Dance (DANC)

Dance (DANC)

DANC 1470  Transfer Coursework  (1-20 Credit Hours)  

Transfer Coursework.

DANC 1510  Dance Composition I  (3 Credit Hours)  

An introduction to dance composition with an emphasis on spatial design, sources of movement, viewing choreography, and the basic elements of space, time, shape, and motion.

DANC 1810  Tap Dance I  (2 Credit Hours)  

A beginning course in tap introducing basic rhythmic movement skills necessary for various tap styles.

DANC 1910  African Dance I  (2 Credit Hours)  

Introduction to basic technique and African ethnic dance forms including three traditional dances.

DANC 1920  Brazilian Dance  (2 Credit Hours)  

Introduction to Brazilian dance, focusing especially on samba, the overview of history and cultural context.

DANC 1930  Ballet I  (2 Credit Hours)  

An introduction to classical ballet. Basic theory and techniques of classical ballet as well as the appreciation of the art form.

DANC 1950  Jazz Dance I  (2 Credit Hours)  

An introductory course to the basic foundations of jazz dance, emphasizing body placement, isolations, and rhythmic qualities of jazz.

DANC 1970  Modern Dance I  (2 Credit Hours)  

Introduction to modern dance technique, with emphasis on alignment and basic elements of space, shape, time, and motion. Includes theory and application of dance as an art form.

DANC 2010  Performance I  (3 Credit Hours)  

A structured and at times spontaneous exploration of space, time, shape, sound, scenario, motion, and expenditure of energy to the end of attracting and holding the attention of the audience.

DANC 2020  Performance II  (3 Credit Hours)  

DANC 2210  Intro. To Dance- Ballet  (3 Credit Hours)  

An introduction to classical ballet including beginning ballet technique and an overview of ballet history from its inception to the present day.

DANC 2220  Intro. To Dance- Modern  (3 Credit Hours)  

An introduction to modern dance including beginning modern dance technique and an overview of modern dance history from its inception to the present day.

DANC 2230  Intro. To Dance- Jazz  (3 Credit Hours)  

An introductory course for students who seek information regarding the different aspects of the dance world, including different genres (ballet, modern, jazz, and world dance). Special emphasis is given to the role of American Vernacular dance - jazz dance and its identity in the dance scene of America.

DANC 2520  Dance Composition II  (3 Credit Hours)  

Continuation of DANC 2010.

Prerequisite(s): DANC 2010 or THEA 2010.

DANC 2810  Tap Dance II  (2 Credit Hours)  

Continuation of Tap I.

DANC 2910  African Dance II  (2 Credit Hours)  

Continuation of the development of African dance skills with emphasis on understanding and demonstrating basic components necessary to choreograph traditional African dance movements.

DANC 2930  Ballet II  (2 Credit Hours)  

Continuation of 1930.

DANC 2940  Transfer Coursework  (3 Credit Hours)  

Transfer coursework.

DANC 2950  Jazz Dance II  (2 Credit Hours)  

A continuation of the development of movement skills with emphasis on alignment and expanded jazz dance vocabulary.

DANC 2970  Modern Dance II  (2 Credit Hours)  

Continuation of 1970.

DANC 3240  US/Caribe Social Dance  (3 Credit Hours)  

This course will study, compare selected social and vernacular dances from early American vernacular jazz dance and selected Afro-Caribbean dance idioms: Coursework includes assigned reading, lecture, research, videotape viewing and studio dancing. 

DANC 3330  Pedagogy  (3 Credit Hours)  

A seminar and practicum course providing opportunities for dance students to acquire skills in dance teaching methodologies and strategies. Topics include organization of subject matter, weekly and unit lesson planning, development of assessments, utilization of information technology for instruction, working with diverse populations of students. Activities include observation in college classrooms (shadowing), seminars and conferences with teachers in field, in-class/micro/peer teaching, and 50 hours of field work including observation and consultation with dance field professor and field-experience teaching of assistant teaching at NOPS in discipline-based orcurriculum-based programs.

Prerequisite(s): DANC 2010, 2520 and 3520.

DANC 3520  Dance Composition III  (3 Credit Hours)  

An in-depth study of dance composition with an emphasis on choreographic design and dynamics, creating new movement materials, working with music, and choreographing complete solo works.

Prerequisite(s): DANC 1520, 1520, 1520, 1520, 2520, 2520, 2520 or 2520.

DANC 3550  Laban Movement Studies  (3 Credit Hours)  

Laban Movement Analysis (LMA), developed by Rudolph Laban, is a theoretical framework and language for describing movement through movement experiences, observations and theoretical discussions. It is a system of observing, analyzing, and synthesizing patterns of movement within the context of the actions. The goal of LMA is to be fully embodied, to access maximum movement potential, to find authentic movement, and to integrate the body and mind in the study of effort, shape, and space.

DANC 3700  Dance Movement Science  (3 Credit Hours)  

Dance Movement Science is an introduction to the field of Dance Science. This course will explore various somatic practices and benefits of cross-training. Additionally students will learn anatomy, anatomical analysis, conditioning principals and develop applicable skills that they may apply to their studio practice and dance performance.

DANC 3710  Conditioning for Dance  (3 Credit Hours)  

In this course you will learn the principles of conditioning and how to use them to train, maintain and care for your body, the instrument of the art of dance. You will also build physical capacities to improve your dance performance and reduce injury. Additionally, students will be introduced to various somatic practices that support their studio work.

DANC 3800  Modern Dance III  (2 Credit Hours)  

Continuation of the development of modern dance skills with emphasis on alignment and an expanded movement vocabulary. Combining the different elements of dance: time, space, and motion. Includes theory of dance as an art form. Class meets 2 times per week.

DANC 3810  Tap Dance III  (2 Credit Hours)  

An intermediate course in tap dance with emphasis on alignment and rhythmic skills.

DANC 3820  Ballet III  (2 Credit Hours)  

Continuation of the development of classical ballet technique with emphasis on alignment and expanded movement vocabulary. Includes theory of ballet and appreciation of ballet as an art form. Class meets 2 times per week.

DANC 3830  Intensive Modern Dance III  (3 Credit Hours)  

Continuation of the development of modern dance skills with emphasis on alignment and an expanded movement vocabulary. Combining the different elements of dance: time, space, and motion. Includes theory of dance as an art form. Class meets 4 days per week.

DANC 3840  Intensive Ballet III  (3 Credit Hours)  

Continuation of the development of classical ballet technique with emphasis on alignment and expanded movement vocabulary. Includes theory of ballet and appreciation of ballet as an art form. Course meets 4 days per week.

DANC 3890  Service Learning: DANC 3550  (0-1 Credit Hours)  

Students complete a service activity in the community in conjunction with the content of a three-credit croquets course.

DANC 3940  Transfer Coursework  (3 Credit Hours)  

Transfer coursework.

DANC 3950  Jazz Dance III  (2 Credit Hours)  

A study of jazz dance at the intermediate level, including warm-ups, isolations, and locomotor movements specific to the jazz dance style. Historical developments of jazz and musical theatre dance are emphasized.

DANC 3960  Jazz: Newc Sum Danc Fest  (2 Credit Hours)  

The New Orleans Jazz Project: Newcomb College Summer Dance Festival is presented for two weeks annually in June offering an intensive schedule of technique classes in jazz, African, musical theatre, tap, hip hop, and modern dance forms, with repertory classes which culminates in performance by the participants. Lecture-demonstration projects, special lectures, and professional performances complete programming for evening events. Final decision on placement of students in technique and repertory classes will be determined by the faculty at the beginning of the workshop.

DANC 3990  Dance Performance Pract  (1 Credit Hour)  

Practical performing experience in dance. Required for the dance minor.

DANC 4520  Dance Composition IV  (3 Credit Hours)  

A continuation of DANC 3520 with emphasis on group forms, sound sources for dance and development of fully designed dance pieces.

DANC 4560  Internship Studies  (1-3 Credit Hours)  

An experiential learning process coupled with pertinent academic course work, e.g. Internship seminars offered by the Tulane University Center for Public Service for fulfillment of second tier public service. Only one internship may be completed per semester.

DANC 4580  Dance Company  (1 Credit Hour)  

Performing experience, advanced-level dance techniques and practical experience in dance production.

DANC 4590  Senior Project  (3 Credit Hours)  

A continuation of dance composition with emphasis on development, research and production of senior concert pieces with written analysis of process.

Prerequisite(s): DANC 2010, 2520 and 3520.

DANC 4600  Choreography & Media  (3 Credit Hours)  

An introduction to dance for camera in its various forms. It provides a brief overview of aesthetic, historic, and cultural representations of the body through image and media and offers a context in which to explore visual imagery and narrative within the frame of camera/screen.

DANC 4650  Senior Choreographic Project  (3 Credit Hours)  

Advanced choreographic projects.

Prerequisite(s): DANC 3520.

DANC 4710  Dance Hist:Prim To 19 C.  (3 Credit Hours)  

A survey of dance, including the anthropological aspects of dance, in primitive cultures and the development of dance in the Western World.

DANC 4720  Dance Hist:20th C. & Beyond  (3,4 Credit Hours)  

A survey of dance in the 20th-century United States emphasizing the development of modern dance, its impact on classical ballet and on dance in the Western World.

DANC 4730  Dance History  (3,4 Credit Hours)  

This survey course traces the development and evolution of Ballet and Modern Dance from the Renaissance through the present day

DANC 4800  Modern Dance IV  (2 Credit Hours)  

A kinesthetic, non-stylized approach to movement. Exploration of complex movement skills integrating alignment, dynamics, spatial design, and rhythmic structure. Includes theory and appreciation of dance as an art form. Class meets 2 days per week.

DANC 4810  Special Topics  (1-3 Credit Hours)  

Specialty courses in dance techniques, projects, and dance related subjects as designed by dance faculty.

DANC 4820  Ballet IV  (2 Credit Hours)  

Classical ballet technique with emphasis on alignment, complex movement combinations, and precision in execution. Includes pointe work and theory of ballet as an art form. Class meets 2 days per week.

DANC 4830  Intensive Modern Dance IV  (3 Credit Hours)  

A kinesthetic, non-stylized approach to movement. Exploration of complex movement skills integrating alignment, dynamics, spatial design, and rhythmic structure. Includes theory and appreciation of dance as an art form. Class meets 4 days per week.

DANC 4840  Intensive Ballet IV  (3 Credit Hours)  

Classical ballet technique with emphasis on alignment, complex movement combinations, and precision in execution. Includes pointe work and theory of ballet as an art form. Class meets 4 days per week.

DANC 4890  Service Learning: DANC 4900  (1 Credit Hour)  

Service Learning.

DANC 4900  Building Comm Thru Arts  (3 Credit Hours)  

This course will be taught in coordination with courses offered at Xavier and Dillard Universities. The course examines the theory and practice of community-based arts, civic engagement in higher education, and the relationship between art and community development. Students will work in teams with local artists on Home, New Orleans?, a multi-disciplinary, art-and-community-development project grounded in 4 selected New Orleans neighborhoods, the 9th Ward, the 7th Ward, Central City and Lakeview.

DANC 4910  Independent Study  (1-3 Credit Hours)  

Independent projects with professors.

DANC 4950  Jazz Dance IV  (2 Credit Hours)  

An advanced study of dance devoted to movement exploration involving spatial, dynamic, and rhythmic combinations of various jazz and musical theatre dance styles. Historical study of jazz dance development is emphasized.

DANC 4960  Tap Dance IV  (2 Credit Hours)  

An advanced course in rhythm tap with emphasis on complex rhythm patterns requiring intricate foot articulations and stylistic dance movements.

DANC 4990  Honors Thesis  (3 Credit Hours)  

Honors Thesis.

DANC 5000  Honors Thesis  (4 Credit Hours)  

Honors Thesis.

DANC 5390  Junior Year Abroad  (1-20 Credit Hours)  

Junior year abroad.

DANC 6010  Movement Practice  (1 Credit Hour)  

DANC 6210  Sem I: Text & Movement Studies  (3 Credit Hours)  

A graduate level course where choreographers work on individual and collaborative projects that examine the relationship between a variety of texts, existent and original, and communication through movement.  Projects/studies are presented throughout the semester.  Taught in conjunction with MFA in Playwriting, and with direct in-program experience with Performance I (DANC/THEA 2010) for undergraduate students.

DANC 6220  Sem II: Writing about Dance  (3 Credit Hours)  

This seminar introduces graduate students to dance research and dance theory by examining the work of contemporary scholars/researchers, dance historians, and dance critics.  The class will cover several aspects of writing about dance, including: research methods; writing a literature review; writing about live performance; writing about dance history; analyzing choreography; writing dance descriptions; writing about the dancing body; and taking theoretical approaches to create original scholarship.

DANC 6310  Creative Projects/Rehearsal  (2 Credit Hours)  

Advanced level choreographic or creative projects

DANC 6410  Choreography & Media  (3 Credit Hours)  

This course provides an introduction to dance for camera in its various forms, from the video-taping and editing of dance for the purpose of documentation, to the creation of dances made specifically for the screen. It provides a brief overview of aesthetic, historic and cultural representations of the body through image and media, and offers a context in which to explore visual imagery and narrative within the frame of the camera/screen, in contrast to that of the proscenium stage. This material is intended as a springboard for further in-depth exploration.

DANC 6520  Teaching Practices  (3 Credit Hours)  

Survey of teaching practices.

DANC 6820  Special Topics  (3 Credit Hours)  

Special topics in Dance.

DANC 6821  Special Topics  (3 Credit Hours)  

Special offering.

DANC 6822  Special Topics  (3 Credit Hours)  

Special topics in Dance.

DANC 6910  Independent Study  (1-3 Credit Hours)  

Independent Study in Dance.

DANC 7900  Management / Portfolio  (2 Credit Hours)  

Development of electronic portfolio.

DANC 7990  MFA Thesis Project  (6 Credit Hours)  

Performance and Written project

DANC 9980  Masters Research  (3 Credit Hours)  

Continuation of MFA Thesis work