Dance

The Barnard College Department of Dance offers courses in biomechanics for dancers, kinesiology, movement analysis, dance composition, the history of dance, African American dance, and George Ballanchine. The department offers classes in dance performance, ballet, modern dance, tap, improvisation, jazz, flamenco and classical Spanish dance, and African dance.

For questions about specific courses, contact the department:

Departmental Office: 204 Barnard Annex
212-854-2995
Office Hours: Monday–Friday, 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

Web
www.barnard.edu/dance

 

Registration and Placement Instructions

Students must register online for all dance courses. Placement for all studio technique courses is determined by the instructor at the first class meeting.


Directory of Classes

The course information displayed on this page relies on an external system and may be incomplete. Please visit Dance @ Barnard on the Directory of Classes for complete course information.

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DNCE BC1136 Ballet, I: Beginning. 1 point.

Spring 2017: DNCE BC1136
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 1136 001/04152 M W 9:00am - 10:00am
11 Barnard Hall
Mary Carpenter 1 30/35
DNCE 1136 002/02732 F 12:30pm - 2:30pm
11 Barnard Hall
Allegra Kent 1 22/30
DNCE 1136 003/00887 T Th 11:40am - 12:55pm
305 Barnard Hall
Kate Glasner 1 30

DNCE BC1137 Ballet, II: Advanced Beginning. 1 point.

Fall 2017: DNCE BC1137
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 1137 001/07379 M W 10:10am - 11:25am
Room TBA
Mary Carpenter 1 26/26
DNCE 1137 002/07486 T Th 2:40pm - 3:55pm
Room TBA
Kathryn Sullivan 1 12

DNCE BC1138 Ballet, II: Advanced Beginning. 1 point.

Spring 2017: DNCE BC1138
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 1138 001/09385 M W 10:10am - 11:25am
305 Barnard Hall
Mary Carpenter 1 16/26
DNCE 1138 002/04830 T Th 2:40pm - 3:55pm
306 Barnard Hall
Kathryn Sullivan 1 17

DNCE BC1247 Jazz, I: Beginning. 1 point.

Prerequisites: BC1137, BC1138, BC1332, or BC1333. Intermediate level in modern or ballet technique is required.

Fall 2017: DNCE BC1247
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 1247 001/08164 T Th 11:40am - 12:55pm
Room TBA
Katiti King 1 15

DNCE BC1248 Jazz, I: Beginning. 1 point.

Prerequisites: BC1137, BC1138, BC1332, or BC1333. Intermediate level in modern or ballet technique is required.

Spring 2017: DNCE BC1248
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 1248 001/04771 T Th 11:40am - 12:55pm
306 Barnard Hall
Katiti King 1 15

DNCE BC1330 Modern, I: Beginning Modern Dance. 1 point.

Open to all beginning dancers.

Fall 2017: DNCE BC1330
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 1330 001/06834 M W 9:00am - 10:00am
Room TBA
Vincent McCloskey 1 20/20
DNCE 1330 002/06137 T Th 9:00am - 10:00am
Room TBA
Caitlin Trainor 1 39/40
DNCE 1330 003/05002 T Th 2:40pm - 3:55pm
Room TBA
Caitlin Trainor 1 25/25

DNCE BC1331 Modern, I: Beginning Modern Dance. 1 point.

Open to all beginning dancers.

Spring 2017: DNCE BC1331
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 1331 001/09741 M W 9:00am - 10:00am
305 Barnard Hall
Marjorie Folkman 1 35/30
DNCE 1331 002/07309 T Th 9:00am - 10:00am
305 Barnard Hall
Caitlin Trainor 1 40/40

DNCE BC1332 Modern, II: Advanced Beginning Modern Dance. 1 point.

Fall 2017: DNCE BC1332
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 1332 001/04577 M W 4:10pm - 5:25pm
Room TBA
Caroline Fermin 1 13
DNCE 1332 002/07713 T Th 11:40am - 12:55pm
Room TBA
Caitlin Trainor 1 12

DNCE BC1333 Modern, II: Advanced Beginning Modern Dance. 1 point.

Spring 2017: DNCE BC1333
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 1333 001/03372 M W 4:10pm - 5:25pm
305 Barnard Hall
Caroline Fermin 1 15
DNCE 1333 002/06540 T Th 10:10am - 11:25am
305 Barnard Hall
Caitlin Trainor 1 21

DNCE BC1445 Tap, I: Beginning. 1 point.

Prerequisites: BC1137, BC1138, BC1332, or BC1333, or permission of the Dance Department. Intermediate level in modern or ballet technique is required.

DNCE BC1446 Tap, I: Beginning. 1 point.

Prerequisites: BC1137, BC1138, BC1332, or BC1333, or permission of the Dance Department. Intermediate level in modern or ballet technique is required.

Fall 2017: DNCE BC1446
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 1446 001/01332 M W 5:40pm - 6:55pm
Room TBA
Margaret Morrison 1 13

DNCE BC2137 Ballet, III: Intermediate. 1 point.

Fall 2017: DNCE BC2137
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 2137 001/01283 T Th 1:10pm - 2:25pm
Room TBA
Kathryn Sullivan 1 20

DNCE BC2138 Ballet, III: Intermediate. 1 point.

Spring 2017: DNCE BC2138
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 2138 001/05676 T Th 1:10pm - 2:25pm
11 Barnard Hall
Kathryn Sullivan 1 19

DNCE BC2139 Ballet, IV: High Intermediate. 1 point.

Fall 2017: DNCE BC2139
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 2139 001/03629 M W 4:10pm - 5:25pm
Room TBA
Marjorie Folkman 1 28
DNCE 2139 002/02978 F 10:00am - 12:00pm
Room TBA
Kate Glasner 1 12

DNCE BC2140 Ballet, IV: High Intermediate. 1 point.

Spring 2017: DNCE BC2140
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 2140 001/09308 M W 4:10pm - 5:25pm
11 Barnard Hall
Marjorie Folkman 1 27
DNCE 2140 002/03613 F 10:00am - 12:00pm
305 Barnard Hall
Kate Glasner 1 13

DNCE BC2143 Pointe: Intermediate to Advanced Study of Pointe Work for Ballet. 0 points.

Prerequisites: DNCE BC2137 or permission of department.

Focuses on developing strength and refinement that is specific to pointe work for the intermediate and advanced ballet dancer.  Permission of the instructor required.

Spring 2017: DNCE BC2143
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 2143 001/04179 M W 11:40am - 12:55pm
110 Barnard Hall Annex
Cynthia Anderson 0 5
Fall 2017: DNCE BC2143
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 2143 001/05943 M W 11:40am - 12:55pm
Room TBA
Cynthia Anderson 0 3

DNCE BC2248 Jazz, II: Intermediate. 1 point.

Prerequisites: DNCE BC1247, BC1248 or permission of instructor.

   

DNCE BC2249 Jazz, II: Intermediate. 1 point.

Prerequisites: DNCE BC1247, BC1248 or permission of instructor.

   

DNCE BC2250 Hip Hop Dance and Culture. 1 point.

Prerequisites: Intermediate level of dance or permission of the instructor.

This Course introduces intermediate level students to urban dance styles, focusing on foundations and origins of hip-hop dance, street dance culture, and the physical vocabularies of hip-hop and freestyle dance. Classes are geared to condition the body for the rigors of hip-hop technique by developing strength, coordination, flexibility, stamina, and rhythmic awareness, while developing an appreciation of choreographic movement and structures. Compositional elements of hip-hop will be introduced and students may compose brief movement sequences.  The course meets twice weekly and is held in the dance studio. Prerequisite: Intermediate level of a dance form or permission of the instructor.

Spring 2017: DNCE BC2250
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 2250 001/03718 M W 11:40am - 12:55pm
305 Barnard Hall
Jennifer Archibald 1 30
Fall 2017: DNCE BC2250
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 2250 001/01472 M W 11:40am - 12:55pm
Room TBA
Jennifer Archibald 1 30/30

DNCE BC2252 African Dance I. 1 point.

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.

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.

Spring 2017: DNCE BC2252
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 2252 001/02678 T Th 9:30am - 10:30am
Stu Dodge Fitness Center
Maguette Camara 1 28/30
DNCE 2252 002/02154 T Th 11:40am - 12:55pm
11 Barnard Hall
Maguette Camara 1 22/30
Fall 2017: DNCE BC2252
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 2252 001/02678 T Th 9:30am - 10:30am
Room TBA
Maguette Camara 1 17/30
DNCE 2252 002/03372 T Th 11:40am - 12:55pm
Room TBA
Maguette Camara 1 30/30

DNCE BC2253 African Dance II. 1 point.

Prerequisites: DNCE BC2252 or permission of instructor.

   

Spring 2017: DNCE BC2253
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 2253 001/07648 T Th 10:30am - 11:30am
Stu Dodge Fitness Center
Maguette Camara 1 12
Fall 2017: DNCE BC2253
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 2253 001/04932 T Th 10:30am - 11:30am
Room TBA
Maguette Camara 1 12

DNCE BC2254 Classical Indian Dance. 1 point.

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.

Fall 2017: DNCE BC2254
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 2254 001/04299 T Th 4:10pm - 5:25pm
Room TBA
Uttara Coorlawala 1 11

DNCE BC2255 Afro-Cuban Dance: Orisha, Rumba, Salsa. 1 point.

Prerequisites: Permission of Instructor.

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.

Spring 2017: DNCE BC2255
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 2255 001/00729 F 3:00pm - 5:00pm
11 Barnard Hall
Rebecca Bliss 1 37/40
Fall 2017: DNCE BC2255
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 2255 001/06208 F 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Room TBA
Rebecca Bliss 1 35/35

DNCE BC2332 Modern, III: Intermediate Modern Dance. 1 point.

Fall 2017: DNCE BC2332
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 2332 001/06464 T Th 10:10am - 11:25am
Room TBA
Gabri Christa 1 18

DNCE BC2333 Modern, III: Intermediate Modern Dance. 1 point.

Spring 2017: DNCE BC2333
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 2333 001/01630 T Th 1:10pm - 2:25pm
305 Barnard Hall
Caitlin Trainor 1 29
DNCE 2333 003/03874 M W 1:10pm - 2:25pm
306 Barnard Hall
Gabri Christa 1 16

DNCE BC2334 Modern, IV: High Intermediate Modern Dance. 1 point.

Fall 2017: DNCE BC2334
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 2334 001/03016 M W 2:40pm - 3:55pm
Room TBA
Caroline Fermin 1 22
DNCE 2334 002/03827 F 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Room TBA
Jodi Melnick 1 14

DNCE BC2335 Modern, IV: High Intermediate Modern Dance. 1 point.

Spring 2017: DNCE BC2335
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 2335 001/02707 M W 2:40pm - 3:55pm
305 Barnard Hall
Caroline Fermin 1 20
DNCE 2335 002/08245 F 12:30pm - 2:30pm
305 Barnard Hall
Jodi Melnick 1 14

DNCE BC2447 Tap, II: Intermediate. 1 point.

Prerequisites: DNCE BC1445, BC1446, or Permission of instructor.

   

Spring 2017: DNCE BC2447
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 2447 001/01934 M W 5:40pm - 6:55pm
306 Barnard Hall
Margaret Morrison 1 11

DNCE BC2452 Pilates for the Dancer. 1 point.

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor or DNCE BC1330, BC1331, BC1135, BC1136.

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.

Spring 2017: DNCE BC2452
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 2452 001/00564 M W 12:00pm - 12:55pm
11 Barnard Hall
Mary Carpenter 1 30/32
Fall 2017: DNCE BC2452
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 2452 001/08615 M W 12:00pm - 12:55pm
Room TBA
Mary Carpenter 1 32/32

DNCE BC2455 Feldenkrais for Dancers. 1 point.

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.

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.

DNCE BC2501 Biomechanics for the Dancer: Theory and Practice. 3 points.

Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of dance techniques in ballet or modern.

The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the fundamentals of biomechanics as it relates to various dance forms. As biomechanics is a branch of physics, the course will include basic mathematical concepts, and some knowledge of geometry and trigonometry is recommended. The course will explore applicable functional human anatomy and will cover the application of biomechanical principles to both qualitative and quantitative description of human movement. Additionally, it will provide an understanding of how biomechanics can be applied in terms of physical ability and wellness, giving students the opportunity to apply the knowledge to themselves.

Fall 2017: DNCE BC2501
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 2501 001/07225 M W 10:10am - 11:25am
Room TBA
Leigh Schanfein 3 6

DNCE BC2555 Ensemble Dance Repertory (Modern Dance). 3 points.

BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: The Visual and Performing Arts (ART).

Prerequisites: Intermediate level technique and permission of instructor.

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.

DNCE BC2556 Ensemble Dance Repertory: Ballet. 3 points.

Prerequisites: Intermediate level technique and permission of Instructor.

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.

Spring 2017: DNCE BC2556
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 2556 001/03862  
Wendy Whelan 3 9

DNCE BC2558 Tap Ensemble. 3 points.

BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: The Visual and Performing Arts (ART).

Prerequisites: Advanced or Intermediate level tap training and Permission of the Instructor.

A tap composition, improvisation, and performance class, for experienced tap dancers to develop skills in music, choreography, and creative rhythm-making.

Spring 2017: DNCE BC2558
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 2558 001/03813 M W 4:10pm - 5:25pm
306 Barnard Hall
Margaret Morrison 3 11

DNCE BC2562 Movement Analysis. 3 points.

Prerequisites: An intermediate or advanced dance technique course or permission of instructor. Limited to 10.

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.

DNCE BC2563 Composition: Form, Dance/Theater. 3 points.

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

Spring 2017: DNCE BC2563
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 2563 001/08349 M W 2:40pm - 3:55pm
11 Barnard Hall
Gabri Christa 3 45

DNCE BC2564 Dance Composition: Content. 3 points.

BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: The Visual and Performing Arts (ART).

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.

Fall 2017: DNCE BC2564
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 2564 001/03017 M W 2:40pm - 3:55pm
Room TBA
Colleen Thomas 3 19

DNCE BC2565 World Dance History. 3 points.

BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: Cultures in Comparison (CUL)., BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: The Visual and Performing Arts (ART).

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.

Spring 2017: DNCE BC2565
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 2565 001/06751 M W 1:10pm - 2:25pm
302 Barnard Hall
Uttara Coorlawala 3 22

DNCE BC2570 Dance in New York City. 3 points.

BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: The Visual and Performing Arts (ART).

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.

Fall 2017: DNCE BC2570
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 2570 001/03542 T Th 11:40am - 12:55pm
Room TBA
Marjorie Folkman 3 20/20
DNCE 2570 002/04251 T Th 2:40pm - 3:55pm
Room TBA
Marjorie Folkman 3 20/20

DNCE BC2580 Tap as an American Art Form. 3 points.

BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: The Visual and Performing Arts (ART).

Prerequisites: DNCE BC1446 or equivalent experience.

Studio/lecture format focuses on tap technique, repertory, improvisation, and the development of tap explored through American history, jazz music, films, videos, and biographies.

DNCE BC3000 From the Page to the Dance Stage. 3 points.

BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: The Visual and Performing Arts (ART).

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?

Spring 2017: DNCE BC3000
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 3000 001/08523 T Th 4:10pm - 5:25pm
302 Barnard Hall
Mindy Aloff 3 22

DNCE BC3001 Western Theatrical Dance from the Renaissance to the 1960s. 3 points.

BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: Historical Studies (HIS)., BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: The Visual and Performing Arts (ART).

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.

Fall 2017: DNCE BC3001
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 3001 001/02201 M W 11:40am - 12:55pm
Room TBA
Seth Williams 3 8

DNCE BC3138 Ballet V: Intermediate Advanced. 1 point.

Fall 2017: DNCE BC3138
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 3138 001/02707 M W 1:10pm - 2:25pm
Room TBA
Brian Reeder 1 13
DNCE 3138 002/06101 T Th 8:40am - 9:55am
Room TBA
Antonio Carmena 1 17
DNCE 3138 003/00071 F 10:00am - 12:00pm
Room TBA
Allegra Kent 1 12

DNCE BC3139 Ballet, V: Advanced. 1 point.

Spring 2017: DNCE BC3139
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 3139 001/03243 M W 1:10pm - 2:25pm
305 Barnard Hall
Brian Reeder 1 16
DNCE 3139 002/09826 T Th 8:40am - 9:55am
11 Barnard Hall
Antonio Carmena 1 16
DNCE 3139 003/03989 F 10:00am - 12:00pm
11 Barnard Hall
Allegra Kent 1 7

DNCE BC3140 Ballet, VI: Advanced Ballet with Pointe. 1 point.

Fall 2017: DNCE BC3140
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 3140 001/04089 M W 10:10am - 11:25am
Room TBA
Cynthia Anderson 1 18
DNCE 3140 002/07997 T Th 2:40pm - 3:55pm
Room TBA
Ashley Tuttle 1 17

DNCE BC3141 Ballet, VI: Advanced Ballet with Pointe. 1 point.

Spring 2017: DNCE BC3141
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 3141 001/04476 M W 10:10am - 11:25am
11 Barnard Hall
Cynthia Anderson 1 23
DNCE 3141 002/00883 T Th 2:40pm - 3:55pm
305 Barnard Hall
Ashley Tuttle 1 21

DNCE BC3142 Classic Variations. 1 point.

Fall 2017: DNCE BC3142
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 3142 001/04067 T Th 4:10pm - 5:25pm
Room TBA
Ashley Tuttle 1 4

DNCE BC3143 Classic Variations. 1 point.

Spring 2017: DNCE BC3143
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 3143 001/09425 T Th 4:10pm - 5:25pm
110 Barnard Hall Annex
Ashley Tuttle 1 5

DNCE BC3150 Advanced Studio: Ballet or Modern. 1 point.

Prerequisites: Permission of Department.

May be repeated for credit up to four times.

Spring 2017: DNCE BC3150
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 3150 001/03532  
Kate Glasner 1 7
Fall 2017: DNCE BC3150
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 3150 001/02590  
Kate Glasner 1 4

DNCE BC3200 Dance in Film. 3 points.

BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: The Visual and Performing Arts (ART).

Prerequisites: DNCE BC2570, DNCE BC3001, FILM W3001, FILM BC 3201, and permission of instructor. 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 archival recordings and choreography made solely for the camera.

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.

DNCE BC3332 Modern V: Intermediate Advanced. 1 point.

Fall 2017: DNCE BC3332
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 3332 001/07754 M W 8:40am - 9:55am
Room TBA
Molissa Fenley 1 11

DNCE BC3335 Modern, VI: High Advanced Modern Dance. 1 point.

   

Fall 2017: DNCE BC3335
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 3335 001/03457 T Th 4:10pm - 5:25pm
Room TBA
1 8

DNCE BC3336 Modern, VI: High Advanced Modern Dance. 1 point.

   

Spring 2017: DNCE BC3336
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 3336 001/08226 T Th 10:10am - 11:25am
11 Barnard Hall
Colleen Thomas 1 19

DNCE BC3338 Contact Improvisation. 1 point.

Prerequisites: Limited to twenty people.

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.

Fall 2017: DNCE BC3338
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 3338 001/05555 M W 1:10pm - 2:25pm
Room TBA
Colleen Thomas 1 17

DNCE BC3339 Advanced Contact Improvisaton. 1 point.

Prerequisites: DNCE BC3338 Contact Improvisation. Sophomore standing or permission of instructor required.

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.

DNCE BC3447 Tap, III: Advanced Tap Dance. 1 point.

Prerequisites: DNCE BC2447, BC2448, or permission of instructor.

Fall 2017: DNCE BC3447
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 3447 001/07793 M W 4:10pm - 5:25pm
Room TBA
Margaret Morrison 1 3

DNCE BC3448 Tap, III: Advanced Tap Dance. 1 point.

Prerequisites: DNCE BC2447, BC2448, or permission of instructor.

DNCE BC3565 Composition: Collaboration and the Creative Process. 3 points.

Prerequisites: Dance Composition: Form (DNCE BC 2563) or Dance Composition: Content (DNCE BC 2564), or permission of the instructor.

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.

DNCE BC3566 Composition: Site Specific and Experimental Methods. 3 points.

BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: The Visual and Performing Arts (ART).

Focuses on collaborative creation as conceptual artists, choreographers, improvisers, and performers with an emphasis on site-specific projects and experimental methods.

DNCE BC3567 Dance of India. 3 points.

BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: The Visual and Performing Arts (ART).

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?

DNCE BC3571 Solo Repertory: Performance Styles. 3 points.

Prerequisites: Advanced or intermediate advanced level ballet technique or permission of the instructor. This Solo Repertory mini-course will explore the composition of solos anchored in the ballet vocabulary, with specific focus on creating work for a single dancer. \n \n20 students maximum

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.

DNCE BC3574 Inventing the Contemporary: Dance Since the 1960s. 3 points.

BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: The Visual and Performing Arts (ART).

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.

DNCE BC3575 George Balanchine and the Reinvention of Modern Ballet. 3 points.

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.

DNCE BC3576 Dance Criticism. 3 points.

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

Fall 2017: DNCE BC3576
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 3576 001/07302 Th 2:10pm - 4:00pm
Room TBA
Siobhan Burke 3 3

DNCE BC3577 Performing the Political: Embodying Change in American Performance. 3 points.

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

DNCE BC3580 History of Social Dancing: Dance Crazes from the Waltz to Flash Mobs. 3 points.

BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: The Visual and Performing Arts (ART).

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.

DNCE BC3602 Rehearsal and Performance in Dance. 1-3 points.

Prerequisites: Audition. Do not register for this course until you have been selected at the audition. Subject to cap on studio credit. Can be taken more than once for credit up to a maximum of 3 credits a semester.

Students are graded and take part in the full production of a dance as performers, choreographers, designers, or stage technicians.

DNCE BC3605 Rehearsal and Performance in Dance. 3 points.

Prerequisites: Audition. Do not register for this course until you have been selected at the audition. Subject to cap on studio credit. Can be taken more than once for credit up to a maximum of 3 credits a semester.

Students are graded and take part in the full production of a dance as performers, choreographers, designers, or stage technicians.

DNCE BC3984 Digital Performance. 4 points.

BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: The Visual and Performing Arts (ART).

An intensive conceptual and practice-based inquiry into the field of digital performance – the integration of computational, interactive, new media, and mobile technologies into experimental performance practice and research – its history, central concerns, scientific breakthroughs, and transformative impact on the role of the artist and on the notion of “live” art.   Limited enrolment: 15 students.

The University reserves the right to withdraw or modify the courses of instruction or to change the instructors as may become necessary.