Dance Option

Dance
 
The undergraduate Dance program offers a 4-year focus in contemporary dance, incorporating the fundamentals of classical dance with a wide range of current approaches and styles.
 
Annual dance concerts provide multiple opportunities to perform in a variety of works, from student-choreographed to Guest Artist created. Participation in the regional American College Dance Association (ACDA), gives students the opportunity to take workshops and share their performances with a wider audience.
 

Undergraduate Program - Option in Dance (53 units)


Lower Division Required Courses (8 units)


Take all of the following courses:

  • TA 1300 - Production Participation (1-2) (1 unit)
  • TA 1320 - Introduction to Lighting and Sound (2)
  • TA 2430 - Vocal Techniques for the Stage (3)
  • DANC 2700 - Choreography I (2)

Upper Division Required Courses (18 units)


  • DANC 3500 - Contemporary African Dance (3)
  • DANC 3700 - Choreography II (3)
  • TA 3900 - Performance Research and Writing (3)
  • DANC 4210 - Embodied Histories: Dance in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Century (3)
  • DANC 4400 - Theory and Analysis of Dance (3)
  • DANC 4770 - Moving Cultures: World Dance (3)

Dance Option students are required to take one full year of Ballet (4 units)


Students will be placed into the appropriate level upon entrance to the program

  • Take 4 units of the following repeatable courses:

  • DANC 1000 - Beginning Ballet (2)
  • DANC 2000 - Intermediate Ballet (2)

Dance Option students are required to take a minimum of 8 units of Contemporary dance.


(6 units must be in upper division DANC 3400)

Students will be placed into the appropriate level upon entrance to the program

  • Take 12 units of the following repeatable courses:

  • DANC 1400 - Contemporary Dance (2)
  • DANC 2400 - Intermediate Contemporary Dance (2)
  • DANC 3400 - Advanced Contemporary Dance (3)

Participation


Take 6 units from the following courses:

  • DANC 4100 - Performance Participation (1-2) Also listed as 
  • TA 4100 - Performance Participation (1-2)
  • TA 3000 - Production Participation (1-2) 

Dance option students will fulfill three upper division department production participations. This requirement is met through performance in a department production or by special assignment approved by the faculty. These assignments are validated with registration in DANC 4100 or TA 3000.

Electives in Dance (8 units)


(Select 8 units from the following courses.  2 units must be in Upper Division coursework.)

  • DANC 1200 - Beginning Jazz Dance (2)
  • DANC 1600 - Beginning Tap Dance (1)
  • DANC 2000 - Intermediate Ballet (2)
  • DANC 2200 - Intermediate Jazz Dance (2)
  • DANC 2540L - Special Topics in Dance (1-3)
  • DANC 2540P - Special Topics in Dance (1-3)
  • DANC 2560 - Salsa and Contemporary Latin American Dance Practices (1)
  • DANC 2700 - Choreography I (2)
  • DANC 3000 - Advanced Ballet (1)
  • DANC 3200 - Advanced Jazz Dance (2)
  • DANC 3500 - Contemporary African Dance (3)
  • DANC 3700 - Choreography II (3)
  • DANC 4000 - Creative Dance in the Elementary Classroom (3)
  • DANC 4010 - Dance Techniques and Creativity in Elementary Education (3)
  • DANC 4100 - Performance Participation (1-2)
  • DANC 4350 - Dance Movement and Identity (3)
  • DANC 4540L - Special Topics in Dance (1-3)
  • DANC 4540P - Special Topics in Dance (1-3)
  • DANC 4600 - Contact Improvisation (3)
  • DANC 4700 - Experimental Dance (3)
  • DANC 4780 - Choreography for Camera (2)
  • TA 1300 - Production Participation (1-2)
  • TA 1310 - Stagecraft - Scenery and Properties (2)
  • TA 1330 - Introduction to Costumes and Makeup (2)
  • TA 1410 - Acting I (3)
  • TA 3000 - Production Participation (1-2)
  • TA 3390 - Stage Management (3)
  • TA 3480 - Viewpoints (3)
  • TA 4260 - Costume Design (3)
  • TA 4340 - Lighting Design (3)
  • TA 4390 - Arts Management (3)
  • TA 4490 - Management Practicum (2)
  • TA 4500 - Design Practicum (1-2)
  • TA 4540L - Selected Topics in Theatre Arts (1-3)
  • TA 4540P - Selected Topics in Theatre Arts (1-3)
  • TA 4810 - Devised Theatre (3)
  • TA 4890 - Advanced Creative Workshop (1-2)