Courses - Current and Upcoming

For the most up-to-date information on enrollment, meeting times, and locations, please consult the UW Time Schedule.

Spring 2014

Course Section / SLN Instructor Meetings
DANCE 100: Understanding Dance

Introduces the aesthetics and creative processes in dance and choreography. Pays attention to how dance is practiced in social arenas, popular entertainment, and concert settings. Includes independent field trips to local dance settings. Offered: AWSp.

VLPA
A - 12833 Rhonda Cinotto to be arranged -
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DANCE 101: Dance And The American Experience

Investigates shared, conflicting, and shifting notions of the "American experience" as expressed in 20/21st century American dance. Investigates real, imagined, and idealized portrayals of the American experience as enacted on the concert stage, in film, and on television. Engages students in critical discourse on issues of identity in American society. Offered: AWSp.

VLPA
A - 12834 Jeff Curtis to be arranged -
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DANCE 102: Introduction To Dance

Introduces dance as an art form. Lectures in dance appreciation. Studio experience in various dance forms: may include ballet, modern dance, musical theatre/jazz, and dance composition. Includes attendance at outside events.

VLPA
A - 12835 Pablo Piantino M W F 09:00-10:20
MNY 265
DANCE 103: Introduction To Dance

Introduces dance as an art form. Studio experience in various dance forms. May include ballet, modern dance, musical theatre/jazz, and dance composition. Includes attendance at outside events. Prerequisite: DANCE 102.

VLPA
A - 12837 Hannah Wiley T Th 09:00-10:20
MNY 265
DANCE 103: Introduction To Dance

Introduces dance as an art form. Studio experience in various dance forms. May include ballet, modern dance, musical theatre/jazz, and dance composition. Includes attendance at outside events. Prerequisite: DANCE 102.

VLPA
B - 12838 Natalie Desch T Th 14:30-16:20
MNY 265
DANCE 103: Introduction To Dance

Introduces dance as an art form. Studio experience in various dance forms. May include ballet, modern dance, musical theatre/jazz, and dance composition. Includes attendance at outside events. Prerequisite: DANCE 102.

VLPA
C - 12839 Jürg Koch T Th 09:00-10:20
MNY 267
DANCE 106: Modern Technique

Beginning-level technique. Development of basic modern dance movement and terminology. Prerequisite: either DANCE 104 or DANCE 105.

VLPA
A - 12840 Jennifer Salk M W F 12:30-14:20
MNY 267
DANCE 106: Modern Technique

Beginning-level technique. Development of basic modern dance movement and terminology. Prerequisite: either DANCE 104 or DANCE 105.

VLPA
B - 12841 Jamie Johnson T Th 12:30-14:20
MNY 267
DANCE 109: Ballet Technique I

Beginning-level technique. Development of basic ballet technique and terminology. Prerequisite: either DANCE 107 or DANCE 108.

VLPA
A - 12842 Mary Reardon M W F 10:30-12:20
MNY 267
DANCE 109: Ballet Technique I

Beginning-level technique. Development of basic ballet technique and terminology. Prerequisite: either DANCE 107 or DANCE 108.

VLPA
B - 12843 Bruce McCormick T Th 10:30-12:20
MNY 267
DANCE 112: Jazz Technique I

Introduction to jazz technique. Prerequisite: DANCE 111 or permission of instructor.

VLPA
A - 12844 Jason Ohlberg T Th 16:30-18:20
MNY 266
DANCE 203: Ballet Technique II

Advanced-beginning level.Continued development of all beginning areas. Expansion of ballet vocabulary. Prerequisite: either DANCE 201 or DANCE 202.

VLPA
A - 12845 Hannah Wiley M W F 10:30-12:20
MNY 266
DANCE 203: Ballet Technique II

Advanced-beginning level.Continued development of all beginning areas. Expansion of ballet vocabulary. Prerequisite: either DANCE 201 or DANCE 202.

VLPA
B - 12846 Paula Peters T Th 10:30-12:20
MNY 266
DANCE 206: Modern Dance Technique II

Advanced-beginning level technique. Continued development of all beginning areas and expansion of movement vocabulary. Prerequisite: either DANCE 204 or DANCE 205.

VLPA
A - 12847 Bruce McCormick M W F 12:30-14:20
MNY 266
DANCE 206: Modern Dance Technique II

Advanced-beginning level technique. Continued development of all beginning areas and expansion of movement vocabulary. Prerequisite: either DANCE 204 or DANCE 205.

VLPA
B - 12848 Jason Ohlberg T Th 12:30-14:20
MNY 265
DANCE 212: Jazz Technique II

Intermediate-level jazz technique. Continued development of beginning areas. Expansion of movement vocabulary. Prerequisite: either DANCE 210 or DANCE 211.

VLPA
A - 12849 Wilson Mendieta T Th 16:30-18:20
MNY 265
DANCE 231: Folk-Social Dance Forms

Studio course in folk dance and social dance forms. Topics vary, and may include salsa, ballroom, or swing. Prerequisite: one year of previous dance experience.

VLPA
A - 12850 Steven Sofia T Th 15:30-16:50
HUT 205
DANCE 232: Intermediate Alternative Movement Studies

Study of an alternative approach to movement at the intermediate level. Topics vary and may include pilates, yoga, Feldenkrais, or other somatic practices.

VLPA
A - 12851 Steven Sofia T Th 09:00-10:20
MNY 266
DANCE 233: Advanced Alternative Movement Studies

Study of an alternative approach to movement at the advanced level. Topics vary and may include pilates, yoga, Feldenkrais, or other somatic practices.

VLPA
A - 20572 Steven Sofia M W 09:00-10:20
MNY 266
DANCE 239: Tango

Provides instruction in tango dancing. Focuses on milogeuro and salon style Argentine tango. Introduces tango Nuevo, tango vals, and milonga. Primarily focuses on studio practice. Includes some reading and writing assignments, introduction to tango dance and music history, and an outing for social dancing.

VLPA
A - 12852 Juliet McMains T Th 14:30-16:20
MNY 266
DANCE 239: Tango

Provides instruction in tango dancing. Focuses on milogeuro and salon style Argentine tango. Introduces tango Nuevo, tango vals, and milonga. Primarily focuses on studio practice. Includes some reading and writing assignments, introduction to tango dance and music history, and an outing for social dancing.

VLPA
B - 12853 Juliet McMains T Th 14:30-16:20
MNY 266
DANCE 251: The Creative Process

Explores the creative process of some of the major artists of the last century, with a particular emphasis on dance. Hones critical thinking, analytical skills, and research-based writing. Studio exploration, lectures, and discussions covering approaches to artistic creation, critical thinking, and research. Offered: Sp.

VLPA
A - 12854 Jennifer Salk M W F 08:30-10:20
MNY 267
DANCE 270: Dance Performance Activities

May include performance or choreography in Dance-program produced concerts under faculty supervision. Credit/no-credit only.

VLPA
A - 12855 Jürg Koch to be arranged -
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DANCE 303: Ballet Technique III

Intermediate-level. Expansion of ballet vocabulary. Prerequisite: DANCE 302.

VLPA
A - 12857 Elizabeth Cooper M W F 10:30-12:20
MNY 265
DANCE 303: Ballet Technique III

Intermediate-level. Expansion of ballet vocabulary. Prerequisite: DANCE 302.

VLPA
B - 12858 Pablo Piantino T Th 10:30-12:20
MNY 265
DANCE 306: Modern Dance Technique III

Intermediate-level technique. Expansion of movement vocabulary. Prerequisite: DANCE 305.

VLPA
A - 12860 Jürg Koch M W F 12:30-14:20
MNY 265
DANCE 306: Modern Dance Technique III

Intermediate-level technique. Expansion of movement vocabulary. Prerequisite: DANCE 305.

VLPA
B - 12861 Jason Ohlberg T Th 12:30-14:20
MNY 265
DANCE 312: Jazz Technique III

Advanced-level jazz technique. Investigation of jazz styles such as Afro-Caribbean, Luigi, and musical theatre. Prerequisite: either DANCE 310 or DANCE 311.

VLPA
A - 12863 Megan Brunsvold T Th 12:30-14:20
MNY 266
DANCE 366: Dance Composition III

Dance composition in relation to production, including elements of technology. Emphasis on larger group works. Prerequisite: DANCE 166. Offered: Sp.

VLPA
A - 12864 Jamie Johnson M W F
MNY
DANCE 403: Ballet Technique IV

Advanced level. Advanced level. Includes expansion of ballet vocabulary. Prerequisite: DANCE 402.

VLPA
A - 12866 Elizabeth Cooper M W F 10:30-12:20
MNY 265
DANCE 403: Ballet Technique IV

Advanced level. Advanced level. Includes expansion of ballet vocabulary. Prerequisite: DANCE 402.

VLPA
B - 12867 Pablo Piantino T Th 10:30-12:20
MNY 265
DANCE 406: Modern Dance Technique IV

Advanced technical skills applied to longer dance sequences. Includes expansion of movement vocabulary. Prerequisite: DANCE 405.

VLPA
A - 12869 Jürg Koch M W F 12:30-14:20
MNY 265
DANCE 406: Modern Dance Technique IV

Advanced technical skills applied to longer dance sequences. Includes expansion of movement vocabulary. Prerequisite: DANCE 405.

VLPA
B - 12870 Jason Ohlberg T Th 12:30-14:20
MNY 265
DANCE 415: Research Methods I

Surveys theoretical modes of inquiry in current dance scholarship. Offered: Sp.

VLPA
A - 12872 Juliet McMains M F 10:30-12:20
DEN 309
DANCE 420: Dance Aesthetics

Philosophical investigation of the expressive elements of dance. Reading and discussion of the concepts of beauty, style, and aesthetic theory.

I&S, VLPA
A - 20530 Natalie Desch T T
MGH
DANCE 490: Special Studies In Dance

Special studies designed to address contemporary and historical concerns in the field of dance.

VLPA
A - 12873 Megan Brunsvold M W
DEN
DANCE 499: Undergraduate Independent Study A - 12875 to be arranged -
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DANCE 499: Undergraduate Independent Study B - 12876 to be arranged -
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DANCE 499: Undergraduate Independent Study C - 12877 to be arranged -
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DANCE 515: Dance Research Methods

Survey of theoretical modes of inquiry in current dance scholarship. Offered: Sp.

A - 12878 Juliet McMains M F 10:30-12:20
DEN 309
DANCE 531: Mfa Concert Production

Public performance of MFA choreography. On alternate years this is a collaborative concert between MFA choreographers and artists working in another discipline. Offered: Sp.

A - 12879 Jürg Koch to be arranged -
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DANCE 595: Master's Project

Project in area of interest developed in consultation with faculty adviser and supported by elective courses. Full faculty approval of proposed project by end of first year. Formal presentation, appropriate to project's content, presented to full faculty during second year. Project culminates in the teaching of an undergraduate dance course.

A - 12880 to be arranged -
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DANCE 600: Independent Study Or Research A - 12881 to be arranged -
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DANCE 600: Independent Study Or Research B - 12882 to be arranged -
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Summer 2014 A-term

Course Section / SLN Instructor Meetings
DANCE 110: Jazz Technique I

Introduction to jazz technique. Prerequisite: either DANCE 102 or DANCE 103.

VLPA
A - 11021 Wilson Mendieta MTWTh 10:50-12:30
MNY 265
DANCE 230: Alternative Movement Studies

Introduction to an alternative approach to movement study. Topics vary and may include pilates, yoga, Feldenkrais, or other somatic practices.

VLPA
A - 11023 Steven Sofia M W 09:40-10:40
MNY 265
DANCE 230: Alternative Movement Studies

Introduction to an alternative approach to movement study. Topics vary and may include pilates, yoga, Feldenkrais, or other somatic practices.

VLPA
B - 11024 Steven Sofia T Th 09:40-10:40
MNY 265
DANCE 230: Alternative Movement Studies

Introduction to an alternative approach to movement study. Topics vary and may include pilates, yoga, Feldenkrais, or other somatic practices.

VLPA
C - 11025 Monroe-Cook, Brenna M W 09:40-10:40
MNY 267
DANCE 230: Alternative Movement Studies

Introduction to an alternative approach to movement study. Topics vary and may include pilates, yoga, Feldenkrais, or other somatic practices.

VLPA
D - 11026 T Th 09:40-10:40
MNY 267
DANCE 230: Alternative Movement Studies

Introduction to an alternative approach to movement study. Topics vary and may include pilates, yoga, Feldenkrais, or other somatic practices.

VLPA
E - 11027 Monroe-Cook, Brenna M W 10:50-11:50
MNY 267
DANCE 230: Alternative Movement Studies

Introduction to an alternative approach to movement study. Topics vary and may include pilates, yoga, Feldenkrais, or other somatic practices.

VLPA
F - 11028 T Th 10:50-11:50
MNY 267
DANCE 410: Chamber Dance Production

Focuses on the restaging, rehearsal, and performance of significant choreography from the modern dance canon. Readings, viewings, and oral history provide context for works being staged. Culminates in a professional public performance. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: S.

VLPA
A - 11037 Hannah Wiley MTWTh 11:30-15:20
MNY 266
DANCE 510: Chamber Dance Production

Focuses on the restaging, rehearsal, and performance of significant choreography from the modern dance canon. Readings, viewings, and oral history provide context for works being staged. Culminates in a professional public performance. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: S.

A - 11040 Hannah Wiley MTWTh 11:30-15:20
MNY 266

Summer 2014 B-term

Course Section / SLN Instructor Meetings
DANCE 230: Alternative Movement Studies

Introduction to an alternative approach to movement study. Topics vary and may include pilates, yoga, Feldenkrais, or other somatic practices.

VLPA
G - 11029 Rachael Lincoln M W 09:40-10:40
MNY 267
DANCE 230: Alternative Movement Studies

Introduction to an alternative approach to movement study. Topics vary and may include pilates, yoga, Feldenkrais, or other somatic practices.

VLPA
H - 11030 Rachael Lincoln T Th 09:40-10:40
MNY 267
DANCE 230: Alternative Movement Studies

Introduction to an alternative approach to movement study. Topics vary and may include pilates, yoga, Feldenkrais, or other somatic practices.

VLPA
I - 11031 Steven Sofia M W 09:40-10:40
MNY 265
DANCE 230: Alternative Movement Studies

Introduction to an alternative approach to movement study. Topics vary and may include pilates, yoga, Feldenkrais, or other somatic practices.

VLPA
J - 11032 Steven Sofia T Th 09:40-10:40
MNY 265
DANCE 410: Chamber Dance Production

Focuses on the restaging, rehearsal, and performance of significant choreography from the modern dance canon. Readings, viewings, and oral history provide context for works being staged. Culminates in a professional public performance. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: S.

VLPA
B - 11038 Hannah Wiley MTWTh 11:30-15:20
MNY 266
DANCE 510: Chamber Dance Production

Focuses on the restaging, rehearsal, and performance of significant choreography from the modern dance canon. Readings, viewings, and oral history provide context for works being staged. Culminates in a professional public performance. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: S.

B - 11041 Hannah Wiley MTWTh 11:30-15:20
MNY 266

Summer 2014 Full-term

Course Section / SLN Instructor Meetings
DANCE 102: Introduction To Dance

Introduces dance as an art form. Lectures in dance appreciation. Studio experience in various dance forms: may include ballet, modern dance, musical theatre/jazz, and dance composition. Includes attendance at outside events.

VLPA
A - 11016 Megan Brunsvold MTWTh 08:30-09:30
MNY 265
DANCE 102: Introduction To Dance

Introduces dance as an art form. Lectures in dance appreciation. Studio experience in various dance forms: may include ballet, modern dance, musical theatre/jazz, and dance composition. Includes attendance at outside events.

VLPA
B - 11017 Jamie Johnson MTWTh 08:30-09:30
MNY 266
DANCE 102: Introduction To Dance

Introduces dance as an art form. Lectures in dance appreciation. Studio experience in various dance forms: may include ballet, modern dance, musical theatre/jazz, and dance composition. Includes attendance at outside events.

VLPA
C - 11018 Natalie Desch MTWTh 08:30-09:30
MNY 267
DANCE 499: Undergraduate Independent Study A - 11039 to be arranged -
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DANCE 516: Research Methods II

Focuses on designing an original research project, conducting research, and writing a scholarly paper suitable for publication in a juried journal or conference presentation. Practice in conference presentation. Offered: S.

A - 11042 Juliet McMains Th 09:40-11:10
SAV 167
DANCE 600: Independent Study Or Research A - 11043 to be arranged -
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