Dance

Department of Theatre & Dance

College of Arts and Sciences
285 Alumni Arena
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-5030

Phone: 716.645.6898
Fax: 716.645.6992
Web: www.cas.buffalo.edu/depts/theatredance

Robert Knopf
Chair

William E. Thomas
Director

M.A. Casarella
Assistant to the Chair; Director, Undergraduate Advising

About the Program

The Department of Theatre and Dance offers BA and BFA degrees in dance. Prospective majors should audition and meet with undergraduate advisor as early as possible. All dance courses have reading and writing requirements, attendance requirements, dance concert attendance requirements, and practical examinations. An audition is required for acceptance into the program.

For transfer students, course requirements may be adjusted based on placement auditions. If lower-level courses are waived, additional courses may be assigned. This policy applies to all majors.

Honors, Awards, and Scholarships

Performing and Creative Arts Scholarships are available through the University Honors Program. Auditions are required for applicants. To qualify for consideration, students must have a minimum high school average of 90 percent and a combined SAT score of at least 1230 or ACT score of 28. Transfer honors applicants must hold a minimum GPA of 3.8. The Perry Watkins scholarship is available to African American freshman students majoring in design/technology. Talent-based scholarships are also available to all students. Auditions, portfolios, and a personal interview are required for all scholarship students.

Notable Program Features

The Department of Theatre and Dance offers BA and BFA degree programs in which students may study a broad range of production, design, technology, performance, historical, and literary aspects of theatre, dance, and music theatre. A central curriculum of courses is shared by all theatre, dance, and music theatre majors from which students go on to pursue separate majors in theatre, dance, music theatre, or theatre and dance areas. Auditions are required for entrance into the BA Dance and all BFA programs.

Department classes balance scholarship and practical training. In theatre, there is a full sequence of courses in theatre technology and design, acting, playwriting, directing, and history and literature. In dance, there is a full sequence of courses in jazz, ballet, contemporary dance, tap, choreography, teaching methods, history and research.

Performances and productions are essential parts of the curriculum, providing hands-on learning experiences. There are four performance spaces in the Center for the Arts: the Drama Theatre with 400 seats and the 1800 seat Main Stage, and two multipurpose black box spaces. The Katharine Cornell Theatre provides added dimensions to performance opportunities for student directed productions. The department�s Zodiaque Dance Company and Zodiaque Studio Dance Ensemble Company perform at the university and present in the community; membership is by audition held at the beginning of the fall semester. Young Choreographers Showcase, featuring the work of student choreographers by invitation of the dance faculty, performs in the spring semester. These auditions are open to all University at Buffalo students, regardless of major.


The theatre and music theatre programs both offer one major proscenium production and one black box production each year. Recent works include: Merrily We Roll Along, A Winter�s Tale, The Trial, The Good Women of Szechuan, Steel Pier, Spinning into Butter. These performance opportunities are augmented by classroom projects that culminate in a performance at the end of each semester, as well as �Poor Theatre," directed by the faculty.

Dancers Workshop, a student-run organization, also generates a production annually. Workshop advisors are members of the faculty. The GUILD, a student theatre and dance organization, acts as a liaison between students and faculty, and generates performances through Proba, a student run production company for workshop productions.

Students may shape the courses that complete the requirements for the B.A. major by following sequences in such areas as general dance, music theatre, dance performance, theatre performance, choreography, design/technology, dance teaching, playwriting, directing, history, and literature.

Students in dance work with nationally and internationally known guest faculty, directors, and choreographers in yearly residencies with the UB Center for the Arts. Annual residencies have included: American Ballet Studio Co., Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Co., Doug Varone and Dancers, Gus Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago, and Jose Limon, and Taylor 2 Co.

Auditions are required for all dance and music theatre majors.

Facilities. The $50 million Center for the Arts benefits UB students directly through outstanding public performance and exhibition facilities. The center houses the Departments of Art, Media Study, and Theatre & Dance, showcasing both academic and public presentations of the arts in its many intriguing and interdisciplinary forms. The Department of Music is housed in adjacent Slee and Baird Halls, allowing music students to also discover a genuine intermingling of the arts.

Theatre and dance students have a variety of theatres and studios in which to work and learn. The range and complexity of theatre spaces allow students great versatility in their professional preparation. Supporting this effort are excellent shop facilities for costumes, scenery, properties, paint, and makeup.

The 400-seat Drama Theatre is intimate, with inviting decor and technical advantages that make it ideally suited to theatre and dance department productions and chamber operas. The orchestra pit can accommodate approximately forty musicians.

Mainstage is an 1,800-seat theatre that houses the majority of the professional touring companies at the Center for the Arts. Other features include a custom-built orchestra shell, allowing stage concerts to take place without the need for microphones and speakers. Computer-controlled panels on the walls of the auditorium are designed to adjust the acoustics at the touch of a button.

Also available to UB arts students are twin black box theatres that allow almost any kind of theatrical presentation, especially multimedia and experimental works. A 200-seat media study screening room can be used for departmental programming, as well as for the public presentation of films, speakers, panel discussions, poetry readings, and press conferences.

Dance studios are spacious with Marley flooring over maple-sprung wood floors engineered for maximum resiliency, twelve-foot mirrors, upper-level observation spaces, and specially designed sound systems.

The students of theatre and dance enjoy a working relationship with Alleyway Theatre, Artpark, Buffalo United Artists, Irish Classical Theatre Co., Buffalo City Ballet, Buffalo Contemporary Dance Co., MusicalFare, Shakespeare in Delaware Park, Studio Arena Theatre, Theatre of Youth, and Western New York affiliated Dance Masters of America dance establishments. Studio Arena is a LORT theatre located in the heart of the theatre district in downtown Buffalo.

Career Opportunities/Further Study

Career possibilities include performance; stage management; technical and design aspects of stage, television, and film; teaching; choreography; directing; criticism; arts therapy; and research. The department�s graduates have gone on to graduate study; several have received fellowships to prestigious programs or immediately begun professional careers in performance and production. Graduates who have chosen not to enter the professional fields of theatre and dance have found the interpersonal, group, and leadership skills that their training has developed to be invaluable in many other professions, such as law, business, government, and social services, as well as in the arts and education.

Dance - B.A.

Acceptance Criteria

Audition
Minimum GPA of 2.0 overall.
Minimum GPA of 2.5 in the prerequisite courses.

Advising Notes

A minimum grade of C+ is necessary in all required courses.

Prerequisite Courses

TH 101 Introduction to Theatre�Majors/Intended
TH 106 Introduction to Technical Theatre with
TH 135 or TH 136 Production Practicum
TH 203 Visual Imagination
THD 201 Modern Dance 1
THD 210 Tap Dance 1
THD 213 Ballet 1
THD 263 Jazz Dance 1

Required Courses

TH 203 Visual Imagination
THD 202 Modern Dance 2
THD 211 Tap Dance 2
THD 214 Ballet 2
THD 264 Jazz Dance 2
THD 341 Ballet 3 and THD 342 Ballet 4, or THD 345 Modern Dance 3 and THD 346 Modern Dance 4, or THD 371 Jazz Dance 3 and THD 372 Jazz Dance 4
THD 400 Creative Movement
THD 410 Modern Dance 5 or THD 417 Jazz Dance 5 or THD 421 Ballet 5
THD 430 Dance History
THD 432 Applied Kinesiology and Anatomy for Dancers
THD 441 Choreography
THD 454 Teaching Methods
THD 475 Internship in Dance Teaching
THD 481 or THD 482 Research in Dance
Dance tutorials*
Two 200/300-level TH practicums
Two electives

Proficiency in a foreign language through the second semester of the second year or its equivalent is required, to be demonstrated through classroom courses or through Alternative Methods for Earning University Credit. S/U grading may not be selected for courses taken to fulfill this requirement.


Summary
Total required credit hours for the major: 54-57

See Baccalaureate Degree Requirements for general education and remaining university requirements.

Recommended Sequence of Program Requirements

Placement in dance and performance courses is based upon audition.
Performance is an option each semester.
Please note that schedule does not include performance credits.

FIRST YEAR
Fall- THD 201, THD 210, THD 213, THD 263
Spring- THD 202, THD 211, THD 214, THD 264
Fall or Spring- TH 101; TH 106 with TH 135 or TH 136; TH 203

SECOND YEAR
Fall- THD 341, THD 345, THD 371
Spring- THD 342, THD 346, THD 372, THD 400

THIRD YEAR
Fall- THD 310; THD 410 or THD 417 or THD 421; THD 441
Spring- THD 311, THD 454, THD 475, one 200/300-level TH practicum, one elective; level VI technique classes offered but not required

FOURTH YEAR
Fall- THD 430, dance tutorials*, one 200/300-level TH practicum
Spring- THD 432, dance tutorials*, one elective
Fall or Spring�THD 481 or THD 482*

*Technique classes must be repeated once for full credit and then may be taken as tutorials.

Dance - B.F.A.

Acceptance Criteria

Audition
Minimum GPA of 2.0 overall.
Minimum GPA of 2.5 in the prerequisite courses.

Advising Notes

A minimum grade of C+ is necessary in all required courses.

Prerequisite Courses

TH 101 Introduction to Theatre�Majors/Intended
TH 106 Introduction to Technical Theatre with TH 135 or TH 136 Practicum
THD 201 Modern Dance 1
THD 210 Tap Dance 1
THD 213 Ballet 1
THD 263 Jazz Dance 1

Required Courses

MUS 115 Understanding Music
TH 108 Basic Acting 1
TH 203 Visual Imagination
THD 202 Modern Dance 2
THD 211 Tap Dance 2
THD 214 Ballet 2
THD 264 Jazz Dance 2
THD 310 Tap 3
THD 311 Tap 4
THD 337 Dance Studio�Zodiaque or THD 338 Dance Studio�Zodiaque or THD 340 Dance Studio***
THD 341 Ballet 3
THD 342 Ballet 4
THD 345 Modern Dance 3
THD 346 Modern Dance 4
THD 371 Jazz Dance 3
THD 372 Jazz Dance 4
THD 378 Pas de Deux 1
THD 381 Social Dance Forms 1
THD 385 The Male Dancer or one semester of THD 300 Beginning Pointe
THD 400 Creative Movement
THD 410 Modern Dance 5
THD 415 Mind-Body Integration
THD 417 Jazz Dance 5
THD 421 Ballet 5
THD 430 Dance History
THD 441 Choreography 1
THD 481 or THD 482 Research in Dance
Four 200/300-level TH practicums


Summary
Total required credit hours for the major: 91-97

See Baccalaureate Degree Requirements for general education and remaining university requirements.

Recommended Sequence of Program Requirements

Placement in dance and performance courses is based upon audition.
Performance is an option each semester.

FIRST YEAR
Fall TH 106 with TH 135 or TH 136; THD 201, THD 213, THD 263
Spring THD 202, THD 214, THD 264
Fall or Spring TH 101, TH 203

SECOND YEAR
Fal TH 108, THD 210; THD 337 or THD 340 ***; THD 341, THD 345, THD 371, THD 430
Spring THD 211, THD 338, THD 342, THD 346, THD 372, THD 400, performance***, one 200/300-level TH practicum

THIRD YEAR
Fall THD 310; THD 337 or THD 340***; THD 385 or one semester of THD 300/THD 301/THD 302/THD 303; THD 410, THD 417, THD 421, THD 441
Spring MUS 115, THD 311, THD 338***, dance tutorials*, one 200/300-level TH practicum; level VI technique classes offered, not required

FOURTH YEAR
Fall THD 337 or THD 340***; THD 378, THD 415, one 200/300-level TH practicum, dance tutorials*, one or two electives**
Spring THD 338 or THD 340***; one 200/300-level TH practicum, one or two electives**, dance tutorials*
Fall or Spring THD 381, THD 481

*Technique classes must be repeated once for full credit and then may be taken as tutorials.
**Three electives, which may be completed within or outside the department, are required. See department for selection.
***A minimum of three semesters of performance is required; placement is based upon audition; performance is an option each semester.

Course Descriptions

THD 103 Performance Appreciation

Credits:  3
Semester: F Sp
Prerequisites:  None
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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For non-majors.

Studies theatre and dance performances and performers. Requires students to respond to both videotaped and live performances.

THD 111 Introduction to Body Movement I

Credits:  3
Semester: F
Prerequisites:  None
Corequisites:  None
Type:  SEM

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For non-dance majors.

Develops movement awareness through body-mind exercises and basic technique. Emphasizes space, energy, and time in movement.

THD 112 Introduction to Body Movement 2

Credits:  3
Semester: Sp
Prerequisites:  THD 111 or permission of instructor
Corequisites:  None
Type:  SEM

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Continuation of THD 111 with further development of basic techniques within the various disciplines.

THD 201 Modern Dance 1

Credits:  3
Semester: F
Prerequisites:  None
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

Foundations course in basic movement concepts of time, space, and energy, emphasizing technical development and creative exploration.

THD 202 Modern Dance 2

Credits:  3
Semester: Sp
Prerequisites:  THD 201
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

Foundations course in basic movement concepts of time, space, and energy, emphasizing technical development and creative exploration.

THD 210 Tap Dance 1

Credits:  2
Semester: F
Prerequisites:  None
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC/LAB

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The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

Teaches the fundamentals of tap dance, including basic rhythmic structure and incorporation of dance fundamentals, such as alignment and style, in conjunction with tap technique.

THD 211 Tap Dance 2

Credits:  2
Semester: Sp
Prerequisites:  THD 210
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC/LAB

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The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

Teaches the fundamentals of tap dance, including basic rhythmic structure and incorporation of dance fundamentals, such as alignment and style, in conjunction with tap technique.

THD 213 Ballet 1

Credits:  2
Semester: F
Prerequisites:  None
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

Teaches the fundamentals of ballet technique, including correct body alignment, basic barre and center work, and combinations at the elementary level.

THD 214 Ballet 2

Credits:  2
Semester: Sp
Prerequisites:  THD 213
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

Teaches the fundamentals of ballet technique, including correct body alignment, basic barre and center work, and combinations at the elementary level.

THD 229 Tutorials in Dance

Credits:  1 - 4
Semester:
Prerequisites:  None
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LAB

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The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

For students who require additional study in a particular area.

THD 263 Jazz Dance 1

Credits:  2
Semester: F
Prerequisites:  None
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

Presents jazz forms, including barre and center work emphasizing these forms' relationships to lineage-based societies, as well as to classical, contemporary, rock, and popular dance.

THD 264 Jazz Dance 2

Credits:  2
Semester: Sp
Prerequisites:  THD 263 and permission of instructor
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

Presents jazz forms, including barre and center work emphasizing these forms' relationships to lineage-based societies, as well as to classical, contemporary, rock, and popular dance.

THD 279 Tutorials in Dance

Credits:  1 - 4
Semester:
Prerequisites:  permission of instructor
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LAB

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The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

For students who require additional study in a particular area.

THD 300 Beginning Pointe

Credits:  1
Semester: Sp
Prerequisites:  permission of instructor
Corequisites:  None
Type:  SEM

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Open to men and women.

An extension of ballet study using a blocked shoe. Introduces correct placement and use of the foot on pointe.

THD 301 Beginning Pointe

Credits:  1
Semester: Sp
Prerequisites:  permission of instructor
Corequisites:  None
Type:  SEM

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Open to men and women.

An extension of ballet study using a blocked shoe. Introduces correct placement and use of the foot on pointe.

THD 302 Beginning Pointe

Credits:  1
Semester: Sp
Prerequisites:  permission of instructor
Corequisites:  None
Type:  SEM

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Open to men and women.

An extension of ballet study using a blocked shoe. Introduces correct placement and use of the foot on pointe.

THD 303 Beginning Pointe

Credits:  1
Semester: Sp
Prerequisites:  permission of instructor
Corequisites:  None
Type:  SEM

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Open to men and women.

An extension of ballet study using a blocked shoe. Introduces correct placement and use of the foot on pointe.

THD 310 Tap 3

Credits:  2
Semester: F
Prerequisites:  THD 211 or permission of instructor
Corequisites:  None
Type:  SEM

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The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

Expands the tap dancer�s movement, vocabulary, and historical understanding of this dance form. Emphasizes in particular the aural, visual, and expressive elements of tap dance.

THD 311 Tap 4

Credits:  2
Semester: Sp
Prerequisites:  THD 310 or permission of instructor
Corequisites:  None
Type:  SEM

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The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

Expands the tap dancer�s movement, vocabulary, and historical understanding of this dance form. Emphasizes in particular the aural, visual, and expressive elements of tap dance.

THD 337 Dance Studio�Zodiaque

Credits:  4
Semester: F
Prerequisites:  audition only
Corequisites:  None
Type:  SEM

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The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

Provides performance experience in Zodiaque, the university�s resident dance company.

THD 338 Dance Studio�Zodiaque

Credits:  4
Semester: Sp
Prerequisites:  audition only
Corequisites:  None
Type:  SEM/LAB

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The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

Performing experience in Zodiaque, the university�s resident dance company.

THD 340 Dance Studio

Credits:  1 - 4
Semester: F Sp
Prerequisites:  audition only
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC/SEM

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The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

Extends the student�s work in a particular area of interest related to dance production. Possibilities include a choreographic project, supervising a workshop production, or promoting and publicizing a major concert or touring project. The format consists of individual meetings with the instructor, as well as studio and/or fieldwork, depending on the project�s requirements. Students in Zodiaque Dance Ensemble also register under this course number.

THD 341 Ballet 3

Credits:  3
Semester: F
Prerequisites:  THD 214 or permission of instructor
Corequisites:  None
Type:  SEM

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The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

A continuation of THD 213-THD 214. Extends technical and artistic ballet skills through increasingly complex combinations, introduces technical vocabulary, and emphasizes style and presentation.

THD 342 Ballet 4

Credits:  3
Semester: Sp
Prerequisites:  THD 341
Corequisites:  None
Type:  SEM

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The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

A continuation of THD 213-THD 214. Extends technical and artistic ballet skills through increasingly complex combinations, introduces technical vocabulary, and emphasizes style and presentation.

THD 345 Modern Dance 3

Credits:  3
Semester: F
Prerequisites:  THD 202 or permission of instructor
Corequisites:  None
Type:  SEM

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The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

A continuation of THD 201-THD 202. Expands technique and theory through increasingly complex combinations and movement analysis, and introduces new technical vocabulary, style, and presentation.

THD 346 Modern Dance 4

Credits:  3
Semester: Sp
Prerequisites:  THD 345
Corequisites:  None
Type:  SEM

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The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

A continuation of THD 201-THD 202. Expands technique and theory through increasingly complex combinations and movement analysis, and introduces new technical vocabulary, style, and presentation.

THD 367 Tutorials in Dance

Credits:  1 - 4
Semester:
Prerequisites:  permission of instructor
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LAB

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The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

For students who require additional study in a particular area.

THD 371 Jazz Dance 3

Credits:  3
Semester: F
Prerequisites:  THD 264 or permission of instructor
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

A continuation of THD 263-THD 264. Expands the jazz dancer�s movement and performance vocabulary. Emphasizes classic jazz style and technique and its relationship to established musical jazz styles. Focuses heavily on classic Matt Mattox technique, combining neuromuscular coordination with warm-ups, locomotor skills, and combination work.

THD 372 Jazz Dance 4

Credits:  3
Semester: Sp
Prerequisites:  THD 371
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

A continuation of THD 263-THD 264. Expands the jazz dancer�s movement and performance vocabulary. Emphasizes classic jazz style and technique and its relationship to established musical jazz styles. Focuses heavily on classic Matt Mattox technique, combining neuromuscular coordination with warm-ups, locomotor skills, and combination work.

THD 378 Pas de Deux 1

Credits:  1
Semester: F
Prerequisites:  THD 341; permission of instructor
Corequisites:  None
Type:  SEM

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The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

Studies partnering through classical and contemporary pas de deux. Emphasizes technical and dramatic aspects of partnering, rhythm, breathing, correct placement, timing, projection, counterbalancing the movements of a partner, and developing dramatic content through movement using gesturing and line.

THD 379 Pas de Deux 2

Credits:  1
Semester: F
Prerequisites:  THD 378 or permission of instructor
Corequisites:  None
Type:  SEM

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The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

Studies partnering through classical and contemporary pas de deux. Emphasizes technical and dramatic aspects of partnering, rhythm, breathing, correct placement, timing, projection, counterbalancing the movements of a partner, and developing dramatic content through movement using gesturing and line.

THD 381 Social Dance Forms 1

Credits:  3
Semester: Sp
Prerequisites:  THD 201; THD 213 or THD 263; MTR 220 or permission of instructor
Corequisites:  None
Type:  SEM

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Covers the history and performance of approximately fourteen early and contemporary social dances, including the pavane, galliard, minuet, waltz, foxtrot, swing, tango, and Latin Caribbean dances.

THD 382 Social Dance Forms 2

Credits:  3
Semester: Sp
Prerequisites:  THD 381 or permission of instructor
Corequisites:  None
Type:  SEM

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Covers the history and performance of approximately fourteen early and contemporary social dances, including the pavane, galliard, minuet, waltz, foxtrot, swing, tango, and Latin Caribbean dances.

THD 385 The Male Dancer

Credits:  1
Semester:
Prerequisites:  THD 214, dance majors, permission of instructor
Corequisites:  None
Type:  SEM

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The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

Open to men and women.

Studies the role of the male in dance. Includes character interpretation, upper body strength, elevation, pirouettes, and variations from the male dance repertory.

THD 400 Creative Movement

Credits:  3
Semester: Sp
Prerequisites:  THD 341, THD 345, THD 371 or permission of instructor
Corequisites:  None
Type:  SEM

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Explores creative problem solving, mind-body integration, and the creative process in movement using simple through increasingly complex individual and group exercises. Prerequisite for THD 441.

THD 407 Tap 5

Credits:  3
Semester:
Prerequisites:  THD 311 or permission of instructor
Corequisites:  None
Type:  SEM

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The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

Extends the tap dancer�s movement vocabulary. Integrates tap exercises and combinations with other dance forms, such as ballet, jazz, and modern dance. Emphasizes technique and performance.

THD 408 Tap 6

Credits:  3
Semester:
Prerequisites:  THD 407 or permission of instructor
Corequisites:  None
Type:  SEM

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The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

Extends the tap dancer�s movement vocabulary. Integrates tap exercises and combinations with other dance forms, such as ballet, jazz, and modern dance. Emphasizes technique and performance.

THD 410 Modern Dance 5

Credits:  3
Semester: F
Prerequisites:  THD 346 or permission of instructor
Corequisites:  None
Type:  SEM

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The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

A continuation of THD 345-THD 346. Studies technique and style of increased difficulty and variety in combinations of extended length, and pays attention to precision of performance and projection.

THD 411 Modern Dance 6

Credits:  3
Semester: Sp
Prerequisites:  THD 410, permission of instructor
Corequisites:  None
Type:  SEM

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The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

A continuation of THD 345-THD 346. Studies technique and style of increased difficulty and variety in combinations of extended length, and pays attention to precision of performance and projection.

THD 415 Mind-Body Integration

Credits:  3
Semester:
Prerequisites:  Theatre and dance majors, junior/senior standing
Corequisites:  None
Type:  SEM

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Surveys systems of alignment, placement, movement efficiency, and tension reduction. Gives developing artists a strong movement foundation from which to build in their particular disciplines. Gives preference to theatre, dance, and music majors. Welcomes nonmajors on a space-available basis.

THD 417 Jazz Dance 5

Credits:  3
Semester: F
Prerequisites:  THD 372 or permission of instructor
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

A continuation of THD 371-THD 372. Studies technique and style of increased complexity, and pays attention to technical precision, performance, and stylistic execution.

THD 418 Jazz Dance 6

Credits:  3
Semester: Sp
Prerequisites:  THD 417 or permission of instructor
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

A continuation of THD 371-THD 372. Studies technique and style of increased complexity, and pays attention to technical precision, performance, and stylistic execution.

THD 421 Ballet 5

Credits:  3
Semester: Sp
Prerequisites:  THD 342 or permission of instructor
Corequisites:  None
Type:  SEM

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The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

A continuation of THD 342. Studies technique of increased difficulty, variety, and complexity, and pays attention to precision of execution, performance, and style.

THD 422 Ballet 6

Credits:  3
Semester: Sp
Prerequisites:  THD 421, permission of instructor
Corequisites:  None
Type:  SEM

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The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

A continuation of THD 342. Studies technique of increased difficulty, variety, and complexity, and pays attention to precision of execution, performance, and style.

THD 430 Dance History

Credits:  3
Semester: F
Prerequisites:  THD 342 or THD 346 or THD 372 or permission of instructor
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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Studies the creative process in dance from early history to the present. Includes videos and discussions on dance and related fields. Knowledge of dance is essential. Gives preference to theatre, dance, and music majors.

THD 432 Applied Kinesiology and Anatomy for Dancers

Credits:  3
Semester:
Prerequisites:  THD 341, THD 345, THD 371, theatre and dance major or permission of instructor
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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Examines the science of motion applied to dance and movement. Studies, in depth, the structure and function of the skeletal and muscular systems.

THD 441 Choreography 1

Credits:  4
Semester:
Prerequisites:  TH 203, THD 400
Corequisites:  None
Type:  SEM

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Explores the art and craft of making dances. Studies the elements of dance composition, including the development of solo and group studies for class presentation.

THD 442 Choreography 2

Credits:  4
Semester:
Prerequisites:  THD 441, permission of instructor
Corequisites:  None
Type:  SEM

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Explores the art and craft of making dances. Studies the elements of dance composition, including the development of solo and group studies for class presentation.

THD 454 Teaching Methods in Dance

Credits:  2
Semester:
Prerequisites:  one of the following pairs of courses: THD 341-THD 342, THD 345-THD 346, THD 371-THD 372, or permission of instructor
Corequisites:  None
Type:  SEM

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For upper-level dance students interested in expanding their knowledge and practical experience in preparation for a career in the field of dance education. Includes lesson plan development, injury prevention, and experience in practical teaching situations.

THD 475 Internship in Dance Teaching

Credits:  1 - 3
Semester:
Prerequisites:  permission of instructor
Corequisites:  None
Type:  TUT

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The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

Gives qualified students experience as teaching assistants or teaching interns.

THD 479 Tutorials in Dance

Credits:  1 - 4
Semester:
Prerequisites:  permission of instructor
Corequisites:  None
Type:  TUT

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The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

For students who require additional study in a particular area.

THD 481 Research in Dance

Credits:  3
Semester:
Prerequisites:  permission of instructor by prior arrangement
Corequisites:  None
Type:  SEM

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The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

Provides substantial study and scholarship in dance and related fields.

THD 482 Research in Dance

Credits:  3
Semester:
Prerequisites:  permission of instructor by prior arrangement
Corequisites:  None
Type:  SEM

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The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

Provides substantial study and scholarship in dance and related fields.

THD 491 Variations

Credits:  1
Semester:
Prerequisites:  THD 341 or THD 342
Corequisites:  None
Type:  SEM

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Studies and analyzes classical and contemporary solo dance variations from the works of major choreographers.

THD 492 Variations

Credits:  1
Semester:
Prerequisites:  THD 491
Corequisites:  None
Type:  SEM

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Studies and analyzes classical and contemporary solo dance variations from the works of major choreographers.

THD 499 Independent Study

Credits:  1 - 4
Semester:
Prerequisites:  permission of instructor by prior arrangement
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LAB

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The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

Involves independent study at the undergraduate level.

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