Spring 2018

  • Composition, Seminar/Lecture courses, and Ensemble auditions begin the week of Monday, January 22. 
  • Technique classes and ensemble rehearsals begin the week of Monday, January 29.
  • For details on registering, see FAQ.
Course Day & time Instructor Studio
       
Beginning Technique: Ballet​1
PEB 101 or through ARTD 137 
MW 11:10 - 12:00 pm Caruso Haviland Pem
Intermediate Technique: Ballet ​
ARTD 231 or PEB102  
TTH 12:55 - 2:15 pm Mintzer / D'Angelo Pem
Advanced Technique: Ballet 2
ARTD 331 or PEB 103​
MW 7:10 - 9:00 pm D'Angelo / Mintzer Pem
Beginning Technique: Modern1
PEB 105 or through ARTD 136
MW 12:10 - 1:00 pm Cantor Pem
Intermediate Technique: Modern
ARTD 230 or PEB 106 
TTH 11:25 - 12:45 pm TBA Pem
Advanced Technique: Modern
ARTD 330 or PEB 107
TTH 4:10 - 5:30 pm Formica Pem
Beginning Technique: Jazz
PEB 108
MW 5:40 - 6:30 pm Goodman Pem
Tap: Learning & Performing
PEB 131                                      
MON 4:10 - 5:30 pm Karon Denbigh
Social Dance: Salsa / Swing
PEB 127
WED 4:10 - 5:30 pm Card / Butryn & Reinhart Denbigh
Ensemble: Modern3
ARTD 345 or PEB 145
Audition on Wed., Jan. 24 at 4:10 pm
MW 4:10 - 5:30 pm Kiefer-Stark Pem
Ensemble: Jazz3
ARTD 347 or PEB 147
Audition on Thur., Jan. 25 at 5:40 pm
TU/TH 5:40 - 7:00 pm Gonzalez Pem
Ensemble: African3
ARTD 348 or PEB 148
Audition on Thur., Jan. 25 at 7:10 pm
TH 7:10 - 9:45 pm Jones Pem
Ensemble: Hip Hop3
ARTD 350 or PEB 150
Audition on Fri., Jan. 26 at 3:10 pm
FRI 3:10 - 5:30 pm Perry-Johnson Pem
Dance Composition: Elements and Craft
ARTD 144
TU/TH 2:25 - 3:45 pm Cantor Pem
Dance History II: A History of Contemporary Western Theater Dance
ARTD 241
TU 7:10 - 9:30 pm Caruso Haviland Goodhart B
Practical Anatomy: Bones, Muscles, Movement
ARTD 403-003
TU/TH 9:55 - 11:15 am Malcolm-Naib Goodhart B
Important Schedule Notes
1  Beginning Technique: Ballet or Modern, can be taken as a single course for Physical Education Credit or for academic credit through the Introduction to Dance Techniques courses in which beginning Ballet or Modern is paired with another beginning level course. Students who have completed ARTD136 or 137 and wish to take a second semester of Intro to Dance Techniques can register for ARTD 138 or 139. Contact Professor Cantor to register for these courses. (mcantor@brynmawr.edu). For an explanation of these courses, see
ARTD 136 Intro to Dance Techniques I: Modern
ARTD 137 Intro to Dance Techniques I: Ballet
ARTD 138 Intro to Dance Techniques II: Modern
ARTD 139 Intro to Dance Techniques II: Ballet
2  Last half hour of advanced ballet is optional pointe or repertory at the discretion of the instructor.
3  Students must be available for the Spring Concert, Fri/Sat, April 27/ 28 plus rehearsals earlier that week. One concurrent dance technique class session per week is strongly recommended.
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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 2017

COURSE TITLE SCHEDULE/
UNITS
MEETING TYPE TIMES/DAYS LOCATION INSTR(S)
ARTD B136-001Introduction to Dance Techniques I: ModernSemester / 0.5Lecture: 11:10 AM-12:00 PM MWPembroke StudioCantor,M.
ARTD B137-001Introduction to Dance Techniques I: BalletSemester / 0.5Lecture: 12:10 PM- 1:00 PM MWPembroke StudioCantor,M., D'Angelo,D.
ARTD B139-001Introduction to Dance Techniques II: BalletSemester / 0.5Lecture: 12:10 PM- 1:00 PM MWPembroke StudioCantor,M., D'Angelo,D.
ARTD B142-001Dance Composition: Process and PresenceSemester / 1Lecture: 2:25 PM- 3:45 PM TTHPembroke StudioBrick,D.
ARTD B230-001Modern: Intermediate TechniqueSemester / 0.5Lecture: 5:40 PM- 7:00 PM TTHPembroke StudioStortz,M.
ARTD B231-001Ballet: Intermediate TechniqueSemester / 0.5Lecture: 12:55 PM- 2:15 PM TTHPembroke StudioMintzer,L.
ARTD B232-001Jazz: Intermediate TechniqueSemester / 0.5LEC: 5:40 PM- 7:00 PM MWPembroke StudioGoodman,Y.
ARTD B267-001Diasporic Bodies, Grounding Freedom: The Black/African Dancing Body, Restoration, and Activism.Semester / 1Lecture: 12:55 PM- 2:15 PM TTHGoodhart Hall BJones,L.
ARTD B330-001Modern: Advanced TechniqueSemester / 0.5Lecture: 4:10 PM- 5:30 PM TTHPembroke StudioMalcolm-Naib,R.
ARTD B331-001Ballet: Advanced TechniqueSemester / 0.5Lecture: 7:10 PM- 9:00 PM MWPembroke StudioD'Angelo,D.
ARTD B345-001Dance Ensemble: ModernSemester / 0.5Lecture: 4:10 PM- 5:30 PM MWPembroke StudioPrince,O.
ARTD B346-001Dance Ensemble: BalletSemester / 0.5Lecture: 7:10 PM- 8:30 PM THPembroke StudioDept. staff, TBA
LEC: 7:10 PM- 8:30 PM FPembroke Studio
ARTD B349-001Dance Ensemble: Dance Outreach ProjectSemester / 0.5LEC: 4:40 PM- 6:00 PM FPembroke StudioCantor,M.
ARTD B390-001Senior Project/ThesisSemester / 0.5,1Lecture: Date/Time TBAPembroke StudioCantor,M.
ARTD B390-001Senior Project/ThesisSemester / 0.5,1Lecture: Date/Time TBAPembroke StudioCantor,M.
ARTD B403-001Supervised WorkSemester / 0.5,1Dept. staff, TBA
ARTD B403-001Supervised WorkSemester / 0.5,1Dept. staff, TBA
ARTA B251-001Arts Teaching in Educational and Community SettingsSemester / 1Lecture: 7:10 PM-10:00 PM MGoodhart Hall BCantor,M.
ARTT B251-001Fundamentals of ActingSemester / 1Lecture: 2:25 PM- 3:45 PM TTHGoodhart Hall Common RoomWard,M.
ARTT B251-002Fundamentals of ActingSemester / 1Lecture: 10:10 AM-11:30 AM MWGoodhart Hall Common RoomWard,M.

Spring 2018

COURSE TITLE SCHEDULE/
UNITS
MEETING TYPE TIMES/DAYS LOCATION INSTR(S)
ARTD B136-001Introduction to Dance Techniques I: ModernSemester / 0.5Lecture: 12:10 PM- 1:00 PM MWPembroke StudioCantor,M.
ARTD B137-001Introduction to Dance Techniques I: BalletSemester / 0.5Lecture: 11:10 AM-12:00 PM MWPembroke StudioCantor,M., Caruso Haviland,L.
ARTD B138-001Introduction to Dance Techniques II: ModernSemester / 0.5Lecture: 12:10 PM- 1:00 PM MWPembroke StudioCantor,M.
ARTD B139-001Introduction to Dance Techniques II: BalletSemester / 0.5Lecture: 11:10 AM-12:00 PM MWPembroke StudioCantor,M., Caruso Haviland,L.
ARTD B144-001Dance Composition: Elements and CraftSemester / 1Lecture: 2:25 PM- 3:45 PM TTHPembroke StudioCantor,M.
ARTD B230-001Modern: Intermediate TechniqueSemester / 0.5Lecture: 11:25 AM-12:45 PM TTHPembroke StudioDept. staff, TBA
ARTD B231-001Ballet: Intermediate TechniqueSemester / 0.5Lecture: 12:55 PM- 2:15 PM TTHPembroke StudioDept. staff, TBA
ARTD B241-001Dance History II: A History of Contemporary Western Theater DanceSemester / 1Lecture: 7:10 PM- 9:30 PM TGoodhart Hall BCaruso Haviland,L.
ARTD B330-001Modern: Advanced TechniqueSemester / 0.5Lecture: 4:10 PM- 5:30 PM TTHPembroke StudioDept. staff, TBA
ARTD B331-001Ballet: Advanced TechniqueSemester / 0.5Lecture: 7:10 PM- 9:00 PM MWPembroke StudioDept. staff, TBA
ARTD B342-001Advanced ChoreographySemester / 0.5,1
ARTD B342-002Advanced ChoreographySemester / 0.5,1
ARTD B345-001Dance Ensemble: ModernSemester / 0.5Lecture: 4:10 PM- 5:30 PM MWPembroke StudioDept. staff, TBA
ARTD B347-001Dance Ensemble: JazzSemester / 0.5Lecture: 5:40 PM- 7:00 PM TTHPembroke StudioDept. staff, TBA
ARTD B348-001Dance Ensemble: AfricanSemester / 0.5Lecture: 7:10 PM- 9:45 PM THPembroke StudioDept. staff, TBA
ARTD B350-001Dance Ensemble: Special Topics: Hip-HopSemester / 0.5LEC: 3:10 PM- 5:30 PM FPembroke StudioDept. staff, TBA
ARTD B390-001Senior Project/ThesisSemester / 0.5,1
ARTD B390-001Senior Project/ThesisSemester / 0.5,1
ARTD B390-002Senior Project/ThesisSemester / 0.5,1
ARTD B390-002Senior Project/ThesisSemester / 0.5,1
ARTD B403-001Supervised WorkSemester / 0.5,1Dept. staff, TBA
ARTD B403-001Supervised WorkSemester / 0.5,1Dept. staff, TBA

Fall 2018

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

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 2017

COURSE TITLE SCHEDULE/
UNITS
MEETING TYPE TIMES/DAYS LOCATION INSTR(S)
PE(D) B110-001Jazz: Intermediate TechniqueSemester / 0LEC: 5:40 PM- 7:00 PM MWPembroke StudioGoodman,Y.
PE(D) B111-001Hip-hop TechniqueSemester / 0LEC: 3:10 PM- 4:30 PM FPembroke StudioCotton,M.
PE(D) B112-001African DanceSemester / 0LEC: 5:40 PM- 7:00 PM TPembroke StudioEubanks-Dixon,N.
PE(D) B126-001Rhythm & StyleSemester / 0LEC: 4:10 PM- 5:30 PM MDenbigh Dance StudioKaron,C.
PE(D) B145-001Dance Ensemble: ModernSemester / 0LEC: 4:10 PM- 5:30 PM MWPembroke StudioPrince,O.
PE(D) B146-001Dance Ensemble: BalletSemester / 0LEC: 7:10 PM- 8:30 PM THPembroke StudioCruz,F.
LEC: 7:10 PM- 8:30 PM FPembroke Studio
PE(D) B195-001Movement for TheaterSemester / 0
PE(D) B197-002Directed Work in DanceSemester / 0

Spring 2018

COURSE TITLE SCHEDULE/
UNITS
MEETING TYPE TIMES/DAYS LOCATION INSTR(S)
PE(D) B108-001Jazz: Beginning TechniqueSemester / 0LEC: 5:40 PM- 6:30 PM MWPembroke StudioGoodman,Y.
PE(D) B110-001Jazz: Intermediate TechniqueSemester / 0LEC: 5:40 PM- 7:00 PM MWGoodman,Y.
PE(D) B121-001Tap: Beginning TechniqueSemester / 0LEC: 4:10 PM- 5:30 PM MKaron,C.
PE(D) B127-001Social Dance Forms: Salsa/Intro to Social Dance: Intro to Social Dance and SalsaSemester / 0LEC: 4:10 PM- 5:30 PM WDenbigh Dance StudioDepartment staff,T., Reinhart,D.
PE(D) B129-001The Gesture of Dance: Intro to Classical Indian/Hula and PolynesianSemester / 0Classical Indian/Polynesian: 4:40 PM- 6:00 PM TRamesh,R., Yeremian,L.
PE(D) B131-001Tap: Learning and PerformingSemester / 0LEC: 4:10 PM- 5:30 PM MDenbigh Dance StudioKaron,C.
PE(D) B145-001Dance Ensemble: ModernSemester / 0LEC: 4:10 PM- 5:30 PM MWPembroke StudioDept. staff, TBA
PE(D) B146-001Dance Ensemble: BalletSemester / 0LEC: 4:10 PM- 7:00 PM FRainey,M.
PE(D) B150-001Dance Ensemble: Special Topics: Hip HopSemester / 0LEC: 3:10 PM- 5:30 PM FPembroke StudioDept. staff, TBA
PE(D) B195-001Movement for TheaterSemester / 0
PE(D) B196-001Dance Composition LabSemester / 0
PE(D) B197-001Directed Work in DanceSemester / 0
PE(D) B197-002Directed Work in DanceSemester / 0

Fall 2018

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

2017-18 Catalog Data

ARTD B136 Introduction to Dance Techniques I: Modern
Fall 2017, Spring 2018
Students enrolling in this course take a full semester of beginning modern dance as their primary course and a second full semester dance technique class as a complementary course. The two courses together constitute .5 credit. Options for the complementary course can be found on the Dance department website. Students must meet the attendance requirement, attend two mandatory lectures and one live dance performance, and complete three short writing assignments. In lieu of books, students may incur $10-30 in performance ticket fees but may take advantage of free Tri-Co performances. Offered on a Pass/Fail basis only.
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ARTD B137 Introduction to Dance Techniques I: Ballet
Fall 2017, Spring 2018
Students enrolling in this course take a full semester of beginning ballet as their primary course and a second full semester dance technique class as a complementary course. The two courses together constitute .5 credit. Options for the complementary course can be found on the Dance department website. Students must meet the attendance requirement, attend two mandatory lectures and one live dance performance, and complete three short writing assignments. In lieu of books, students may incur $10-30 in performance ticket fees but may take advantage of free Tri-Co performances. Offered on a Pass/Fail basis only.
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ARTD B138 Introduction to Dance Techniques II: Modern
Spring 2018
Students enrolling in this course take a full semester of beginning modern dance as their primary course and a second full semester dance technique class as a complementary course. The two courses together constitute .5 credit. Options for the complementary course can be found on the Dance department website. Students must meet the attendance requirement, write a critique of one live dance event, and a short paper on a topic selected in consultation with the faculty coordinator. In lieu of books, students may incur $10-30 in performance ticket fees but may take advantage of free Tri-Co performances. Offered on a Pass/Fail basis only. Prerequisite: ARTD 136 or 137.
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ARTD B139 Introduction to Dance Techniques II: Ballet
Fall 2017, Spring 2018
Students enrolling in this course take a full semester of beginning ballet as their primary course and a second full semester dance technique class as a complementary course. The two courses together constitute .5 credit. Options for the complementary course can be found at (www.brynmawr.edu/dance/documents/ArtD139Fall2017.docx). Students must meet the attendance requirement, write a critique of one live dance event, and a short paper on a topic selected in consultation with the faculty coordinator. In lieu of books, students may incur $10-30 in performance ticket fees but may take advantage of free Tri-Co performances. Offered on a Pass/Fail basis only. Prerequisite: ARTD 136 or 137.
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ARTD B140 Approaches to Dance: Themes and Perspectives
Not offered 2017-18
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. In lieu of books, students must attend one dance performance (typical costs: $12-30) but may take advantage of free Tri-co performances.
Critical Interpretation (CI)

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ARTD B142 Dance Composition: Process and Presence
Fall 2017
This dance composition course is open to students with any background and is appropriate for dancers, movers of any kind, those seeking to work creatively in other arts or disciplines including the sciences, and those who are just willing to play and invent. It engages students in exploring and structuring human movement and gesture as a way not only to make art but also to develop creative problem solving skills; explore and enhance embodied approaches to observation, analysis and communication; and learn how to work collaboratively. Students are introduced to improvisation as a tool for researching and sketching choreographic ideas; they engage in movement exercises, viewing of live and filmed work, and discussions that help to sharpen visual analysis and kinesthetic responses; they explore models for open and productive reception and response to one's own work and the work of others. The course includes required readings and viewings but focuses primarily on weekly movement assignments, including solo and collaborative explorations. The processes explored in this course help students to cultivate the awareness and intention necessary to performances of self and encourage the invention of satisfying and effective ways for sharing embodied ideas powerfully with audiences of all sorts. Students may take ARTD B142 Dance Composition: Process and Presence or ARTD B144 Dance Composition: Elements and Craft in any order as a single course or to fulfill minor and major requirements. Concurrent participation in at least one class session per week in any level technique course, either for credit or as an auditor, is required. Additional costs: In lieu of books, readings will be posted on Moodle; students may incur $10-30 in performance ticket fees or transport but may take advantage of free Tri-Co performances.
Critical Interpretation (CI)

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ARTD B144 Dance Composition: Elements and Craft
Spring 2018
This dance composition course develops knowledge and skill in the theory and craft of choreography. Basic elements of dancemaking such as space, timing, shaping, and relationship are explored and refined through structured and open movement experiences. Attention is given to developing movement invention skills and compositional strategies; considering form and structure; investigating music, language, images and objects as sources; experimenting with group design; and broadening critical understanding of their own work and the work of others. Students will work on weekly solo and group projects and will have some opportunity to revise work. Related viewing and reading will be assigned. Students may take ARTD B142 Dance Composition: Process and Presence or ARTD B144 Dance Composition: Elements and Craft in any order as a single course or to fulfill minor and major requirements. Concurrent participation in at least one class per week in any level technique course, either for credit or as an auditor, is required. Additional costs: In lieu of books, readings will be posted on Moodle; students may incur $10-30 in performance ticket fees but may take advantage of free Tri-Co performances.
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ARTD B145 Focus: Dance/Close Reading
Not offered 2017-18
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. In lieu of books, students can expect approximately $50 in performance ticket expenses for the course.
Critical Interpretation (CI)
Counts toward Praxis Program

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ARTD B223 Anthropology of Dance
Not offered 2017-18
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. Preparation: a course in anthropology or related discipline, or a dance lecture/seminar course, or permission of the instructor.
Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC)
Critical Interpretation (CI)

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ARTD B230 Modern: Intermediate Technique
Fall 2017, Spring 2018
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: two semesters of beginning level modern, its equivalent, or permission of the instructor.
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ARTD B231 Ballet: Intermediate Technique
Fall 2017, Spring 2018
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: two semesters of beginning level ballet, its equivalent, or permission of the instructor.
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ARTD B232 Jazz: Intermediate Technique
Fall 2017
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: two semesters of beginning level jazz, its equivalent, or permission of the instructor
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ARTD B241 Dance History II: A History of Contemporary Western Theater Dance
Spring 2018
This course investigates the history of dance with particular emphasis on its development in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries as a Western Theater 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.
Critical Interpretation (CI)
Inquiry into the Past (IP)

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ARTD B250 Performing the Political Body
Section 001 (Fall 2016): Dance and Power
Not offered 2017-18
Artists, activists, politicos, regents, intellectuals and just ordinary people have, throughout history and across cultures, used dance and performance to support political goals and ideologies or to perform social or cultural interventions in the private and public spheres. From a wide range of possibilities, this course focuses on how dance is a useful medium for both embodying and analyzing ideologies and practices of power, particularly with reference to gender, class, and ethnicity. Students will also investigate bodiedness as an active agent of social change and political action. Students will read excerpts from seminal and contemporary theory of performing bodiedness, ethnicity, and gender, as well as from theoreticians, performers, and other practitioners more specifically engaged with dance and performance. In addition to literary, dance historical, anthropological and political texts, the course includes media, guest lecturers, and introductory group improvisation and performance exercises, however, no prior training or experience in dance or performance is necessary. 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. Preparation: A previous dance lecture/seminar course or a course in a relevant discipline such as anthropology, sociology, or history is recommended but not required.
Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC)
Critical Interpretation (CI)
Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies

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ARTD B267 Diasporic Bodies, Grounding Freedom: The Black/African Dancing Body, Restoration, and Activism.
Fall 2017
Diasporic Bodies, Grounding Freedom: The Black/African Dancing Body, Restoration, and Activism take Marronage--the act of escaping from slavery in the Americas to create communities of freedom and autonomy--as its model. This course views Black/African diasporic movement and artistic practices as a form of contemporary marronage, providing spaces of activism and embodied restoration. These thriving, fertilizing spaces, communities, and artists center and reboot, with integrity, the connections among black/African diasporic bodies, traditions, and cultures across oceans and lands. While focusing on the black experience, this course will examine these temporal, Imaginative spaces, claiming them as essential to all people in societies that do not acknowledge multiplicity or diversity as societal norms, and capable of conjuring semi·lost histories waiting to be revived. It will examine marronage in diasporic communities as an effort to ground, re-ground, and free bodies. Together, we will explore other diasporic-based research and approaches to understanding and experiencing embodied restoration and we will also learn a meditative embodiment process with 3 elements: mining, archiving, and witnessing. We will examine literature, animation, and film resources to broaden our dialogue on how interdisciplinary, artistic spaces make fertile foundations for embodied and restorative activism. This course will merge lecture, readings, viewings, and praxis as its main components. No dance experience is necessary but students should dress comfortably to move. In lieu of books, readings will be posted on Moodle and students will be assigned to see a performance (typical costs: $12-30) but may take advantage of free Tri-co performances. A previous dance lecture/seminar course or a course in a relevant discipline such as anthropology, sociology, or history is strongly recommended but not required.
Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC)
Counts toward Africana Studies

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ARTD B310 Performing the City: Theorizing Bodies in Space
Not offered 2017-18
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 a 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.

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ARTD B330 Modern: Advanced Technique
Fall 2017, Spring 2018
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. Preparation: three semesters of Modern: Intermediate Technique, its equivalent, or permission of the instructor.

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ARTD B331 Ballet: Advanced Technique
Fall 2017, Spring 2018
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 or repertory work with permission of the instructor. Preparation: Minimum of three semesters of intermediate level ballet, its equivalent, or permission of the instructor. First year students must take a placement class.

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ARTD B342 Advanced Choreography
Spring 2018
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 B142 and ARTD B144.

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ARTD B345 Dance Ensemble: Modern
Fall 2017, Spring 2018
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. Preparation: 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 2017
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. Preparation: 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 2018
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. Preparation: 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 2018
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. Preparation: 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 2017
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. 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 2017): Hip-Hop
Section 001 (Spring 2018): Hip-Hop
Spring 2018
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. Preparation: 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 2017, Spring 2018
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 submit a written reflection in consultation with the advisor. 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 2017, Spring 2018
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 submit a written reflection in consultation with the advisor. 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.

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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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ANTH B310 Performing the City: Theorizing Bodies in Space
Not offered 2017-18
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.

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ARTA B251 Arts Teaching in Educational and Community Settings
Fall 2017
This is a Praxis II course intended for students who have substantial experience in an art form and are interested in extending that experience into teaching and learning at educational and community sites. Following an overview of the history of the arts in education, the course will investigate underlying theories. The praxis component will allow students to create a fluid relationship between theory and practice through observing, teaching and reflecting on arts practices in educational contexts. School or community placement 4 hours a week. Preparation: At least an intermediate level of experience in an art form. This course counts toward the minor in Dance or Theater.
Counts toward Counts toward Praxis Program

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ARTT B251 Fundamentals of Acting
Fall 2017
This studio course provides an introduction to the basic processes of acting to students of various experience levels. We develop tools and a shared vocabulary using performance exercises, games, improvisation and scene work.

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CITY B310 Performing the City: Theorizing Bodies in Space
Not offered 2017-18
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.

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2017-18 Catalog Data

PE(D) B108 Jazz: Beginning Technique
Spring 2018
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. Beginning Technique courses are open to all levels of experience. (Semester course, 2 PE credits)

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PE(D) B110 Jazz: Intermediate Technique
Fall 2017, Spring 2018
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: one semester of beginning level jazz or its equivalent. (Semester course, 2 PE credits)

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PE(D) B111 Hip-hop Technique
Fall 2017
Students learn basic movements from Hip-hop, funk, house, breakin' and other contemporary urban styles. The course aims to expand students' 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. This course is open to all levels of experience. (Full Semester, 2 PE Credits)

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PE(D) B112 African Dance
Fall 2017
This course explores the movement and rhythms of African Dance and aims not only to develop the necessary skills but also to deepen students' kinesthetic, aesthetic and cultural awareness of the power of African dance forms. This course is open to all levels of experience. (Semester Class, 2 PE Credits)

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PE(D) B121 Tap: Beginning Technique
Spring 2018
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) B126 Rhythm & Style
Fall 2017
Learn Tap and Flamenco in the same semester! Half a semester introduces street tap or hoofing, a uniquely American and long-standing Philadelphia form of tap that focuses on rhythms and sounds produced by the dancer's taps. Half a semester introduces basic postures, rhythms, foot, and hand percussion that are central to Flamenco dance. Both fun and energetic, these forms cultivate listening and rhythmic skills and a sense of personal style. Shoes provided. (Semester Course, 2 PE Credits)

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PE(D) B127 Social Dance Forms: Salsa/Intro to Social Dance
Section 001 (Spring 2018): Intro to Social Dance and Salsa
Section 001 (Spring 2017): Salsa and Swing
Spring 2018
This course teaches the steps, moves and rhythms of social or ballroom dance. The first half introduces basic social dances such as cha-cha, swing dance, waltz, etc.; the second half focuses on Salsa. This class is open to all levels of experience. (Semester Course, 2 PE credits)

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PE(D) B129 The Gesture of Dance: Intro to Classical Indian/Hula and Polynesian
Spring 2018
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, Classical Indian dance and Polynesian 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) B131 Tap: Learning and Performing
Spring 2018
During the first half of the course, students learn and review basic tap vocabulary. In the second half, students utilize the techniques they have acquired to prepare one or two short choreographed pieces with mixed level sections for an end of semester studio performance. Open to advanced beginners through intermediate tap dancers. Preparation: minimum of one-half semester of tap or proficiency in basics of tap. (Semester Course, 2 PE Credits; Intermediate students may register for 2nd half only, for 1 PE credit)

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PE(D) B145 Dance Ensemble: Modern
Fall 2017, Spring 2018
Enrollment Criteria: By audition only. 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 open to intermediate and advanced level dancers. Concurrent attendance in one technique class session a week is strongly recommended. Students must be available for two Spring Dance Concert performances. (Mandatory semester course, 2 PE credits)

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PE(D) B146 Dance Ensemble: Ballet
Fall 2017, Spring 2018
Enrollment Criteria: By audition only. 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 open to intermediate and advanced level dancers. Concurrent attendance in one technique class session a week is strongly recommended. Students must be available for two Spring Dance Concert performances. (Mandatory semester course, 2 PE credits)

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PE(D) B150 Dance Ensemble: Special Topics
Section 001 (Spring 2017): Hip Hop
Section 001 (Spring 2018): Hip Hop
Spring 2018
Enrollment Criteria: By audition only. 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 open to intermediate and advanced level dancers. Concurrent attendance in one technique class session a week is strongly recommended. Students must be available for two Spring Concert performances. (Semester course, 2 PE credits)

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PE(D) B195 Movement for Theater
Fall 2017, Spring 2018
Students must be performing in a faculty-directed Theater Program production that utilizes physical theater techniques. This course cannot be taken concurrently with ARTT 253 Performance Ensemble or ARTT 353 Advanced Performance Ensemble, can fulfill up to a total of two Physical Education credits, and cannot be repeated once two Physical Education credits are attained. Permission of Theater Program Director is required. (Semester Course, 2 PE Credits)

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PE(D) B196 Dance Composition Lab
Spring 2018
Students rehearse and perform in Dance Composition II student dance works. (Semester Class, 2 PE Credits)

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PE(D) B197 Directed Work in Dance
Fall 2017, Spring 2018
This course can fulfill up to two Physical Education credits and cannot be repeated. Permission of Dance Program Director is required. (Semester Course, 2 PE Credits)

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