Dance Courses (DANC)

  1. 100 Introduction to Dance
  2. 201 Ballet Studio I
  3. 210 Jazz Studio I
  4. 220 Tap Studio I
  5. 230 Modern Dance Studio I
  6. 240 Social Dance Studio
  7. 255/256 Dance Performance
  8. 301 Ballet Studio II
  9. 330 Modern Dance Studio II
  10. 350 Dance Instruction and Administration
  11. 408 Advanced Dance Studio
  12. 450 Internship in Dance
  13. 451 Dance History
  14. 455/456 Advanced Dance Performance
  15. 476 Choreography
  16. 478 Senior Project in Dance
  17. 480 Preceptorship in Dance

100 Introduction to Dance

2 Credits

Students study and perform multiple dance forms.

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201 Ballet Studio I

2 Credits

The first course in a sequential study of ballet with traditional classroom exercises, concentrating on vocabulary and technique.

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210 Jazz Studio I

2 Credits

Students learn about basic jazz techniques and cultural influences.

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220 Tap Studio I

2 Credits

An introduction to tap technique, concentrating on rhythm and agility.

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230 Modern Dance Studio I

2 Credits

The sequential study of modern dance techniques and exploration of the raw elements of movement.

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240 Social Dance Studio

2 Credits

The study of social dance highlighting the dances of the 20th Century.

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255/256 Dance Performance

0-1 Credits

Enrollment requires concurrent enrollment in a dance studio course and student participation in Morningside College dance rehearsals and productions.

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301 Ballet Studio II

2 Credits

Second course in a sequential study of ballet. The course includes continued technical progression with concentration on the three schools of classical ballet.

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330 Modern Dance Studio II

2 Credits

Advanced study in modern dance technique including exploration of choreography.

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350 Dance Instruction and Administration

4 Credits

A survey of the practical requirements for successful dance studio operation, concentrating in established instructional techniques and appropriate administrative skills.

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408 Advanced Dance Studio

2 Credits

An advanced course in dance techniques, with traditional dance studio exercises, concentrating on student initiated (but instructor guided) content and projects in ballet, jazz, tap, or modern dance.

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450 Internship in Dance

2 Credits

This course consists of a supervised work experience in a professional or community dance environment which allows students to bring together theoretical knowledge, skills, and dispositions developed in dance classes and activities with practical experiences.

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451 Dance History

4 Credits

The study of early dance, the classical era and 20th century dance.

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455/456 Advanced Dance Performance

0-1 Credits

Enrollment requires concurrent enrollment in a dance studio course and student participation in Morningside College dance rehearsals and productions.

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476 Choreography

2 Credits

The study of past and present choreography techniques.

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478 Senior Project in Dance

2 Credits

This course consists of a substantial student-designed project and individualized instruction that encourages dance minors to take on the challenges of design, innovation, and creativity in the field and to find and produce creative, artistically defensible, and practical approaches and solutions.

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480 Preceptorship in Dance

2 Credits

In this course, a student assists in teaching a course, directing and choreographing a performance, conducting research, or managing a project in close collaboration with a faculty or staff member. It may include planning, tutoring, managing and oversight responsibilities, production administration, or other related tasks.

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