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  Sep 26, 2017
 
2017-2018 Pomona College Catalog

Dance Major


Requirements for the Major in Dance


The following courses are required for all majors:

  1. At least one full credit (or the equivalent) Modern Dance Technique.
  2. At least one full credit (or the equivalent) Ballet Technique.
  3. DANC135 PO - Traditions of World Dance ; DANC 101 SC - History of Dance in Western Culture: 1600-present .
  4. DANC130 PO - Language of the Body  or DANC 103 SC - Laban Movement Analysis .
  5. DANC140 PO - Beginning Creative Movement Exploration , DANC 159 SC - Dance Composition I .
  6. DANC160 PO - Anatomy and Kinesiology .
  7. DANC192 PO - Senior Project .

 

Performance Emphasis – Additional Required Courses


  1. One half credit (or the equivalent) Dance Repertory (DANC 180 PO , DANC 181 PO , DANC 181 PPO ).
  2. One course from the following: Theatre THEA023 PO - Theatre Crafts ; THEA024 PO - Sound for the Theatre ; THEA002 PO - The Dramatic Imagination .
  3. MUS065 PO - Introduction to World Music , or other Music course, by permission.
  4. One full course in non-Western theatre or dance.
  5. Two production crew assignments (THEA 052C PO , THEA 052H PO , cumulative credit).

Movement Studies Emphasis – Additional Required Courses


  1. Full course (or the equivalent) non-western theatre, dance or music.
  2. 0.5 course credits from the following: DANC166 PO - Somatic Movement Techniques ; DANC170 PO - The Mind in Motion ; DANC175 PO - Alexander Technique in Motion - Group ; DANC102 SC - Dynamics of Human Movement .
  3. Two production crew assignments (THEA 052) or one production crew assignment and one service/teaching project, or two service/teaching projects.