DAN 100 Fundamentals of Dance 1 Credits
Designed to offer students concurrent participation and theoretical inquiry in specific dance forms. Students must register for two classes per week at the Princeton Ballet School. One additional hour per week is comprised of video observation, lecture, or readings, and is taught at Rider’s Lawrenceville campus.
Prerequisite(s): permission of dance advisor;
Dance Studio Courses
DAN 100A Ballet I 0 Credits
DAN 100B Ballet II 0 Credits
DAN 100C Ballet III 0 Credits
DAN 100D Ballet IV 0 Credits
DAN 100E Ballet V 0 Credits
DAN 100F Ballet VI 0 Credits
DAN 100G Jazz I 0 Credits
DAN 100H Jazz II 0 Credits
DAN 100I Jazz III 0 Credits
DAN 100J Modern Dance I 0 Credits
DAN 100K Modern Dance II 0 Credits
DAN 100L Modern Dance III 0 Credits
DAN 100M Spanish Dance I 0 Credits
DAN 100N Spanish Dance II 0 Credits
DAN 100O Spanish Dance III 0 Credits
DAN 100P Pilates Mat Class 0 Credits
DAN 100Q Accelerated Adult Ballet I 0 Credits
DAN 100R Accelerated Adult Ballet II 0 Credits
DAN 100S Accelerated Adult Ballet III 0 Credits
DAN 100T Accelerated Adult Ballet IV 0 Credits
DAN 100U World Dance Forms 0 Credits
DAN 100V Yoga 0 Credits
DAN 100W Tap 0 Credits
DAN 100X Ballet VII 0 Credits
DAN 100Y Choreography 0 Credits
DAN 100Z Movement Fundamentals 0 Credits
DAN 105 Survey of Dance History 3 Credits
An introductory course to familiarize students with the breadth and depth of dance in human society. It will chronologically examine dance through four lenses: Dance and Community, Dance and Religion, Dance and Politics, and Dance as Art. Students will be exposed to various dance forms from around the world with varying purposes, functions, and motivations from the beginning of recorded history to present.
DAN 111 Dance Lab 0 Credits
DAN 112 Ballet I: The Point of Departure 1 Credits
This is an entry- level, mandatory ballet class that covers all of the safest fundamental practices, including proper use of alignment, feet, rotation, and use of the core in the classical vocabulary.
DAN 113 Ballet II: Next Steps 1 Credits
This is a continuation of the safest fundamental practices covered in Ballet I, including proper use of alignment, feet, rotation, and use of the core in the classical vocabulary. In addition this course extends the coverage of discourse, terminology and vocabulary of the classical technique .
DAN 121 Introduction to Dance Science 3 Credits
This orientation to dance science will consider important aspects of the study of human performance including anatomy, biology, kinesiology, and psychology of movement and performance. Covered are the foundations and research findings in Movement Theory, Motor Development, and Well -Being. Topics include the Care and Prevention of Injuries, Movement Analysis, Dance Movement Therapy, Mind-body Connection, Dance Fitness and Optimal Performance.
DAN 151 Pilates and Modern 1 Credits
DAN 152 World Dance & Improvisation 1 Credits
DAN 180 History of Movement Theory 3 Credits
Investigation of the mind-body connection, somatic experience, body therapies, movement and theories. The essential questions are: How is it that we move with awareness, fluidity, efficiency and precision?.
DAN 190 Dalcroze Eurythmics 3 Credits
This movement course familiarizes students with the basic elements of music theory (staff, clefs, time signatures, notations, chords, etc.) and the Dalcrozian principles regarding music, movement and improvisation.
DAN 201 Vaganova I 1 Credits
This studio course focuses on fundamental knowledge about the vocabulary, discourse, performance and style of the classical ballet, especially as it pertains to the Vaganova Technique.
DAN 202 Vaganova II 1 Credits
This studio course continues the development of knowledge concerning the vocabulary, discourse, performance and style of the classical ballet, expecially as it pertains to the Vaganova Technique. Repeatable twice for total of three times taken. May only be repeated if there are open spots after those taking it for the first time have registered.
Prerequisite(s): DAN 201.
DAN 210 Rider Dances: Repertory & Productions 1 Credits
This course provides an in-depth experience with the art of dance production from creation to performance. Students will be chosen to learn and perform repertory; fulfill technical roles such as sound, lighting and costume design; and assume production and managerial responsibilities such as promotion, publicity, front of house management and stage management.
Prerequisite(s): permission of instructor.
DAN 210T Rider Dances Rep&Produc:Tech 1 Credits
DAN 220 History of Choreography 3 Credits
This course prepares the dance student for the creating of dance through critical analysis, reading, writing and practical assignments. Students will examine creative process as applied to dance artists and various forms of dance.
DAN 300 Lecture & Studio in Dance 2 Credits
Dance 300 series is also designed to offer students concurrent participation and theoretical inquiry in specific dance forms. Students must register for four classes per week at the Princeton Ballet School. One additional hour is comprised of video observation, lecture, or readings and is held at Rider’s Lawrenceville campus.
Prerequisite(s): permission of instructor;
Dance Studio Courses
DAN 300A Ballet I 0 Credits
DAN 300B Ballet II 0 Credits
DAN 300C Ballet III 0 Credits
DAN 300D Ballet IV 0 Credits
DAN 300E Ballet V 0 Credits
DAN 300F Ballet VI 0 Credits
DAN 300G Jazz I 0 Credits
DAN 300H Jazz II 0 Credits
DAN 300I Jazz III 0 Credits
DAN 300J Modern Dance I 0 Credits
DAN 300K Modern Dance II 0 Credits
DAN 300L Modern Dance III 0 Credits
DAN 300M Spanish Dance I 0 Credits
DAN 300N Spanish Dance II 0 Credits
DAN 300O Spanish Dance III 0 Credits
DAN 300P Pilates Mat Class 0 Credits
DAN 300Q Accelerated Adult Ballet I 0 Credits
DAN 300R Accelerated Adult Ballet II 0 Credits
DAN 300S Accelerated Adult Ballet III 0 Credits
DAN 300T Accelerated Adult Ballet IV 0 Credits
DAN 300U World Dance Forms 0 Credits
DAN 300V Yoga 0 Credits
DAN 300W Tap 0 Credits
DAN 300X Ballet VII 0 Credits
DAN 300Y Choreography 0 Credits
DAN 300Z Movement Fundamentals 0 Credits
DAN 350 History of Ballet, Modern & Jazz Dance 3 Credits
Studies the major periods in the development of Western Theatrical Dance from the Renaissance to the present focusing on ballet, modern, jazz, tap and musical theater dance. The course will examine the ideas and individuals that caused the development of choreographers, producers, designers and productions.
DAN 450 Pedagogy and Methodology in Dance 3 Credits
This course provides the student with first-hand experience inside a classroom setting to broaden the students’ understanding of dance techniques, teaching styles and strategies, analysis of skills and critical feedback, class preparation and design, and assessment. Course requirements include off-campus field work. Cross-listing existing entry-level teaching course with analogous graduate-level course (CURR 711).
DAN 490 Independent Research and Study 1-4 Credits
Students may pursue a special topic for which they have prepared through prior course work. Only one project may be scheduled in a semester. The project may involve 1-4 Credit hours. Approval of the faculty sponsor, department chair, and dean required prior to enrollment.
Prerequisite(s): junior or senior standing, good academic standing.
DAN 491 Internship in Dance 1-4 Credits
Provides junior or senior dance majors with the practical experience of working within an educational or professional dance environment. Students must be sponsored by a dance professor. For each academic credit, interns must work 48 hours for the semester, or approximately 3.7 hours each week.
Prerequisite(s): permission of instructor.
DAN 493 Special Topics in Dance Studio 1 Credits
This class covers a discrete movement style, technique, or form such as the choreography of Balanchine, the technique of Cecchiti or dance theater fusion.
Prerequisite(s): DAN 100.
DAN 495 Selected Topics in Dance History 3 Credits
Intensive study of a particular topic in dance history or theory. This may include one era, movement or nation’s dance history and practice. Students will become deeply involved in an area through research, class discussions and group projects.
DAN 498 Senior Capstone 3 Credits
DAN 499 Seniors Honor Program 3 Credits
A senior honors program may be submitted in partial fulfillment of requirements for graduation with honors in fine arts. Honors work is limited to those departmental majors with a GPA of 3.5 in fine arts courses and cognates. The program, to be planned under the direction of a faculty advisor, will represent a culmination of demonstrated excellence in a specific area of fine arts. Candidates for honors in fine arts must be approved by the department chairperson and the faculty.