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Movement Sciences

Email: Movement Sciences
College of Education
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2401
Moscow, Idaho 83844-2401
Phone: (208) 885-7921
Fax: (208) 885-5929

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Dance Major Curriculum

Movement Sciences Core
7 credits
MVSC 201
Physical Activity, Wellness, and Behavior Change
3 credits
MVSC 429
Leadership, Pedagogy and Programming in Physical Activity
3 credits
MVSC 486
Programming and Marketing for Healthy, Active Lifestyles
1 credit
Sciences
9-10 credits
BIO 120
Human Anatomy
4 credits
PEP 300
Applied Anatomy/Biomechanics
2-3 credits
PEP 360
Motor Behavior
3 credits
Dance Theory & Lab Classes
30 credits
DAN 100
Dance in Society
*3 credits, doesn't count toward total of 30
NA
DAN 101
Dance Seminar
1 credit
DAN 210
Dance Performance
*1-3 credits per semester total of 210/410 dance performance credits; by audition; co-requisite one credit
of 216/416
4 credits
DAN 284
Dance Improvisation
1 credit
DAN 404
Integrated Movement Practices
3 credits
DAN 321
Dance Pedagogy
3 credits
DAN 360
Teaching Creative Movement for Children
1 credit
DAN 384
Dance Composition I
2 credits
DAN 385
Dance Composition II
2 credits
DAN 410
Dance Performance
*1-3 credits per semester total of 210/410 dance performance credits; by audition; co-requisite one credit
of 216/416
4 credits
DAN 412
Choreography Lab
*Pre-requisite DAN 284, 684, and 385/Instructor permission required; by audition
2 credits
DAN 421
Dance History & Contemporary Views
3 credits
DAN 422
Labanalysis 2 credits
DAN 490
Senior Project
2 credits
Technique/Studio Classes
12 credits
DAN 216/416
Ballet/Modern Technique
*6 credits each of ballet and modern (1 credit each); minimum of 1 semester of 416 in each; students may
take the same technique class up to 8 times to meet the 216/416 total requirement
12 credits
Other Technique/Studio Classes
4 credits
DAN 216/416
Other Technique
World Dance, Ballet Special Topics, Conditioning for Dancers, Intermediate/Advanced Jazz (1 credit each)
4 credits
Supplemental Technique Classes

DAN 105
Technique Class Offerings
Hip Hop, Hip Hop/Breaking, Tap, Modern, Jazz, Ballroom, Swing, Latin, West Coast Swing, Country Western

ALLIED ARTS CLASSES
Two of the following classes:
2 credits
MUSC 114
Studio Instruction (Voice/Piano)
1 credit
MUSC 147
Voice Class
1 credit
MUSC 404
Seminar: Dance Composition
1 credit
MUSA 365
Chamber Ensemble
(DDD or World Beat)
1 credit
One of the following classes:
2-3 credits
THE 105 Basics of Performance
3 credits
THE 202
Costume Design
3 credits
THE 205
Lighting Design
3 credits
THE 320
Theater Management
2 credits
 Dance Practicums and Teaching Opportunities
 DAN 495(1)
Dance Practicum/Teaching Assistantship
*Instructor permission required; Pre-requisite DAN 321
 DAN 495(2)
Dance Practicum/Student Teachers
*Instructor permission required and teaching experience; Pre-requisite DAN 321 & DAN 495(1)
 General Education Courses
Approx. 36 credits
Dance Major Courses
66-68 credits
Electives 24-26 credits

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