DANCE PROGRAM

Division of the Arts

Website: http://dance.bard.edu

Updated August 15, 2017

 

Advising Faculty

 

1.     Jean Churchill (director, fall)

2.     Maria Q. Simpson (director, spring) (on sabbatical fall 17)

3.     Souleymane Badolo

4.     Lindsay Walker Clark

5.     Leah Cox

6.     Peggy Florin

7.     Peter Kyle

 

Non-Advising Faculty:

 

1.     Tricia Brown Dance Company, including Tara Lorenzen and Cori Olinghouse

 

 

Program Requirements

 

Areas of study: technique (ballet, modern), composition, dance history, dance science, performance and production, dance repertory.

 

Moderation Requirements:

 

1.     4 credits of dance technique courses

2.     Dance Composition I

3.     Dance Composition II

 

All moderating students must submit choreography and present performance work for acceptance into the major. Once accepted into the Program, students may choose to concentrate in creative work, performance, or both.

 

Graduation Requirements:

 

4.     two courses in Technique per semester (including three Ballet courses)

5.     two intensive 4 day/week technique courses (offered by the Tricia Brown Dance Company)

6.     Dance Composition III (not required if concentrating in performance)

7.     DAN 360 Dance History

8.     DAN 355 Anatomy for Dancers

9.     Music course

10.   Practicing Arts course outside of the dance program

11.   2nd Practicing Arts course outside of the dance program

12.   History course outside of the dance program

13.   Writing and/or criticism course (e.g. Philosophy of Art) by junior year

14.   DAN 350 Junior & Senior Seminar: The Current Landscape of the Contemporary Performance World

15.   Senior Project I

16.   Senior Project II

 

For the Senior Project in Dance, students prepare choreography, performance, or other material of appropriate scope and size for public presentation. All Senior Projects include a 20- to 30-page paper.

 

 

Sample Program of Study

 

First Year

Sophomore Year

Junior Year

Senior Year

 

FYSEM I (fall)

2-cred DAN technique

 

2-cred DAN technique

DAN 217 Comp II

HIST 130

 

ART 101 Painting I

PHIL 230

2-cred DAN technique

 

Sr. Project I (fall)

DAN 351 Anatomy

2-cred DAN technique

 

FYSEM II (spring)

2-cred DAN technique

DAN 117 Comp I

 

2-cred DAN technique

Moderation

 

DAN 360 Dance History

DAN 317 Comp III

MUS 142

2-cred DAN technique

 

Sr. Project II (spring)

THTR 101 Intro to Acting

2-cred DAN technique