Dance Performance Minor

Below are the requirements for the dance minor at PLU.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Dance Director Rachel Winchester at wincherm@plu.edu.

Dance 2014 at PLU on Thursday, April 10, 2014. (Photo/John Froschauer)

25 semester hours, including: DANC 170, DANC/PHED 240, DANC 301, DANC/KINS 462, DANC 463; 8 semester hours of technique chosen from: DANC/PHED 222, PHED 223, DANC 251, 252, 322, 351, 352; 4 semester hours of electives chosen from: THEA 250, DANC 254, DANC 255, THEA 355, THEA 453, DANC 491.

(The one credit courses below are cross referenced with PHED (1) credit activity courses. The following courses listed can apply to Engaging Arts and Performance credit or Physical Education credit)

Courses

DANC 170  Introduction To Dance (4): An introductory dance history course combining lecture and movement practice to offer students a well-rounded appreciation of the art form.

DANC 301 Dance in World Cultures (4): Study of the role of dance and music in contemporary and diverse cultures through lecture, readings, discussion, viewings, writing and participation in beginning world dance vocabulary; Studio and Lecture Course

DANC 462 Dance Production (2): Study of dance production and performance, including brief introduction to makeup and costume design for dance; Studio and Lecture Course

DANC 463 Dance Composition (2): Introduction to the principles behind and practice of choreographing dance for performance; Studio Course

Technique Courses

DANC/PHED 222 Jazz Dance Level 1 (1): Introduction to the basic techniques of jazz dance

DANC 251 Ballet (2): Introduction to the basic techniques of ballet

DANC 252 Modern Dance I (2): Introduction to basic techniques of modern dance

DANC 253 Modern Dance II (2): Intermediate level of modern dance technique

INCLUDING

DANC/PHED 223 Yoga (1): Basic yoga postures emphasizing stretch, balance and postures

Student dancing

Elective Credits (6)

DANC/PHED 240 Dance Ensemble (1): Credit for participation in formal dance concert, rehearsal, performance and backstage support

DANC/PHED 224 Salsa and Swing Dance (1): Introduction to basic techniques of Latin Salsa and Swing dance

DANC/PHED 225 Ballroom Dance (1): Introduction to basic techniques of ballroom dance

DANC/PHED 254 Tap Dance (1): Introduction to basic techniques of tap dance

DANC/PHED 255 Hip Hop Dance (1): Introduction to basic techniques of hip hop dance

THEA 355 Stage Lighting (4): Introduction to stage lighting, equipment, facilities and practice

DANC/487 Special Topics in Dance (1 to 4): To provide undergraduate students with new, one time and developing courses not yet available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as ST: followed by the specific title designated by the academic unit.

DANC/ 491 Independent Study (1 to 4): To provide individual undergraduate students with advanced study not available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as IS: followed by the specific title designated by the student.