Dance Education (K-12)

Undergraduate Programs

Majors

Program Locations Total Credits
Dance Education K 12 BS BS - Bachelor of Science
  • Mankato
120

Policies & Faculty

Policies

GPA Policy. A grade of “C” or better must be earned for major or minor credit. 

P/N Grading Policy. Required courses must be taken for a grade.

Contact Information

201 Earley Center for Performing Arts
507-389-2118
Fax: 507-389-2922
www.msudance.com

100 Level

Credits: 3

A survey of dance in all its vibrant forms intended to develop student understanding and appreciation for the significant role dance plays in world cultures.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-06, GE-08

Credits: 3

A survey of dance in all its vibrant forms intended to develop student understanding and appreciation for the significant role dance plays in world cultures.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-06, GE-08

Credits: 2

Fundamentals of jazz technique, including knowledge and application of terminology. May be repeated.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-11

Credits: 2

Fundamentals of African-based dance forms explored through West African and Caribbean roots. May be repeated.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-11

Credits: 2

Fundamentals of ballet technique, including knowledge and application of terminology. May be repeated.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-11

Credits: 2

Fundamentals of tap dance technique utilized in musical theatre. May be repeated.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-11

Credits: 2

Fundamentals of modern dance technique, including an improvisatory component. May be repeated.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-11

Credits: 1-2

Performing in a mainstage dance production. May be repeated.

Prerequisites: Consent 

200 Level

Credits: 2

Expanding knowledge and skill of jazz dance technique with more direct application to musical theatre and concert dance, as well as focus on emerging performance skills. May be repeated.

Prerequisites: DANC 123 or consent 

Goal Areas: GE-11

Credits: 3

Cross-cultural survey of dance from around the world with emphasis on historical, social, and cultural dimensions. Includes western concert dance as one among many other forms.

Prerequisites: DANC 125, DANC 126 or DANC 128 

Goal Areas: GE-08, GE-11

Diverse Cultures: Purple

Credits: 2

Expanding knowledge and skill of ballet technique, with increasing development of centerfloor and across-the-floor variations, as well as emerging performance skills. May be repeated.

Prerequisites: DANC 126 or consent 

Goal Areas: GE-11

Credits: 2

Expanding knowledge and skill of tap technique, in musical theatre, as well as focus on emerging performance skills. May be repeated.

Prerequisites: DANC 127 or consent 

Goal Areas: GE-11

Credits: 2

Expanding knowledge and skill of modern dance technique, including floor work, elevations, inversions, and emerging performance skills. May be repeated.

Prerequisites: DANC 128 or consent 

Goal Areas: GE-11

Credits: 1-4

This course is designed for dance students to perform as part of a touring dance production. Fall, Spring Prereq: Consent May be repeated.

Prerequisites: Consent

300 Level

Credits: 2

Study and practice of specific techniques to improve dancers' performance, health, and teaching.

Prerequisites: DANC 126, DANC 128 or consent

Credits: 2

The study of dance making, dance accompaniment, and dance criticism through the creation of dance works.

Prerequisites: DANC 128, DANC 228, DANC 322 

Credits: 2

Exploration of a variety of improvisational techniques for beginning Dance Majors and Minors. May be repeated.

Prerequisites: DANC 128 

Credits: 2

Increasing difficulty of jazz dance technique through complexity of combinations, multiple turns, and more developed performance skills as applied to musical theatre or concert dance. May be repeated.

Prerequisites: DANC 223 or consent 

Credits: 3

This course is first in a two-part series of courses required for the K-12 Dance Education license. It examines the theory and practice of dance education and applies this knowledge to simulated teaching and to selected clinical settings. Fall

Prerequisites: DANC 226, DANC 228, DANC 321, DANC 322

Credits: 2

Study of Laban-based systems and principles, including Labanotation, Effort/Shape, and Space Harmony.

Prerequisites: DANC 226, DANC 228 

Credits: 2

Increasing difficulty of ballet technique with more complex combinations, multiple turns, pointe work, and greater emphasis on performance skills. May be repeated.

Prerequisites: DANC 226 or consent 

Credits: 2

Increasing complexity of tap technique for musical theatre with greater emphasis on performance skills. May be repeated.

Prerequisites: DANC 126, DANC 223 

Credits: 2

Increasing complexity of modern dance technique, including floor work, partnering, elevation, inversions, and performance skills. May be repeated.

Prerequisites: DANC 228 or consent 

Goal Areas: GE-11

Credits: 1

Individualized teaching, performance, or choreographic experiences occurring on, or off-campus. May be repeated.

Prerequisites: Consent. 

Credits: 1

Expanding knowledge and skill in dance partnering, with the emphasis on styles used in performance of concert dance. May be repeated.

Prerequisites: DANC 322 or consent

Credits: 1

Expanding knowledge and skill in dance partnering, with the emphasis on styles used in performance of theatre and musical theatre. May be repeated.

Prerequisites: none

400 Level

Credits: 2

Continuation of the principles and techniques of choreography with an emphasis on group forms.

Prerequisites: DANC 321 

Credits: 3

This course is the second in a two-part series of courses required for the K-12 Dance Education license. The focus of the course is on lesson planning, assessment, and teaching in a variety of K-12 settings. Spring

Prerequisites: DANC 324 

Credits: 3

Rotation of a variety of topics in dance. May be repeated.

Prerequisites: DANC 226, DANC 228 

Credits: 1

Repertory experience in performance of the choreography by a variety of dance artists. May be repeated.

Prerequisites: DANC 126, DANC 128 or consent

Credits: 1

Capstone experience for all dance majors. Individually paced and directed, this project can be: choreographic, performance, or written. Prereq: Completion of all dance major requirements.

Prerequisites: Completion of all dance major requirements. 

Credits: 1

Course will advance individual student's compositional skills through her/his solo and group projects in an self-paced manner.

Prerequisites: DANC 421

Credits: 1

Course will further advance individual student's compositional skills through her/his solo and group projects in an self-paced manner.

Prerequisites: DANC 430, consent

Credits: 3

Investigation of concert dance history from diverse perspectives. Along with western European contributions, the legacies and traditions associated with the African diaspora, North American indigenous populations, vernacular and folk forms will also will be included. Sociopolitical ideologies of race, class, and gender will apply to this historical examination.

Prerequisites: DANC 120, DANC 225, DANC 226, DANC 228, DANC 321 

Credits: 3

Historical survey of Western theatrical dance from the 1500's to the present. Also integrates reading and discussion about how class, gender, and race affected the development of concert dance history in the United States and Europe.

Prerequisites: DANC 120, DANC 225, DANC 226, DANC 228, DANC 321 

Credits: 1-8

This course is designed to provide dance students additional dance experiences through work beyond the campus environment.Fall, SpringPrereq: Consent

Prerequisites: consent

Credits: 1-3

This course is designed to provide students with specialized study in dance.Fall, SpringPrereq: Consent

Prerequisites: consent