Spring 2022  

All Dance Program courses are in-person only.

Modern: Beginning Technique

ArtD 136 or           PE 105

.5 or PE

M/W      11:40 - 1:00 pm

Mady Cantor

Pem

Ballet: Beginning Technique

ArtD 137 or           PE 101

.5 or PE

M/W      1:10 –  2:30 pm

Denise D'Angelo

Pem

Jazz: Beginning Technique PE 108 PE M/W       3:10 – 4:00 pm Clarricia Golden Pem
Tap: Learning and Performing PE 131 PE Mon      5:40 – 7:00 pm Corinne Karon Denbigh
Modern: Intermediate Technique ArtD 230 or          PE 106 .5 or PE Tu/Th     12:55 – 2:15 pm  Lela Aisha Jones / Ama Maat Gora Pem

Ballet: Intermediate Technique

ArtD 231 or          PE 102

.5 or PE

Tu/Th      9:55 – 11:15 am

Linda Mintzer 

Pem

Jazz: Intermediate Technique

ArtD 232 or          PE 110

.5 or PE

M/W    4:10 – 5:30 pm

Clarricia Golden

Pem

Modern: Advanced Technique

ArtD 330 or          PE 107

.5 or PE

Tu/Th      4:10 – 5:30 pm

Tammy Carrasco

Pem

Ballet: Advanced Technique

 

ArtD 331 or          PE 103

.5 or PE

M/W       7:10 – 9 pm    (Optional pointe or repertory, 8:30 – 9)

Ann Cole

Pem

*Ensemble:  Modern (Reconstruction) 

ArtD 345 or          PE 145

.5 or PE

Jan. 29-30, Feb 5-6, Feb 12 (Sat 2-6 pm, Sun tba)

guest artist Annmaria Mazzini

Pem

*Ensemble: Ballet

 

ArtD 346 or          PE 146

.5 or PE

Sat         10:10 am - 12:30 pm

Meredith Rainey

Pem

*Ensemble: African Dance Forms

ArtD 348 or          PE 148

.5 or PE

Th           6:30 - 8:50 pm

Peaches Jones

Pem

*Ensemble: Hip Hop

ArtD 350 or          PE 150

.5 or PE

Tu           7:10 - 9:30 pm

Melanie Cotton

Pem

Approaches to Dance: Themes and Perspectives

ArtD 140

1.0

Tu           7:10 – 9:30 pm

Lela Aisha Jones

Goodhart Music Room

 

Dance Composition: Process and Presence

ArtD 142

1.0

Tu/Th    11:25 – 12:45 pm

Lela Aisha Jones

Pem

Screendance: Movement and the Camera

ArtD 220

1.0

M/W      5:40 – 7:00 pm

Britt Whitmoyer Fishel

Goodhart B

Start Date: Tues., Jan. 18 for all Dance Program courses.

*Ensemble auditions (all in Pem):

Hip Hop: Tuesday, Jan. 18 at 7:10-8:30 p.m.

African Dance Forms: Thursday, Jan. 20 at 6:30-8 p.m.

Modern (Reconstruction of a Paul Taylor work): Friday, Jan. 21 at 4-5:30 p.m.

Ballet: Saturday, Jan. 22 at 10:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

No need to prepare anything for auditions. The ensembles culminate in performances April 22-23, 2022. One concurrent weekly technique class recommended.

 

Fall 2021  

All Dance Program courses are in-person only.

Modern: Beginning Technique

ArtD 136 or        PE 105

.5 or PE

M/W      11:40 - 1:00 pm

Mady Cantor

Pem

Ballet: Beginning Technique

ArtD 137 or        PE 101

.5 or PE

M/W      1:10 –  2:30 pm

Jennifer Chipman Bloom

Pem

Hip Hop Lineages ArtD 138 or        PE 111 .5 or PE W/F        2:40 – 4:00 pm Lela Aisha Jones / Melanie Cotton Pem
African Diaspora: Beginning Technique ArtD 141 or        PE 112 .5 or PE W/F      4:10  – 5:30 pm Lela Aisha Jones / Peaches Jones Pem
Capoeira Angola PE 113 PE Fr      1:10  – 2:30 pm  Eva Agbada Pem

Modern: Intermediate Technique

ArtD 230 or          PE 106

.5 or PE

M/W      5:40 – 7:00 pm

Britt Fishel 

Pem

Ballet: Intermediate Technique

ArtD 231 or        PE 102

.5 or PE

Tu/Th   9:55 – 11:15 am

Linda Mintzer

Pem

Modern: Advanced Technique

ArtD 330 or         PE 107

.5 or PE

Tu/Th  4:10 – 5:30 pm

Jessica Anthony

Pem

Ballet: Advanced Technique

 

ArtD 331 or         PE 103

.5 or PE

M/W    7:10 – 9 pm    (Optional pointe or repertory, 8:30 – 9)

Denise D'Angelo

Pem

*Ensemble: Modern/ Contemporary 

ArtD 345 or    PE 145

.5 or PE

Tu/Th  7:10 – 8:30 pm

Bethany Formica

Pem

*Ensemble: Jazz

 

ArtD 347 or    PE 147

.5 or PE

Mon  4:10 - 5:30 and Sat  11:10 am - 12:30 pm

Joe Gonzalez

Pem

Sacred Activism: Dancing Altars, Radical Moves

ArtD 210

1.0

Tu      7:10 – 9:30 pm

Lela Aisha Jones

Goodhart Music Room

 

Dance Composition: Elements and Craft

ArtD 242

1.0

Tu/Th    2:25 – 3:45 pm

Mady Cantor

Pem

Practical Anatomy: Bones, Muscles, Movement

ArtD 280

1.0

M/W      2:40 – 4:00 pm

Rebecca Malcolm-Naib

Goodhart B

Jazz Ensemble audition: Tues., Aug. 31, 5:40-7 p.m. in Pem; Modern/Contemporary Ensemble audition: Tues., Aug. 31, 7:10-8:30 p.m. in Pem; No need to prepare anything for auditions. The development of the works take place in the fall semester and culminates in performances April 22 - 23, 2022. One concurrent weekly technique class recommended.

Start Date: Aug. 30 for all Dance Program courses.


 

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 2021

COURSE TITLE SCHEDULE/
UNITS
MEETING TYPE TIMES/DAYS LOCATION / INSTRUCTION MODE INSTR(S)
ARTD B136-001Modern: Beginning TechniqueSemester / 0.5Lecture: 11:40 AM- 1:00 PM MWPembroke Studio
In Person
Cantor,M.
ARTD B137-001Ballet: Beginning TechniqueSemester / 0.5Lecture: 1:10 PM- 2:30 PM MWPembroke Studio
In Person
Dept. staff, TBA
ARTD B138-001Hip Hop LineagesSemester / 0.5Lecture: 2:40 PM- 4:00 PM WPembroke Studio
In Person
Department staff,T., Department staff,T., Jones,L., Jones,L.
LEC: 2:40 PM- 4:00 PM FPembroke Studio
In Person
ARTD B141-001African Diaspora: Beginning TechniqueSemester / 0.5,1LEC: 4:10 PM- 5:30 PM WPembroke Studio
In Person
Department staff,T., Jones,L., Jones,L., Jones,P.
LEC: 4:10 PM- 5:30 PM FPembroke Studio
In Person
ARTD B210-001Sacred Activism: Dancing Altars, Radical MovesSemester / 1LEC: 7:10 PM- 9:30 PM TGoodhart Hall Music Room
In Person
Jones,L.
ARTD B230-001Modern: Intermediate TechniqueSemester / 0.5Lecture: 5:40 PM- 7:00 PM MWPembroke Studio
In Person
Fishel,B.
ARTD B231-001Ballet: Intermediate TechniqueSemester / 0.5Lecture: 9:55 AM-11:15 AM TTHPembroke Studio
In Person
Mintzer,L.
ARTD B242-001Dance Composition: Elements and CraftSemester / 1LEC: 2:25 PM- 3:45 PM TTHPembroke Studio
In Person
Cantor,M.
ARTD B280-001Practical Anatomy: Muscles, Bones, MovementSemester / 1LEC: 2:40 PM- 4:00 PM MWGoodhart Hall B
In Person
Malcolm-Naib,R.
ARTD B330-001Modern: Advanced TechniqueSemester / 0.5Lecture: 4:10 PM- 5:30 PM TTHPembroke Studio
In Person
Anthony,J.
ARTD B331-001Ballet: Advanced TechniqueSemester / 0.5Lecture: 7:10 PM- 9:00 PM MWPembroke Studio
In Person
D'Angelo,D.
ARTD B342-002Advanced ChoreographySemester / 1In Person
ARTD B345-001Dance Ensemble: ModernSemester / 0.5LEC: 7:10 PM- 8:30 PM TTHPembroke Studio
In Person
Bender,B.
ARTD B347-001Dance Ensemble: JazzSemester / 0.5LEC: 4:10 PM- 5:30 PM MPembroke Studio
In Person
Gonzalez,J., Gonzalez,J.
LEC: 11:10 AM-12:30 PM SPembroke Studio
In Person
ARTD B400-001Senior Project/ThesisSemester / 0.5,1In Person
ARTD B400-001Senior Project/ThesisSemester / 0.5,1In Person
ARTD B400-002Senior Project/ThesisSemester / 0.5,1In Person
ARTD B400-002Senior Project/ThesisSemester / 0.5,1In Person
ARTD B403-001Supervised WorkSemester / 0.5,1Dept. staff, TBA
ARTD B403-001Supervised WorkSemester / 0.5,1Dept. staff, TBA
ARTT B251-001Fundamentals of ActingSemester / 1Lecture: 1:10 PM- 2:30 PM MWGoodhart Hall Common Room
In Person
Slusar,C.
ARTT B251-002Fundamentals of ActingSemester / 1Lecture: 2:40 PM- 4:00 PM TTHGoodhart Hall Common Room
In Person
Davis,A.

Spring 2022

COURSE TITLE SCHEDULE/
UNITS
MEETING TYPE TIMES/DAYS LOCATION / INSTRUCTION MODE INSTR(S)
ARTD B136-001Modern: Beginning TechniqueSemester / 0.5Lecture: 11:40 AM- 1:00 PM MWPembroke Studio
In Person
Cantor,M.
ARTD B137-001Ballet: Beginning TechniqueSemester / 0.5LEC: 1:10 PM- 2:30 PM MWPembroke Studio
In Person
D'Angelo,D.
ARTD B140-001Approaches to Dance: Themes and PerspectivesSemester / 1LEC: 7:10 PM- 9:30 PM TGoodhart Hall Music Room
In Person
Jones,L.
ARTD B142-001Dance Composition: Process and PresenceSemester / 1LEC: 11:25 AM-12:45 PM TTHPembroke Studio
In Person
Jones,L.
ARTD B220-001Screendance: Movement and the CameraSemester / 1LEC: 5:40 PM- 7:00 PM MWGoodhart Hall B
In Person
Fishel,B.
ARTD B230-001Modern: Intermediate TechniqueSemester / 0.5LEC: 12:55 PM- 2:15 PM TTHPembroke Studio
In Person
Department staff,T., Jones,L.
ARTD B231-001Ballet: Intermediate TechniqueSemester / 0.5LEC: 9:55 AM-11:15 AM TTHPembroke Studio
In Person
Mintzer,L.
ARTD B232-001Jazz: Intermediate TechniqueSemester / 0.5LEC: 4:10 PM- 5:30 PM MWPembroke Studio
In Person
Golden,C.
ARTD B330-001Modern: Advanced TechniqueSemester / 0.5LEC: 4:10 PM- 5:30 PM TTHPembroke Studio
In Person
Dept. staff, TBA
ARTD B331-001Ballet: Advanced TechniqueSemester / 0.5LEC: 7:10 PM- 9:00 PM MWIn PersonCole,A.
ARTD B342-001Advanced ChoreographySemester / 1In Person
ARTD B342-002Advanced ChoreographySemester / 1In Person
ARTD B345-001Dance Ensemble: ModernSemester / 0.5In Person
ARTD B346-001Dance Ensemble: BalletSemester / 0.5LEC: 10:10 AM-12:30 PM SPembroke Studio
In Person
Rainey,M.
ARTD B348-001Dance Ensemble: African Dance FormsSemester / 0.5LEC: 6:30 PM- 8:50 PM THPembroke Studio
In Person
Jones,P.
ARTD B350-001Dance Ensemble: Hip HopSemester / 0.5LEC: 7:10 PM- 9:30 PM TPembroke Studio
In Person
Cotton,M.
ARTD B400-001Senior Project/ThesisSemester / 0.5,1In Person
ARTD B400-001Senior Project/ThesisSemester / 0.5,1In Person
ARTD B400-002Senior Project/ThesisSemester / 0.5,1In Person
ARTD B400-002Senior Project/ThesisSemester / 0.5,1In Person
ARTD B403-001Supervised WorkSemester / 0.5,1Dept. staff, TBA
ARTD B403-001Supervised WorkSemester / 0.5,1Dept. staff, TBA
ARTT B251-001Fundamentals of ActingSemester / 1Lecture: 1:10 PM- 2:30 PM MWGoodhart Hall Common Room
In Person
Slusar,C.
ARTT B251-002Fundamentals of ActingSemester / 1Lecture: 9:55 AM-11:15 AM TTHGoodhart Hall Common Room
In Person
Lord,M.

Fall 2022

(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 2021

COURSE TITLE SCHEDULE/
UNITS
MEETING TYPE TIMES/DAYS LOCATION / INSTRUCTION MODE INSTR(S)
PE(D) B103-001Ballet: Advanced TechniqueSemester / 0LEC: 7:10 PM- 9:00 PM MWPembroke Studio
In Person
D'Angelo,D.
PE(D) B111-001Hip-Hop LineagesSemester / 0LEC: 2:40 PM- 4:00 PM WPembroke Studio
In Person
Cotton,M., Jones,L.
LEC: 2:40 PM- 4:00 PM FPembroke Studio
In Person
PE(D) B112-001African Diaspora: Beginning TechniqueSemester / 0LEC: 4:10 PM- 5:30 PM WPembroke Studio
In Person
Department staff,T., Jones,L.
LEC: 4:10 PM- 5:30 PM FPembroke Studio
In Person
PE(D) B113-001CapoeiraSemester / 0LEC: 1:10 PM- 2:30 PM FPembroke Studio
In Person
Dept. staff, TBA
PE(D) B145-001Dance Ensemble: ModernSemester / 0LEC: 7:10 PM- 8:30 PM TTHPembroke Studio
In Person
Bender,B.
PE(D) B195-001Movement for TheaterSemester / 0In Person
PE(D) B197-001Directed Work in DanceSemester / 0In Person
PE(D) B197-002Directed Work in DanceSemester / 0In Person

Spring 2022

COURSE TITLE SCHEDULE/
UNITS
MEETING TYPE TIMES/DAYS LOCATION / INSTRUCTION MODE INSTR(S)
PE(D) B103-001Ballet: Advanced TechniqueSemester / 0LEC: 7:10 PM- 9:00 PM MWPembroke Studio
In Person
Dept. staff, TBA
PE(D) B108-001Jazz: Beginning TechniqueSemester / 0LEC: 3:10 PM- 4:00 PM MWPembroke Studio
In Person
Golden,C.
PE(D) B131-001Tap: Learning and PerformingSemester / 0LEC: 5:40 PM- 7:00 PM MDenbigh Dance Studio
In Person
Karon,C.
PE(D) B145-001Dance Ensemble: ModernSemester / 0In Person
PE(D) B150-001Dance Ensemble: Hip-hop: Hip HopSemester / 0LEC: 7:10 PM- 9:30 PM TPembroke Studio
In Person
Cotton,M.
PE(D) B195-001Movement for TheaterSemester / 0In Person
PE(D) B197-001Directed Work in DanceSemester / 0In Person
PE(D) B197-002Directed Work in DanceSemester / 0In Person

Fall 2022

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

2021-22 Catalog Data

ARTD B136 Modern: Beginning Technique
Fall 2021, Spring 2022
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, and complete three short writing assignments. Offered on a pass/fail basis only.
Course does not meet an Approach

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ARTD B137 Ballet: Beginning Technique
Fall 2021, Spring 2022
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, and complete three short writing assignments. Offered on a pass/fail basis only.
Course does not meet an Approach

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ARTD B138 Hip Hop Lineages
Fall 2021
Hip Hop Lineages is a team-taught practice-based course, exploring the embodied foundations of Hip Hop and its expression as a global phenomenon. Offered on a pass/fail basis only.
Course does not meet an Approach
Counts toward Africana Studies

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ARTD B140 Approaches to Dance: Themes and Perspectives
Spring 2022
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 B141 African Diaspora: Beginning Technique
Fall 2021
The African Diaspora course cultivates a community that centers global blackness, dance, live music, and movement culture. Embody living traditions from a selection of peoples and countries including Guinea, Ghana, Mali, Brazil, and Cuba. Offered on a pass/fail basis only.
Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC)
Counts toward Africana Studies

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ARTD B142 Dance Composition: Process and Presence
Spring 2022
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 relevant resources 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. Concurrent participation in any Dance Program technique course, either for academic or PE credit, is recommended.
Critical Interpretation (CI)

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ARTD B210 Sacred Activism: Dancing Altars, Radical Moves
Fall 2021
How do practices of embodiment, choreography, artistry, performance, testifying, and witnessing guide us to transformative and liberation action in our lives? This course excavates the adornment of beings/bodies and the making of sacred spaces for embodied performance, introspection, and ceremonial dance. We will take up the notion of the being/body as an altar and the importance of costume and garb in setting the scene for activism, ritual, and staged offerings. The cognitive has gotten us here, what might continuums of believing in the being/body unveil? Expect to dance, move, write, discuss, create projects, and engage in a variety of textual and media resources. We will work individually and collectively for communal learning. The content for this course will be steeped in the lives, cultures, and practices of black and brown folks. This is a writing and dance attentive course. No dance experience necessary, just courage to move.
Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC)
Critical Interpretation (CI)
Counts toward Africana Studies

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ARTD B220 Screendance: Movement and the Camera
Spring 2022
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 B225 Dancing Histories/Writing Dance
Not offered 2021-22
This course has three overlapping aims: to learn about concert dance histories through historical sources, scholarship, and embodiment; to understand the processes of historiography; and to prepare students to undertake their own historical research and scholarship. The course is designed to illustrate how our understanding of the past is dynamic and evolving rather than fixed and static. Through critical engagement with concert dance history's canons, values, and ideological premises, Dancing Histories/Writing Dance emphasizes how history is written, questioned, and rewritten. A range of concert/art dance genres across Europe, the US and Japan will be explored to exemplify how concert dance draws from both Western and non-Western dance forms and aesthetics. Moving from 16th century court ballet through 20th century modern and postmodern dance to international "contemporary" stages, assigned readings will enable recognition of how dance scholars have employed national and transnational frameworks to write, and revise, dance histories. Students will develop a strong methodological framework that will allow them to grasp the significance of source material, the effects of cultural competence and critical bias, and the ways in which the writing of history is a creative, political, and ideological process.
Critical Interpretation (CI)
Inquiry into the Past (IP)

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ARTD B230 Modern: Intermediate Technique
Fall 2021, Spring 2022
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 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 and accomplishment. Preparation: two semesters of beginning level modern, or its equivalent, or permission of the instructor.
Course does not meet an Approach

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ARTD B231 Ballet: Intermediate Technique
Fall 2021, Spring 2022
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 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 and accomplishment. 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.
Course does not meet an Approach

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ARTD B232 Jazz: Intermediate Technique
Spring 2022
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 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 and accomplishment. Preparation: two semesters of beginning level jazz, or its equivalent, or permission of the instructor
Course does not meet an Approach

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ARTD B242 Dance Composition: Elements and Craft
Fall 2021
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. Related viewing and reading will be assigned. Concurrent participation in any Dance Program technique course, either for credit or as an auditor, is recommended. Additional costs: In lieu of books, students may incur $10-30 in performance ticket fees but may take advantage of free Tri-co performances. Course was previously taught at ARTD B144.
Critical Interpretation (CI)

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ARTD B245 Dance: Close Reading
Not offered 2021-22
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 B250 Performing the Political Body: Dance and Power
Not offered 2021-22
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
Not offered 2021-22
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. 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 studies 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, but a willingness to move is essential.
Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC)
Counts toward Africana Studies

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ARTD B270 Diasporic Bodies, Citizenship, and Dance
Not offered 2021-22
Take a journey through citizenship, belonging and revolutions, guided by the lived experiences of prominent teachers, choreographers, and performers of traditional and contemporary dances of Black and African descent. Our theory and practice frameworks are grounded in the works of women and LGBTQ+ scholars and dance artists navigating diasporic blackness, citizenship, and nationhood. We will centralize the notion that Black Life is Tied to All Life, investigating the significance of developing philosophies and practices of integrity, as well as boundary-breaking transformations when traversing dance/movement as a nomadic practice in a globalized world. No dance experience is necessary, but a willingness to move is essential.
Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC)
Critical Interpretation (CI)
Counts toward Africana Studies

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ARTD B280 Practical Anatomy: Muscles, Bones, Movement
Fall 2021
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.
Course does not meet an Approach

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ARTD B330 Modern: Advanced Technique
Fall 2021, Spring 2022
Advanced level technique courses continue to expand movement vocabulary and to introduce increasingly challenging movement phrases and repertory. The advanced modern course focuses on both intellectual and kinesthetic understanding of movement and command of technical challenges and 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 and accomplishment. 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 2021, Spring 2022
Advanced level technique courses continue to expand movement vocabulary and to introduce increasingly challenging movement phrases and repertory. The advanced ballet course focuses on both 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. 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 and accomplishment. Preparation: Minimum of three semesters of intermediate level ballet, or its equivalent, or permission of the instructor.

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ARTD B342 Advanced Choreography
Fall 2021, Spring 2022
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 recommended. Pre-requisite: ARTD B142: Dance Composition: Process and Presence and ARTD B242: Dance Composition: Elements and Craft.

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ARTD B345 Dance Ensemble: Modern
Fall 2021, Spring 2022
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, demonstration of commitment and openness to the choreographic process, and achievement in performance. 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 in the Spring Dance Concert.

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ARTD B346 Dance Ensemble: Ballet
Spring 2022
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 are rehearsed and performed in concert. Students are evaluated on their participation in rehearsals, demonstration of commitment and openness to the choreographic process, and achievement in performance. 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 in the Spring Dance Concert.

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ARTD B347 Dance Ensemble: Jazz
Fall 2021
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 are rehearsed and performed in concert. Students are evaluated on their participation in rehearsals, demonstration of commitment and openness to the choreographic process, and achievement in performance. 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 in the Spring Dance Concert.

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ARTD B348 Dance Ensemble: African Dance Forms
Spring 2022
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 are rehearsed and performed in concert. Students are evaluated on their participation in rehearsals, demonstration of commitment and openness to the choreographic process, and achievement in performance. 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 in the Spring Dance Concert.
Counts toward Africana Studies

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ARTD B350 Dance Ensemble: Hip Hop
Spring 2022
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 are choreographed by faculty or guest choreographers and performed in concert. Students are evaluated on their participation in rehearsals, demonstration of commitment and openness to the choreographic process, and achievement in performance. 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 in the Spring Dance Concert.

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ARTD B400 Senior Project/Thesis
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 reflection paper. Work begins in the fall semester and should be completed by the middle of the spring semester.

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ARTD B400 Senior Project/Thesis
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 reflection paper. Work begins in the fall semester and should be completed by the middle of the spring semester.

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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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ARTA B251 Arts Teaching in Educational and Community Settings
Not offered 2021-22
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 2021, Spring 2022
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.
Course does not meet an Approach

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2021-22 Catalog Data

PE(D) B103 Ballet: Advanced Technique
Fall 2021, Spring 2022
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 stylistic markers of the form and to 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 beginning level ballet, or its equivalent, or permission of the instructor; incoming first year students must take a placement class during customs week, date and time TBA. (Semester course, 2 PE credits)

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PE(D) B108 Jazz: Beginning Technique
Spring 2022
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 Lineages
Fall 2021
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 African Diaspora: Beginning Technique
Fall 2021
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) B113 Capoeira
Fall 2021
Capoeira Angola is an Afro-Brazilian martial art form that weaves intricate movements, mental and physical discipline, fight, spirituality, and philosophy into a unique "game." It is played in a circle incorporating music, song, dance, and ritual as passed down from mestre (master, teacher) to student. Students will learn the basic elements of Capoeira Angola (including movement and music) and will be introduced to its history, rituals, and philosophy. (Semester Course, 2 PE credits)

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PE(D) B120 Intro to Flamenco
Not offered 2021-22
Students learn the basic postures, rhythms, foot and hand percussion that are central to Flamenco dance. (semester course, 2 PE credits)

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PE(D) B131 Tap: Learning and Performing
Spring 2022
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 2021, Spring 2022
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 2021): Hip Hop
Section 001 (Spring 2022): Hip Hop
Spring 2022
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 2021, Spring 2022
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 2021-22
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 2021, Spring 2022
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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