Dance (DANC)

DANC M111 Basic Ballet I 2 crs.

This course introduces the beginner student to a study of the basic principles of classical ballet according to the Russian ballet technique developed by Agrippina Vaganova. The use of French terminology and the proper alignment of the body through basic exercises at the barre and in the center are covered. Creditable twice.

DANC M211 Basic Ballet II 2 crs.

This course is a continuation of Basic Ballet I. It is offered to students who have had an introduction to the art of dance. Classes are based on the basic principles of classical ballet according to the Russian ballet technique developed by Agrippina Vaganova. The use of French terminology and the proper alignment of the body through basic exercises at the barre and in the center are covered. Creditable twice.

Prerequisite: DANC M111 or permission of instructor.

DANC M250 Jazz Dance for Musicals 2 crs.

This course will teach jazz dance from a historical perspective. Contemporary jazz styles and Fosse repertory will result in jazz dance class performance during the semester.

Prerequisite: Ballet I or II or III, or equivalent with permission of instructor.

DANC M311 Intermediate Ballet 2 crs.

This course is for students who have completed their basic ballet technique. Pointe work for the ladies (optional) and the basic forms of tour en l’air for the male dancer are introduced. Classes are based on the basic principles of classical ballet according to the Russian ballet technique developed by Agrippina Vaganova. Creditable twice.

Prerequisite: DANC M211 or permission of instructor.

DANC M411 Ballet Repertory 3 crs.

This course is for students who have an advanced level of ballet technique and who are interested in pursuing a minor in ballet. Classes are based on the basic principles of classical ballet according to the Russian ballet technique developed by Agrippina Vaganova. Students perform classical and character, jazz, or contemporary works in the Loyola Ballet Concert.

Prerequisite: DANC M311 or by audition.

This course has a lab fee associated with it for the purpose of supporting supplies specifically needed for the functioning of this particular course. Please check LORA for the amount of the lab fee.

DANC M499 Independent Study 3 crs.

Permission of instructor.

DANC V242 History of Classical Dance 3 crs.

Advanced Common Curriculum: Creative Arts and Cultures

An historical perspective of classical dance from the Renaissance to the 21st Century, through lectures, readings and visuals will give the acquired historical knowledge to view and analyze several ballet masterpieces. This viewing acquaints the students with outstanding performers as it develops in the students a sense of informed critical observation.