Intensive technique studies are essential to a serious dance student's training. Intending and current dance majors must register for four credits of dance technique each semester of their four years at Bard. Students are welcome to watch classes currently being offered to learn about the different modern dance styles/methods of teaching and the ballet for modern dancers.

Unless otherwise noted all dance classes carry F distribution credit.

DAN 103 - INTRODUCTION TO DANCE

CRN

Section

Professor

Schedule

90291

103 LB

Boyce

Mon 11:30-12:50

90307

103 LL

Latimer

Tu 1:30 -2:50

90293

103 PF1

Florin(ballet)

Wed 11:30-12:50

90286

103 PF2

Florin(begin-ning/interm-diate ballet)

Wed 3:30 -4:50

90296

103 GR

Reigenborn

Th 1:30 - 2:50

90284

103 JC

Churchill

Fri 11:30-12:50

One credit each. Classes in modern dance and ballet intended for the beginner: no previous dance experience necessary. Open to all students. In the fall, two classes may be taken for 2 credits. The 2 credits are indivisible: both sections must be passed in order to receive credit for the course. First-year students with previous dance experience should speak with the dance professors before registration. In the spring, priority is given to students who register for 4 credits; intending dance majors MUST register for 4 credits.

DAN 211 - INTERMEDIATE DANCE

CRN

Section

Professor

Schedule

90295

211 LB

Boyce

Mon 1:30-2:50

90287

211 JC

Churchill

Tu 10:00-11:20

90285

211 LL

Latimer

Wed 8:30-9:50

90297

211 PF

Florin(inter-mediate/adv-anced ballet)

Wed 1:30-2:50

90290

211 GR

Reigenborn

Th 10:00-11:20

90308

211 SO

Osberg

Fr 1:30-2:50

DAN 311 - ADVANCED DANCE

CRN

Section

Professor

Schedule

90309

311 LB

Boyce

Mon 3:30-4:50

90313

311 LL

Latimer

Tu 3:00-4:20

90288

311 GR

Reigenborn

Wed 10:00-11:20

90311

311 JC

Churchill

Th 3:00-4:20

90315

311 SO

Osberg

Fr 3:00-4:20

One credit each. Intensive technique studies are essential to a serious dance student's training. Intending and current dance majors must register for four credits of dance technique each semester of their four years at Bard. The 4 credits are indivisible: all four one credit sections must be passed in order to receive credit for the course. Open to non-majors with experience, inclination, and permission of the instructor.

DAN 217 & 317 - STUDIO IN DANCE COMPOSITION

CRN

Section

Professor

Schedule

90292

217 A

Churchill

Tu 11:30- 12:50

90331

217 B

Reigenborn

Th 11:30- 12:50

90317

317

Latimer

Tu 4:30 -6:00

Dance Workshop in Performance and Production

90319

WKSHP

Churchill /

Latimer /

Passloff / Reigenborn

Tu 7:00 -9:00

Dance Composition and Dance Workshop in Performance and Production are required of all dance majors; before Moderation students enroll in both sections of 217 and Dance Workshop for four credits; Juniors and Seniors enroll in 317 and Dance Workshop. Open to non-majors with proven experience, inclination, and permission of the instructor. All students of Dance Composition must attend Dance Workshop in Performance and Production. The Dance Program aims to prepare students, in as versatile a way as possible, to understand and practice the art of dance and performance. To this end, the Program presents four productions that are open to the Bard community and the public. Moderation and Senior Project work is prepared for and performed in these four productions. Dance Workshop in Performance and Production creates and sustains our community of performers and collaborators, on stage and behind the scenes. Members of the community are welcome to join the workshop, and may receive one credit by registering in a tutorial with Jean Churchill.

CRN

90298

Course No.

DAN 313

Title

Studio in Dance Improvisation

Professor

Susan Osberg

Schedule

Fr 4:30 pm -5:50 pm AVA

Distribution

F

One credit. This studio seeks to provide a basis for composition work by the improvisatory approach. Open to intermediate and advanced dancers or by permission of the instructor. Speak with Susan Osberg before registration.

Dance Repertory

90281

315 A

Fri 8:30 am -11:00 am

90282

315 B

Tu 8:30 am -9:50 am

90283

315 C

Th 8:30 am -9:50 am

Two credits. Speak with Jean Churchill before registration.

FLAMENCO

90278

243

Mon 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

90279

343

Mon 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

90385

443 M

Tu 11:30 am -12:50 pm

90306

443

Tu 1:30 pm -2:50 pm

All Flamenco courses are taught by Professor Aileen Passloff.

CRN

90320

Course No.

DAN 220

Title

World Music and Dance

Professor

Bill Vanaver

Schedule

Mon 9:20 am - 11:20 am

Distribution

F

2 credits In the past few years, due in part to the dissemination and popularity of the likes of Ladysmith Black Mombazo, Riverdance, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Paco De Lucia, and Le Mystere des Voix Bulgares, it has become evident in the public eye that the tremendous wealth and variety of world music and dance forms is truly staggering. Now, more than ever, a familiarity with the structures and styles of ethnic music and dance is essential for a well rounded attitude towards, and understanding of, performance forms in general. Since exposure as passive spectator can offer only partial impressions of these subtle styles, students will be given opportunities to participate physically in various world music and dance forms through movement, vocalization, drumming, and creative work. Music and dance of the Balkans, Central Asians, Native Americans, Irish, North Africans, Andeans and others will be highlighted in the course. Functional modalities, (i.e. religious celebrations, entertainment, status, courtship, work songs, chanteys, lullabies, etc.) will be investigated. Guest performers of various ethnic styles will participate. Students will be encouraged to use their own skills and bring in musical instruments, and will be expected to do independent projects in folklore, as well as creative work in collaboration with others.

CRN

90294

Course No.

DAN 250

Title

Anatomy for the Performer

Professor

Debra Noble

Schedule

Wed Fr 11:30 am - 12:50 pm AVA

Distribution

F

The course focuses on primary bones, joints, ligaments, and muscles relevant to dancing, the physiology of breathing, and the body as a complex physical system to understand better how to prevent injuries and how to develop a full range of expression with safety and pleasure. The course also includes kinetic awareness techniques that bridge the gap between intellectual understanding of anatomical information and actual experience of the body in movement and so help relieve chronic tension, gain flexibility, and deepen the body-mind connection. Students have the opportunity to work in depth on chronic body problems. Weekly assignments are given. The course is open to students in Dance, Theater or Performance. Enrollment is limited to sixteen students.