Class Schedule

Student at ballet barre

FALL 2015 Dance Course Schedule
Please note that you CAN REGISTER for most technique or ensemble courses for ACADEMIC CREDIT as you would any academic course on BIONIC.  Check the Course Guide under "Dance - Arts" although they are listed below just for your information. But you CANNOT REGISTER for dance technique or ensemble courses for PE CREDIT until registration reopens in the August, when you will find them on BIONIC or the tri-co course guide under "Physical Education."  Bryn Mawr and Haverford students can register then using Bionic. Note that some of the beginning level and open level courses can be taken for academic credit through "Introduction to Dance Techniques" as indicated in the academic course descriptions below this grid. For more information about that course, contact Mady Cantor in the Dance Program, mcantor@brynmawr.edu. Information on NEW FACULTY and GUEST ARTISTS will be posted on the "People" page of the Dance Web page by April 22. . .

SCHEDULE - Technique and Ensemble course schedule is the same for PE or Academic credit.  Additional courses in Dance (Dance Composition I, Directed work: Anatomy for Dancers, etc.)are listed further down. Composition, Seminar/Lecture courses, and Ensemble auditions begin the week of August 31; technique classes and ensemble rehearsals begin the week of Tuesday, September 8, unless otherwise noted.

Beginning Technique: Ballet

MW 11:10AM-12:00 PM

Caruso Haviland

PEMSTD

Intermed Technique: Ballet
incoming students, see note below about placement class

TTH 12:55-2:15 PM Mintzer PEMSTD

Adv Technique: Ballet  optional pointe at discretion of instructor
NOTE: incoming first year students must take a placement class(flat slippers) during orientation week, Thursday, 8/25 at 4 PM if you are interested in either Intermediate or Advanced Ballet.

MW 7:10-9:00 PM MossThorne/   Brown PEMSTD
Beginning Technique: Modern MW 12:10-1:00 PM Cantor PEMSTD
Intermed Technique: Modern  MW 1:10-2:30 PM

Molly Shanahan

PEMSTD
Adv Technique: Modern TTH 4:10-5:30 PM Malcolm-Naib PEMSTD
Intermed Technique: Jazz MW 5:40-7:00 PM Goodman PEMSTD
Hip-hopTechnique F 1:40-3:00 Cotton PEMSTD
African Dance T 5:40-7:00 PM Eubanks-Dixon PEMSTD

Rhythm and Style: Intro to Flamenco / Intro to Tap

M 4:10-5:30  PM

Luis-Gmitter/ Karon  DENBGH
Ballet Ensemble
AUDITION    TH    9/3     7:10

TTH 7:10-8:45 PM

One concurrent Ballet Class per week is strongly advised.

Damon PEMSTD

Modern Ensemble
AUDITION  SAT   9/12   11AM -12:30

We will provide rides for HC students

 Weekend intensives: Sat/Sun,Oct 24-25, Sat/Sun,Oct 30-Nov 1, Fri/Sat Nov 13-14, Fri/Sat Nov 20-21, Sat 12/5 plus two additional one hour rehearsals in November. One concurrent modern class session per week is required. Award-winning, New York based choreographer, Vicky Shick, will set a work on students. Shick

PEMSTD

Dance Outreach Ensemble
INFORMATION SESSION
WED 9/2, 4:10

MW 4:10-5:30
Dance Outreach Ensemble tours regional schools with lec-dem/performance program

Cantor PEMSTD
FALL 2015   Courses for Academic Credit

(Please check BIONIC for full descriptions, prerequisites, and other details)

ARTDB136001-139001   Introduction to Dance Technique  {Students can take this class to receive academic credit for beginning level technique classes. If you just want PE or audit credit you'll register for beginning level classes during PE registration at the beginning of each semester.
For links to an explanation of these classes CLICK ON ARTDB136 Intro to Dance Tech I: Modern or ARTDB137 Intro to Dance Tech I: Ballet. Students who have completed 136 or 137 and wish to take a second semester of Intro to Dance Techniques, can get full explanations of the courses at ARTDB138 Intro to Dance Tech II: Modern and ARTDB139 Intro to Dance Tech II: Ballet.}

ARTD B142000      Dance Composition I   [1.0 cr]         
                              TTH 2:25 pm - 3:45 pm      Instr: David Brick
ARTDB342001       Advanced Choreography [.5-1.0 cr]
ARTDB390001       Senior Project/Thesis       [.5-1.0 cr]      
ARTDB403001       Supervised Work in Dance (individually generated projects                                    or papers working with a faculty mentor)  [.5-1.0 cr]
ARTD B403002      Supervised Work in Dance: Anatomy for the Dancer [1.0 cr]
                              TTH  9:55 - 11:15 am          Instr: Rebecca Malcom-Naib ARTAB251001       Arts Teaching in Educational and Community Settings [1.0 cr]
                             M 7:10-10:00 Inst: Madeline Cantor

The following technique and ensemble courses are listed on the schedule above.  You can register on Bionic during academic registration if you want to take these courses for academic credit. If you want to take them for Physical Education credit or audit, you can register at the beginning of each semester under Physical Education. We recommend that incoming first-year students take their technique and ensemble courses during their first Fall semester for Physical Education credit.
ARTDB230001            Modern: Intermediate Technique
ARTDB231001            Ballet: Intermediate Technique
ARTDB232001            Jazz: Intermediate Technique
ARTDB330001            Modern: Advanced Technique
ARTDB331001            Ballet: Advanced Technique
ARTDB345001            Dance Ensemble: Modern with Vicky Shick
ARTDB346001            Dance Ensemble: Ballet with Colby Damon   

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SPRING 2015
Dance Course Schedule -
Please note that you CAN REGISTER for technique or ensemble courses for ACADEMIC CREDIT as you would any academic course on BIONIC.  Check the Course Guide under "Dance - Arts" although they are listed below just for your information. But you CANNOT REGISTER for dance technique or ensemble courses for PE CREDIT until registration reopens in the January, when you will find them on BIONIC or the tri-co course guide under "Physical Education."  Bryn Mawr and Haverford students can register then using Bionic. Note that some of the beginning level and open level courses can be taken for academic credit through "Introduction to Dance Techniques" as indicated in the academic course descriptions. For Faculty bios, including our new instructors and guest artists, click here.

SCHEDULE - Technique and Ensemble course schedule is the same for PE or Academic credit.  Additional courses in Dance (Approaches to Dance: Themes and Perspectives, Dance: Close Reading; Composition II, etc. are listed further down) Composition, Seminar/Lecture courses, and Ensemble auditions begin the week of January 20; technique classes and ensemble rehearsals begin the week of January 26.

TECHNIQUE AND ENSEMBLE COURSES:

Beginning Technique: Ballet

MW 11:10AM-12:00 PM

Caruso Haviland

PEMSTD
Intermed Technique: Ballet TTH 12:55-2:15 PM Mintzer PEMSTD
Adv Technique: Ballet (Ballet III)  optional pointe at discretion of instructor MW 7:10-9:00 PM Moss-Thorne PEMSTD
Beginning Technique: Modern MW 12:10-1:00 PM Cantor PEMSTD
Intermed Technique: Modern  MW 1:10-2:30 PM

Shanahan

PEMSTD
Adv Technique: Modern in Spring will be taught as a Gaga/Dancers class for intermediate and advanced dancers. See note below TTH 4:10-5:30 Porges PEMSTD
Beginning Technique: Jazz MW 4:40-5:30 PM Goodman PEMSTD

Beginning Technique: Tap
(Note: we do have some shoes available)

M  4:10-5:30 PM   DENBSTD

Social Dance: Intro to Social forms (cha-cha, swing, etc.)//Salsa   
Half semester of each

W  4:40-5:30 PM//
W 4:10 -6:00 PM
note time change mid-semester

Butryn and Rhinhart//Colon

 

DENBSTD
Movement Improvisation (8 weeks) TH 6:10-7:30 PM Stortz DENBSTD
African Ensemble
[Audition on Monday, January 26, 5:40-8:00 PM  DENBIGH Studio]
M 5:40-8:00 PM Eubanks-Dixon DENBSTD
Hip Hop Ensemble [Audition on Friday January 23, 5:40-7:00 PM   PEM Studio] note: can now be taken for PE OR Academic credit. MF 5:40-7:00 PM Clark/Askew PEMSTD
Jazz Ensemble
[Audition on Tuesday, January 20, 7:45 PM   Pem Studio]
TTH 7:45-9:15 PM Murphy PEMSTD

Modern Ensemble
[Audition on Tuesday, January 20, 6:15 PM Pem Studio]

Students who are accepted into the ensemble must be able to attend the Modern: Advanced class on TTH 4:10-5:30 

TTH 6:15- 7:45 (plus two-three 2.5-3 hour rehearsals to be arranged with students during the semester)

This spring, Modern Ensemble will be directed by guest artist/choreographer, Idan Porges.  Drawing on the work in the Gaga Dance class and from his own repertoire, Porges will work with students to create new material for a dance work to be performed in the Spring Dance Concert. Click HERE for more information.

Porges PEMSTD

NOTE: Advanced Technique Modern class will be led by dance artist and certified instructor, Idan Porges, as a Gaga/Dancers class utilizing the movement developed by dancer/ choreographer Ohad Naharin. Gaga provides a framework for discovering and strengthening the body and adding flexibility, stamina, and agility while stimulating the senses and imagination and is a philosophy of how to use one’s body; a toolbox that a dancer can use with any movement technique. For more information click here for a flyer.

SPRING 2015
SEMINAR, CHOREOGRAPHY, PERFORMANCE AND TECHNIQUE COURSES FOR ACADEMIC CREDIT. For FULL INFORMATION on these courses, return to top and click on "academic schedule" and "academic descriptions"
ARTDB136-139          Introduction to Dance Technique  {Students can take this class to receive academic credit for beginning level technique classes. If you just want PE or audit credit you'll register for beginning level classes during PE registration. . .
. . .For links to an explanation of these classes CLICK ON ARTDB136 Intro to Dance Tech I: Modern or ARTDB137 Intro to Dance Tech I: Ballet. Students who have completed 136 or 137 and wish to take a second semester of Intro to Dance Techniques, can get full explanations of the courses at ARTDB138 Intro to Dance Tech II: Modern and ARTDB139 Intro to Dance Tech II: Ballet.}
ARTDB140001            Approaches to Dance: Themes and Perspectives
ARTDB145001            Focus: Dance/Close Reading
ARTDB242001            Dance Composition II
ARTDB342001            Advanced Choreography
ARTDB345001            Dance Ensemble: Modern with Idan Porges
ARTDB347001            Dance Ensemble: Jazz with Shannon Murphy
ARTDB348001            Dance Ensemble: African with Rev. Nia Eubanks-Dixon
ARTDB350001            Dance Ensemble: Hip-Hop with Kyle Clark and Dinita Askew   
ARTDB390001            Senior Project/Thesis        
ARTDB403001            Supervised Work in Dance
ARTDB230001            Modern: Intermediate Technique
ARTDB231001            Ballet: Intermediate Technique
ARTDB232001            Jazz: Intermediate Technique
ARTDB330001            Modern: Advanced Technique(Gaga/Dancers class)
ARTDB331001            Ballet: Advanced Technique

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FALL  2014 Dance Course Schedule -

Beginning Technique: Ballet (Ballet I)

MW 11:10AM-12:00 PM

Chisena

PEMSTD
Intermed Technique: Ballet (Ballet II) TTH 12:55-2:15 PM Moss-Thorne PEMSTD
Adv Technique: Ballet (Ballet III)  optional pointe at discretion of instructor MW 7:10-9:00 PM Mintzer/Brown PEMSTD
Beginning Technique: Modern (Modern I) MW 12:10-1:00 PM Kiefer-Stark PEMSTD
Intermed Technique: Modern  (Modern II) MW 1:10-2:30 PM

Murphy

PEMSTD
Adv Technique: Modern (Modern III) TTH 4:10-5:30 PM Malcolm-Naib PEMSTD
Intermed Technique: Jazz (Jazz II) MW 5:40-7:00 PM Goodman PEMSTD
Hip-hopTechnique F 1:40-3:00 PM Cotton PEMSTD
African Dance T 5:40-7:00 PM Eubanks-Dixon PEMSTD

The Gesture of Dance: Intro to Classical Indian/Hula and Polynesian

T 4:40-6:00  PM

Ramesh/Majka DENBGH
Ballet Ensemble
AUDITION    TUE    9/2     7:00
T 7:10-9:30 PM Rainey PEMSTD
Modern Ensemble
AUDITION  WED    9/3    4:00
MW 4:10-5:30 PM Prince

PEMSTD

 

Registering for Classes

Credit

  • All Dance Technique and Ensemble courses can be taken for Physical Education credit. 
  • Level II and III Technique classes and Ensembles can be taken for PE Credit OR Academic credit and students should register accordingly.
  • Level I and open classes can only receive academic credit through enrollment in ARTD 136,137,138, or 139, Introduction to Dance Techniques (see below).
  • Dance Composition/Choreography, Directed Work, Senior Thesis, and Dance lecture/seminar courses are academic credit courses.

How to Register

  • Bryn Mawr and Haverford or Swarthmore students can register for courses for Academic credit during academic course registration periods. These courses are listed on tri-co under “Dance-Arts.” Technique and Ensemble courses receive .5 credit for a full semester; Composition courses and all Lecture/Seminar courses are offered for 1 credit per semester.
  • Bryn Mawr and Haverford students can register for courses for Physical Education credit on BIONIC during the first week of classes. These courses are posted on Bionic or the tri-co course guide under “Physical Education” towards the bottom of the list during the first week of the semester.
  • Although some technique courses are offered for Physical Education credit for just half the semester, most technique courses continue across the semester.  Students wishing to join a full semester technique course mid-semester, must have some experience in that technique at the selected level.
  • Swarthmore students can register for courses for Physical Education credit at the first class.

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Dance Courses with Auditions

  • Dance Ensemble courses have auditions, which are run like a class. Auditions are required regardless of whether a student enrolls in the course for academic or PE credit.
  • Description of Ensemble Courses
  • Audition Schedule Note: You may also select the "Course URL" beneath the Ensemble course title to see the audition schedule.
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ENSEMBLE Audition and Rehearsal Schedule

FALL 2015 ENSEMBLE REHEARSAL SCHEDULES
(Auditions are generally run like a class. Additional Ensembles in Modern, African, Jazz, and Hip-hop are offered in the Spring)

Modern Ensemble
Choreographer: Vicky Shick

Weekend intensives: Oct 24-25, Oct 31-Nov 1, Nov 13-14, 20-21, Dec 5 and 1 one hour meeting in the two weeks when the choreographer is not on campus.
Audition: SATURDAY, 9/12, Noon Pem Studio.

Ballet Ensemble
Choreographer: R. Colby Damon

Tuesdays and Thursdays 7:10-8:45
Audition: THURSDAY, 9/3, 7:10 PM PEM Studio

PLEASE NOTE:  Students in these works must commit to full attendance at rehearsals and performance in the Spring Dance Concert on Saturday and Sunday, April 23 and 24 plus the mainstage rehearsals that precede the performances. There will be no rehearsal or performance on Friday, April 22, the first night of Passover. Any drops must occur within the first two weeks of rehearsals.

Dance Outreach Ensemble
( Dance Outreach Ensemble tours regional schools with lec-dem and performance program at the end of the Fall semester.  Students must commit to rehearsal attendance and performance dates as given during the information session.)
Choreographer: Madeline Cantor

Mondays and Wednesdays 4:10-5:30
Information session: WEDNESDAY, 9/2, 4:10 PM PEM Studio
Contact professor Cantor if interested - mcantor@brynmawr.edu

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Course Levels

  • Beginning level classes, African, Hip-hop, and Gesture of Dance are open to all levels of experience; Intermediate levels generally require 1.5 to 2 years of work in that technique, Advanced levels and most Dance Ensembles presuppose a minimum of 3-5 years of prior dance training.
  • Pointe instruction** – a half hour of optional pointe work follows the Ballet III class at 8:30 PM for those with prior pointe training who attend the class regularly. Participation is at the discretion of the instructor. When there is insufficient interest, the class will be extended to 8:45 PM or repertory will be taught. Advanced pointe students can take barre and center of class on point but only at the discretion or the instructor.

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Courses offered for academic credit

This page displays the schedule of Bryn Mawr courses in this department for this academic year. It also displays descriptions of courses offered by the department during the last four academic years.

For information about courses offered by other Bryn Mawr departments and programs or about courses offered by Haverford and Swarthmore Colleges, please consult the Course Guides page.

For information about the Academic Calendar, including the dates of first and second quarter courses, please visit the College's master calendar.

Fall 2015

COURSE TITLE SCHEDULE/
UNITS
MEETING TYPE TIMES/DAYS LOCATION INSTR(S)
ARTD B136-001 Introduction to Dance Techniques I: Modern Semester / 0.5 Lecture: 12:10 PM- 1:00 PM MW Pembroke Studio Cantor,M., Caruso Haviland,L.
ARTD B137-001 Introduction to Dance Techniques I: Ballet Semester / 0.5 Lecture: 11:10 AM-12:00 PM MW Pembroke Studio Cantor,M., Caruso Haviland,L.
ARTD B138-001 Introduction to Dance Techniques II: Modern Semester / 0.5 Lecture: 12:10 PM- 1:00 PM MW Pembroke Studio Cantor,M., Caruso Haviland,L.
ARTD B139-001 Introduction to Dance Techniques II: Ballet Semester / 0.5 Lecture: 11:10 AM-12:00 PM MW Pembroke Studio Cantor,M., Caruso Haviland,L.
ARTD B142-001 Dance Composition I Semester / 1 Lecture: 2:25 PM- 3:45 PM TTH Pembroke Studio Brick,D.
ARTD B230-001 Modern: Intermediate Technique Semester / 0.5 Lecture: 1:10 PM- 2:30 PM MW Pembroke Studio Shanahan,M.
ARTD B231-001 Ballet: Intermediate Technique Semester / 0.5 Lecture: 12:55 PM- 2:15 PM TTH Pembroke Studio Mintzer,L., Moss,C.
ARTD B232-001 Jazz: Intermediate Technique Semester / 0.5 Lecture: 5:40 PM- 7:00 PM MW Pembroke Studio Goodman,Y.
ARTD B330-001 Modern: Advanced Technique Semester / 0.5 Lecture: 4:10 PM- 5:30 PM TTH Pembroke Studio Malcolm-Naib,R.
ARTD B331-001 Ballet: Advanced Technique Semester / 0.5 Lecture: 7:10 PM- 9:00 PM MW Pembroke Studio Brown,K., Mintzer,L., Moss,C.
ARTD B342-001 Advanced Choreography Semester / 0.5,1
ARTD B345-001 Dance Ensemble: Modern Semester / 0.5
ARTD B346-001 Dance Ensemble: Ballet Semester / 0.5 LEC: 7:10 PM- 8:45 PM TTH Pembroke Studio Damon,R.
ARTD B349-001 Dance Ensemble: Dance Outreach Project Semester / 0.5 LEC: 4:10 PM- 5:30 PM MW Pembroke Studio Cantor,M.
ARTD B390-001 Senior Project/Thesis Semester / 0.5,1
ARTD B390-001 Senior Project/Thesis Semester / 0.5,1
ARTD B390-002 Senior Project/Thesis Semester / 0.5,1
ARTD B390-002 Senior Project/Thesis Semester / 0.5,1
ARTD B403-001 Supervised Work Semester / 0.5,1 Dept. staff, TBA
ARTD B403-001 Supervised Work Semester / 0.5,1 Dept. staff, TBA

Spring 2016

COURSE TITLE SCHEDULE/
UNITS
MEETING TYPE TIMES/DAYS LOCATION INSTR(S)
ARTD B136-001 Introduction to Dance Techniques I: Modern Semester / 0.5 Lecture: Date/Time TBA Pembroke Studio Cantor,M.
ARTD B137-001 Introduction to Dance Techniques I: Ballet Semester / 0.5 Lecture: Date/Time TBA Pembroke Studio Caruso Haviland,L.
ARTD B138-001 Introduction to Dance Techniques II: Modern Semester / 0.5 Lecture: Date/Time TBA Pembroke Studio Cantor,M.
ARTD B139-001 Introduction to Dance Techniques II: Ballet Semester / 0.5 Lecture: Date/Time TBA Pembroke Studio Caruso Haviland,L.
ARTD B230-001 Modern: Intermediate Technique Semester / 0.5 Lecture: Date/Time TBA Pembroke Studio Dept. staff, TBA
ARTD B231-001 Ballet: Intermediate Technique Semester / 0.5 Lecture: 12:55 PM- 2:15 PM TTH Pembroke Studio Dept. staff, TBA
ARTD B242-001 Dance Composition II Semester / 1 Lecture: 2:25 PM- 3:45 PM TTH Pembroke Studio Cantor,M.
ARTD B250-001 Performing the Political Body Semester / 1 Lecture: 7:10 PM- 9:30 PM T Goodhart Hall B Caruso Haviland,L.
ARTD B330-001 Modern: Advanced Technique Semester / 0.5 Lecture: 4:10 PM- 5:30 PM TTH Pembroke Studio Dept. staff, TBA
ARTD B331-001 Ballet: Advanced Technique Semester / 0.5 Lecture: Date/Time TBA Pembroke Studio Dept. staff, TBA
ARTD B342-001 Advanced Choreography Semester / 0.5,1 Lecture: Date/Time TBA Pembroke Studio Caruso Haviland,L.
ARTD B342-002 Advanced Choreography Semester / 0.5,1 Lecture: Date/Time TBA Cantor,M.
ARTD B345-001 Dance Ensemble: Modern Semester / 0.5
ARTD B390-001 Senior Project/Thesis Semester / 0.5,1 Lecture: Date/Time TBA Pembroke Studio Caruso Haviland,L.
ARTD B390-001 Senior Project/Thesis Semester / 0.5,1 Lecture: Date/Time TBA Pembroke Studio Caruso Haviland,L.
ARTD B390-002 Senior Project/Thesis Semester / 0.5,1 Lecture: Date/Time TBA Cantor,M.
ARTD B390-002 Senior Project/Thesis Semester / 0.5,1 Lecture: Date/Time TBA Cantor,M.
ARTD B403-001 Supervised Work Semester / 0.5,1 Dept. staff, TBA
ARTD B403-001 Supervised Work Semester / 0.5,1 Dept. staff, TBA

Fall 2016

(Class schedules for this semester will be posted at a later date.)

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Courses offered for PE Credit

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This page displays the schedule of Bryn Mawr courses in this department for this academic year. It also displays descriptions of courses offered by the department during the last four academic years.

For information about courses offered by other Bryn Mawr departments and programs or about courses offered by Haverford and Swarthmore Colleges, please consult the Course Guides page.

For information about the Academic Calendar, including the dates of first and second quarter courses, please visit the College's master calendar.

Fall 2015

COURSE TITLE SCHEDULE/
UNITS
MEETING TYPE TIMES/DAYS LOCATION INSTR(S)
PE(D) B101-001 Ballet: Beginning Technique Semester / 0 LEC: 11:10 AM-12:00 PM MW Pembroke Studio Caruso Haviland,L.
PE(D) B102-001 Ballet: Intermediate Technique Semester / 0 LEC: 12:55 PM- 2:15 PM TTH Pembroke Studio Mintzer,L.
PE(D) B103-001 Ballet: Advanced Technique Semester / 0 LEC: 7:10 PM- 9:00 PM MW Pembroke Studio Moss,C.
PE(D) B105-001 Modern: Beginning Technique Semester / 0 LEC: 12:10 PM- 1:00 PM MW Pembroke Studio Cantor,M.
PE(D) B106-001 Modern: Intermediate Technique Semester / 0 LEC: 1:10 PM- 2:30 PM MW Pembroke Studio Shanahan,M.
PE(D) B107-001 Modern: Advanced Technique Semester / 0 LEC: 4:10 PM- 5:30 PM TTH Pembroke Studio Malcolm-Naib,R.
PE(D) B110-001 Jazz: Intermediate Technique Semester / 0 LEC: 5:40 PM- 7:00 PM MW Pembroke Studio Goodman,Y.
PE(D) B111-001 Hip-hop Technique Semester / 0 LEC: 1:40 PM- 3:00 PM F Pembroke Studio Cotton,M.
PE(D) B112-001 African Dance Semester / 0 LEC: 5:40 PM- 7:00 PM T Denbigh Dance Studio Eubanks-Dixon,N.
PE(D) B126-001 Rhythm & Style Semester / 0 LEC: 4:10 PM- 5:30 PM M Denbigh Dance Studio Dept. staff, TBA
PE(D) B145-001 Dance Ensemble: Modern Semester / 0
PE(D) B146-001 Dance Ensemble: Ballet Semester / 0 LEC: 7:15 PM- 8:45 PM TTH Pembroke Studio Damon,R.
PE(D) B149-001 Dance Ensemble: Dance Outreach Semester / 0 LEC: 4:10 PM- 5:30 PM MW Pembroke Studio Cantor,M.
PE(D) B195-001 Movement for Theater Semester / 0
PE(D) B197-001 Directed Work in Dance Semester / 0
PE(D) B197-002 Directed Work in Dance Semester / 0

Spring 2016

(Class schedules for this semester will be posted at a later date.)

Fall 2016

(Class schedules for this semester will be posted at a later date.)

Academic Descriptions

2015-16 Catalog Data

ARTD B136 Introduction to Dance Techniques I: Modern Fall 2015, Spring 2016 Students enrolling in this course take one full semester of elementary modern dance and, in conjunction with the Dance Program, select another full semester technique course as well. The two courses together constitute .5 credit. Options for the second course are: Ballet: Beginning Technique; Rhythm and Style: introduction to tap and flamenco; African Dance; and Hip-hop. The schedule of these courses can be found on the Dance Program website www.brynmawr.edu/dance/courses/schedule.html. Students must attend the required number of technique class sessions; additional requirements for a passing grade include attendance at two mandatory lectures and one live dance performance and completion of three short writing assignments. In lieu of books, students will be assigned to see a dance performance (typical costs: $12-30) but may take advantage of free Tri-co performances. Offered on a Pass/Fail basis only. Course does not meet an Approach

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ARTD B137 Introduction to Dance Techniques I: Ballet Fall 2015, Spring 2016 Students enrolling in this course take one full semester of elementary ballet dance and, in conjunction with the Dance Program, select another full semester technique course as well. The two courses together constitute .5 credit. Options for the second course are: Ballet: Beginning Technique; Rhythm and Style: introduction to tap and flamenco; African Dance; and Hip-hop. The schedule of these courses can be found on the Dance Program website www.brynmawr.edu/dance/courses/schedule.html. Students must attend the required number of technique class sessions; additional requirements for a passing grade include attendance at two mandatory lectures and one live dance performance and completion of three short writing assignments. In lieu of books, students will be assigned to see a dance performance (typical costs: $12-30) but may take advantage of free Tri-co performances. Offered on a Pass/Fail basis only. Course does not meet an Approach

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ARTD B138 Introduction to Dance Techniques II: Modern Fall 2015, Spring 2016 Students enrolling in this course take one full semester of elementary modern dance and, in conjunction with the Dance Program, select another full semester technique course as well. The two courses together constitute .5 credit. Options for the second course vary by semester and may include: Ballet: Beginning Technique; Jazz: Beginning Technique; Tap: Beginning Technique; Social Dance: Salsa/Swing; or Movement Improvisation. The schedule of these courses can be found on the Dance Program website www.brynmawr.edu/dance/courses/schedule.html and, at the beginning of the semester, on BIONIC under Physical Education. Students must attend the required number of technique class sessions; additional requirements for a passing grade include attendance at and critique of one live dance event and a short paper on a topic selected in consultation with the faculty coordinator. Offered on a Pass/Fail basis only. Prerequisite: ARTD B136 or B137 Course does not meet an Approach

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ARTD B139 Introduction to Dance Techniques II: Ballet Fall 2015, Spring 2016 Students enrolling in this course take one full semester of elementary modern dance and, in conjunction with the Dance Program, select another full semester technique course as well. The two courses together constitute .5 credit. Options for the second course vary by semester and may include: Ballet: Beginning Technique; Jazz: Beginning Technique; Tap: Beginning Technique; Social Dance: Salsa/Swing; or Movement Improvisation. The schedule of these courses can be found on the Dance Program website www.brynmawr.edu/dance/courses/schedule.html and, at the beginning of the semester, on BIONIC under Physical Education. Students must attend the required number of technique class sessions; additional requirements for a passing grade include attendance at and critique of one live dance event and a short paper on a topic selected in consultation with the faculty coordinator. Offered on a Pass/Fail basis only. Prerequisite: ARTD B136 or B137

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ARTD B140 Approaches to Dance: Themes and Perspectives Not offered 2015-16 This course introduces students to dance as a multi-layered, significant and enduring human behavior that ranges from art to play, from ritual to politics and beyond. It engages students in the creative, critical and conceptual processes that emerge in response to the study of dance. It also explores the research potential that arises when other areas of academic inquiry, including criticism, ethnology, history and philosophy, interact with dance and dance scholarship. Lectures, discussion, film, video, and guest speakers are included. Writing Attentive Critical Interpretation (CI)

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ARTD B142 Dance Composition I Fall 2015 In this introduction to the art of making dances, an array of compositional tools and approaches is used to evolve and refine choreographic ideas. Basic concepts such as space, phrasing, timing, image, energy, density and partnering are introduced and explored alongside attention to the roles of inspiration and synthesis in the creative process. Improvisation is used to explore choreographic ideas and students learn to help and direct others in generating movement. Discussion of and feedback on weekly choreographic assignments and readings contributes to analyzing and refining choreography. Concurrent participation in any level technique course is required. Critical Interpretation (CI) Cross-listed as ARTT B142

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ARTD B145 Focus: Dance/Close Reading Not offered 2015-16 This is a focus course. Students will engage in a close reading of dance, using live dance performances as primary texts and setting these performances in critical and historical contexts through readings in dance criticism and theory, activities, discussion and media. Each week, students will apply their findings in organized field trips to live performances, selected from a range of genres, and will work through their responses in discussion and writing. Requires performance attendance on weekends. Writing Attentive Critical Interpretation (CI) Counts toward Praxis Program

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ARTD B223 Anthropology of Dance Not offered 2015-16 This course surveys ethnographic approaches to the study of global dance in a variety of contemporary and historical contexts, including contact improvisation, Argentinian tango, Kathak dance in Indian modernity, a range of traditional dances from Japan and China, capoeira in today's Brazil, and social dances in North America and Europe. Recognizing dance as a kind of shared cultural knowledge and drawing on theories and literature in anthropology, dance and related fields such as history, and ethnomusicology, we will examine dance's relationship to social structure, ethnicity, gender, spirituality and politics. Lectures, discussion, media, and fieldwork are included. Prerequisite: a course in anthropology or related discipline, or a dance lecture/seminar course, or permission of the instructor. Writing Attentive Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC) Critical Interpretation (CI) Cross-listed as ANTH B223

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ARTD B230 Modern: Intermediate Technique Fall 2015, Spring 2016 Intermediate level dance technique courses focus on expanding the movement vocabulary, on introducing movement phrases that are increasingly complex and demanding, and on further attention to motional dynamics and spatial contexts. Students at this level are also expected to begin demonstrating an intellectual and kinesthetic understanding of these technical challenges and their actual performance. Students will be evaluated on their openness and commitment to the learning process, increased understanding of the technique, and demonstration in class of their technical and stylistic progress as articulated within the field. Preparation: three semesters of beginning level modern, its equivalent, or permission of the instructor. Course does not meet an Approach

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ARTD B231 Ballet: Intermediate Technique Fall 2015, Spring 2016 Intermediate level dance technique courses focus on expanding the movement vocabulary, on introducing movement phrases that are increasingly complex and demanding, and on further attention to motional dynamics and spatial contexts. Students at this level are also expected to begin demonstrating an intellectual and kinesthetic understanding of these technical challenges and their actual performance. Students will be evaluated on their openness and commitment to the learning process, increased understanding of the technique, and demonstration in class of their technical and stylistic progress as articulated within the field. Preparation: three semesters of beginning level ballet, its equivalent, or permission of the instructor. Course does not meet an Approach

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ARTD B232 Jazz: Intermediate Technique Fall 2015 Intermediate level dance technique courses focus on expanding the movement vocabulary, on introducing movement phrases that are increasingly complex and demanding, and on further attention to motional dynamics and spatial contexts. Students at this level are also expected to begin demonstrating an intellectual and kinesthetic understanding of these technical challenges and their actual performance. Students will be evaluated on their openness and commitment to the learning process, increased understanding of the technique, and demonstration in class of their technical and stylistic progress as articulated within the field. Prerequisite: two semesters of beginning level jazz, its equivalent, or permission of the instructor Course does not meet an Approach

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ARTD B240 Dance History I: Roots of Western Theater Dance Not offered 2015-16 This course investigates the historic and cultural forces affecting the development and functions of pre-20th-century Western theater dance. It will consider nontheatrical forms and applications as well, but will give special emphasis to the development of theater dance forms within the context of their relationship to and impact on Western culture. The course, of necessity, will give some consideration as well to the impact of global interchange on the development of Western dance. It will also introduce students to a selection of traditional and more contemporary models of historiography with particular reference to the changing modes of documenting, researching and analyzing dance. In addition to lectures and discussion, the course will include film, video, slides, and some movement experiences. Writing Attentive Critical Interpretation (CI) Inquiry into the Past (IP) Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies

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ARTD B242 Dance Composition II Spring 2016 This course builds on work accomplished in Composition I and develops an understanding of and skill in the theory and craft of choreography. This includes deepening movement invention skills; exploring form and structure; investigating sources for sound, music, text and language; developing group design; and broadening critical understanding. Students will work on projects and will have some opportunity to revise and expand work. Readings and viewings will be assigned and related production problems will be considered. Concurrent participation in any level technique course is required. Pre-requisite: ARTD B142. Critical Interpretation (CI)

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ARTD B250 Performing the Political Body Spring 2016 This course explores how artists, activists, intellectuals and people in the street have used dance and performance to support political goals and ideologies or to perform social, political, or cultural interventions in the public sphere. From a wide range of possibilities across time and cultures we will focus on how dance as an embodied practice is an effective medium for analyzing ideologies and practices of power particularly with reference to gender, class, and ethnicity. Students will also investigate the body as an active agent of social change and political action. In addition to lectures and discussion, the course will include film, video, slides, guest lecturers and some easy movement exercises. A prior dance lecture/seminar course or a course in a relevant discipline e.g. gender studies, anthropology, sociology, history is recommended but not a prerequisite. Writing Attentive Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC) Critical Interpretation (CI) Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies

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ARTD B265 Dance, Migration and Exile Not offered 2015-16 Highlighting aesthetic, political, social and spiritual powers of dance as it travels, transforms, and is accorded meaning both domestically and transnationally, especially in situations of war and social and political upheaval, this course investigates the re-creation of heritage and the production of new traditions in refugee camps and in diaspora. Prerequisite: a Dance lecture/seminar course or a course in a relevant discipline such as anthropology, sociology, or Peace and Conflict Studies, or permission of the instructor. Writing Attentive Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC) Critical Interpretation (CI) Cross-listed as ANTH B265

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ARTD B310 Performing the City: Theorizing Bodies in Space Not offered 2015-16 Building on the premise that space is a concern in performance, choreography, architecture and urban planning, this course will interrogate relationships between (performing) bodies and (city) spaces. Using perspectives from dance and performance studies, urban studies and cultural geography, it will introduce space, spatiality and the city as material and theoretical concepts and investigate how moving and performing bodies and city spaces intersect in political, social and cultural contexts. Lectures, discussion of assigned readings, attendance at live performance and 2-3 field trips are included. Prerequisites: One Dance lecture/seminar course or one course in relevant discipline e.g. cities, anthropology, sociology or permission of the instructor. Writing Attentive Cross-listed as ARTT B310

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ARTD B318 Argentine Tango Not offered 2015-16 This course examines Argentine tango in anthropological perspective, from its origins among disenfranchised populations in late 19th century Río de la Plata society, its journey to the dance salons of Europe and New York, and ultimate transformation into local/ national symbol. Topics include: the performance of gender roles in tango lyrics, movement vocabulary, advertising images, stage performances, and films; the impact of globalization, fusion, and improvisation upon the development of tango music and dance; debates surrounding authenticity and cultural ownership; the commodification of memory and nostalgia in Argentine government, tourism, and industry promotional campaigns. Students will be introduced to basic tango dance vocabulary and etiquette in class, as well as through participant observation at Argentine tango events in the Philadelphia area. Prerequisites: ANTH B102, or permission of the instructor. Cross-listed as ANTH B318 Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies

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ARTD B330 Modern: Advanced Technique Fall 2015, Spring 2016 Advanced level technique courses continue to expand movement vocabulary and to introduce increasingly challenging movement phrases and repertory. Students are also expected to begin recognizing and incorporating the varied gestural and dynamic markers of styles and genres, with an eye to both developing their facility for working with various choreographic models and for beginning to mark out their individual movement preferences. These courses continue to focus on both the intellectual and kinesthetic understanding and command of technical challenges and their actual performance. Prerequisite: Two semesters of PE B107/ARTD B230: Modern: Intermediate Technique, its equivalent, or permission of the instructor.

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ARTD B331 Ballet: Advanced Technique Fall 2015, Spring 2016 Advanced level technique courses continue to expand movement vocabulary and to introduce increasingly challenging movement phrases and repertory. Students are also expected to begin recognizing and incorporating the varied gestural and dynamic markers of styles and genres, with an eye to both developing their facility for working with various choreographic models and for beginning to mark out their individual movement preferences. These courses continue to focus on both the intellectual and kinesthetic understanding and command of technical challenges and their actual performance. The last half hour of this class includes optional pointe work with permission of the instructor. Preparation: Minimum of three semesters of intermediate level ballet, its equivalent, or permission of the instructor.

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ARTD B342 Advanced Choreography Fall 2015, Spring 2016 Independent study in choreography under the guidance of the instructor. Students are expected to produce one major choreographic work and are responsible for all production considerations. Concurrent attendance in any level technique course is required. Pre-requisite: ARTD B242.

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ARTD B345 Dance Ensemble: Modern Fall 2015, Spring 2016 Dance ensembles are designed to offer students significant opportunities to develop dance technique, particularly in relationship to dance as a performance art. Students audition for entrance into individual ensembles. Original works choreographed by faculty or guest choreographers or works reconstructed / restaged from classic or contemporary repertories are rehearsed and performed in concert. Students are evaluated on their participation in rehearsals, their demonstration of full commitment and openness to the choreographic and performance processes both in terms of attitude and technical practice, and their achieved level of performance. This course is suitable for intermediate and advanced level dancers. Concurrent attendance in one technique class a week is required.

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ARTD B346 Dance Ensemble: Ballet Fall 2015 Dance ensembles are designed to offer students significant opportunities to develop dance technique, particularly in relationship to dance as a performance art. Students audition for entrance into individual ensembles. Original works choreographed by faculty or guest choreographers or works reconstructed / restaged from classic or contemporary repertories are rehearsed and performed in concert. Students are evaluated on their participation in rehearsals, their demonstration of full commitment and openness to the choreographic and performance processes both in terms of attitude and technical practice, and achievement of expected levels of performance. This course is suitable for intermediate and advanced level dancers. Concurrent attendance in at least one technique class per week is required.

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ARTD B347 Dance Ensemble: Jazz Not offered 2015-16 Dance ensembles are designed to offer students significant opportunities to develop dance technique, particularly in relationship to dance as a performance art. Students audition for entrance into individual ensembles. Original works choreographed by faculty or guest choreographers or works reconstructed / restaged from classic or contemporary repertories are rehearsed and performed in concert. Students are evaluated on their participation in rehearsals, their demonstration of full commitment and openness to the choreographic and performance processes both in terms of attitude and technical practice, and achievement of expected levels of performance This course is suitable for intermediate and advanced level dancers. Concurrent attendance in at least one technique class per week is required.

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ARTD B348 Dance Ensemble: African Not offered 2015-16 Dance ensembles are designed to offer students significant opportunities to develop dance technique, particularly in relationship to dance as a performance art. Students audition for entrance into individual ensembles. Original works choreographed by faculty or guest choreographers or works reconstructed / restaged from classic or contemporary repertories are rehearsed and performed in concert. Students are evaluated on their participation in rehearsals, their demonstration of full commitment and openness to the choreographic and performance processes both in terms of attitude and technical practice, and achievement of expected levels of performance. This course is suitable for intermediate and advanced level dancers. Concurrent attendance in at least one technique class per week is suggested.

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ARTD B349 Dance Ensemble: Dance Outreach Project Fall 2015 Dance Outreach Ensemble is a community-focused project in which students learn both a lecture-demonstration and a narrative dance work and tour this combined program to schools every Fall in the Philadelphia area, reaching 1500 to 2000 children each year. Dance Outreach introduces these children to dance through a program of original choreography that is supported by commissioned music and costuming as well. Interested students are expected to have some experience in a dance form or genre, enthusiasm for performance, and an interest in education in and through the arts. Students are selected after an initial group meeting and movement session in the Fall. Concurrent participation in at least one technique class per week is suggested.

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ARTD B350 Dance Ensemble: Special Topics
Section 001 (Spring 2015): Hip-Hop Not offered 2015-16 This is a topics course. The genre or style content of this ensemble varies. Dance ensembles are designed to offer students significant opportunities to develop dance technique, particularly in relationship to dance as a performance art. Students audition for entrance into individual ensembles. Original works choreographed by faculty or guest choreographers or works reconstructed / restaged from classic or contemporary repertories are rehearsed and performed in concert. Students are evaluated on their participation in rehearsals, their demonstration of full commitment and openness to the choreographic and performance processes both in terms of attitude and technical practice, and achievement of expected levels of performance. This course is suitable for intermediate and advanced level dancers. Concurrent attendance in at least one technique class per week is suggested.

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ARTD B390 Senior Project/Thesis Fall 2015, Spring 2016 Majors develop, in conjunction with a faculty advisor, a senior capstone experience that is complementary to and will expand and deepen their work and interests within the field of dance. This can range from a significant research or expository paper to a substantial choreographic work that will be supported in a full studio performance. Students who elect to do choreographic or performance work must also submit a portfolio (10 pages) of written work on dance. Work begins in the Fall semester and should be completed by the middle of the Spring semester. One outside evaluator will be invited to offer additional comment.

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ARTD B390 Senior Project/Thesis Fall 2015, Spring 2016 Majors develop, in conjunction with a faculty advisor, a senior capstone experience that is complementary to and will expand and deepen their work and interests within the field of dance. This can range from a significant research or expository paper to a substantial choreographic work that will be supported in a full studio performance. Students who elect to do choreographic or performance work must also submit a portfolio (10 pages) of written work on dance. Work begins in the Fall semester and should be completed by the middle of the Spring semester. One outside evaluator will be invited to offer additional comment.

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ARTD B403 Supervised Work Research in a particular topic of dance under the guidance of an instructor, resulting in a final paper or project. Permission of the instructor is required.
Current topic description: Human musculoskeletal anatomy class that applies anatomy to dance technique, performance of various kinds, and general movement. Covers muscles and bones, kinesiology, strengthening/stretching techniques, and injury identification/management. Theoretical knowledge supported with actual movement analysis in dance studio. Reading, quizzes, midterm, final.

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ARTD B403 Supervised Work Research in a particular topic of dance under the guidance of an instructor, resulting in a final paper or project. Permission of the instructor is required.

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PE Descriptions

2015-16 Catalog Data

PE(D) B101 Ballet: Beginning Technique Fall 2015 An introduction to the basic movement elements of classical ballet including work at the ballet barre and moving through space. Some historical context will be provided and students may learn simplified phrases from the ballet repertory as well. Beginning Level courses are open to all levels of experience. (Semester course, 2 PE credits) Cross-listed as ARTD B137

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PE(D) B102 Ballet: Intermediate Technique Fall 2015 Intermediate level dance technique courses focus on expanding the movement vocabulary, on introducing movement phrases that are increasingly complex and demanding, and on further attention to motional dynamics and spatial contexts. Students at this level are also expected to begin demonstrating an intellectual and kinesthetic understanding of these technical challenges and their actual performance. Students will be evaluated on their openness and commitment to the learning process, increased understanding of the technique, and demonstration in class of their technical and stylistic progress as articulated within the field. Suggested Preparation: 3 semesters of Ballet: Beginning Technique or the equivalent or the permission of the instructor. (Semester course, 2 PE credits) Cross-listed as ARTD B231

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PE(D) B103 Ballet: Advanced Technique Fall 2015 Advanced level technique courses continue to expand movement vocabulary and to introduce increasingly challenging movement phrases and repertory. Students are also expected to begin recognizing and incorporating the varied gestural and dynamic markers of styles and genres, with an eye to both developing their facility for working with various choreographic models and for beginning to mark out their individual movement preferences. There is also a continuing emphasis on cultivating the relationship between an intellectual and kinesthetic understanding and command of technical challenges and their actual performance. (Semester course, 2 PE credits) Cross-listed as ARTD B331

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PE(D) B105 Modern: Beginning Technique Fall 2015 An introduction to modern dance technique focusing on the use of space, rhythm, dynamics, weight and expression. Students will work through a range of exercises and movement phrases that develop an awareness of movement possibilities as well as basic movement skills such as strength, flexibility and balance, that they will need for their dancing. Level I courses are open to all levels of experience. (Semester course, 2 PE credits) Cross-listed as ARTD B136

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PE(D) B106 Modern: Intermediate Technique Fall 2015 Intermediate level dance technique courses focus on expanding the movement vocabulary, on introducing movement phrases that are increasingly complex and demanding, and on further attention to motional dynamics and spatial contexts. Students at this level are also expected to begin demonstrating an intellectual and kinesthetic understanding of these technical challenges and their actual performance. Students will be evaluated on their openness and commitment to the learning process, increased understanding of the technique, and demonstration in class of their technical and stylistic progress as articulated within the field. Suggested Preparation: 2 semesters of Modern or Ballet or Jazz: Beginning Technique, or the equivalent, or the permission of the instructor. (Semester course, 2 PE credits) Cross-listed as ARTD B230

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PE(D) B107 Modern: Advanced Technique Fall 2015 Advanced level technique courses continue to expand movement vocabulary and to introduce increasingly challenging movement phrases and repertory. Students are also expected to begin recognizing and incorporating the varied gestural and dynamic markers of styles and genres, with an eye to both developing their facility for working with various choreographic models and for beginning to mark out their individual movement preferences. There is also a continuing emphasis on cultivating the relationship between an intellectual and kinesthetic understanding and command of technical challenges and their actual performance. (Semester course, 2 PE credits) Cross-listed as ARTD B330

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PE(D) B108 Jazz: Beginning Technique Not offered 2015-16 An introduction to the basic movement elements of jazz dance styles including the development of the necessary skills for moving dynamically through space, with rhythm and expression. The course uses a variety of contemporary music and focuses on both high energy and more subtle uses of movement. (Semester course, 2 PE credits)

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PE(D) B110 Jazz: Intermediate Technique Fall 2015 Intermediate level dance technique courses focus on expanding the movement vocabulary, on introducing movement phrases that are increasingly complex and demanding, and on further attention to motional dynamics and spatial contexts. Students at this level are also expected to begin demonstrating an intellectual and kinesthetic understanding of these technical challenges and their actual performance. Students will be evaluated on their openness and commitment to the learning process, increased understanding of the technique, and demonstration in class of their technical and stylistic progress as articulated within the field. (Semester course, 2 PE credits) Cross-listed as ARTD B232

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PE(D) B111 Hip-hop Technique Fall 2015 Students learn basic movements from Hip-hop, funk, breakin' and other contemporary urban styles. The course aims to expand the student's dance skills while increasing their knowledge of the history of hip-hop and providing a more sophisticated understanding of the potential of hip hop as an art and social form. (Full Semester, 2 PE Credits)

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PE(D) B112 African Dance Fall 2015 This course explores the movement and rhythms of African Dance and aims not only to develop the necessary skills but also to deepen the student's kinesthetic, aesthetic and cultural awareness of the power of African dance forms. (Semester Class, 2 PE Credits)

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PE(D) B116F Salsa - First Half Not offered 2015-16 This course teaches the steps, moves and rhythms of basic Salsa dancing. (Quarter Class, 1 PE Credit)

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PE(D) B117F Classical Indian Dance - First Half Not offered 2015-16 This course introduces basic stances, postures, gestures, and phrases, from the classical Bharata Natyam style and cultivates the musicality and expressivity important to the form. Students will learn excerpts from the repertory within their historical and cultural contexts. (Quarter Class, 1 PE Credit)

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PE(D) B118F Movement Improvisation - First Half Not offered 2015-16 Exercises and movement problems that generate ideas and establish parameters are utilized to encourage free and creative exploration of movement elements such as space, weight, shape, stillness, dynamics and time. Group and solo decision making while moving lead students into new and unexpected ways of making movement and dance. (Quarter Class, 1 PE Credit)

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PE(D) B121 Tap: Beginning Technique Not offered 2015-16 An introduction to street tap or hoofing, a uniquely US and long standing Philadelphia form of tap that focuses on rhythms and sounds produced by the dancers taps. Both fun and energetic, this form also cultivates listening and rhythmic skills. (Semester Class, 2 PE Credits)

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PE(D) B121S Tap: Beginning Technique - Second Half Not offered 2015-16 An introduction to street tap or hoofing, a uniquely US and long standing Philadelphia form of tap that focuses on rhythms and sounds produced by the dancers taps. Both fun and energetic, this form also cultivates listening and rhythmic skills. (Quarter Class, 1 PE Credit)

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PE(D) B123S Tap: Intermediate Technique - Second Half Not offered 2015-16 This course focuses on expanding basic skills in street tap or hoofing, a uniquely US and long standing Philadelphia form of tap that focuses on rhythms and sounds produced by the dancers taps. Both fun and energetic, this form also cultivates listening and rhythmic skills. Pre-requisite: introductory level course in tap or equivalent. (Quarter Course, 1 PE Credit)

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PE(D) B125S Swing Dance - Second Half Not offered 2015-16 The basic dance and partnering moves needed to take part in Swing or Lindy dancing. (Quarter Class, 1 PE Credit)

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PE(D) B126 Rhythm & Style Fall 2015 Learn Tap and Flamenco in the same semester! One half you will get an introduction to street tap or hoofing, a uniquely US and long standing Philadelphia form of tap that focuses on rhythms and sounds produced by the dancers taps. Both fun and energetic, this form also cultivates listening and rhythmic skills. The second half you will learn the asic postures, rhythms, foot and hand percussion that are central to Flamenco dance. (Semester Course, 2 PE Credits)

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PE(D) B127 Social Dance Forms: Salsa/Intro to Social Dance
Section 001 (Spring 2015): Intro to Social Dance and Salsa Not offered 2015-16 This course teaches the steps, moves and rhythms of social or ballroom dance. The first half introduces other basic dances such as cha-cha, swing dance, waltz, etc.; the second half focuses on the Salsa. (Semester course, 2 PE credits)

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PE(D) B128 Contemporary Floor Technique Not offered 2015-16 This course will explore techniques of moving, sliding, inverting and traveling through space without ever standing upright. It will challengethe way you are used to moving, build abdominal and upper body strength, and invite you to explore how your mind and body work while learning long movement phrases on the ground. Knee pads required. Some available through the Dance Program. For intermediate level dancers and above. (Quarter Course, 1 PE Unit)

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PE(D) B129 The Gesture of Dance: Intro to Classical Indian/Hula and Polynesian Not offered 2015-16 In every culture, human gesture is a means of conveying stories or ideas, emotional states, or images from nature. This course introduces students to two dance forms that value and incorporate beautiful and meaningful gestures, the Hula and Classical Indian dance. Students will also learn basic postures, foot patterns, and both the slow and vigorous rhythms that together comprise these dance forms. (Semester Course, 2 PE Credits)

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PE(D) B145 Dance Ensemble: Modern Fall 2015 Dance ensembles are offered in Ballet, Modern, Jazz, African, and Dance Outreach and are designed to offer students significant opportunities to develop dance technique, particularly in relationship to dance as a performance art. Students audition for entrance into individual ensembles. Original works choreographed by faculty or guest choreographers or works reconstructed / restaged from classic or contemporary repertories are rehearsed and performed in concert. Students are evaluated on their participation in rehearsals, their demonstration of full commitment and openness to the choreographic and performance processes both in terms of attitude and technical practice, and their achieved level of performance. This course is suitable for intermediate and advanced level dancers. (Semester course, 2 PE credits) Cross-listed as ARTD B345

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PE(D) B146 Dance Ensemble: Ballet Fall 2015 Dance ensembles are offered in Ballet, Modern, Jazz, African, and Dance Outreach and are designed to offer students significant opportunities to develop dance technique, particularly in relationship to dance as a performance art. Students audition for entrance into individual ensembles. Original works choreographed by faculty or guest choreographers or works reconstructed / restaged from classic or contemporary repertories are rehearsed and performed in concert. Students are evaluated on their participation in rehearsals, their demonstration of full commitment and openness to the choreographic and performance processes both in terms of attitude and technical practice, and their achieved level of performance. This course is suitable for intermediate and advanced level dancers. (Semester course, 2 PE credits) Cross-listed as ARTD B346

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PE(D) B147 Dance Ensemble: Jazz Not offered 2015-16 Dance ensembles are offered in Ballet, Modern, Jazz, African, and Dance Outreach and are designed to offer students significant opportunities to develop dance technique, particularly in relationship to dance as a performance art. Students audition for entrance into individual ensembles. Original works choreographed by faculty or guest choreographers or works reconstructed / restaged from classic or contemporary repertories are rehearsed and performed in concert. Students are evaluated on their participation in rehearsals, their demonstration of full commitment and openness to the choreographic and performance processes both in terms of attitude and technical practice, and their achieved level of performance. This course is suitable for intermediate and advanced level dancers. (Semester course, 2 PE credits) Cross-listed as ARTD B347

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PE(D) B148 Dance Ensemble: African Not offered 2015-16 Dance ensembles are offered in Ballet, Modern, Jazz, African, and Dance Outreach and are designed to offer students significant opportunities to develop dance technique, particularly in relationship to dance as a performance art. Students audition for entrance into individual ensembles. Original works choreographed by faculty or guest choreographers or works reconstructed / restaged from classic or contemporary repertories are rehearsed and performed in concert. Students are evaluated on their participation in rehearsals, their demonstration of full commitment and openness to the choreographic and performance processes both in terms of attitude and technical practice, and their achieved level of performance. This course is suitable for intermediate and advanced level dancers. (Semester course, 2 PE credits) Cross-listed as ARTD B348

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PE(D) B149 Dance Ensemble: Dance Outreach Fall 2015 Dance ensembles are offered in Ballet, Modern, Jazz, African, and Dance Outreach and are designed to offer students significant opportunities to develop dance technique, particularly in relationship to dance as a performance art. Students audition for entrance into individual ensembles. Original works choreographed by faculty or guest choreographers or works reconstructed / restaged from classic or contemporary repertories are rehearsed and performed in concert. Students are evaluated on their participation in rehearsals, their demonstration of full commitment and openness to the choreographic and performance processes both in terms of attitude and technical practice, and their achieved level of performance. This course is suitable for intermediate and advanced level dancers. (Semester course, 2 PE credits) Cross-listed as ARTD B349

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PE(D) B150 Dance Ensemble: Special Topics
Section 001 (Spring 2015): Hip Hop Not offered 2015-16 Dance ensembles are designed to offer students significant opportunities to develop dance technique, particularly in relationship to dance as a performance art. Students audition for entrance into individual ensembles. Original works choreographed by faculty or guest choreographers or works reconstructed / restaged from classic or contemporary repertories are rehearsed and performed in concert. Students are evaluated on their participation in rehearsals, their demonstration of full commitment and openness to the choreographic and performance processes both in terms of attitude and technical practice, and their achieved level of performance. This course is suitable for intermediate and advanced level dancers. (8-week course, 1 PE credit)

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PE(D) B195 Movement for Theater Fall 2015 Students must be performing in a faculty-directed Theater Program production. This course can fulfill up to two Physical Education credits but not concurrently with taking it for academic credit. Permission of Theater Director is required. (Semester Course, 2 PE Credits)

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PE(D) B196 Dance Composition Lab Not offered 2015-16 Students rehearse and perform as dancers for Dance Composition II student works. (Semester Class, 2 PE Credits)

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PE(D) B197 Directed Work in Dance Fall 2015 This course can fulfill up to two Physical Education credits. Permission of Dance Program is required. (Semester Course, 2 PE Credits)

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