Dance

Courses

DANC 100 Survey of Dance Studies 3.0 Credits

This course will include lecture, reading assignments, writing assignments and self-reflection activities to introduce students to academic dance coursework in higher education.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

DANC 101 Introduction to Dance Studies 3.0 Credits

This course will include lecture, reading assignments, writing assignments and self-reflection activities to introduce potential part-time professional dance program participants to coursework in higher education.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

DANC 110 Movement for Actors 3.0 Credits

Employs specific exercises designed to increase the actor's ability to move freely and with expression and to appreciate the role of movement in the making of theater.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

DANC 120 Yoga 3.0 Credits

The physical and intellectual study of the ancient practice of yoga. Includes both physical practice and readings related to the discipline, as well as a survey of a variety of forms of the practice.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 3 times for 12 credits

DANC 131 Dance Practicum in Performance 1.0 Credit

Provides practical experience as a dancer in a Department of Performing Arts dance production. Includes helping with preperformance production, attending all rehearsals, and performing in the concerts. May be repeated for credit.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

DANC 132 Dance Practicum in Production 1.0 Credit

Provides practical experience in dance production, including participation in publicity, costume construction, lighting design, box office, and program production for a Drexel University Dance Ensemble concert. May be repeated for credit.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

DANC 133 Dance Practicum in Choreography 1.0 Credit

Covers the process of developing an idea into a finished dance through close work with the artistic director, including selecting dancers and music; teaching the movement; planning costumes, lighting, and sets; polishing the work; and presenting it to an audience during a Drexel University Dance Ensemble concert. May be repeated for credit.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

DANC 140 Ballet Technique I 2.0 Credits

Introduces ballet dance vocabulary including alignment, stretching and strengthening, line, flexibility and movement phrases.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 7 times for 14 credits

DANC 141 Ballet Technique II 2.0 Credits

Studio course in intermediate level ballet technique. Further develops students' alignment, line, muscular stamina, flexibility and movement vocabulary.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 7 times for 14 credits
Prerequisites: DANC 140 [Min Grade: D]

DANC 142 Ballet Dance Technique III 2.0 Credits

Studio course in advanced level ballet technique. Further develops students' alignment, line, muscular stamina, flexibility and movement vocabulary.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 7 times for 16 credits
Prerequisites: DANC 141 [Min Grade: D]

DANC 150 Modern Dance Technique I 2.0 Credits

Introduces modern dance vocabulary, including stretching and strengthening exercises, alignment, movement phrases, and basic locomotor skills. Includes performances and discussion.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 7 times for 14 credits

DANC 151 Modern Dance Technique II 2.0 Credits

Covers advanced modern dance vocabulary, including stretching and strengthening exercises, alignment, movement phrases and basic locomotor skills.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 7 times for 14 credits
Prerequisites: DANC 150 [Min Grade: D]

DANC 152 Modern Dance Technique III 2.0 Credits

This course covers advanced modern dance vocabulary, including stretching and strengthening exercises, alignment principles, movement phrases and increasingly complex locomotor skills.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 7 times for 16 credits
Prerequisites: DANC 151 [Min Grade: D]

DANC 160 Jazz Dance Technique I 2.0 Credits

Introduces jazz dance style, concentrating on body isolations, movement vocabulary and the development of movement phrases.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 3 times for 6 credits

DANC 161 Jazz Dance Technique II 2.0 Credits

Covers advanced jazz dance style, concentrating on body isolations, movement vocabulary, and the development of movement phrases, syncopation and flexibility.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 3 times for 6 credits
Prerequisites: DANC 160 [Min Grade: D]

DANC 162 Jazz Dance Technique III 2.0 Credits

This course covers advanced jazz dance styles for highly experienced students, concentrating on body isolations, movement vocabulary and the development of movement phrases, syncopation and flexibility.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 7 times for 16 credits
Prerequisites: DANC 161 [Min Grade: D]

DANC 170 Hip-Hop Dance Technique I 2.0 Credits

Introduces hip-hop dance technique, vocabulary, movement principles, muscle control, and body alignment. Includes appreciation for funk and hip-hop with historical and cultural contexts.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 3 times for 6 credits

DANC 171 Hip-Hop Dance Technique II 2.0 Credits

Advanced hip-hop dance technique, vocabulary, movement principles, muscle control, and body alignment. Includes appreciation for funk and hip-hop with historical and cultural contexts.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 3 times for 8 credits
Prerequisites: DANC 170 [Min Grade: D]

DANC 180 Dance Improvisation 2.0 Credits

A studio course in creative movement. Uses contact and structured improvisational problems, interaction between dances and the elements of time, space and force.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 3 times for 6 credits

DANC 181 Dance Improvisation II 2.0 Credits

A studio course in advanced creative movement. Uses improvisational problems and improvisational dance making to study momentum, speed, alignment, contact, sound, group work, and dramatic intention.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: DANC 180 [Min Grade: D]

DANC 190 African Dance Technique I 2.0 Credits

This studio course is designed to explore the aesthetic, movement, music and rituals found in African Dance forms.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 3 times for 6 credits

DANC 191 African Dance Technique II 2.0 Credits

This studio course is an advanced exploration of the aesthetic, movement, music and rituals found in African Dance forms. It builds on principles of African I and introduces more complex and physically demanding repertory.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 3 times for 8 credits
Prerequisites: DANC 190 [Min Grade: D]

DANC 201 [WI] Dance Appreciation 3.0 Credits

Teaches students to look at dance as an art form, emphasizing the ability to analyze and understand various dance styles. Includes films, readings, performances, and discussion. This is a writing intensive course.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

DANC 210 Introduction to Dance 3.0 Credits

A studio and classroom course. Examines the elements of dance through study and participation in classical, theatrical, and social forms. Includes readings, films, and discussion.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

DANC 220 History of Dance 3.0 Credits

Broadly surveys dance from ancient times to the present, including development of the European aesthetic. Examines the cultural significance of dance through the ages. Includes films, performances, and discussion.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

DANC 225 Dance Repertory 4.0 Credits

This course allows dancers to synthesize their technical abilities with their knowledge of dance history as they learn the works of major historical choreographers.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 2 times for 6 credits

DANC 230 Survey of Dance and Movement Therapy 3.0 Credits

This course investigates the use of dance as a diagnostic and therapeutic tool for psychological health and recovery.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

DANC 240 Dance Composition I 3.0 Credits

Explores the basic traditional forms of solo and group composition through improvisation, manipulation of movement phrases and critique.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

DANC 241 Dance Composition II 3.0 Credits

This course explores the advanced forms of solo or group choreography including narrative, abstract and musical interactions.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 2 times for 6 credits
Prerequisites: DANC 240 [Min Grade: D]

DANC 260 Injury Prevention for Dance 3.0 Credits

This course uses physical and intellectual exploration to create individual flexibility and injury prevention plans that meet the student's goals. It is particularly targeted to dancers who use their bodies intensively. Techniques for injury prevention and recovery are emphasized.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

DANC 261 Foundations of Somatic Theory and Practice 3.0 Credits

This course, for beginner through advanced, teaches you to maximize your potential for dance, sports, yoga, martial arts or any movement practice, through readings, exercises and assignments that build core strength, flexibility and efficient action.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

DANC 262 Dance and Fitness 3.0 Credits

This course explores areas of health and fitness that impact peak physical performance for dance and related activities. Topics will be covered through a combination of kinesthetic and academic approaches.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

DANC 310 [WI] Dance Aesthetics and Criticism 3.0 Credits

This course is designed to introduce students to the concepts of aesthetics which affect the ways in which dance in created, performed and viewed. Issues of dance criticism and how this pertains to aesthetic judgment will also be addressed. This is a writing intensive course.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

DANC 325 [WI] Twentieth Century Dance 3.0 Credits

Covers the history of Western theatrical dance from the beginning of the century to contemporary times. Emphasizes the development of modern dance in the United States. Includes films, performances, and discussion. This is a writing intensive course.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

DANC 330 Introduction to Laban Movement Analysis 3.0 Credits

This course introduces the principles of movement analysis by Rudolph Von Laban including an exploration of effort - shape, space and body as introduced by physical therapist Irmgard Bartenieff.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

DANC 340 Dance Pedagogy 3.0 Credits

This course explores the social and physical development of children as it relates to the teaching of dance. Develops a repertoire of techniques for teaching children and adults.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

DANC 355 Rhythmic Study for Dance 3.0 Credits

Covers rhythmic structures that can accompany dance, including sight reading and eurhythmics.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

DANC 360 Dance Kinesiology 3.0 Credits

This course will provide an introduction to the musculoskeletal system and basic health information. Students will gain an understanding of anatomy and kinesiology and will explore how these topics are related to dance, normal daily activities, injury prevention, and healthy lifestyle choices. The kinesiological concepts presented in this course will be applied using the context of dance movement.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

DANC 380 Special Topics in Dance 0.5-3.0 Credits

Covers selected topics in dance. May be repeated for credit if topics vary.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

DANC 495 Directed Studies in Dance 0.5-12.0 Credits

Offers supervised individual study of special subjects in dance. May be repeated for credit. Department permission required.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

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