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UWM Undergraduate Catalog 2015-2016


Peck School of the Arts


Dance



Dance

The Department of Dance offers three undergraduate degree programs which lead to a bachelor's degree in dance: two tracks in the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance (Performance and Choreography/Contemporary, and Performance and Choreography/Africa and the Diaspora), and the Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Dance. Also available is a minor in Somatics.

Please note that admissions to the Post-Baccalaureate Early Childhood through Adolescence (EC-A) Teaching Certificate in Dance have been temporarily suspended (effective with the 2014 spring semester).

Admission and Retention Requirements

Students must meet general university admission requirements to be admitted to any of the undergraduate curricula as a freshman or transfer student. Passing the Dance Entrance Audition is required for entrance into the Dance BA or BFA degree programs. Auditions are typically scheduled four times a year (October, February, April and June). If unsuccessful, students may re-audition, but are limited to auditioning twice per academic year.

Transfer students must complete a minimum of half of the required dance credits while in residence at UWM in order to graduate. The exact total is available upon admission to the program. Transcript evaluation by a dance advisor is required before placement into dance major courses.

Once accepted, students may enter the program during either fall or spring semesters, but are strongly encouraged to enter in the fall term to progress more smoothly through the BA or BFA curricular sequence.

To obtain more information about the admission requirements or to be placed on the mailing list for the entrance auditions, please call the Dance Office at (414) 229-2571 or email danceinfo@uwm.edu.

Each undergraduate dance major's coursework will be reviewed at the end of his/her sophomore year to determine continuance in the major, as part of the Mid-Program Portfolio Review. Students must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.0 in the dance major.

All students are expected to demonstrate a strong commitment to their health and overall conditioning in order to fulfill the department's academic requirements. Each student's ability to undertake the demands of the dance program, including his/her overall physical ability to perform in classes, auditions, rehearsals, and/or performances, will be a factor in the following: grading at the end of each semester; the audition/rehearsal/performance process for departmental productions and outreach events; the Mid-Program Portfolio Review assessment; determining "probation" status; and potentially removing a student from the program.

Dance BA and BFA students are required to have a laptop computer after they have passed the Mid-Program Portfolio Review. The hardware and software must meet or exceed the current departmental requirements, as stated on the website (www4.uwm.edu/psoa/admission/laptoprequirement). Students are strongly encouraged to have laptops when they enter the program.

Dance EC-A students are required to have a laptop when they are accepted into the program. The hardware and software must meet or exceed the current departmental requirements, as stated on the website (www4.uwm.edu/psoa/admission/laptoprequirement).

Dance Program Mission Statement and Program Descriptions

The Department of Dance at UWM is committed to the development and training of skillful and creatively vibrant dance artists. Through its diverse faculty, curriculum and students, the department offers undergraduate and graduate dancers a learning environment that emphasizes creative artistic individuality and the development of professional skills.

The Performance & Choreography/Contemporary Track in the Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Dance prepares students to perform and create original dance choreography for theatrical productions. Dance BFA students complete a rigorous technical and creative curriculum designed to develop the student's individual artistic voice. Contemporary Track majors additionally study body/mind sciences, dance pedagogy, historical and cultural contexts for dance and the interactive collaboration skills necessary to bring dance to the theatre with a high degree of excellence.

The Performance & Choreography/Africa and the Diaspora Track in the Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Dance prepares students to perform and create original dance choreography for theatrical productions. Africa and the Diaspora majors complete a rigorous technical and creative curriculum with a foundation in Africa and the Diaspora techniques with cross training in ballet and modern. African Track majors additionally study body/mind sciences, dance pedagogy, historical and cultural contexts for dance and the interactive collaboration skills necessary to bring dance to the theatre with a high degree of excellence.

The Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Dance prepares students to teach participatory movement traditions in community settings, and to lead community groups in creating and performing their own dances and movement rituals. Community-based service-learning experiences provide many opportunities to realize these goals. The expectation is also that BA students will participate in a community dance/movement setting during undergraduate study.

The Minor in Somatics prepares students to undertake further study in an array of artistic, teaching/learning, and health/wellness disciplines. Students will study a wide range of somatic practices, including Laban Movement Analysis, Bartenieff Fundamentals, Alexander Technique, Pilates Method, Ideokinesis, Body-Mind Centering, Authentic Movement, Iyengar Yoga, and Martial Arts.

The Post-baccalaureate Early Childhood through Adolescence (EC-A) Teacher Certification Program in Dance certifies students to teach dance in public schools in the state of Wisconsin. The program prepares teachers to create and deliver curriculum stressing the pillars of dance as an art form: performing dance in various styles, creating original dances, responding insightfully to observed dance performances, interconnecting dance skills/knowledge with other disciplines, and reflecting critically on one’s own dancing and dance knowledge. [Note: The post-baccalaureate Early Childhood through Adolescence (EC-A) Teacher Certification Program in Dance has been temporarily suspended, effective with the 2014 spring semester.]

Students in both the BFA and BA dance degree programs must complete the following Dance Foundations curriculum in their freshman year:

Dance Foundations Curriculum

Dance 110

Introduction to the Art of Dance

3

Dance 111

Ballet I

3

Dance 113

Modern Dance Technique I

3

Dance 135

Introduction to Dancemaking Skills

3

Dance 192

Dance Freshman Seminar

0

Dance 233

Improvisation for Dancemaking

3

Total

 

15


BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS IN DANCE DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

Completion of 130 credits, fulfilling the following curriculum requirements:

  • General University Core Curriculum, 45 cr (includes Music 101 as part of PSOA credits)
  • Required Dance Courses, 85 cr (includes Dance Foundations credits)
  • BFA PERFORMANCE & CHOREOGRAPHY/CONTEMPORARY TRACK DANCE CURRICULUM

    Dance Technique Courses

    Modern Dance Technique - minimum of 6 semesters (16 credits)
    Chosen from Dance 113, 114, 213, 214, 317, 318 – 2 or 3 credits each.
    (100- and 200-level technique classes taken for 3 credits; 300-level for 2 credits)

    Ballet - minimum of 6 semesters (16 credits)
    Chosen from Dance 111, 112, 211, 212, 311, 312 – 2 or 3 credits each.
    (100- and 200-level technique classes taken for 3 credits; 300-level for 2 credits)

    Complementary Dance Technique (African, Jazz, Tap, Musical Theatre) (4 credits)
    Chosen from Dance 115, 116, 117, 122, 123, 217, 327, 427 – 2 credits each.
    One Jazz or African technique class is required during sophomore year.

    Somatic and Conditioning Practices (6 credits)
    (Yoga, Pilates, Body Sense, Alexander Technique)
    Chosen from Dance 103, 220, 321, 323, 403, 421, 623 – 2 or 3 credits each.

    Total Technique Credits

    42


    Dance Creative Courses

    Dance 135

    Introduction to Dancemaking Skills

    3

    Dance 231

    Music and Dancers

    3

    Dance 233

    Improvisation for Dancemaking

    3

    Dance 352

    Digital Media Portfolio for Dancers

    1

    Dance 412

    Dance Composition I

    3

    Dance 413

    Dance Composition II

    3

    Dance 414

    Dance Composition III or equivalent

    3

    Dance 490*

    Repertoire & Ensemble

    3

    Total Creative Credits

    22


    Dance Academic Courses

    Dance 110

    Introduction to the Art of Dance

    3

    Dance 192

    Dance Freshman Seminar

    0

    Dance 209

    Dance Production

    2

    Dance 250

    Dance Sophomore Seminar

    0

    Dance 251

    Laban Movement Analysis

    3

    Dance 261

    Dance Junior Seminar

    0

    Dance 309

    Dance Production Practicum

    1

    Dance 314

    Contemporary Dance History

    3

    Dance 350

    Dance Senior Seminar

    0

    Dance 361

    Dance in Elementary Education

    3

    or

     

     

    Dance 362

    Dance in Secondary Education

    3

    Dance 371

    Applied Anatomy

    3

    Dance 601

    Senior Project

    3

    Total Academic Credits

    21

    * Students participating in department productions must be enrolled in one ballet, modern or Africa & the Diaspora technique class per department performance criteria.

    Course of Study

    Freshman Year (Includes Foundations Curriculum)

    Fall Semester

    Cr

         

    Dance 111

    Ballet I

    3

    Dance 113

    Modern Dance Technique I

    3

    Dance 135

    Introduction to Dancemaking Skills

    3

    Dance 192

    Dance Freshman Seminar

    0

    Dance 209

    Dance Production

    2

     

    University Core

    6

    Spring Semester

     

         

    Dance 110

    Introduction to the Art of Dance

    3

    Dance 112

    Ballet II

    3

    Dance 114

    Modern Dance Technique II

    3

    Dance 233

    Improvisation for Dancemaking

    3

    Dance 309

    Dance Production Practicum

    1

     

    University Core

    3

    Total

    Freshman Year

    33

     

     

     

    Sophomore Year

     

    Fall Semester

    Cr

         

    Dance 103, 321, or 323

    Introduction to Iyengar Yoga, Alexander Technique, or Body Conditioning: Pilates

    2

    Dance 122 or 115

    African Dance & Diaspora Technique I, or Jazz I

    2

    Dance 211

    Ballet III

    3

    Dance 250

    Dance Sophomore Seminar

    0

    Dance 412

    Dance Composition I

    3

    Music 101

    Fundamentals of Music (PSOA GER req.)

    3

     

    University Core

    3

    Spring Semester

     

         

    Dance 213

    Modern Dance Technique III

    3

    Dance 231

    Music and Dancers

    3

    Dance 371

    Applied Anatomy

    3

    Dance 490**

    Repertoire and Ensemble

    1

     

    University Core

    3

    Total

    Sophomore Year

    29

     

     

     

    Junior Year

     

    Fall Semester

    Cr

         

    Dance 103, 321, or 323

    Introduction to Yoga, Alexander Technique for the Performer, or Body Conditioning: Pilates

    2

    Dance 212

    Ballet IV

    3

    Dance 214

    Modern Dance Technique IV

    3

    Dance 251

    Laban Movement Analysis

    3

    Dance 261

    Dance Junior Seminar

    0

    Dance 352

    Digital Media Portfolio for Dancers

    1

    Dance 413

    Dance Composition II

    3

    Dance 490**

    Repertoire and Ensemble

    1

     

    University Core

    3

    Spring Semester

    Cr

         

    Dance 311

    Ballet V

    2

    Dance 317

    Modern Dance Technique V

    2

    Dance 314

    Contemporary Dance History

    3

    Dance 414

    Dance Composition III

    3

     

    University Core

    6

    Total

    Junior Year

    35

     

     

     

    Senior Year

     

    Fall Semester

    Cr

         

    Dance 103, 403, 323, 623, or 421

    Introduction to Iyengar Yoga, Intermediate Yoga for Dancers, Body Conditioning: Pilates, or Alexander Technique Practicum

    2

    Dance 312

    Ballet VI

    2

    Dance 350

    Dance Senior Seminar

    0

    Dance 361

    Dance in Elementary Education

    3

    or

     

     

    Dance 362

    Dance in Secondary Education

    3

     

    University Core

    9

    Spring Semester

    Cr

         

    Dance 115, 116, 117, 122, 123, 217, 327, or 427

    Jazz Dance I or II, African Dance & Diaspora Technique I or II, Tap I or II, or Dance for Musical Theatre I or II

    2

    Dance 318

    Modern Dance Technique VI

    2

    Dance 490**

    Repertoire and Ensemble

    1

    Dance 601

    Senior Project

    3

     

    University Core

    9

    Total

    Senior Year

    33


    ** Per departmental policy, any time a student is cast in a faculty or guest artist work, he/she must enroll in Dance 490 for a minimum of 0 or 1 credit during the appropriate semester.

    TOTAL REQUIRED DANCE CREDITS

    85


    BFA PERFORMANCE & CHOREOGRAPHY/AFRICA AND THE DIASPORA TRACK DANCE CURRICULUM

    Dance Technique Courses

    Modern Dance Technique - minimum of 6 credits
    Chosen from Dance 113, 114, 213, 214, 317, 318 – 2 or 3 credits each.
    (100- and 200-level technique classes taken for 3 credits; 300-level for 2 credits)

    Ballet - minimum of 3 credits
    Chosen from Dance 111, 112, 211, 212, 311, 312 – 2 or 3 credits each.
    (100- and 200-level technique classes taken for 3 credits; 300-level for 2 credits)

    Complementary Dance Technique (Jazz Dance I, Tap I), 4 credits
    Chosen from Dance 115, 117 – 2 credits each..

    African Dance & Diaspora Technique – minimum of 6 semesters (16 credits)
    Chosen from Dance 122, 123, 222, 223, 322, 522 – 2 or 3 credits each.
    (100- and 200-level technique classes taken for 3 credits; 300-level for 2 credits)

    Somatic and Conditioning Practices (Yoga, Pilates, Alexander Technique, Body Sense) - 4 credits
    Chosen from Dance 103, 220, 321, 323, 403, 421, 623 – 2 or 3 credits each.

    Total Technique Credits

    33

    Dance Creative Courses


    Dance 135

    Introduction to Dancemaking Skills

    3

    Dance 233

    Improvisation for Dancemaking

    3

    Dance 231

    Music and Dancers

    3

    or

     

     

    Dance 331

    African Percussion Ensemble

    3

    Dance 352

    Digital Media Portfolio for Dancers

    1

    Dance 412

    Dance Composition I

    3

    Dance 413

    Dance Composition II

    3

    Dance 414

    Dance Composition III or equivalent

    3

    Dance 490*

    Repertoire & Ensemble

    3

    Total Creative Credits

    22

    Dance Academic Courses


    Dance 110

    Introduction to the Art of Dance

    3

    Dance 192

    Dance Freshman Seminar

    0

    Dance 209

    Dance Production

    2

    Dance 250

    Dance Sophomore Seminar

    0

    Dance 251

    Laban Movement Analysis

    3

    Dance 261

    Dance Junior Seminar

    0

    Dance 309

    Dance Production Practicum

    1

    Dance 313

    History of Dance in the African Diaspora

    3

    Dance 314

    Contemporary Dance History

    3

    Dance 350

    Dance Senior Seminar

    0

    Dance 361

    Dance in Elementary Education

    3

    or

     

     

    Dance 362

    Dance in Secondary Education

    3

    Dance 371

    Applied Anatomy

    3

    Dance 441

    History of African Dance Theory I

    3

    Dance 541

    History of African Dance Theory II: (Subtitle)

    3

    Dance 601

    Senior Project

    3

    Total Academic Credits

    30


    * Students participating in department productions must be enrolled in one ballet, modern or Africa & the Diaspora technique class per department performance criteria.

    Course of Study

    Freshman Year

    Fall Semester

     

         

    Dance 111

    Ballet I

    3

    Dance 113

    Modern Dance Technique I

    3

    Dance 122

    African Dance and Diaspora Technique I

    2

    Dance 135

    Introduction to Dancemaking Skills

    3

    Dance 192

    Dance Freshman Seminar

    0

    Dance 209

    Dance Production

    2

     

    University Core

    3

    Spring Semester

     

         

    Dance 110

    Introduction to the Art of Dance

    3

    Dance 114

    Modern Dance Technique II

    3

    Dance 115

    Jazz Dance I

    2

    Dance 123

    African Dance and Diaspora Technique II

    2

    Dance 233

    Improvisation for Dancemaking

    3

    Dance 309

    Dance Production Practicum

    1

     

    University Core

    3

    Total

    Freshman Year

    33

     

     

     

    Sophomore Year

     

    Fall Semester

     

         

    Dance 117

    Tap I

    2

    Dance 250

    Dance Sophomore Seminar

    0

    Dance 313

    History of Dance in the African Diaspora

    3

    Dance 412

    Dance Composition I

    3

    Music 101

    Fundamentals of Music (PSOA GER req.)

    3

     

    University Core

    6

    Spring Semester

     

         

    Dance 222

    African Dance and Diaspora Technique III

    3

    Dance 231

    Music and Dancers

    3

    or

     

     

    Dance 331

    African Percussion Ensemble

    3

    Dance 371

    Applied Anatomy

    3

    Dance 490**

    Repertoire and Ensemble

    1

     

    University Core

    6

    Total

    Sophomore Year

    33

     

     

     

    Junior Year

     

    Fall Semester

     

         

    Dance 103, 321, or 323

    Introduction to Yoga, Alexander Technique for the Performer, or Body Conditioning: Pilates

    2

    Dance 223

    African Dance and Diaspora Technique IV

    3

    Dance 251

    Laban Movement Analysis

    3

    Dance 261

    Dance Junior Seminar

    0

    Dance 352

    Digital Media Portfolio for Dancers

    1

    Dance 413

    Dance Composition II

    3

     

    University Core

    3

    Spring Semester

     

         

    Dance 314

    Contemporary Dance History

    3

    Dance 322

    African Dance and Diaspora Technique V

    3

    Dance 414

    Dance Composition III

    3

    Dance 441

    History of African Dance Theory I

    3

    Dance 490**

    Repertoire and Ensemble

    1

     

    University Core

    3

    Total

    Junior Year

    31

     

     

     

    Senior Year

     

    Fall Semester

     

         

    Dance 103, 321, or 323

    Introduction to Iyengar Yoga, Alexander Technique for the Performer, or Body Conditioning: Pilates

    2

    Dance 350

    Dance Senior Seminar

    0

    Dance 361

    Dance in Elementary Education

    3

    or

     

     

    Dance 362

    Dance in Secondary Education

    3

    Dance 541 History of African Dance Theory II 3
         

     

    University Core

    9

    Spring Semester

     

         

    Dance 490**

    Repertoire and Ensemble

    1

    Dance 522

    African Dance and Diaspora Technique VI

    3

    Dance 601

    Senior Project

    3

     

    University Core

    9

    Total

    Senior Year

    33


    ** Per departmental policy, any time a student is cast in a faculty or guest artist work, he/she must enroll in Dance 490 for a minimum of 0 or 1 credit during the appropriate semester.

    TOTAL REQUIRED DANCE CREDITS

    85


    Suggested Classes for University Core Curriculum – Africa and the Diaspora Track

    Humanities – 6 cr

     

         

    Africol 100

    Black Reality: Survey of African-American Society

    3

    Africol 111

    Introduction to African-American History to 1865

    3

    Africol 112

    Introduction to African-American History 1865 to the Present

    3

    Africol 205

    Poetry of African, African-American, and Caribbean Writers

    3

    Africol 210

    African-American Novel

    3

    Africol 235

    African-Americans and South Africa

    3

    Africol 314

    The School in African-American Life

    3

    Art Hist 104

    African, New World, and Oceanic Art and Architecture

    3

    Ed Pol 314

    The School in African-American Life

    3

    English 150

    Multicultural America

    3

    English 279

    Introduction to U.S. Latino/a Literature: (Subtitle)

    3

    English 281

    Introduction to African-American Literature: (Subtitle)

    3

    English 507

    Studies in Literature, 1900 to the Present: (Subtitle) Fictions of Multiculturalism

    3

    Ethnic 101

    The Making of American Cultures: Africans, Europeans, and Indian Nations

    3

    Ethnic 102

    Transnational Migrations: Asian-, Arab-, Euro-American and Latino Identity

    3

    Freshman Seminar

    Course 192 in multiple departments: (Subtitle)

    3

    Hist 150

    Multicultural America

    3

    Hist 267

    History of Latinos in the United States

    3

    Hist 272

    The Blues: History and Culture

    3

    InfoSt 210

    Information Resources for Research

    3

    Philos 253

    Philosophy of the Arts

    3

    Portugs 225

    Understanding Brazil: (Subtitle)

    3

    Portugs 360

    Luso-Brazilian Culture: (Subtitle)

    3

    Portugs 380

    Luso-Brazilian Literature in Translation: (Subtitle)

    3

    Spanish 225

    Understanding the Hispanic World: (Subtitle)

    3

    Spanish 371

    Introduction to Latino Literature in English

    3

    Spanish 373

    Topics in Latino Literature in English: (Subtitle)

    3

    Spanish 391

    Social and Historical Issues in the Hispanic World: (Subtitle)

    3

    Spanish 470

    Survey of Hispanic Literature and Civilization

    3

    Social Sciences – 6 cr

     

         

    Africol 163

    African-American Concept of Self

    3

    Africol 215

    Introduction to Black Social and Cultural Traditions

    3

    Africol 232

    Survey of African Societies and Cultures

    3

    Africol 250

    Black Women and White Women in the Contemporary United States

    3

    Africol 334

    Survey of Black American and Black Brazilian Societies

    3

    Anthro 104

    Lifeways in Different Cultures: A Survey of World Societies

    3

    Anthro 150

    Multicultural America

    3

    Anthro 250

    Women’s Roles in Cross-Cultural Perspective

    3

    Commun 350

    Intercultural Communication

    3

    Econ 248

    Economics of Discrimination

    3

    Ethnic 200

    Racial Minorities in the United States

    3

    Hist 200

    Historical Roots of Contemporary Issues: American Ghetto

    3

    Sociol 150

    Multicultural America

    3

    Soc Wrk 665

    Cultural Diversity and Social Work

    3

    Arts – 12 credits outside of Dance (3 fulfilled by Music 101 requirement)

         

    Film 222

    Introduction to Digital Filmmaking

    3

    Film 420

    Intermediate Media Arts Module: (Subtitle)

    3

    Music 489

    Workshop in Music: (Subtitle)

    3

    Theatre 100

    Introduction to Theatre

    3

    Theatre 260

    Storytelling: (Subtitle)

    3

    Theatre 281

    Stage Management/Communication Tech

    3

    General University Electives

     

         

    Bus Adm 100

    Introduction to Business

    3

    Bus Adm 201

    Introduction to Financial Accounting

    3

    Dance 116

    Jazz Dance II

    2

    Dance 117

    Tap I

    2

    Dance 319

    Dance Service Learning (public/private schools)

    Var

    Dance 497

    Dance Study Abroad (Africa, Caribbean, Brazil, Peru)

    Var

    Dance 699

    Independent Study

    Var

    Geog 462

    Cultural Geography of Latin America

    3


    BACHELOR OF ARTS IN DANCE DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

    Completion of 120 credits, fulfilling the following curriculum requirements:

  • General University Core Curriculum, 45 cr (includes Music 101 as part of PSOA credits)
  • Required Dance Courses, 61 cr (includes Dance Foundations credits)
  • General Electives, 14 cr
  • BA DANCE CURRICULUM

    Dance Technique and Somatics Courses


    Dance 103

    Introduction to Iyengar Yoga

    2

    Dance 111

    Ballet I

    3

    Dance 113

    Modern Dance Technique I

    3

    Dance 112, 211, & 212

    Ballet II-IV

    9

    or

     

     

    Dance 114, 213, & 214

    Modern Dance Technique II-IV

    9

    Dance 122

    African Dance and Diaspora Technique I

    2

    or

     

     

    Dance 370

    World Movement: (Hip Hop)

    2

    Dance 220

    Body Sense

    3

    Dance 370

    One subtitle from each choice below:

     

     

    Salsa/Merengue or Tango

    2

     

    Martial Arts or Tai Chi

    2

     

    Ballroom or Dances of the World

    2

    Total Techniques and Somatics Credits

    28


    Dance Creative and Academic Courses


    Dance 110

    Introduction to the Art of Dance

    3

    Dance 135

    Introduction to Dancemaking Skills

    3

    Dance 192

    Dance Freshman Seminar

    0

    Dance 219

    Arts in Community Service

    1

    Dance 233

    Improvisation for Dancemaking

    3

    Dance 250

    Dance Sophomore Seminar

    0

    Dance 251

    Laban Movement Analysis

    3

    Dance 261

    Dance Junior Seminar

    0

    Dance 314

    Contemporary Dance History

    3

    Dance 319

    Dance Service Learning

    1

    Dance 320

    Rituals and Culture

    3

    Dance 350

    Dance Senior Seminar

    0

    Dance 352

    Digital Media Portfolio for Dancers

    1

    Dance 360

    Movement and Learning

    3

    Dance 371

    Applied Anatomy

    3

    Dance 420

    Creating Community Rituals

    3

    Dance 601

    Senior Project

    3

    Total Creative and Academic Credits

    33


    Recommended General Electives

    Dance, Movement, and Theatre electives from the following Dance, Health Sciences (Sport & Recreation), and Theatre courses.

    Dance 115

    Jazz Dance I

    2

    Dance 117

    Tap I

    2

    Dance 221

    Body Sense II

    3

    Dance 313

    History of Dance in the African Diaspora

    3

    Dance 323

    Body Conditioning: Pilates Method

    2

    Dance 361

    Dance in Elementary Education

    3

    Dance 490*

    Repertoire and Ensemble

    0-3**

    Dance 491

    Repertory/Student Choreographer

    1

    Spt & Rec 114

    Weight Training

    1

    Spt & Rec 115

    Aerobic Dance

    1

    Theatre 460

    Storytelling

    3


    * Students participating in department productions must be enrolled in one ballet, modern or Africa & the Diaspora technique class per department performance criteria.

    ** Per departmental policy, any time a student is cast in a faculty or guest artist work, he/she must enroll in Dance 490 for a minimum of 0 or 1 credit during the appropriate semester.

    Course of Study
    (Dance BA curriculum courses only; does not include University Core)

    Freshman Year (Includes Foundations Curriculum)

    Fall Semester

     

    Dance 111

    Ballet I

    3

    Dance 113

    Modern Dance Technique I

    3

    Dance 135

    Introduction to Dancemaking Skills

    3

    Dance 192

    Dance Freshman Seminar

    0

    Dance 220

    Body Sense

    3

    Spring Semester

     

    Dance 110

    Introduction to the Art of Dance

    3

    Dance 112

    Ballet II

    3

    or

     

     

    Dance 114

    Modern Dance Technique II

    3

    Dance 233

    Improvisation for Dancemaking

    3

    Total

    Freshman Year

    21

     

     

     

    Sophomore Year

     

    Fall Semester

     

    Dance 103

    Introduction to Iyengar Yoga

    2

    Dance 122

    African Dance and Diaspora Technique I

    2

    or

     

     

    Dance 370

    World Movement: (Hip Hop)

    2

    Dance 211

    Ballet III

    3

    or

     

     

    Dance 213

    Modern Dance Technique III

    3

    Dance 219

    Arts in Community Service

    1

    Dance 250

    Dance Sophomore Seminar

    0

    Music 101

    Fundamentals of Music (PSOA GER req.)

    3

    Spring Semester

     

    Dance 212

    Ballet IV

    3

    or

     

     

    Dance 214

    Modern Dance Technique IV

    3

    Dance 320

    Rituals and Culture

    3

    Dance 370

    World Movement: (Martial Arts or Tai Chi)

    2

    Dance 371

    Applied Anatomy

    3

    Total

    Sophomore Year

    22

     

     

     

    Junior Year

     

    Fall Semester

     

    Dance 251

    Laban Movement Analysis

    3

    Dance 261

    Dance Junior Seminar

    0

    Dance 420

    Creating Community Rituals

    3

    Dance 352

    Digital Media Portfolio for Dancers

    1

    Dance 360

    Movement and Learning

    3

    Dance 370

    World Movement: (Salsa or Tango)

    2

    Spring Semester

     

    Dance 314

    Contemporary Dance History

    3

    Dance 319

    Dance Service Learning

    1

    Dance 370

    World Movement: Ballroom or Dances of the World

    2

    Total

    Junior Year

    18

     

     

    Senior Year

     

    Fall Semester

     

    Dance 350

    Dance Senior Seminar

    0

    Spring Semester

     

    Dance 601

    Senior Project

    3

    Total

    Senior Year

    3


    TOTAL REQUIRED DANCE CREDITS

    61

    TOTAL IN COURSE OF STUDY (includes 3 PSOA GER CR)

    64

    SOMATICS MINOR REQUIREMENTS

    Admission and Continuation Requirements. Students must meet general University admission requirements to be admitted to any of the undergraduate curricula as a freshman or transfer student. Prior to completing 6 credits of the Somatics Minor coursework, students must apply for and be accepted into the minor (call the Dance Office at 414-229-2571 for the application form). No more than 6 credits will be applied toward the minor until after a student has been admitted and a Dance Faculty Advisor has been assigned. Students must maintain a 2.75 GPA overall to remain in the Somatics Minor.

    All students are expected to demonstrate a strong commitment to their health and overall conditioning in order to fulfill the department’s academic requirements. Each student’s ability to withstand the demands of the dance program, including his/her overall physical ability to perform in classes, auditions, rehearsals, and/or performances will be a factor in the following: grading at the end of each semester; the audition/rehearsal/performance process for departmental productions and outreach events; the Mid-Program Portfolio Review assessment; determining ‘probation’ status; and potentially removing a student from the program.

    SOMATICS MINOR CURRICULUM

    Required Courses in Dance

    Dance 103

    Introduction to Iyengar Yoga

    2

    Dance 122

    African Dance and Diaspora Technique I

    2

    or

     

     

    Dance 370

    World Movement Traditions or dance equivalent

    2

    Dance 133

    Creative Movement

    3

    or

     

     

    Dance 135

    Introduction to Dancemaking Skills

    3

    Dance 220

    Body Sense

    3

    Dance 371

    Applied Anatomy

    3

    Total

     

    13


    Electives in Dance
    (please choose 15 cr from the following):

    Dance 221

    Body Sense II

    2

    Dance 233

    Improvisation for Dancemaking

    3

    Dance 321

    Alexander Technique for the Performer

    2

    Dance 251

    Laban Movement Analysis

    3

    Dance 323

    Body Conditioning: Pilates Method

    2

    Dance 360

    Movement and Learning

    3

    Dance 370

    World Movement Traditions or dance equivalent (repeatable to 6 cr)

    2

    Dance 421

    Alexander Technique Practicum

    2

    Total

     

    15


    Total Credits for Somatics Minor

    28


    EC-A TEACHER CERTIFICATION PROGRAM IN DANCE REQUIREMENTS

    [Note: This program has been temporarily suspended, effective with the 2014 spring semester.]

    Admission Requirements

    Formal admission to the EC-A (Early Childhood through Adolescence) Teacher Certification Program in Dance will only be granted after either a BA or BFA in Dance has been conferred, and passing scores have been earned in all three sections of the Pre-Professional Skills Test (PPST).

    Current UWM undergraduate dance majors who are interested in seeking dance certification may apply any of the following courses, taken during their undergraduate studies, toward EC-A certification: Dance 360, either 361 or 362, and 411, along with any of the required School of Education EC-A courses. The remaining dance teaching methods classes, as well as student teaching, may be taken only after formal admission to the EC-A program.

    Dance graduates holding a BA or BFA in Dance from institutions other than UWM who apply for admission to the Dance EC-A certification program:

    1. May be subject to additional coursework.
    2. Must provide two letters of recommendation, one of which must come from the applicant’s undergraduate dance program.
    3. Must contact the UWM Dance Department to schedule their participation in an Intermediate or Advanced Modern Technique class taught by a full-time faculty member.
    4. Must either provide a work sample of their own choreography, or arrange to perform a 1- to 2-minute example of their choreography for Dance faculty on the day in which they participate in the modern technique class.

    For further information and to complete the paper application, please contact the Peck School of the Arts Student Services Office at 414-229-4763 or in the Theatre Building, Room 120.

    Students must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.0 in the dance coursework.

    DANCE EC-A CERTIFICATION CURRICULUM


    Ed Psy 330

    Introduction to Learning and Development

    3

    CurrIns 343

    Teaching of Reading

    3

    OR

     

     

    CurrIns 545

    Reading in Secondary Content Areas

    3

    ExcEduc 300

    The Exceptional Individual

    3

    or

     

     

    ExcEduc 531

    Inclusion for Secondary Education: Humanities, Arts, Foreign Language

    3

    or

     

     

    ExcEduc 605

    Child, Learner, Disabilities

    3

    Dance 360

    Movement and Learning

    3

    Dance 361

    Dance in Elementary Education

    3

    Dance 362

    Dance in Secondary Education

    3

    Dance 411

    Field Work in Dance

    2

    Dance 485, 486

    Student Teaching in Elementary/Secondary

    10

    Total EC-A Certificate

    30


    ACT 31 Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Requirement

    Choose one of the following options:

    Ethnic 203

    Western Great Lakes: American Indian Community Life

    3

    or

     

     

    Hist 263

    North American Indian History Since 1887

    3

    or

     

     

    Anthro 213

    American Indian Peoples of Wisconsin

    3

    or

     

     

    English 276

    Introduction to American Indian Literature: (Subtitle “Literature, History, and Sovereignty of Upper Midwest Indians” only)

    3

    or

     

     

    Successful completion of the School of Education Act 31 workshop

    Certification Requirements

    1. Fulfill all Dance degree and other graduation requirements; complete graduation process.
    2. Fulfill fieldwork requirement.
    3. Earn an overall GPA of 2.75, and 3.0 in Dance courses.
    4. Passing score in all 3 sections of the PPST.
    5. Successfully complete student teaching.
    6. Demonstrate mastery of the knowledge, skills and dispositions necessary for a successful career in the field of dance education through the use of a teaching portfolio (see explanation below).

    Teaching Portfolio

    The Dance faculty and the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) require that students compile a teaching portfolio that demonstrates teaching proficiency. The portfolio will be completed as a part of their major dance education methods, fieldwork, and student teaching course requirements aligned with Wisconsin Teaching Standards and Urban Education principles. Evidence of teaching proficiency must include:

    1. Record of PPST passing scores.
    2. Transcript demonstrating overall 2.75 GPA, and 3.0 in dance classes.
    3. Copy of current resume.
    4. Lesson plans written and taught in fieldwork and student teaching courses.
    5. Examples of student work in video and photo formats.
    6. Statement of teaching and learning philosophy.
    7. Written evaluations and completed assessment rubrics from cooperating teachers, University supervising teachers, and methods class instructors.
    8. Self-evaluations based on early fieldwork and student teaching experiences.
    9. Documentation of personal artistry.
    10. Mastery of the 10 Wisconsin teaching standards.

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