NOTICE: Course descriptions reflected on this page are for Fall 2020, if you are looking for course information for a prior semester please view our 2019-2020 Catalog

Dance (DAN)

DAN 101(3) New Fall 2020

Introduction to Dance

An introduction to the study of dance as an art form and its relation to other art forms. Discover how the cultural and historical aspects of dance relate to key pioneers of the field. Movement classes will include fundamentals of movement, elements of rhythm and spatial awareness, simple composition, and improvisational dance studies. Three lecture

DAN 110 (3)

Ballet I 

Basic ballet techniques and appreciation of ballet as a form of artistic expression. Three lecture. May be taken for S/U credit with instructor approval.


DAN 157 (1)

Bollywood Cardio Workout

This dance-inspired workout achieves a cardiovascular component due to the expansive movements of Bhangra folk dance steps from the Punjab region of NW India.  Includes choreography form Hindi Bollywood movies.  One lecture.


DAN 201 (3)

Dance History 

History of dance from the ancient world to the present including cultural dance, performance dance and social dance. General Education: Arts/Humanities, Special Requirements: Ethnic/Race/Gender Awareness, Contemporary Global/International Awareness or Historical Awareness. Three lecture. 


DAN 211 (3)

Ballet II 

Ballet techniques for the student with previous ballet experience. Prerequisite: DAN 110 or DAN 1101 or Consent of Instructor. Two lecture; two lab. May be taken for S/U credit with instructor approval.


DAN 212 (3)

Ballet III

Advanced ballet technique.  Prerequisite:  *DAN 211 or consent of instructor.  Two lecture.  Two lab.  May be taken for S/U credit with instructor approval. 


DAN 217 (3)

Ballet IV

A study of Classical Ballet incorporating techniques from the Royal Academy of Dance Advanced level.  Prerequisites:  *DAN 212 or DAN 2121 or Consent of Instructor.  Two lecture, two lab. May be taken for S/U credit with instructor approval.  


DAN 198/298 (1-6)

Special Topics

Designed to meet the needs of an individual(s) who has an interest in pursuing an original topic in an instructional area under faculty supervision.