2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog - Belmont University


Minor In Dance


       
Minor in Dance Hours
Dance Core     12 
DAN 1010, Dance Performance (2 years)   1,1,1,1  
DAN 3020, Dance Composition   2  
DAN 3030, Kinesiology for Dance  
3
 
DAN ____, Dance Free Electives   3  
Technique Students must complete sections II & III of two dance styles below:  

 10

DAN 2102, 2103, Ballet II & III   2,2,  
DAN 2202, 2203 Jazz II & III  
2,2,
 
DAN 2302, 2303 Modern Dance II & III   2,2  
DAN 2402, 2403 Tap II & III  
2,2
 
       
Total Hours 22

Dance Courses (DAN)

DAN 1010. Dance Performance (1). Prerequisite: Any Level II or III Dance Technique course. Audition required. Corequisite: Students in Dance Performance Ensemble must also be registered in a Dance Technique course or have instructor's approval. Students must register for both the Fall and Spring sections in the same school year to participate in the course. Participation in audition, rehearsal, and performance of dance performance pieces beginning in the Fall Semester and culminating in a dance production in the Spring semester focusing on an ensemble work. May be repeated for credit.

DAN 2000. The Dance Experience (3). Exploration of dance as an expressive art form and its importance in world cultures. This course surveys dance in various cultures of the world focusing on the evolution of dance forms and their derivative styles throughout history.
Gen. Ed. Designation: GS (G – Global Studies).

DAN 2410. Theatre Dance Styles (1). Prerequisite: DAN 1101 Ballet I and DAN 1201 Jazz I, or permission from the instructor(s). An introduction to dance styles from the Renaissance to the present day including dances of the folk, court, social and theatrical traditions, with focus on their adaptation to performance and theatre. This is a dance class, but does not count toward the dance minor.

DAN 3020. Dance Composition I (2). Prerequisite: A Level II or III Dance Technique course in either Ballet, Modern, or Jazz. Exploration of rhythmic, spatial, and dynamic elements in designing dance movement through use of improvisation. Student will develop a solo during this class.

DAN 4020. Dance Composition II (2). Prerequisite: DAN 3020, Dance Composition I. Development of intermediate choreographic skills; investigates more complex ways to form and arrange movement, expanding the range of methods and resources, with particular focus on group works. Student will develop a work for 2 or more dancers during this class.

DAN 3030. Kinesiology for Dance (3). Prerequisite: DAN 2000, The Dance Experience. The study of the science of movement in the human body as it relates to dance Topics include: the musculoskeletal system, the mechanism of muscular contraction and developmental anatomy.


DAN 1101. Ballet I (1).
Introduction to the study of classical ballet techniques. This course is designed to provide basic technique in ballet. This course meets the requirement for a Wellness Activity course, however it does not count toward minor in dance. May be repeated for credit.

DAN 1201. Jazz I (1). Introduction to the study of American jazz dance styles and techniques.This course is designed to provide basic technique in jazz. This course meets the requirement for a Wellness Activity course; however it does not count towards minor in dance. May be repeated for credit.

DAN 1301. Modern I (1). Introduction to the study of modern dance technique. Foundational studies of human movement as an art form, with focus on developing strength, flexibility and coordination. This course meets the requirement for a Wellness Activity course; however it does not count towards minor in dance. May be repeated for credit.

DAN 1401. Tap I (1). Introduction to the study of basic tap dance techniques. This course is
designed to provide basic technique in tap. This course meets the requirement for a Wellness Activity course; however it does not count towards minor in dance. May be repeated for credit.

DAN 2102. Ballet II (2). Prerequisite: Ballet I, Audition, and by permission of instructor. Intermediate level of ballet which continues the study of classical ballet techniques. May be repeated for credit.

DAN 2103. Ballet III (2). Prerequisite: Ballet II, Audition, and by permission of instructor. Advanced level of ballet. May be repeated for credit.


DAN 2202. Jazz II (2). Prerequisite: Jazz I, Audition, and by permission of instructor. Intermediate level of jazz technique focusing on stylistic diversity, including contemporary, lyric and classical jazz. May be repeated for credit.

DAN 2203. Jazz III (2). Prerequisite: Jazz II, Audition, and by permission of instructor. Advanced level of jazz technique. May be repeated for credit.

DAN 2302. Modern II (2). Prerequisite: Modern I, Audition, and by permission of instructor. Intermediate level of modern dance technique. May be repeated for credit.

DAN 2303. Modern III (2). Prerequisite: Modern II, Audition, and by permission of instructor. Advanced level of modern dance technique. May be repeated for credit.

DAN 2402. Tap II (2). Prerequisite: Tap I, Audition, and by permission of instructor. Intermediate level of tap dance. May be repeated for credit.

DAN 2403. Tap III (2). Prerequisite: Tap II, Audition, and by permission of instructor. Advanced level of tap dance technique. May be repeated for credit.

DAN 3940, 4940. Directed Studies in Dance (1-3). Student development of a research project or special interest topic in Dance. Consent of the instructor is required.

DAN 4200. Advanced Performance Studies in Dance (1-3). Intensive studio work in areas of Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Modern, Dance Production, Advanced Dance Studies, or Composition. Participating students must be interviewed and approved by the instructor at least one semester prior to enrolling in the course. (May be repeated once for credit with change of focus.)

DAN 4510. Advanced Dance Studies I (2). Prerequisite: DAN 2103, DAN 2203, DAN 2303, DAN 2403, or by permission of instructor. This course continues dance technique studies from DAN 2103 Ballet III, DAN 2203 Jazz III, DAN 2303 Modern III, and DAN 2403 Tap III. May be repeated for credit.

DAN 4520. Advanced Dance Studies II (2). Prerequisite: DAN 2103, DAN 2203, DAN 2303, DAN 2403, or by permission of instructor. This course continues dance technique studies from DAN 2103 Ballet III, DAN 2203 Jazz III, DAN 2303 Modern III, and DAN 2403 Tap III. May be repeated for credit.

DAN 4910. Dance Internship (1-3). A sponsored internship for qualifying students in one of the following areas: (1) Technical Internship; (2) Performance Internship; (3) Production Internship. A student is accepted as a Dance intern upon approval of the application by the Director of the Belmont Dance program in conjunction with the participating Dance organization.