Undergraduate Degree & Course Catalog
2016-17

Dance - Courses

THD 103 Performance Appreciation
Theatre Dance

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

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)


THD 104 Appreciating Dance
Theatre Dance

Appreciating Dance is a course designed for non-majors and meets the general education arts requirement for students majoring in other areas. The central purpose of the course is the development of the students responsiveness to dance. THD 104 is an introduction to the social, historical, and expressive aspects of dance and explores the evolving roles of dancer, choreographer, and spectator through the study of masterworks in different genres and eras of dance. In this course, students are required to see three live performances outside of class and attend all classes which include discussions on historical and critical readings, video-illustrated lectures led by the instructor, guest-lectures, and interactive exercises. This course engages students in evolving discussions of concert and social dance, as we discover the ways in which performances have changed for both creators and audiences. Students will develop a responsiveness to dance as a form of communication and personal expression and understand how dance reflects and comments on society.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)



THD 111 Introduction to Body Movement I
Theatre Dance

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

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)


THD 112 Introduction to Body Movement 2
Theatre Dance

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

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)



THD 201 Modern Dance 1
Theatre Dance

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

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)


THD 202 Modern Dance 2
Theatre Dance

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

Credits: 2
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: THD 201



THD 210 Tap Dance 1
Theatre Dance

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.

Credits: 2
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)


THD 211 Tap Dance 2
Theatre Dance

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.

Credits: 2
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: THD 210



THD 213 Ballet 1
Theatre Dance

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

Credits: 2
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)


THD 214 Ballet 2
Theatre Dance

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

Credits: 2
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: THD 213



THD 229 Tutorials in Dance
Theatre Dance

For students who require additional study in a particular area.

Credits: 1-4
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)


THD 263 Jazz Dance 1
Theatre Dance

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.

Credits: 2
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)



THD 264 Jazz Dance 2
Theatre Dance

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.

Credits: 2
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: THD 263


THD 279 Tutorials in Dance
Theatre Dance

For students who require additional study in a particular area.

Credits: 1-4
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)



THD 300 Beginning Pointe
Theatre Dance

An extension of ballet study using a pointe shoes. Introduces correct placement and use of the foot en pointe.

Credits: 1
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: THD 341


THD 301 Beginning Pointe
Theatre Dance

An extension of ballet study using a pointe shoes. Introduces correct placement and use of the foot en pointe.

Credits: 1
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)



THD 302 Beginning Pointe
Theatre Dance

An extension of ballet study using a pointe shoes. Introduces correct placement and use of the foot en pointe.

Credits: 1
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)


THD 303 Beginning Pointe
Theatre Dance

An extension of ballet study using a pointe shoes. Introduces correct placement and use of the foot en pointe.

Credits: 1
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)



THD 310 Tap 3
Theatre Dance

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)


THD 311 Tap 4
Theatre Dance

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: THD 310



THD 315 Dance Improvisation
Theatre Dance

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.

Credits: 2
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: THD 202


THD 337 Dance Studio - Zodiaque
Theatre Dance

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

Credits: 4
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)



THD 338 Dance Studio - Zodiaque
Theatre Dance

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

Credits: 4
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)


THD 340 Dance Studio
Theatre Dance

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.

Credits: 1-4
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)



THD 341 Ballet 3
Theatre Dance

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)


THD 342 Ballet 4
Theatre Dance

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: THD 341and dance majors only



THD 345 Modern Dance 3
Theatre Dance

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)


THD 346 Modern Dance 4
Theatre Dance

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: THD 345 and dance majors only



THD 350 Introduction to Laban Movement Analysis
Theatre Dance

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)


THD 367 Tutorials in Dance
Theatre Dance

For students who require additional study in a particular area.

Credits: 1-4
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)



THD 371 Jazz Dance 3
Theatre Dance

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: THD 264


THD 372 Jazz Dance 4
Theatre Dance

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Other Requisites: THD 371 and Theater and Dance Majors only.



THD 378 Partnering
Theatre Dance

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.

Credits: 1
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: THD 342


THD 379 Pas De Deux 2
Theatre Dance

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.

Credits: 1
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)



THD 381 Social Dance Forms 1
Theatre Dance

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)


THD 382 Social Dance Forms 2
Theatre Dance

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)



THD 385 The Male Dancer
Theatre Dance

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

Credits: 1
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)


THD 400 Creative Movement
Theatre Dance

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)



THD 407 Tap 5
Theatre Dance

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)


THD 408 Tap 6
Theatre Dance

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)



THD 410 Modern Dance 5
Theatre Dance

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.

Credits: 2
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: THD 346


THD 411 Modern Dance 6
Theatre Dance

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.

Credits: 2
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: THD 410 and dance majors only



THD 415 Mind-Body Integration
Theatre Dance

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)


THD 417 Jazz Dance 5
Theatre Dance

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

Credits: 2
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: THD 372



THD 418 Jazz Dance 6
Theatre Dance

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

Credits: 2
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Other Requisites: THD 417 and Theater & Dance Majors only


THD 421 Ballet 5
Theatre Dance

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

Credits: 2
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: THD 342



THD 422 Ballet 6
Theatre Dance

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

Credits: 2
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: THD 421and dance majors only


THD 430 Dance History
Theatre Dance

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)



THD 432 Applied Kinesiology and Anatomy for Dancers
Theatre Dance

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

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: THD 372


THD 441 Choreography 1
Theatre Dance

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

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: THD 400



THD 442 Choreography 2
Theatre Dance

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

Credits: 1-4
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: THD 441


THD 454 Teaching Methods in Dance
Theatre Dance

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)



THD 479 Tutorials in Dance
Theatre Dance

For students who require additional study in a particular area.

Credits: 1-4
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)


THD 481 Research in Dance
Theatre Dance

Provides substantial study and scholarship in dance and related fields.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)



THD 482 Research in Dance
Theatre Dance

Provides substantial study and scholarship in dance and related fields.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)


THD 491 Variations
Theatre Dance

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

Credits: 1
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)



THD 492 Variations
Theatre Dance

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

Credits: 1
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)


THD 496 Internship - Dance Teaching
Theatre Dance

Gives qualified students experience as teaching assistants or teaching interns.

Credits: 1-3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)



THD 499 Independent Study
Theatre Dance

Involves independent study at the undergraduate level.

Credits: 1-4
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)



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