Dance, Emph on Activity (DAA)

DAA 1100  Beginning Modern Dance  
Credit Hours:   3  

Elementary modern dance exercises and combinations based on recognized technical modern dance styles to promote an understanding of modern dance theory. This course is designed for the student without prior dance training. Improvisational exercises will also be incorporated. This course may be taken for maximum credit of 12.

DAA 1201  Beginning Ballet  
Credit Hours:   3  

This course is for students that are familiar with basic ballet movement and are ready to develop and complete the basic movement vocabulary requirements. This course may be taken for maximum credit of 12.

DAA 1500  Beginning Jazz Dance  
Credit Hours:   3  

Introduces the student to the many elements of jazz dance at the basic level. Jazz as an art form will be analyzed by technique, style and performance in the dance technique class environment. This course may be taken for maximum credit of 12.

DAA 1680  Performance Repertory Company  
Credit Hours:   3  
Prerequisites: Student must be actively enrolled in either DAA 1100, DAA 2101, DAA 1500, DAA 2501, DAA 1201, DAA 2202, and accepted by audition or approval by faculty  

Provides an opportunity for dancers to work in a repertory company and explore the various devices and skills of ensemble performance. This course strives to provide the dancers with performance opportunities throughout the semester, as well as culminates in a final stage performance. This course may be taken for maximum credit of 12.

DAA 2101  Intermediate Modern Dance  
Credit Hours:   3  
Prerequisites: DAA 1100 with a grade of "C" or higher or other equivalent experience or accepted by audition or approval of faculty  

This course is designed for students with prior modern dance training and a desire to further develop their modern dance technique. Improvisational exercises will also be incorporated. This course may be taken for maximum credit of 12.

DAA 2202  Intermediate Ballet  
Credit Hours:   3  
Prerequisites: DAA 1201 with a grade of "C" or higher or other equivalent experience or accepted by audition or approval of faculty  

This course is for students with a complete knowledge and mastery of the basic movement vocabulary requirements and are ready for intermediate ballet dance technique. Student will be able to demonstrate a clean single pirouette. This course may be taken for maximum credit of 12.

DAA 2501  Intermediate Jazz Dance  
Credit Hours:   3  
Prerequisites: DAA 1500 with a grade of "C" or higher or other equivalent experience, or accepted by audition or approval of faculty  

Intermediate jazz for dancers with a background in fundamental placement and technique. Emphasis is placed on correct body positions and correct execution of advanced basic technique. Student must be able to complete a single clean jazz turn. This course may be taken for maximum credit of 12.