Dance : Courses

THD 103 Performance Appreciation

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall, Spring
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
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(s): Fall
Type: SEM
Grading: Graded (A-F)
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(s): Spring
Type: SEM
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Continuation of THD 111 with further development of basic techniques within the various disciplines.

THD 201 Modern Dance 1

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
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(s): Spring
Pre-requisite: THD 201
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
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(s): Fall
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
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(s): Spring
Pre-requisite: THD 210
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
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(s): Fall
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
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(s): Spring
Pre-requisite: THD 213
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
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(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LAB
Grading: Graded (A-F)
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(s): Fall
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
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(s): Spring
Pre-requisite: THD 263
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
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(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LAB
Grading: Graded (A-F)
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(s): Spring
Pre-requisite: THD 341
Type: SEM
Grading: Graded (A-F)
An extension of ballet study using a pointe shoes. Introduces correct placement and use of the foot en pointe.

THD 301 Beginning Pointe

Credits: 1
Semester(s): Spring
Type: SEM
Grading: Graded (A-F)
An extension of ballet study using a pointe shoes. Introduces correct placement and use of the foot en pointe.

THD 302 Beginning Pointe

Credits: 1
Semester(s): Spring
Type: SEM
Grading: Graded (A-F)
An extension of ballet study using a pointe shoes. Introduces correct placement and use of the foot en pointe.

THD 303 Beginning Pointe

Credits: 1
Semester(s): Spring
Type: SEM
Grading: Graded (A-F)
An extension of ballet study using a pointe shoes. Introduces correct placement and use of the foot en pointe.

THD 310 Tap 3

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall
Type: SEM
Grading: Graded (A-F)
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: 3
Semester(s): Spring
Pre-requisite: THD 310
Type: SEM
Grading: Graded (A-F)
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 315 Dance Improvisation

Credits: 2
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Pre-requisite: THD 202
Type: SEM
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Investigates solo and group movement improvisation through the use of improvisational structures and sensory experiences. Includes historical context and improvisational theory. Equal emphasis is placed on improvisation for movement invention and improvisation as a performance device and choreographic form.

THD 337 Dance Studio - Zodiaque

Credits: 4
Semester(s): Fall
Type: SEM
Grading: Graded (A-F)
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(s): Spring
Type: SEM
Grading: Graded (A-F)
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(s): Fall, Spring
Type: SEM
Grading: Graded (A-F)
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(s): Fall
Type: SEM
Grading: Graded (A-F)
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(s): Spring
Pre-requisite: THD 341
Type: SEM
Grading: Graded (A-F)
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(s): Fall
Type: SEM
Grading: Graded (A-F)
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(s): Spring
Pre-requisite: THD 345
Type: SEM
Grading: Graded (A-F)
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 350 Introduction to Laban Movement Analysis

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Provides an introduction to Rudolf Laban's system of observation, description, and analysis of movement, and to Irmgard Bartenieff's system of body re-education for developing techniques that enhance movement efficiently, body connectivity, and expressivity.

THD 367 Tutorials in Dance

Credits: 1 - 4
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LAB
Grading: Graded (A-F)
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(s): Fall
Pre-requisite: THD 264
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
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(s): Spring
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
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(s): Fall
Pre-requisite: THD 342
Type: SEM
Grading: Graded (A-F)
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(s): Fall
Type: SEM
Grading: Graded (A-F)
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(s): Spring
Type: SEM
Grading: Graded (A-F)
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(s): Spring
Type: SEM
Grading: Graded (A-F)
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(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: SEM
Grading: Graded (A-F)
The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.
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(s): Spring
Type: SEM
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Explores creative problem solving, mind-body integration, and the creative process through movement using simple to increasingly complex individual and group exercises. Prerequisite for THD 441.

THD 407 Tap 5

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: SEM
Grading: Graded (A-F)
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(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: SEM
Grading: Graded (A-F)
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(s): Fall
Pre-requisite: THD 346
Type: SEM
Grading: Graded (A-F)
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(s): Spring
Pre-requisite: THD 410
Type: SEM
Grading: Graded (A-F)
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(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: SEM
Grading: Graded (A-F)
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(s): Fall
Pre-requisite: THD 372
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
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(s): Spring
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
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(s): Spring
Pre-requisite: THD 342
Type: SEM
Grading: Graded (A-F)
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(s): Spring
Pre-requisite: THD 421
Type: SEM
Grading: Graded (A-F)
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(s): Fall
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Studies the creative process in dance from lineage based socities to early 20th century. Includes videos and discussions on dance and related fields. Knowledge of dance is essential. Gives preference to theatre, dance, and music theatre majors.

THD 432 Applied Kinesiology and Anatomy for Dancers

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Pre-requisite: THD 372
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
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(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Pre-requisite: THD 400
Type: SEM
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Explores the process 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: 1 - 4
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Pre-requisite: THD 441
Type: SEM
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Explores the process 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: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: SEM
Grading: Graded (A-F)
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 455 Special Topics in Dance

Credits: 1 - 4
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: SEM
Grading: Graded (A-F)
The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.
Topics vary by semester.

THD 479 Tutorials in Dance

Credits: 1 - 4
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: TUT
Grading: Graded (A-F)
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(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: SEM
Grading: Graded (A-F)
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(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: SEM
Grading: Graded (A-F)
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(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: SEM
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Studies and analyzes classical and contemporary solo dance variations from the works of major choreographers.

THD 492 Variations

Credits: 1
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: SEM
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Studies and analyzes classical and contemporary solo dance variations from the works of major choreographers.

THD 496 Internship - Dance Teaching

Credits: 1 - 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: TUT
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Gives qualified students experience as teaching assistants or teaching interns.

THD 499 Independent Study

Credits: 1 - 4
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: TUT
Grading: Graded (A-F)
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.

Updated: 13 Nov 2012 06:00:52 EST