Dance Courses

* Please note: DAN Courses 319, 320, 419, 420 each have two sections. All students will be placed in an A section (Choreography Workshop I, II, III, or IV) and a B section (Dance Performance Workshop: Repertory I, II, II, or IV). Students enrolled in DAN 319, 320, 419 and 420 will perform in the Princeton Dance Festival, December 2-4, 2016 as a required component of these courses.

Introduction to Ballet

DAN 207 · Fall 2016

U01 · Mondays and Wednesdays 2:30 - 4:20 p.m. 185 Nassau Street, Rm. 120

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 2016

U01 · Tuesdays & Thursdays, 12:30 - 2:20 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 2016

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

Instructors: Staff

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

The Arts of Urban Transition

DAN 310 / ARC 380 / THR 323 / URB 310 · Fall 2016

C01 · Fridays, 1:30 - 4:20 p.m.

Instructors: Aaron Landsman · Aaron Shkuda · Judith Hamera

This course uses texts and methods from history, theatre, performance studies, and dance to examine artists and works of art as agents of change in New York (1960-present) and contemporary Detroit.

FAT: The F-Word and the Public Body

DAN 312 / AMS 398 / GSS 346 · Fall 2016

S01 · Thursdays, 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 2016

U01 · Fridays, 1:30 - 3:20 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 2016

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

Instructors: Tina Fehlandt

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 2016

U01 · Fridays, 11 am - 12:50 pm

Instructors: Pavel Zustiak

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 2016

U01 · Tuesdays & Thursdays 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 III

DAN 419A · Fall 2016

U01 · Fridays, 1:30 - 3:20 pm

Instructors: Pavel Zustiak

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 2016

U01 · Tuesdays & Thursdays 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 IV

DAN 420A · Fall 2016

U01 · Fridays, 11:00 am - 12:50 pm

Instructors: Rebecca Lazier

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 2016

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.

Filmmaking and Dance — Butoh and Technology

ATL 497 / DAN 497 / VIS 497 · Fall 2016

S01 · Wednesdays, 1:30 - 4:20 p.m.

Instructors: Josephine Decker · Vangeline

Explore the possibilities of capturing dance on film with award-winning film director Josephine Decker '03 and critically-acclaimed Vangeline, a dancer/choreographer who specializes in bringing the Japanese postwar avant-garde movement form Butoh into the 21st century.