Dance Courses


Introduction to Art Making

LCA 101 · Spring 2017

C01 · Mondays & Wednesdays, 11:00 am - 12:20 pm

Instructors: Aynsley Vandenbroucke · Boris Fishman · Daniel Heyman · Jane Cox · Ruth Ochs · Stacy Wolf · Susan Wheeler

How do artists make art? How do we evaluate it? In this course, students of all levels get to experience firsthand the particular challenges and rewards of art making through practical engagement with five fields — creative writing, visual art, theater, dance, and music — under the guidance of professionals.

Introduction to Choreography

DAN 204 · Spring 2017

U01 · Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2:30 - 4:20 pm

Instructors: Susan Marshall

This studio course will introduce students to choreographic processes and questions of movement vocabulary, structure, pacing, orchestration and meaning.

Introduction to Movement and Dance

DAN 209 · Spring 2017

U01 · Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2:30 - 4:20 pm

Instructors: Aynsley Vandenbroucke

Movement permeates every aspect of life, whether within our bodies, minds, or the world around us. In this studio course open to everyone, we use tools from Laban Movement Analysis to develop ways to dance, improvise, make performance, and fully inhabit our lives.

Power, Structure, and the Human Body

DAN 210 · Spring 2017

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 Dance Across Cultures

DAN 215 / ANT 355 · Spring 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.

Introduction to Hip-Hop Dance

DAN 222 / AAS 222 · Spring 2017

Multiple sections offered

Instructors: Joseph Schloss · Raphael Xavier

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.

Dance Techniques of the 20th Century: Dunham, Graham, Horton, Limon

DAN 315 · Spring 2017

U01 · Mondays & Wednesdays 12:30 - 2:20 pm Fridays 11:00 am - 12:50 pm

Instructors: Tina Fehlandt

A studio course in modern dance technique for intermediate/advanced students. This course will consist of four units focusing on prominent movement innovators of the 20th century: Katherine Dunham, Martha Graham, Lester Horton, José Limón, taught by experts in their respective dance techniques.

Dance in Education: Dance/Theater Pedagogy

DAN 316 / THR 328 / HUM 317 / TPP 316 · Spring 2017

S01 · Fridays, 10:00 am - 12:50 pm

Instructors: Rebecca Stenn

Dance/Theater Pedagogy Seminar explores the connection between engaged dance and elementary school literacy, mathematics and social studies while allowing students the opportunity to be civically engaged and contribute to the community.

Ballet as an Evolving Form: Technique and Repertory

DAN 432 · Spring 2017

C01 (M/W) & U01 (F) · Mondays & Wednesdays, 4:30 - 6:20 pm Fridays 1:30 - 3:20 pm

Instructors: Tina Fehlandt

A studio course in Contemporary Ballet technique for advanced dancers. The course will consist of an advanced ballet class and explorations into contemporary choreography through readings, viewings, and the learning of and creation of repertory.