DEPARTMENT OF DANCE
301 Mesa Arts Building; (949) 824-7283
Alan Terricciano, Department Chair
David Allan, Choreographer/Former Soloist, National Ballet of Canada; Choreographer, ballet companies, operas, film, and television, Associate Professor of Dance (ballet, pas de deux, choreography)
Eloy Barragan, Choreographer, Idaho Dance Theater; Former Dancer, Ballet Idaho; Ballet Master, Eugene Ballet Company, Ballet Idaho, and Western Ballet Theatre, Assistant Professor of Dance (ballet choreography)
Bob Boross, M.A. New York University, Assistant Professor of Dance (jazz, tap, choreography, musical theatre)
Mary Corey, M.A. University of California, Riverside, Certified Professional Labanotator, Professor of Dance (dance history, modern dance, notation and reconstruction, dance and digital technology)
Diane Diefenderfer, Former Soloist, Los Angeles Ballet, Eglevsky Ballet Company, Frankfurt Ballet Company, Technique, Lecturer in Dance (ballet, pointe)
Jennifer Fisher, Ph.D. University of California, Riverside, Assistant Professor of Dance (dance history, philosophy, and criticism)
Israel "El" Gabriel, Former Assistant Artistic Director, Bat Dor Dance Company of Israel, Lecturer with Security of Employment (ballet, modern, pas de deux, repertory)
Loretta Livingston, B.F.A. California Institute of the Arts; former principal with Bella Lewitzky Dance Company, Assistant Professor of Dance (modern dance, choreography, improvisation)
Donald McKayle, Choreographer/Director, concert, theatre, film, television, Graduate Choreography Advisor, Artistic Director of UCI Dance, and Claire Trevor Professor of Dance (choreography, modern dance)
Lisa Marie Naugle, Ph.D., New York University, Associate Professor of Dance (modern dance, choreography, dance and digital technology, improvisation, motion capture)
Leslie Peck, Former Dancer, New York City Ballet; Principal Dancer, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Houston Ballet, Ballet International, Assistant Professor of Dance (ballet, pointe)
James Penrod, M.F.A. University of California, Irvine; C.M.A. Laban Institute of Movement Studies, Co-Director of the Arts and Humanities Major and Professor Emeritus of Dance (ballet, modern, dance notation, choreography, movement analysis)
Janice Gudde Plastino, Ph.D. University of Southern California, Professor of Dance (kinesiology/anatomy, research methods, choreography, dance science/medicine)
Nancy Lee Ruyter, Ph.D. Claremont Graduate School, Professor of Dance (dance history, Spanish dance, choreography, and research methods)
Alan Terricciano, M.A. Eastman School of Music, Department Chair and Associate Professor of Dance, and Department Co-Chair of Music (musical resources, music for dancers, dance accompaniment, composition, multimedia arts)
The Department of Dance fosters an educational environment in which performance opportunities, creative projects, and theoretical studies complement and reinforce each other, providing a foundation for careers in dance. The program focuses on the dance techniques of ballet, modern, jazz, tap, world dance, and dance and technology. Theoretical studies include history; philosophy, aesthetics, and criticism; Laban studies; dance pedagogy; dance ethnography; dance science; and aesthetics of digital media. Creative opportunities bridge the studio and theoretical work through performance and choreography for multiple contexts; creative applications of animation, motion capture, audio and video technologies; lecture demonstration; and critical, historical, ethnographical, and scientific writing.
The objective of studio work is to develop kinesthetic resources, precision, flexibility, creativity, and freedom in a coordinated and intelligently responsive dancer. The techniques of classical ballet, modern dance, and jazz constitute crafts and styles for the dancer that serve not only as a basis for the training of the body, but also as a basic language of movement for the choreographer.
The theoretical, historical, and scientific courses are designed both to broaden the perspective of those students whose first interest is performance or choreography, and to provide a foundation for those students who plan to pursue careers in the academic, scientific, technological, or administrative fields of dance.
The dance archives in the UCI Library Special Collections offer a rich source of research materials which enhance the Dance program. Among other special holdings, the archives include the extensive Ruth Clark Lert collection of dance books, journals, photographs, original costume sketches, and memorabilia of dance in Europe and the United States from pre-World War I to the present.
CAREERS FOR THE DANCE MAJOR
Careers in dance require excellent training and extraordinary discipline, tenacity, and dedication. Graduates of the Department have an excellent record of placement in the many fields of dance. Some have become professional dancers in ballet companies (including the Metropolitan Opera Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, Nashville Ballet, and Ballet Pacifica); in modern dance companies (including Hubbard Street Dance Company, MOMIX, and Martha Graham Dance Ensemble); in touring companies (including The Lion King, Fame: The Musical, Carousel, and Cirque du Soleil); and in films, television, and theatre.
In addition to training for professional dance performance and choreography, the major in dance serves as a basis for graduate study or job opportunities in fields such as dance history, dance science, dance pedagogy, dance reconstruction, dance criticism, dance video, and technology. Related fields, such as arts administration, law in relation to the arts, arts therapies, design and production, and music also offer positions for graduates. Students who are interested in a career in physical therapy or dance science will find a major in Dance, with related course work in chemistry, physics, biology, and mathematics, to be excellent preparation for further study.
THE UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM
The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) is designed for those who wish to obtain a broad undergraduate background as preparation for careers or graduate work and related fields. It offers students a dance education that stresses performance and choreography, and, at the same time, intellectual depth and scope. In addition to the core, 12 units of elective Dance courses are required. The remaining elective units required for graduation may be chosen from Dance or other disciplines in relation to a student's individual interest. While the program of study in Dance stresses technical proficiency and academic understanding in dance, the B.A. degree program also enables students to pursue elective subjects in their special areas of interest in other academic disciplines.
The Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) degree program with specializations in Performance and Choreography, is designed for students who wish to prepare intensively for careers in those areas. The courses required in addition to the core are primarily in Dance. The B.F.A. program allows for a few free electives in other areas. Admission to the B.F.A. program with a specialization in Choreography is by faculty approval only.
The B.F.A. program with a specialization in Performance does not require additional faculty approval beyond the required audition for admission to the Dance major; students should declare their intention to pursue this specialization during spring quarter of their sophomore year.
In addition to meeting the general requirements for admission to UCI, applicants must demonstrate technical/creative promise. The Department holds annual entrance auditions for potential freshmen and transfer students during winter quarter prior to the fall quarter when entrance is anticipated. First-year students wishing to major in Dance must be at technique level II in at least one of the three major genres (ballet, modern, jazz).
Placement auditions for admitted students are held during Welcome Week to determine levels of technical ability for placement in courses. It is suggested that transfer students wishing to pursue a B.A. degree in Dance complete, in addition to their breadth requirements, one course in choreography, two courses in dance technique, and one course in music for dancers prior to transfer to UCI.
Previously admitted majors who wish to obtain a B.F.A. degree should contact the School of the Arts Student Affairs Office to obtain information about change of major requirements, procedures, and policies.
Transfer students wishing to pursue the B.F.A. degree must declare their intention in writing at the time of their entrance audition and demonstrate technique and/or choreography levels appropriate to their year. It is suggested that transfer students complete, in addition to their breadth requirements, one course in choreography, two courses in dance technique, one course in music for dancers, and one course in dance performance prior to transfer to UCI.
Students deficient in level of performance or academic preparation should be prepared to extend their studies beyond the normal four-year program in order to meet the requirements for graduation.
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE B.A. DEGREE
University Requirements: See pages 56-61.
School Requirements: None.
Departmental Requirements for the Major
Dance 2 (Injury Prevention/Technique Analysis); Dance 21A (Music for Dancers); Dance 60A (Choreography); Dance 90A-B-C (Dance History); Dance 100 (Kinesiology); Dance 180A-B or A-C (Laban Studies); Dance 185 (Philosophy, Aesthetics, and Criticism).
Technique: Students must complete at least one Dance technique course (ballet, modern dance, jazz, Spanish, world dance, or Dance 103 [Pilates]) each quarter in residence. At a minimum, students must complete level II in Ballet, Modern, and Jazz (Dance 132A-B-C, Dance 142A-B-C, and Dance 152A-B-C) and level III in either Ballet or Modern (Dance 133A-B-C or Dance 143A-B-C). Students who place above level II in any technique must take a year of that technique at the level in which they are placed. All students must also complete one course chosen from Dance 11A, 11B, 11C (Mexican Dance), 12A, 12B, 12C (Spanish Dance), 14 (Social Dance), 52A, 52B, 52C (Tap I), 110 (World Dance), 138 (Character Dance), or 150A, 150B, 150C (Tap II). NOTE: Units earned in ballet, jazz, and modern technique courses beyond the required amount do not count toward departmental elective requirements but may count toward University requirements.
Performance: Two performances from any of the Dance 170 series; four units of Drama 101 (Theater Production), which must be taken during the first year in residence.
Electives: 12 units of electives must be completed within the major.
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE B.F.A. DEGREE
University Requirements: See pages 56-61.
School Requirements: None.
Departmental Requirements for the Major
Students must complete the departmental requirements as listed for the B.A. degree in Dance. In addition, B.F.A. students must complete the requirements for either the specialization in Choreography or Performance.
Choreography Specialization: Dance 60B-C (Choreography I) or Dance 60B and 62 (Choreography and Music Theatre); Dance 127A (Costume Design for Dance); Drama 30A (Acting); Drama 50C (Lighting Design); any three quarters of courses chosen from Dance 162A-B-C (Choreography II) and Dance 164A (Video Choreography); two courses in Dance 165 (Choreographic Projects--one original choreographic work, approved by the faculty, must be presented in both the junior and senior years); four units (one or two courses) in Art History, Music, Studio Art, or Drama (in addition to Drama 30A, Drama 50C, and Drama 101 requirements).
Performance Specialization: Technique: Dance 134A-B-C (Ballet IV) or Dance 135A-B-C (Ballet V) or Dance 144A-B-C (Modern IV); Dance 153A-B-C (Jazz III); Dance 139 (Partnering).
Performance: Dance 137 (Repertory) or Dance 179 (Etude Ensemble); Dance 170 series: must be in three additional performances beyond the B.A. requirements, and must perform at least once in Dance 170, 171, 172, and 174; Drama 30A (Acting) or a fourth additional performance in the Dance 170 series. Dance 171 and 172 may be repeated for credit. Students must demonstrate proficiency in at least two dance genres in these performances.
Sample Program for Freshmen (B.A. and B.F.A. Programs)
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MASTER OF FINE ARTS PROGRAM
M.F.A. in Dance.
The M.F.A. program is an intensive program requiring a core of courses in studio and academic areas. The student's individual area of interest is explored through the thesis project in the second year. Projects or written theses may be pursued in choreography, video choreography, dance training, dance history, dance science, dance reconstruction, and dance and digital technology.
Applicants for admission to the degree program must meet the general requirements for admission to graduate study and hold a B.A. or B.F.A. in Dance or the equivalent. Candidates must meet the minimum requirements for the B.A. degree in Dance at UCI. A paper of 500 words or more on a dance subject and proposals for three choreographic works that could be completed in the graduate program must be submitted. An audition in ballet and modern technique is required for admission and is held in winter quarter. At this audition, applicants must also present a prepared five-minute choreographed piece, which can be a solo performed by the applicant, and/or a videotape of the applicant's choreography. Interviews with faculty are conducted following the audition, and applicants are given a short writing exercise.
Graduate students are encouraged to apply for teaching assistantships in areas such as notation, dance science, history, music for dancers, choreography, world dance, dance video, philosophy, and all technique classes. Students with expertise in any of these areas are given special consideration.
General Degree Requirements
Normally two years of residence are required. Each candidate must enroll for three courses each quarter for six quarters, exclusive of summer sessions.
In the second year, satisfactory attainment must be demonstrated by a major thesis: in choreography this consists of the composition and production of a choreographic work; in other areas, such as dance history, dance training, or dance science, this consists of a written thesis or a comprehensive project in a chosen area of study. All theses must be defended in a one-hour oral examination which may also test the candidate's general knowledge in the area.
The degree must be completed within three years of entering the program. Students who do not complete the degree within that time will be dropped from the program.
Specific Degree Requirements
Seventy-two quarter units in graduate or approved upper-division undergraduate courses must be completed with a grade of at least B in each course. Not more than 20 units in upper-division courses may count toward the degree. Fulfillment of the technique course requirements must be approved by the faculty advisor.
Six courses chosen from any graduate or upper-division dance technique course; Kinesiology for Dance (Dance 201); Musical Resources (Dance 222); Teaching of Dance Techniques (Dance 225); Costume Design (Dance 227); two courses in Graduate Choreography (Dance 261); Movement Analysis (Dance 282); Philosophy, Aesthetics, and Criticism (Dance 283); Bibliography and Research (Dance 284); Thesis (Dance 286); Proseminar in Dance History (Dance 296) or Proseminar in Dance Ethnology (Dance 298).
By the end of their first year, students will choose their area of study for their thesis. Students who wish to produce a choreographic thesis must apply to the graduate choreography advisor during winter of their first year. The faculty will review the applications and will consider the quality of the student's work in Dance 261, as well as the choreographic proposal, in making their selection.
Courses in Dance
NOTE: Some courses are not offered every year. Please check with the department advisor.
2 Injury Prevention/Technique Analysis (2). The analysis, management, and prevention of dance injuries. Analysis of body types and technical ability and the means by which to improve dance ability.
11A-B-C Studio Workshop in Mexican Dance I (2-2-2) F, W, S. Principles of Mexican folk dance including basic movement techniques, rhythms, regional dance forms and styles, and cultural context. May be taken for credit three times.
12A-B-C Studio Workshop in Spanish Dance I (2-2-2) F, W, S. Principles of Spanish dance with focus on basic movement techniques, castanet work, and introduction to the genres of flamenco, folk, classical, and neoclassical dance forms. May be taken for credit three times.
14 Social Dance Forms (2). Contemporary and historical forms. Current ballroom, disco, and Western square dance forms; Latin ballroom dances; Dances from the 20s, 30s, and 40s. Pass/Not Pass only.
21A Music for Dancers (4). Emphasis on the development of musical skills most pertinent to the dancer: vocabulary, notational literacy, rhythmic and melodic acuity, score reading, and fundamental analysis; working with live accompaniment.
25 Acting for Dancers (4). Basic acting techniques to aid the dancer in expressivity, dynamics, projection, and creativity. Specific studies based on historical and contemporary acting methods.
30A-B-C Studio Workshop in Ballet I (2-2-2) F, W, S, (30) Summer. Fundamentals of ballet technique: principles of the Classical tradition developed from Noverre, Petipa, and Cecchetti. Pass/Not Pass only. May be taken for credit twice.
34 Men's Studio Workshop in Ballet (2) F, W, S. Emphasis on men's traditional ballet, techniques, and movements. Prerequisites: Dance 30A-B-C. May be repeated for credit.
40A-B-C Studio Workshop in Modern I (2-2-2) F, W, S, (40) Summer. Fundamentals of modern dance: principles of modern tradition developed from Graham, Humphrey, and Wigman. Pass/Not Pass only. May be taken for credit twice.
50A-B-C Studio Workshop in Jazz I (2-2-2) F, W, S. (50) Summer. Fundamentals of jazz: principles of jazz dance and contemporary forms incorporating the personal point of view of the instructor. Pass/Not Pass only. May be taken for credit twice.
52A-B-C Workshop in Tap I (2-2-2) F, W, S. Beginning tap: principles of rhythm and basic tap steps. Course sequence may be taken for credit twice.
60A-B-C Choreography I (4-4-4) F, W, S. Beginning-to-intermediate study of principles of dance composition. May include composition assignments for stage and video. By audition, works may be shown quarterly in public studio performances.
62 Choreography and Musical Theatre (4). A theoretical and practical examination of the craft of choreography for musical theatre. Students examine the history of choreographic expression in the musical theatre, and then stage songs and dances from the genre. Prerequisites: Dance 60A-B.
63 Ballet Choreography (4). The practical and historical study of ballet choreography. Includes exploration of traditional ballet forms, styles, and genres, as well as new and experimental approaches to choreography for ballet. Prerequisites: Dance 60A-B.
64 Choreography and Musical Composition (4). Emphasis on musical compositional techniques as they pertain to choreography; music composition for choreography methodologies. Historical survey of compositional practices in western art and popular music of the last 300 years. Prerequisites: Dance 60A-B.
80 Introduction to Dance (4) F, W, S. Survey of nineteenth- and twentieth-century ballet, modern dance, and theatre dance. For non-majors only. Dance 80 and Dance 90A-B-C may not both be taken for credit. (VII-B)
81 Dance Cultures of the World (4). A survey of selected world dance forms, focusing on social and cultural context. (VII-B)
82 Topics in World Dance (4). Various topics in world dance studies focusing on historical, social, and cultural contexts. May be repeated for credit as topics vary. (VII-B)
90A-B-C Dance History A, B, C (4-4-4) F, W, S. 90A: Introduction to non-western dance. Dance in the western tradition from prehistory through the Middle Ages. 90B: The history of dance in the western tradition from the Renaissance through the nineteenth century. 90C: The history of dance in the western tradition: the twentieth century. Dance 90A-B-C and Dance 80 may not both be taken for credit. (IV, VII-B)
100 Kinesiology for Dance (4). The study of the production of dance movement or lack of dance movement by the muscles of the body. Anatomical and dynamic analysis of dance movement.
102 Screening of the Dancer (4) F, W, S, Summer. Methods and analyses of the preparticipation physical screening of the dancer to improve performance and identify possible injury and physical problems before extensive dance performance. Prerequisite: Dance 100.
103 Pilates (2) F, W, S. Basics of technique emphasizing alignment, breath control, correction of muscular imbalances. Use of the Universal Reformer. Prerequisites: Dance 133A-B-C, 143A-B-C.
104 Health and Injury in High-Impact Activity (4). Develops skills in the evaluation and management of dance and athletic injuries. Instruction is provided to prepare the advanced student trainer for certification by the National Athletic Trainers Association. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.
110 World Dance (2). Studio workshop of dances and movement sources of specified countries or areas. May be taken for credit six times as topic varies.
112A-B-C Studio Workshop in Spanish Dance II (2-2-2) F, W, S. Intermediate Spanish dance including movement, techniques, castanet work, rhythms, and continued development of flamenco, folk, classical, and neoclassical styles and forms. May be taken for credit twice.
123 Dance Accompaniment (4). Examination of technique and etiquette of instrumental accompaniment for dance in lecture and studio environments. Keyboards, percussion, and other instruments are demonstrated. Prerequisite: Dance 21A.
125A-B Teaching of Dance (4-4) W, S. 125A: Pedagogy. The methods and theory of teaching dance forms. 125B: Practicum. The application of theory in the studio. Prerequisites: Dance 133A-B-C and 143A-B-C; upper-division standing.
127A Costume Design for Dance (4). Costume design and construction specific to the body in motion. Theoretical study and practical execution.
130A-B-C Pointe Class (2-2-2) F, W, S. Beginning and intermediate pointe work; principles of Classical tradition developed from Noverre, Petipa, and Cecchetti. Emphasis on basic pointe techniques and performance styles. Prerequisites: Dance 132A-B-C. May be taken for credit three times.
132A-B-C Studio Workshop in Ballet II (2-2-2) F, W, S, (132) Summer. Intermediate ballet: principles of Classical tradition developed from Noverre, Petipa, and Cecchetti. Prerequisites for non-Dance majors: Dance 30A-B-C or audition. May be taken for credit twice.
133A-B-C Advanced Studio Workshop in Ballet III (2-2-2) F, W, S, (133) Summer. Advanced ballet, pointe work, and performance style: principles of the Classical tradition developed from Noverre, Petipa, and Cecchetti. Prerequisites: Dance 132A-B-C or audition. May be taken for credit twice.
134A-B-C Advanced Studio Workshop in Ballet IV (2-2-2) F, W, S, (134) Summer. Advanced ballet, pointe work, and performance style: principles of the Classical tradition developed from Noverre, Petipa, and Cecchetti. Prerequisites: Dance 133A-B-C with a grade of B+ or better in 133C, or audition. May be repeated for credit.
135A-B-C Advanced Studio Workshop in Ballet V (2-2-2) F, W, S. Advanced ballet, pointe work, and performance style: principles of the Classical tradition developed from Noverre, Petipa, and Cecchetti. Prerequisites: Dance 134A-B-C with a grade of B+ or better in 134C, or audition. May be taken for credit three times.
137 Repertory (2) F, W, S. Rehearsal and performance of repertoire from established ballet, modern, or jazz dance choreographers. Prerequisites: Dance 133A-B-C or 143A-B-C or consent of instructor. May be taken for credit twice.
138 Character Dance (2) F, W, S. A dance style mainly based upon the national traditions of the Polish, Russian, and Hungarian dance techniques as used in classical ballet repertoire. Character or jazz shoes required. Prerequisites: Dance 30A-B-C. May be repeated for credit.
139 Partnering (2). Principles of partnering techniques in various dance performance styles. Prerequisites: Dance 133A-B-C, Dance 143A-B-C, or by audition. May be taken for credit four times.
142A-B-C Studio Workshop in Modern II (2-2-2) F, W, S, (142) Summer. Intermediate modern tradition developed from Graham, Humphrey, and Wigman, incorporating the personal point of view of the instructor. Prerequisites for non-Dance majors: Dance 40A-B-C or audition. May be taken for credit twice.
143A-B-C Advanced Studio Workshop in Modern III (2-2-2) F, W, S, (143) Summer. Advanced modern dance: principles of modern tradition developed from Graham, Humphrey, and Wigman, incorporating the personal view of the instructor. Prerequisites: Dance 142A-B-C. May be taken for credit twice.
144A-B-C Advanced Studio Workshop in Modern IV (2-2-2) F, W, S. Advanced modern dance. In-depth study of styles, performance elements and principles of modern dance developed from Graham, Horton, Humphrey, Wigman, and current influences incorporating the personal view of the instructor. Prerequisite: Dance 143A-B-C or consent of instructor. May be taken for credit three times.
150A-B-C Studio Workshop in Tap II (2-2-2). Intermediate tap: principles of beginning tap continued and developed. Prerequisite: Dance 52A-B-C or consent of instructor.
151A-B-C Studio Workshop in Tap III (2-2-2) F, W, S. An overview of tap concentrating on the development of various technique forms using intermediate and advanced principles. Prerequisites: Dance 150A-B-C and consent of instructor. May be taken for credit twice.
152A-B-C Intermediate Studio Workshop in Jazz II (2-2-2) F, W, S. Intermediate jazz: principles of jazz dance and contemporary forms incorporating the personal views of the instructor. Prerequisites for non-Dance majors: Dance 50A-B-C. May be taken for credit twice.
153A-B-C Advanced Studio Workshop in Jazz III (2-2-2) F, W, S. Advanced jazz: principles of jazz dance and contemporary forms incorporating the personal views of the instructor. Prerequisites: Dance 152A-B-C. May be taken for credit twice.
154A-B-C Advanced Jazz: Performance Techniques IV (2-2-2) F, W, S. Advanced jazz emphasizing performance techniques. Prerequisites: Dance 153A-B-C. May be taken for credit twice.
160 Improvisation (2). Structured and experiential improvisation to heighten the personal intuitive processes, the kinesthetic sense, spatial and temporal awareness, and to encourage insights into the potential movement resources of the individual for performance and choreography. Course encourages freedom of exploration. May be taken for credit two times. Formerly Dance 148.
162A-B-C Choreography II (4-4-4) F, W, S. Directed choreographic projects for stage or video integrating the elements of stagecraft. In process or completed works may be shown quarterly in public studio or stage performances. By audition only. Prerequisites: Dance 60A-B-C.
163 Choreography and Digital Technology (4). A process-oriented course exploring the use of digital technology and choreography. Students create performance pieces in the dance studio and in computer-mediated environments such as the motion capture studio, working individually and in collaboration. Prerequisites: Dance 60A-B or consent of instructor.
164A Video Choreography (4) F, W, S. Introduction and overview of video dance, choreography for the camera, and documentation of existing stage choreography. History and aesthetics of dance on video and basics of technical equipment, video techniques, and editing. A major final project is required.
165 Choreographic Projects (1 to 4) F, W, S. Supervised choreographic projects for workshop productions. By audition and approval of faculty. May be taken for credit twice.
170 Dance Performance (1 to 4). Rehearsal and performance in a faculty-choreographed production. By audition only. May be taken for credit twice.
171 Dance Workshop (1 to 4) F, W, S. Rehearsal and performance in a student-choreographed production. By audition only. May be taken for credit three times.
172 Master of Fine Arts Concert (1 to 4). Rehearsal and performance in a graduate student-choreographed production. By audition only. May be taken for credit three times.
174 UCI Dance Ensemble Performance (1 to 4). Performance with the UCI Dance Ensemble. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. May be taken for credit twice.
176 UCI Jazz Dance Ensemble (2 to 4). Rehearsal and performance experience in theatrical jazz dance, designed to provide an experience in assimilating various styles of jazz dance and in refining dance performance techniques. Students also master aspects of dance company promotion. Prerequisites: Dance 152A-B-C or consent of instructor. May be taken for credit six times.
177 UCI Spanish Dance Ensemble (1 to 4) F, W, S. Rehearsal and performance with the UCI Spanish Dance Ensemble. Flamenco, regional, classical, and neoclassical Spanish dances are presented throughout the year for campus and off-campus events. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. May be taken for credit 12 times.
178 Performance Laboratory (2) F, W, S. Rehearsal and performance of student choreographed theatre and concert dance works. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. May be taken for credit six times.
179 UCI Etude Ensemble (4) F, W, S. Repertory and performances by undergraduate Dance majors. Concert presentations on and off campus. Faculty directed, student/faculty choreographed. By audition only. May be taken for credit three times.
180A-B, C Laban Studies (4-4, 4) F, W, S. 180A: Elementary Labanotation and introduction to Laban Writer software. 180B: Intermediate Labanotation and work with Laban Writer software. 180C: Laban movement analysis and motif writing. Prerequisites: Dance 21A and 132A-B-C or consent of instructor; Dance 180A is required for 180B.
185 Philosophy, Aesthetics, and Criticism of Dance (4) S. Introduction to comparative aesthetic and philosophical theories of dance; application of philosophical and critical analysis to dance performances. Prerequisites: satisfaction of the lower-division writing requirement and Dance 90A-B-C.
191 History of World Dance (4) F, W, S. Specified areas from prehistoric to contemporary.
193 Selected Topics in Dance (1 to 4). Directed group studies of topics in dance. May be repeated for credit when topic changes.
197 Independent Study (1 to 4) F, W, S. Individual independent projects in experimental laboratory, library, field, performance, under instructor's direction. Students can receive conceptual, creative, and theoretical instruction in the successful completion of a written report or performance. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit.
199 Senior Thesis (4) F, W, S. Directed research or creative activity for senior Dance majors. Research consists of a substantial essay on dance history, research in dance science, or the creation of original or reconstructed choreography. Pass/Not Pass only. May be repeated for credit.
NOTE: Some courses are not offered every year. Please check with the Department advisor.
201 Seminar in Kinesiology for Dance (4) F. Brief introduction to biomechanics, physiology of exercise and equipment, movement principles, and their application to dance techniques. Prerequisite: Dance 100 or consent of instructor.
210 Graduate Studio: World Dance (2) F, W, S. Principles, techniques, and styles of selected genres of world dance such as those of Mexico, Spain, Japan, or other cultures. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. May be taken for credit six times.
221 Graduate Music for Dancers (4) W. Detailed analysis of the various relationships between music and dance; structural, harmonic, and orchestrational analysis; developing kinesthetic rhythmic acuity; enriching musical communicative skills. Formerly Dance 221A.
222 Musical Resources (4). Detailed study of music as it relates to dance. Historical overview of musical form, style, and other elements. Analysis of various affinities between music and dance. Practical applications. Prerequisite: Dance 221 or consent of instructor.
225 Seminar in the Teaching of Dance Techniques (4). Principles and theories of teaching dance techniques. Supervised presentation and teaching of technique class.
227A, B, C Costume Design for Dance (4, 4, 4) F, W, S. Overview of basic design elements, draping and drafting techniques, and costume construction.
231A-B-C Graduate Studio: Ballet (2-2-2) F, W, S. Advanced ballet, pointe work, and performance style: principles of the Classical tradition developed from Noverre, Petipa, and Cecchetti. By audition only. May be repeated for credit.
241A-B-C Graduate Studio: Modern (2-2-2) F, W, S. Advanced modern dance: principles of modern tradition developed from Graham, Humphrey, and Wigman, incorporating the personal view of the instructor. By audition only. May be repeated for credit.
251A-B-C Graduate Studio: Jazz (2-2-2) F, W, S. Principles of jazz dance and contemporary forms, incorporating the personal views of the instructor. By audition only. May be repeated for credit.
252A-B-C Graduate Studio: Tap (2-2-2) F, W, S. An overview of tap concentrating on the development of various technique forms using basic and intermediate principles. May be taken for credit four times.
261A-B-C Graduate Seminar in Choreography (4-4-4) F, W, S. Graduate work in dance composition emphasizing the individual aesthetic. Assignments in movement discovery, solo and group forms, with the main emphasis on independent work. May be repeated for credit.
264 Video Choreography (4). Directed choreographic projects for the video camera. Video techniques which create the hybrid art form called video dance. Production of an individual video choreography project. Prerequisites: Dance 164A-B-C.
265 Motion Capture (4). Projects in motion capture; the animation technique of measuring a dancer's position and orientation in three-dimensional space and recording that data in a computer. Individual and group choreography are developed and recorded with state-of-the-art technology.
276 Arts Computation Engineering Studio/Laboratory: Telematic Performance and Teleoperative Art (4) F, W, S. Art and performance projects utilizing real time and quasi-real time distance interaction. Synchronous performance and distributed choreography. Network technologies and protocols. Speed, bandwidth, latency. Web-based technologies. Video and sound. Teleoperation/remote machine control. Same as Arts 276, Engineering 276, and Informatics 276.
281A-B, C Dance and Digital Technology (4-4, 4) F, W, S. 281A: Interactive multimedia. 281B: Continuing work and more complex projects in interactive multimedia for dance. 281C: Sound design for choreography and multimedia productions.
282 Seminar in Movement Analysis (4) W, S. Theories of movement analysis and nonverbal communication applied to dance.
283 Philosophy, Aesthetics, and Criticism (4). Discussion of aesthetics and philosophy as they specifically apply to dance. Cross-cultural comparisons and advanced critical skills are presented. Written critiques and descriptive analyses are required. Prerequisite: Dance 284.
284 Bibliography and Research (4) F. Survey and practice of primary and secondary research methods in dance including electronic searches. Development of writing for presentation, publication, and thesis essay.
285 Graduate Projects (4). Projects may be educational, choreographic, scientific, historical, or philosophical in scope and must have faculty advisor approval. May be taken for credit six times.
286 Thesis (4). Substantial research in a topic approved by the student's graduate committee. Results of the research must be written in approved thesis style. Prerequisite: consent of department. May be taken for credit six times.
287 Graduate Lectures in Dance (1 to 4). A series of lectures and discussions of announced topics in dance. Content may be from history, ethnology, notation, medicine, music, or other areas in the field. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit as topics change.
290 Graduate History of Dance (4) F, W, S. Survey of selected period of Western dance history: prehistory through the Middle Ages; the Renaissance through the mid-nineteenth century; or 1850 through the twentieth century. May be taken for credit three times as topic changes. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.
295 Graduate Colloquium in Dance (1) F, W, S. Weekly reports and colloquia by faculty, students, and visiting artists on current research in dance. May be repeated for credit.
296 Proseminar in Dance History (4). Discussion seminar with emphasis on reading and thinking about problems in dance history; presentation of oral and written reports. Topics vary. May be taken for credit twice.
297 Directed Reading (1 to 4). Topic to be approved by instructor. Paper required. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit.
298 Proseminar in Dance Ethnology (4). Seminar in dance ethnology fieldwork. Readings in ethnographic theory and method complement the design, enactment, and analysis of a field study.
399 University Teaching (1 to 4). Limited to Teaching Assistants. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit.