Dance Education (K-12) (BS)

Catalog Year

Years 2019-2020

Degree

Bachelor of Science

Credits

120

Locations

Mankato

Accreditation

CAEP

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Program Requirements

Required General Education

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

Addresses drugs and drug use from psychological, behavioral, pharmacological, historical, legal and clinical perspectives - while examining the effects of drug use on personal health and social functioning.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-05

Performance scenes and exercises for the beginner.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-06

Major Common Core

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

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

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

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

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

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

Prerequisites: DANC 126, DANC 128 or consent

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

Prerequisites: DANC 128, DANC 228, DANC 322 

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

Prerequisites: DANC 128 

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

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

Prerequisites: DANC 321 

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 

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

Prerequisites: DANC 226, DANC 228 

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 

Fundamental concepts of costume design and production for the Dance.

Prerequisites: none

Fundamental concepts of lighting design and production for the Dance.

Prerequisites: none

Fundamental concepts of sound design and production for the Dance.

Prerequisites: none

Choose 2 Credit(s). Take twice

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

Prerequisites: DANC 126, DANC 128 or consent

Major Restricted Electives

Theatre Activities - Choose 3 Credit(s). Choose 2 different areas.

Acting in a mainstage or approved production. May be repeated.

Prerequisites: Consent 

Goal Areas: GE-11

Work on stage or house management, or public relations. May be repeated.

Prerequisites: Consent 

Goal Areas: GE-11

Serve as Dance Captain, to assist the Choreographer, for a mainstage or approved production. May be repeated.

Prerequisites: Consent

Work on stage crew in a mainstage production. May be repeated.

Prerequisites: Consent 

Goal Areas: GE-11

Work on costumes or wardrobe crew in a mainstage production. May be repeated.

Prerequisites: Consent 

Goal Areas: GE-11

Work on lighting crew in a mainstage production. May be repeated.

Prerequisites: Consent 

Goal Areas: GE-11

Work on sound crew in a mainstage production. May be repeated.

Prerequisites: Consent 

Goal Areas: GE-11

Major Unrestricted Electives

Choose 5 credits.

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

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-11

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

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-11

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

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-11

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

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-11

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

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-11

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 

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 

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

Prerequisites: DANC 126, DANC 223 

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

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

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

Other Graduation Requirements

Professional Education, 30 credits. See Secondary Education section for admission requirements to Professional Education and a list of required credits.