In this introductory course we will make six field trips to view live dance in a variety of NYC performance venues.
From grand plié to grand jeté, Introduction to Ballet is for students with a curiosity for the study of classical ballet.
Designed for people with little or no previous training in dance, the class will be a mixture of movement techniques, improvisation, choreography, observing, writing, and discussing.
A studio course introducing students to American dance aesthetics and practices, with a focus on how its evolution has been influenced by African American choreographers and dancers.
This studio course is open to beginning and advanced dancers. We'll explore dance as a way to deepen both our self-knowledge and engagement with others.
Bharatanatyam, butoh, hip hop, and salsa are some of the dances that will have us travel from temples and courtyards to clubs, streets, and stages around the world.
This contemporary dance class focuses on strengthening fundamental alignment and coordination. It incorporates aspects of jazz, modern and ballet.
This introductory survey course gives equal weight to scholarly study and embodied practice, using both approaches to explore a range of hip-hop dance techniques, as well as the cultural and historical contexts from which these dances emerged.
Beyond spoken text and physical action, is the all-important performance of a work. How something is done is as crucial as what is done.
This course provides laboratories and cross-genre dance technique to facilitate a somatic understanding of kinesiology.
How did concert dancers and choreographers create and respond to modernity’s fascination with mobility between 1900 and 1950?
This advanced studio/seminar topics course explores the artistic, social, and cultural implications of hip-hop dance through an intensive focus on the concept of style.
This advanced studio course compares approaches to contemporary dance and movement techniques to explore how training fuels choreographic process and aesthetic research.
This course will be divided in units focusing on Jerome Robbins, Antony Tudor, and other 20th century choreographers. Students will be coached by internationally known guest artists, Robert LaFosse, Amanda McKerrow, John Gardner, to master and understand the diverse styles of each piece of repertory learned.