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University of Calgary Calendar 2019-2020 COURSES OF INSTRUCTION Course Descriptions D Dance DNCE
Dance DNCE

For more information about these courses, see the Division of Dance website: https://arts.ucalgary.ca/schools/creative-performing-arts/dance.

An audition and consent of Dance is necessary before students register in certain courses.

Junior Courses
Dance 201       Introductory Contemporary Dance I
Introductory study of the techniques of contemporary dance.
Course Hours:
3 units; (2S-2)
Notes:
Not open to Dance Majors. A supplementary fee will be assessed to cover additional costs associated with this course.
NOT INCLUDED IN GPA
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Dance 205       Introductory Contemporary Dance II
Further introductory study of the techniques of contemporary dance.
Course Hours:
3 units; (2S-2)
Prerequisite(s):
Dance 201.
Notes:
Not open to Dance majors. A supplementary fee will be assessed to cover additional costs associated with this course.
NOT INCLUDED IN GPA
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Dance 207       Elementary Contemporary Dance I
Elementary study of the techniques of contemporary dance.
Course Hours:
3 units; (2S-2)
Prerequisite(s):
Dance 205 and audition or admission to the Dance major.
Notes:
A supplementary fee will be assessed to cover additional costs associated with this course.
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Dance 209       Elementary Contemporary Dance II
Further elementary study of the techniques of contemporary dance.
Course Hours:
3 units; (2S-2)
Prerequisite(s):
Dance 207. Audition required if Dance 207 was not completed in the previous term.
Notes:
A supplementary fee will be assessed to cover additional costs associated with this course.
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Dance 211       Introductory Jazz Dance
Introductory study of the techniques of jazz dance.
Course Hours:
3 units; (2S-2)
NOT INCLUDED IN GPA
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Dance 213       Introductory Jazz Dance II
Further introductory study of the techniques of jazz dance.
Course Hours:
3 units; (2S-2)
Prerequisite(s):
Dance 211.
Notes:
Dance 213 and 223 will be offered in alternating years.
NOT INCLUDED IN GPA
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Dance 215       Hip Hop I
Introductory study of the techniques of hip hop.
Course Hours:
3 units; (2S-2)
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Dance 215 and either 315 or 343.01 will not be allowed.
NOT INCLUDED IN GPA
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Dance 217       Hip Hop II
Intermediate study of the techniques of hip hop.
Course Hours:
3 units; (2S-2)
Prerequisite(s):
Dance 215.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Dance 217 and either 317 or 343.05 will not be allowed.
NOT INCLUDED IN GPA
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Dance 221       Introductory Ballet I
Introductory study of the techniques of ballet.
Course Hours:
3 units; (2S-2)
Notes:
A supplementary fee will be assessed to cover additional costs associated with this course.
NOT INCLUDED IN GPA
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Dance 223       Introductory Ballet II
Further introductory study of the techniques of ballet.
Course Hours:
3 units; (2S-2)
Prerequisite(s):
Dance 221.   
Notes:
Dance 213 and 223 will be offered in alternating years.
NOT INCLUDED IN GPA
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Dance 235       Safe Dance Practice and Complementary Training
Training principles and components of physical fitness in safe dance practice as they apply to training optimization and injury prevention in dance.
Course Hours:
3 units; (2S-2)
Prerequisite(s):
Dance 207 and admission to the Dance program.   
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Dance 243       Dance in Popular Culture
Survey of social dance forms from World War I to present.
Course Hours:
3 units; (2S-2)
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Dance 247       Introduction to Creative Process
A creation-based course in basic movement analysis and creative process focusing on the identification and development of personal movement preferences.
Course Hours:
3 units; (2S-2)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Dance major.   
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Dance 267       Dance Aesthetics, Criticism and Analysis
Introduction to the practice of dance writing through an aesthetic-comparative, critical and analytic lens.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Dance major. 
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Dance 295       Dance Performance Practicum I      
Practical experience in dance performance.
Course Hours:
3 units; (1-3)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Division Chair, Dance.
NOT INCLUDED IN GPA
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Senior Courses
Dance 303       Principles of Technique
Reinforcement of the basic principles of contemporary dance in preparation for more advanced study.
Course Hours:
3 units; (2S-4)
Prerequisite(s):
Dance 209 and audition.
Notes:
A supplementary fee will be assessed to cover additional costs associated with this course.
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Dance 305       Elementary Contemporary Dance III
This completes the elementary sequence in the techniques of contemporary dance.
Course Hours:
3 units; (2S-4)
Prerequisite(s):
Dance 209 and audition.
Notes:
A supplementary fee will be assessed to cover additional costs associated with this course.
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Dance 307       Intermediate Contemporary Dance I
Intermediate study of the techniques of contemporary dance.
Course Hours:
3 units; (2S-4)
Prerequisite(s):
Dance 305. Audition required if Dance 305 was not completed in the previous term. 
Notes:
A supplementary fee will be assessed to cover additional costs associated with this course.
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Dance 309       Special Topics in Dance Theory I
Introductory study of topics in dance theory, including Canadian Dance History, Dance Aesthetics and Criticism, and Dance Ethnography.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3S-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Division Chair, Dance.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Dance 311       Elementary Jazz Dance I
Elementary study of the techniques of jazz dance.
Course Hours:
3 units; (2S-4)
Prerequisite(s):
Dance 211 and audition.
Notes:
A supplementary fee will be assessed to cover additional costs associated with this course.
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Dance 313       Elementary Jazz Dance II
Further elementary study of the techniques of jazz dance.
Course Hours:
3 units; (2S-4)
Prerequisite(s):
Dance 311. Audition required if Dance 311 was not completed in the previous term.  
Notes:
A supplementary fee will be assessed to cover additional costs associated with this course.
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Dance 321       Elementary Ballet I
Elementary study of the techniques of ballet.
Course Hours:
3 units; (2S-4)
Prerequisite(s):
Dance 221 and audition.
Notes:
A supplementary fee will be assessed to cover additional costs associated with this course.
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Dance 323       Elementary Ballet II
Further elementary study of the techniques of ballet.
Course Hours:
3 units; (2S-4)
Prerequisite(s):
Dance 321. Audition required if Dance 321 was not completed in the previous term. 
Notes:
A supplementary fee will be assessed to cover additional costs associated with this course.
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Dance 331       Creative Process I: Improvisation
A practical study of movement improvisation as a critical component of creative process with emphasis on improvisation as a performance practice and as a tool for creation.
Course Hours:
3 units; (2S-2)
Prerequisite(s):
Dance 209 and 247.
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Dance 333       Creative Process II: Solo Forms
A practical application of contemporary models of dance-making with a focus on articulating individualized movement language in the solo form.
Course Hours:
3 units; (2S-2)
Prerequisite(s):
Dance 331.
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Dance 341       Early Dance History
Historical survey of dance: origins through the nineteenth century.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Dance 341 and 241 will not be allowed.
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Dance 343       Special Topics in Dance Practices I
Possible topics include Contact Improvisation, African Dance, Mixed Ability Dance, Site Specific Dance.
Course Hours:
3 units; (2S-2)
Prerequisite(s):
One junior level dance course and consent of the Division Chair, Dance.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Dance 345       Twentieth-Century Dance History
Historical survey of western theatre dance.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
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Dance 347       Modern and Contemporary Dance History
In depth study of western modern and contemporary dance theatre practices with particular focus on twentieth century to present.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Dance 267.
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Dance 359       Dance Anatomy
Functional anatomy of the skeletal and muscular systems as they apply to training optimization and injury prevention in dance.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-2)
Prerequisite(s):
Dance 209 and 235.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Dance 359 and 309.05 will not be allowed.
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Dance 363       Dance Science
The scientific study of dance and the practical application of scientific principles to dance practice.
Course Hours:
3 units; (2S-2)
Prerequisite(s):
Dance 235; and Kinesiology 259 or Dance 359; and two of Dance 205, 207, 209, 211, 221.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Dance 363 and 463 will not be allowed.
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Dance 365       Pilates Conditioning
Study of the Pilates method of conditioning utilizing the Pilates Reformer apparatus.
Course Hours:
3 units; (2S-2)
Prerequisite(s):
Dance 235.
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Dance 375       Complementary Dance Training Practices I
Study of complementary training practices for improving dance performance.
Course Hours:
3 units; (2S-2)
Prerequisite(s):
Dance 235 and consent of the Division Chair, Dance.
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Dance 391       Dance and the Camera
An introduction to making dances for the camera incorporating composing dance for the frame, basic camera skills, story board organization, and basic editing skills, as well as viewing and analysis of dances on film and video.
Course Hours:
3 units; (2-1)
Prerequisite(s):
Dance 333.
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Dance 395       Dance Performance Practicum II
Further practical experience in dance performance.
Course Hours:
3 units; (1S-5)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Division Chair, Dance.
NOT INCLUDED IN GPA
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Dance 397       Dance Performance Practicum III
Intermediate practical experience in dance performance.
Course Hours:
3 units; (1S-5)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Division Chair, Dance.
Corequisite(s):
Prerequisite or Corequisite: Dance 395.
NOT INCLUDED IN GPA
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Dance 405       Intermediate Contemporary Dance II
Further intermediate study of the techniques of contemporary dance.
Course Hours:
3 units; (2S-4)
Prerequisite(s):
Dance 307 and audition.
Notes:
A supplementary fee will be assessed to cover additional costs associated with this course.
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Dance 407       Intermediate Contemporary Dance III
This completes the sequence of intermediate study of the techniques of contemporary dance.
Course Hours:
3 units; (2S-4)
Prerequisite(s):
Dance 405. Audition required if Dance 405 was not completed in the previous term. 
Notes:
A supplementary fee will be assessed to cover additional costs associated with this course.
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Dance 411       Intermediate Jazz Dance I
Intermediate study of the techniques of jazz dance.
Course Hours:
3 units; (2S-4)
Prerequisite(s):
Dance 313 and audition.
Notes:
A supplementary fee will be assessed to cover additional costs associated with this course.
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Dance 413       Intermediate Jazz Dance II
Further intermediate study of the techniques of jazz dance.
Course Hours:
3 units; (2S-4)
Prerequisite(s):
Dance 411. Audition required if Dance 411 was not completed in the previous term.
Notes:
A supplementary fee will be assessed to cover additional costs associated with this course.
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Dance 421       Intermediate Ballet I
Intermediate study of the techniques of ballet.
Course Hours:
3 units; (2S-4)
Prerequisite(s):
Dance 323 and audition.
Notes:
A supplementary fee will be assessed to cover additional costs associated with this course.
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Dance 423       Intermediate Ballet II
Further intermediate study of the techniques of ballet.
Course Hours:
3 units; (2S-4)
Prerequisite(s):
Dance 421. Audition required if Dance 421 was not completed in the previous term.
Notes:
A supplementary fee will be assessed to cover additional costs associated with this course.
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Dance 427       Cross-Cultural Currents: Embodying Global Dance
Experiential survey of dance practices from around the world.
Course Hours:
3 units; (2S-2)
Notes:
This course will be offered in alternating years. A supplementary fee will be assessed to cover additional costs associated with this course.
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Dance 431       Creative Process III: Choreography
Continuing focus on developing choreographic structures that support clear artistic statements, with an emphasis on the duet form.
Course Hours:
3 units; (2S-2)
Prerequisite(s):
Dance 333 and consent of the Division Chair, Dance.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Dance 431 and 430 will not be allowed.
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Dance 433       Creative Process IV: Choreography
Further study in creating choreographic structures with an emphasis on group forms.
Course Hours:
3 units; (2S-2)
Prerequisite(s):
Dance 431 and consent of the Division Chair, Dance.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Dance 433 and 430 will not be allowed.
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Dance 435       Creative Process V: Research Creation
Continued study of dance composition introducing concepts of practice-as-research for choreographic creation and analysis. A focus on how to develop new methodologies that integrate theory and practice with a goal toward both written and choreographic outputs.
Course Hours:
3 units; (2S-2)
Prerequisite(s):
Dance 405, 433 and consent of the Division Chair, Dance.   
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Dance 437       Dance Dramaturgy
Strategies of creation and composition are examined through theory and practice, with a focus on the invitation they extend to the audience, and in the context of the dance dramaturg’s facilitating role.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Dance 333.
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Dance 447       Dance Pedagogy: Community Populations
An overview of the approaches to dance pedagogy for teaching varied community populations, including adults, seniors, mixed ability and pre-school children etc.
Course Hours:
3 units; (2-2)
Prerequisite(s):
Dance 235, 307 and 333.
Notes:
This course will be offered in alternating years.
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Dance 449       Dance Pedagogy: Children and Youth
An overview of the approaches to dance pedagogy for teaching children and youth in public schools and studio contexts.
Course Hours:
3 units; (2-2)
Prerequisite(s):
Dance 235, 307 and 333.
Notes:
This course will be offered in alternating years.
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Dance 465       Dance Psychology
An examination of the affective relationships between dance and the cognitive capacities: perception; memory; and learning.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
9 units in Dance and/or Psychology.
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Dance 475       Complementary Dance Training Practices II
Focus on select methods of complementary training practices for improving dance performance.
Course Hours:
3 units; (2-2)
Prerequisite(s):
Dance 375.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Dance 481       Cross-Cultural Currents: Theorising Dancing Bodies
Critical dance theory and global dance forms.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Dance 267 and 347.
Notes:
This course will be offered in alternating years.
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Dance 491       Design and Production for Dance
An overview of the essential skills required to light, present and produce dance performance. 
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
60 units.
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Dance 493       Dance Teaching Practicum
Practical experience teaching dance in school and recreational settings.
Course Hours:
3 units; (1-3)
Prerequisite(s):
Dance 447 and 449 and consent of the Division Chair, Dance.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Dance 493 and either Dance Education 491 or 493 will not be allowed.
Notes:
Students are required to obtain a current Police Information Check.
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Dance 495       Dance Performance Practicum IV
Advanced practical experience in dance performance.
Course Hours:
3 units; (1S-5)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Division Chair, Dance.
Corequisite(s):
Prerequisite or Corequisite: Dance 397.
NOT INCLUDED IN GPA
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Dance 503       Special Topics in Dance Theory II
Advanced study of topics in dance theory, including Dance and the Camera, Research Methods, and Cultural Approaches to Dance Studies.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Division Chair, Dance.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Dance 505       Advanced Contemporary Dance I
Advanced study of the techniques of contemporary dance.
Course Hours:
3 units; (2S-4)
Prerequisite(s):
Dance 407 and audition.
Notes:
A supplementary fee will be assessed to cover additional costs associated with this course.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Dance 507       Advanced Contemporary Dance II
Further advanced study of the techniques of contemporary dance.
Course Hours:
3 units; (2S-4)
Prerequisite(s):
Dance 505. Audition required if Dance 505 was not completed in the previous term.
Notes:
A supplementary fee will be assessed to cover additional costs associated with this course.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Dance 531       Senior Project
Senior choreographic and/or performance project.
Course Hours:
3 units; (1S-6)
Prerequisite(s):
Dance 435 and admission to the BFA Dance program.
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Dance 571       Directed Studies

Course Hours:
3 units; (1S-6)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Division Chair, Dance.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Dance 574       Travel Study
An international perspective on dance training, performance and culture.
Course Hours:
6 units; (0-7)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Division Chair, Dance.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Dance 581       Special Topics in Dance Practices II
Possible topics include site specific dance, collaborative creation.
Course Hours:
3 units; (2S-2)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Division Chair, Dance.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Dance 591       Professional Development
Professional development opportunity with a local professional dance organization.
Course Hours:
3 units; (80 hours)
Prerequisite(s):
Dance 407 or 413, 78 units and consent of the Division Chair, Dance.
Notes:
A supplementary fee will be assessed to cover additional costs associated with this course.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
NOT INCLUDED IN GPA
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Graduate Course
Dance 681       Special Topics in Dance

Course Hours:
3 units; (2S-2)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Division Chair, Dance.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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