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Courses - Spring 2024
DANC
Dance Department Site
Open Seats as of
06/21/2024 at 05:30 PM
DANC109
(Perm Req)
Choreography I: Improvisation
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Students must pay a $25.00 lab fee.
DANC118
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Students must pay a $25 course fee.
DANC128
Fundamentals of Ballet
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Students must pay a $25.00 lab fee.
DANC138A
Global Dance Forms; Musical Theatre Jazz
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Students must pay a $25 lab fee.
DANC138J
Global Dance Forms; Afro Jazz
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
DANC148
Fundamentals of Modern Dance
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Students must pay a $25.00 lab fee.
DANC149
Fundamentals of Modern Dance II
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Students must pay a $25 lab fee.
DANC179
(Perm Req)
Movement Integration
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Students must pay a $25 lab fee.
DANC199
(Perm Req)
Practicum in Choreography, Production and Performance I
Credits: 1 - 2
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.
DANC200
Introduction to Dance
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSSP
A study of dance as a form of communication and as an art form; a survey of the theories and styles of dance, and their relationships to other art forms.
DANC207
(Perm Req)
Choreography II: The Creative Process
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: DANC109.
Restriction: Permission of ARHU-Dance department.
Explorations in movement, music, words, objects, and environments through improvisation and choreographic problem solving.
Students must pay a $25.00 lab fee.
DANC218
(Perm Req)
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: permission of department.

Students must pay a $25 lab fee.
DANC219
(Perm Req)
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: DANC218 and permission of department.

Students must pay a $25 lab fee.
DANC228
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Students must pay a $25 lab fee.
DANC229
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Students must pay a $25 lab fee.
DANC299
(Perm Req)
Practicum in Choreography, Production and Performance II
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.
DANC318
(Perm Req)
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: DANC219 an permission of department. Students must pay $25 lab fee.
DANC319
(Perm Req)
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: DANC318 and permission of department. Students must pay $25 lab fee.
DANC328
(Perm Req)
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Students must pay a $25.00 lab fee.
DANC329
(Perm Req)
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Students must pay a $25.00 lab fee.
DANC338C
(Perm Req)
Dance Techniques; Contact Improvisation
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Students must pay a $25 lab fee. Students must have previous dance experience. Email Brit Falcon at bfalcon1@umd.edu for questions
DANC338P
Dance Techniques; Advanced Hip Hop
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Students must pay a $25 lab fee.
DANC338T
Dance Techniques; Int./Adv Tap
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Students must pay a $25 lab fee
DANC383
(Perm Req)
Dance History & Theory
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Restriction: Permission of ARHU-Dance department.
Credit only granted for: DANC283 or DANC383.
Formerly: DANC283.
With a primary focus on Western concert dance from the 20th and 21st centuries, this course proposes an understanding of dance as it is situated in historical and cultural contexts. Rather than proposing a canon of "masterworks", this course interrogates choreography and other dance practices from multiple perspectives such as feminist theories, race, gender, and sexuality studies.
DANC398
(Perm Req)
Directed Studies in Dance
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg
Contact department for information to register for this course.
DANC399
Practicum in Choreography, Production and Performance III
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
DANC418
DANC448
(Perm Req)
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: DANC319 and audition. Students must pay a $25.00 lab fee.
DANC449
(Perm Req)
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: DANC448. Students must pay a $25.00 lab fee.
DANC468
(Perm Req)
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Students must pay a $25.00 lab fee.
DANC488
(Perm Req)
Project-Based Learning
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Students must pay a $25 lab fee.
DANC499
Practicum in Choreography, Production and Performance IV
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
DANC611
(Perm Req)
Dance Technology and Media
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Permission of ARHU-School of Theatre, Dance & Performance Studies department.
Project-based development of media and technological support for dance performance, archiving, and portfolio design, development and implementation.
Students must pay a $25.00 lab fee.
DANC648
Advanced Modern Dance Technique I
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Students must pay a $25 lab fee.
DANC649
Advanced Modern Dance Technique II
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Students must pay a $25 lab fee.
DANC679
Graduate Dance Performance
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.
DANC689G
Special Topics in Dance; Advanced Hip Hop
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Students must pay a $25 lab fee.
DANC689I
(Perm Req)
Special Topics in Dance; Pedagogy Practicum: Dance History
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
DANC689K
Special Topics in Dance; Stock Motion Performances
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Cross-listed with THET669E and DANC689K. Credit only granted for TDPS458K, THET669E, or DANCE689K. Student must pay a $25 lab fee.

Students will build a series of performance studies using Unity software and stock animation available on public motion libraries. Students will string together animations in various patterns and interactive systems, and design performance environments for them. Students will gain an understanding of motion that is assumed "default," "normal," and "useful," and use their work to interrogate and challenge such assumptions and their social and political connotations. Then, students will try to recreate their digital action sequences in physical space, and re-translate them back into the virtual, building a new and improvednon-stock motionlibrary."
DANC689N
Special Topics in Dance; Dance Pedagogy - Creative Process
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud, S-F
DANC689Q
(Perm Req)
Special Topics in Dance; Motion Capture for Mixed Reality Performance
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisites: A minimum grade of C- in IMDM290. Restriction: Permission of department. Cross-listed with TDPS458P and THET669Q. Credit only granted for TDPS458P, DANCE689Q, or THET669Q.

This class will introduce students to creative and technical application for motion capture. Using analog, inertial, optical, and AI systems, students will engage in collaborative projects that span digital and physical spaces. Students will also engage with the history of mocap development, as well as the aesthetics and ethics surrounding digital motion.
DANC689R
Special Topics in Dance; Graduate Dance Repertory
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Students must pay a $25 lab fee.
DANC698
(Perm Req)
Independent Study in Dance
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.
DANC708
Graduate Choreography II: Collaboration; Collaborative Work
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Students must pay a $25.00 lab fee.
DANC777
(Perm Req)
Internship in Dance
Credits: 1 - 5
Grad Meth: Reg
Restriction: Must be admitted to MFA in Dance; or permission of ARHU-School of Theatre, Dance & Performance Studies department.
Internship in dance advocacy, administration, education, community building, choreography, or performance with an agency off campus and with a national or international profile.
DANC779
(Perm Req)
Master's Tutorial for Performance
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud, S-F
DANC784
(Perm Req)
Dance in a Global Context
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Must be admitted to MFA in Dance; or permission of ARHU-School of Theatre, Dance & Performance Studies department.
Topics that illuminate dance in global context and provides an overview of methods, challenges and perspectives to the study of dance cross-culturally will be considered. Simultaneously, surveys select dance practices spanning many geographical areas, and offers insight into the diverse social, cultural, religious, and political environments from which dance extends.
DANC799
Master's Thesis Project
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: S-F
Contact department for information to register for this course.