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UWM Undergraduate Catalog 2014-2015


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 (arts.uwm.edu/dance). 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/dance).

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.

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.
(100-200 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.
(100-200 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

 

     

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

 

     

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

 

     

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

 

     

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

 

     

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

Dance 541 History of African Dance Theory II 3
     

 

University Core

9

Spring Semester

 

     

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

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.
(100-200 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.
(100-200 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-level technique classes taken for 2 credits; 200-300 level for 3 credits)

Somatic and Conditioning Practices (4 credits).
(Yoga, Pilates, Alexander Technique, Body Sense)
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 (POSA 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

 

University Core

9

Spring Semester

 

     

Dance 490**

Repertoire and Ensemble 1

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

Aricol 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

School in African-American Life

3

Art Hist 104

African, New World, and Oceanic Art and Architecture

3

Ed Pol 314

School in African-American Life

3

English 150

Multicultural America

3

English 279

Introduction to Latino/a Literature: (Subtitle)

3

English 281

Introduction to African-American Literature: (Subtitle)

3

English 507

Studies in 20th Century Literature: 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 266

Race, Racial Though, and Prejudice in the United States, 1607 to the Present

3

Hist 267

History of Latinos in the United States

3

Hist 272

Clues: History and Culture

3

L&I Sci 210

Information Resources for Research

3

Philos 253

Philosophy of the Arts

3

Portugs 225

Understanding Brazil: (Subtitle)

3

Portugs 360

Brazilian Culture: (Subtitle)

3

Portugs 380

Luzo-Brazilian Literature in Translation: (Subtitle)

3

Spanish 173

Introduction to Latin America

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

Poetry of African, Africa-American, and Caribbean Writers

3

Africol 334

Survey of Black American and 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

Basic Elements of Video

3

Film 420

Intermediate Media Arts Module: (Subtitle)

3

Music 489

Workshop in Music: (Subtitle)

3

Theatre 100

Introduction to Theatre

3

Theatre 113

Stage Combat

3

Theatre 281

Stage Management/Communication Tech

3

Theatre 460

Sorytelling

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 II

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, and 212

Ballet II-IV

9

OR

 

 

Dance 114, 213, and 214

Modern Dance Technique II-IV

9

Dance 122

African Dance and Diaspora Technique I

2

OR

 

 

Dance 370

World Movement: Subtitle 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: Subtitle: 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

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 1-2 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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