Dance Courses

Introduction to Ballet

DAN 207 · Fall 2017

Multiple sections offered

Instructors: Tina Fehlandt

From grand plié to grand jeté, Introduction to Ballet is for students with a curiosity for the study of classical ballet.

Power, Structure, and the Human Body

DAN 210 · Fall 2017

U01 · Tuesdays & Thursdays, 2:30 - 4:20 p.m.

Instructors: Aynsley Vandenbroucke

In this studio course open to anyone with a body, we will explore power, structure, and human bodies through personal, political, anatomical, kinesthetic, and aesthetic lenses. We will delve into these issues as artists do: by reading, thinking, talking, moving, and making performances, actions, sense, and change.

Introduction to Contemporary Dance

DAN 213 · Fall 2017

U01 · Mondays & Wednesdays, 2:30 - 4:20 p.m.

Instructors: Alexandra Beller

Designed for students with minimal dance experience who are curious about contemporary dance techniques and choreography.

Introduction to Dance Across Cultures

DAN 215 / ANT 355 · Fall 2017

S01 · Wednesdays, 1:30 - 4:20 pm

Instructors: Judith Hamera

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.

Uncertainty

DAN 216 · Fall 2017

U01 · Tuesdays & Thursdays 12:30 - 2:20 pm

Instructors: Aynsley Vandenbroucke

In this studio course open to all, we’ll ramble in the unknown searching for embodied philosophy, thinking art-making, and clarity that’s open for revision.

An Introduction to the Radical Imagination

DAN 223 / AAS 223 / VIS 224 · Fall 2017

S01 · Mondays, 1:30 - 4:20 pm

Instructors: Staff

Using an interdisciplinary visual and performance studies approach to explore various sites of contemporary art practices, this course will provide an introduction to radical performance practices through which artists consider the gendered and racialized body that circulates in the public domain, both onstage and off.

FAT: The F-Word and the Public Body

DAN 312 / AMS 398 / GSS 346 · Fall 2017

S01 · Tuesdays, 1:30 - 4:20 pm

Instructors: Judith Hamera

This seminar investigates discourses and politics around the fat body from a performance studies perspective. How does this “f-word” discipline and regulate bodies in /as public?

Choreography Workshop I

DAN 319A · Fall 2017

U01 · Fridays, 11:00 am - 12:50 pm

Instructors: Rebecca Lazier

Choreography Workshop I exposes students to diverse methods of dance-making by tracing the evolution of choreographic thought.

Dance Performance Workshop: Repertory I

DAN 319B · Fall 2017

U01 · Mondays & Wednesdays 4:30 - 6:20 pm

Instructors: Staff

Technique and repertory course that focuses on developing technical expertise, expressive range, and stylistic clarity. In technique, students will examine concepts such as skeletal support, sequential movement, rhythm, and momentum to emphasize efficiency in motion.

Choreography Workshop II

DAN 320A · Fall 2017

U01 · Fridays, 11 am - 12:50 pm

Instructors: Susan Marshall

Dance choreography, with a focus on contemporary practices and performance. Classes will workshop compositional tasks that set limitations to spark creativity.

Dance Performance Workshop: Repertory II

DAN 320B · Fall 2017

U01 · Tuesdays & Thursdays 12:30 - 2:20 pm

Instructors: Rebecca Lazier

Technique and repertory course that focuses on developing technical expertise, expressive range, and stylistic clarity. In technique, students will examine concepts such as skeletal support, sequential movement, rhythm, and momentum to emphasize efficiency in motion.

Choreography Workshop III

DAN 419A · Fall 2017

U01 · Fridays, 1:30 - 3:20 pm

Instructors: Rebecca Stenn

Choreography Workshop III extends students’ approaches to choreographic research by asking them to create complete works on dancers other than themselves.

Dance Performance Workshop: Repertory III

DAN 419B · Fall 2017

U01 · Mondays & Wednesdays 4:30 - 6:20 pm

Instructors: Stuart Singer

Technique and repertory course that focuses on developing technical expertise, expressive range, and stylistic clarity. In technique, students will examine concepts such as skeletal support, sequential movement, rhythm, and momentum to emphasize efficiency in motion.

Choreography Workshop IV

DAN 420A · Fall 2017

U01 · Fridays, 11:00 am - 12:50 pm

Instructors: Staff

Students workshop their senior thesis projects either creating a choreographic production or enhancing their artistry as a performer. Classes workshop varying approaches to dance making, including examining practices from modern and post-modern dance, as well as diverse genres and cultural forms.

Dance Performance Workshop: Repertory IV

DAN 420B · Fall 2017

U01 · Mondays & Wednesdays 4:30 - 6:20 pm

Instructors: Staff

Technique and repertory course that focuses on developing technical expertise, expressive range, and stylistic clarity. In technique, students will examine concepts such as skeletal support, sequential movement, rhythm, and momentum to emphasize efficiency in motion.