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DNCE BC 2501x or y Biomechanics for the Dancer: Theory and Practice

Links conditioning skills, movement therapies, and neuromuscular patterning through the process of building strength, alignment, and awareness in essential musculature needed for foundational work in ballet and modern.
Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of dance techniques in ballet or modern.
3 points

DNCE BC 2555x or y Ensemble Dance Repertory (Modern Dance)

Study and performance of choreography using three approaches: learning excerpts from the repertory of selected choreographers, analyzing through reconstruction of classic repertory works, and understanding the choreographic process by working in a creation from initial concept to finished dance.
Prerequisites: Intermediate level technique and permission of instructor. BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: The Visual and Performing Arts (ART)..
3 points

DNCE BC 2556x or y Ensemble Dance Repertory: Ballet

The study and performance of choreography using three approaches: learning excerpts from the repertoire of selected choreographers, analyzing through reconstruction of classic repertory works, and understanding the choreographic process by working in a creation from initial concept to finished dance.
Prerequisites: Intermediate level technique and permission of Instructor.
3 points

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Autumn 2014 :: DNCE BC2556
DNCE
2556
09337
001
MW 11:40a - 12:55p
305 BARNARD HALL
M. Folkman 13 [ More Info ]

DNCE BC 2558y Tap Ensemble

A tap composition, improvisation, and performance class, for experienced tap dancers to develop skills in music, choreography, and creative rhythm-making.
Prerequisites: Advanced or Intermediate level tap training and Permission of the Instructor. BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: The Visual and Performing Arts (ART)..
3 points

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Spring 2015 :: DNCE BC2558
DNCE
2558
04471
001
MW 2:40p - 3:55p
TBA
M. Morrison 0 [ More Info ]

DNCE BC 2561y Kinesiology: Applied Anatomy for Human Movement

Focus on physical sciences that relate to human movement, with an emphasis on functional anatomy. Topics include skeletal structure, physics of dance, muscular balance, and improving movement potential. - C. Hidaka
BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: The Visual and Performing Arts (ART)..
3 points

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Spring 2015 :: DNCE BC2561
DNCE
2561
07481
001
MW 1:10p - 2:25p
TBA
C. Hidaka 0 [ More Info ]

DNCE BC 2562x Movement Analysis

Introduction to the theories and methods of movement analysis, focusing on its application to dance performance and research. Through lectures, readings, integrative movement exercises, and observation labs, students will learn to analyze and describe the qualitative aspects of human movement; to notate movement in motif writing; and to refine their ability to move efficiently and expressively. - P. Scolieri
Prerequisites: An intermediate or advanced dance technique course or permission of instructor. Limited to 10.
3 points

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Autumn 2014 :: DNCE BC2562
DNCE
2562
03921
001
MW 1:10p - 2:25p
110 BARNARD HALL ANNEX
E. Coker 6 [ More Info ]

DNCE BC 2563y Dance Composition: Form

Study of choreography as a creative art. The development and organization of movement materials according to formal principles of composition in solo and duet forms. Applicable to all styles of dance. - K. Wolfangle
Prerequisites: Permission of instructor. BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: The Visual and Performing Arts (ART)..
3 points

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Spring 2015 :: DNCE BC2563
DNCE
2563
08349
001
MW 4:10p - 5:25p
TBA
Instructor To Be Announced 0 [ More Info ]

DNCE BC 2563x Composition: Form, Dance/Theater

An exploration of choreography that employs text, song, vocal work, narrative and principles of artistic direction in solo and group contexts. - M. Cochran
3 points

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Spring 2015 :: DNCE BC2563
DNCE
2563
08349
001
MW 4:10p - 5:25p
TBA
Instructor To Be Announced 0 [ More Info ]

DNCE BC 2564x Dance Composition: Content

Continued study of choreography as a communicative performing art form. Focuses on the exploration of ideas and meaning. Emphasis is placed on the development of personal style as an expressive medium and unity of style in each work. Group as well as solo compositions will be assigned. - D. Parker
BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: The Visual and Performing Arts (ART)..
3 points

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Autumn 2014 :: DNCE BC2564
DNCE
2564
03017
001
TuTh 10:10a - 11:25a
110 BARNARD HALL ANNEX
D. Parker 25 [ More Info ]

DNCE BC 2565y World Dance History

Investigates the multicultural perspectives of dance in major areas of culture, including African, Asian, Hispanic, Indian, Middle Eastern, as well as dance history of the Americas through reading, writing, viewing, and discussion of a wide range of resources. These include film, original documents, demonstration, and performance.
BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: Cultures in Comparison (CUL).. BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: The Visual and Performing Arts (ART)..
3 points

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Spring 2015 :: DNCE BC2565
DNCE
2565
06751
001
TuTh 11:40a - 12:55p
TBA
U. Coorlawala 0 [ More Info ]

DNCE BC 2567y Music for Dance

Study of musicianship and musical literacy in relation to dance. Using computer software, drumming studies, score and audio-visual analyses, students will learn to identify the compositional elements of dance music with a multi-cultural emphasis. Presentation of individual and collective research in written and performance format. - G. Obermayer
BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: The Visual and Performing Arts (ART)..
3 points

DNCE BC 2570x Dance in New York City

Study of the cultural roots and historical contexts of specific communities using New York City's dance scene as a laboratory. Students observe the social environments in which various modes of dance works are created while researching the history of dance in New York City. Course includes attendance at weekly events, lecture-demonstrations, and performances.
BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: The Visual and Performing Arts (ART)..
3 points

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Autumn 2014 :: DNCE BC2570
DNCE
2570
03542
001
TuTh 10:10a - 11:25a
302 BARNARD HALL
M. Folkman 34 [ More Info ]
DNCE
2570
04251
002
TuTh 2:40p - 3:55p
302 BARNARD HALL
K. Glasner 29 [ More Info ]
Spring 2015 :: DNCE BC2570
DNCE
2570
08372
001
TuTh 2:40p - 3:55p
TBA
S. Burke 0 [ More Info ]

DNCE BC 2575x or y Choreography for the American Musical

Explores the history and evolution of American Musical Theater dance, a uniquely American art form, with special focus on the period known as "The Golden Era." Analysis of the genre's most influential choreographers (including Balanchine, de Mille, Robbins), their systems, methodologies and fusion of high and low art on the commerical stages.
Prerequisites: Suggested DNCE BC2560, BC2566, BC2570 BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: The Visual and Performing Arts (ART)..
3 points

DNCE BC 2580y Tap as an American Art Form

Studio/lecture format focuses on tap technique, repertory, improvisation, and the development of tap explored through American history, jazz music, films, videos, and biographies. - M. Morrison
Prerequisites: DNCE BC1446 or equivalent experience. BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: The Visual and Performing Arts (ART)..
3 points

DNCE BC 3000y From the Page to the Dance Stage

Study of dance works which have their origins in the written word. Topics considered include: Is choreography a complete act of creative originality? Which literary genres are most often transformed into dance pieces? Why are some texts privileged with dance interpretation(s) and others are not?
BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: The Visual and Performing Arts (ART)..
3 points

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Spring 2015 :: DNCE BC3000
DNCE
3000
08523
001
TuTh 4:10p - 5:25p
TBA
M. Aloff 0 [ More Info ]

DNCE BC 3001x Western Theatrical Dance from the Renaissance to the 1960s

Focuses on the history of theatre dance forms originating in Europe and America from the Renaissance to the present. Includes reading, writing, viewing, and discussion of sources such as film, text, original documentation, demonstration, and performance. - L. Garafola
BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: Historical Studies (HIS).. BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: The Visual and Performing Arts (ART)..
3 points

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Autumn 2014 :: DNCE BC3001
DNCE
3001
02201
001
MW 10:10a - 11:25a
409 BARNARD HALL
L. Garafola 21 [ More Info ]

DNCE BC 3009x and y Independent Study
1-4 points.

DNCE BC 3200x or y Dance in Film

Survey of theatrical dance in the 20th century specific to film production. Five kinds of dance films will be examined: musicals, non-musicals, documentaries, film essays and pure dance recording.
Prerequisites: DNCE BC2566, DNCE BC2570, FILM W1001, and permission of instructor. BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: The Visual and Performing Arts (ART)..
3 points

DNCE BC 3565 Composition: Collaboration and the Creative Process

This course is a study in dance composition with a focus on collaboration. Whether creating a solo or larger group piece, students are encouraged to collaborate with other artists. Methods employed by contemporary choreographers will be explored. Peer feedback and creative dialogue will be a component of every class.
3 points

DNCE BC 3566 Composition: Site Specific and Experimental Methods

Focuses on collaborative creation as conceptual artists, choreographers, improvisers, and performers with an emphasis on site-specific projects and experimental methods.
BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: The Visual and Performing Arts (ART)..
3 points

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Autumn 2014 :: DNCE BC3566
DNCE
3566
05801
001
TuTh 2:40p - 3:55p
110 BARNARD HALL ANNEX
A. Weinert 14 [ More Info ]

DNCE BC 3567x or y Dance of India

A range of dance genres, from the traditional to the innovative, co-exist as representations of "Indianness" in India, and beyond. Identities onstage and in films, morph as colonial, national, and global contexts change. This course zooms from micro to macro views of twentieth century staged dances as culturally inflected discourse. We review how Indian classical dance aligns with the oldest of performance texts, and with lively discourses (rasa as a performance aesthetic, Orientalism, nationalism, global recirculations) through the ages, not only in India but also in Europe, Britain and America. Throughout the course, we ask:- How is culture embodied? How do historical texts configure dance today? How might they affect our thinking on mind-body, practice-theory, and traditional-contemporary divides? How does bodily patterning influence the ways that we experience our surroundings and vice versa? Can cultural imaginaries instigate action? How is gender is performed? What are dance discourses? - U. Coorlawala
BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: The Visual and Performing Arts (ART)..
3 points

DNCE BC 3570x or y Latin American and Caribbean Dance: Identities in Motion

Examines the history and choreographic features of Latin American and Caribbean dance forms. Dances are analyzed in order to uncover the ways in which dancing shapes national, racial, and gender identities. Focuses on the globalization of these dances in New York City.
BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: The Visual and Performing Arts (ART)..
3 points

DNCE BC 3571x or y Solo Repertory: Performance Styles

The study of solo excerpts from classical ballet and/or modern dance repertory and the presentation of individual research in both written and performance format. Emphasis will be placed on the role that the dancer must play to facilitate the realization of the choreographer's concept.
Prerequisites: Intermediate level technique and permission of instructor. Not offered in 2014-2015.
3 points

DNCE BC 3572x or y Dance Production

DNCE BC 3574x Inventing the Contemporary: Dance Since the 1960s

Explores modern/contemporary dance in the United States and Europe since the 1960's. Major units are devoted to the Judson Dance Theater and its postmodernist aftermath, Tanztheater and European dance revisionism, and African-American dance and the articulation of an aesthetic of cultural hybridity. - L. Garafola
BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: The Visual and Performing Arts (ART)..
3 points

DNCE BC 3575 George Balanchine and the Reinvention of Modern Ballet

This course examines the life and major work of Balanchine, founder of the New York City Ballet, tracing his development as an artist, his landmark collaborations with Stravinsky, his role in defining modern ballet style and his reinvention of the modern ballerina.
3 points

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Spring 2015 :: DNCE BC3575
DNCE
3575
06392
001
MW 2:40p - 3:55p
TBA
L. Garafola 0 [ More Info ]

DNCE BC 3576x Dance Criticism

Intensive practice in writing about dance. Readings drawn from 19th- and 20th-century criticism. Observation includes weekly performances and classroom videotape sessions.
3 points

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Autumn 2014 :: DNCE BC3576
DNCE
3576
07302
001
Th 12:00p - 1:50p
306 MILBANK HALL
S. Burke 11 [ More Info ]

DNCE BC 3577 Performing the Political: Embodying Change in American Performance

Exploration into the politics of performance and the performance of politics.
3 points

DNCE BC 3578x Traditions of African-American Dance

Traces the development of African-American dance, emphasizing the contribution of black artists and the influence of black traditions on American theatrical dance. Major themes include the emergence of African-American concert dance, the transfer of vernacular forms to the concert stage, and issues of appropriation, cultural self-identification, and artistic hybridity. - Lynn Garafola
BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: Historical Studies (HIS).. BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: The Visual and Performing Arts (ART)..
3 points

DNCE BC 3580 History of Social Dancing: Dance Crazes from the Waltz to Flash Mobs

The history of social dancing from the Renaissance to the present: waltz, contradances, ragtime, jazz, disco. Topics include dance "manias"; youth and anti-dance movements; intersections between the ballroom, stage, and film; competitive, exhibition, and "flash mob" dancing. Lectures based on archival sources, film, literature, music, images, and live performances. - S. Williams
BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: The Visual and Performing Arts (ART)..
3 points

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Autumn 2014 :: DNCE BC3580
DNCE
3580
02773
001
MW 2:40p - 3:55p
805 ALTSCHUL HALL
S. Williams 23 [ More Info ]

DNCE BC 3583y Gender and Historical Memory in American Dance of the 1930's to the Early 1960's

Explores the question of why so many women dancer/choreographers of the 1930's - to the early 1960's, including relatively well-known ones, have ended up as peripheral rather than central players in what has become the master narrative of a crucial era of the recent dance past. - L. Garafola
Prerequisites: One course in dance history/studies or permission of the instructor. BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: The Visual and Performing Arts (ART)..
3 points

DNCE BC 3591x Senior Seminar in Dance

Research and scholarly writing in chosen topics relating to dance. Methods of investigation are drawn from prominent archival collections and personal interviews, as well as other resources. Papers are formally presented to the Dance Department upon completion.
4 points

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Autumn 2014 :: DNCE BC3591
DNCE
3591
06152
001
Tu 4:10p - 6:00p
324 MILBANK HALL
L. Garafola 9 [ More Info ]

DNCE BC 3592x or y Senior Project: Research for Dance

Independent study for research and writing (35 to 50-page thesis required).
4 points

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Spring 2015 :: DNCE BC3592
DNCE
3592
04999
001
TBA Instructor To Be Announced 0 [ More Info ]

DNCE BC 3593x or y Senior Project: Repertory for Dance

Independent study for preparing and performing repertory works in production to be presented in concert.
3 points

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Spring 2015 :: DNCE BC3593
DNCE
3593
07754
001
W 11:40a - 12:55p
TBA
K. Glasner 0 [ More Info ]

DNCE BC 3601x or y Rehearsal and Performance in Dance

Students are graded and take part in the full production of a dance as performers, choreographers, designers, or stage technicians.
Prerequisites: Audition. Subject to cap on studio credit. Can be taken more than once for credit up to a maximum of 3 credits a semester.
1-3 points.

DNCE BC 3602 Rehearsal and Performance in Dance

Students are graded and take part in the full production of a dance as performers, choreographers, designers, or stage technicians.
Prerequisites: Audition. Subject to cap on studio credit. Can be taken more than once for credit up to a maximum of 3 credits a semester.
1-3 points.

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Autumn 2014 :: DNCE BC3602
DNCE
3602
05550
001
MW 6:10p - 8:30p
11 BARNARD HALL
P. Hoffbauer 8 [ More Info ]
DNCE
3602
04242
002
MW 6:10p - 8:30p
305 BARNARD HALL
P. Tanowitz 13 [ More Info ]
DNCE
3602
08403
003
TuTh 6:10p - 8:30p
11 BARNARD HALL
S. Kim 4 [ More Info ]
DNCE
3602
03641
004
TuTh 6:10p - 8:15p
110 BARNARD HALL ANNEX
C. Thomas 9 [ More Info ]

DNCE BC 3603 Rehearsal and Performance in Dance

Students are graded and take part in the full production of a dance as performers, choreographers, designers, or stage technicians.
Prerequisites: Audition. Subject to cap on studio credit. Can be taken more than once for credit up to a maximum of 3 credits a semester.
1-3 points.

DNCE BC 3604 Rehearsal and Performance in Dance

Students are graded and take part in the full production of a dance as performers, choreographers, designers, or stage technicians.
Prerequisites: Audition. Subject to cap on studio credit. Can be taken more than once for credit up to a maximum of 3 credits a semester.
1-3 points.

DNCE BC 3605 Rehearsal and Performance in Dance

Students are graded and take part in the full production of a dance as performers, choreographers, designers, or stage technicians.
Prerequisites: Audition. Subject to cap on studio credit. Can be taken more than once for credit up to a maximum of 3 credits a semester.

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Spring 2015 :: DNCE BC3605
DNCE
3605
01390
001
MW 6:10p - 8:45p
TBA
J. Melnick 0 [ More Info ]
DNCE
3605
05629
002
MW 6:10p - 8:45p
TBA
Instructor To Be Announced 0 [ More Info ]
DNCE
3605
01372
003
TuTh 6:10p - 8:45p
TBA
M. Folkman 0 [ More Info ]
DNCE
3605
09933
004
F 2:30p - 5:00p
TBA
Instructor To Be Announced 0 [ More Info ]

DNCE BC 3980y Performing the Political: Embodying Change in American Performance

Exploration into the politics of performance and the performance of politics through the lens of 20th-century American dance.
Prerequisites: An introductory course in dance or theatre history or permission of instructor. Enrollment limited to 12 students.
4 points

DNCE BC 3981x Inventing American Modern Dance: Ruth St. Denis and Ted Shawn

The life, writings, and dances of Ruth St. Denis and Ted Shawn, focusing on their pioneering role in the development of American modern dance and their radical stagings of race, class, gender, and sexuality. - P. Scolieri
Prerequisites: An introductory dance or theater history course or permission of the instructor.
4 points

DNCE BC 3982x or y Diaghilev's Ballets Russes and Its World

Examines the multifaceted revolution of Serge Diaghilev's Ballets Russes and its impact on dance, music, theatre, and visual arts in the opening decades of the 20th century. Outstanding works such as Petrouchka, The Rite of Spring, Parade, Les Noces, and Prodigal Son, studied in depth, with an emphasis on artistic collaboration and the remaking of traditional dance language. - L. Garafola
Prerequisites: Introductory course in dance, music, theatre history, 20th century art history or permission of instructor. BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: The Visual and Performing Arts (ART)..
3 points

Modern

Level I courses, except Global and Somatic courses, receive a P/D/F grade and have no prerequisite. All others will receive a letter grade and require a placement audition (at the first meeting) or permission of the instructor. All courses listed below may be taken to fulfill the physical education requirement. One-point dance technique courses taken by non-dance majors for credit over and above the physical education requirement are included in the existing maximum of 18 points of studio, performing art, or professional school courses which may be credited toward the degree; a maximum of six courses in dance technique can be credited. A student may receive academic credit for a dance technique class only if she has completed or is concurrently completing the Physical Education requirement.

All technique courses require permission of the instructor.

The study of contemporary dance techniques based on the multiplicity of current practice while referencing the histories of the form. Each level will be taught with increased artistic demand.





DNCE BC 1330x-BC1331y Modern, I: Beginning Modern Dance

Open to all beginning dancers.
1 point

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Autumn 2014 :: DNCE BC1330
DNCE
1330
06834
001
MW 9:00a - 10:00a
305 BARNARD HALL
K. Wolfangle 24 [ More Info ]
DNCE
1330
06137
002
TuTh 9:00a - 10:00a
305 BARNARD HALL
C. Trainor 42 [ More Info ]
DNCE
1330
05002
003
TuTh 1:10p - 2:25p
305 BARNARD HALL
C. Trainor 34 [ More Info ]
Spring 2015 :: DNCE BC1331
DNCE
1331
09741
001
MW 9:00a - 10:00a
TBA
Instructor To Be Announced 0 [ More Info ]
DNCE
1331
07309
002
TuTh 9:00a - 10:00a
TBA
C. Trainor 0 [ More Info ]
DNCE
1331
01615
003
TuTh 1:10p - 2:25p
TBA
T. Chandler 0 [ More Info ]

DNCE BC 1332x-BC1333y Modern, II: Advanced Beginning Modern Dance
1 point

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Autumn 2014 :: DNCE BC1332
DNCE
1332
04577
001
TuTh 10:10a - 11:25a
11 BARNARD HALL
C. Trainor 22 [ More Info ]
Spring 2015 :: DNCE BC1333
DNCE
1333
03372
001
TuTh 10:10a - 11:25a
TBA
C. Trainor 0 [ More Info ]

DNCE BC 2332x-BC2333y Modern, III: Intermediate Modern Dance
1 point

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Autumn 2014 :: DNCE BC2332
DNCE
2332
08565
001
MW 10:10a - 11:25a
306 BARNARD HALL
K. Wolfangle 13 [ More Info ]
Spring 2015 :: DNCE BC2333
DNCE
2333
01630
001
TuTh 1:10p - 2:25p
TBA
C. Trainor 0 [ More Info ]

DNCE BC 2334x-BC2335y Modern, IV: High Intermediate Modern Dance
1 point

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Autumn 2014 :: DNCE BC2334
DNCE
2334
03016
001
MW 2:40p - 3:55p
11 BARNARD HALL
J. Melnick 10 [ More Info ]
DNCE
2334
02110
002
TuTh 4:10p - 5:25p
11 BARNARD HALL
L. Larsen
M. Orihara
13 [ More Info ]
Spring 2015 :: DNCE BC2335
DNCE
2335
08245
001
F 12:30p - 2:30p
TBA
Instructor To Be Announced 0 [ More Info ]

DNCE BC 3332x (Section 002) Modern V: Gallim

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Autumn 2014 :: DNCE BC3332
DNCE
3332
07754
002
TuTh 10:10a - 11:25a
305 BARNARD HALL
K. Glasner 13 [ More Info ]

DNCE BC 3332x (Section 003) Modern V: Intermediate Advanced

- K. Wolfangle

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Autumn 2014 :: DNCE BC3332
DNCE
3332
00340
003
F 12:30p - 2:30p
305 BARNARD HALL
K. Wolfangle 14 [ More Info ]

DNCE BC 3334x Improvisation

In this course we will investigate techniques from Ruth Zaporah's Action Theater™ work, Viola Spolin's improvisational "games," Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen's Body-Mind Centering®, and layered improvisational prompts created by the instructor and variations suggested by the class. Together we will create our own methods to facilitate relevant performance practices.
1 point

DNCE BC 3335x-BC3336y Modern, VI: High Advanced Modern Dance

- M. Burns, J. Melnick, C. Thomas
1 point

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Autumn 2014 :: DNCE BC3335
DNCE
3335
03457
001
MW 4:10p - 5:25p
11 BARNARD HALL
J. Melnick 2 [ More Info ]
DNCE
3335
00297
002
TuTh 4:10p - 5:25p
305 BARNARD HALL
C. Thomas 23 [ More Info ]
Spring 2015 :: DNCE BC3336
DNCE
3336
02707
001
TuTh 4:10p - 5:25p
TBA
C. Thomas 0 [ More Info ]

DNCE BC 3338x and y Contact Improvisation

Examination of the gender-neutral partnering technique that is now common in contemporary dance. Focus is placed on recent improvisatory forms, sensation building, center connection and risk. Emphasis is placed on listening and sensing rather than controlling or leading.
Prerequisites: Limited to twenty people.
1 point

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Autumn 2014 :: DNCE BC3338
DNCE
3338
05555
001
MW 1:10p - 2:25p
11 BARNARD HALL
C. Thomas 14 [ More Info ]
Spring 2015 :: DNCE BC3338
DNCE
3338
03399
001
MW 1:10p - 2:25p
TBA
C. Thomas 0 [ More Info ]

DNCE BC 3339x and y Advanced Contact Improvisaton

Examination of this gender-neutral partnering technique further exploring compositional forms as they arise from the practice. Students will also investigate a variety of set repertory dance texts that have originated from contact improvised material.
Prerequisites: DNCE BC3338 Contact Improvisation. Sophomore standing or permission of instructor required.
1 point

Global and Somatic Forms

Level I courses, except Global and Somatic Forms courses, receive a P/D/F grade and have no prerequisite. All others will receive a letter grade and require a placement audition (at the first meeting) or permission of the instructor. All courses listed below may be taken to fulfill the physical education requirement. One-point dance technique courses taken by non-dance majors for credit over and above the physical education requirement are included in the existing maximum of 18 points of studio, performing art, or professional school courses which may be credited toward the degree; a maximum of six courses in dance technique can be credited. A student may receive academic credit for a dance technique class only if she has completed or is concurrently completing the Physical Education requirement.

All technique courses require permission of the instructor.

DNCE BC 1247x-BC1248y Jazz, I: Beginning
Prerequisites: BC1137, BC1138, BC1332, or BC1333. Intermediate level in modern or ballet technique is required.
1 point

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Autumn 2014 :: DNCE BC1247
DNCE
1247
08164
001
TuTh 1:10p - 2:25p
110 BARNARD HALL ANNEX
K. King 6 [ More Info ]
Spring 2015 :: DNCE BC1247
DNCE
1247
03436
001
TuTh 11:40a - 12:55p
TBA
K. King 0 [ More Info ]

DNCE BC 1445x-BC1446y Tap, I: Beginning
Prerequisites: BC1137, BC1138, BC1332, or BC1333, or permission of the Dance Department. Intermediate level in modern or ballet technique is required.
1 point

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Autumn 2014 :: DNCE BC1446
DNCE
1446
01332
001
MW 5:40p - 6:55p
110 BARNARD HALL ANNEX
M. Morrison 12 [ More Info ]

DNCE BC 2248x-BC2249y Jazz, II: Intermediate
Prerequisites: DNCE BC1247, BC1248 or permission of instructor.
1 point

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Autumn 2014 :: DNCE BC2248
DNCE
2248
07489
001
TuTh 11:40a - 12:55p
110 BARNARD HALL ANNEX
K. King 9 [ More Info ]

DNCE BC 2252x and y African Dance I

Concentrates on the dances of West Africa, including Senegal, Mali, and Guinea, and a variety of dances performed at various functions and ceremonies. Explanation of the origin and meaning of each dance will be an integral part of the material presented.
Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.
1 point

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Autumn 2014 :: DNCE BC2252
DNCE
2252
02678
001
TuTh 9:30a - 10:30a
STU DODGE FITNESS CENTER
M. Camara 21 [ More Info ]
DNCE
2252
03372
002
TuTh 11:40a - 12:55p
11 BARNARD HALL
M. Camara 26 [ More Info ]
Spring 2015 :: DNCE BC2252
DNCE
2252
02678
001
TuTh 9:30a - 10:45a
TBA
M. Camara 0 [ More Info ]
DNCE
2252
02154
002
TuTh 11:40a - 12:50p
TBA
M. Camara 0 [ More Info ]

DNCE BC 2253x and y African Dance II
Prerequisites: DNCE BC2252 or permission of instructor.
1 point

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Autumn 2014 :: DNCE BC2253
DNCE
2253
04932
001
TuTh 10:30a - 11:30a
STU DODGE FITNESS CENTER
M. Camara 7 [ More Info ]
Spring 2015 :: DNCE BC2253
DNCE
2253
07648
001
TuTh 10:45a - 12:00p
TBA
M. Camara 0 [ More Info ]

DNCE BC 2254x Classical Indian Dance

Principles and practices of Bharata Natyam including the adavu movement system, hasta or hand gestures, narrative techniques, or abhanaya, as well as other classical Indian dance forms.
1 point

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Autumn 2014 :: DNCE BC2254
DNCE
2254
07041
001
MW 2:40p - 3:55p
110 BARNARD HALL ANNEX
U. Coorlawala 10 [ More Info ]

DNCE BC 2255x and y Afro-Cuban Dance: Orisha, Rumba, Salsa

This class will introduce students to the African-based folkloric and popular dances of Cuba, including Orisha, Rumba, and Salsa. In addition to learning rhythms and dances, these forms will be contextualized within the historical and contemporary significance of Afro-Cuban dance performance. - R. Bliss
Prerequisites: Permission of Instructor.
1 point

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Autumn 2014 :: DNCE BC2255
DNCE
2255
06208
001
F 3:00p - 5:00p
11 BARNARD HALL
R. Bliss 31 [ More Info ]
Spring 2015 :: DNCE BC2255
DNCE
2255
00729
001
F 3:00p - 5:00p
TBA
R. Bliss 0 [ More Info ]

DNCE BC 2447x-BC2447y Tap, II: Intermediate
Prerequisites: DNCE BC1445, BC1446, or Permission of instructor.
1 point

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Autumn 2014 :: DNCE BC2447
DNCE
2447
03455
001
MW 4:10p - 5:25p
110 BARNARD HALL ANNEX
M. Morrison 18 [ More Info ]
Spring 2015 :: DNCE BC2447
DNCE
2447
01934
001
MW 4:10p - 5:25p
TBA
M. Morrison 0 [ More Info ]

DNCE BC 2452x and y Pilates for the Dancer

Focus on movement practices, primarily for dancers, which introduces the concepts of Joseph Pilates, a seminal figure in creating a method of body conditioning. Learn and practice a repertory of mat work to improve body awareness, strength, flexibility, and dynamic alignment.
Prerequisites: Permission of instructor or DNCE BC1330, BC1331, BC1135, BC1136.
1 point

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Autumn 2014 :: DNCE BC2452
DNCE
2452
08615
001
MW 12:00p - 12:55p
11 BARNARD HALL
M. Carpenter 34 [ More Info ]
Spring 2015 :: DNCE BC2452
DNCE
2452
00564
001
MW 12:00p - 12:55p
TBA
M. Carpenter 0 [ More Info ]

DNCE BC 2455x and y Feldenkrais for Dancers

Develops sensory awareness of their individual neuromuscular patterns in this practical method of attaining optimal, efficient movement. Injury prevention/recovery, improved skill acquisition, and increased strength/coordination/flexibility all result from the discovery and release of habitual rigidities. Applicable to all dance styles and activities. - T.Chandler
Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.
1 point

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Autumn 2014 :: DNCE BC2455
DNCE
2455
04161
001
TuTh 11:40a - 12:55p
305 BARNARD HALL
T. Chandler 9 [ More Info ]
DNCE
2455
05625
002
F 10:00a - 12:00p
110 BARNARD HALL ANNEX
T. Chandler 7 [ More Info ]
Spring 2015 :: DNCE BC2455
DNCE
2455
06118
001
TuTh 11:40a - 12:55p
TBA
T. Chandler 0 [ More Info ]

DNCE BC 2557y Evolution of Spanish Dance Style

Study of Spanish dance and music from late-17th century to the present. Dance and music styles including castanet technique. Through historical documents, students will experience the cultural history of Spain.
BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: The Visual and Performing Arts (ART).. Not offered in 2014-2015.
3 points

DNCE BC 3249y Jazz, III: Advanced Jazz Dance
Prerequisites: DNCE BC2248, y or permission of instructor.
1 point

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Spring 2015 :: DNCE BC3249
DNCE
3249
07786
001
TuTh 1:10p - 2:25p
TBA
K. King 0 [ More Info ]

DNCE BC 3250x Flamenco and Classical Spanish Dance I
Prerequisites: DNCE BC1137, BC1138, BC1332, BC1333, or Permission of instructor. Intermediate level in modern or ballet technique is required.
1 point

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Autumn 2014 :: DNCE BC3250
DNCE
3250
02401
001
F 12:00p - 2:00p
110 BARNARD HALL ANNEX
M. Bronson 12 [ More Info ]
Spring 2015 :: DNCE BC3250
DNCE
3250
09391
001
F 12:00p - 2:00p
TBA
M. Bronson 0 [ More Info ]

DNCE BC 3447x-BC3448y Tap, III: Advanced Tap Dance

- M. Morrison
Prerequisites: DNCE BC2447, BC2448, or permission of instructor.
1 point

Ballet

Level I courses, except Global and Somatic Forms courses, receive a P/D/F grade and have no prerequisite. All others will receive a letter grade and require a placement audition (at the first meeting) or permission of the instructor. All courses listed below may be taken to fulfill the physical education requirement. One-point dance technique courses taken by non-dance majors for credit over and above the physical education requirement are included in the existing maximum of 18 points of studio, performing art, or professional school courses which may be credited toward the degree; a maximum of six courses in dance technique can be credited. A student may receive academic credit for a dance technique class only if she has completed or is concurrently completing the Physical Education requirement.
All technique courses require permission of the instructor.

Technique of classical ballet emphasizing proper alignment and graduated study of its vocabulary. Artistry of articulation, phrasing, dynamics, and nuance in the spectrum of classical materials will be addressed at each level.



DNCE BC 1135x-BC1136y Ballet, I: Beginning
1 point

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Autumn 2014 :: DNCE BC1135
DNCE
1135
01157
001
MW 9:00a - 10:00a
11 BARNARD HALL
M. Carpenter 29 [ More Info ]
DNCE
1135
06272
002
TuTh 9:00a - 10:00a
110 BARNARD HALL ANNEX
R. LaFosse 21 [ More Info ]
DNCE
1135
05885
003
F 10:00a - 12:00p
11 BARNARD HALL
A. Tuttle 30 [ More Info ]
Spring 2015 :: DNCE BC1136
DNCE
1136
04152
001
MW 9:00a - 10:00a
TBA
M. Carpenter 0 [ More Info ]
DNCE
1136
00887
002
TuTh 9:00a - 10:00a
TBA
R. LaFosse 0 [ More Info ]
DNCE
1136
02732
003
F 10:00a - 12:00p
TBA
A. Tuttle 0 [ More Info ]

DNCE BC 1137x-BC1138y Ballet, II: Advanced Beginning
1 point

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Autumn 2014 :: DNCE BC1137
DNCE
1137
07379
001
MW 10:10a - 11:25a
305 BARNARD HALL
M. Carpenter 20 [ More Info ]
DNCE
1137
07486
002
TuTh 2:40p - 3:55p
11 BARNARD HALL
K. Sullivan 14 [ More Info ]
Spring 2015 :: DNCE BC1138
DNCE
1138
09385
001
MW 10:10a - 11:25a
TBA
M. Carpenter 0 [ More Info ]
DNCE
1138
04830
002
TuTh 2:40p - 3:55p
TBA
K. Sullivan 0 [ More Info ]

DNCE BC 2137x-BC2138y Ballet, III: Intermediate
1 point

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Autumn 2014 :: DNCE BC2137
DNCE
2137
04616
001
MW 2:40p - 3:55p
305 BARNARD HALL
K. Glasner 19 [ More Info ]
DNCE
2137
01283
002
TuTh 1:10p - 2:25p
11 BARNARD HALL
K. Sullivan 16 [ More Info ]
Spring 2015 :: DNCE BC2138
DNCE
2138
01680
001
MW 2:25p - 3:55p
TBA
K. Glasner 0 [ More Info ]
DNCE
2138
05676
002
TuTh 1:10p - 2:25p
TBA
K. Sullivan 0 [ More Info ]

DNCE BC 2139x-BC2140y Ballet, IV: High Intermediate
1 point

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Autumn 2014 :: DNCE BC2139
DNCE
2139
03629
001
MW 1:10p - 2:25p
305 BARNARD HALL
M. Folkman 24 [ More Info ]
DNCE
2139
02978
002
F 10:00a - 12:00p
305 BARNARD HALL
K. Glasner 28 [ More Info ]
Spring 2015 :: DNCE BC2140
DNCE
2140
09308
001
TuTh 4:10p - 5:25p
TBA
M. Folkman 0 [ More Info ]
DNCE
2140
03613
002
F 10:00a - 12:00p
TBA
K. Glasner 0 [ More Info ]

DNCE BC 2143x and y Pointe: Intermediate to Advanced Study of Pointe Work for Ballet

Focuses on developing strength and refinement that is specific to pointe work for the intermediate and advanced ballet dancer. Permission of the instructor required.
Prerequisites: DNCE BC2137 or permission of department.

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Autumn 2014 :: DNCE BC2143
DNCE
2143
05943
001
MW 11:40a - 12:55p
110 BARNARD HALL ANNEX
C. Anderson 9 [ More Info ]
Spring 2015 :: DNCE BC2143
DNCE
2143
04179
001
MW 11:40a - 12:55p
TBA
C. Anderson 0 [ More Info ]

DNCE BC 3138x-BC3139y Ballet, V: Advanced
1 point

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Autumn 2014 :: DNCE BC3138
DNCE
3138
02707
001
MW 4:10p - 5:25p
305 BARNARD HALL
R. LaFosse 21 [ More Info ]
DNCE
3138
06101
002
TuTh 8:40a - 9:55a
11 BARNARD HALL
A. Carmena 35 [ More Info ]
DNCE
3138
00071
003
F 12:30p - 2:30p
11 BARNARD HALL
A. Kent 15 [ More Info ]
Spring 2015 :: DNCE BC3139
DNCE
3139
03243
001
MW 1:10p - 2:25p
TBA
R. LaFosse 0 [ More Info ]
DNCE
3139
09826
002
TuTh 8:40a - 9:55a
TBA
A. Carmena 0 [ More Info ]
DNCE
3139
03989
003
F 12:30p - 2:30p
TBA
A. Kent 0 [ More Info ]

DNCE BC 3138x Ballet V: Intermediate Advanced

- R. Lafosse

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Autumn 2014 :: DNCE BC3138
DNCE
3138
02707
001
MW 4:10p - 5:25p
305 BARNARD HALL
R. LaFosse 21 [ More Info ]
DNCE
3138
06101
002
TuTh 8:40a - 9:55a
11 BARNARD HALL
A. Carmena 35 [ More Info ]
DNCE
3138
00071
003
F 12:30p - 2:30p
11 BARNARD HALL
A. Kent 15 [ More Info ]

DNCE BC 3140x-BC3141y Ballet, VI: Advanced Ballet with Pointe
1 point

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Autumn 2014 :: DNCE BC3140
DNCE
3140
04089
001
MW 10:10a - 11:25a
11 BARNARD HALL
C. Anderson 10 [ More Info ]
DNCE
3140
07997
002
TuTh 2:40p - 3:55p
305 BARNARD HALL
A. Tuttle 21 [ More Info ]
Spring 2015 :: DNCE BC3141
DNCE
3141
04476
001
MW 10:10a - 11:25a
TBA
C. Anderson 0 [ More Info ]
DNCE
3141
00883
002
TuTh 2:40p - 3:55p
TBA
A. Tuttle 0 [ More Info ]

DNCE BC 3142x Classic Variations
1 point

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Autumn 2014 :: DNCE BC3142
DNCE
3142
04067
001
TuTh 4:10p - 5:25p
110 BARNARD HALL ANNEX
A. Tuttle 6 [ More Info ]

DNCE BC 3143 Classic Variations
1 point

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Spring 2015 :: DNCE BC3143
DNCE
3143
09425
001
TuTh 4:10p - 5:25p
TBA
A. Tuttle 0 [ More Info ]

DNCE BC 3150x or y Advanced Studio: Ballet or Modern
May be repeated for credit up to four times.
Prerequisites: Permission of Department.
1 point

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Autumn 2014 :: DNCE BC3150
DNCE
3150
02590
001
TBA K. Glasner 11 [ More Info ]
Spring 2015 :: DNCE BC3150
DNCE
3150
03532
001
TBA K. Glasner 0 [ More Info ]

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