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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato
Theatre & Dance

Dance Course Descriptions

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Dance Course Descriptions

Dance at Minnesota State Mankato

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
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DANC 120 (3) Introduction to Dance
A survey of dance in all its vibrant forms intended to develop student understanding
and appreciation for the signifi cant role dance plays in world cultures.
ALT-Spring
GE-6, GE-8

DANC 123 (2) Beginning Jazz Dance
Fundamentals of beginning jazz dance technique. May be repeated.
Spring
GE-11

DANC 125 (2) Afro-Caribbean Dance Forms
Fundamentals of African-based dance forms explored through West African and
Caribbean roots. May be repeated.
ALT-Fall
GE-11

DANC 126 (2) Beginning Ballet
Fundamentals of beginning ballet technique. May be repeated.
Fall
GE-11

DANC 127 (2) Beginning Tap Dance
Fundamentals of tap dance technique utilized in musical theatre. May be repeated.
Fall
GE-11

DANC 128 (2) Beginning Modern Dance
Fundamentals of beginning modern dance technique and improvisation. May
be repeated.
Fall, ALT-Spring
GE-11

DANC 129 (1-2) Dance Activities
Performing in a mainstage dance production. May be repeated.
Pre: Consent
Fall, Spring

DANC 223 (2) Intermediate Jazz Dance
Expanding jazz dance technique moving into musical theatre dance combinations.
May be repeated.
Pre: DANC 123 or consent
Fall, ALT-Spring
GE-11

DANC 225 (3) World Dance in Cultural Perspective
Cross-cultural survey of dance with emphasis on historical, social and cultural
dimensions.
Pre: DANC 125, DANC 126 or DANC 128
ALT-Spring
Diverse Cultures - Purple
GE-8, GE-11

DANC 226 (2) Intermediate Ballet
Expanding ballet technique with emphasis on longer and more complex adagio,
petite allegro, and grand allegro sections. May be repeated.
Pre: DANC 126 or consent
Fall, Spring
GE-11

DANC 227 (2) Intermediate Tap Dance
Expanding tap dance technique including advanced combinations utilized in
musical theatre. May be repeated.
Pre: DANC 127 or consent
ALT-Spring
GE-11

DANC 228 (2) Intermediate Modern Dance
Expanding modern dance technique with emphasis on center fl oor combinations
and longer, more complex traveling combinations. May be repeated.
Pre: DANC 128 or consent
Fall, Spring
GE-11

DANC 229 (1) Kinetic Learning in the Classroom
Acquiring a fundamental understanding of dance/movement elements and
skills, and applying these concepts to the pre-school through elementary school
curriculum.
Pre: Consent
Fall, Spring
GE-11

DANC 295 (1-4) Touring Dance
This course is designed for dance student to perform as part of a touring dance
production. May be repeated.
Pre: Consent

DANC 320 (2) Dance Conditioning
A variety of techniques utilized for dance training and conditioning.
Pre: DANC 126, DANC 128 or consent
Spring

DANC 321 (2) Dance Composition I
The study of dance making, dance accompaniment, and dance criticism through
the creation of dance works.
Pre: DANC 125, DANC 126, DANC 228
ALT-Fall, ALT- Spring

DANC 322 (2) Dance Improvisation
Exploration of a variety of improvisational techniques for beginning Dance
Majors. May be repeated.
PRE: DANC 128
ALT-Fall, ALT-Spring

DANC 323 (2) Advanced Jazz Dance
Advanced jazz technique with application to musical theatre and concert dance.
May be repeated.
Pre: DANC 223 or consent
ALT-Spring

DANC 324 (3) Methods and Materials for Teaching Dance
This course is fi rst in a two- part series of courses required for the K-12 DAnce
Education license. It examines the theory and practice of dance education and
applies this knowledge to simulated teaching and to selected clinical settings.
Pre: DANC 226, DANC 228, DANC 321, DANC 322
Fall

DANC 325 (2) Movement Analysis: Laban Studies
Study of Laban-based systems and principles, including Labanotation, Effort-
Shape, and Space Harmony.
Pre: DANC 226, DANC 228
On-Demand

DANC 326 (2) Advanced Ballet
Advanced ballet technique with an increasing complexity of combinations,
execution of multiple turns, and pointe work. May be repeated.
Pre: DANC 226 or consent
ALT-Spring

DANC 327 (2) Advanced Tap Dance
Advanced tap dance technique for both musical theatre and concert dance productions.
May be repeated.
Pre: DANC 126, DANC 223
ALT-Spring

DANC 328 (2) Advanced Modern Dance
Advanced modern dance technique with emphasis on performance skills, elevation,
and turns. May be repeated.
Pre: DANC 228 or consent
Fall, Spring
GE-11

DANC 329 (1) Dance Practicum
Individualized teaching and/or choreographic experiences in the private or public
sector. May be repeated.
Pre: Consent
Fall, Spring

DANC 421 (2) Dance Composition II
Continuation of the principles and techniques of choreography with an emphasis
on group forms.
Pre: DANC 321
ALT-Fall

DANC 424 (3) Dance Pedagogy
This course is the second in a two-part series of courses required for the K-12
Dance Education license. The focus of the course is on lesson planning, assessment,
and teaching in a variety of K-12 settings.
Pre: DANC 324
Spring

DANC 427 (3) Topics in Dance
Rotation of a variety of topics in dance. May be repeated.
Pre: DANC 226, DANC 228
Fall, Spring

DANC 428 (1) Dance Repertory
Repertory experience in performance of the choreography by a variety of dance
artists. May be repeated.
Pre: DANC 126, DANC 128 or consent
Fall, Spring

DANC 429 (1) Senior Dance Project
Capstone experience for all dance majors. Individually paced and directed, this
project can be: choreographic, performance, or written.
Pre: Completion of all dance minor requirements.
Fall, Spring

DANC 484 (3) Dance History
Historical survey of Western theatrical dance from the 1500's to the present. Also
integrates reading and discussion about how class, gender, and race affected the
development of concert dance history in the United States and Europe.
Pre: DANC 225, DANC 226, DANC 228, DANC 321
ALT-Fall

DANC 497 (1-8) Dance Internship
This course is designed to provide dance students additional dance experiences
through work beyond the campus environment.
Pre: consent
Fall, Spring

DANC 499 (1-3) Individual Study
This course is designed to provide student with specialized study in dance.
Pre: consent
Fall, Spring