Professor: Paul A. Scolieri (Chair & Director of Undergraduate Studies)
Professor of Professional Practice: Colleen Thomas-Young 
Associate Professor of Professional Practice: Marjorie Folkman 
Associate  Professor of Professional Practice: Gabri Christa
Assistant Professor: Seth Williams
 
Senior Associate:  Katie Glasner
 
Adjunct Faculty: Cynthia Anderson, Jennifer Archibald,  Rebecca Bliss, Siobhan Burke, Maguette Camara, Antonio Carmena, Uttara Coolawala, Elisa Davis, Allison Easter, Caroline Fermin, Chisa Hidaka, Katiti King, Melinda Marquez,  Jodi Melnick, Caitlin Trainor, Ashley Tuttle 

Technical Director and Lighting Designer: Tricia Toliver
Music Director: Robert Boston
Senior Administrative Assistant: Diane Roe

Major in Dance 

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 BC2565World Dance History3
DNCE BC3001Western Theatrical Dance from the Renaissance to the 1960s3
Movement Science
Select one or more of the following:
DNCE BC2501BIOMECHANICS FOR THE DANCER3
DNCE BC2562Movement Analysis3
Composition
One course in Composition must be completed before the fall of the senior year.
DNCE BC2564Dance Composition: Content3
DNCE BC3565Composition: Collaboration and the Creative Process3
DNCE BC3566Composition: Site Specific and Experimental Methods3
DNCE BC2563Dance Composition: Form3
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 BC3591Senior Seminar in Dance4
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
DNCE BC3592Senior Project: Research for Dance4
DNCE BC3593Senior Project: Repertory for Dance3
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:
Dance in New York City
Choreography for the American Musical
Tap as an American Art Form
From Page to Stage: Interactions of Literature and Choreography
Dance in Film
Dance of India
Latin American and Caribbean Dance: Identities in Motion
George Balanchine and the Reinvention of Modern Ballet
Dance Criticism
Performing the Political: Embodying Change in American Performance
Traditions of African-American Dance
History of Social Dancing: Dance Crazes from the Waltz to Flash Mobs
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 Senior 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 BC2501BIOMECHANICS FOR THE DANCER3
DNCE BC2562Movement Analysis3
ANAT BC2573Human Anatomy and Movement3
Composition
DNCE BC2563Dance Composition: Form3
DNCE BC2564Dance Composition: Content3
DNCE BC3565Composition: Collaboration and the Creative Process3
DNCE BC3566Composition: Site Specific and Experimental Methods3
History
DNCE BC2565World Dance History3
DNCE BC3001Western Theatrical Dance from the Renaissance to the 1960s3
Writing
DNCE BC2570Dance in New York City3
DNCE BC3570Latin American and Caribbean Dance: Identities in Motion3
DNCE BC3574Inventing the Contemporary: Dance Since the 1960s3
DNCE BC3576Dance Criticism3
DNCE BC3577Performing the Political: Embodying Change in American Performance3
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 Page to Stage: Interactions of Literature and Choreography
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 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 BC2565World Dance History
DNCE BC2570Dance in New York City
DNCE BC3001Western Theatrical Dance from the Renaissance to the 1960s
DNCE BC3570Latin American and Caribbean Dance: Identities in Motion
DNCE BC3574Inventing the Contemporary: Dance Since the 1960s
DNCE BC3576Dance Criticism
DNCE BC3577Performing the Political: Embodying Change in American Performance
DNCE BC3580History of Social Dancing: Dance Crazes from the Waltz to Flash Mobs
3.-4. Two of the following performance/choreography courses:
DNCE BC2555Ensemble Dance Repertory (Modern Dance)
DNCE BC2556Ensemble Dance Repertory: Ballet
DNCE BC3571Solo Repertory: Performance Styles

Dance Courses

DNCE BC1135 Ballet, I: Beginning. 1 point.

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Fall 2020: DNCE BC1135
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 1135 001/00442 W 10:10am - 11:25am
Room TBA
Kate Glasner 1 14/23
DNCE 1135 002/00443 M W 4:10pm - 5:25pm
Room TBA
Kate Glasner 1 17/23

DNCE BC1136 Ballet, I: Beginning. 1 point.

Spring 2021: DNCE BC1136
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 1136 001/00261 M W 9:00am - 10:15am
Room TBA
Kate Glasner 1 0/23
DNCE 1136 002/00262 M W 4:10pm - 5:25pm
Room TBA
Kate Glasner 1 0/23

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

Fall 2020: DNCE BC1137
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 1137 001/00444 T Th 11:40am - 12:55pm
Room TBA
Marjorie Folkman 1 12/25

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

Spring 2021: DNCE BC1138
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 1138 001/00264 M W 1:10pm - 2:25pm
Room TBA
Kate Glasner 1 0/23

DNCE BC1247 Jazz, I: Beginning. 1 point.

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

Fall 2020: DNCE BC1247
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 1247 001/00721 T Th 1:10pm - 2:25pm
Room TBA
Katiti King 1 7/20

DNCE BC1248 Jazz, I: Beginning. 1 point.

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

Spring 2021: DNCE BC1248
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 1248 001/00265 T Th 1:10pm - 2:25pm
Room TBA
Katiti King 1 0/23

DNCE BC1250 HIP HOP DANCE & CULTURE. 0.00-1.00 points.

Fall 2020: DNCE BC1250
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 1250 001/00445 M W F 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Room TBA
Jennifer Archibald 0.00-1.00 18/20
Spring 2021: DNCE BC1250
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 1250 001/00268 T Th 4:10pm - 5:25pm
Room TBA
Jennifer Archibald 0.00-1.00 0/20

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

Open to all beginning dancers.

Fall 2020: DNCE BC1330
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 1330 001/00446 M W 10:10am - 11:25am
Room TBA
Caitlin Trainor 1 20/35
DNCE 1330 002/00714 M W 10:10am - 11:25am
Room TBA
Caitlin Trainor 1 32/35

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

Open to all beginning dancers.

Spring 2021: DNCE BC1331
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 1331 001/00269 M W 9:00am - 10:15am
Room TBA
Caitlin Trainor 1 0/35

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

Fall 2020: DNCE BC1332
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 1332 001/00447 T Th 10:10am - 11:25am
Room TBA
Marjorie Folkman 1 8/25

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

Spring 2021: DNCE BC1333
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 1333 001/00271 M W 2:40pm - 3:55pm
Room TBA
Caroline Fermin 1 0/25

DNCE BC2137 Ballet, III: Intermediate. 1 point.

Fall 2020: DNCE BC2137
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 2137 001/00448 M W 1:10pm - 2:25pm
Room TBA
Kate Glasner 1 7/23

DNCE BC2138 Ballet, III: Intermediate. 1 point.

Spring 2021: DNCE BC2138
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 2138 001/00274 M W 11:40am - 12:55pm
Room TBA
Kate Glasner 1 0/23

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

Fall 2020: DNCE BC2139
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 2139 001/00450 M W 11:40am - 12:55pm
Room TBA
Kate Glasner 1 8/23

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

Spring 2021: DNCE BC2140
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 2140 001/00276 T Th 4:10pm - 5:25pm
Room TBA
Marjorie Folkman 1 0/25

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.

Fall 2020: DNCE BC2250
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 2250 001/00451 M W F 3:00pm - 4:15pm
Room TBA
Jennifer Archibald 1 10/20

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.

Fall 2020: DNCE BC2252
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 2252 001/00452 T Th 10:10am - 11:25am
Room TBA
Maguette Camara 1 13/30
Spring 2021: DNCE BC2252
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 2252 001/00277 T Th 10:10am - 11:25am
Room TBA
Maguette Camara 1 0/30

DNCE BC2253 African Dance II. 1 point.

Prerequisites: DNCE BC2252 or permission of instructor.

   

Fall 2020: DNCE BC2253
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 2253 001/00453 T Th 11:40am - 12:55pm
Room TBA
Maguette Camara 1 5/25
Spring 2021: DNCE BC2253
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 2253 001/00279 T Th 11:40am - 12:55pm
Room TBA
Maguette Camara 1 0/25

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.

Fall 2020: DNCE BC2255
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 2255 001/00455 F 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Room TBA
Rebecca Bliss 1 20/40
Spring 2021: DNCE BC2255
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 2255 001/00281 F 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Room TBA
Rebecca Bliss 1 0/40

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

Fall 2020: DNCE BC2332
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 2332 002/00457 T Th 11:40am - 12:55pm
Room TBA
Gabri Christa 1 8/25

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

Spring 2021: DNCE BC2333
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 2333 001/00282 M W 11:40am - 12:55pm
Room TBA
Caitlin Trainor 1 0/35

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

Fall 2020: DNCE BC2334
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 2334 001/00458 M W 11:40am - 12:55pm
Room TBA
Caroline Fermin 1 15/25

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

Spring 2021: DNCE BC2335
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 2335 001/00283 T Th 2:40pm - 3:55pm
Room TBA
Marjorie Folkman 1 0/25

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.

Fall 2020: DNCE BC2452
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 2452 001/00459 M W 10:10am - 11:25am
Room TBA
Allison Easter 1 22/25
Spring 2021: DNCE BC2452
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 2452 001/00284 M W 10:10am - 11:25am
Room TBA
Allison Easter 1 0/25

DNCE BC2563 Dance Composition: Form. 3 points.

The study of choreography as a creative art. The development and organization of movement materials according to formal principles of composition in solo and duet forms. Applicable to all styles of dance.

Spring 2021: DNCE BC2563
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 2563 001/00287 T Th 1:10pm - 2:25pm
Room TBA
Gabri Christa 3 0/20

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 2020: DNCE BC2564
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 2564 001/00460 T Th 2:40pm - 3:55pm
Room TBA
Colleen Thomas 3 13/20

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 2021: DNCE BC2565
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 2565 001/00289 T Th 2:40pm - 3:55pm
Room TBA
Seth Williams 3 0/34

ANAT BC2573 Human Anatomy and Movement. 3 points.

Corequisites: ANAT BC2574

Dancers and other movers will acquire concrete, scientific information about anatomy and integrate this knowledge into their sensed experience of movement. Through readings, lecture/discussions and movement practice, students will explore: (1) structure and function of bones and joints, (2) muscles, neuromuscular function and coordination, (3) motor cognition and learning.

Spring 2021: ANAT BC2573
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ANAT 2573 001/00258 M W 2:40pm - 3:55pm
Room TBA
Chisa Hidaka 3 0/12

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 2020: DNCE BC3001
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 3001 001/00461 T Th 1:10pm - 2:25pm
Room TBA
Seth Williams 3 25/30

DNCE BC3138 Ballet V: Intermediate Advanced. 1 point.

Fall 2020: DNCE BC3138
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 3138 001/00462 T Th 1:10pm - 2:25pm
Room TBA
Cynthia Anderson 1 16/25
DNCE 3138 002/00463 M W 8:40am - 9:55am
Room TBA
Antonio Carmena 1 27/25

DNCE BC3139 Ballet, V: Advanced. 1 point.

Spring 2021: DNCE BC3139
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 3139 001/00291 M W 1:10pm - 2:25pm
Room TBA
Cynthia Anderson 1 0/25
DNCE 3139 002/00292 T Th 8:40am - 9:55am
Room TBA
Antonio Carmena 1 0/23

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

Fall 2020: DNCE BC3140
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 3140 001/00464 F 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Room TBA
Ashley Tuttle 1 25/25

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

Spring 2021: DNCE BC3141
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 3141 001/00293 F 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Room TBA
Ashley Tuttle 1 0/25

DNCE BC3200 Dance in Film. 3 points.

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 2020: DNCE BC3200
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 3200 001/00744 M W 12:00pm - 2:30pm
Room TBA
Gabri Christa 3 13/20

DNCE BC3240 Seeing the Body: Movement and Physicality in Modern Visual Culture. 3 points.

Prerequisites: Experience in any combination of Dance performance, Dance History, Art History (19th-20th C Europe/United States), and/or Urban Studies (19th-20th C 19th-20th C Europe/United States) are helpful as foundations for this course, they are not prerequisites to take this class. This course does not supplant the Western Theatrical Dance History requirement for the Dance Major.

Seeing the Body: Movement and Physicality in Modern Visual Culture will examine how these concepts of movement, space, and time gained an outsized role in photographic and cinematic experimentation, typography, interior design and exhibition, contributing a “choreographic voice” to the interwar age.


Our course will incorporate texts, images, and films connected to the fields of Dance History, Art History and Urban Studies. Beginning with a study of how nineteenth century industrialization and urbanization laid the foundations for the physical articulations of the early twentieth century, we will consider both avant-garde and popular visual phenomena to gain wider perception and a deeper understanding of interwar cultural expression.  Finally, we will consider how visual expressions of physicality are reflected in our current digital age.   

Fall 2020: DNCE BC3240
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 3240 001/00465 M W 1:10pm - 2:25pm
Room TBA
Marjorie Folkman 3 19/25

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

Prerequisites: DNCE BC2248 or permission of instructor.

Fall 2020: DNCE BC3249
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 3249 001/00466 T Th 2:40pm - 3:55pm
Room TBA
Katiti King 1 9/25
Spring 2021: DNCE BC3249
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 3249 001/00295 T Th 2:40pm - 3:55pm
Room TBA
Katiti King 1 0/25

DNCE BC3250 Flamenco: Traditional Techniques through Contemporary Approaches. 1 point.

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

Fall 2020: DNCE BC3250
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 3250 001/00467 F 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Room TBA
Melinda Bronson 1 4/15
Spring 2021: DNCE BC3250
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 3250 001/00296 F 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Room TBA
Melinda Bronson 1 0/15

DNCE BC3332 Modern V: Intermediate Advanced. 1 point.

Note: This is a variable-point course (0-1 pts).

Intermediate Advanced.

Fall 2020: DNCE BC3332
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 3332 002/00474 F 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Room TBA
Jodi Melnick 1 10/25

DNCE BC3333 Modern V: Intermediate Advanced. 1 point.

Note: This is a variable-point course (0-1 pts).

Intermediate Advanced.

Spring 2021: DNCE BC3333
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 3333 001/00297 M W 4:10pm - 5:25pm
Room TBA
Caroline Fermin 1 0/20

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

   

Fall 2020: DNCE BC3335
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 3335 001/00469 T W Th 4:10pm - 5:25pm
Room TBA
Colleen Thomas 1 13/25
DNCE 3335 002/00722 T W Th 4:10pm - 5:25pm
Room TBA
Colleen Thomas 1 7/25

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

   

Spring 2021: DNCE BC3336
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 3336 001/00299 F 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Room TBA
Jodi Melnick 1 0/25

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?

Fall 2020: DNCE BC3567
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 3567 001/00472 T Th 11:40am - 12:55pm
Room TBA
Uttara Coorlawala 3 19/20

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.

Spring 2021: DNCE BC3576
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 3576 001/00300 W 4:10pm - 6:00pm
Room TBA
Siobhan Burke 3 0/15

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 2020: DNCE BC3591
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 3591 001/00473 Th 10:10am - 12:00pm
Room TBA
Seth Williams 4 7/15

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 2021: DNCE BC3593
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 3593 001/00307 Th 10:10am - 12:00pm
Room TBA
Marjorie Folkman 3 0/7

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

Not offered during 2020-21 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.

Fall 2020: DNCE BC3601
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 3601 001/00756 M W F 2:10pm - 4:00pm
Room TBA
Caroline Fermin 1-3 8/25
DNCE 3601 002/00820 T Th 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Room TBA
Colleen Thomas 1-3 19/15

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.

Spring 2021: DNCE BC3602
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 3602 001/00302 T Th 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Room TBA
Jennifer Archibald 1-3 0/20
DNCE 3602 002/00304 M W 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Room TBA
Rebecca Bliss 1-3 0/20

DNCE BC2455 FELDENKRAIS FOR DANCERS. 0.00-1.00 points.

Through guided practice-based lessons in Awareness Through MovementÒ (ATM), students develop sensory awareness of habitual neuromuscular patterns resulting in increased movement efficiency, improved skill acquisition, and greater strength, coordination, and flexibility. Applicable to all dance styles and activities

Spring 2021: DNCE BC2455
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 2455 001/00285 T Th 4:10pm - 5:25pm
Room TBA
0.00-1.00 0/20

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 2021: DNCE BC2565
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 2565 001/00289 T Th 2:40pm - 3:55pm
Room TBA
Seth Williams 3 0/34

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.

DNCE BC2575 Choreography for the American Musical. 3 points.

BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: The Visual and Performing Arts (ART).
Not offered during 2020-21 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.

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 2020: DNCE BC3001
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
DNCE 3001 001/00461 T Th 1:10pm - 2:25pm
Room TBA
Seth Williams 3 25/30

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 2020-21 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.

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 2020-21 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 2020-21 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 2020-21 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.