Course Descriptions

Dance Courses

Faculty

Associate Professor: Lynn Deering

 

Course Descriptions

DAN 100 Performance Practicum (0-2-1). Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in one PES or DAN dance activity course and permission of instructor. This is an introduction to the performance techniques of live dance production. Learning, rehearsing, and performing a contemporary dance work in an informal and/or formal setting. Return to top

DAN 140 Modern Dance I (0-2-1). This is an introduction to the fundamental theories and skills of modern dance. It may be repeated for up to 4 hours. Return to top

DAN 141 Modern Dance II (0-4-2). This is the continued study of the fundamental theories and skills of modern dance. It may be repeated for up to 8 hoursReturn to top

DAN 146 Jazz Dance I (0-2-1). This is an introduction to the fundamental theories and skills of jazz dance. It may be repeated for up to 4 hours. Return to top

DAN 147 Tap Dance I (0-2-1). This is an introduction to the skills, rhythms, and stylization of tap dance. Return to top

DAN 148 Tap Dance II (0-2-1). This course is expanding on previous techniques of Tap Dance I with emphasis on complex phasing. Return to top

DAN 150 Ballet I (0-2-1). This is an introduction to the fundamental theories and skills of classical ballet. It may be repeated for up to 4 hours. Return to top

DAN 151 Ballet II (0-4-2). This is the continued study of the fundamental theories and skills of classical ballet. It may be repeated for up to 8 hours. Return to top

DAN 154 African Dance (0-2-1). This course focuses on performance, understanding, and enjoyment of West African traditional dance in order to develop a fundamental awareness and appreciation of it as an art form and its social and cultural contributions to society. Return to top

DAN 156 Traditional Social Dance I (0-2-1). This is an introduction to the basic steps of various social dances, including the fox trot, waltz, jitterbug, polka, and cha-cha. Return to top

DAN 157 Traditional Social Dance II (0-2-1). This course is the continued study of various social dances, including the fox trot, waltz, jitterbug, polka, cha-cha, and tango. Return to top

DAN 201 Introduction to Dance (3-0-3). Survey course exploring the diverse aesthetic, multicultural, and historical aspects of Western dance, including theater, social, and ethnic forms. Return to top

DAN 211 Dance History (3-0-3). This course is the study of the history of dance and its relationship to the arts and society from the 16th century to the present. Return to top

DAN 212H The Pleasure, Power, and Art of Movement (3-0-3). This is a survey course exploring the diverse aesthetic, multi-cultural, and historical aspects of western culture’s dance forms and their relationship to non-western cultures. Through readings, lectures, viewing of dance, and participation in dance styles, an understanding of dance in present society will be developed, as well as a global viewpoint of how dance fits into the contemporary world. Return to top

DAN 240 Modern Dance III (0-4-2). Prerequisite: PES 141 or permission of instructor. This course involves further study of modern dance theory and skill with emphasis on increasing physical competence and understanding of underlying theory. May be repeated for up to 9 hours. Return to top

DAN 250 Ballet III (0-2-1). Prerequisite: PES 151 or permission of instructor. This course involves further study of the theory and skills of classical ballet, with emphasis on increasing physical competence and understanding of underlying theory. May be repeated for up to 8 hours. Return to top

DAN 300 Modern Dance Repertory (0-6-3). This class covers techniques, improvisation, choreography, and production experience leading to public performance. Audition is required for entry.Return to top

DAN 301 Dance Composition I (0-4-2). This is the Sstudy and exploration of the elements of dance composition, including rhythm, time, space, gesture, and sources of composition material. Return to top

DAN 302 Dance Composition II (0-4-2). Prerequisite: DAN 301. This course explores the creative process and compositional elements of designing a choreographic work beyond the solo. Student will take the choreographic tools from previous levels of dance composition and apply them to the solo and group work. Return to top

DAN 340 Modern Dance IV (0-4-2). Prerequisite: DAN 240 or permission of instructor. This course involves advanced contemporary dance technique expanding upon previously learned modern training to develop advanced movement phrases, integrated body patterning, and sensitivity to the body as an expressive instrument. Return to top

DAN 350 Ballet IV (0-4-2). Prerequisite: DAN 250 or permission of instructor. This course covers advanced ballet technique expanding upon previously learned ballet training to develop articulate execution of complex classical ballet vocabulary and refined presentational skills. Return to top

DAN 473 Contemporary Dance Technique (0-2-1).This is an intermediate/advanced level or above of previous contemporary dance training. It involves continuing study of the techniques of contemporary dance; designed for the professional or post-graduate dancer interested in maintaining a dance training program. It consists of warm-up, floor and centerwork, and complex combinations emphasizing integrated body patterning and rhythmic clarity with a diverse qualitative sensibility. Return to top

DAN 480 Practicum in Dance (0-2-1). Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. This course is a structured, supervised field experience designed to provide an extended, practical experience in a selected dance setting; it is designed and executed by the student in consultation with a member of the faculty. Return to top

DAN 496 Independent Study (Hour as Arranged). Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.This is a faculty supervised independent study in an area of the student's interest. Return to top

DAN 499 Dance Seminar (0-2-1). This course involves intensive study in topics of importance for contemporary dancers including creative process, world dance forms, guest artist residency activities, and body work issues. It may be taken for credit more than once, but no single topic may be repeated. Topics appear in course schedule. Return to top

Return to top

 

engaged learning

Mailing Address
Office of Undergraduate Studies
Cleveland State University
2121 Euclid Avenue, MC 107A
Cleveland, OH 44115-2214
This site contains files that require the free Adobe Reader to view.