more complex movement sequences. Prerequisite: DANC-162. (3 hours weekly)

DANC-164 Beginning Ballet Technique IV
2 Credits

This course is a continuation of DANC-161, DANC-162 and DANC-163 and provides a reinforcement of the fundamentals of classical ballet with emphasis on placement and alignment of the body and other preparatory work necessary for the establishment of a sound technical foundation. This course provides further development of knowledge, skills, abilities and appreciation through daily practice, and vocabulary of ballet. Students at this level must be competent at the introductory level and ready to perform longer and more complex movement sequences. Prerequisite: DANC-163. (3 hours weekly)

DANC-165 Intermediate Ballet Technique I
2 Credits

This course provides a reinforcement of the fundamentals of classical ballet with emphasis on placement and alignment of the body and other preparatory work necessary for the establishment of a sound technical foundation. This course provides further development of knowledge, skills, abilities and appreciation through daily practice, vocabulary, and history of ballet. Students at this level must be competent at the beginning level and ready to perform longer and more complex movement sequences. (3 hours weekly)

DANC-166 Intermediate Ballet Technique II
2 Credits

This course is a continuation of DANC-165 and provides a continued reinforcement of the fundamentals of classical ballet with emphasis on placement and alignment of the body and other preparatory work necessary for the establishment of a sound technical foundation. This course provides further development of knowledge, skills, abilities and appreciation through daily practice, vocabulary, and history of ballet. Students at this level must be competent at the beginning level and ready to perform longer and more complex movement sequences. Prerequisite: DANC-165. (3 hours weekly)

DANC-167 Intermediate Ballet Technique III
2 Credits

This course is a continuation of DANC-165 and DANC-166 and provides a continued reinforcement of the fundamentals of classical ballet with emphasis on placement and alignment of the body and other preparatory work necessary for the establishment of a sound technical foundation. This course provides further development of knowledge, skills, abilities and appreciation through daily practice, vocabulary, and history of ballet. Students at this level must be competent at the beginning level and ready to perform longer and more complex movement sequences. Prerequisite: DANC-166. (3 hours weekly)

DANC-168 Intermediate Ballet Technique IV
2 Credits

This course is a continuation of DANC-165, DANC-166, and DANC-167 and provides a continued reinforcement of the fundamentals of classical ballet with emphasis on placement and alignment of the body and other preparatory work necessary for the establishment of a sound technical foundation. This course provides further development of knowledge, skills, abilities and appreciation through daily practice, vocabulary, and history of ballet. Students at this level must be competent at the beginning level and ready to perform longer and more complex movement sequences. Prerequisite: DANC-167. (3 hours weekly)

DANC-170 Introduction to Modern Dance Technique
2 Credits

This course is designed as introduction to the basic principles of modern dance. It includes the study of level change, floor work, weight shift, dynamic alignment, and expression as well as an introduction to modern dance theories and history. (3 hours weekly)

DANC-171 Beginning Modern Dance Technique I
2 Credits
This course provides a foundation for modern dance techniques at the beginning level with emphasis on placement and alignment of the body and other preparatory work necessary for the establishment of a sound technical foundation. This course provides development of knowledge, skills, abilities and appreciation through daily practice, and vocabulary of modern dance. Students at this level must be competent at the introductory level and ready to perform longer and more complex movement sequences. (3 hours weekly)

DANC-172 Beginning Modern Dance Technique II
2 Credits
This course is a continuation of DANC-171 and provides a reinforcement of the fundamentals of modern dance techniques with emphasis on placement and alignment of the body and other preparatory work necessary for the establishment of a sound technical foundation. This course provides further development of knowledge, skills, abilities and appreciation through daily practice, and vocabulary of modern dance. Students at this level must be competent at the introductory level and ready to perform longer and more complex movement sequences. Prerequisite: DANC-171. (3 hours weekly)

DANC-173 Beginning Modern Dance Technique III
2 Credits

This course is a continuation of DANC-171 and DANC-172 and provides a reinforcement of the fundamentals of modern dance techniques with emphasis on placement and alignment of the body and other preparatory work necessary for the establishment of a sound technical foundation. This course provides further development of knowledge, skills, abilities and appreciation through daily practice, and vocabulary of modern dance. Students at this level must be competent at the introductory level and ready to perform longer and more complex movement sequences. Prerequisite: DANC-172. (3 hours weekly)

DANC-174 Beginning Modern Dance Technique IV
2 Credits

This course is a continuation of DANC-171, DANC-172 and DANC-173 and provides a reinforcement of the fundamentals of modern dance techniques with emphasis on placement and alignment of the body and other preparatory work necessary for the establishment of a sound technical foundation. This course provides further development of knowledge, skills, abilities and appreciation through daily practice, and vocabulary of modern dance. Students at this level must be competent at the introductory level and ready to perform longer and more complex movement sequences. Prerequisite: DANC-173. (3 hours weekly)

DANC-175 Intermediate Modern Dance Technique I
2 Credits
This course provides a reinforcement of the fundamentals of modern dance techniques with emphasis on placement and alignment of the body and other preparatory work necessary for the establishment of a sound technical foundation. This course provides further development of knowledge, skills, abilities and appreciation through daily practice, vocabulary, and history of modern dance. Students at this level must be competent at the beginning level and ready to perform longer and more complex movement sequences. (3 hours weekly)

DANC-176 Intermediate Modern Dance Technique II
2 Credits

This course is a continuation of DANC-175 and provides a continued reinforcement of the fundamentals of modern dance techniques with emphasis on placement and alignment of the body and other preparatory work necessary for the establishment of a sound technical foundation. This course provides further development of knowledge, skills, abilities and appreciation through daily practice, vocabulary, and history of modern dance. Students at this level must be competent at the beginning level and ready to perform longer and more complex movement sequences. Prerequisite: DANC-175. (3 hours weekly)

DANC-177 Intermediate Modern Dance Technique III
2 Credits

This course is a continuation of DANC-175 and DANC-176 and provides a continued reinforcement of the fundamentals of modern dance techniques with emphasis on placement and alignment of the body and other preparatory work necessary for the establishment of a sound technical foundation. This course provides further development of knowledge, skills, abilities and appreciation through daily practice, vocabulary, and history of modern dance. Students at this level must be competent at the beginning level and ready to perform longer and more complex movement sequences. Prerequisite: DANC-176. (3 hours weekly)

DANC-178 Intermediate Modern Dance Technique IV
2 Credits

This course is a continuation of DANC-175, DANC-176 and DANC-177 and provides a continued reinforcement of the fundamentals of modern dance techniques with emphasis on placement and alignment of the body and other preparatory work necessary for the establishment of a sound technical foundation. This course provides further development of knowledge, skills, abilities and appreciation through daily practice, vocabulary, and history of modern dance. Students at this level must be competent at the beginning level and ready to perform longer and more complex movement sequences. Prerequisite: DANC-177. (3 hours weekly)

DANC-181 Ballet I
2 Credits

An introduction to the fundamentals of classical ballet technique with emphasis on placement and alignment of the body, and other preparatory work necessary for the establishment of a basic technical foundation. Introduction to ballet history and terminology includes barre work. (3 hours weekly)

DANC-182 Ballet II
2 Credits
This course is a continuation of DANC-181, Ballet I, at a higher level of proficiency. A reinforcement of the fundamentals of classical ballet with emphasis on placement and alignment of the body, and other preparatory work necessary for the establishment of a sound technical foundation. A continued study of ballet history, technique and theory. Prerequisite: DANC-181. (3 hours weekly)

DANC-186 Modern Dance I
2 Credits

An introduction to the basic principles of modern dance. Study of level change, floor work, weight shift, dynamic alignment, and expression. Introduction to modern dance theories and history. (3 hours weekly)

DANC-187 Modern Dance II
2 Credits

This course is a continuation of DANC-186, Modern Dance I, at a higher level of proficiency. An expanded study in the basic principles of modern dance. Emphasis on greater expression, heightened kinesthetic, spatial and musical awareness. Course work continues study of various modern dance theories and history. Prerequisite: DANC-186. (3 hours weekly)

DANC-188 African Dance
2 Credits

An exploration of dance movements from primitive African and Caribbean as well as contemporary jazz dance with the physiological benefit of aerobic exercise. Students will become aware of the ancient origin of all movements performed. Course work will include stretching to improve flexibility, body alignment to foster good posture, sustained movement to increase cardiovascular fitness. Much of class time will be spent in developing stamina, flexibility and in learning and performing choreography. (3 hours weekly)

DANC-190 Dance Appreciation
3 Credits (Arts/Humanities Core)

An introductory survey of dance as a performing art which will prepare the student for greater enjoyment and appreciation of various dance forms including ballet, modern, jazz, and diverse ethnic/folk dances. Through discussion, lecture demonstrations and especially through live and filmed dance performances, students will develop an ability to evaluate and appreciate the various types of dance as dynamic art forms. (3 hours weekly)

DANC-192 Introduction to Jazz Dance
2 Credits

This course introduces the students to the principles of jazz dance technique on a beginning level. Students will learn the foundations of jazz dance technique and understand the various world, as well as social dance influences on jazz dance. Course will trace jazz dance history from its African roots to Broadway show styles. (3 hours weekly)

DANC-193 Intermediate Jazz Dance I
2 Credits

This course is a continuation of DANC-192, Introduction to Jazz Dance, at a higher level of proficiency. A continuation of jazz dance technique from the Broadway show styles to the present day, it includes study of contemporary jazz technique with emphasis on rock, funky, lyric, and percussive movement. It is also a continued study of jazz dance history from the Broadway show styles to current jazz dance influences. Prerequisite: DANC-192. (3 hours weekly)

DANC-194 Introduction to Tap Dance
2 Credits

This course introduces students to the principles of tap dance technique on a beginning level. Students will learn the fundamental steps of tap dance. Includes basic one and two sound movements performed at the barre and simple rhythmic combinations in center. Course will trace tap dance history. (3 hours weekly)

DANC-195 Intermediate Tap Dance I
2 Credits
This course is a continuation of DANC-194, Introduction to Tap Dance, at a higher level of proficiency. A continuation of tap dance technique including complex rhythms, tempi, barre and center work. New movements include wings, pull-backs, multiple-sound steps and advanced turns. Course will continue tap dance history, style techniques, and choreographic approaches. Prerequisite: DANC-194. (3 hours weekly)

DANC-197 Pilates
1 Credit
Study and application of the Pilates Mat Program as a method of body conditioning, posing questions for anatomical self-evaluation based on applied instruction, lecture/discussion, required readings, and observation. (2 hours weekly) NOTE: Also listed as LFIT-197.

DANC-198 Alexander Technique
1 Credit

This course is an examination of the Alexander Technique as a method to investigate the issues of mind/body disciplines and alleviate excessive tension, and habitual holding patterns which produce inefficient use of the body. Principles of the Alexander Technique will be explored through anatomical self-evaluation based on applied instruction, lecture/discussion, required readings, and observation. (2 hours weekly) NOTE: Also listed as LFIT-198.

DANC-199 Intermediate Pilates
1 Credit

This course is designed to provide the student with the ability to perform Intermediate Mat Pilates exercises. The student will be able to perform a basic postural assessment and explain exercise modifications based on the assessment. This course will incorporate the use of Pilates Fitness circle and Stability ball to challenge exercise intensity. Prerequisite: DANC-197 or LFIT-197. (2 hours weekly) NOTE: Also listed as LFIT-199.

DANC-200 World Dance
1 Credit

World Dance develops knowledge, skills and appreciation of world dance forms through presentation of fundamental techniques, music and culture. Specific dances are analyzed for their cultural traditions, sacred/ceremonial import and/or theatrical impact within its society. With emphasis on movement, vocabulary, rhythms and styles of each dance form, the cultural, sociological, economic, and geographical perspectives are also covered. The area of concentration varies to include as many cultures as possible. One or more, up to four, will be chosen for a full semester of study. (2 hours weekly)

DANC-204 Intermediate Hip-Hop Dance
1 Credit

This course will serve as a continuation of material covered in Hip-Hop Dance (DANC-104). Students will receive training on advanced hip-hop technique and jazz dance. Students will demonstrate these advanced hip-hop dance skills through warm-ups and choreographed routines. This class will also continue to explore the culture and music of hip-hop and other related styles of dance such as African dance and pop/culture dance. Prerequisite: DANC-104. (2 hours weekly)

DANC-205 Intermediate Belly Dancing
1 Credit

This course will enhance students’ previous knowledge in basic belly dance as demonstrated in DANC/LFIT-105 Belly Dancing. This course focuses on training students to hone their skills of isolation, incorporate props and more advanced belly dance techniques, and foster beginning students’ own choreography. Movement vocabulary will include isolations of head, shoulders, arms, hands, chest, belly, hips, and feet as well as techniques incorporating the entire body and traveling. Students are expected to cultivate an enriched understanding of an area of belly dance culture of their choice to further inform their exploration of this dance form. Students will demonstrate their knowledge of belly dance through choreographed and non-choreographed class performances. Prerequisite: DANC-105 or LFIT-105. (2 hours weekly) NOTE: Also listed as LFIT-205.

DANC-210 Dance Portfolio/Jury
1 Credit
Course is designed to prepare advanced dance majors for the portfolio review at transfer institutions. Must be taken during student’s last semester at Howard Community College. Dance majors will choreograph a solo work for auditions at 4-year institutions under the guidance of Dance Department faculty. Prerequisites: DANC‑101, DANC-102, DANC-206, DANC-281, and DANC-286. (1 hour weekly)

DANC-212 Dance Repertory II
1 Credit
The student will apply technique learned in other dance classes in rehearsal and performance in this continuation of DANC-112. The successful student will gain experience in approaching rehearsal and performance in a professional manner, including: learning and retaining various choreographic material, learning and practicing proper rehearsal demeanor and effort, learning and becoming proficient in performance skills, and following appropriate concert etiquette. An audition is required. The culmination of this course is a public dance performance. Permission of Director of Dance required. (2 hours weekly)

DANC-215 Musical Theatre Dance
2 Credits

This course will focus on training performers in the various dance styles used in Broadway and off-Broadway musicals. The students will demonstrate these dance skills by performing pieces of choreography created by well-known musical choreographers such as Susan Stroman, Gower Champion, Michael Bennett, George Faison, Agnes de Mille, Garth Fagan, Gillian Lynne, Jerry Mitchell, and Bob Fosse. The students will then apply this knowledge towards a final performance of several contrasting pieces. Prerequisite: DANC-160 or DANC-192, or higher. (3 hours weekly)

DANC-220 Intermediate Ballroom and Latin Dance
1 Credit

This course will serve as a continuation of the material covered in Ballroom and Latin Dance (DANC-110). This course will focus on training students to understand and perform complex ballroom and Latin steps, turns, and partnering. Students will also continue to learn the rhythms, history, and culture of each style. Students will demonstrate mastery of these styles through choreographed and non-choreographed class performances. Prerequisite: DANC-110. (2 hours weekly)

DANC-235 Foundations in Intermediate Dance Technique I
1 Credit

This course is designed to provide students who are registered for DANC-265 and/or DANC-275 with supplemental practice and theory in areas that are fundamental to the learning goals in those classes. Subject matter includes somatic literacy, experiential anatomy and kinesiology, rhythmic analysis, Laban Movement Analysis and Bartenieff Fundamentals, support modalities for dance, conditioning and wellness. This course is both teacher-directed and student-centered. Emphasis is placed on those areas which best address the particular needs of the students in the class, but all material above is covered. Corequisite: DANC-265 and/or DANC- 275. (2 hours weekly)

DANC-236 Foundations in Intermediate Dance Technique II
1 Credit

This course is a continuation of DANC-235 and is designed to provide students who are registered for DANC-266 and/ or DANC-276 with continued supplemental practice and theory in areas that are fundamental to the learning goals in those classes. Subject matter includes somatic literacy, experiential anatomy and kinesiology, rhythmic analysis, Laban Movement Analysis and Bartenieff Fundamentals, support modalities for dance, conditioning and wellness. This course is both teacher-directed and student-centered. Emphasis is placed on those areas which best address the particular needs of the students in the class, but all material above is covered. Corequisite: DANC-266 or DANC-276. (2 hours weekly)

DANC-237 Foundations in Intermediate Dance Technique III
1 Credit

This course is a continuation of DANC-235 and is designed to provide students who are registered for DANC-266 and/or DANC-276 with continued supplemental practice and theory in areas that are fundamental to the learning goals in those classes. Subject matter includes somatic literacy, experiential anatomy and kinesiology, rhythmic analysis, Laban Movement Analysis and Bartenieff Fundamentals, support modalities for dance, conditioning and wellness. This course is both teacher-directed and student-centered. Emphasis is placed on those areas which best address the particular needs of the students in the class, but all material above is covered. Corequisite: DANC-267 or DANC-277. (2 hours weekly)

DANC-238 Foundations in Intermediate Dance Technique IV
1 Credit

This course is a continuation of DANC-235, DANC-236, and DANC-237 and is designed to provide students who are registered for DANC- 268 and/or DANC-278 with continued supplemental practice and theory in areas that are fundamental to the learning goals in those classes. Subject matter includes somatic literacy, experiential anatomy and kinesiology, rhythmic analysis, Laban Movement Analysis and Bartenieff Fundamentals, support modalities for dance, conditioning and wellness. This course is both teacher-directed and student-centered. Emphasis is placed on those areas which best address the particular needs of the students in the class, but all material above is covered. Corequisite: DANC- 268 or DANC-278. (2 hours weekly)

DANC-250 Dance Composition
3 Credits

This course serves as an introduction to the creative process through improvisation, self-exploration, group interaction, relating musical tone and character to the development of thematic and abstract movement invention. Students explore compositional devices and develop small group works. Students will present group and solo choreography for a public performance. Prerequisite: DANC-150. (3 hours weekly)

DANC-265 High Intermediate Ballet Technique I
2 Credits

This course provides a reinforcement of the aesthetics of classical ballet with emphasis on placement and alignment of the body and other preparatory work necessary for the maintenance of a sound technical foundation as well as the development of performance quality. This course emphasizes increasing technical proficiency, improving anatomical awareness, and developing deeper understanding of the skills and principles of ballet technique. Students at this level must be competent at the intermediate level and ready to perform longer and more complex movement sequences that approach a fuller level of synthesis and performance qualities. Prerequisite: DANC-165. (2 hours weekly)

DANC-266 High Intermediate Ballet Technique II
2 Credits

This course is a continuation of DANC-265 and provides a continued reinforcement of the aesthetics of classical ballet with emphasis on placement and alignment of the body and other preparatory work necessary for the maintenance of a sound technical foundation as well as the development of performance quality. This course emphasizes increasing technical proficiency, improving anatomical awareness, and developing deeper understanding of the skills and principles of ballet technique. Students at this level must be competent at the intermediate level and ready to perform longer and more complex movement sequences that approach a fuller level of synthesis and performance qualities. Prerequisite: DANC-265. (3 hours weekly)

DANC-267 High Intermediate Ballet Technique III
2 Credits
This course is a continuation of DANC-265 and DANC-266 and provides a continued reinforcement of the aesthetics of classical ballet with emphasis on placement and alignment of the body and other preparatory work necessary for the maintenance of a sound technical foundation as well as the development of performance quality. This course emphasizes increasing technical proficiency, improving anatomical awareness, and developing deeper understanding of the skills and principles of ballet technique. Students at this level must be competent at the intermediate level and ready to perform longer and more complex movement sequences that approach a fuller level of synthesis and performance qualities. Prerequisite: DANC-266. (3 hours weekly)

DANC-268 High Intermediate Ballet Technique IV
2 Credits

This course is a continuation of DANC-265, DANC-266, and DANC-267 and provides a continued reinforcement of the aesthetics of classical ballet with emphasis on placement and alignment of the body and other preparatory work necessary for the maintenance of a sound technical foundation as well as the development of performance quality. This course emphasizes increasing technical proficiency, improving anatomical awareness, and developing deeper understanding of the skills and principles of ballet technique. Students at this level must be competent at the intermediate level and ready to perform longer and more complex movement sequences that approach a fuller level of synthesis and performance qualities. Prerequisite: DANC-267. (3 hours weekly)

DANC-275 High Intermediate Modern Dance Technique I
2 Credits

This course provides a reinforcement of the aesthetics of modern dance with emphasis on placement and alignment of the body and other preparatory work necessary for the maintenance of a sound technical foundation as well as the development of performance quality. This course emphasizes increasing technical proficiency, improving anatomical awareness, and developing deeper understanding of the skills and principles of various modern dance techniques. Students at this level must be competent at the intermediate level and ready to perform longer and more complex movement sequences that approach a fuller level of synthesis and performance qualities. Prerequisite: DANC-175. (3 hours weekly)

DANC-276 High Intermediate Modern Dance Technique II
2 Credits

This course is a continuation of DANC-275 and provides a continued reinforcement of the aesthetics of modern dance with emphasis on placement and alignment of the body and other preparatory work necessary for the maintenance of a sound technical foundation as well as the development of performance quality. This course emphasizes increasing technical proficiency, improving anatomical awareness, and developing deeper understanding of the skills and principles of various modern dance techniques. Students at this level must be competent at the intermediate level and ready to perform longer and more complex movement sequences that approach a fuller level of synthesis and performance qualities. Prerequisite: DANC-275. (3 hours weekly)

DANC-277 High Intermediate Modern Dance Technique III
2 Credits
This course is a continuation of DANC-275 and 276 and provides a continued reinforcement of the aesthetics of modern dance with emphasis on placement and alignment of the body and other preparatory work necessary for the maintenance of a sound technical foundation as well as the development of performance quality. This course emphasizes increasing technical proficiency, improving anatomical awareness, and developing deeper understanding of the skills and principles of various modern dance techniques. Students at this level must be competent at the intermediate level and ready to perform longer and more complex movement sequences that approach a fuller level of synthesis and performance qualities. Prerequisite: DANC-276. (3 hours weekly)

DANC-278 High Intermediate Modern Dance Technique IV
2 Credits
This course is a continuation of DANC-275, DANC-276, and DANC-277 and provides a continued reinforcement of the aesthetics of modern dance with emphasis on placement and alignment of the body and other preparatory work necessary for the maintenance of a sound technical foundation as well as the development of performance quality. This course emphasizes increasing technical proficiency, improving anatomical awareness, and developing deeper understanding of the skills and principles of various modern dance techniques. Students at this level must be competent at the intermediate level and ready to perform longer and more complex movement sequences that approach a fuller level of synthesis and performance qualities. Prerequisite: DANC-277. (3 hours weekly)

DANC-280 Dance Education for Early Childhood
3 Credits

This course provides students who plan to teach dance to young children the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of movement essential to early childhood dance education in the public and private studio setting. This course will give beginning teachers an understanding of how to enhance the aesthetic, kinesthetic, and artistic experiences of a child through dance education, as well as the tools to teach creative movement, pre-ballet and other forms of dance to young children. (3 hours weekly)

DANC-281 Ballet III
2 Credits

This course is a continuation of DANC-182, Ballet II, at a higher level of proficiency. A continued study of classical ballet technique with emphasis on the progression of technical complexities, contemporary ballet stylization and musicality. Basics of pointe work and partnering technique for total comprehension to the performance of classical ballet. Prerequisite: DANC‑182. (3 hours weekly)

DANC-282 Ballet IV
2 Credits

This course is a continuation of DANC-281, Ballet III, at a higher level of proficiency. A continued study of classical ballet technique with emphasis on the progression of technical complexities, contemporary ballet stylization and musicality. Continuation of pointe work and partnering technique for total comprehension to the performance of classical ballet. Prerequisite: DANC‑281. (3 hours weekly)

DANC-286 Modern Dance III
2 Credits

This course is a continuation of DANC-187, Modern Dance II, at a higher level of proficiency. A continued study of modern dance technique on an intermediate level with emphasis on expanded movement vocabulary involving sequences of greater complexity– kinesthetically, spatially and musically. Course work continues study of various modern dance theories, history and improvisation. Prerequisite: DANC-187. (3 hours weekly)

DANC-287 Modern Dance IV
2 Credits

This course is a continuation of DANC-286, Modern Dance III, at a higher level of proficiency. A continued study of modern dance technique on an intermediate/advanced level with emphasis on expanded movement vocabulary involving sequences of greater complexity kinesthetically, spatially and musically. Focus on interpretation and performances. Prerequisite: DANC-286. (3 hours weekly)

DANC-292 Intermediate Jazz
Dance II
2 Credits

This course is a continuation of DANC-193, Intermediate Jazz Dance I, at a higher level of proficiency. A continuation of jazz dance technique with emphasis on performance of styles used on the concert stage, television and motion pictures. Expanded movement vocabulary involving sequences of greater complexity. Course will introduce choreographic explorations of jazz dance for the concert stage. Prerequisite: DANC-193. (3 hours weekly)

DANC-298 Intermediate Alexander Technique
1 Credit
This course follows DANC-198 (The Alexander Technique) and continues the study and practice of Alexander’s work with the Self as a mind/body unity. Recognizing the spiral nature of this type of learning, whereby we revisit the same activities and principles but at a deeper level, this course contains the same daily activities as the first course such as sitting, standing, walking, breathing and constructive rest. There is emphasis on the particular performance or everyday activity of most interest to the student, whether that be in music, dance, drama, athletics, public speaking, computer work or anything involving complex coordination. Prerequisite: DANC-198 or LFIT-198. (2 hours weekly) NOTE: Also listed as LFIT-298.


hcc catalogue '11-'12


Accounting - ACCT
Aging Services - AGNG
American Sign Language - AMSL
Anthropology - ANTH
Arabic - ARAB 
Art - ARTT 
Astronomy - ASTR
Bioinformatics - BFMT 
Biology - BIOL 
Biomechanical Engineering - BMET
Business - BMGT 
Cardiovascular Technology - CARD
Chemistry - CHEM 
Chinese - CHNS 
Cisco - CSCO 
Computer-Aided Design - CADD
Computer Forensics - CFOR 
Computer Systems - CMSY 
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Culinary Management - CMGT 
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Film - FILM 
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