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  B.A. MINOR - DANCE
 

26 S.H.

Purpose: The dance minor provides an opportunity for students in any discipline to use the dance experience to enhance body/mind integration and to gain access to creative potential through the art of movement.

REQUIRED COURSES (17 S.H.)

THEORY(9 S.H.)

    THAD 090 THAD Showcase (0)
    *THAD 115 Dance Appreciation (3)
    *THAD 131 Performance I (3)
    THAD 322 Dance Composition (3)

Four (4) enrollments in THAD 090 THAD Showcase (0 S.H.) with a grade of P are required. One of these enrollments must be in the student's final semester, when the student will assemble the required portfolio (see "Portfolio Requirement" section).

TECHNIQUE (8 S.H.)

Must include at least 5 S.H. in either ballet or modern dance from the following list. Each technique class may be repeated once for credit.

THAD Courses:

    *157 Ballet I (1)
    *257 Ballet II (2)
    *357 Ballet III (2)
    *457 Ballet IV (2)
    *155 Modern Dance I (1)
    *255 Modern Dance II (2)
    *355 Modern Dance III (2)
    *455 Modern Dance IV (2)
    *153 Jazz Dance I (1)
    *253 Jazz Dance II (2)

ELECTIVES (9 S.H.)

Biology (BIOL)

    * 211 Anatomy and Physiology I (4)

Health & Human Performance (HHP)

    205 Nutrition for Lifetime Wellness (3)
    291 Prevention/Care of Athletic Injuries (2)
    370 Kinesiology/Biomechanics (4)

Theatre and Dance (THAD)

    107 Introduction to Technical Theatre (3)
    132 Beginning Acting (3)
    *141 Oral Interpretation (3)
    *151 Tap Dance (1)
    * 215 Introduction to Laban Movement Analysis (3)
    231 Performance II (3)
    331 Performance III (3) (Writing Flag)
    137 Dance Repertory I (1-2)
    237 Dance Repertory II (1-2)
    295 Making Interdisciplinary Connections (3)
    315 Dancing Through History (3)
    337 Dance Repertory III (1-2)
    437 Dance Repertory IV (1-2)

Note: Each Dance Repertory class (THAD 137, 237, 337, 437) may be repeated twice for credit for a total of 2-4 S.H. In addition, advanced THAD dance technique courses may be used as electives if not taken to fulfill requirements in the "Technique" category.

Physical Education & Recreation (PER)

    *112 Folk/Square Dance (1)
    *120 Ballroom Dance (1)
    *137 Fencing (1)
    144 Contemporary Activities (1-2) (Yoga or Pilates or Tai Chi sections only)
    * 199 Lifetime Fitness (2)

Music (MUS)

    *114 World Music (3)

Philosophy (PHIL)

    *280 Philosophy of Art (3)

*Course satisfies University Studies

More Information

See WSU catalogue for course descriptions and requirements. There are Currently 25 dance minors at WSU.

Individualized Studies Degree- College of Liberal Arts Major Option:

  • Self-designed major (48 S.H. of upper division courses) may be dance focused. See WSU catalogue for requirements.

Dance Faculty:

Dance Adjunct Faculty:

  • Erinn Liebhard
  • Kim Nofsinger
  • Jennifer TeBeest
  • Carissa Zieske
  • Christine Martin
  • Contact Information

Facilities:

  1. Memorial 300 Dance Studio
    • 2700 sq feet dedicated space
    • sprung floor
    • Mirrors with Black travelers
    • Barres
    • AV/Tech equipped
    • stage lighting equipped
    • faculty office and storage room)
  2. Performing Arts Center (PAC):
    • 420 seat proscenium theatre
    • Black Box Theatre
    • PAC 127 Dance Studio (648 sq feet)

Dancescape

  • (Auditions held Tues. and Wed., Sept. 1-2, 5:30-9 pm, Mem. 300)
  • 26th Annual main stage production involving ~50+ students as cast and crew original choreography by faculty, guest artists and student works chosen by audition.
  • Dates: Dancescape 2016 is Feb. 18, 19, 20, 7:30 pm PAC Main Stage

Guest Artist Residencies:

  • Annual residencies bringing professional artists to campus
  • Artist in residence activities include: master classes, workshops, performances, and choreographing/setting a work for WSU students
  • 2015-16 artist: Erinn Liebhard
  • Past artists include:
    • Kim Nofsinger: Shelter Dance Rep
    • Jacque M.Paulsen Paula Mann: Time Lapse Productions
    • Crystal Edwards
    • Stuart Pimsler Dance and Theatre
    • Joe Goode Performance Group (San Francisco)
    • Wynn Fricke
    • In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theater (Water Project community partnership)
    • Gesel Mason, Washington, DC
    • Joe Chvala and the Flying Foot Forum
    • Shawn McConneloug, Minneapolis

Student Dance Concert

  • Student run studio season concert
  • Dates: MT April 25-26, 2016, 7:30 pm
  • Directed by Senior Dance Minors

 
 
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