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Dance Performance Courses

ADVANCED INTERMEDIATE BALLET FOR NON-MAJORS
DNCE 2017 – 48956: (Tuesday/Thursday 2-3:20 p.m.)
Breadth of Knowledge Areas: CM Effective Communication, CT Critical Thinking, KI Knowledge Integration
This course is intended for Musical Theatre students and non CCM majors with prior training in classical ballet at the advanced/intermediate level. It is repeatable and is offered each semester. The ballet class will consist of a traditional ballet barre followed by center practice and enchainement following the usual progression. A pre-existing knowledge of the ballet French terminology is required in addition to the physical mastery and overall knowledge of classical ballet expected at the advanced/intermediate level.
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BALLET BASICS
DNCE 1011 – 48936: (Tuesday/Thursday 10:10-11:05 a.m.)
DNCE 1011 – 48937: (Tuesday/Thursday 10:10-11:05 a.m.)
DNCE 1011 – 48938: (Tuesday/Thursday 7:30-8:40 p.m.)
Breadth of Knowledge Areas: CM Effective Communication, FA Fine Arts
This is an introductory course for any non-major wishing to learn the fundamentals of classical ballet technique. It is a studio course, meaning students will be in the dance studio, in full attire (leotard, tights, ballet slippers for women/ white t-shirt, tights and ballet shoes for men) learning the essentials of a traditional classical ballet class. We will study the French terminology associated with the movement and poses we dance in order to better facilitate learning and comprehension of the movement. Mind/body awareness will be facilitated while a more thorough knowledge of the art form including historical perspective, origin and philosophical issues as to its importance in today's cultural world will also be discussed.
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BALLET CONDITIONING FOR ATHLETES AND DANCE TEAM
DNCE 1019 – 48942: (Tuesday/Thursday 9:05-10 a.m.)
Breadth of Knowledge Areas: CM Effective Communication, FA Fine Arts
This is a beginning level of ballet designed especially for athletes and dance team members. As well as focusing on increasing the skill and artistry level within the parameters of classical ballet, the student will also learn to understand the historical perspectives of the art form and the value it has to the culture of society. Within the framework of the traditional ballet class, students will focus on developing strong core muscles, as well as lengthening and toning of the body with additional mat work and conditioning exercises, as part of the conditioning program. Daily proper attire is expected for this class. Exercise bands and mat or towel are also required.
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DANCE APPRECIATION – ONLINE
FAM 1095 – 48567

Breadth of Knowledge Areas: CM Effective Communication, CT Critical Thinking, FA Fine Arts
This online course introduces dance as a performing art, focusing on the Western European and American dance forms of Ballet, Modern and Contemporary. The course will trace their development, historical development and cultural characteristics. Additional course topics will include viewing live dance performances.
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HIP-HOP DANCE
DNCE 1050– 48945: (Monday 5:30-6:30 p.m.)
Breadth of Knowledge Areas: CM Effective Communication, FA Fine Arts
A beginning/intermediate level dance course with no experience required. This class is designed to teach the fundamentals of Hip-Hop through choreographed dances. Hip-Hop style similar to that seen on current music videos will be the style taught in class. Individual work, floor work, and partner work will be emphasized. Combinations will be performed to Rap and R & B music.
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INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED BEGINNING BALLET
DNCE 1016 – 48941: (Tuesday/Thursday 2-3:20 p.m.)
Breadth of Knowledge Areas: CM Effective Communication, FA Fine Arts
This is a second semester course of a two-semester course series for any non-major wishing to further pursue the fundamentals/complexities of classical ballet technique. It is a studio course, meaning students will be in the dance studio, in full attire (leotard, tights, ballet slippers for women/ white t-shirt, tights and ballet shoes for men) learning the essentials of a traditional classical ballet class. We will study the French terminology associated with more complex movement and poses we dance in order to better facilitate learning and comprehension of the movement. Mind/body awareness will be facilitated while a more thorough knowledge of the art form including historical perspective, origin and philosophical issues as to its importance in today's cultural world will also be discussed.
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INTERMEDIATE BALLET FOR NON-MAJORS
DNCE 2015 – 48953: (Tuesday/Thursday 3:35-4:50 p.m.)
Breadth of Knowledge Areas: CM Effective Communication, FA Fine Arts
This is a ballet course designed for dancers with previous ballet training. It is a repeatable course for the non-major wishing to further pursue the complexities and artistic nuances of classical ballet technique. It is a studio course, meaning students will be in the dance studio, in full attire (leotard, tights, ballet slippers for women/ white t-shirt, tights and ballet shoes for men) learning the essentials of a traditional classical ballet class. We will study the French terminology associated with more complex movement and positions we dance in order to better facilitate learning and comprehension of the movement. Mind/body awareness will be facilitated while a more thorough knowledge of the art form including historical perspective, origin and philosophical issues as to its importance in today's cultural world will also be discussed.
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INTERMEDIATE MODERN DANCE
DNCE 2071 – 48958: (Monday/Wednesday 9:05-10 a.m.)
Breadth of Knowledge Areas: CM Effective Communication, FA Fine Arts
A one semester, repeatable, by audition or permission of instructor only course for non-dance majors, providing a more sophisticated approach to the techniques and movement vocabulary of contemporary and modern dance. Students will also continue to explore and further develop fundamental movement principles while emphasizing the cultivation of improvisational and performance skills. The student will also develop the critical perspectives necessary to analyze and further appreciate dance as an art form and educational tool within our society.
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LEGENDS OF DANCE IN AMERICA — ONLINE
FAM 1094 - 48564
Breadth of Knowledge Areas: CM Effective Communication, FA Fine Arts

This online course introduces dance legends of Ballet, Modern and Contemporary Dance, their significant contribution to the world of dance in America, as well as the passion and insight that brought the legends to their height of success. Additional course topics include viewing live dance performances.
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MODERN DANCE BASICS – ONLINE
DNCE 1022– 48943
Breadth of Knowledge Areas: CM Effective Communication, FA Fine Arts

A one semester, repeatable course for non-dance majors, providing an introduction to the techniques and movement vocabulary of contemporary and modern dance. Students will also explore fundamental movement principles while emphasizing the development of improvisational and performance skills. The student will also develop the critical perspectives necessary to analyze and further appreciate dance as an art form and educational tool with cultural values. Through interactive online instruction, students use recording devices (e.g., smartphones, laptops, and camcorders) to develop their dance technique while building a dance community. To complete assignments students may film the dances with friends and/or family in locations of their choosing (e.g., dorm room, apartment, basement, backyard, park, and riverside). Students may also utilize the 414 Video Production Room in Langsam Library.
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NON-MAJOR INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED: BEGINNING MODERN DANCE
DNCE 1026 – 48944: (Monday/Wednesday 10:10-11:05 a.m.)
Breadth of Knowledge Areas: CM Effective Communication, FA Fine Arts
A one-semester, repeatable, potentially second in a sequence course for non-dance majors, providing a more sophisticated approach to the techniques and movement vocabulary of contemporary and modern dance. Students will also continue to explore and further develop fundamental movement principles while emphasizing the cultivation of improvisational and performance skills. The student will also develop the critical perspectives necessary to analyze and further appreciate dance as an art form and educational tool with cultural values.
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Registration Info

UC students can register online at webapps2.uc.edu/ScheduleOfClasses.