Dance Minor - Undergraduate - 2015 University Catalog

The Minor in Dance provides an experiential overview of dance as a discipline, intended for students majoring in another area of study. Coursework includes modern and ballet technique classes along with dance repertory and opportunities to perform. To minor in dance (and have it listed on the transcript), students must proceed as follows:

1. Schedule and complete an interview/audition for acceptance into the program.
2. Complete the Minor Program sequence.
3. Request the Registrar, during the senior year of study, to certify on official Montclair State records the completion of the minor program of study.

The program is based in the Department of Theatre & Dance. For further information, go to: Minors in Dance, Theatre and Musical Theatre.

Curriculum Requirements:

All university students must complete a set of General Education Requirements applicable to their specific degree. Dance Minors must, in addition complete the Minor course requirements listed below:


DANCE MINOR

Complete 21 semester hours, including the following 4 requirement(s):

  1. REQUIRED DANCE COURSES

    Complete 1 course for 3 semester hours from the following list.

    DNCE 105 Dance Appreciation (3 hours lecture) 3
  2. MODERN DANCE

    Complete 2 courses for 6 semester hours from the following list

    DNCE 110 Introduction to Modern Dance (Non-Major) (3 hours lecture) 3
    DNCE 275 Dance Technique: Modern II 3
    DNCE 375 Dance Technique: Modern III (2 hours lecture, 4 hours studio) 3
    DNCE 475 Dance Technique: Modern IV (2 hours lecture, 4 hours studio) 3
  3. BALLET

    Complete 2 courses for 6 semester hours from the following list.

    DNCE 100 Introduction to Ballet (Non-Major) (3 hours lecture) 3
    DNCE 212 Dance Technique: Ballet II (2 hours lecture, 4 hours studio) 2-3
    DNCE 312 Dance Technique: Ballet III (2 hours lecture, 4 hours studio) 2-3
    DNCE 412 Dance Technique: Ballet IV (2 hours lecture, 4 hours studio) 3
  4. DANCE ELECTIVES

    Complete a minimum of 6 semester hours from the following:

    1.  

      DNCE 100 Introduction to Ballet (Non-Major) (3 hours lecture) 3
      DNCE 110 Introduction to Modern Dance (Non-Major) (3 hours lecture) 3
      DNCE 150 Production Elements-Dance (4 hours lecture) 2
      DNCE 160 Dance Improvisation (3 hours lecture, 1 hour studio) 2
      DNCE 161 Choreography I (3 hours lecture, 1 hour studio) 2
      DNCE 212 Dance Technique: Ballet II (2 hours lecture, 4 hours studio) 2-3
      DNCE 275 Dance Technique: Modern II 3
      DNCE 312 Dance Technique: Ballet III (2 hours lecture, 4 hours studio) 2-3
      DNCE 375 Dance Technique: Modern III (2 hours lecture, 4 hours studio) 3
      DNCE 412 Dance Technique: Ballet IV (2 hours lecture, 4 hours studio) 3
      DNCE 475 Dance Technique: Modern IV (2 hours lecture, 4 hours studio) 3
    2. A maximum of 1 semester hours may also be taken in one of the following:

      DNCE 485 Dance Repertory for Seniors II (1 hour lecture, 3 hours studio) 0.5
    3. A maximum of 3 semester hours may also be taken in the following:

      DNCE 435 Dance Arts Activity (3 hours lecture) 3

Course Descriptions:

DNCE100: Introduction to Ballet (Non-Major) (3 hours lecture)

Study of basic ballet terminology, barre work, center floor exercises. Designed for students with little or no previous experience with ballet. May be repeated for a maximum of twelve credits. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Fine and Performing Arts. Previous course DNCE 155 effective through Spring 2015. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Non-majors only.

DNCE105: Dance Appreciation (3 hours lecture)

Course is designed to inform the student about dance as a performing art form. Focus is on developing a critical framework for viewing various styles of dance performance. The course includes lectures, discussions, selected readings, films, video tapes, and live performances. Some experiential movement sessions. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Fine and Performing Arts. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Non-majors only.

DNCE110: Introduction to Modern Dance (Non-Major) (3 hours lecture)

Introduction to modern dance. Techniques and basic elements of modern dance. Designed for non-majors or students with limited or no previous experience. May be repeated for a maximum of twelve credits. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Fine and Performing Arts. Previous course DNCE 141 effective through Spring 2015. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Non-majors only.

DNCE150: Production Elements-Dance (4 hours lecture)

Introduction to technical productions related to dance. Survey of terminology, application of production principles, and aesthetic potential for production. 2 sh.

Prerequisites: For Dance majors only; departmental approval required.

DNCE160: Dance Improvisation (3 hours lecture, 1 hour studio)

Basic skills and problems in dance improvisation. Previous course DNCE 265 effective through Spring 2015. 2 sh.

Prerequisites: For Dance majors only; departmental approval required.

DNCE161: Choreography I (3 hours lecture, 1 hour studio)

Elements and methods of dance composition. 2 sh.

Prerequisites: DNCE 160; for Dance majors only; departmental approval required.

DNCE212: Dance Technique: Ballet II (2 hours lecture, 4 hours studio)

Further study of beginning ballet with emphasis on structural alignment, barre work and center floor exercises. DNCE majors: 3 credits. THMT majors: 2-3 credits. May be repeated for a maximum of twelve credits. Previous course DNCE 255 effective through Spring 2015. 2 - 3 sh.

Prerequisites: DNCE 112 or by audition; for Dance majors only; departmental approval required.

DNCE275: Dance Technique: Modern II

Further study and application of basic movement vocabulary, alignment, complex movement patterns, style and performance. May be repeated for a maximum of twelve credits. Previous course DNCE 241 effective through Spring 2015. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: DNCE 175; for Dance majors only; departmental approval required.

DNCE312: Dance Technique: Ballet III (2 hours lecture, 4 hours studio)

Advanced technique in ballet with emphasis on individualized placement. Work on musicality, line, dynamics and stylistic refinement. DNCE majors: 3 credits. THMT majors: 2-3 credits. May be repeated for a maximum of twelve credits. Previous course DNCE 355 effective through Spring 2015. 2 - 3 sh.

Prerequisites: DNCE 212 or by audition; for Dance majors only; departmental approval required.

DNCE375: Dance Technique: Modern III (2 hours lecture, 4 hours studio)

Further study and application of basic movement vocabulary, complex movement patterns, style and performance. May be repeated for a maximum of twelve credits. Previous course DNCE 341 effective through Spring 2015. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: DNCE 275; for Dance majors only; departmental approval required.

DNCE412: Dance Technique: Ballet IV (2 hours lecture, 4 hours studio)

Advanced ballet technique with emphasis on individualized placement. Work Continuation of work with intricate, technically difficult sequences. Continuation of emphasis on musicality, line, dynamics, and stylistic refinement. May be repeated for a maximum of twelve credits. Previous course DNCE 455 effective through Spring 2015. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: DNCE 312 or by audition; for Dance majors only; departmental approval required.

DNCE435: Dance Arts Activity (3 hours lecture)

The theory and practice of specialized dance activities which are not currently part of the core curriculum in dance. May be repeated without limit as long as the topic is different. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: DNCE 375 may be taken as prerequisite or corequisite; departmental approval required.

DNCE475: Dance Technique: Modern IV (2 hours lecture, 4 hours studio)

Continuation of DNCE 375. May be repeated for a maximum of twelve credits. Previous course DNCE 441 effective through Spring 2015. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: DNCE 375; for Dance majors only; departmental approval required.

DNCE485: Dance Repertory for Seniors II (1 hour lecture, 3 hours studio)

Dancing, choreographing, or providing technical assistance for the MSU Repertory Dance Company. 0.5 sh.

Prerequisites: DNCE 384 and DNCE 385; for Dance majors only; for seniors only; departmental approval required.