DANC-DANCE (DANC)

DANC 1110G. Dance Appreciation

3 Credits (3)

This course introduces the student to the diverse elements that make up the world of dance, including a broad historic overview,roles of the dancer, choreographer and audience, and the evolution of the major genres. Students will learn the fundamentals of dance technique, dance history, and a variety of dance aesthetics. Restricted to: Main campus only.

DANC 1130. Ballet I

1 Credit (1)

This course is the beginning level of ballet technique. Students learn the basic fundamentally and performance skills of ballet techniques, which may include flexibility, strength, body alignment, coordination, range of motion, vocabulary, and musicality. May be repeated for a maximum of 2 credits.

DANC 1131. Introduction to Ballroom Dance

1 Credit (1)

Introduction to ballroom dance for non dance majors. Students will learn basic ballroom technique and partnering work. May be repeated up to 2 credits. Restricted to Las Cruces campus only.

DANC 1135. Introduction to Argentine Tango

1 Credit (1)

Introduction to skills and techniques of Argentine Tango.

DANC 1140. Flamenco I

1 Credit (1)

This course introduces the student to the art of flamenco and its cultural features and significance. Students will learn the fundamentals of this art form and introductory techniques and skills, which may include handwork, footwork, postures, and specific dances. May be repeated for a maximum of 2 credits.

DANC 1150. Modern Dance I

1 Credit (1)

Modern Dance techniques and styles. Students are introduced to proper warm-up techniques, body alignment, control and flexibility. Students work with various rhythms and combinations of movements. The course emphasizes dance technique and creative experience. The history, terminology and philosophy of Modern Dance are also discussed. May be repeated for a maximum of 2 credits.

DANC 1155. Introduction to Hip-Hop Dance

1 Credit (1)

This course provides an atmosphere of safety and encouragement in which students can express creativity and individuality through hip-hop dance. No previous dance experience required. May be repeated up to 4 credits. Restricted to Las Cruces campus only.

DANC 1185. Beginning Country Western Dance

1 Credit (1)

Beginning County Western dance, including Country Western two-step, nightclub two-step, polka, and Country Western line dance. May be repeated up to 2 credits. Restricted to Las Cruces campus only.

DANC 1220. Introduction Latin Social Dance

1 Credit (1)

Introduction to Latin social dance for non dance majors. Students will learn basic Latin dance technique and partnering work. May be repeated up to 2 credits. Restricted to Las Cruces campus only.

DANC 1235. Intro to West Coast Sw

1 Credit (1)

Students will learn to dance the smooth style of Swing. The West Coast Swing may be danced to ANY style of music that has a beat (Country, R&B, Hip Hop, Disco, House). Also featured is the Hustle (fast paced and exhilarating). May be repeated up to 4 credits. Restricted to Las Cruces campus only.

DANC 1460. Dance for Musical Theater I

1 Credit (1)

This course provides students with an understanding of the Tap and Jazz Dance technique for use in Musical Theater and other performance genres at the beginning level. This course is designed for students to gain knowledge and understanding of Tap and Jazz Dance as art forms. May be repeated up to 2 credits.

DANC 2114. Dance Sport I

1 Credit (1)

Performance-based, team formation dance in a variety of Latin and ballroom dances. May be repeated up to 4 credits. Consent of Instructor required. Restricted to Las Cruces campus only.

DANC 2130. Ballet II

2 Credits (2)

Intermediate level of ballet technique; Introduction of more advanced Ballet vocabulary at barre/center work; increase flexibility, strength, body alignment, and coordination for practice of steps/combinations with variations in timing and changes of facing. Restricted to Las Cruces campus only. May be repeated up to 4 credits.

DANC 2130L. Ballet Technique II Lab

1 Credit (1)

This course is designed for the acquisition of intermediate level ballet technique and skill development. May be repeated up to 2 credits. Consent of Instructor required. Restricted to Las Cruces campus only.

DANC 2140. Flamenco II

2 Credits (2)

The structure of flamenco through choreographies that represent the basic flamenco dance forms: Fandangos de Huelva, Alegrias, Solea par Bulerias, and Tientos/Tangos. The course will also cover intermediate flamenco technique including footwork, palm as (hand claps), braceo (movement of the arms), and floreo (movement of the hands) May be repeated up to 8 credits. Restricted to Las Cruces campus only.

Prerequisite(s): DANC 1140.

DANC 2140L. Flamenco Dance II Lab

1 Credit (1)

This course is designed for the acquisition of intermediate level Flamenco dance technique and skill development. May be repeated up to 2 credits. Consent of Instructor required. Restricted to Las Cruces campus only.

Prerequisite(s): DANC 1140 or instructor permission.

DANC 2142. Classical Spanish II

2 Credits (1+3P)

The study of theory, techniques, and practice of Classical Spanish at the intermediate level. Includes historical and cultural contexts of this art form. May be repeated up to 8 credits. Consent of Instructor required. Restricted to Las Cruces campus only.

Prerequisite(s): DANC 1140.

DANC 2142L. Spanish Dance II Lab

1 Credit (1P)

This course is designed for the acquisition of intermediate level Spanish dance technique and skill development. May be repeated up to 2 credits. Restricted to Las Cruces campus only.

DANC 2150. Modern Dance II

2 Credits (2)

Modern II is designed to further the student’s abilities in modern dance technique, to enhance efficient use of weight and momentum, to release held patterns in the body’s mechanics, to enrich spatial awareness, and to begin work on performance techniques. May be repeated up to 4 credits.

DANC 2150L. Modern Dance Technique II Lab

1 Credit (1P)

This course is designed for the acquisition of intermediate level modern dance technique and skill development. May be repeated up to 2 credits. Consent of Instructor required. Restricted to Las Cruces campus only.

DANC 2155. Hip Hop Dance Ensemble I

1 Credit (1)

Performance-based instruction for students pursuing a career in hip hop dance. Instruction includes dance repertory and choreography for stage, commercial/industry, and competitive dance areas. May be repeated up to 4 credits. Consent of Instructor required.

DANC 2157. Intermediate Hip-Hop Dance

2 Credits (2)

This course is for students who have experience in Hip-Hop dance. The movement material will cover West coast and Southern styles with the inclusion of the history and evolution of Hip-Hop dance. May be repeated up to 8 credits. Restricted to Las Cruces campus only.

DANC 2161. Tap Dance II

1 Credit (1)

Continued study of skills and techniques of tap dance at the advanced level. May be repeated for a maximum of 2 credits.

Prerequisite: DANC 1161 or consent of instructor.

DANC 2250. Contemporary Dance Ensemble I

1 Credit (1)

Performance-based instruction for students pursuing a career in contemporary dance. Instruction includes contemporary dance repertory and choreography for stage, outdoor arenas, and site-specific areas. May be repeated up to 4 credits. Consent of Instructor required. Restricted to Las Cruces campus only.

DANC 2251. Spanish Dance Ensembles I

1 Credit (1)

Performance-based instruction for students pursuing a career in dance with an emphasis in Spanish Dance. Instruction includes dance repertory and choreography for stage, outdoor arenas, and site-specific areas. May be repeated up to 4 credits. Consent of Instructor required. Restricted to Las Cruces campus only.

DANC 2265. Principles of Choreography I

3 Credits (3)

Solo dance choreography technique. The course must be passed with a grade of C or higher. Offered the Fall of even years only. Consent of Instructor required.

DANC 2270. Improvisation I

2 Credits (2)

Development of movement improvisational skills with complex examination of improvisational structures. Restricted to Las Cruces campus only.

DANC 2310. Bronze American Rhythm

2 Credits (2)

Bronze level American Rhythm patterns, techniques, and partnering with emphasis on elements of dance. May be repeated up to 6 credits.

DANC 2311. Bronze American Smooth

2 Credits (2)

Bronze level American Smooth patterns, technique, and partnering with an emphasis on the elements of dance. May be repeated up to 4 credits.

DANC 2320. Bronze International Latin

2 Credits (2)

This is the style of Latin dance that is danced around the globe and is featured in the World DanceSport Championships. Students will learn the Bronze Level figures and techniques in four (4) International Style dances: Rumba, Cha Cha, Samba & Jive. May be repeated up to 8 credits. Restricted to Las Cruces campus only.

DANC 2321. Bronze International Standard

2 Credits (2)

This is the style of Ballroom dance that is performed around the globe and is featured in the World DanceSport Championships. Learn the Bronze Level figures and techniques in five (5) International Style dances: Waltz, Tango, Viennese Waltz, Foxtrot & Quickstep. Students will focus on understanding technical elements of dance, memorizing and performing routines. May be repeated up to 4 credits.

DANC 2460. Dance for Musical Theater II

2 Credits (2)

This course provides students with an understanding of the Tap and Jazz Dance technique for use in Musical Theater and other performance genres at the intermediate level. This course is designed for students to gain knowledge and understanding of Tap and Jazz Dance as art forms. May be repeated up to 4 credits. Consent of Instructor required.

Prerequisite(s): DANC 1460 or consent of instructor.