DAN 101. Pointe I (1 Cr.) 
This course is an introductory level of pointe technique. Students will focus on work at the barre and correct use of the body in ballet pointe technique. Repeatable up to three times for credit. Prerequisite: open to students enrolled in DAN 121 or above. Fall semester, repeated spring semester. Ferguson.

DAN 102. Pilates Method of Body Conditioning I (1.5 Cr.) 
The study and application of the Pilates Method of Body Conditioning, posing questions for anatomical self-evaluation based on lecture/discussion, required readings, observation, and applied instruction. Special attention will be given to a series of movements performed on five major pieces of apparatus. Students must attend both the scheduled apparatus class and a weekly mat class of their level. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Repeatable up to three times for credit. Fall semester, repeated spring semester. Ahearn, Mulreaney.

DAN 104. Improvisation (1.5 Cr.) 
This course is designed to introduce dancers to the art of dance improvisation. Improvisation teaches dancers to explore movement for a variety of outcomes without predetermined actions. It develops speed and spontaneity in the creation of original movement and allows dancers to take risks. Prerequisites: DAN 115 or  DAN 121 or above. Repeatable up to three times for credit. Spring 2015 and variable semesters. Department.

DAN 105. Men's Technique (1.5 Cr.) 
This course will expand upon the classical foundation and vocabulary of the student with special attention to movements most often executed by the male dancer. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Repeatable up to three times for credit. Variable semesters. Department.

DAN 115. Modern Technique I (1.5 - 2.0 Cr.) (GEN. ED. #9 with any other Ballet Technique course) (LER-ARC)
An elementary level course in modern technique for students with prior training in modern dance. Students will further develop vocabulary, technical skill, stamina, and strength. Additionally, students will gain an appreciation of modern dance and develop a framework for the aesthetic criteria used to be informed observers of contemporary dance. Repeatable up to three times for credit. Prerequisite: department placement in DAN 115 or above. Fall semester, repeated spring semester. Department.

DAN 121. Ballet Technique I (1.5 - 2.0 Cr.) (GEN. ED. #9 with any other Modern Technique course) (LER-ARC)
An elementary course in classical ballet technique for students with prior training in ballet. Students will develop vocabulary, technical skills, flexibility, stamina, and strength. The theoretical and analytical aspects of technique and knowledge of ballet as an expressive art form will also be examined. Repeatable up to three times for credit.   Prerequisite: department placement in DAN 121 or above. Fall semester, repeated spring semester. Department.

DAN 131. Chorégraphie Antique (1.5 Cr.) (GEN. ED. #4 and #9 with DAN 231) (LER - ARC)
Introduction to performance of ballroom and theatrical dances of the 15th through 20th centuries. Performances include concerts, lecture-demonstrations, and first-person interpretations of dance and social history in living history museums throughout Maryland. Repeatable up to six credits. Fall semester, repeated spring semester. Bond.

DAN 140. Jazz Dance Technique I (1.5 Cr.) (LER-ARC)
Students will develop fundamental jazz dance technique incorporating isolations, stretches, centering and alignment. The focus of the class will be on skill acquisition and vocabulary. Repeatable up to three times for credit. Variable semesters. Department.

DAN 141. Jazz Dance Technique II (1.5 Cr.) (LER-ARC)
Students will build upon skills of jazz dance technique with more complex sequencing and movement skills. The focus of the class will be on developing artistry of jazz dance as well as continuing to build skill acquisition and vocabulary. Prerequisite: DAN 140 or permission of instructor. Repeatable up to three times for credit. Variable semesters. Department.

DAN 142. Musical Theater Jazz/Jazz Repertory I (1.5 Cr.) (LER-ARC)
Students will learn various styles and genres of jazz dance prevalent during the 1920s to the 1960s. They will experience and recreate the works of many accomplished and famous choreographers of the stage and screen. Repeatable up to three times for credit. Variable semesters. Department.

DAN 143. Musical Theater Jazz/Jazz Repertory II (1.5 Cr.) (LER-ARC)
Students will experience various styles and genres of jazz dance prevalent from the 1970s to the present day. They will experience and recreate the works of renowned choreographers of stage and screen during this time period. Repeatable up to three times for credit. Variable semesters. Department.

DAN 146. Goucher African Drum and Dance Ensemble (1.5 Cr.) 
Practical performance of selected percussive instruments from West Africa (Ghana in particular), as well as the interpretation of the rhythms through body movement and gestures. Exploration of historical and cultural contexts of specific West African music and dance forms relative to the African diaspora. Students will be required to know the basic techniques of West African traditional music and dance expressions. Includes master classes and a formal concert. Repeatable. Spring semester. Brew.

DAN 153. Survey of Dance History (4 Cr.) (LER TXT)
This online course is an historical overview of the earliest traces of dance to the present day. Students will develop an understanding and appreciation of dance as a vehicle of expression in multiple facets of society from social and world dance forms to the theatrical stage. Prerequisite: None. May not count toward the dance major or minor requirements. Offered Summer 2014. Southerland.

DAN 190. Movement Forms: a Cross-Cultural Perspective (3 Cr.) (GEN. ED. #9)
An introduction to two theoretical frameworks, physical and cultural, within which to comprehend dance. Performances of various dance forms by guest artists with student participation in master classes. Spring semester. Offered 2015-2016 and alternate years. Dance artists.

DAN 191. Music for Dance (1.5 Cr.) 
Basic music instruction designed specifically for the dancer, including rhythmic analysis, listening assignments, and accompaniment for dance or percussion instruments. Development of musicality, musical resources, and composition for dancer, choreographer, teacher, and dance therapist. Fall semester, repeated spring semester. Herskovitz.

DAN 201. Pointe II (1 Cr.) 
This course focuses on intermediate-level pointe work. Students will develop the skills necessary for center work and work across the floor. Prerequisite: DAN 221 or higher or permission of instructor. Repeatable up to three times for credit. Fall semester, repeated spring semester. Morris.

DAN 202. Pilates Method of Body Conditioning II (1.5 Cr.) 
The study and application of the Pilates Method of Body Conditioning at an intermediate level. The Pilates Method has been recognized by some of the most prominent physicians, physical therapists, chiropractors, sports/fitness trainers, choreographers, and dancers. This course will focus on the philosophy behind Joseph Pilates’ system of exercise, the purpose of each exercise, and the physical results that can be achieved at an intermediate level of study. Students will simultaneously develop their knowledge of sequence, spring settings, transitions, breath coordination, and repetition requirements. This lecture/lab will also require readings, observation, and applied/practical instruction and performance. Special attention will be given to the intermediate series on the reformer and mat and to increasing students’ repertory of exercises on the wunda chair, small barrel, cadillac, high barrel, high chair, and pedi-pole. Prerequisite: DAN 102. Repeatable up to three times for credit. Variable semesters. Ahearn.

DAN 203. Variations/Solo Repertory (1.5 Cr.) 
This course will explore historical variations from the romantic, classical and neo-classical eras or excerpts from modern dance repertory at the discretion of the instructor. Emphasis on artistry sur les pointes (if applicable) and continued development on greater physical strength and stamina as well as complex movement vocabulary will be explored in order to perform chosen repertory at a pre-professional level. Prerequisites: permission of instructor. Variable semesters. Department.

DAN 204. Partnering (1.5 Cr.) 
This course provides study of both classical and contemporary partnering techniques, providing practice and/or performance of supported roles from classical and contemporary choreography. Students will learn and apply principles of partnered movement, focusing on balance, trust, and kinetic relationships. Pre-requisites: DAN 215 or DAN 221 or permission of instructor. Repeatable up to three times for credit. Variable semesters. Department.

DAN 215. Modern Technique II (1.5 - 2.0 Cr.) (GEN. ED. #9 with any other Ballet Technique course)
An intermediate course in modern dance technique to continue developing technical skills and strengths. Students focus on the qualitative aspect of movement and develop speed in movement analysis and synthesis. Theoretical aspects of technique and knowledge of dance as an expressive art form will be examined. Repeatable up to three times for credit. Prerequisite: department placement in DAN 215 or above. Fall semester, repeated spring semester. Department.

DAN 221. Ballet Technique II (1.5 - 2.0 Cr.) (GEN. ED. #9 with any other Modern Technique course)
An intermediate course in classical ballet technique that further emphasizes the development of technical skills, vocabulary, flexibility, stamina, and strength. Students will focus on the application of the qualitative aspects of movement and develop speed in analysis and synthesis. The theoretical and analytical aspects of technique and knowledge of dance as an expressive art form will also be examined. Repeatable up to three times for credit. Prerequisite: department placement in DAN 221 or above. Fall semester, repeated spring semester. Department.

DAN 231. Chorégraphie Antique II (1.5 Cr.) (GEN. ED. #4 and #9 with DAN 131)
Advanced performance of ballroom and theatrical dances of the 15th through 20th centuries. Performances include concerts, lecture-demonstrations, and first-person interpretations of dance and social history in living history museums throughout Maryland. Prerequisite: permission of artistic director. DAN 131 Repeatable up to six credits. Spring semester. Bond.

DAN 242. Dance Techniques, Performance, and Choreography (2 Cr.) 
This course combines daily techniques classes in modern dance and ballet. Students will be challenged by their confrontation with a European and specifically an Italian approach to special awareness, inter-personal sensitivity, and cultural references. Students will create original material for group choreographic projects, drawing on their heightened perceptions in a new and challenging cultural environment. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the program.

DAN 243. Extended Performance Topics (3 Cr.) 
This course exposes students to specific practices and aesthetic traditions that can serve to deepen student’s understanding of the aesthetic range of their art as well as specific structure of their corporal techniques. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the program.

DAN 244. The Philosophy of Art and Performance (3 Cr.) 
Through an exploration of the development of mass production, the fragmentation and specialization of life and work, the development of the information age, the commodification of culture, the compression of time and space, the disassociation of the body and the aesthetic shifts that have accompanied these developments, this class will philosophically analyze the significance of each. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the program.

DAN 245. Tarantismo and Popular Dance of the Mediterranean (3 Cr.) 
Interdisciplinary course of dance and theatre takes its inspiration from the phenomenon of the traditional Pizzica and Tarantismo in Italy in order to introduce the popular culture of Italy and the Mediterranean and its relation to myth and history. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the program.

DAN 250. Twentieth-Century American Dance and its Relation to Other Modern Arts (3 Cr.) (GEN. ED. #8 and #9)
Development of 20th-century American dance, from Isadora Duncan to avant-garde dancers of the 1990s, within a historical and cultural context considering 20th-century dance in relation to similar elements of composition in other art forms. Prerequisites: DAN 115 or DAN 121 or higher, previous experience in dance at the elementary level, or permission of the instructor. Variable semesters. Department.

DAN 251. Great Choreographers and Dancers (3 Cr.) (GEN. ED. #4 and #9)
Development of dance as an expressive art and as a cultural manifestation as reflected in the works of great choreographers and dancers from the 16th to the 20th century. Students study the philosophies, aesthetic criteria, and contributions of major dancers and choreographers in Western Europe and the United States. Prerequisites: DAN 115 or DAN 121 or higher, previous experience in dance at the elementary level, or permission of the instructor. Variable semesters. Department.

DAN 255. American Dance Traditions (3 Cr.) (GEN. ED. #4 and #9)
The study of American dance traditions of Native Americans, African Americans, Anglo-Americans, and European Americans, and American musical theatre as an embodiment of American history and culture. Prerequisite: DAN 115 or DAN 121 or higher, some previous experience in dance at the elementary level, or permission of the instructor. Variable semesters. Department.

DAN 260. Composition: Dance Exploration (4 Cr.) (GEN. ED. #8) (LER-ARC)
A beginning course in choreography. Students explore compositional devices and develop solo and small-group works. Applied work in dance and related arts of music, visual arts, and theatre. Prerequisites: Prior or concurrent registration in DAN 215 or 221 or above or permission of the instructor. Fall semester, repeated spring semester. Ahearn.

DAN 261. Intermediate Dance Composition I (2 Cr.) 
Intermediate level of choreography that explores the use of improvisation, movement dynamics and effort, meter, and traditional and non-traditional dance spaces. Students will refine solo work and sequence choreography for small chamber work. Prerequisite: DAN 260 and prior or concurrent registration in DAN 215 or 221 or above or permission of the instructor. Fall semester. Department.

DAN 262. Intermediate Dance Composition II (2 Cr.) 
This course is a continuation of DAN 261 and is designed to challenge students to take risks in design, expand choreographic understanding of the craft, improve compositional skills through a variety of approaches to choreography, and to continue to develop the ability to discuss and critique artistic issues. Prerequisite: DAN 261 and prior or concurrent registration in DAN 215 or 221 or above. Spring semester. Department.

DAN 272Y. Intensive Course Abroad () (GEN. ED. #3)
  Courses include a pre-departure or post-departure discussion (or both) in the fall or spring term and a three-week intensive course abroad in the winter or summer.   HISTORY, SOCIETY, AND CULTURE IN WEST AFRICA (1.5/3/1.5) (THE 272Y) The course encompasses a pre-program course, an international field experience, and a post program course on arts, culture, and history in West Africa. The preparatory program will examine the social, economic, political, and cultural issues of Ghana, Togo, and Benin-three African countries with rich cultural heritages and successful, vibrant contemporary societies. The international field experience in these countries will include workshops, lectures, stays with host families, and field trips. Upon return, the students will complete a research paper and a service-learning component in the form of a lecture-demonstration for local elementary schools, presented during Black History Month, using skills and experiences acquired in West Africa. Variable semesters. THE SCOTTISH CONNECTION: A CULTURAL AND ARTISTIC IMMERSION (1.5/-3 ) An intensive international dance experience in Edinburgh and Glasgow, Scotland. Students will experience daily instruction in a number of dance forms ranging from European contemporary dance to traditional Scottish dance, view and examine dance/movement theatre/events/happenings as part of the Edinburgh International Festival and Fringe Festival, as well as examine the historical, aesthetic, theoretical, philosophical, and critical issues concerning dance in the British Isles and Europe. This course requires a pre-course in the spring semester. Prerequisite: DAN 217. Summer 2015 and alternate years. Rich, Woodson.

DAN 290. Internship in Dance (3- 4 Cr.) 
Internships are available in the areas of dance education, dance therapy, performance and choreography, dance history and criticism, dance/arts administration, dance/theatre, and dance science. Prerequisites: by permission of instructor; DAN 293 and/or DAN 294 (dance education); DAN 296 and 297 (dance therapy); DAN 361 (performance and choreography); DAN 393 (dance science); DAN 250, DAN 251 or DAN 255 (dance history and criticism); MA 170 (dance and arts administration); or DAN 361 and THE 101 (or THE 102) and THE 120 (dance and theatre). Dance majors who elect this internship must take this course for a letter gradr. Non-dance majors who elect this internship may take this course, either pass/no pass or for a letter grade. Fall semester, repeated spring semester. Department.

DAN 291. Light Design for Dance (1.5 Cr.) 
Designed to develop an understanding of the technical production aspects of dance performance, this course is an overview of stage management and theatrical lighting concepts. Students will become familiar with basic production practices and vocabulary of the stage, with special emphasis on communication of lighting for dance. Fall semester, repeated spring semester. Mion.

DAN 292. Technical Application for the Stage (1.5 Cr.) 
This course is designed to put into practice all the technical and theoretical applications learned in DAN 291. Students will gain hands-on knowledge of stage management skills, lighting operation, and theatrical lighting concepts by working in the theater for large-scale dance performances throughout the semester. If you are cast in any performances during the semester you are enrolled in DAN 292 you may not be able to satisfy the requirements of the course. Prerequisite: DAN 291. Fall semester, repeated spring semester. Mion.

DAN 293. Dance Education-Elementary Level (4 Cr.) 
Designed to develop the skills and knowledge necessary for teaching dance to children. Application of methods, materials, and activities that contribute to children's expression and movement skills. Observation and teaching of children's classes. Prerequisites: DAN 260 or concurrent registration in DAN 260. Spring semester. Offered 2014-15 and alternate years. Southerland.

DAN 294. Dance Education II-Secondary Level (4 Cr.) 
Methodology of teaching technique in various styles of modern, ballet, and jazz, as well as dance composition for the secondary-school level. Development of curriculum and lesson planning. Dance production, observation, and student teaching in secondary schools. Prerequisites:  DAN 261. Offered Spring 2015-16 and alternate years. Southerland.

DAN 295. Goucher Repertory Dance Ensemble (1.5 Cr.) 
Performance in student, faculty, and guest-artist works in major concerts in Kraushaar Auditorium and the Todd Theatre, both fall and spring semesters. Qualified students may earn 1.5 credits per semester up to a maximum of six credits. Prerequisites: audition for, attendance at, acceptance into at least two concert works per semester, and permission of instructor. Fall semester, repeated spring semester. Woodson.

DAN 296. Dance Therapy I (3 Cr.) 
This course offers an overview of the field of dance therapy, exploring the use of movement as a treatment modality. The course facilitates a review of the development of the theoretical concepts in dance therapy through reading materials and experiential interaction. Self-exploration and communication through movement expression is an integral component of the course. Prerequisites: DAN 260, PSY 111 and 112 , PSY 220, and prior or concurrent registration in PSY 271 or permission of instructor. Fall semester. Offered 2015-2016 and alternate years. Workeneh.

DAN 297. Dance Therapy II (3 Cr.) 
This course offers an exploration of the variety of populations and work settings that utilize dance therapy as a clinical intervention. The course examines some treatment goals related to different patient populations as well as exploring props and techniques through experiential learning. Some field clinical visits are part of the course as placements are available. Prerequisite: DAN 296, PSY 111 and 112 , PSY 200 and prior or concurrent registration in PSY 271 and PSY 244 or permission of instructor. Fall semester. Offered 2014-15 and alternate years. Workeneh.

DAN 298. Labanotation (4 Cr.) 
A systematic method of observation and notation of the basic essence of movement leading to a more detailed study of movement reading and writing based on the work of Laban and Knust with application to performance, choreography, dance criticism, dance history, dance therapy, theatre, and related arts. Application of this knowledge is then translated through the use of computer technology specific to the field of dance. This course fulfills the computer proficiency in the dance major requirement. Prerequisite: placement in DAN 215 or DAN 221. Fall semester. Woodson.

DAN 302. Pointe III (1 Cr.) 
Advanced-level pointe work for students at the advanced level of ballet. Students will develop skills for performance in pointe work. Open to students enrolled in DAN 320 and DAN 421.  Repeatable up to three times for credit. Fall semester, repeated spring semester. Ahearn, Ferguson.

DAN 309. Internship in Dance (3- 4 Cr.) 
Internship experiences are available in the areas of dance education, dance therapy, performance and choreography, dance history and criticism, dance/arts administration, dance/theatre, and dance science. Prerequisites: preliminary interview; DAN 293 and/or DAN 294 (dance education); DAN 297 (dance therapy); DAN 361 (performance and choreography); DAN 393 (dance science); DAN 250, DAN 251 or DAN 255 (dance history and criticism); BUS 170 (dance and arts administration); or DAN 361 and THE 101 (or THE 102) and THE 120 (dance and theatre). Dance majors who elect this internship to fulfill a major requirement must take this course for a letter grade. Non-dance majors who elect this internship may take this course either pass/no pass or for a letter grade. Fall semester, repeated spring semester. Department.

DAN 316. Modern Technique III (1.5-2.0 Cr.) (GEN. ED. #9 with any other Ballet Technique course)
Further study in applied modern dance technique at the high intermediate level. This course will focus on the refinement of skills, complex movement vocabulary, and in-depth technical development necessary for promotion to advanced study in DAN 415. Development of performance skills, theoretical aspects of technique, and knowledge of dance as an expressive art form will be examined. Repeatable up to three times for credit.   Prerequisite: department placement in DAN 316 or higher. Fall semester, repeated spring semester. Department.

DAN 320. Ballet Technique III (1.5-2.0 Cr.) (GEN. ED. #9 with any other Modern Technique course)
Further study in classical ballet at the high intermediate level. This course will focus on refinement of skills, complex movement vocabulary, and the in-depth technical development necessary for promotion to advanced study in DAN 421. Development of performance skills, theoretical aspects of technique, and knowledge of dance as an expressive art form will be examined. Repeatable up to three times for credit. Prerequisite: department placement in DAN 320 or higher. Fall semester, repeated spring semester. Department.

DAN 361. Advanced Choreography and Production (4 Cr.) 
Theory and applied work in choreography and production that expands choreographic sensibilities, increases performance and compositional awareness, and enhances critical skills. Prerequisite: DAN 262 and concurrent enrollment in DAN 215 or DAN 221 or above or permission of instructor. Fall semester. Department.

DAN 381. Independent Work in Dance Performance (3-4 Cr.) 
Directed work in the field of dance technique focusing on performance skills. Prerequisite: DAN 415 or DAN 421 or permission of instructor. Fall semester, repeated spring semester. Department.

DAN 382. Independent Work in Directed Readings (2-6 Cr.) 
Directed readings in a field for which the student has the required background, such as dance therapy, dance history, dance education, dance/theatre, dance administration, or dance science. A formal written paper or presentation is required. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor. Fall semester, repeated spring semester. Department.

DAN 383. Independent Work in Labanotation (1.5-4 Cr.) 
Intermediate to advanced studies in Labanotation. Prerequisites: DAN 298 and permission of the instructor. Fall semester, repeated spring semester. Woodson.

DAN 384. Independent Work in Choreography (2-6 Cr.) 
Advanced studies in choreography. Prerequisites: DAN 361 and permission of the instructor. Fall semester, repeated spring semester. Department.

DAN 385. Independent Work in Dance History (2-6 Cr.) 
Research and/or reconstruction project culminating in a research paper and/or performance of the reconstructed historical dances. Work may be carried out over one or two semesters. Prerequisites: permission of the instructor. Fall semester, repeated spring semester. Bond.

DAN 390. Seminar in Dance Criticism, Theory, and Philosophy (4 Cr.) 
An integration of the theoretical and practical aspects of dance through the study of critical theory, dance aesthetics, dance criticism, dance journalism, theory and philosophy of dance as both an art form and as an ongoing discourse of the humanities. Through readings, discussions, and writings in diverse forms, this seminar provides a culminating experience for a dance major during the junior or senior year. This course fulfills the writing proficiency in the dance major requirement and represents a capstone course for the major. Prerequisite: junior or senior dance major. Spring semester. Department.

DAN 391. Professional Outreach Seminar (4 Cr.) 
A community based learning seminar and workshop in which the students work cooperatively to research and create, from concept to performance, an interactive, outreach program for elementary school children.  The emphasis of the course material is to discover and identify how aspects of dance studies can further enhance children's understanding of academic curriculum. Prerequisites: prior or concurrent enrollment in DAN 215 or DAN 221, and DAN 261, or permission of instructor. Variable semesters. Garofalo.

DAN 392. Professional Outreach Workshop (1.5 Cr.) 
Sequence to Professional Outreach Seminar. The focus of the course will be the fieldwork consisting of performances in schools and other community programs. Prerequisite: DAN 391. Ordinarily this course is to be taken in sequence within one academic year. Variable semesters. Garofalo.

DAN 393. Anatomy and Kinesiology for Dance (4 Cr.) 
An analysis of human motion through a study of anatomy and principles of kinesiology in relation to dance techniques. Prerequisites: DAN 260 and junior or senior standing. Fall Semester.

DAN 415. Modern Technique IV (1.5-2.0 Cr.) (GEN. ED. #9 with any other Ballet Technique course)
Intensive instruction in modern dance technique at the advanced level for continued development of technical skills and a more profound understanding of the aesthetic criteria for modern dance. Continued refinement of performance skill and artistry, theoretical aspects of technique, and knowledge of dance as an expressive art form will be examined. Repeatable up to three times for credit.   Prerequisite: department placement in DAN 415. Fall semester, repeated spring semester. Department.

DAN 421. Ballet Technique IV (1.5-2.0 Cr.) (GEN. ED. #9 with any other Modern Technique course)
Intensive instruction in classical ballet at the advanced level for continued development of technical skills and a more profound understanding of the aesthetic criteria for classical ballet. Continued refinement of performance skills and artistry, theoretical aspects of technique, and knowledge of dance as an expressive art form will be examined. Repeatable up to three times for credit. Prerequisite: department placement in DAN 421. Fall semester, repeated spring semester. Department.

DAN 450. Senior Thesis (4/4 Cr.) 
Permission of instructor. Fall semester and spring semesters. Department.

ACCADEMIA DELL'ARTE DANCE PROGRAM IN AREZZO, ITALY

The program course consists of four dance courses (DAN 242, 243, 244, and 245) and a course in Italian language. Spring semester.

IT 105. ITALIAN LANGUAGE (3 Cr.)