Dance (DNCE) Courses
DNCE 108 : Hatha Yoga: Beginning
Practice, theory, and history of the yoga tradition with the emphasis on the practice of hatha yoga postures. Sanskrit terminology is incorporated throughout the course. Students must supply their own exercise clothes. May be repeated once for additional credit.
DNCE 121 : Beginning Ballet I
Students will be introduced to basic vocabulary and movement techniques that identify ballet as a unique performance art. Each class period, students will engage in physical practice to gain mastery in the fundamentals of ballet technique. Students will be required to purchase appropriate footwear. Formerly DNCE 197B
DNCE 122 : Beginning Ballet II
This course provides a continuing course in the art and performance of Ballet at a beginning level. Students will develop their understanding of ballet vocabulary and mastery of ballet techniques through continued physical practice in combinations of increasing complexity.
DNCE 121 with a grade of C or better or instructor consent
Dance experience, Ballet experience
DNCE 131 : Modern Dance I
An introduction to modern dance technical skills and creative processes for the beginner. No dance experience is necessary. Students learn body alignment, physical conditioning, dance actions, exercises, and combinations. A variety of music is used. Dance clothes are to be provided by the student. May be repeated once for additional credit.
DNCE 132 : Modern Dance II
Continuation of the study of Modern Dance I. Technical skills and processes, with an emphasis on developing personal responsibility and discipline. Students further develop body alignment, physical conditioning, dance steps, actions, exercises, and combinations. A variety of music is used. Dance clothes are to be provided by the student. May be repeated once for additional credit.
DNCE 131 with a grade of C or better or equivalent or the consent of instructor or prior dance training in any technical dance form.
DNCE 180 : Dance Production
The creation of a dance, choreographed by faculty and rehearsed and performed by the students at the Leeward Dance Festival Concert on mainstage in the Leeward Theatre. This concert brings together dancers and choreographers from various Dance Programs in high schools, UH Mānoa and independent dance companies.
Consent of instructor.
Depending on the instructor’s evaluation of the student’s technical skills, the student may be required to concurrently enroll in DNCE 131.
Previous dance experience preferred.