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UWM Milton and Lillian Peck School of the Arts


DANCE Dance



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103 Introduction to Iyengar Yoga. 2 or 3 cr. U. Iyengar Yoga method and philosophy presented in a format to enrich artistic appreciation of Yoga as a physical artform.|May be retaken to max of 3 sem. Dance majors register for 2 cr. Non-majors register for 3 cr. Prereq: none.
110 Introduction to the Art of Dance. 3 cr. U. Basic technique, implementation, short compositions, lectures, films and discussions on dance history, philosophy, theory, and survey of current trends.|May be retaken to a max of 2 sem. Prereq: none.
111 Ballet I. 2-3 cr. U. This beginning level class introduces ballet principles for those with little or no previous studio training. Alignment, verticality, and basic ballet movements are stressed.|May be retaken to a max of 3 sem. Dance majors register for 2 cr. Non-majors register for 3 cr. Prereq: none.
112 Ballet II. 2-3 cr. U. A continuation of Dance 111.|May be retaken to max of 3 sem. Prereq: Dance 111(P) or Dance major.
113 Modern Dance Technique I. 2-3 cr. U. Introduction to basic elements and principles of modern dance. Anatomically correct use of body, moving with awareness, and use of varied movement qualities are stressed.|Dance majors register for 2 cr. Non-majors register for 3 cr. May be retaken to max of 9 cr. Prereq: none.
114 Modern Dance Technique II. 2-3 cr. U. Continuation of Dance 113.|May be retaken to max of 9 cr. Prereq: Dance major or Dance 113(P).
115 Jazz Dance I. 1-3 cr. U. Basics of percussive and lyrical jazz styles.|May be retaken to a max of 3 sem. Prereq: none.
116 Jazz Dance II. 1-3 cr. U. A continuation of Dance 115.|May be retaken to max of 3 sem. Prereq: Dance 115(P) or cons instr.
117 Tap I. 1-3 cr. U. The basics of tap dancing designed to instill rhythm and a sense of style.|May be retaken to max of 2 sem. Prereq: none.
122 African Dance & Diaspora Technique I. 2-3 cr. U. Philosophical and applied foundations of African-American dance. Aesthetics, style, musical accompaniment, the role of dance as expression of socio-cultural experience. Emphasis on movement.|May be retaken to max of 3 sem. Prereq: none.
123 African Dance & Diaspora Technique II. 2-3 cr. U. A continuation of Dance 122.|May be retaken to max of 3 sem. Prereq: Dance 122(P) or cons instr.
133 Creative Movement I. 2-3 cr. U. A class to develop the creative potential of each student in rhythm and movement.|May be retaken to max of 9 cr. Dance BFA majors enroll in for 2 cr. Dance BA majors and non-majors enroll for 3 cr. Prereq: none.
135 Introduction to Dancemaking Skills. 3 cr. U. A broad introduction to contemporary dancemaking choreographic and improvisational skills.|Prereq: Dance major.
192 Freshmen Seminar. 0 cr. U. Seminar to orient Dance majors to UWM, PSOA, Dance Department, Milwaukee dance community, and successful life as a dancer.|Fee for 1 cr assessed. Prereq: Dance major.
209 Dance Production. 2 cr. U. Introduction to dance production theory, design and practical skills.|Prereq: Dance major or cons instr.
211 Ballet III. 2-3 cr. U. A continuation of Dance 112.|May be retaken to max of 9 cr. Prereq: Dance 112(P) or cons instr.
212 Ballet IV. 2-3 cr. U. A continuation of Dance 211.|May be retaken to max of 9 cr. Prereq: Dance 211(P) or cons instr.
213 Modern Dance Technique III. 2-3 cr. U. Continuation of Dance 114.|May be retaken to max of 9 cr. Prereq: Dance 114(P) or cons instr.
214 Modern Dance Technique IV. 2-3 cr. U. A continuation of Dance 213.|May be retaken to max of 9 cr. Prereq: Dance 213(P) or cons instr.
217 Tap II. 2-3 cr. U. Continued exploration of tap dance technique. Study of complex rhythmic combinations and movements.|May be retaken to a max of 3 sem. Prereq: Dance 117 (P) or cons instr.
219 Arts in Community Service. 3 cr. U. Students acquire means to assess personal learning and techniques to assess impact of their service-learning work on community partner organizations. Prereq for regis in service-learning component of a dance course.|Prereq: none.
220 Body Sense. 3 cr. U. This course intends to provide an environment for creative exploration of individual body awareness, integration of body-mind and experiencing the body in space.|May be retaken to max of 6 cr. Prereq: none.
221 Body Sense II. 2-3 cr. U. Movement exercises from varied theories; intensified self-observation and documentation of experience. Stress on intrapersonal, interpersonal, emotional, and existential intelligences.|May be retaken to max of 2 sem. Prereq: Dance 220(P).
222 African Dance & Diaspora Technique III. 2-3 cr. U. A continuation of Dance 123.|Prereq: Dance 123(P) or cons instr.
223 African Dance & Diaspora Technique IV. 2-3 cr. U. A continuation of Dance 222.|Prereq: Dance 222(P) or cons instr.
231 Music and Dancers I. 3 cr. U. Beginning study of the relationship between dance and music. Emphasis on musical awareness, development of listening skills and the application of such skills to movement experiences.|Prereq: Dance or Inter-Arts major or cons instr.
233 Improvisation for Dancemaking. 3 cr. U. A structured exploration of movement invention process, and structuring movement sequences through use of movement games and systems.|May be retaken to max of 2 sem. Prereq: Dance major or cons instr.
250 Sophomore Seminar. 0 cr. U. Discussion of topics for 2nd year Dance majors.|Fee for 1 cr assessed. Prereq: Dance 192(C).
251 Laban Movement Analysis I. 3 cr. U. Exploration of the dynamics of movement, including space/time weight flow combinations, the body's approach to space, basic spatial forms (dimensional cross, planes, cube, tetrahedron), introduction to phrase writing.|Prereq: Dance major or cons instr.
261 Junior Seminar. 0 cr. U. Discussion of topics for 3rd year Dance majors.|Fee for 1 cr assessed. Prereq: Dance 250(C).
309 Dance Production Practicum. 1 cr. U. Dance 309 is a continuation of Dance 209 focusing on the application of an array of production skills.|Prereq: Dance 209(P) or cons instr.
310 Jazz III. 2-3 cr. U. Continued study of jazz dance vocabulary and movement concepts.|May be retaken to a max of 3 sem. Prereq: Dance 116 (P) or cons instr.
311 Ballet V. 2-3 cr. U. Continuation of Dance 212.|May be retaken to max of 9 cr. Prereq: Dance 212(P) or cons instr.
312 Ballet VI. 2-3 cr. U. Continuation of Dance 311.|May be retaken to max of 9 cr. Prereq: Dance 311(P) or cons instr.
313 History of Dance in the African Diaspora. 3 cr. U. The dance traditions of Africa and the Diaspora.|Prereq: soph st or cons instr.
314 Contemporary Dance History. 3 cr. U. Developments in modern dance from 1890's to the present with emphasis on comparative philosophies.|Prereq: Dance major or cons instr.
315 History of the American Musical Theater. 3 cr. U. Introduction to the origins, development and evolution of the American musical theater.|Prereq: none.
317 Modern Dance Technique V. 2-3 cr. U. Continuation of Dance 214.|May be retaken to max of 9 cr. Prereq: Dance 214(P) or cons instr.
318 Modern Dance Technique VI. 2-3 cr. U. Continuation of Dance 317.|May be retaken to max of 9 cr. Prereq: Dance 317(P) or cons instr.
319 Dance Service-Learning. 1-3 cr. U/G. Service-Learning as field work in a community partnership setting under supervision of Dance faculty member.|Conc reg in dance course which allows Dance 319 component by cons instr. May be retaken to max of 4 sem or 9 cr. Prereq: jr st; Dance 219(P), & cons instr.
320 Rituals and Culture. 2-3 cr. U. Sources, dimensions, and elements of ritual; values being ritualized. Creating ritual components through storytelling, singing/chanting, movement/gestures, wearing/carrying special clothing/objects.|May be retaken to max of 2 sem. Prereq: soph st.
321 Alexander Technique for the Performer. 2-3 cr. U. Introduction to the principles of Alexander Technique as it applies to performing artists and new media collaborations.|Dance Majors and Somatics Minors enroll for 2 cr; all other majors enroll for 3 cr. May be retaken to max of 6 cr. Prereq: none.
322 African Dance & Diaspora Technique V. 2-3 cr. U. A continuation of Dance 223.|Prereq: Dance 223(P) or cons instr.
323 Body Conditioning: Pilates Method. 2-3 cr. U. Supervised exercises providing special training for strength, balance, and endurance as well as anatomical study.|May be retaken to max of 6 cr. Prereq: none.
325 Pointe and Men's Technique I. 1 cr. U. The study of basic technique of dance sur pointe and mens technique.|May be retaken to max of 2 sem. Prereq: Dance major or cons instr.
327 Dance for the Musical Theatre I. 2-3 cr. U. Study of the role and use of dance in theatrical productions.|May be retaken to a max of 3 sem. Prereq: Dance 111(P), 112(P), 115(P), 116(P), or cons instr.
331 African Percussion Ensemble. 3 cr. U. Hands-on experience in drumming and percussion techniques from Africa and the Diaspora.|Prereq: Dance or Inter-Arts major or cons instr.
350 Senior Seminar. 0 cr. U. Discussion of topics for graduating Dance majors.|Fee for 1 cr assessed. Prereq: Dance 261(C).
352 Digital Media Portfolio for Dancers. 1 cr. U. Introduction to digital tools for technique and choreographic portfolios.|May be retaken to a max of 2 cr. Prereq: jr st or cons instr
360 Movement and Learning. 3 cr. U. Effect of movement on learning. Learned movement patterns as learning preparation. Centering, focusing, mind-clearing activities. Creative movement activities for creative problem-solving.|May be retaken to max of 6 cr. Prereq: none.
361 Dance in Elementary Education. 3 cr. U. A study of the relationship of dance experiences to the growth and development of the elementary school child. Discussion, lectures, experimentation and analysis of dance materials. Suitability of materials for various age groups and situations. Teaching of children's dance classes.|Prereq: Dance or Education major or cons instr.
362 Dance in Secondary Education and College. 3 cr. U. Methods and philosophy of teaching dance in the secondary school. Theory and practice in solving problems arising in practical teaching situations. Observation of dance classes.|Prereq: Dance major or cons instr.
370 World Movement Traditions: (Subtitled). 2-3 cr. U. Dance and movement traditions of world cultures; different cultures each semester.|May be retaken to max of 2 sem per topic. Prereq: none.
371 Applied Anatomy. 3 cr. U. Principles and use of the mind-body construct to aid in understanding movement through ideo-kinetics.|Prereq: dance majors, jr st or cons instr.
403 Intermediate Yoga For Dancers. 2-3 cr. U/G. A continuation of Dance 103 stressing the performance and integration of more advanced asanas.|May be retaken to a max of 2 sem. Prereq: Dance 103, or grad st in Dance component of MFA prog, or cons instr.
411 Field Work in Dance. 2 cr. U. Dance education field experiences in schools, agencies and institutions.|Prereq: Dance majors and Dance 361(P) or 362(P) & cons instr.
412 Dance Composition I. 3 cr. U. Resources for discovering and inventing movement material, and for developing concepts and structures to give this material perceptual, emotional validity.|Prereq: Dance major or cons instr.
413 Dance Composition II. 3 cr. U. A continuation of Dance 412.|Prereq: Dance 412(P) or cons instr.
414 Dance Composition III. 2-3 cr. U. Investigation of advanced choreographic, musical, technical challenges in making site-specific performance work.|Prereq: Dance 412(P) & 413(P) or cons instr.
415 Movement and New Media Collaborations. 3 cr. U. Required collaborative new media composition course in the IAT Post-Portfolio Core. Integration of movement and new media.|Prereq: Dance or Inter-Arts/IAT major or cons instr.
420 Creating Dance in the Community. 3 cr. U. Understanding and mastering artistic and collaborative/interactive skills for use in community and artistic settings.|Prereq: jr st; Dance 320(P).
421 Alexander Technique Practicum. 2 cr. U. Dance 421 is a continuation of Dance 321 focusing on more in-depth study and application of Alexander Technique for performers.|May be retaken to max of 3 sem. Prereq: Dance 321(P) or cons instr.
427 Dance for the Musical Theatre II. 2-3 cr. U. Continued advanced study of dance for theatrical productions. Includes analysis of signature dances from Braodway and film musicals.|May be retaken to a max of 3 sem. Prereq: Dance 327(P) or cons instr.
441 History of African Dance Theory I. 3 cr. U. Aesthetics and movement sensibilities throughout the African Diaspora.|Prereq: Dance 313(P) or cons instr.
485 Student Teaching in Dance in Elementary Schools. 1-9 cr. U. Teaching experience in cooperating school systems in or near Milwaukee; supervision by critic teacher and members of the dance faculty; weekly seminar at the university.|Prereq: BFA in Dance or equiv & admis to teaching cert prog in Dance.
486 Student Teaching in Dance in Secondary Schools. 1-9 cr. U. Teaching experience in cooperating school systems in or near Milwaukee; supervision by critic teacher and members of the dance faculty; weekly seminar at the university.|Prereq: BFA in Dance or equiv & admis to teaching cert in Dance.
489 Workshop in Dance: (Subtitled). 1-6 cr. U. An opportunity for students to deal independently in diversified creative aspects of dance such as choreo-cinema or environmental dance.|May be retaken w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: Dance major or cons instr.
490 Repertoire and Ensemble. 0-3 cr. U. Practicum in group performance in dance productions, touring groups and performances related to the department. Includes original works from classical and contemporary repertoire.|When taken for 0 credit, fee for 1 credit assessed. Retakable to 6 cr max. Prereq: Dance major or cons instr.
491 Repertory/Student Choreographer. 0-1 cr. U. Practicum in performing with undergraduate student choreographers on senior projects or composition showings.|When taken for 0 credit, fee for 1 credit assessed. Retakable to 4 cr max. Prereq: Dance major or cons instr.
497 Study Abroad in Dance: (Subtitled). 1-12 cr. U/G. Interdisciplinary and foundational learning in the area of world dance through interactions with and explorations in differing cultures and areas.|May be retaken with change in topic to max of 12 cr. Prereq: jr st or cons instr; & acceptance for Study Abroad Prog.
522 African Dance & Diaspora Technique VI. 2-3 cr. U. A continuation of Dance 322.|Prereq: Dance 322(P) or cons instr.
541 History of African Dance Theory II: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U. Further study in the aesthetics and movement sensibilities throughout the African Diaspora.|Retakeable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: Dance 441(P) or cons instr.
601 Senior Project. 2-4 cr. U. Composition of an original work to be presented for performance, or planning and implementation of a major dance project on the campus or in the community.|Retakeable to 4 cr max. Prereq: Dance major or cons instr.
623 Body Conditioning: Pilates Method II. 2-3 cr. U. Concentrated and advanced study of the Pilates Method incorporating Pilates equipment to enhance skills developed in Dance 323.|May be retaken for a max of 3 sem. Prereq: Dance 323 (P) or cons instr.
699 Independent Study in Dance. 1-4 cr. U. Individual program of supervised study in Dance under the direction of the instructor.|May be retaken to max of 12 cr. Prereq: cons instr.

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