Dance

http://dance.barnard.edu

310 Barnard Hall
212-854-2995
212-854-6943 (fax)
dance@barnard.edu
Administrative Assistant: Sandra Velasquez Dos Santos

The Department of Dance

Mission

The Barnard College Department of Dance, located in a world dance capital, offers an interdisciplinary program that integrates the study of dance within a liberal arts setting of intellectual and creative exploration. The major builds upon studio courses, the Department's productions at Miller Theater, New York Live Arts, and other venues, as well as a rich array of dance studies courses, allowing students' creative work to develop in dialogue with critical inquiry into the history, culture, theory and forms of western and non-western performance, typically enhanced by study in other disciplines. Students work with accomplished artists whose work enriches contemporary American dance; they also study with outstanding research scholars.

Making, thinking about, and writing about art are an essential part of the liberal arts education. For this reason, the Department of Dance offers technique courses for students of all levels of expertise, while opening its other courses to majors and non-majors alike, who may also audition for its productions. The Department partners with cultural institutions in New York City to connect students with the professional world.

The Department of Dance is fully accredited and in good standing with the National Association of Schools of Dance.

Student Learning Outcomes for the Major and Minor

Student Learning Outcomes for the Major and Concentration

Students graduating with a major in Dance should be able to attain the following outcomes:

  • Apply critical thinking, reading, and writing skills to dance-related texts and choreography.
  • Develop the knowledge and research skills to explore the dance past in writing, orally, and in performance.
  • Present interpretations of dance-related texts orally, in writing, and in performance.
  • Apply library, archival, and internet research skills to dance scholarship and choreography.
  • Demonstrate improved efficiency and expressivity in dance technique.
  • Demonstrate growing technical understanding and fluency in dance technique.
  • Create original dances, dance/theater works or dance-based, mixed media works.
  • Collaborate with an artist in the creation of original dance works.
  • Participate in the creative process through the creation and interpretation of choreography.
  • Apply interdisciplinary research methods to dance scholarship and choreography.
  • Apply historical research methods to dance scholarship and choreography.
  • Demonstrate conceptual and methodological approaches for studying world dance forms through research and writing.
  • Demonstrate the ability to understand cultural and historical texts in relation to dance forms.
  • Apply anatomical knowledge to movement and movement concepts.
  • Evaluate the theoretical and artistic work of peers.
  • Communicate with an audience in oral presentations and dance performance.
  • Understand and interpret the language and form of an artist's choreography.
  • Solve technical problems in dance movement.
  • Apply musical knowledge to movement and choreography.
  • Design choreographic movement and structures.

Dance Technique Courses

Level I courses, except for global and somatic courses, have no prerequisite and students receive a Pass/Fail grade. All other courses must be taken for a letter grade and require a placement audition (held at the first meeting of classes) or the permission of the instructor. These courses may be taken to fulfill the physical education requirement.

GS students registering for a dance technique class must register for at least one credit: GS students may not register for a 0-credit dance technique class.

Additionally, a maximum of six (6) points of dance technique courses can be taken for credit by GS non-dance majors.

Ballet

Technique of classical ballet emphasizing proper alignment and graduated study of its vocabulary. Artistry of articulation, phrasing, dynamics, and nuance in the broad range of classical materials are addressed at each level.

Modern

The study of contemporary dance based on the work of the 20th and 21st century innovators. Aesthetic principles of modern dance will be taught with increased technical demands required at each successive level.

Global and Somatic Forms

The study of dance forms including classical Spanish, Jazz, Tap, West African, Afro-Cuban, and Indian.

Distinguished Guest Artist (2014-15): Twyla Tharp
Professor: Lynn Garafola (co-chair)
Associate Professor: Paul Scolieri
Associate Professor of Professional Practice: Colleen Thomas
Assistant Chair: Katie Glasner (co-chair)
Visiting Associate Professor of Professional Practice: Marjorie Folkman
Faculty:
Mindy Aloff, Cynthia Anderson, Rebecca Bliss, Alex Brady, Siobhan Burke, Maguette Camara, Antonio Carmena, Mary Carpenter, Tessa Chandler, Elizabeth Coker, Uttara Coolawala, Chisa Hidaka, Allegra Kent, Katiti King, Robert LaFosse, Melinda Marquez, Jodi Melnick, Andrea Miller, Margaret Morrison, Rika Okamoto, David Parker, Kathryn Sullivan, Caitlin Trainor, Ashley Tuttle, Adam H. Weinert, Seth Williams, Karla Wolfangle
Artists in Residence: John Heginbotham, Patricia Hoffbauer, Sam Kim, Pam Tanowitz
Technical Director and Lighting Designer: Tricia Toliver
Music Director: Robert Boston
Administrative Assistant: Sandra Velasquez Dos Santos

Major in Dance (for students entering in Fall 2011 or later)

Majors must complete eleven academic courses (six required, five elective) and a minimum of eight 1-point technique courses. All majors write a senior thesis as part of their coursework.

The required courses for the major in dance are distributed as follows:

Dance History
The following two courses in Dance History must be completed before the fall of the senior year:
DNCE BC2565 World Dance History 3
DNCE BC3001 Western Theatrical Dance from the Renaissance to the 1960s 3
Movement Science
Select one or more of the following:
DNCE BC2501 Biomechanics for the Dancer: Theory and Practice 3
DNCE BC2561 Kinesiology: Applied Anatomy for Human Movement 3
DNCE BC2562 Movement Analysis 3
Composition
One course in Composition must be completed before the fall of the senior year.
DNCE BC2564 Dance Composition: Content 3
DNCE BC3565 Composition: Collaboration and the Creative Process 3
DNCE BC3566 Composition: Site Specific and Experimental Methods 3
DNCE BC2563 Composition: Form, Dance/Theater 3
Senior Work
Seniors planning to write a combined thesis must request approval from both departments and notify the Registrar. All majors must complete two semesters of senior work. The following course, which culminates in a 25-30-page written thesis and an oral presentation to the Department at the end of the semester, is required of all seniors:
DNCE BC3591 Senior Seminar in Dance 4
In addition, all majors must take one of the following two courses, depending on whether the senior requirement is completed with a creative project or a two-semester written thesis: 3-4
Senior Project: Research for Dance
Senior Project: Repertory for Dance
Students who are double majors may request permission to write a two-semester combined thesis.
Electives
Five additional 3- or 4-point courses, chosen in consultation with the major advisor, are required. Electives may be chosen from among the departmental offerings listed above or below, including additional coursework in Composition, Movement Science, and/or Senior Work beyond the major requirement. 15-20
History/Criticism:
History of Social Dancing: Dance Crazes from the Waltz to Flash Mobs
Dance in New York City
Choreography for the American Musical
Tap as an American Art Form
From the Page to the Dance Stage
Dance in Film
Dance of India
Latin American and Caribbean Dance: Identities in Motion
George Balanchine and the Reinvention of Modern Ballet
Performing the Political: Embodying Change in American Performance
Traditions of African-American Dance
Gender and Historical Memory in American Dance of the 1930's to the Early 1960's
Performing the Political: Embodying Change in American Performance
Inventing American Modern Dance: Ruth St. Denis and Ted Shawn
Diaghilev's Ballets Russes and Its World
Studio/Performance:
Ensemble Dance Repertory (Modern Dance)
Ensemble Dance Repertory: Ballet
Evolution of Spanish Dance Style
Tap Ensemble
Music for Dance
Solo Repertory: Performance Styles
Rehearsal and Performance in Dance
   and Rehearsal and Performance in Dance

Overview of Major Requirements (11 total, plus 8 technique courses)

  • 1 Movement Science
  • 1 Composition
  • 2 History
  • 1 Senior Seminar
  • 1 Senior Project (Research in Dance or Repertory for Dance)
  • 5 Electives
  • 8 Technique Courses

Major in Dance (for students declaring a major before Fall 2011)

Majors must fulfill an eleven-course requirement, including the DNCE BC3591 Senior Seminar in Dance and either Senor Project: Research in Dance (DNCE BC3592 Senior Project: Research for Dance) or DNCE BC3593 Senior Project: Repertory for Dance, in addition to taking a minimum of eight 1-point technique courses.

To fulfill the distribution requirements, one course must be taken in each of the following four areas:

Movement Science
DNCE BC2501 Biomechanics for the Dancer: Theory and Practice 3
DNCE BC2561 Kinesiology: Applied Anatomy for Human Movement 3
DNCE BC2562 Movement Analysis 3
Composition
DNCE BC3566 Composition: Site Specific and Experimental Methods 3
DNCE BC2563 Composition: Form, Dance/Theater 3
DNCE BC2564 Dance Composition: Content 3
DNCE BC3565 Composition: Collaboration and the Creative Process 3
History
DNCE BC2565 World Dance History 3
DNCE BC3001 Western Theatrical Dance from the Renaissance to the 1960s 3
Writing
DNCE BC2570 Dance in New York City 3
DNCE BC3570 Latin American and Caribbean Dance: Identities in Motion 3
DNCE BC3574 Inventing the Contemporary: Dance Since the 1960s 3
DNCE BC3576 Dance Criticism 3
DNCE BC3577 Performing the Political: Embodying Change in American Performance 3
Electives
In consultation with the major advisor, an additional five courses should be chosen from the courses listed above or below:
History/Criticism:
Choreography for the American Musical
Tap as an American Art Form
From the Page to the Dance Stage
Dance of India
George Balanchine and the Reinvention of Modern Ballet
Performing the Political: Embodying Change in American Performance
Traditions of African-American Dance
Performing the Political: Embodying Change in American Performance
Diaghilev's Ballets Russes and Its World
Studio/Performance:
Ensemble Dance Repertory (Modern Dance)
Ensemble Dance Repertory: Ballet
Tap Ensemble
Music for Dance
Solo Repertory: Performance Styles
Dance Production
Rehearsal and Performance in Dance
   and Rehearsal and Performance in Dance

Senior Work

All dance majors must complete two semesters of senior work. DNCE BC3591 Senior Seminar in Dance given in the fall semesters, requires a 25-30 page written thesis and an oral presentation to the Department at the end of the semester. The second semester is usually a performance project for which the student registers in DNCE BC3593 Senior Project: Repertory for Dance. Students may also choose to do a two-semester thesis, registering in DNCE BC3592 Senior Project: Research for Dance. Students who are double majors may request permission to a do a two-semester combined thesis.

Overview of Major Requirements (11 total, plus 8 technique classes)

  • 1 Movement Science
  • 1 Composition
  • 1 History
  • 1 Writing
  • 1 Senior Seminar
  • 1 Senior Project (Research in Dance or Repertory for Dance)
  • 5 Electives
  • 8 Technique Classes

Minor in Dance

Six courses constitute a minor in dance. Normally, three history/criticism and three credit-bearing performance/choreography courses are taken. (Note: 1-point technique courses do NOT count toward the Dance minor.)  Courses are to be selected on the basis of consultation with full-time members of the department.

Concentration in Dance

The concentration in dance is identical to the major except that only two electives are required.

For the major requirements, please see above.

Overview of Concentration Requirements (8 total, plus 8 technique classes)

  • 1 Movement Science
  • 1 Composition
  • 2 History
  • 1 Senior Seminar
  • 1 Senior Project (Research in Dance or Repertory for Dance)
  • 2 Electives
  • 8 Technique Classes

School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Minor in Dance

The SEAS Dance Minor consists of five 3-point courses. Please note that no performance/choreography courses below count toward the non-tech requirement for SEAS students:

1.-2. Two of the following history/criticism courses:
DNCE BC 2565 World Dance History
DNCE BC 3001 Western Theatrical Dance from Renaissance to the 1960's.
DNCE BC2570 Dance in New York City
DNCE BC 3570 Latin American and Caribbean Dance: Identities in Motion
DNCE BC 3577 Performing the Political
DNCE BC 3574 Inventing the Contemporary: Dance Since the 1960s
DNCE BC 3576 Dance Criticism
DNCE BC 3580 History Of Social Dancing

3.-4. Two of the following performance/choreography courses:
DNCE BC 2555 Ensemble Repertory: Modern
DNCE BC 2556 Ensemble Repertory: Ballet
DNCE BC 3571 Solo Repertory

DNCE BC1135 Ballet, I: Beginning. 1 point.

Fall 2016: DNCE BC1135
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 1135 001/01157 M W 9:00am - 10:00am
Room TBA
Mary Carpenter 1 35/35
DNCE 1135 002/06272 M W 2:40pm - 3:55pm
Room TBA
Robert LaFosse 1 24/30
DNCE 1135 003/05885 F 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Room TBA
Allegra Kent 1 24/24

DNCE BC1136 Ballet, I: Beginning. 1 point.

Spring 2016: DNCE BC1136
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 1136 001/04152 M W 9:00am - 10:00am
11 Barnard Hall
Mary Carpenter 1 32/35
DNCE 1136 002/00887 M W 2:40pm - 3:55pm
11 Barnard Hall
Robert LaFosse 1 21/30
DNCE 1136 003/02732 F 12:30pm - 2:30pm
11 Barnard Hall
Allegra Kent 1 26/30

DNCE BC1137 Ballet, II: Advanced Beginning. 1 point.

Fall 2016: DNCE BC1137
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 1137 001/07379 M W 10:10am - 11:25am
Room TBA
Mary Carpenter 1 25/26
DNCE 1137 002/07486 T Th 2:40pm - 3:55pm
Room TBA
Kathryn Sullivan 1 16

DNCE BC1138 Ballet, II: Advanced Beginning. 1 point.

Spring 2016: DNCE BC1138
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 1138 001/09385 M W 10:10am - 11:25am
306 Barnard Hall
Mary Carpenter 1 18/20
DNCE 1138 002/04830 T Th 2:40pm - 3:55pm
110 Barnard Hall Annex
Kathryn Sullivan 1 17

DNCE BC1247 Jazz, I: Beginning. 1 point.

Prerequisites: BC1137, BC1138, BC1332, or BC1333. Intermediate level in modern or ballet technique is required.

Fall 2016: DNCE BC1247
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 1247 001/08164 T Th 11:40am - 12:55pm
Room TBA
Katiti King 1 13

DNCE BC1248 Jazz, I: Beginning. 1 point.

Prerequisites: BC1137, BC1138, BC1332, or BC1333. Intermediate level in modern or ballet technique is required.

Spring 2016: DNCE BC1248
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 1248 001/04771 T Th 11:40am - 12:55pm
110 Barnard Hall Annex
Katiti King 1 21

DNCE BC1330 Modern, I: Beginning Modern Dance. 1 point.

Open to all beginning dancers.

Fall 2016: DNCE BC1330
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 1330 001/06834 M W 9:00am - 10:00am
Room TBA
Molissa Fenley 1 26/35
DNCE 1330 002/06137 T Th 9:00am - 10:00am
Room TBA
Caitlin Trainor 1 36/40
DNCE 1330 003/05002 T Th 1:10pm - 2:25pm
Room TBA
1 17/35

DNCE BC1331 Modern, I: Beginning Modern Dance. 1 point.

Open to all beginning dancers.

Spring 2016: DNCE BC1331
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 1331 001/09741 M W 9:00am - 10:00am
305 Barnard Hall
Vincent McCloskey 1 33/35
DNCE 1331 002/07309 T Th 9:00am - 10:00am
305 Barnard Hall
Caitlin Trainor 1 47/40
DNCE 1331 003/01615 T Th 4:10pm - 5:25pm
305 Barnard Hall
Marjorie Folkman 1 35/35

DNCE BC1332 Modern, II: Advanced Beginning Modern Dance. 1 point.

Fall 2016: DNCE BC1332
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 1332 001/04577 M W 2:40pm - 3:55pm
Room TBA
Jodi Melnick 1 15
DNCE 1332 002/07713 T Th 10:10am - 11:25am
Room TBA
Caitlin Trainor 1 26

DNCE BC1333 Modern, II: Advanced Beginning Modern Dance. 1 point.

Spring 2016: DNCE BC1333
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 1333 001/03372 M W 10:10am - 11:25am
305 Barnard Hall
Colleen Thomas 1 19
DNCE 1333 002/06540 T Th 10:10am - 11:25am
11 Barnard Hall
Caitlin Trainor 1 21

DNCE BC1445 Tap, I: Beginning. 1 point.

Prerequisites: BC1137, BC1138, BC1332, or BC1333, or permission of the Dance Department. Intermediate level in modern or ballet technique is required.

DNCE BC1446 Tap, I: Beginning. 1 point.

Prerequisites: BC1137, BC1138, BC1332, or BC1333, or permission of the Dance Department. Intermediate level in modern or ballet technique is required.

Fall 2016: DNCE BC1446
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 1446 001/01332 M W 4:10pm - 5:25pm
Room TBA
Margaret Morrison 1 16

DNCE BC2137 Ballet, III: Intermediate. 1 point.

Fall 2016: DNCE BC2137
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 2137 001/01283 T Th 1:10pm - 2:25pm
Room TBA
Kathryn Sullivan 1 22

DNCE BC2138 Ballet, III: Intermediate. 1 point.

Spring 2016: DNCE BC2138
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 2138 002/05676 T Th 1:10pm - 2:25pm
11 Barnard Hall
Kathryn Sullivan 1 30

DNCE BC2139 Ballet, IV: High Intermediate. 1 point.

Fall 2016: DNCE BC2139
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 2139 001/03629 T Th 11:40am - 12:55pm
Room TBA
Kate Glasner 1 23
DNCE 2139 002/02978 F 10:00am - 12:00pm
Room TBA
Kate Glasner 1 19

DNCE BC2140 Ballet, IV: High Intermediate. 1 point.

Spring 2016: DNCE BC2140
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 2140 001/09308 M W 4:10pm - 5:25pm
11 Barnard Hall
Marjorie Folkman 1 28
DNCE 2140 002/03613 F 10:00am - 12:00pm
305 Barnard Hall
Kate Glasner 1 22

DNCE BC2143 Pointe: Intermediate to Advanced Study of Pointe Work for Ballet. 0 points.

Prerequisites: DNCE BC2137 or permission of department.

Focuses on developing strength and refinement that is specific to pointe work for the intermediate and advanced ballet dancer.  Permission of the instructor required.

Spring 2016: DNCE BC2143
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 2143 001/04179 M W 11:40am - 12:55pm
306 Barnard Hall
Cynthia Anderson 0 4
Fall 2016: DNCE BC2143
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 2143 001/05943 M W 11:40am - 12:55pm
Room TBA
Cynthia Anderson 0 4

DNCE BC2248 Jazz, II: Intermediate. 1 point.

Prerequisites: DNCE BC1247, BC1248 or permission of instructor.

   

Fall 2016: DNCE BC2248
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 2248 001/07489 T Th 1:10pm - 2:25pm
Room TBA
Katiti King 1 8

DNCE BC2249 Jazz, II: Intermediate. 1 point.

Prerequisites: DNCE BC1247, BC1248 or permission of instructor.

   

DNCE BC2250 Hip Hop Dance and Culture. 1 point.

Prerequisites: Intermediate level of dance or permission of the instructor.

This Course introduces intermediate level students to urban dance styles, focusing on foundations and origins of hip-hop dance, street dance culture, and the physical vocabularies of hip-hop and freestyle dance. Classes are geared to condition the body for the rigors of hip-hop technique by developing strength, coordination, flexibility, stamina, and rhythmic awareness, while developing an appreciation of choreographic movement and structures. Compositional elements of hip-hop will be introduced and students may compose brief movement sequences.  The course meets twice weekly and is held in the dance studio. Prerequisite: Intermediate level of a dance form or permission of the instructor.

Spring 2016: DNCE BC2250
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 2250 001/03718 M W 11:40am - 12:55pm
305 Barnard Hall
Jennifer Archibald 1 24
Fall 2016: DNCE BC2250
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 2250 001/01472 M W 4:10pm - 5:25pm
Room TBA
Jennifer Archibald 1 47

DNCE BC2252 African Dance I. 1 point.

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.

Concentrates on the dances of West Africa, including Senegal, Mali, and Guinea, and a variety of dances performed at various functions and ceremonies. Explanation of the origin and meaning of each dance will be an integral part of the material presented.

Spring 2016: DNCE BC2252
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 2252 001/02678 T Th 9:30am - 10:30am
Stu Dodge Fitness Center
Maguette Camara 1 25/30
DNCE 2252 002/02154 T Th 11:40am - 12:55pm
11 Barnard Hall
Maguette Camara 1 27/30
Fall 2016: DNCE BC2252
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 2252 001/02678 T Th 9:30am - 10:30am
Room TBA
Maguette Camara 1 13/30
DNCE 2252 002/03372 T Th 11:40am - 12:55pm
Room TBA
Maguette Camara 1 41/30

DNCE BC2253 African Dance II. 1 point.

Prerequisites: DNCE BC2252 or permission of instructor.

   

Spring 2016: DNCE BC2253
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 2253 001/07648 T Th 10:30am - 11:30am
Stu Dodge Fitness Center
Maguette Camara 1 17
Fall 2016: DNCE BC2253
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 2253 001/04932 T Th 10:30am - 11:30am
Room TBA
Maguette Camara 1 10

DNCE BC2254 Classical Indian Dance. 1 point.

Principles and practices of Bharata Natyam including the adavu movement system, hasta or hand gestures, narrative techniques, or abhanaya, as well as other classical Indian dance forms.

Fall 2016: DNCE BC2254
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 2254 001/04299 T Th 4:10pm - 5:25pm
Room TBA
Uttara Coorlawala 1 15

DNCE BC2255 Afro-Cuban Dance: Orisha, Rumba, Salsa. 1 point.

Prerequisites: Permission of Instructor.

This class will introduce students to the African-based folkloric and popular dances of Cuba, including Orisha, Rumba, and Salsa. In addition to learning rhythms and dances, these forms will be contextualized within the historical and contemporary significance of Afro-Cuban dance performance.

Spring 2016: DNCE BC2255
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 2255 001/00729 F 3:00pm - 5:00pm
11 Barnard Hall
Rebecca Bliss 1 43
Fall 2016: DNCE BC2255
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 2255 001/06208 F 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Room TBA
Rebecca Bliss 1 40/40

DNCE BC2332 Modern, III: Intermediate Modern Dance. 1 point.

Fall 2016: DNCE BC2332
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 2332 001/08565 T Th 4:10pm - 5:25pm
Room TBA
Caitlin Trainor 1 26
DNCE 2332 002/06464 M W 1:10pm - 2:25pm
Room TBA
1 1

DNCE BC2333 Modern, III: Intermediate Modern Dance. 1 point.

Spring 2016: DNCE BC2333
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 2333 001/01630 T Th 4:10pm - 5:25pm
11 Barnard Hall
Caitlin Trainor 1 20

DNCE BC2334 Modern, IV: High Intermediate Modern Dance. 1 point.

Fall 2016: DNCE BC2334
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 2334 001/03016 F 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Room TBA
Caroline Fermin 1 30

DNCE BC2335 Modern, IV: High Intermediate Modern Dance. 1 point.

Spring 2016: DNCE BC2335
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 2335 001/01680 M W 2:40pm - 3:55pm
305 Barnard Hall
Marjorie Folkman 1 14
DNCE 2335 002/08245 F 12:30pm - 2:30pm
305 Barnard Hall
Caroline Fermin 1 19

DNCE BC2447 Tap, II: Intermediate. 1 point.

Prerequisites: DNCE BC1445, BC1446, or Permission of instructor.

   

Spring 2016: DNCE BC2447
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 2447 001/01934 M W 5:40pm - 6:55pm
110 Barnard Hall
Margaret Morrison 1 17

DNCE BC2452 Pilates for the Dancer. 1 point.

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor or DNCE BC1330, BC1331, BC1135, BC1136.

Focus on movement practices, primarily for dancers, which introduces the concepts of Joseph Pilates, a seminal figure in creating a method of body conditioning. Learn and practice a repertory of mat work to improve body awareness, strength, flexibility, and dynamic alignment.

Spring 2016: DNCE BC2452
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 2452 001/00564 M W 12:00pm - 12:55pm
11 Barnard Hall
Mary Carpenter 1 33/32
Fall 2016: DNCE BC2452
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 2452 001/08615 M W 12:00pm - 12:55pm
Room TBA
Mary Carpenter 1 37/32

DNCE BC2455 Feldenkrais for Dancers. 1 point.

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.

Develops sensory awareness of their individual neuromuscular patterns in this practical method of attaining optimal, efficient movement. Injury prevention/recovery, improved skill acquisition, and increased strength/coordination/flexibility all result from the discovery and release of habitual rigidities. Applicable to all dance styles and activities.

Spring 2016: DNCE BC2455
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 2455 001/06118 T Th 2:40pm - 3:55pm
306 Barnard Hall
Tessa Chandler 1 15
Fall 2016: DNCE BC2455
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 2455 001/04161 T Th 2:40pm - 3:55pm
Room TBA
Tessa Chandler 1 6

DNCE BC2501 Biomechanics for the Dancer: Theory and Practice. 3 points.

Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of dance techniques in ballet or modern.

The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the fundamentals of biomechanics as it relates to various dance forms. As biomechanics is a branch of physics, the course will include basic mathematical concepts, and some knowledge of geometry and trigonometry is recommended. The course will explore applicable functional human anatomy and will cover the application of biomechanical principles to both qualitative and quantitative description of human movement. Additionally, it will provide an understanding of how biomechanics can be applied in terms of physical ability and wellness, giving students the opportunity to apply the knowledge to themselves.

Fall 2016: DNCE BC2501
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 2501 001/07225 M W 10:10am - 11:25am
Room TBA
Leigh Schanfein 3 8

DNCE BC2555 Ensemble Dance Repertory (Modern Dance). 3 points.

BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: The Visual and Performing Arts (ART).

Prerequisites: Intermediate level technique and permission of instructor.

Study and performance of choreography using three approaches: learning excerpts from the repertory of selected choreographers, analyzing through reconstruction of classic repertory works, and understanding the choreographic process by working in a creation from initial concept to finished dance.

DNCE BC2556 Ensemble Dance Repertory: Ballet. 3 points.

Prerequisites: Intermediate level technique and permission of Instructor.

The study and performance of choreography using three approaches: learning excerpts from the repertoire of selected choreographers, analyzing through reconstruction of classic repertory works, and understanding the choreographic process by working in a creation from initial concept to finished dance.

Spring 2016: DNCE BC2556
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 2556 001/03862 Sa S 12:00pm - 5:00pm
305 Barnard Hall
Wendy Whelan 3 12

DNCE BC2557 Evolution of Spanish Dance Style. 3 points.

BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: The Visual and Performing Arts (ART).
Not offered during 2016-17 academic year.

Study of Spanish dance and music from late-17th century to the present. Dance and music styles including castanet technique. Through historical documents, students will experience the cultural history of Spain.

DNCE BC2558 Tap Ensemble. 3 points.

BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: The Visual and Performing Arts (ART).

Prerequisites: Advanced or Intermediate level tap training and Permission of the Instructor.

A tap composition, improvisation, and performance class, for experienced tap dancers to develop skills in music, choreography, and creative rhythm-making.

DNCE BC2561 Kinesiology: Applied Anatomy for Human Movement. 3 points.

BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: The Visual and Performing Arts (ART).

Focus on physical sciences that relate to human movement, with an emphasis on functional anatomy. Topics include skeletal structure, physics of dance, muscular balance, and improving movement potential.

Spring 2016: DNCE BC2561
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 2561 001/07481 M W 1:10pm - 2:25pm
110 Barnard Hall Annex
Chisa Hidaka 3 18/20

DNCE BC2562 Movement Analysis. 3 points.

Prerequisites: An intermediate or advanced dance technique course or permission of instructor. Limited to 10.

Introduction to the theories and methods of movement analysis, focusing on its application to dance performance and research. Through lectures, readings, integrative movement exercises, and observation labs, students will learn to analyze and describe the qualitative aspects of human movement; to notate movement in motif writing; and to refine their ability to move efficiently and expressively.

Fall 2016: DNCE BC2562
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 2562 001/03921 T Th 10:10am - 11:25am
Room TBA
Paul Scolieri 3 8

DNCE BC2563 Composition: Form, Dance/Theater. 3 points.

 An exploration of choreography that employs text, song, vocal work, narrative and principles of artistic direction in solo and group contexts.

Spring 2016: DNCE BC2563
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 2563 001/08349 T Th 10:10am - 11:25am
305 Barnard Hall
Jodi Melnick 3 44

DNCE BC2564 Dance Composition: Content. 3 points.

BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: The Visual and Performing Arts (ART).

Continued study of choreography as a communicative performing art form. Focuses on the exploration of ideas and meaning. Emphasis is placed on the development of personal style as an expressive medium and unity of style in each work. Group as well as solo compositions will be assigned.

Fall 2016: DNCE BC2564
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 2564 001/03017 T Th 10:10am - 11:25am
Room TBA
David Parker 3 23

DNCE BC2565 World Dance History. 3 points.

BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: Cultures in Comparison (CUL)., BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: The Visual and Performing Arts (ART).

Investigates the multicultural perspectives of dance in major areas of culture, including African, Asian, Hispanic, Indian, Middle Eastern, as well as dance history of the Americas through reading, writing, viewing, and discussion of a wide range of resources. These include film, original documents, demonstration, and performance.

Spring 2016: DNCE BC2565
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 2565 001/06751 T Th 10:10am - 11:25am
323 Milbank Hall
Gillian Lipton 3 22

DNCE BC2567 Music for Dance. 3 points.

BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: The Visual and Performing Arts (ART).
Not offered during 2016-17 academic year.

Study of musicianship and musical literacy in relation to dance. Using computer software, drumming studies, score and audio-visual analyses, students will learn to identify the compositional elements of dance music with a multi-cultural emphasis. Presentation of individual and collective research in written and performance format.

DNCE BC2570 Dance in New York City. 3 points.

BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: The Visual and Performing Arts (ART).

Study of the cultural roots and historical contexts of specific communities using New York City's dance scene as a laboratory. Students observe the social environments in which various modes of dance works are created while researching the history of dance in New York City. Course includes attendance at weekly events, lecture-demonstrations, and performances.

Spring 2016: DNCE BC2570
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 2570 001/08372 T Th 2:40pm - 3:55pm
302 Barnard Hall
Siobhan Burke 3 34
Fall 2016: DNCE BC2570
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 2570 001/03542 T Th 2:40pm - 3:55pm
Room TBA
Marjorie Folkman 3 30/30
DNCE 2570 002/04251 M W 2:40pm - 3:55pm
Room TBA
Kate Glasner 3 30/30

DNCE BC2575 Choreography for the American Musical. 3 points.

BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: The Visual and Performing Arts (ART).
Not offered during 2016-17 academic year.

Prerequisites: Suggested DNCE BC2560, BC2566, BC2570

Explores the history and evolution of American Musical Theater dance, a uniquely American art form, with special focus on the period known as "The Golden Era." Analysis of the genre's most influential choreographers (including Balanchine, de Mille, Robbins), their systems, methodologies and fusion of high and low art on the commerical stages.

DNCE BC2580 Tap as an American Art Form. 3 points.

BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: The Visual and Performing Arts (ART).

Prerequisites: DNCE BC1446 or equivalent experience.

Studio/lecture format focuses on tap technique, repertory, improvisation, and the development of tap explored through American history, jazz music, films, videos, and biographies.

Spring 2016: DNCE BC2580
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 2580 001/04471 M W 4:10pm - 5:25pm
110 Barnard Hall Annex
Margaret Morrison 3 8

DNCE BC3000 From the Page to the Dance Stage. 3 points.

BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: The Visual and Performing Arts (ART).

Study of dance works which have their origins in the written word. Topics considered include: Is choreography a complete act of creative originality? Which literary genres are most often transformed into dance pieces? Why are some texts privileged with dance interpretation(s) and others are not?

Spring 2016: DNCE BC3000
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 3000 001/08523 T Th 4:10pm - 5:25pm
302 Barnard Hall
Mindy Aloff 3 25

DNCE BC3001 Western Theatrical Dance from the Renaissance to the 1960s. 3 points.

BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: Historical Studies (HIS)., BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: The Visual and Performing Arts (ART).

Focuses on the history of theatre dance forms originating in Europe and America from the Renaissance to the present. Includes reading, writing, viewing, and discussion of sources such as film, text, original documentation, demonstration, and performance.

Fall 2016: DNCE BC3001
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 3001 001/02201 M W 2:40pm - 3:55pm
Room TBA
Marjorie Folkman 3 26

DNCE BC3009 Independent Study. 1-4 points.

DNCE BC3138 Ballet V: Intermediate Advanced. 1 point.

Fall 2016: DNCE BC3138
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 3138 001/02707 M W 1:10pm - 2:25pm
Room TBA
Robert LaFosse 1 23
DNCE 3138 002/06101 T Th 8:40am - 9:55am
Room TBA
Antonio Carmena 1 12
DNCE 3138 003/00071 F 10:00am - 12:00pm
Room TBA
Allegra Kent 1 12

DNCE BC3139 Ballet, V: Advanced. 1 point.

Spring 2016: DNCE BC3139
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 3139 001/03243 M W 1:10pm - 2:25pm
305 Barnard Hall
Robert LaFosse 1 22
DNCE 3139 002/09826 T Th 8:40am - 9:55am
11 Barnard Hall
Antonio Carmena 1 17
DNCE 3139 003/03989 F 10:00am - 12:00pm
11 Barnard Hall
Allegra Kent 1 9

DNCE BC3140 Ballet, VI: Advanced Ballet with Pointe. 1 point.

Fall 2016: DNCE BC3140
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 3140 001/04089 M W 10:10am - 11:25am
Room TBA
Cynthia Anderson 1 10
DNCE 3140 002/07997 T Th 2:40pm - 3:55pm
Room TBA
Ashley Tuttle 1 27

DNCE BC3141 Ballet, VI: Advanced Ballet with Pointe. 1 point.

Spring 2016: DNCE BC3141
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 3141 001/04476 M W 10:10am - 11:25am
11 Barnard Hall
Cynthia Anderson 1 18
DNCE 3141 002/00883 T Th 2:40pm - 3:55pm
305 Barnard Hall
Ashley Tuttle 1 29

DNCE BC3142 Classic Variations. 1 point.

Fall 2016: DNCE BC3142
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 3142 001/04067 T Th 4:10pm - 5:25pm
Room TBA
Ashley Tuttle 1 6

DNCE BC3143 Classic Variations. 1 point.

Spring 2016: DNCE BC3143
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 3143 001/09425 T Th 4:10pm - 5:25pm
306 Barnard Hall
Ashley Tuttle 1 11

DNCE BC3150 Advanced Studio: Ballet or Modern. 1 point.

Prerequisites: Permission of Department.

May be repeated for credit up to four times.

DNCE BC3200 Dance in Film. 3 points.

BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: The Visual and Performing Arts (ART).

Prerequisites: DNCE BC2570, DNCE BC3001, FILM W3001, FILM BC 3201, and permission of instructor. Survey of theatrical dance in the 20th century specific to film production. Five kinds of dance films will be examined: musicals, non–musicals, documentaries, film essays archival recordings and choreography made solely for the camera.

Survey of theatrical dance in the 20th century specific to film production. Five kinds of dance films will be examined: musicals, non–musicals, documentaries, film essays and pure dance recording.

Fall 2016: DNCE BC3200
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 3200 001/05941 M 1:10pm - 3:55pm
Room TBA
Mindy Aloff 3 11/20

DNCE BC3249 Jazz, III: Advanced Jazz Dance. 1 point.

Prerequisites: DNCE BC2248x, y or permission of instructor.

Spring 2016: DNCE BC3249
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 3249 001/07786 T Th 1:10pm - 2:25pm
110 Barnard Hall Annex
Katiti King 1 11

DNCE BC3250 Flamenco and Classical Spanish Dance I. 1 point.

Prerequisites: DNCE BC1137x, BC1138y, BC1332x, BC1333y, or Permission of instructor. Intermediate level in modern or ballet technique is required.

Spring 2016: DNCE BC3250
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 3250 001/09391 F 12:00pm - 2:00pm
306 Barnard Hall
Melinda Bronson 1 13
Fall 2016: DNCE BC3250
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 3250 001/02401 F 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Room TBA
Melinda Bronson 1 16

DNCE BC3332 (Section 2) Modern V: Gallim. 1 point.

DNCE BC3332 (Section 3) Modern V: Intermediate Advanced. 1 point.

DNCE BC3334 Improvisation. 1 point.

Not offered during 2016-17 academic year.

In this course we will investigate techniques from Ruth Zaporah’s Action Theater™ work, Viola Spolin’s improvisational “games,” Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen’s Body-Mind Centering®, and layered improvisational prompts created by the instructor and variations suggested by the class. Together we will create our own methods to facilitate relevant performance practices.

DNCE BC3335 Modern, VI: High Advanced Modern Dance. 1 point.

   

Fall 2016: DNCE BC3335
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 3335 001/03457 M W 4:10pm - 5:25pm
Room TBA
Jodi Melnick 1 17

DNCE BC3336 Modern, VI: High Advanced Modern Dance. 1 point.

   

Spring 2016: DNCE BC3336
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 3336 001/02707 M W 4:10pm - 5:25pm
305 Barnard Hall
Colleen Thomas 1 16
DNCE 3336 002/08318 T Th 11:40am - 12:55pm
305 Barnard Hall
Jodi Melnick 1 17

DNCE BC3338 Contact Improvisation. 1 point.

Prerequisites: Limited to twenty people.

Examination of the gender-neutral partnering technique that is now common in contemporary dance. Focus is placed on recent improvisatory forms, sensation building, center connection and risk. Emphasis is placed on listening and sensing rather than controlling or leading.

Fall 2016: DNCE BC3338
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 3338 001/05555 M W 1:10pm - 2:25pm
Room TBA
Colleen Thomas 1 18

DNCE BC3339 Advanced Contact Improvisaton. 1 point.

Prerequisites: DNCE BC3338 Contact Improvisation. Sophomore standing or permission of instructor required.

Examination of this gender-neutral partnering technique further exploring compositional forms as they arise from the practice. Students will also investigate a variety of set repertory dance texts that have originated from contact improvised material.

Spring 2016: DNCE BC3339
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 3339 001/03399 M W 1:10pm - 2:25pm
11 Barnard Hall
Colleen Thomas 1 16

DNCE BC3447 Tap, III: Advanced Tap Dance. 1 point.

Prerequisites: DNCE BC2447, BC2448, or permission of instructor.

Fall 2016: DNCE BC3447
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 3447 001/07793 M W 5:40pm - 6:55pm
Room TBA
Margaret Morrison 1 9

DNCE BC3448 Tap, III: Advanced Tap Dance. 1 point.

Prerequisites: DNCE BC2447, BC2448, or permission of instructor.

DNCE BC3565 Composition: Collaboration and the Creative Process. 3 points.

Prerequisites: Dance Composition: Form (DNCE BC 2563) or Dance Composition: Content (DNCE BC 2564), or permission of the instructor.

This course is a study in dance composition with a focus on collaboration.  Whether creating a solo or larger group piece, students are encouraged to collaborate with other artists. Methods employed by contemporary choreographers will be explored.  Peer feedback and creative dialogue will be a component of every class.

Spring 2016: DNCE BC3565
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 3565 001/01672 T Th 2:40pm - 3:55pm
11 Barnard Hall
Colleen Thomas 3 10/35
Fall 2016: DNCE BC3565
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 3565 001/05696 M W 11:40am - 12:55pm
Room TBA
Colleen Thomas 3 9

DNCE BC3566 Composition: Site Specific and Experimental Methods. 3 points.

BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: The Visual and Performing Arts (ART).

Focuses on collaborative creation as conceptual artists, choreographers, improvisers, and performers with an emphasis on site-specific projects and experimental methods.

DNCE BC3567 Dance of India. 3 points.

BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: The Visual and Performing Arts (ART).

A range of dance genres, from the traditional to the innovative, co-exist as  representations of  "Indianness" in India,  and beyond. Identities onstage and in films, morph as colonial, national, and global contexts change.  This course zooms from micro to macro views of twentieth century staged dances as culturally inflected discourse. We review how Indian classical dance aligns with the oldest of performance texts, and with lively discourses (rasa as a performance aesthetic, Orientalism, nationalism,  global recirculations) through the ages, not only in India but also in Europe, Britain and America. Throughout the course, we ask:-  How is culture embodied? How do historical texts configure dance today? How might they affect our thinking on mind-body, practice-theory, and traditional-contemporary divides?  How does bodily patterning influence the ways that we experience our surroundings and vice versa?  Can cultural imaginaries  instigate action? How is gender is performed?  What are dance discourses?

Spring 2016: DNCE BC3567
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 3567 001/03491 T Th 11:40am - 12:55pm
409 Barnard Hall
Uttara Coorlawala 3 28

DNCE BC3570 Latin American and Caribbean Dance: Identities in Motion. 3 points.

BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: The Visual and Performing Arts (ART).
Not offered during 2016-17 academic year.

Examines the history and choreographic features of Latin American and Caribbean dance forms. Dances are analyzed in order to uncover the ways in which dancing shapes national, racial, and gender identities. Focuses on the globalization of these dances in New York City.

DNCE BC3571 Solo Repertory: Performance Styles. 3 points.

Prerequisites: Advanced or intermediate advanced level ballet technique or permission of the instructor. This Solo Repertory mini-course will explore the composition of solos anchored in the ballet vocabulary, with specific focus on creating work for a single dancer. \n \n20 students maximum

The study of solo excerpts from classical ballet and/or modern dance repertory and the presentation of individual research in both written and performance format. Emphasis will be placed on the role that the dancer must play to facilitate the realization of the choreographer’s concept.

Spring 2016: DNCE BC3571
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 3571 001/02582 Sa S 12:00pm - 5:00pm
305 Barnard Hall
Wendy Whelan 3 7

DNCE BC3572 Dance Production. 3 points.

Not offered during 2016-17 academic year.

DNCE BC3574 Inventing the Contemporary: Dance Since the 1960s. 3 points.

BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: The Visual and Performing Arts (ART).

Explores modern/contemporary dance in the United States and Europe since the 1960's. Major units are devoted to the Judson Dance Theater and its postmodernist aftermath, Tanztheater and European dance revisionism, and African-American dance and the articulation of an aesthetic of cultural hybridity.

Spring 2016: DNCE BC3574
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 3574 001/06392 M W 2:40pm - 3:55pm
409 Barnard Hall
Lynn Garafola 3 12

DNCE BC3575 George Balanchine and the Reinvention of Modern Ballet. 3 points.

This course examines the life and major work of Balanchine, founder of the New York City Ballet, tracing his development as an artist, his landmark collaborations with Stravinsky, his role in defining modern ballet style and his reinvention of the modern ballerina.

DNCE BC3576 Dance Criticism. 3 points.

Intensive practice in writing about dance. Readings drawn from 19th- and 20th-century criticism.  Observation includes weekly performances and classroom videotape sessions.

Fall 2016: DNCE BC3576
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 3576 001/07302 Th 2:10pm - 4:00pm
Room TBA
Siobhan Burke 3 6

DNCE BC3577 Performing the Political: Embodying Change in American Performance. 3 points.

Exploration into the politics of performance and the performance of politics.

DNCE BC3578 Traditions of African-American Dance. 3 points.

BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: Historical Studies (HIS)., BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: The Visual and Performing Arts (ART).
Not offered during 2016-17 academic year.

Traces the development of African-American dance, emphasizing the contribution of black artists and the influence of black traditions on American theatrical dance. Major themes include the emergence of African-American concert dance, the transfer of vernacular forms to the concert stage, and issues of appropriation, cultural self-identification, and artistic hybridity.

DNCE BC3580 History of Social Dancing: Dance Crazes from the Waltz to Flash Mobs. 3 points.

BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: The Visual and Performing Arts (ART).

The history of social dancing from the Renaissance to the present: waltz, contradances, ragtime, jazz, disco. Topics include dance “manias”; youth and anti-dance movements; intersections between the ballroom, stage, and film; competitive, exhibition, and “flash mob” dancing. Lectures based on archival sources, film, literature, music, images, and live performances.

DNCE BC3583 Gender and Historical Memory in American Dance of the 1930's to the Early 1960's. 3 points.

BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: The Visual and Performing Arts (ART).
Not offered during 2016-17 academic year.

Prerequisites: One course in dance history/studies or permission of the instructor.

Explores the question of why so many women dancer/choreographers of the 1930's - to the early 1960's, including relatively well-known ones, have ended up as peripheral rather than central players in what has become the master narrative of a crucial era of the recent dance past.

DNCE BC3591 Senior Seminar in Dance. 4 points.

Research and scholarly writing in chosen topics relating to dance. Methods of investigation are drawn from prominent archival collections and personal interviews, as well as other resources. Papers are formally presented to the Dance Department upon completion.

Fall 2016: DNCE BC3591
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 3591 001/06152 T 4:10pm - 6:00pm
Room TBA
Lynn Garafola 4 14

DNCE BC3592 Senior Project: Research for Dance. 4 points.

Independent study for research and writing (35 to 50-page thesis required).

DNCE BC3593 Senior Project: Repertory for Dance. 3 points.

Independent study for preparing and performing repertory works in production to be presented in concert.

Spring 2016: DNCE BC3593
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 3593 001/07754 W 11:40am - 12:55pm
110 Barnard Hall Annex
Kate Glasner 3 8

DNCE BC3601 Rehearsal and Performance in Dance. 1-3 points.

Not offered during 2016-17 academic year.

Prerequisites: Audition. Do not register for this course until you have been selected at the audition. Subject to cap on studio credit. Can be taken more than once for credit up to a maximum of 3 credits a semester.

 Students are graded and take part in the full production of a dance as performers, choreographers, designers, or stage technicians.

DNCE BC3602 Rehearsal and Performance in Dance. 1-3 points.

Prerequisites: Audition. Do not register for this course until you have been selected at the audition. Subject to cap on studio credit. Can be taken more than once for credit up to a maximum of 3 credits a semester.

Students are graded and take part in the full production of a dance as performers, choreographers, designers, or stage technicians.

Fall 2016: DNCE BC3602
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 3602 001/05550 M W 6:10pm - 9:00pm
Room TBA
1-3 0
DNCE 3602 002/04242 M W 6:10pm - 9:00pm
Room TBA
Jennifer Archibald 1-3 0
DNCE 3602 003/08403 T Th 6:10pm - 9:00pm
Room TBA
1-3 0
DNCE 3602 004/03641 T Th 6:10pm - 9:00pm
Room TBA
1-3 0

DNCE BC3603 Rehearsal and Performance in Dance. 1-3 points.

Not offered during 2016-17 academic year.

Prerequisites: Audition. Do not register for this course until you have been selected at the audition. Subject to cap on studio credit. Can be taken more than once for credit up to a maximum of 3 credits a semester.

Students are graded and take part in the full production of a dance as performers, choreographers, designers, or stage technicians.

DNCE BC3604 Rehearsal and Performance in Dance. 1-3 points.

Not offered during 2016-17 academic year.

Prerequisites: Audition.Do not register for this course until you have been selected at the audition. Subject to cap on studio credit. Can be taken more than once for credit up to a maximum of 3 credits a semester.

Students are graded and take part in the full production of a dance as performers, choreographers, designers, or stage technicians.

DNCE BC3605 Rehearsal and Performance in Dance. 3 points.

Prerequisites: Audition. Do not register for this course until you have been selected at the audition. Subject to cap on studio credit. Can be taken more than once for credit up to a maximum of 3 credits a semester.

Students are graded and take part in the full production of a dance as performers, choreographers, designers, or stage technicians.

DNCE BC3980 Performing the Political: Embodying Change in American Performance. 4 points.

Not offered during 2016-17 academic year.

Prerequisites: An introductory course in dance or theatre history or permission of instructor. Enrollment limited to 12 students.

Exploration into the politics of performance and the performance of politics through the lens of 20th-century American dance.

DNCE BC3981 Inventing American Modern Dance: Ruth St. Denis and Ted Shawn. 4 points.

Not offered during 2016-17 academic year.

Prerequisites: An introductory dance or theater history course or permission of the instructor.

The life, writings, and dances of Ruth St. Denis and Ted Shawn, focusing on their pioneering role in the development of American modern dance and their radical stagings of race, class, gender, and sexuality.

DNCE BC3982 Diaghilev's Ballets Russes and Its World. 3 points.

BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: The Visual and Performing Arts (ART).
Not offered during 2016-17 academic year.

Prerequisites: Introductory course in dance, music, theatre history, 20th century art history or permission of instructor.

Examines the multifaceted revolution of Serge Diaghilev's Ballets Russes and its impact on dance, music, theatre, and visual arts in the opening decades of the 20th century. Outstanding works such as Petrouchka, The Rite of Spring, Parade, Les Noces, and Prodigal Son, studied in depth, with an emphasis on artistic collaboration and the remaking of traditional dance language.

DNCE BC3984 Digital Performance. 4 points.

BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: The Visual and Performing Arts (ART).

An intensive conceptual and practice-based inquiry into the field of digital performance – the integration of computational, interactive, new media, and mobile technologies into experimental performance practice and research – its history, central concerns, scientific breakthroughs, and transformative impact on the role of the artist and on the notion of “live” art.   Limited enrolment: 15 students.

Spring 2016: DNCE BC3984
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 3984 001/03620 W 4:10pm - 6:00pm
222 Milbank Hall
Paul Scolieri 4 12

Cross-Listed Courses - American Studies

DNCE BC2565 World Dance History. 3 points.

BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: Cultures in Comparison (CUL)., BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: The Visual and Performing Arts (ART).

Investigates the multicultural perspectives of dance in major areas of culture, including African, Asian, Hispanic, Indian, Middle Eastern, as well as dance history of the Americas through reading, writing, viewing, and discussion of a wide range of resources. These include film, original documents, demonstration, and performance.

Spring 2016: DNCE BC2565
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 2565 001/06751 T Th 10:10am - 11:25am
323 Milbank Hall
Gillian Lipton 3 22

DNCE BC2570 Dance in New York City. 3 points.

BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: The Visual and Performing Arts (ART).

Study of the cultural roots and historical contexts of specific communities using New York City's dance scene as a laboratory. Students observe the social environments in which various modes of dance works are created while researching the history of dance in New York City. Course includes attendance at weekly events, lecture-demonstrations, and performances.

Spring 2016: DNCE BC2570
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 2570 001/08372 T Th 2:40pm - 3:55pm
302 Barnard Hall
Siobhan Burke 3 34
Fall 2016: DNCE BC2570
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 2570 001/03542 T Th 2:40pm - 3:55pm
Room TBA
Marjorie Folkman 3 30/30
DNCE 2570 002/04251 M W 2:40pm - 3:55pm
Room TBA
Kate Glasner 3 30/30

DNCE BC2575 Choreography for the American Musical. 3 points.

BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: The Visual and Performing Arts (ART).
Not offered during 2016-17 academic year.

Prerequisites: Suggested DNCE BC2560, BC2566, BC2570

Explores the history and evolution of American Musical Theater dance, a uniquely American art form, with special focus on the period known as "The Golden Era." Analysis of the genre's most influential choreographers (including Balanchine, de Mille, Robbins), their systems, methodologies and fusion of high and low art on the commerical stages.

DNCE BC2580 Tap as an American Art Form. 3 points.

BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: The Visual and Performing Arts (ART).

Prerequisites: DNCE BC1446 or equivalent experience.

Studio/lecture format focuses on tap technique, repertory, improvisation, and the development of tap explored through American history, jazz music, films, videos, and biographies.

Spring 2016: DNCE BC2580
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 2580 001/04471 M W 4:10pm - 5:25pm
110 Barnard Hall Annex
Margaret Morrison 3 8

DNCE BC3001 Western Theatrical Dance from the Renaissance to the 1960s. 3 points.

BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: Historical Studies (HIS)., BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: The Visual and Performing Arts (ART).

Focuses on the history of theatre dance forms originating in Europe and America from the Renaissance to the present. Includes reading, writing, viewing, and discussion of sources such as film, text, original documentation, demonstration, and performance.

Fall 2016: DNCE BC3001
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 3001 001/02201 M W 2:40pm - 3:55pm
Room TBA
Marjorie Folkman 3 26

DNCE BC3570 Latin American and Caribbean Dance: Identities in Motion. 3 points.

BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: The Visual and Performing Arts (ART).
Not offered during 2016-17 academic year.

Examines the history and choreographic features of Latin American and Caribbean dance forms. Dances are analyzed in order to uncover the ways in which dancing shapes national, racial, and gender identities. Focuses on the globalization of these dances in New York City.

DNCE BC3574 Inventing the Contemporary: Dance Since the 1960s. 3 points.

BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: The Visual and Performing Arts (ART).

Explores modern/contemporary dance in the United States and Europe since the 1960's. Major units are devoted to the Judson Dance Theater and its postmodernist aftermath, Tanztheater and European dance revisionism, and African-American dance and the articulation of an aesthetic of cultural hybridity.

Spring 2016: DNCE BC3574
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 3574 001/06392 M W 2:40pm - 3:55pm
409 Barnard Hall
Lynn Garafola 3 12

DNCE BC3578 Traditions of African-American Dance. 3 points.

BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: Historical Studies (HIS)., BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: The Visual and Performing Arts (ART).
Not offered during 2016-17 academic year.

Traces the development of African-American dance, emphasizing the contribution of black artists and the influence of black traditions on American theatrical dance. Major themes include the emergence of African-American concert dance, the transfer of vernacular forms to the concert stage, and issues of appropriation, cultural self-identification, and artistic hybridity.

DNCE BC3583 Gender and Historical Memory in American Dance of the 1930's to the Early 1960's. 3 points.

BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: The Visual and Performing Arts (ART).
Not offered during 2016-17 academic year.

Prerequisites: One course in dance history/studies or permission of the instructor.

Explores the question of why so many women dancer/choreographers of the 1930's - to the early 1960's, including relatively well-known ones, have ended up as peripheral rather than central players in what has become the master narrative of a crucial era of the recent dance past.

DNCE BC3980 Performing the Political: Embodying Change in American Performance. 4 points.

Not offered during 2016-17 academic year.

Prerequisites: An introductory course in dance or theatre history or permission of instructor. Enrollment limited to 12 students.

Exploration into the politics of performance and the performance of politics through the lens of 20th-century American dance.

Cross-Listed Courses - Urban Studies

DNCE BC2570 Dance in New York City. 3 points.

BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: The Visual and Performing Arts (ART).

Study of the cultural roots and historical contexts of specific communities using New York City's dance scene as a laboratory. Students observe the social environments in which various modes of dance works are created while researching the history of dance in New York City. Course includes attendance at weekly events, lecture-demonstrations, and performances.

Spring 2016: DNCE BC2570
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 2570 001/08372 T Th 2:40pm - 3:55pm
302 Barnard Hall
Siobhan Burke 3 34
Fall 2016: DNCE BC2570
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 2570 001/03542 T Th 2:40pm - 3:55pm
Room TBA
Marjorie Folkman 3 30/30
DNCE 2570 002/04251 M W 2:40pm - 3:55pm
Room TBA
Kate Glasner 3 30/30