Dance Courses


Introduction to Art Making

LCA 101 · Spring 2018

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

Instructors: Aynsley Vandenbroucke · Boris Fishman · Daniel Heyman · Jane Cox · Ruth Ochs · 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 2018

C01 · Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1:30 - 3:20 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 Contemporary Dance

DAN 213 · Spring 2018

U01 · Mondays & Wednesdays, 12:30 - 2:20 p.m.

Instructors: Alexandra Beller

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

Being and Doing: Dance for Every Body

DAN 214 / THR 215 · Spring 2018

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

Instructors: Aynsley Vandenbroucke

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.


DAN 216 / THR 216 · Spring 2018

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.

Mapping the Transgressive Body: A Performance Lab

DAN 218 · Spring 2018

U01 · Mondays, 1:30 - 4:20 pm

Instructors: Jaamil Olawale Kosoko

Centering an interdisciplinary approach to live performance making, this creative lab will consider how we as artist-citizens strengthen the mind and body to resist normalized structures of performance to release, activate, and translate unknown, foreign, and/or vulnerable materials into live performance actions.

Introduction to Hip-Hop Dance

DAN 222 / AAS 222 · Spring 2018

C01 & U01 · Fridays, 11 am - 1:20 pm & Mondays 12:30 - 2:20

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 Technique and Anatomy of Movement

DAN 307 · Spring 2018

C01 & U01 · Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4:30 - 6:20 pm and Fridays, 11 am - 12:50 pm

Instructors: Staff

This course provides laboratories and cross-genre dance technique to facilitate a somatic understanding of kinesiology.

Dance in Education: Dance/Theater Pedagogy

DAN 316 / THR 328 / HUM 317 / TPP 316 · Spring 2018

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.

How to Think With Performance: Dance and Performance Studies Theory

DAN 349 / THR 349 · Spring 2018

S01 · Thursdays, 1:30 - 4:20 pm

Instructors: Judith Hamera

The interdisciplinary field of performance studies offers generative strategies for theorizing social life. This course explores the ways performance as a critical theoretical tool and as a practice enables students to examine everyday self-presentation, political economy, gender, race, and sexuality, material culture, ethics, and other social practices.

Approaches to Ballet: Technique and Repertory

DAN 431 · Spring 2018

C01 & U01 · Mondays & Wednesdays, 4:30 - 6:20 pm & Fridays, 1:30 - 3:20 pm

Instructors: Tina Fehlandt

A studio course in Ballet technique and repertory for Advanced dancers. The course will focus on choreographers Frederick Ashton and Matthew Bourne and other 20th and 21st century choreographers, and will explore methods for making narrative and abstract ballets.

ROARATORIO: Irish Dance and the Cunningham Technique

ATL 496 / DAN 496 · Spring 2018

S01 · Wednesdays, 1:30 - 4:20 pm

Instructors: Jean Butler · Silas Riener

The dancer/ choreographers Jean Butler (Riverdance) and Silas Riener (Merce Cunningham Co.) lead a groundbreaking Atelier that investigates the relationship between the seemingly disparate forms of Irish Step Dance and the Merce Cunningham Technique.