​DANC 1010: introduction to Dance

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​DANC 4571/6350: Movement In Culture
DANC 4711/6360: Dance History

Professor Satu Hummasti

​DANC 143R: Modern DAnce technique and theory i

An introduction to dance as a means of cultural expression. Multi-cultural dance in America is explored, with analysis of how divergent traditions have survived in spite of social and cultural pressures. ​

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university teaching experience

Weber state university

​DANC 244R: Modern DAnce technique and theory iI

​DANC 1010: Dance and Culture

salt lake community college

Second level modern dance technique for Dance majors. Focuses on development of technical and performance skills in modern dance. Includes concepts of applied anatomy and kinesiology as well as Bartenieff Fundamentals. Emphasizes clarity of movement intent and interpretation in movement progressions.

Utah Valley University

​DANC 1100: introduction to ballet

This seminar is designed to introduce graduate students to various theoretical and methodological orientations in research. The course examines theoretical orientations/methodological approaches to dance/art research, and evaluates scholarly writing and creative work.

danc1023: dance composition for non-majors

Modern Dance composition for Sophomore Modern majors.

This course is designed for non-majors to provide structured learning and experience with group improvisation and dance composition. Fundamental concepts of dance composition and choreography are explored.

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First level modern dance technique for Dance majors. Focuses on development of solid foundational skills in modern dance technique and theory that prepare the student for an intensive major program. Emphasizes the development of strength, flexibility, core support, coordination, kinesthetic awareness and memory, and movement expressiveness. Includes experience in improvisation and composition as a means of understanding and applying technical skills in performance settings.

Teaching assistant

danc410: dance for camera and web

University of utah


Professor Brent Schneider

​DANC 2500: jazz dance ii

An introduction to basic ballet movement, technique, theory, history and terminology. 

Refinement of beginning skills, emphasis on development of technical abilities and performance qualities.

    ​​​Natalie   Gotter

This course is designed to introduce nonmajors to the fundamentals of modern dance technique. Students receive technical and creative instruction derived from modern dance forms.

For students desiring to increase their physical skills in dance technique and performance technique. Introduces principles and concepts that govern human movement. Emphasizes development of strength, flexibility, coordination, core support, and movement expressiveness. Includes aspects of composition, improvisation, and performance as they relate to technique. Develops foundational skills in modern dance technique. Prepares students for more intensive study. 

This course explores the intersections of dance, film and web based presentations.

Westminster College

This course is designed for Ballet majors to provide beginning technical training in Modern Dance technique and introduce the student to Modern Dance movement terminology. Students receive instruction in principles of alignment, placement and motion in Modern Dance. The course serves to add movement vocabulary and an introduction to modern dance to the Ballet major’s curriculum.

​DANC 6310: Research design

Professor Eric Handman

A course designed for Department of Modern Dance majors and minors during their third year of study also meets the Upper Division Writing requirement for the University of Utah general education requirements. Movement in Culture through History explores dance through multiple lenses by looking at cultural dance forms, including dances of Native American tribes, Africa, South America, and the roots of ballet. This course also discusses Critical Race Theory, dance critique writing, and dance research. The Dance History course focuses on main choreographers in the modern, post-modern, and contemporary periods. 

Balle2320: Modern Technique for Ballet Majors

​DANC 141R: Introduction to Modern DAnce technique and theory 

An introduction to dance providing a knowledge base from which to experience dance from a variety of viewpoints: historically, culturally, aesthetically, critically, and creatively. This course takes a close-up look at the rules, messages, and meanings embodied in dance around the world. 

danc1200: non-major beginning modern dance