DANC-Dance

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DANC 1112. Tap I.2 Credit Hours.

(Crosslisted with MTHR 1112) Prerequisite: permission of instructor. May be repeated; maximum credit four hours. A beginner class emphasizing tap fundamentals and terminology that includes weight change, proper placement and simple step patterns. The course concentrates on basic rhythms, counting, ear training and clarity of sound. (F, Sp)

DANC 1212. Ballet Technique I.2 Credit Hours.

May be repeated; maximum credit four hours. Practice of ballet technique at beginning level. This course does not count for major credit in the School of Dance. (F, Sp, Su)

DANC 1312. Modern Technique I.2 Credit Hours.

May be repeated; maximum credit four hours. Practice of modern dance technique at the beginning level. This course does not count for major credit in the School of Dance. (F, Sp, Su)

DANC 1411. Stage Makeup for the Dancer.1 Credit Hour.

To develop skill in the application of basic stage makeup for the dancer, including character analysis and traditional styles. (Irreg.)

DANC 1442. Jazz I.2 Credit Hours.

(Crosslisted with MTHR 1442) Prerequisite: permission of instructor. May be repeated; maximum credit four hours. A beginner class that provides the student with a comprehensive understanding of the technical fundamentals of jazz dance including basic rhythms, vocabulary and skills. Focus is aimed towards proper placement, strength and flexibility development. (F, Sp)

DANC 1713. Understanding Dance.3 Credit Hours.

A course in dance appreciation covering all aspects of various theatrical dance styles. (F, Sp) [IV-AF].

DANC 1813. Introduction to Non-Western Dance Forms.3 Credit Hours.

An abbreviated examination of the history, evolution, and significance of dance in three regions of the non-western world which possess very distinct dance cultures. (F, Sp) [IV-NW].

DANC 1911. Rehearsal and Production.1 Credit Hour.

Prerequisite: open to dance majors only. May be repeated; maximum credit four hours. Study, practice and participation in every phase of dance production work and management. Laboratory (F, Sp, Su)

DANC 2112. Tap II.2 Credit Hours.

(Crosslisted with MTHR 2112) Prerequisite: permission of instructor. May be repeated; maximum credit four hours. An advanced beginner class that maintains focus on proper placement and clarity of sound while introducing more complicated rhythms, step patterns and vocabulary. Counting and ear training continues as the student hones assimilation skills. Focus is placed on tap dynamics including accenting, shading and movement quality. A variety of styles will be introduced. (F, Sp)

DANC 2212. Ballet Technique II.2 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: permission of instructor. May be repeated; maximum credit eight hours. Continuation of 1212. (F, Sp, Su)

DANC 2214. Intermediate Ballet Technique.4 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Majors only; permission of instructor. May be repeated; maximum credit twelve hours. Class includes participation in a complete ballet barre and center including adagio, pirouettes, petit allegro and grande allegro. The emphasis will be on the practice and principles of the classical ballet vocabulary. Students will be expected to develop and demonstrate the ability to perform the movements with proper body alignment and a sense of artistic expression as well as improved skill and strength. (F, Sp, Su)

DANC 2241. Pointe Class.1 Credit Hour.

Prerequisites: Majors only; permission of instructor. Corequisite: must be enrolled in a ballet technique class. May be repeated; maximum credit 4 hours. Technique and practice on pointe to build strength and proficiency for ballet. (F, Sp)

DANC 2292. Ballet Company Apprentice.2 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Majors only; permission of instructor. May be repeated; maximum credit eight hours. A practical analysis and application of the original and classical ballet repertoire. (F, Sp, Su)

DANC 2312. Modern Technique II.2 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Majors only; permission of instructor. May be repeated; maximum credit eight hours. Continuation of 1312. (F, Sp)

DANC 2314. Intermediate Modern Technique.4 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Majors only; permission of instructor. May be repeated; maximum credit 16 hours. Intermediate modern dance technique emphasizing skill refinement, increased vocabulary, and performance capabilities, and preparation for a professional dance career. (F, Sp)

DANC 2321. Dance Improvisation.1 Credit Hour.

Prerequisite: majors only; permission of instructor. May be repeated; maximum credit four hours. An introduction to improvisation as a creative and choreographic tool. Students will develop the ability to comprehend, apply, and manipulate movement in order to craft creative impulses. Also explores how to convey concepts and meaning, informing and inspiring others through various methods of non-verbal communication. (F, Sp)

DANC 2392. Modern Company Apprentice.2 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Majors only; permission of instructor. May be repeated; maximum credit 10 hours. A practical analysis and application of the past and present choreographic dance works within the modern dance area. (F, Sp, Su)

DANC 2412. Pilates Body Conditioning.2 Credit Hours.

May be repeated; maximum credit eight hours. The philosophy of awareness in movement and a total body/mind workout based on the methods developed by Joseph Pilates over 75 years ago. This method is one of physical and mental conditioning designed to work every muscle in the body in an efficient and balanced manner. (F, Sp)

DANC 2442. Jazz II.2 Credit Hours.

(Crosslisted with MTHR 2442) Prerequisite: permission of instructor. May be repeated; maximum credit four hours. This advanced beginner class expands on the techniques learned in Jazz I with focus on cleanly executed technique, well connected movement quality, dynamics and increased strength and flexibility. A variety of jazz styles will be introduced. (F, Sp)

DANC 2512. Ballroom Dancing I.2 Credit Hours.

May be repeated; maximum credit eight hours. Instruction in traditional and popular social dances, as well as social skill and etiquette. Includes instruction in the basic ballroom dances of cha-cha, salsa, swing, tango, and waltz. Dancers take the basic skills and introduce new dances and rhythms with an added emphasis on dancing technique. (F, Sp)

DANC 2522. Ballroom Dancing II.2 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: 2512 or permission of instructor. May be repeated; maximum credit eight hours. Intermediate-level ballroom dancing which builds on the basic skills of the dancer and introduces new dances and rhythms with an added emphasis on dancing techniques. Includes instruction in the foxtrot, rumba, samba, and east and west coast swings. A brief review of basic skills is presented at the beginning of the semester. (F, Sp)

DANC 2552. Introduction to Flamenco.2 Credit Hours.

May be repeated; maximum credit eight hours. Class includes participation in elementary flamenco exercises. Students will be instructed in several aspects of the art of Flamenco, including footwork, arm movements, hand clapping, and choreography. Emphasis of class will be on practice, principles and vocabulary of flamenco dance. Students will be expected to perform with proper body alignment, an element of performance style and correct technical vocabulary and rhythms. (Irreg.)

DANC 2612. Belly Dance.2 Credit Hours.

May be repeated three times; maximum credit eight hours. A course on one of the forms of dance from the Middle East, belly dancing, as referred to in North America. The class will focus on learning the technique of the dance as well providing the history of the form. (F, Sp)

DANC 2632. Elements of Dance Composition.2 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Majors only; permission of instructor. Theoretical and practical experience with the principles of composition in the area of expressive movement. (Irreg.)

DANC 2712. Body Science for Dancers.2 Credit Hours.

An introduction to human anatomy and body mechanics through the study of skeletal alignment and movement efficiency in dance training, teaching and performance. This course is only open to Dance majors, and is intended to be taken during the second semester of the freshman year or the first semester of the sophomore year. (Irreg.)

DANC 2970. Special Topics.1-6 Credit Hours.

Special Topics. 1 to 3 hours. May be repeated; Maximum credit nine hours. Special topics course for content not currently offered in regularly scheduled courses. May include library and/or laboratory research, and field projects. (Irreg.)

DANC 3112. Tap III.2 Credit Hours.

(Crosslisted with MTHR 3112) Prerequisite: Majors only; DANC 2112 or MTHR 2112 or permission of instructor. May be repeated; maximum credit six hours. An intermediate class with focus placed on refinement of technical and assimilation skills while dramatically increasing tap vocabulary. Students focus on tap dynamics, performance quality, style variety and movement coordination while learning longer and more complicated step patterns. Tap improvisation is introduced. (Irreg.)

DANC 3214. Ballet Technique III.4 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Majors only; permission of instructor. May be repeated; maximum credit 32 hours. Continuation of 2212. (F, Sp, Su)

DANC 3262. Ballet Variations.2 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Majors only; permission of instructor. May be repeated; maximum credit four hours. The study and practice of solo variations in the professional ballet repertoire with emphasis on individual male and female techniques. (Alt. F)

DANC 3272. Performance Practices in Ballet.2 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Majors only; permission of instructor. An introduction to and participation in performance practices in character dance and pantomime in ballet training. Emphasis on the practice, principles and style of character dance and its function as an integral part of classical ballet repertory and the use of pantomime and acting techniques for dancers. Students learn character dance technique and choreography from the classical repertoire as well as practicing individual role development through character studies culminating in the use of pantomime vocabulary and expressive movement. (Irreg.)

DANC 3292. OU Ballet Company.2 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Majors only; permission of instructor. May be repeated; maximum credit 16 hours. Rehearsal and performance with the OU Ballet Company. Laboratory (F, Sp, Su)

DANC 3314. Modern Technique III.4 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Majors only; permission of instructor. May be repeated; maximum credit 32 hours. Continuation of 2312. (F, Sp, Su)

DANC 3392. Contemporary Dance Oklahoma.2 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Majors only; permission of instructor. May be repeated; maximum credit 16 hours. Rehearsal and performance with the Contemporary Dance Oklahoma. (F, Sp, Su)

DANC 3412. Pilates Equipment.2 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: 2412 and permission of the instructor. May be repeated; maximum credit eight hours. Using Pilates equipment, the class foundation is built on that developed by Joseph Pilates as a method of physical and mental conditioning to work every muscle in one's body in an efficient and balanced manner. The basis throughout the semester is that philosophy of awareness in movement and a total body/mind workout. (F, Sp)

DANC 3440. Mentored Research Experience.3 Credit Hours.

0 to 3 hours. Prerequisites: ENGL 1113 or equivalent, and permission of instructor. May be repeated; maximum credit 12 hours. For the inquisitive student to apply the scholarly processes of the discipline to a research or creative project under the mentorship of a faculty member. Student and instructor should complete an Undergraduate Research & Creative Projects (URCP) Mentoring Agreement and file it with the URCP office. Not for honors credit. (F, Sp, Su)

DANC 3442. Jazz III.2 Credit Hours.

(Crosslisted with MTHR 3442) Prerequisite: permission of instructor. May be repeated; maximum credit four hours. An intermediate class that moves at a heightened pace, this level expands on the techniques learned in Jazz II. Additional focus is placed on style variety, assimilation skills, and more advanced movement coordination and rhythms. (Irreg.)

DANC 3632. Dance Composition.2 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Majors only; permission of instructor. Theoretical and practical experience with the principles of composition in the area of expressive movement. (Irreg.)

DANC 3743. Dance History: Early Roots.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: junior standing or permission of instructor. A survey of the development of dance from pre-historic eras in western civilization through ancient cultures in Egypt, Greece and Rome. Investigations continue through Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque periods up to the evolution of Romantic ballet in the nineteenth century. (F) [IV-WC] .

DANC 3753. Dance History: Three Centuries of Development.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: junior standing or permission of instructor. From nineteenth-century Romanticism, this course traces the development of western theatrical dancing through the current season. (Sp) [IV-WC] .

DANC 3813. History of World Dance.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: junior standing or permission of instructor. An examination of the history, evolution and significance of dance in regions which possess very distinct dance cultures throughout the non-European world. (Irreg.) [IV-NW] .

DANC 3960. Honors Reading.1-3 Credit Hours.

1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: admission to Honors Program. May be repeated with change of subject; maximum credit six hours. Consists of either reading topics or independent study designated by the instructor in keeping with the student's major program. Covers materials not usually presented in the regular courses. (F, Sp, Su)

DANC 3970. Honors Seminar.1-3 Credit Hours.

1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: admission to Honors Program, junior or senior standing. May be repeated with change of subject; maximum credit six hours. The projects covered will vary. Deals with concepts not usually presented in regular coursework. (Irreg.)

DANC 3980. Honors Research.1-3 Credit Hours.

1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: admission to Honors Program. May be repeated with change of subject; maximum credit six hours. Provides an opportunity for the gifted Honors candidate to work at a special project in the student's field. (F, Sp, Su)

DANC 3990. Independent Study.1-3 Credit Hours.

1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: permission of instructor and junior standing. May be repeated once with change of content. Independent study may be arranged to study a subject not available through regular course offerings. (F, Sp, Su)

DANC G4022. Ballet Repertoire.2 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Majors only; permission of instructor. Research and analysis of some of the works of the basic classical repertoire insofar as story contents. Musical and choreographic approaches are used by renowned choreographers. (Irreg.)

DANC 4112. Tap IV.2 Credit Hours.

(Crosslisted with MTHR 4112) Prerequisite: 3112 or permission of instructor. May be repeated; maximum credit four hours. This advanced class furthers the tap dancer's vocabulary, refines technical skills, greatly increases assimilation ability and furthers the study of tap improvisation. (Irreg.)

DANC 4214. Ballet Technique IV.4 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Majors only; permission of instructor. May be repeated; maximum credit 32 hours. Continuation of 3214. (F, Sp)

DANC 4241. Pas de Deux.1 Credit Hour.

Prerequisite: Majors only; permission of instructor. May be repeated; maximum credit 2 hours. Basic techniques of partnering and being a partner in ballet performance. (Irreg.)

DANC 4314. Modern Technique IV.4 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: DANC 3314; Majors only; permission of instructor. May be repeated; maximum credit 32 hours. Continuation of 3314. (F, Sp, Su)

DANC 4442. Jazz IV.2 Credit Hours.

(Crosslisted with MTHR 4442) Prerequisite: permission of instructor. May be repeated; maximum credit four hours. An advanced class emphasizing strong technique and assimilation skills as well as the ability to adapt to any jazz style. Continued focus is placed on flexibility, strength, dynamics, and solid performance quality. (Irreg.)

DANC 4612. Ballet Choreography.2 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Majors only; permission of instructor. Study and practice in the principles of ballet composition, with emphasis on Romantic, Classical, Neoromantic and Neoclassical choreography. (Irreg.)

DANC 4723. Senior Capstone.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: permission of instructor. An advanced, individual project which demonstrates mastery of skills and knowledge in the student's area of interest. Taken in the senior year, the project will be selected under advisement, guided by the appropriate faculty member(s) and include required submission of a written component. [V] .

DANC G4812. Teaching of Ballet Technique.2 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: twelve hours of ballet or permission. Comprehensive study of the basic ballet exercises and body positions. Terminology and discussions on anatomy for the dancer. Experience in teaching of ballet. (Irreg.)

DANC G4821. Teaching Practicum - Ballet.1 Credit Hour.

Prerequisite: Majors only; DANC 4812. May be repeated; maximum credit three hours. Teaching children's ballet classes of various levels. Student will teach an average of twelve classes per semester, and meet with the supervising professor following observation of teaching assignments. (F, Sp)

DANC 4832. Methods in Teaching Dance.2 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Majors only; permission of instructor. Methods of teaching through the creative approach. Progressions in teaching dance studies and techniques. (Irreg.)

DANC G4851. Practical Experience in Teaching Modern Dance.1 Credit Hour.

Prerequisite: 4832. May be repeated; maximum credit three hours. Practical teaching experience in modern dance or creative dance for children. (F, Sp)

DANC 4910. Professional Practices.3-12 Credit Hours.

3 to 12 hours. Prerequisite: majors only; permission required. May be repeated; maximum credit 12 hours. Complete assignment(s) in a professional environment either performing, choreographing, teaching or in administrative work subsequent to OU admission. (F, Sp, Su)

DANC 4960. Directed Readings.1-4 Credit Hours.

1 to 4 hours. Prerequisite: good standing in University; permission of instructor and dean. May be repeated; maximum credit four hours. Designed for upper-division students who need opportunity to study a specific problem in greater depth than formal course content permits. (Irreg.)

DANC 4970. Special Topics/Seminar.1-3 Credit Hours.

1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: Senior standing or permission of instructor. May be repeated; maximum credit nine hours. Special topics or seminar course for content not currently offered in regularly scheduled courses. May include library and/or laboratory research and field projects. (Irreg.)

DANC 4990. Special Studies.1-6 Credit Hours.

1 to 6 hours. Prerequisite: permission. May be repeated with change of subject matter; maximum credit six hours. (F, Sp, Su)

DANC 5023. Introduction to Graduate Study in Dance.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: graduate standing. Developing research, organizational and refined skills for scholarly writing. Establishing a foundation to analyze existing materials in the dance field for purposes of debate and theory construction. Providing clarification of MFA in Dance expectations and defining a direction/program of study which will enrich knowledge within the discipline. (Irreg.)

DANC 5090. Graduate Special Studies.1-6 Credit Hours.

1 to 6 hours. Prerequisite: permission. May be repeated; maximum credit six hours. A special creative or research project course in any phase of dance adapted to the individual student. (F, Sp)

DANC 5224. Graduate Ballet Technique.4 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: twelve hours of ballet, permission. May be repeated; maximum credit 16 hours. Intensive study of dance techniques for proficiency in performance and teaching. (F, Sp, Su)

DANC 5292. Advanced Ballet Company Class.2 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: graduate standing, permission of adviser. Continued enrollment based on performance; maximum credit ten hours. A rehearsal situation which provides the special training required in performance. It is conducted in a practicum-laboratory situation aimed at the advanced graduate student. Laboratory (F, Sp)

DANC 5324. Graduate Modern Dance Technique.4 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: twelve hours of modern dance; permission of adviser. May be repeated; maximum credit 16 hours. Intensive practice of modern dance techniques for proficiency in performance and teaching. (F, Sp)

DANC 5392. Advanced Modern Dance Company Class.2 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: graduate standing, permission of adviser. Continued enrollment based on performance; maximum credit ten hours. A rehearsal situation which provides the special training required in performance. It is conducted in a practicum-laboratory situation aimed at the graduate student. Laboratory (F, Sp)

DANC 5613. Graduate Choreography.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: 3632 or 4612 or permission. Practical application of principles of choreography in original production projects. (F, Sp)

DANC 5743. Dance History: Early Roots.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: graduate standing or permission of instructor. A survey of the development of dance from pre-historic eras in western civilization through ancient cultures in Egypt, Greece and Rome. Investigations continue through Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque periods up to the evolution of Romantic ballet in the nineteenth century. Will have additional meeting times, research and written assignments. (F)

DANC 5753. Dance History: Three Centuries of Development.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: graduate standing or permission of instructor. Development of western theatrical dancing from nineteenth-century Romanticism through the current season. Will have additional meetings, research and written assignments. (Sp)

DANC 5812. Advanced Teaching of Dance.2 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: 4812 or 4832. Theory and practical application of dance pedagogy on different levels of proficiency. (Irreg.)

DANC 5900. Professional Semester.3-6 Credit Hours.

3 to 6 hours. Prerequisite: permission. May be repeated; maximum credit six hours. Complete assignment(s) in a professional environment either performing, choreographing, teaching or in administrative work.

DANC 5913. Graduate Project in Dance.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: permission. May be repeated with change of subject matter; maximum credit six hours. Study and practice in assuming full responsibility of a project in the area of dance. (F, Sp, Su)

DANC 5960. Directed Readings.1-3 Credit Hours.

1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: graduate standing and permission of department. May be repeated; maximum credit twelve hours. Directed readings and/or literature reviews under the direction of a faculty member. (F, Sp, Su)

DANC 5970. Special Topics/Seminar.1-3 Credit Hours.

1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: Graduate standing or permission of instructor. May be repeated; maximum credit nine hours. Special topics or seminar course for content not currently offered in regularly scheduled courses. May include library and/or laboratory research and field projects. (Irreg.)

DANC 5980. Research for Master's Thesis.2-9 Credit Hours.

Variable enrollment, two to nine hours; maximum credit applicable toward degree, four hours. (F, Sp, Su)

DANC 5990. Independent Study.1-3 Credit Hours.

1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor. May be repeated; maximum credit nine hours. Contracted independent study for a topic not currently offered in regularly scheduled courses. Independent study may include library and/or laboratory research and field projects. (Irreg.)