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. Fall semester, repeated spring semester. Department.

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. Ahearn, Herrmann.

DAN 104. Improvisation (1.0 Cr.) 
This course is designed to introduce dancers to improvisation as a movement practice, a performance technique, and a tool for dance composition. It aims to increase the student's exploration of the dance elements of time, space, and energy through individual, partner, and group movement without predetermined, choreographed actions.   Emphasis is placed on the movement experience and processing movement concepts through creative action research, discussion, and reflection. Repeatable up to 3 times for credit. Spring semester.

DAN 105. Men's Technique (1 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 109. Introduction to Dance Technique (3 Cr.) (LER-ARC)
An experiential course that introduces students with little or no prior dance experience to the fundamental elements of both ballet and modern dance techniques, vocabulary, and aesthetic. Students will gain awareness of their individual movement potential, and develop analytical and critical skill to enhance their experience. Offered fall semester. Garofalo.

DAN 115. Modern Technique I (1.5 - 2.0 Cr.) (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: placement in DAN 115 or above. Fall semester, repeated spring semester.

DAN 121. Ballet Technique I (1.5 - 2.0 Cr.) (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: placement in DAN 121 or above. Fall semester, repeated spring semester.

DAN 140. Jazz Dance Technique I (2 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. Prerequisite: placement in DAN 115 or DAN 121. Variable semesters.

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 placement in DAN 215 or 221. Repeatable up to three times for credit. Variable semesters.

DAN 146. Goucher African Drum and Dance Ensemble (1 Cr.) 
Practical performance of selected percussion 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. Powell and Von Hendricks.

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 2015. Southerland.

DAN 190. Movement Forms: a Cross-Cultural Perspective (3 Cr.) 
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. Variable semesters. 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 193. 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 194. 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. Prerequisite: DAN 193. Fall semester, repeated spring semester. Mion.

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.

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 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.

DAN 204. Partnering (1 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.

DAN 215. Modern Technique II (1.5 - 2.0 Cr.) 
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: placement in DAN 215 or above. Fall semester, repeated spring semester.

DAN 221. Ballet Technique II (1.5 - 2.0 Cr.) 
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: placement in DAN 221 or above. Fall semester, repeated spring semester.

DAN 225. Dance Seminar (2 Cr.) 
This course examines various academic and career pathways in the multi-faceted field of dance. Students will gain knowledge and skills to become proactive managers of their educational experience by defining their personal philosophy and course of study to support their artistic interests, educational trajectory, and career goals.  The establishment of an e portfolio to collect strategic academic and professional documents will provide direction.   Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or declared dance major. Spring semester.

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. Engaging in the Dance of the Past: Early Roots through the Renaissance (3 Cr.) 
From the earliest caves paintings to the present day, this course examines the social, political, and cultural structures of dance practices and forms in both non-western and western societies along with events during the 17th and 18th centuries that set the stage for dance as a bona fide art form. In order to understand why people dance and for what purpose, study includes dance as ritual for religious, practical, and entertainment functions in daily lives of people around the world. Prerequisites: none. Fall semester 2016 and alternate years. Southerland.

DAN 251. Dancing in the Past and Present: Romanticism and Beyond (3 Cr.) 
This course traces the development of western theatrical dancing from the Romantic Era, through the Classical Era, to the present, through an examination of the major trends in dance performance, focusing primarily on the evolution of nineteenth century classical ballet, ballet's movement toward modernism, and the rise of modern dance in the twentieth century.  The study of continuing and new developments in concert dance in Western cultures will be examined through the investigation of dance performance and choreography, leading movements in art, and the international influences on dance.  The introduction of notable figures and movement theories will be supported by discussion, lectures, live performance, visual, and print media. Prerequisites: None. Fall 2015 and alternate years. Ahearn.

DAN 260. Composition I (4 Cr.) (LER-ARC)
An introductory course in the applied study of the art and craft of composing dances, emphasizing the creation and performance of solo dances. Students create short studies specific to developing their creative skills and understanding and use of the elements of dance - space, time, and energy - as they learn to productively discuss, evaluate and give feedback while deepening their knowledge of the practice, theory, and art of dance composition.   Prerequisites: DAN 104 and DAN 115 or DAN 121. Fall semester. Department.

DAN 261. Composition II (4 Cr.) 
An intermediate course in the applied study of the art and craft of composing dances, emphasizing the creation and performance of duet, trio, and quartet dances. This course builds on the work in Composition I, deepening movement invention skills, understanding concept development, and investigating sources for sound. Prerequisite: DAN 260 and DAN 191. Spring semester. Southerland.

DAN 263. Anatomy & 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 115 or DAN 121, sophomore standing. Fall semester. Rich.

DAN 272Y. Intensive Course Abroad () (LER-SA)
  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. Summer 2016 and alternate years. Rich, Woodson.

DAN 283. Dance Pedagogy (4 Cr.) 
This course investigates how to construct and sequence beginning through advanced ballet and modern dance classes that are anatomically, developmentally, and age appropriate. Attention will be given to effective demonstration, pacing, feedback and corrections, purpose of exercises, mastering musical accompaniment, and the development of progressive goals and objectives supported by a syllabus and lesson plan.  Observation and in-class peer teaching will support student development. Variable semesters.

DAN 284. K-12 Dance Education (4 Cr.) 
This course investigates contemporary dance education theory and models for teaching and learning dance in a variety of K-12 settings through case studies. With consideration of research on and implementation of current National and State standards, best practices in curriculum design, effective lesson and unit planning, classroom management, assessment and advocacy will be examined. Variable semesters. Southerland.

DAN 284L. Optional Dance Education Field Work (1 Cr.) 
This fieldwork experience allows students to observe and apply contemporary dance education theory and models for teaching and learning in real-life K-12 dance classroom settings. Students must complete 30 hours at a designated K-12 school site. Corequisite: DAN 284 - K-12 Dance Education (3 Cr.) Variable semesters. Southerland.

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 284 (dance education); DAN 361 (performance and choreography); DAN 263 (dance science); DAN 250  or DAN 251 (dance history); BUS 170 (dance and arts administration); or DAN 361 and THE 120 (dance and theatre). Dance majors who elect this internship 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 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. Introduction to Dance Therapy (3 Cr.) 
Offers an introductory review of the founding members and the development of the theoretical concepts in dance therapy through reading materials, discussion and experiential interaction. The course will review the field of dance therapy, exploring the use of movement as a treatment and its clinical application with a variety of populations. Prerequisites: DAN 115 or DAN 121. Pre- or Corequisite: DAN 104. Spring semester 2016 and alternate years. Workeneh.

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. Department.

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 284 (dance education); DAN 296 (dance therapy); DAN 361 (performance and choreography); DAN 263 (dance science); DAN 250 or DAN 251 (dance history); BUS 170 (dance and arts administration); or DAN 361 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.

DAN 316. Modern Technique III (1.5-2.0 Cr.) 
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: placement in DAN 316 or higher. Fall semester, repeated spring semester.

DAN 320. Ballet Technique III (1.5-2.0 Cr.) 
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: placement in DAN 320 or higher. Fall semester, repeated spring semester.

DAN 361. Composition III (4 Cr.) 
An advanced course in the applied study of the art and craft of composing dances, emphasizing the creation of group dances for public performance that aims to develop each student's unique artistic voice. This course builds on the work in Composition II developing larger group works of greater length culminating in a fully produced concert as students develop the knowledge and skills necessary to manage production responsibilities and enhance their critical skills. Prerequisite: DAN 261, DAN 193, and DAN 194. Fall semester.

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.

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.

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.

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.

DAN 389. 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. Prerequisite: placement in DAN 215 or DAN 221. Spring semester. Woodson.

DAN 391. Dance and Community Outreach (4 Cr.) 
This course provides students with the opportunity to participate in off- campus community engagement and collaboration. Research and analysis regarding the value and benefits of arts and dance education and examination of various successful outreach models and programs will inform the collaborative design and implementation of a movement-based, community program. Age-appropriate and genre-specific teaching and planning pedagogies will be introduced based on the demographic of the community population and program focus. Fieldwork includes off campus site visits which will occur during allotted class time. Course may be repeated once for additional credit.   Prerequisites: Sophomore standing. Spring semester. Garofalo.

DAN 395. Special Topics in Dance (4 Cr.) 
This course examines advanced topics in dance studies through an in-depth investigation of various areas or current trends in the field.  Topics vary from year to year corresponding with the dynamic nature of the field.  Course focus and description will be announced in advance. This course may be repeated if a different topic is offered. Prerequisite: Junior standing or permission of instructor.

DAN 415. Modern Technique IV (1.5-2.0 Cr.) 
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: placement in DAN 415. Fall semester, repeated spring semester.

DAN 421. Ballet Technique IV (1.5-2.0 Cr.) 
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: placement in DAN 421. Fall semester, repeated spring semester.

DAN 440. Senior Capstone (4 Cr.) 
Students will have the opportunity to reflect upon the success and focus of their education pursuits and goals to prepare for a career beyond the classroom. Students will synthesize their personal philosophies and knowledge and experiences gained within their area(s) of study.  Course material and discussions will provide the content to create a culminating piece of scholarship and launch future endeavors. This capstone experience fulfills the writing proficiency requirement in the dance major.   Prerequisite: DAN 225 and senior standing. Fall semester. Woodson.

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

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.)