School of Theatre & Dance
Dance at USF

Dance Theory & Academics

DAN 2100 Introduction to Dance - For majors and non-majors. A study of the art and language of dance through lectures, discussions, concert attendance, and studio practice. Designed to develop awareness and insight of this art from through discussion, observation, writing, and movement experience.

DAN 2160 Entry Seminar - This is a study of dance-related career opportunities through lectures, assigned reading and video viewing. This course will aid majors in understanding dance as an aesthetic art form through discussion and critical evaluation.

DAN 3584 Practicum in Dance Production - A practicum in mounting dance concerts with shop work and backstage participation. Intended for students working in costuming, set preparation, light presentation, stage management, and production crew. Dance majors must have at least 2 credits for graduation accumulated in two different semesters. 40 hour lab required.

TPA 2200 Introduction to Technical Theatre

DAN 3614 Music for Dance I - Development of practical music skills in relation to dance. Emphasis on rhythm and the relationship of music forms to dance. May be repeated up to 4 credit hours.

DAN 3615 Music for Dance II - Prerequisite: DAN 3614 or CI. Elements within historical context. Continued problems in rhythmic materials.

DAN 4404 Movement Analysis - Laban Movement Analysis is a system which enables one to see, describe and learn movement in a clear, efficient and objective manner. Space, shape, dynamics and human development patterns are categories which are studied by means of lecture, improvisational movement and reading materials.

DAN 3714 Dance Kinesiology - Prerequisite: Sophomore or transfer students. This course will give the student an understanding of basic human anatomy and how it functions in relation to movement, injury prevention, teaching and performance. Individual structural differences and how these affect movement potential will also be studies. There will be an emphasis on the kinesiological analysis of movement with the goal of increased efficiency, enhanced performance and injury prevention.

DAN 4134 Dance History through the 19th Century - Designed for majors and non-majors, this course will present a comprehensive view of the evolution of dance as an art form from its origins through the 19th Century. It is designed to develop awareness and insight through lecture, discussion, video, observation and writing.

DAN 4135 20th Century Dance History - Designed for majors and non-majors, this course will trace the development of dance as an art form in the 20th Century. It is designed to develop awareness and insight through lecture, discussion, video, observation and writing. Students will be required to attend at least two dance performances.

DAE 4340 Dance Pedagogy: Secondary Curriculum and Methods - This course is designed to meet the needs of students in dance education to understand the scope and sequence of dance curriculum design and teaching methods appropriate to the secondary student.

DAE 4310 Dance Pedagogy: Pre-School and Elementary Methods - This course is designed to meet the needs of students in dance education to understand the scope and sequence of dance curriculum design and teaching methods appropriate to Pre-K and Elementary students.

DAN 4181 Dance Senior Seminar - Prerequisite: Senior Dance major status. A study of career opportunities in performance, teaching, research, design, and choreography. To aid majors in self-appraisal as artists and develop methods to further their potential in the professional world. Discussion, critical evaluation, and projects.

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