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Dance

College of the Arts

CSULB ballet preparations

Dance - Upper Division DANC Courses

UPPER DIVISION

312. Modern Technique III (3)

Prerequisites: Dance major or minor or placement screening.
For undergraduate dance majors in the intermediate/advanced skill of modern dance techniques.
Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to a maximum of 12 units in different semesters. (6 studio hours)

313. Modern Dance Workshop (1-3)

Prerequisites: Dance major or minor or consent of instructor.
Exploration of the techniques of modern dance.
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 units in different semesters. (2-6 studio hours).

314. Ballet Technique III (3)

Prerequisites: Dance Major or Minor, and placement screening.
Advanced/intermediate skill in ballet technique.
Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated for a maximum of 12 units in different semesters. (6 studio hours)

315. Ballet Workshop (1-3)

Prerequisites: Dance major and minor or consent of instructor.
Exploration of the techniques of ballet.
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 units in different semesters. (2-6 studio hours)

316. Advanced Jazz (2)

Prerequisites: DANC 216 or consent of instructor.
Advanced theory and practice of jazz technique.
May be repeated to a maximum of 8 units. (4 studio hours)

317. Advanced Tap Technique (2)

Prerequisites: DANC 117 and 217 or consent of instructor.
Advanced skills in tap technique concentrating on rhythmic complexity, heightened tempos, improvisational work, and contemporary tap styles.
May be repeated to a maximum of 8 units in different semesters. (4 studio hours)

319. Dance Laboratory (1-3)

Participation in dance technique projects. Consent of instructor.
Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to a maximum of 8 units. (2 studio hours per unit.)

320. Dance Composition II (3)

Prerequisite: DANC 220.
Development of theme and style in small group studies.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture 1 hour, 4 studio hours)

321. Directed Choreography (1-3)

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor.
Independent choreographic projects finalized in a performance venue under supervision of a faculty member.
Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units in different semesters. (2-6 studio hours)

342. Dance in a Cultural Perspective (3)

Development of dance from Aboriginal to 20th Century.
Letter grade only (A-F). (3 hours lecture)

350. Dance Notation I (3)

Prerequisite: DANC 131.
Theory and practice of notating movement through Labanotation.
Letter grade only (A-F).

360. Prevention and Care of Dance Injuries (3)

Prerequisite: DANC 260 or consent of instructor.
Study principles to help dancerunderstand, prevent and recover from common dance injuries. Assessment and development of muscular strength/endurance, flexibility, cardiovascular endurance, body composition/nutrition and proprioception as they relate to common injuries and improved dance performance.
Letter grade only (A-F). (2 hours lec., 2 hours lab)

362. Pilates II (2)

Prerequisites: DANC 262 or consent of instructor.
Intermediate-advanced level. Pilates-based conditioning program which employs a series of exercises designed to enhance dance performance and prevent injury, utilizing apparatus based on designs of Joseph Pilates, exercise balls, free weights and body for resistance.
Letter grade only (A-F). (4 studio hours)

373I. Nonverbal Communication: Interaction of Mind and Body (3)

Prerequisites: Completion of GE Foundation requirements, completion of one or more Exploration course(s), and upper division status.
History and theories of the development of mind/body integration. Enhancement of personal and interpersonal relations through lectures, discussion, films and movement experiences. Analysis and synthesis of the interdependence of the psychological and physical processes in nonverbal communication.
Same course as ED P 373I. Not open for credit to students with credit in ED P 373I.

380A,B. Dance Performance (1,1)

Prerequisite: Open to Dance Majors and Minors only.
Participation as a performer and/or choreographer in Dance Department productions. Concert participation is by audition only.
A combination of 380A,B and 480A,B may be repeated to a maximum of 8 units. (3 or more studio hours)

381A. Dance Production Technical (1)

Prerequisites: Open to dance majors and minors.
Technical production participation in Dance Department sponsored productions.
A combination of 381A,B and 481A,B. Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated for a total of 8 units in different semesters. (3 studio hours per unit)

381B. Dance Production Technical (1)

Prerequisites: Open to dance majors and minors.
Technical production participation in Dance Department sponsored productions.
A combination of 381A,B and 481A,B. Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated for a total of 8 units in different semesters (3 studio hours per unit)

412. Modern Technique IV (3)

Prerequisites: Dance Major or Minor, and placement screening.
Advanced skill in modern dance technique.
Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to a maximum of 12 units. (6 studio hours)

414. Ballet Technique IV (3)

Prerequisites: Dance Major or Minor, and placement screening.
Advanced skills in the techniques of ballet.
Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to a maximum of 12 units in different semesters. (6 studio hours).

416. Ballet Variations (2)

Prerequisites: DANC 254 or consent of instructor.
The interpretation and analysis of style, technique, musicality, content, and phrasing in classical and modern ballet variations.
May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units in different semesters (1 hour discussion, 2 studio hours)

420. Advanced Composition (3)

Prerequisite: DANC 320 or consent of instructor.
Approaches to the development of choreographic materials of extended structure and content.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture 1 hour, 4 studio hours)

426. Intermediate/Advanced Ballet Pointe (1)

Prerequisites: DANC 214 of consent of instructor.
Intermediate skill development in ballet pointe technique.
May be repeated for a maximum of 4 units in different semesters. (2 studio hours)

435I. Dance in Film (3)

Prerequisites: Completion of GE Foundation requirements and one or more Exploration course(s), and upper division status.
Examination of the relationship between dance and film; study of historical and theoretical connections placed in both aesthetic and cultural contexts.

442. Traditions in Ballet and Modern Dance (3)

Development of Ballet and Modern dance from the 20th Century to present.
Letter grade only (A-F). (2 hours lecture, 2 hours studio)

445. Movement Analysis (3)

Prerequisites: Open to Dance Majors and Minors only.
Study of the principles underlying movement and their application to all areas of movement study.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture 2 hours, 2 studio hours)

470. Dance Pedagogy (3)

Prerequisites: DANC 312, or consent of instructor.
Methods of teaching dance technique for studios, recreation departments, companies, secondary schools, colleges, and universities. Emphasis on teaching teenagers and adult beginners.
Letter grade only (A-F). (2 hours lecture, 2 hours studio)

475. Dance for Children (3)

Prerequisites: DANC 120, 312, or consent of instructor.
Practical experience in teaching creative dance to children. Includes improvisational approaches to teaching elements of dance, exploration and practical implementation of teaching and learning theories, and incorporation of the California Visual and Arts dance standards into elementary school curriculum.
Letter grade only (A-F). (2 hours lecture, 2 hours studio)

480A,B. Dance Performance (1,1)

Prerequisite: Open to Dance Majors and Minors only.
Participation as a performer and/or choreographer in Dance Department approved University-sponsored production. Most concert participation is by audition only.
A combination of 380A,B and 480A,B. May be repeated to a total of 8 units. (3 or more studio hours)

481A. Dance Production-Technical (1)

Prerequisites: Open to dance majors or minors.
Technical participation in Dance Department-sponsored productions.
Letter grade only (A-F). A combination of 381A,B and 481A,B may be repeated for a total of 8 units in different semesters. (3 studio hours per unit)

481B. Dance Production-Technical (1)

Prerequisites: Open to dance majors or minors.
Technical participation in Dance Department-sponsored productions.
Letter grade only (A-F). A combination of 381A,B and 481A,B may be repeated for a total of 8 units in different semesters. (3 studio hours per unit)

488. Organization of Dance Production (3)

Prerequisite or Corequisite: DANC 312.
Analysis and practice in the production elements of dance concerts. Course is coordinated with a department concert.
Letter grade only (A-F).

490. Special Topics in Dance (1-3)

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Topics of current interest in the field of dance selected for special presentation and development.
Topics will be announced in the Schedule of Classes. May be repeated to a maximum of 12 units with different topics, or consent of department chair.

491A. Design for Dance Lighting (3)

Prerequisites: Upper division status or consent of instructor.
Techniques of designing lighting for dance. Practical applications include designing and executing lighting for dance for concerts in various settings.
Letter grade only (A-F). (6 studio hours)

491B. Design for Dance Costuming (3)

Prerequisites: Upper division status or consent of instructor.
Designing and constructing costumes for dance.
(6 studio hours)

495. Repertory (1-3)

Prerequisite: Audition.
Students learn and perform works of distinguished choreographers. Leads to concert performance.
May be repeated to a maximum of 18 units provided it is with a different instructor each time. (2-6 studio hours)

498. Senior Seminar in Dance (2)

Prerequisites: DANC 312, 314, 442. Corequisites: DANC 470 or 475.
Culmination of undergraduate study resulting in individual projects that vary according to artistic, intellectual, and career goals.
Letter grade only (A-F). (1 hour seminar, 2 hours activity)

499. Directed Studies in Dance (1-3)

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Independent projects and research of advanced nature in any area of dance.
Letter grade only (A-F). Course may be repeated for a maximum of 12 units in different semesters. (2-6 studio hours)

GRADUATE LEVEL

505. Dance Pedagogy (3)

Prerequisite: Acceptance into MFA program or consent of advisor.
Discussion specific to the teaching of dance in preparation for teaching in secondary and post-secondary education.
Letter grade only (A-F). (2 hours lecture, 2 hours studio)

510A,B,C. Technique Laboratory (1-3, 1-3, 1-3)

MFA Choreography option students are required to take a technique class each semester. By registering for DANC 510, each will be assigned to an appropriate level technique class. Additional work will be required as appropriate to a graduate level course.
May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units. (2-6 studio hours)

512. Advanced Modern Technique (3)

Prerequisites: Placement screening.
For graduate dance majors in the advanced skill of modern dance techniques.
Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to a maximum of 18 units. (6 studio hours)

514. Advanced Ballet Technique (3)

Graduate level skills in ballet technique.
Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to a maximum of 12 units. (4 studio hours)

520A. Choreography A (3)

Prerequisite: Admission into the MFA degree program.
Will center on development of advanced approached to choreographic materials and techniques. It will emphasize outlining of artistic ideas in written form before physical realization, and will emphasize composing and shaping chorography based on clearly stated concepts.
Letter grade only (A-F). (4 hours activity; 1 hour discussion)

520B. Choreography B (3)

Prerequisite: Admission into the MFA program for dance.
Methods and practice of developing choreography utilizing music/composers as the basis for compositional exploration.
Letter grade only (A-F). (4 hours activity; 1 hour discussion)

520C. Choreography C (3)

Prerequisite: Admission into the M.F.A. program.
Advanced study of choreographic methods concentrating on development of choreography inspired by, and relating to, other art forms. Compositional studies geared to traditional theatrical venues and alternate performing venues will be explored.
Letter grade only (A-F). (4 hours activity; 1 hour discussion).

520D. Choreography D (3)

Prerequisite: Admission into the M.F.A. program.
Concentrates on development of dance choreography designed for presentation through video, and video used as an integrated/supporting form in live performance. Emphasizes skills and techniques in the exploration of dance documentation and the shooting and editing of digital video.
Letter grade only (A-F). (4 hours activity; 1 hour discussion).

521. Dance Composition III (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to the MA degree program in Dance.
Methods and practice of developing choreography as related to the high school and community college setting.
Letter grade only (A-F). (1 hour lec., 4 hours lab)

522. Composition IV (3)

Prerequisite: Admission into the MA degree program.
Methods and practice in developing more advanced choreographic studies related to a high school or community college setting.
Letter grade only (A-F). (4 studio hours; 1 lecture hour).

565. Dance Science as Related to Teaching Technique (3)

Prerequisite: DANC 260 and 505, or consent of instructor.
Application of anatomical principles, scientific principles of training, and biomechanical principles to more effectively design and teach dance technique classes.
Letter grade only (A-F). (1 hour lec., 4 hours lab)

580A,B. Dance Performance (1)

Prerequisite: Audition.
Participation as a performer and/or choreographer in Dance Department approved University-sponsored production.
Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to a maximum of 2 units. (3 or more studio hours)

585A,B. Dance Performance (1)

Prerequisite: Audition.
Participation as a performer and/or choreographer in Dance Department approved University-sponsored production.
Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to a maximum of 2 units. (3 or more studio hours)

588. Seminar in Dance Management (2)

Techniques and practices in producing and promoting dance performances in fixed sites and in touring venues relevant to the production of MFA thesis concerts and to venues outside the University. For graduate students with prior experience in the field.
Letter grade only (A-F).

590. Special Topics (1-3)

Prerequisite: Acceptance into MFA program in dance.
Topics of current interest to graduate students in dance will be selected for intensive study.
Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units with different topics.

591A. Advanced Design for Dance Lighting (3)

Provides students with advanced work in design lighting for dance, and offers the in-depth technical knowledge and practical experience necessary to the execution of complete lighting plots.
Letter grade only (A-F). (6 studio hours)

591B. Advanced Design for Dance Costuming (3)

Provides graduate students with advanced coursework in designing costumes for dance, and with skills necessary to execute the designs.
Letter grade only (A-F). (6 studio hours)

592. Special Topics (1-3)

Prerequisite: Acceptance into MFA program in dance.
Topics of current interest to graduate students in dance will be selected for intensive study.
Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units with different topics. (2-6 studio hours)

595. Repertory (1-3)

Prerequisite: Audition.
For graduate dance majors to learn more advanced works from the repertoire of noted choreographers or to have new works created on the students by distinguished choreographers.
Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units. (2-6 studio hours)

597. Criticism and Analysis of Dance (3)

Prerequisite: Acceptance into the graduate degree programs in dance.
Seminar introducing students to aesthetic and critical discourses within dance studies. Readings in dance criticism, aesthetics, and theory will be discussed in relationship to contemporary and historical dance works. Requires extensive viewing of and writing about choreographic works.
Letter grade only (A-F).

599. Directed Studies (1-3)

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Individual research or project under the guidance of a faculty member.
May be repeated to a maximum of 12 units in different semesters. (2-6 studio hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

605. Seminar in Dance (1-3)

Prerequisites: Acceptance into the MA or MFA in Dance.
Will be conducted as a seminar. Literature, including research appropriate to the particular topic of the course, will be examined and discussed.
Letter grade only (A-F).

642. Seminar in Dance History (3)

Intensive study of selected topics in the History of Dance.
Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to a maximum of 9 units with different topics.

693. Teaching Internship (1-3)

Prerequisite: Acceptance into the M.F.A. program in Dance.
Opportunity to work with full-time Dance faculty member in course preparation and instruction in one area of dance theory.
Letter grade only (A-F).

698. Thesis/Project (1-6)

Prerequisite: Advancement to candidacy.
Planning, preparation, and completion of a thesis/project in dance for the M.A. degree.
Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units.

699. Thesis/Project (1-6)

Prerequisite: Advancement to Candidacy.
Planning, preparation, and completion of thesis/project in dance for the M.F.A. degree.
Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units in the same semester.