Fall 2019

  • First-year students interested in intermediate or advanced ballet should take a ballet placement class on Thursday, August 29 from 5:15 - 6:00 pm in the Pem Studio. For questions, contact mcantor@brynmawr.edu
  • Ensemble auditions, Dance Composition, Screendance, Diasporic Bodies, and Arts Teaching begin the week of Tuesday, Sept. 3
  • Technique classes and ensemble rehearsals begin the week of Monday, Sept. 9.
  • For details on registering, see FAQ.
Course Day and time Instructor Studio
       
Ballet: Beginning Technique
ARTD 137 or PEB 101  
MW 1:10 - 2:30 pm  Chipman-Bloom Pem
Ballet: Intermediate Technique
ARTD 231 or PEB 102  
TTH 12:55 - 2:15 pm  Mintzer Pem
Ballet: Advanced Technique1
ARTD 331 or PEB 103​
MW 7:10 - 9:00 pm  D'Angelo Pem
Modern: Beginning Technique
ARTD 136 or PEB 105 
MW 11:40 - 1:00 pm  Kiefer Stark Pem
Modern: Intermediate Technique
ARTD 230 or PEB 106 
TTH 5:40 - 7:00 pm  Whitmoyer Fishel Pem
Modern: Advanced Technique
ARTD 330 or PEB 107
TTH 4:10 - 5:30 pm  Malcolm-Naib Pem
Jazz: Beginning Technique
PEB 108
MW 5:40 - 6:30 pm  Goodman Pem
Dance of the African Diaspora
PEB 112
WED 6:40 - 8:00 pm  Jones, P. Denbigh
Hip-Hop 
PEB 111
FRI  3:10 - 4:30 pm  Cotton Pem
Ensemble: Modern2
ARTD 345 or PEB 145
Audition on Thurs. Sept 5 at 7:10 pm
TTH 7:10 - 8:30 pm  Formica Pem
Ensemble: Jazz2
ARTD 347 or PEB 147
Audition on Wed., Sept 4 at 4:10 pm
MW  4:10 - 5:30 pm  Gonzalez Pem
Ensemble: School Performance Project3
ARTD 349 or PEB 149
Info meeting/Movement session on Fri., Sept 6 at 9:10 am
FRI 9:10 - 12:00 noon
 
 Cantor Pem
Dance Composition: Process and Presence
ARTD 142
TTH 2:25 - 3:45 pm  Jones, L. A. Pem
Screendance: Movement and the Camera
ARTD 220
TTH 9:55 - 11:15 am  Whitmoyer Fishel Goodhart B
Diasporic Bodies, Continual Revivals
ARTD 267                                 
TTH 12:55 - 2:15 pm  Jones, L. A. Goodhart B
Arts Teaching in Educational and Community Settings      
ARTA 251/EDUC 251
MON 7:10 - 10:00 pm  Cantor  Goodhart B
Important Schedule Notes
1  Last half hour of advanced ballet is optional pointe or repertory at the discretion of the instructor.
2  Students must be available for the Spring Concert, April 24 and 25, 2020. One concurrent dance technique class per week is strongly recommended.
3 The School Performance Project tours regional schools with a performance program. Students should have experience dancing in some genre/style, enthusiasm for performance and an interest in education in and through the arts.  If interested contact Madeline Cantor at mcantor@brynmawr.edu and attend the Friday, Sept. 6 meeting and movement session in Pem Studio at 9:10 am.

 

Spring 2019

Course Day and Time Instructor Studio
       
Beginning Technique: Ballet​1
PEB 101 or through ARTD 137 
MW 11:10–Noon  D'Angelo Pem
Intermediate Technique: Ballet 
ARTD 231 or PEB102  
TTH 12:55–2:15 p.m.  Mintzer Pem
Advanced Technique: Ballet 2
ARTD 331 or PEB 103​
MW 7:10–9 p.m.  Cruz Pem
Beginning Technique: Modern1
PEB 105 or through ARTD 136
MW 12:10–1 p.m. Cantor Pem
Intermediate Technique: Modern
ARTD 230 or PEB 106 
TTH 5:40–7 p.m. Powers-Klooster Pem
Advanced Technique: Modern
ARTD 330 or PEB 107
TTH 4:10–5:30 p.m. Formica Pem
Intermediate Technique: Jazz
ARTD 232 or PEB 108
MW 5:40–7 p.m. Goodman Pem
Tap: Learning and Performing
PEB 131
M 4:40–6 p.m. Karon Denbigh
Social Dance Forms: first half Salsa,
second half Intro to Social and Ballroom forms
PEB 127
W  4:10–5:30 p.m. (first half); 4:40-6 p.m. (second half) Berger/ 
Reinhart & Butryn
Denbigh
Ensemble: Ballet3
ARTD 346 or PEB 146
Audition on Wednesday, Jan. 23 at 4:10 p.m.
MW 4:10–5:30 p.m. Rainey Pem
Ensemble: West African3
ARTD 348 or PEB 148
Audition on Thursday, Jan. 24 at 7:10 p.m.
TH  7:10–9:30 p.m. L. A. Jones Pem
Ensemble: Hip-hop3
ARTD 350 or PEB 150
Audition on Tuesday, Jan. 22 at 7:10 p.m.
TTH  7:10–8:30 p.m. Cotton T/Pem
TH/Denbigh

Ensemble: Modern3
ARTD 345 or PE 145
Audition on Sunday, Jan. 27 at 2:30 p.m.

Students will learn a reconstructed work
from the repertory of the renowned mid-20th
century choreographer Alwin Nikolais. Tensile
Involvement
 was created in 1953 and is an
early example of Nikolais' interest in multi-media
dance theater and kinetic metaphors for human
experience. Tensile Involvement will be set on
student dancers by Alberto del Saz, longtime
member of the Alwin Nikolais Dance Company
and artistic director of the Nikolais/Louis
Foundation for Dance. The work will be taught in
two intensive weekend rehearsal periods:
Feb. 1-3 and Feb. 8-10, followed by weekly rehearsals, TBA.

del Saz Pem
Dance Composition: Elements and Craft
ARTD 144
TTH 2:25–3:45 p.m. Cantor Pem

Approaches to Dance: Themes and Perspectives
ARTD 140

T  7:10–9:30 p.m. Caruso Haviland Goodhart B
Dance: Close Reading
ARTD 145
M 7:10–9 p.m. Cantor 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, Friday and Saturday, April 26 and 27 plus rehearsals earlier that week. One concurrent dance technique class per week is strongly recommended.

Fall 2018

Course Day and time Instructor Studio
       
Beginning Technique: Ballet​1
PEB 101 or through ARTD 137 
MW 11:10 - 12:00 pm  Chipman-Bloom Pem
Intermediate Technique: Ballet 2
ARTD 231 or PEB102  
TTH 12:55 - 2:15 pm  Mintzer Pem
Advanced Technique: Ballet 2
ARTD 331 or PEB 103​
MW 7:10 - 9:00 pm  D'Angelo 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 5:40 - 7:00 pm Powers-Klooster Pem
Advanced Technique: Modern
ARTD 330 or PEB 107
TTH 4:10 - 5:30 pm Malcolm-Naib Pem
Beginning Technique: Jazz
PEB 108
MW 5:40 - 6:30 pm Goodman Pem
Gesture of Dance: Intro to Classical Indian/Intro to Polynesian
PEB 129                                      
TUES 4:40 - 6:00 pm Ramesh/Yeremian Denbigh
West African Dance
PEB 127
TUES 6:10 - 7:30 pm Jones, P. Denbigh
Hip-hop technique
PEB 111
F 3:10-4:30 pm Cotton Pem
Ensemble: Modern3
ARTD 345 or PEB 145
Audition on Wed., Sept 5 at 4:10 pm
MW 4:10-5:30 pm Caruso Haviland Pem
Ensemble: Jazz3
ARTD 347 or PEB 147
Audition on Thur., Sept 6 at 7:10 pm
TTH  7:10-8:30 pm Putty White Pem
Ensemble: School Performance Project4
ARTD 349 or PEB 149
Info meeting/Movement session on Fri., Sept 7 at 4:30 pm
FRI 4:30 - 6:00 pm
plus 1 additional
weekly rehearsal TBA
Cantor Pem
Dance Composition: Process and Presence
ARTD 142
TTH 2:25-3:45 pm Brick Pem
Performing the Political Body: Dance and Power
ARTD 250
W 1:10-3:30 pm Jones, L. A. 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, Friday and Saturday, April 26 and 27 plus rehearsals earlier that week. One concurrent dance technique class per week is strongly recommended.
4 The School Performance Project Ensemble tours regional schools with a lecture-demonstration/performance program. Students should  have experience dancing in some genre/style, enthusiasm for performance and an interest in education in and through the arts.  If interested you must contact Madeline Cantor at mcantor@brynmawr.edu and attend the Friday, Sept. 7, meeting/moving session in Pem Studio at 4:30 pm.

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 calendars page.

Fall 2019

COURSE TITLE SCHEDULE/
UNITS
MEETING TYPE TIMES/DAYS LOCATION INSTR(S)
ARTD B136-001Modern: Beginning TechniqueSemester / 0.5Lecture: 11:40 AM- 1:00 PM MWPembroke StudioStark,K.
ARTD B137-001Ballet: Beginning TechniqueSemester / 0.5LEC: 1:10 PM- 2:30 PM MWPembroke StudioChipman Bloom,J.
ARTD B142-001Dance Composition: Process and PresenceSemester / 1Lecture: 2:25 PM- 3:45 PM TTHPembroke StudioAisha Jones,L.
ARTD B220-001Screendance: Movement and the CameraSemester / 1Lecture: 9:55 AM-11:15 AM TTHGoodhart Hall BFishel,B.
ARTD B230-001Modern: Intermediate TechniqueSemester / 0.5Lecture: 5:40 PM- 7:00 PM TTHPembroke StudioFishel,B.
ARTD B231-001Ballet: Intermediate TechniqueSemester / 0.5Lecture: 12:55 PM- 2:15 PM TTHPembroke StudioMintzer,L.
ARTD B267-001Diasporic Bodies, Continuous RevivalsSemester / 1Lecture: 12:55 PM- 2:15 PM TTHGoodhart Hall BAisha Jones,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 B342-001Advanced ChoreographySemester / 0.5,1Lecture: Date/Time TBAPembroke StudioCantor,M.
ARTD B342-002Advanced ChoreographySemester / 0.5,1Lecture: Date/Time TBAPembroke StudioAisha Jones,L.
ARTD B345-001Dance Ensemble: ModernSemester / 0.5Lecture: 7:10 PM- 8:30 PM TTHPembroke StudioDept. staff, TBA
ARTD B347-001Dance Ensemble: JazzSemester / 0.5Lecture: 4:10 PM- 5:30 PM MWPembroke StudioDept. staff, TBA
ARTD B349-001Dance Ensemble: School Performance ProjectSemester / 0.5Lecture: 9:10 AM-12:00 PM FPembroke StudioCantor,M.
ARTD B390-001Senior Project/ThesisSemester / 0.5,1Lecture: Date/Time TBAPembroke StudioCantor,M.
ARTD B390-002Senior Project/ThesisSemester / 0.5,1Lecture: Date/Time TBAPembroke StudioAisha Jones,L.
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: 10:00 AM-11:20 AM MWGoodhart Hall Common RoomDepartment staff,T., Lord,M.

Spring 2020

COURSE TITLE SCHEDULE/
UNITS
MEETING TYPE TIMES/DAYS LOCATION INSTR(S)
ARTD B136-001Modern: Beginning TechniqueSemester / 0.5Lecture: Date/Time TBACantor,M.
ARTD B137-001Ballet: Beginning TechniqueSemester / 0.5Lecture: 1:10 PM- 2:30 PM MWD'Angelo,D.
ARTD B140-001Approaches to Dance: Themes and PerspectivesSemester / 1Lecture: Date/Time TBADept. staff, TBA
ARTD B144-001Dance Composition: Elements and CraftSemester / 1
ARTD B180-001Practical Anatomy: Muscles, Bones, MovementSemester / 1Lecture: 9:55 AM-11:15 AM TTHMalcolm-Naib,R.
ARTD B230-001Modern: Intermediate TechniqueSemester / 0.5Lecture: Date/Time TBADept. staff, TBA
ARTD B231-001Ballet: Intermediate TechniqueSemester / 0.5Lecture: 12:55 PM- 2:15 PM TTHDept. staff, TBA
ARTD B232-001Jazz: Intermediate TechniqueSemester / 0.5
ARTD B330-001Modern: Advanced TechniqueSemester / 0.5Lecture: Date/Time TBABender,B.
ARTD B331-001Ballet: Advanced TechniqueSemester / 0.5Lecture: Date/Time TBADept. staff, TBA
ARTD B342-001Advanced ChoreographySemester / 0.5,1Lecture: Date/Time TBACantor,M.
ARTD B342-002Advanced ChoreographySemester / 0.5,1Lecture: Date/Time TBADept. staff, TBA
ARTD B345-001Dance Ensemble: ModernSemester / 0.5Lecture: Date/Time TBADept. staff, TBA
ARTD B346-001Dance Ensemble: BalletSemester / 0.5Lecture: Date/Time TBADept. staff, TBA
ARTD B348-001Dance Ensemble: African DiasporicSemester / 0.5Lecture: Date/Time TBADept. staff, TBA
ARTD B350-001Dance Ensemble: Hip-hopSemester / 0.5Lecture: Date/Time TBADept. staff, TBA
ARTD B390-001Senior Project/ThesisSemester / 0.5,1Lecture: Date/Time TBACantor,M.
ARTD B390-002Senior Project/ThesisSemester / 0.5,1Lecture: Date/Time TBADept. staff, TBA
ARTD B403-001Supervised WorkSemester / 0.5,1Dept. staff, TBA
ARTT B251-001Fundamentals of ActingSemester / 1LEC: 10:00 AM-11:20 AM MWGoodhart Hall Common RoomDept. staff, TBA

Fall 2020

(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 calendars page.

Fall 2019

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) B111-001Hip-HopSemester / 0LEC: 3:10 PM- 4:30 PM FPembroke StudioCotton,M.
PE(D) B112-001Dance of the African DiasporaSemester / 0LEC: 6:40 PM- 8:00 PM WDenbigh Dance StudioJones,P.
PE(D) B145-001Dance Ensemble: ModernSemester / 0LEC: 7:10 PM- 8:30 PM TTHPembroke StudioDept. staff, TBA
PE(D) B195-001Movement for TheaterSemester / 0
PE(D) B197-001Directed Work in DanceSemester / 0
PE(D) B197-002Directed Work in DanceSemester / 0

Spring 2020

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

Fall 2020

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

2019-20 Catalog Data

ARTD B136 Modern: Beginning Technique
Fall 2019, Spring 2020
Beginning level dance technique courses focus on introducing movement vocabulary, developing skills, and gaining an understanding of the form. Students must meet the attendance requirement, attend a live dance performance, and complete two writing assignments. In lieu of books, students may incur $10-$20 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 Ballet: Beginning Technique
Section 001 (Spring 2019): Ballet
Fall 2019, Spring 2020
Beginning level dance technique courses focus on introducing movement vocabulary, developing skills, and gaining an understanding of the form. Students must meet the attendance requirement, attend a live dance performance, and complete two writing assignments. In lieu of books, students may incur $10-$20 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 B140 Approaches to Dance: Themes and Perspectives
Spring 2020
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.
Critical Interpretation (CI)

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ARTD B142 Dance Composition: Process and Presence
Fall 2019
This dance and movement composition course is open to movers of any kind, from any background, who want to explore embodied creation as a part of their educational and/or life practice. It engages students in developing and structuring movement ideas to build community with one another and the natural environment. This course will offer tools for developing creative problem solving skills; exploring embodied approaches to observation, analysis, and communication; and investigating possibilities for collaboration. Students will be introduced to freestyle, cultural narratives, memoir, and other resources relevant to our social climate as tools for researching and sketching choreographic ideas. Movement exercises, viewing of live and filmed work, and discussions will help to sharpen visual analysis and kinesthetic responses. The course includes journaling and required readings and viewings, but focuses primarily on weekly movement assignments. The processes explored in this course encourage students to cultivate the awareness and intention necessary to create and perform individual and collective works as a way of communicating ideas through the moving body. ARTD B144 Dance Composition: Elements and Craft is offered in the spring. ARTD B142 and ARTD B144 are not sequential and may be taken in any order. Concurrent participation in at least one class session per week in any level Dance Program technique course, either for credit or as an auditor, is recommended.
Critical Interpretation (CI)

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ARTD B144 Dance Composition: Elements and Craft
Spring 2020
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. Concurrent participation in at least one class session per week in any level Dance Program technique course, either for credit or as an auditor, is recommended.
Critical Interpretation (CI)

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ARTD B145 Dance: Close Reading
Not offered 2019-20
Students will engage in a close reading of dance, using live dance performances and events as primary texts. They will set them in critical and historical contexts through readings in dance criticism and theory, activities, discussion and media. The class will take part in trips to live performances and events, selected from a range of genres, and will work through their responses in discussion and writing. Requires attendance at performances and events, off-campus and on-campus. No dance experience necessary. In lieu of books students can expect $30 - 50 in ticket expenses for the course.
Critical Interpretation (CI)
Counts toward Praxis Program

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ARTD B180 Practical Anatomy: Muscles, Bones, Movement
Spring 2020
KNOW THYSELF! This course is designed as a human anatomy class for students interested in the application of anatomy to physical activities including dance, sport, and movement in general. Students will learn musculoskeletal anatomy, basic kinesiology, strengthening and stretching practices, and injury identification and management. Students will support theoretical knowledge with experiential movement analysis in class. The goal of the course is to present a scientific basis that will aid in a greater understanding of how individual's bodies are shaped and move, and how to achieve greater efficiency of movement and desired performance outcomes.
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ARTD B220 Screendance: Movement and the Camera
Fall 2019
This course is a practical introduction to Screendance for students interested in extending their experience or interest in dance and movement into a new realm. Also known as dancefilm, cinedance, videodance and/or dance for the camera, Screendance connects film (and filmmaking) with dance (and dancemaking) in an evolving hybrid performative practice. For both the maker and audience, the inquiry is the adventure of discovering what the coming together of dance and screen can be. Screendance can be described as diverse, global, emergent, alive, active, trans-media, continually evolving. Through class screenings, exercises, readings and discussion, students will learn approaches to combining dance and the moving image. Students will work alone and in small collaborative groups to create their own works integrating dance and video. Through creative projects, students will develop their own cinematic style and an increased proficiency with both filming and editing movement.
Critical Interpretation (CI)
Counts toward Film Studies

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ARTD B230 Modern: Intermediate Technique
Fall 2019, Spring 2020
Intermediate level dance technique courses focus on expanding the movement vocabulary, on introducing movement phrases that are increasingly complex and rigorous, and on directing attention to dynamics and spatial ideas. Students at this level are also expected to begin demonstrating an intellectual and kinesthetic understanding of these technical challenges. 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. Preparation: two semesters of beginning level modern, or its equivalent, or permission of the instructor.
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ARTD B231 Ballet: Intermediate Technique
Fall 2019, Spring 2020
Intermediate level dance technique courses focus on expanding the movement vocabulary, on introducing movement phrases that are increasingly complex and rigorous, and on directing attention to dynamics and spatial ideas. Students at this level are also expected to begin demonstrating an intellectual and kinesthetic understanding of these technical challenges. 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. Preparation: three semesters of beginning level ballet, or its equivalent, or permission of the instructor. First-semester first year students must take a placement class during customs week.
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ARTD B232 Jazz: Intermediate Technique
Spring 2020
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, or its equivalent, or permission of the instructor
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ARTD B241 Dance History II: A History of Contemporary Western Theater Dance
Not offered 2019-20
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 impact 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: Dance and Power
Not offered 2019-20
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, readings will be posted on Moodle. 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, Continuous Revivals
Fall 2019
This dance theory, writing, and practice course takes marronage--the act of escaping from slavery in the Americas to create autonomous communities--as its model. It views Black and African diasporic movement cultures and artistic practices as forms of contemporary marronage, providing spaces of embodied activism, release, restoration, and revival towards thriving. Students will engage the body as an individual, intimate maroon site and cultivate the embodied collective spaces that counter oppressive systems. By connecting theory and practice, students will build individual and collective consciousness through the resources of narrative, memoir, and nostalgia intertwined with guided movement sessions. We will also utilize creative writing, film, and visual arts as components that enhance potential for deeper embodied engagement. This course is writing attentive and has required movement assignments/presentations. 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. No dance experience is necessary, however a willingness to move and create is essential.
Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC)
Counts toward Africana Studies

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ARTD B330 Modern: Advanced Technique
Fall 2019, Spring 2020
Advanced level technique courses continue to expand movement vocabulary and to introduce increasingly challenging movement phrases and repertory. Students are expected to incorporate dynamic and spatial concepts and begin to develop an individual movement approach. These courses continue to focus on both the intellectual and kinesthetic understanding of technical challenges. Preparation: three semesters of Modern: Intermediate Technique, or its equivalent, or permission of the instructor.

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ARTD B331 Ballet: Advanced Technique
Fall 2019, Spring 2020
Advanced level technique courses continue to expand movement vocabulary and to introduce increasingly challenging movement phrases and repertory. Students are 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 performance. The last half hour of the class is used for optional pointe or repertory work with permission of the instructor. Preparation: Minimum of three semesters of intermediate level ballet, or its equivalent, or permission of the instructor. First-semester first-year students must take a placement class during customs week.

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ARTD B342 Advanced Choreography
Fall 2019, Spring 2020
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: Dance Composition: Process and Presence and ARTD B144: Dance Composition: Elements and Craft.

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ARTD B345 Dance Ensemble: Modern
Fall 2019, Spring 2020
Dance ensembles are designed to offer students significant opportunities to develop dance technique and performance skills. 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 and their demonstration of full commitment and openness to the choreographic and performance processes both in terms of engagement and technical achievement. Preparation: This course is suitable for intermediate and advanced level dancers. Concurrent attendance in at least one technique class per week is recommended. Students must commit to the full semester and be available for rehearsal week and performances of the Spring Dance Concert, April 24-25, 2020.

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ARTD B346 Dance Ensemble: Ballet
Spring 2020
Dance ensembles are designed to offer students significant opportunities to develop dance technique and performance skills. 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 and their demonstration of full commitment and openness to the choreographic and performance processes both in terms of engagement and technical achievement. Preparation: This course is suitable for intermediate and advanced level dancers. Concurrent attendance in at least one technique class per week is recommended. Students must commit to the full semester and be available for rehearsal week and performances of the Spring Dance Concert, April 24-25, 2020.

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ARTD B347 Dance Ensemble: Jazz
Fall 2019
Dance ensembles are designed to offer students significant opportunities to develop dance technique and performance skills. 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 and their demonstration of full commitment and openness to the choreographic and performance processes both in terms of engagement and technical achievement. Preparation: This course is suitable for intermediate and advanced level dancers. Concurrent attendance in at least one technique class per week is recommended. Students must commit to the full semester and be available for rehearsal week and performances of the Spring Dance Concert, April 24-25, 2020.

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ARTD B348 Dance Ensemble: African Diasporic
Spring 2020
Dance ensembles are designed to offer students significant opportunities to develop dance technique and performance skills. 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 and their demonstration of full commitment and openness to the choreographic and performance processes both in terms of engagement and technical achievement. Preparation: This course is suitable for intermediate and advanced level dancers. Concurrent attendance in at least one technique class per week is recommended. Students must commit to the full semester and be available for rehearsal week and performances of the Spring Dance Concert, April 24-25, 2020.
Counts toward Africana Studies

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ARTD B349 Dance Ensemble: School Performance Project
Fall 2019
Dance Ensemble: School Performance Project is a community-focused project in which students learn a lecture-demonstration and a narrative dance work and tour this combined program to schools in the Philadelphia area, reaching 1500 to 2000 children each fall. The course introduces these audiences to dance through a program of original choreography 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: Hip-hop
Spring 2020
Dance ensembles are designed to offer students significant opportunities to develop dance technique and performance skills. 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 and their demonstration of full commitment and openness to the choreographic and performance processes both in terms of engagement and technical achievement. Preparation: This course is suitable for intermediate and advanced level dancers. Students must commit to the full semester and be available for rehearsal week and performances of the Spring Dance Concert, April 24-25, 2020.

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ARTD B390 Senior Project/Thesis
Fall 2019, Spring 2020
Majors develop, in consultation with a faculty advisor, a senior capstone experience that 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. For Honors, 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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ARTA B251 Arts Teaching in Educational and Community Settings
Fall 2019
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 and practices. 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 and towards a major or minor in Education.
Counts toward Counts toward Praxis Program

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ARTT B251 Fundamentals of Acting
Fall 2019, Spring 2020
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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2019-20 Catalog Data

PE(D) B108 Jazz: Beginning Technique
Fall 2019
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. This course is open to all levels of experience. (Semester course, 2 PE credits)

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PE(D) B111 Hip-Hop
Fall 2019
Students learn basic movements from hip-hop, funk, house, 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 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)
Counts toward Africana Studies

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PE(D) B112 Dance of the African Diaspora
Fall 2019
This course explores the movement and rhythms of African Dance and aims to develop the necessary skills and deepen the student's 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) B118F Movement Improvisation - First Half
Not offered 2019-20
Exercises and movement problems that generate ideas and establish parameters are utilized to encourage free and creative exploration of movement elements such as space, weight, shape, stillness, dynamics and time. Group and solo decision making while moving lead students into new and unexpected ways of making movement and dance. (Quarter Class, 1 PE Credit)

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PE(D) B121 Tap: Beginning Technique
Not offered 2019-20
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) B127 Social Dance Forms: Salsa/Intro to Social Dance
Section 001 (Spring 2019): Intro to Social Dance and Salsa
Not offered 2019-20
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 course is open to all levels of experience. (Semester Course, 2 PE credits)
Counts toward Africana Studies

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PE(D) B129 The Gesture of Dance: Intro to Classical Indian/Hula and Polynesian
Not offered 2019-20
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
Not offered 2019-20
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 2019
Dance ensembles are designed to offer students significant opportunities to develop dance technique and performance skills. 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. This course is open to intermediate and advanced level dancers.

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PE(D) B150 Dance Ensemble: Hip-hop
Section 001 (Spring 2019): Hip Hop
Not offered 2019-20
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 commit to the full semester and be available for rehearsal week and two Spring Dance Concert performances. (Semester course, 2 PE credits)

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PE(D) B195 Movement for Theater
Fall 2019
Students must be performing in a faculty-directed Theater Program production that utilizes physical theatre techniques. This course can fulfill a total of two Physical Education credits but not concurrently with taking it for academic credit. This course can fulfill up to a total of two Physical Education credits and cannot be repeated beyond that. Credit is approved through faculty director at end of semester.

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PE(D) B196 Dance Composition Lab
Not offered 2019-20
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 2019
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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