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 102 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 104 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 16 credits

DANC 105 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 16 credits

DANC 106 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 8 credits

DANC 107 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 8 credits

DANC 108 Dance Improvisation I 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 8 credits

DANC 109 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 8 credits

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 115 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 116 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 117 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 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 135 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 204 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 16 credits
Prerequisites: DANC 104 [Min Grade: D]

DANC 205 Modern Dance Technique II 2.0 Credits

Covers advanced modern dance vocabulary including stretching and strengthening exercises, alignment, movement phrases and performance quality.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 7 times for 16 credits
Prerequisites: DANC 105 [Min Grade: D]

DANC 206 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 8 credits
Prerequisites: DANC 106 [Min Grade: D]

DANC 207 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 107 [Min Grade: D]

DANC 208 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 108 [Min Grade: D]

DANC 209 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 109 [Min Grade: D]

DANC 215 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 216 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 221 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 222 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 225 Dance Repertory 2.0 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 235 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 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 304 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 204 [Min Grade: D]

DANC 305 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 205 [Min Grade: D]

DANC 306 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 3 times for 8 credits
Prerequisites: DANC 206 [Min Grade: D]

DANC 315 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 316 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 335 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 9 credits
Prerequisites: DANC 235 [Min Grade: D]

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 415 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
Prerequisites: (DANC 215 [Min Grade: D])

DANC 416 Survey of Somatic Practices 3.0 Credits

This course investigates a range of integrative mind/body practices for physical well-being and optimal performance.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: DANC 316 [Min Grade: D] and DANC 117 [Min Grade: D]

DANC 481 Senior Seminar in Dance 1.0 Credit

Senior Seminar prepares graduating Dance students for a successful transition after graduation and provide strategies to contribute to the field of dance. This course will also prepare students for a culminating senior project experience.

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

DANC 491 Senior Project in Dance 1.0 Credit

Senior Project is the capstone course for Dance Majors in which the student presents a project in one of three areas: a presentation, scholarly research paper, or a major performance. The students will be required to utilize the skills, techniques, and concepts that they learned prior to their senior year in Drexel's Dance Program and present a project that reflects the students’ strength, concentration, and passion.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 2 times for 3 credits
Prerequisites: DANC 481 [Min Grade: D]

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

DANC I199 Independent Study in DANC 0.0-12.0 Credits

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consultation with a designated instructor.

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

DANC I299 Independent Study in DANC 0.0-12.0 Credits

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consultation with a designated instructor.

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

DANC I399 Independent Study in DANC 0.0-12.0 Credits

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consultation with a designated instructor.

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

DANC I499 Independent Study in DANC 0.0-12.0 Credits

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consultation with a designated instructor.

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

DANC T180 Special Topics in Dance 0.0-12.0 Credits

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

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

DANC T280 Special Topics in Dance 0.0-12.0 Credits

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.\.

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

DANC T380 Special Topics in Dance 0.5-3.0 Credits

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

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

DANC T480 Special Topics in Dance 0.5-3.0 Credits

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

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

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