Class Schedule

Student at ballet barre

FALL  2014 Dance Course Schedule -
Please note that you CANNOT REGISTER for dance technique or ensemble courses for PE CREDIT until registration reopens in the Fall, when you will find them on BIONIC under "Physical Education." 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 for your information. Note that some of the level I and open level courses can be taken for academic credit through "Introduction to Dance Techniques" as indicated in the academic course descriptions.

SCHEDULE - Technique and Ensemble course schedule is the same for PE or Academic credit.  Additional courses in Dance (Composition, Choreography, Anthropology of Dance, etc. are listed further down) Composition, Seminar/Lecture courses, and Ensemble auditions begin the week of September 2nd; technique classes and ensemble rehearsals begin the week of September 8th.

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
FALL 2014

SEMINAR, CHOREOGRAPHY, PERFORMANCE AND TECHNIQUE COURSES FOR ACADEMIC CREDIT. For FULL INFORMATION on these courses, please visit the BIONIC TriCollege Course Guide

ARTDB142001            Dance Composition I
ARTDB223001            Anthropology of Dance (cross-listed with Anthropology)
ARTDB342001            Advanced Choreography
ARTDB345001            Dance Ensemble: Modern with Linda Caruso Haviland
ARTDB346001            Dance Ensemble: Ballet with Meredith Rainey
ARTDB390001            Senior Project/Thesis        
ARTDB403001            Supervised Work in Dance
ARTDB 136-139         Introduction to Dance Technique
{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.}
ARTDB230001            Modern: Intermediate Technique
ARTDB231001            Ballet: Intermediate Technique
ARTDB232001            Jazz: Intermediate Technique
ARTDB330001            Modern: Advanced Technique
ARTDB331001            Ballet: Advanced Technique

 


SPRING 2014 Dance Technique Course Schedule -

Beginning Technique: Ballet (Ballet I)

MW 11:00AM-12:00 PM

Chisena

PEMSTD
Intermed Technique: Ballet (Ballet II) TTH 12:45-2:15 PM Mintzer PEMSTD
Adv Technique: Ballet (Ballet III)  optional pointe at discretion of instructor MW 7:00-9:00 PM Moss-Thorne/TBA PEMSTD
Beginning Technique: Modern (Modern I) MW 12:00-1:00 PM Kiefer-Stark PEMSTD
Intermed Technique: Modern  (Modern II) MW 1:00-2:30 PM

Cantor

PEMSTD
Adv Technique: Modern (Modern III) TTH 4:00-5:30 Ellmore-Tallitsch/Chun-Manning PEMSTD
Beginning Technique: Jazz (Jazz I) MW 5:30-6:30 PM Goodman PEMSTD
Movement Improvisation (8 weeks) TH 6:30-8:00 PM Stortz DENBSTD

Social Dance: Salsa/    

Social dance: Introduction (ballroom forms--waltz, cha-cha, jive, etc.)

Half semester of each

W  4:30-6:00 PM

Colon/

Butryn and Rhinhart

DENBSTD
Hip Hop Ensemble [audition F 1/24 @ 4:00 in PEM] note: can now be taken for PE OR Academic credit. WF 4:00-5:30 PM Cotton PEMSTD
African Ensemble
[audition Tuesday 1/21 @ 5:30 in PEM]
T 5:30-8:00 PM Eubanks-Dixon PEMSTD
Jazz Ensemble
[audition Thursday 1/23 @ 8:00 in PEM]
TTH 8:00-9:30 PM Bazell PEMSTD

Modern Ensemble
[audition Thursday 1/23 @ 4:00 in PEM]

Students who are accepted into the ensemble must be able to attend the first 6 classes of  Adv. Modern

Weekend intensives: Feb 14-16, 22-23, Mar 1; followed by weekly rehearsal Mon 4-5:30

Students will learn a historical work, ''Steps in the Street'' (1936) from the repertory of the renowned dance artist and choreographer, Martha Graham.

Conley PEMSTD

2nd half semester March 17 - May 1

Ballet (beginning, intermediate and advanced); Modern (beginning, intermediate and advanced); and the ensembles continue across the semester.  Social Dance continues but changes from salsa to an introduction to the basic forms such as cha-cha, swing, etc.  Movement improvisation continues for 2 more weeks (8 weeks total). One new course, below.

Tap II M 4-5:30 Karon DENBIGH
 

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 students can register for courses for Physical Education credit during the first week of classes. These courses are posted on tri-co under “Physical Education” towards the bottom of the list during the first week of the semester.They are listed below the week after pre-registration.
  • 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.
  • Haverford and Swarthmore students can register for courses for Physical Education credit at the first class.

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.

Rehearsal Schedule

Modern Ensemble/Fall 2014 will rehearse on Mondays and Wednesdays 4:10-5:30 PM.
Ballet Ensemble/Fall 2014 will rehearse on Tuesdays from 7:10-9:30 PM.

Click on "Auditions" for more information

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 2014

COURSE TITLE SCHEDULE/
UNITS
MEETING TYPE TIMES/DAYS LOCATION INSTRUCTOR(S)
ARTD B136-001 Introduction to Dance Techniques I: Modern Semester / 0.5 Lecture: 12:10 PM- 1:00 PM MW Pembroke Studio Caruso Haviland,L., Stark,K.
ARTD B137-001 Introduction to Dance Techniques I: Ballet Semester / 0.5 Lecture: 11:10 AM-12:00 PM MW Pembroke Studio Caruso Haviland,L., Chisena,M.
ARTD B138-001 Introduction to Dance Techniques II: Modern Semester / 0.5 Lecture: 12:10 PM- 1:00 PM MW Pembroke Studio Caruso Haviland,L., Stark,K.
ARTD B139-001 Introduction to Dance Techniques II: Ballet Semester / 0.5 Lecture: 11:10 AM-12:00 PM MW Pembroke Studio Caruso Haviland,L., Chisena,M.
ARTD B142-001 Dance Composition I Semester / 1 Lecture: 2:25 PM- 3:45 PM TTH Pembroke Studio Brick,D.
ARTD B223-001 Anthropology of Dance Semester / 1 LEC: 7:10 PM- 9:30 PM T Goodhart Hall B Vriend,L.
ARTD B230-001 Modern: Intermediate Technique Semester / 0.5 Lecture: 1:10 PM- 2:30 PM MW Pembroke Studio Murphy,S.
ARTD B231-001 Ballet: Intermediate Technique Semester / 0.5 Lecture: 12:55 PM- 2:15 PM TTH Pembroke Studio 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 Mintzer,L.
ARTD B342-001 Advanced Choreography Semester / 0.5,1
ARTD B345-001 Dance Ensemble: Modern Semester / 0.5 Lecture: 4:10 PM- 5:30 PM MW Pembroke Studio Caruso Haviland,L.
ARTD B346-001 Dance Ensemble: Ballet Semester / 0.5 LEC: 7:10 PM- 9:30 PM T Rainey,M.
ARTD B390-001 Senior Project/Thesis Semester / 0.5,1 Lecture: Date/Time TBA Caruso Haviland,L.
ARTD B390-001 Senior Project/Thesis Semester / 0.5,1 Lecture: Date/Time TBA Caruso Haviland,L.
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 2015

COURSE TITLE SCHEDULE/
UNITS
MEETING TYPE TIMES/DAYS LOCATION INSTRUCTOR(S)
ARTD B136-001 Introduction to Dance Techniques I: Modern Semester / 0.5
ARTD B137-001 Introduction to Dance Techniques I: Ballet Semester / 0.5
ARTD B138-001 Introduction to Dance Techniques II: Modern Semester / 0.5
ARTD B139-001 Introduction to Dance Techniques II: Ballet Semester / 0.5
ARTD B140-001 Approaches to Dance: Themes and Perspectives Semester / 1
ARTD B145-001 Focus: Dance- Close Reading Semester / 0.5
ARTD B230-001 Modern: Intermediate Technique Semester / 0.5
ARTD B231-001 Ballet: Intermediate Technique Semester / 0.5 LEC: 12:55 PM- 2:15 PM TTH Pembroke Studio
ARTD B242-001 Dance Composition II Semester / 1 LEC: 2:25 PM- 3:45 PM TTH Pembroke Studio Cantor,M.
ARTD B330-001 Modern: Advanced Technique Semester / 0.5 LEC: 4:10 PM- 5:30 PM TTH Pembroke Studio
ARTD B331-001 Ballet: Advanced Technique Semester / 0.5 LEC: 7:10 PM- 9:00 PM MW Pembroke Studio
ARTD B342-001 Advanced Choreography Semester / 0.5,1
ARTD B345-001 Dance Ensemble: Modern: Steps in the Street Semester / 0.5
ARTD B346-001 Dance Ensemble: Ballet Semester / 0.5
ARTD B347-001 Dance Ensemble: Jazz Semester / 0.5
ARTD B348-001 Dance Ensemble: African Semester / 0.5
ARTD B350-001 Dance Ensemble: Special Topics Semester / 0.5
ARTD B390-001 Senior Project/Thesis Semester / 0.5,1
ARTD B390-001 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

Fall 2015

(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 2014

COURSE TITLE SCHEDULE/
UNITS
MEETING TYPE TIMES/DAYS LOCATION INSTRUCTOR(S)
PE(D) B101-001 Ballet: Beginning Technique Semester / 0 LEC: 11:10 AM-12:00 PM MW Pembroke Studio Dept. staff, TBA
PE(D) B102-001 Ballet: Intermediate Technique Semester / 0 LEC: 12:55 PM- 2:15 PM TTH Pembroke Studio Dept. staff, TBA
PE(D) B103-001 Ballet: Advanced Technique Semester / 0 LEC: 7:10 PM- 9:00 PM MW Pembroke Studio Dept. staff, TBA
PE(D) B105-001 Modern: Beginning Technique Semester / 0 LEC: 12:10 PM- 1:00 PM MW Pembroke Studio Dept. staff, TBA
PE(D) B106-001 Modern: Intermediate Technique Semester / 0 LEC: 1:10 PM- 2:30 PM MW Pembroke Studio Dept. staff, TBA
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 Dept. staff, TBA
PE(D) B111-001 Hip-hop Technique Semester / 0 LEC: 1:40 PM- 3:00 PM F Pembroke Studio Cotton,E.
PE(D) B112-001 African Dance Semester / 0 LEC: 5:40 PM- 7:00 PM T Pembroke Studio Eubanks-Dixon,N.
PE(D) B129-001 The Gesture of Dance: Intro to Classical Indian/Hula and Polynesian Semester / 0 LEC: 4:10 PM- 6:00 PM T Denbigh Dance Studio
PE(D) B145-001 Dance Ensemble: Modern Semester / 0 LEC: 4:10 PM- 5:30 PM MW Pembroke Studio Caruso Haviland,L.
PE(D) B146-001 Dance Ensemble: Ballet Semester / 0 LEC: 7:10 PM- 9:30 PM T Pembroke Studio Dept. staff, TBA
PE(D) B195-001 Movement for Theater Semester / 0 LEC: Date/Time TBA Caruso Haviland,L.
PE(D) B197-001 Directed Work in Dance Semester / 0 LEC: Date/Time TBA Caruso Haviland,L.

Spring 2015

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

Fall 2015

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

Academic Descriptions

2014-15 Catalog Data

ARTD B136 Introduction to Dance Techniques I: Modern Fall 2014, Spring 2015 Students enrolling in this course take one full semester of elementary modern dance and, with approval from 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; The Gesture of Dance: Classical Indian/Polynesian Hula; African Dance; Hip-hop; Jazz: Beginning Technique; Social Dance; Movement Improvisation and Intro to Tap. 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 two mandatory lectures and one live dance performance and completion of three short writing assignments. 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 2014, Spring 2015 Students enrolling in this course take one full semester of elementary modern dance and, with approval from 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: Modern: Beginning Technique; The Gesture of Dance: Classical Indian/Polynesian Hula; African Dance; Hip-hop; Jazz: Beginning Technique; Social Dance; Movement Improvisation and Intro to Tap. 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 two mandatory lectures and one live dance performance and completion of three short writing assignments. 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 2014, Spring 2015 Students enrolling in this course take one full semester of elementary modern dance and, with approval from 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: Modern: Beginning Technique; The Gesture of Dance: Classical Indian/Polynesian Hula; African Dance; Hip-hop; Jazz: Beginning Technique; Social Dance: Swing and Salsa; Movement Improvisation and Intro to Tap. 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. Course does not meet an Approach

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ARTD B139 Introduction to Dance Techniques II: Ballet Fall 2014, Spring 2015 Students enrolling in this course take one full semester of elementary modern dance and, with approval from 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: Modern: Beginning Technique; The Gesture of Dance: Classical Indian/Polynesian Hula; African Dance; Hip-hop; Jazz: Beginning Technique; Social Dance: Swing and Salsa; Movement Improvisation and Intro to Tap. 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.

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ARTD B140 Approaches to Dance: Themes and Perspectives Spring 2015 This course introduces students to dance as a multi-layered, significant and enduring human behavior that ranges from art to play to 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 2014 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 attendance 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 Spring 2015 This is a focus course. Students will engage in a closer 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, lectures and discussion, and media. Each week, students will consider focused questions and work through practical and analytical tasks related to critical seeing. They will apply their findings in organized field trips, where they will view a live performance, selected from a range of genres, and work through their responses in discussion and writing. Writing Attentive Critical Interpretation (CI) Counts toward Praxis Program

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ARTD B223 Anthropology of Dance Fall 2014 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 2014, Spring 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: Three semesters of PE B105, ARTD B136: Intro to Dance Tech 1: Modern, its equivalent, or permission of the instructor. Course does not meet an Approach

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ARTD B231 Ballet: Intermediate Technique Fall 2014, Spring 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: Three semesters of PE B101, ARTD B137: Intro to Dance Tech 1: Ballet, its equivalent, or permission of the instructor. Course does not meet an Approach

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ARTD B232 Jazz: Intermediate Technique Fall 2014 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: Three semesters of PE B108: Jazz: Beginning Technique, 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 2014-15 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 B241 Dance History II: A History of Contemporary Western Theater Dance Not offered 2014-15 This course investigates the history of dance with particular emphasis on its development in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries as a Western Theatre Art form within a broader context of global art and culture. The course investigates the historical and cultural forces that shape both the form and function of dance as well as the reciprocal relationship of dance to or impact on those same forces. Dance will be considered both chronologically and theoretically as cultural, social, aesthetic, and personal phenomena. The course will provide students with an introduction to both 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)

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ARTD B242 Dance Composition II Spring 2015 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 attendance in any level technique course is required. Pre-requisite: ARTD B142. Critical Interpretation (CI)

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ARTD B265 Dance, Migration and Exile Not offered 2014-15 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 2014-15 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. Critical Interpretation (CI) Cross-listed as ARTT B310

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ARTD B330 Modern: Advanced Technique Fall 2014, Spring 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.These courses continue to focus on both the intellectual and kinesthetic understanding and command of technical challenges and their actual performance. Suggested preparation: 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 2014, Spring 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. 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. Suggested preparation: Two semesters of PE B103/ARTD B231: Ballet: Intermediate Technique, its equivalent, or permission of the instructor.

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ARTD B342 Advanced Choreography Fall 2014, Spring 2015 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. Critical Interpretation (CI)

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ARTD B345 Dance Ensemble: Modern
Section 001 (Spring 2014): Steps in the Street
Section 001 (Spring 2015): Steps in the Street Fall 2014, Spring 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.
Current topic description: Students will learn a historical work from the repertory of the renowned dance artist and choreographer, Martha Graham. "Steps in the Street" was created in 1936 as a portrait of the human condition between two world wars. The piece, licensed through the Martha Graham Dance Company will be reconstructed by Jennifer Conley, a former member of both the Martha Graham Dance Company and Pearl Lang Dance Theatre. Students will need to attend six classes in the Graham technique offered in conjunction with the first three weeks of Advanced Technique: Modern Class.

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ARTD B346 Dance Ensemble: Ballet Fall 2014, Spring 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 Spring 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 B348 Dance Ensemble: African Spring 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 suggested.

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ARTD B349 Dance Ensemble: Dance Outreach Not offered 2014-15 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 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 B350 Dance Ensemble: Special Topics
Section 001 (Spring 2014): Hip-Hop Spring 2015 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 2014, Spring 2015 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 2014, Spring 2015 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.

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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.

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PE Descriptions

2014-15 Catalog Data

PE(D) B101 Ballet: Beginning Technique Fall 2014 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 2014 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 2014 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 2014 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 2014 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 2014 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 2014-15 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 2014 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 2014 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 2014 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 2014-15 This course teaches the steps, moves and rhythms of basic Salsa dancing. (Quarter Class, 1 PE Credit)

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PE(D) B116S Salsa - Second Half Not offered 2014-15 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 2014-15 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 2014-15 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) B120F Intro to Flamenco - First Half Not offered 2014-15 Students learn the basic postures, rhythms, foot and hand percussion that are central to Flamenco dance. (Quarter Class, 1 PE Credit)

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PE(D) B121F Tap: Beginning Technique - First Half Not offered 2014-15 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) B121S Tap: Beginning Technique - Second Half Not offered 2014-15 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) B122S Intro to Social Dance - Second Half Not offered 2014-15 Each week students are introduced to one of the dances from the Social Dance repertory including Rumba, Jive, Waltz, among others. (Quarter Class, 1 PE Credit)

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PE(D) B123S Tap: Intermediate Technique - Second Half Not offered 2014-15 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 2014-15 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 Not offered 2014-15 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 Not offered 2014-15 This course teaches the steps, moves and rhythms of social or ballroom dance. The first half focuses on Salsa; the second half introduces other basic dances such as cha-cha, swing dance, waltz, etc. (Semester course, 2 PE credits)

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PE(D) B128 Contemporary Floor Technique Not offered 2014-15 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 Fall 2014 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 2014 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 2014 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 2014-15 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 2014-15 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 Not offered 2014-15 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: Hip-Hop
Section 001 (Spring 2014): Hip Hop Not offered 2014-15 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 2014 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 2014-15 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 2014 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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