Dec 01, 2023
DANC 116 Musical Theatre Dance I [GEKA]
Musical Theatre Dance I is the first course in a sequence of two and focuses on the execution of Musical Theatre choreography. It also provides the student with background about the genres and sub-genres of dance that comprise Musical Theatre Dance.
Often cross-listed with CTAR 116
Credit 3 hrs May not be repeated for additional credit
Grade Mode Normal (A-F) Course Rotation
Restriction by Major -
Restriction by Class - Undergraduate standing
Rationale for Knowledge of the Disciplines - This course satisfies all the requirements for a General Education - Knowledge of the Disciplines (Arts) course. It provides a comprehensive experience of the many genres and sub-genres of Musical Theatre and of Musical Theatre Dance. Because of the enormous range of styles, influences and subject matter that are present in Musical Theatre Dance, students learn to construct and deconstruct specific pieces of choreography (Critical Thinking) within a group performance and presentation situation (Effective Communication). Because students experience this course “on their feet” and because they will actively choreograph a piece themselves, they are introduced to the methodologies and practices of this discipline. Also, because of the wide spectrum of musicals we study (historic plots, signature styles of specific choreographers, the setting of the musical, intense joy or sadness, or the nature of the story at hand, human nature, etc.), the student’s intellectual curiosity is piqued and his/her love of learning is expanded.
Equivalent Course(s) - CTAR 116
Course History -
Approved for GEKA 10/2017, effective Fall 2018; New Course 11/2016, effective Fall 2017
music , theatre , Knowledge of the Disciplines - Arts (GEKA) , dance
Winter 2024 Course Sections
Fall 2023 Course Sections
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