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Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Madonna University
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Livonia, Michigan 48150-1176
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Dance Plan of Study

Dance Major: Bach Arts | Dance Major - Support: Bach Arts | Dance Minor
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Dance Major: Bach Arts

   

   Major Courses (45 cr. to be chosen)

   
      DAN 1010   Dance Theater Performance I 1 cr.  A performance course for the student participating as a member of the Madonna University Dance Department (MDD). Under the supervision of dance faculty, this course includes practical experience in auditioning, rehearsing, dance performance, and all elements of concert production. 
      DAN 1020   Dance Theater Performance II 1 cr.  A performance course for the student participating as a member of the Madonna University Dance Department (MDD). Under the supervision of dance faculty, this course includes practical experience in auditioning, rehearsing, dance performance, and all elements of concert production. 
      DAN 1500   Ballet I 3 cr.  Ballet technique for the first-year dance major/minor. To be taken in sequence. For students in the major/minor only. 
      DAN 1510   Ballet II 3 cr.  Ballet technique for the first-year dance major/minor. To be taken in sequence. Prerequisite: DAN 1500. For students in the major/minor only. 
      DAN 1700   Modern I 2 cr.  Modern technique for the first-year dance major/minor. To be taken in sequence. For students in the major/minor only. 
      DAN 1710   Modern II 2 cr.  Modern technique for the first-year dance major/minor. To be taken in sequence. Prerequisite: DAN 1700. For students in the major/minor only. 
      DAN 1720   Dance Improvisation 1 cr.  This course explores the foundation of dance improvisation, including individual work, as well as work with partners and in groups. The basic history, theory, and practice of dance improvisation, to include the work of contributors to the field, are covered. Course work serves as an introduction to dance composition and/or choreography through the medium of improvisation. 
      DAN 2010   Dance Theater Performance III 1 cr.  A performance course for the student participating as a member of the Madonna University Dance Department (MDD). Under the supervision of dance faculty, this course includes practical experience in auditioning, rehearsing, dance performance, and all elements of concert production. 
      DAN 2020   Dance Theater Performance IV 1 cr.  A performance course for the student participating as a member of the Madonna University Dance Department (MDD). Under the supervision of dance faculty, this course includes practical experience in auditioning, rehearsing, dance performance, and all elements of concert production. 
      DAN 2500   Ballet III 3 cr.  Ballet technique for the second-year dance major/minor. To be taken in sequence. For students in the major/minor only. 
      DAN 2510   Ballet IV 3 cr.  Ballet technique for the second-year dance major/minor. To be taken in sequence. Prerequisite: DAN 2500. For students in the major/minor only. 
      DAN 2700   Modern III 2 cr.  Modern technique for the second-year dance major/minor. To be taken in sequence. For students in the major/minor only. 
      DAN 2710   Modern IV 2 cr.  Modern technique for the second-year dance major/minor. To be taken in sequence. Prerequisite: DAN 2700. For students in the major/minor only. 
      DAN 2720   Dance Composition I 1 cr.  Designed as a method for beginning choreography students to investigate the different approaches to dance composition. This course combines the theory and practice of dance composition, including individual work as well as work with partners and collaborative group studies. To be taken in sequence. Prerequisite: DAN 1720. 
      DAN 3010   Dance Theater Performance V 1 cr.  A performance course for the student participating as a member of the Madonna University Dance Department (MDD). Under the supervision of dance faculty, this course includes practical experience in auditioning, rehearsing, dance performance, and all elements of concert production. 
      DAN 3020   Dance Theater Performance VI 1 cr.  A performance course for the student participating as a member of the Madonna University Dance Department (MDD). Under the supervision of dance faculty, this course includes practical experience in auditioning, rehearsing, dance performance, and all elements of concert production. 
      DAN 3500   Ballet V 3 cr.  Ballet technique for the third-year dance major/minor. To be taken in sequence. For students in the major/minor only. 
      DAN 3510   Ballet VI 3 cr.  Ballet technique for the third-year dance major/minor. To be taken in sequence. Prerequisite: DAN 3500. For students in the major/minor only. 
      DAN 3700   Modern V 2 cr.  Modern technique for the third-year dance major/minor. To be taken in sequence. For students in the major/minor only. 
      DAN 3710   Modern VI 2 cr.  Modern technique for the third-year dance major/minor. To be taken in sequence. Prerequisite: DAN 3700. For students in the major/minor only. 
      DAN 3720   Dance Composition II 1 cr.  Designed to give the more experienced student the tools to use in dance composition on an exploratory basis. Also reviews the theories and techniques of composition garnered in earlier courses. To be taken in sequence. Prerequisite: DAN 2720. 
      DAN 3760   Intermediate/Advanced Tap 1 cr.  Intermediate and advanced level tap dance technique. This course is designed to further develop and master the rhythm and coordination of more complex tap steps and routines. For students in the major/minor only. 
      DAN 3770   Jazz 1 cr.  Intermediate and advanced level jazz dance technique; emphasis on more complex jazz dance exercises and routines. For students in the major/minor only. 
      DAN 4720   Senior Seminar 3 cr.  Designed for the graduating senior as a completion of studies in technique and choreographic skills for the undergraduate dance degree (BFA/Dance Performance, BA/Dance). A final theatre performance showcases the culmination of student design, choreography, and performance. To be taken in sequence. Prerequisite: DAN 3720. 
Dance Major - Support: Bach Arts    

   Support Courses (11 cr. to be chosen)

   
      DAN 2750   History of Dance 3 cr.  Surveys the development of dance in its many forms; trends, philosophies, dance activities, and dance personalities, from its multi-cultural roots in primitive expression to the rise of ballet through the Romantic Era and concluding with current experimental trends in dance. 
      MUS 1000   Fundamentals of Music 3 cr.  Music fundamentals for those without formal musical training (e.g., self- taught or learned-by-ear). Introduces the visual symbols and terminology of music notation and links them to aural understandings of music. Basic music theory topics include: pitch, rhythm, key/time signatures, articulation/dynamic markings, intervals, basic music forms, as well as ear training skills. Prior knowledge of music theory not required. 
      TRE 1010   Fundamentals of Acting 3 cr.  An exploration of the basics of acting through exercises that build a process from script page to stage, including approaching a script, preparation and research, and how to work collaboratively in the professional world. Scripts used include monologues and scene work. Preparation and research of scripts include investigating not only the particulars of the script itself, but how it relates historically to the periods in which it is set, in which it was written, and to the history of theater. 
      TRE 3010   Production Technology 2 cr.  A project based course involving in-depth study of the practical aspects of theater production. Students engage in the study of theoretical and practical perspectives of applied theater including technical production, stage management, and design that provide the framework for future productions. 
Dance Minor    

   Minor Courses (20 cr. to be chosen)

   
      DAN 1010   Dance Theater Performance I 1 cr.  A performance course for the student participating as a member of the Madonna University Dance Department (MDD). Under the supervision of dance faculty, this course includes practical experience in auditioning, rehearsing, dance performance, and all elements of concert production. 
      DAN 1020   Dance Theater Performance II 1 cr.  A performance course for the student participating as a member of the Madonna University Dance Department (MDD). Under the supervision of dance faculty, this course includes practical experience in auditioning, rehearsing, dance performance, and all elements of concert production. 
      DAN 1500   Ballet I 3 cr.  Ballet technique for the first-year dance major/minor. To be taken in sequence. For students in the major/minor only. 
      DAN 1510   Ballet II 3 cr.  Ballet technique for the first-year dance major/minor. To be taken in sequence. Prerequisite: DAN 1500. For students in the major/minor only. 
      DAN 1700   Modern I 2 cr.  Modern technique for the first-year dance major/minor. To be taken in sequence. For students in the major/minor only. 
      DAN 1710   Modern II 2 cr.  Modern technique for the first-year dance major/minor. To be taken in sequence. Prerequisite: DAN 1700. For students in the major/minor only. 
      DAN 2750   History of Dance 3 cr.  Surveys the development of dance in its many forms; trends, philosophies, dance activities, and dance personalities, from its multi-cultural roots in primitive expression to the rise of ballet through the Romantic Era and concluding with current experimental trends in dance. 
      DAN 3760   Intermediate/Advanced Tap 1 cr.  Intermediate and advanced level tap dance technique. This course is designed to further develop and master the rhythm and coordination of more complex tap steps and routines. For students in the major/minor only. 
      DAN 3770   Jazz 1 cr.  Intermediate and advanced level jazz dance technique; emphasis on more complex jazz dance exercises and routines. For students in the major/minor only. 
      TRE 3010   Production Technology 2 cr.  A project based course involving in-depth study of the practical aspects of theater production. Students engage in the study of theoretical and practical perspectives of applied theater including technical production, stage management, and design that provide the framework for future productions. 
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