Course Descriptions DNCE
DNCE 108 Hatha Yoga: Beginning (3)
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.
DNCE 121 Beginning Ballet (3)
Introduction to classical ballet technique. Dance clothes are to be provided by the student. May be repeated once for additional credit. (DA)
DNCE 131 Modern Dance I (3)
An introduction to Modern Dance technical skills and creative processes for the beginner. No dance experience is necessary. Students learn body alignment, physical conditioning, and dance actions, exercises, and combinations. A variety of music is used. Dance clothes are to be provided by the students. May be repeated once for additional credit. (DA)
DNCE 132 Modern Dance II (3)
Continuation of the study of beginning Modern Dance technical skills and creative processes, with an emphasis on developing personal responsibility and discipline. Students further develop body alignment, physical conditioning, and 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. (DA)
Prerequisite: ENG 10 with a grade of C or better or equivalent.
Rec Preparation: DNCE 131, prior dance training in any technical dance form, or consent of instructor.
DNCE 160 Introduction to Hawaiian Dance (3)
This is an introductory course in Hawaiian chant & dance. The course work will include a history of the hula (Hawaiian dance), the structure of the halau (school of Hawaiian dance), halau protocol, oli (chant), hula kahiko (ancient style dance) and hula ‘auana (modern style dance). In addition to the basic movements of the hula, the student will be introduced to all the instruments used in the performance of hula. The student will also learn how hula and mele (song/chant text) are categorized. (DA)
Prerequisite: ENG 21 or 22 with grade of C or better or equivalent.
DNCE 180 Dance Production (3)
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.. (DA)
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Corequisite: Depending on the instructor’s evaluation of the student’s technical skills, the student may be required to concurrently enroll in DNCE 131.
Rec Preparation: Previous dance experience preferred.