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Dance

Professors: Deborah Jones, Sharon Oberst, Darryl Thomas

 

Mission

Provides a comprehensive higher education experience, which emphasizes the integration of dance with music, visual arts and theatre within the Creative Arts division. The program offers close student and faculty interaction; interdisciplinary teaching; research and creative opportunities; and internships with public and private organizations.

 

Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the body structure and how it functions expressively in time and space at an intermediate/advanced level.
  2. Possess a broad knowledge of dance literature and choreography including written texts and repertory.
  3. Function in a variety of artistic roles through the presentation of public performances.

Dance major (72 credits)

Modern Dance Technique chosen from: (12)

D 180, 181, 182 Beginning Modern Dance

D 280, 281, 282 Intermediate Modern Dance

D 360, 361, 362 Intermediate Modern Dance

D 370, 371, 372 Intermediate Modern Dance

D 380, 381, 382 Advanced Modern Dance

Ballet Technique chosen from: (6)

D 185, 186, 187 Beginning Ballet

D 285, 286, 287 Intermediate Ballet

D 363, 364, 365 Intermediate Ballet

D 373, 374, 375 Intermediate Ballet

Elective technique courses from Modern, Ballet, Jazz, Tap, World Dance or Hip Hop (6)

D260 Improvisation (1)

D330 Rhythmic Awareness (3)

D351 Dance Composition I (3)

D352 Dance Composition II (3)

D399 Dance Theatre (1-3)

D405 Senior Project (2)

D450 Dance Repertory (3)

D455 Group Choreography (3)

Choose two: (6)

D310 Women in Dance (3)

D357 Dance in Musical Theatre (3)

D453 Ballet History (3)

D454 Evolution of Modern Dance (3)

Choose from: (17)

D300 Human Movement Notation (3)

D390 Kinesiology for Dancers (3)

D400 Internship (1-6)

D406 Independent Studies (1-3)

D407 Seminar (1-15)

D450 Repertory Company (1-3)

D451 Dance Production (3)

D460 Dance and Technology (3)

D491 Creative Dance for Children (3)

D494 Dance Pedagogy (3)

D496 Creativity (3)

Electives in the Allied Arts (6)

 

Choose six hours from any of the other creative arts areas (Music, Art, Theatre)

 

Note: All dance majors are required to take D 251 Intro to Dance to meet the LACC requirement in creative arts which is not counted in the 72 hours of the major.

 

Dance minor (33 credits)

D180, 181, 182 Beginning Modern Dance (3)

D280, 281, 282 Intermediate Modern Dance (6)

D260 Improvisation (1)

D351 Dance Composition I (3)

D352 Dance Composition II (3)

D455 Group Choreography (3)

 

Choose one: (3)

D453 Ballet History

D454 Evolution of Modern Dance

Choose elective technique courses: (6)

Beginning Modern, Ballet, Jazz, Tap, World Dance or Hip Hop

Intermediate Modern, Ballet, Jazz or Advanced Modern

Electives in Dance (5) 3 hours must be upper-division

 

 

 

 

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Office of the Registrar ph: 503-838-8327; fax: 503-838-9696 | or e-mail: registrar@wou.edu

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