91487

DAN   355   MS

 Anatomy for the Dancer

Maria Simpson

. T . Th .

11:50 am -1:10 pm

FISHER PAC THORNE

PART

4 credits This course is required of all moderated Dance majors. Upperclassmen outside of Dance are permitted if space allows. The course requires a great deal of work, more aligned with a 300-level seminar course. Requirements include four reading responses, two in-class presentations, a midterm exam a final exam, and a final paper.  Class size: 15

 

 

Dance Technique Courses:

Intensive technique studies are essential to a serious dance student’s training. Intending and current dance majors must register for two credits of dance technique each semester of their four years at Bard. All technique classes that meet twice weekly carry 1 credit, classes that meet four times carry 2 credits.

 

Introductory Dance Courses:

Classes in modern dance and ballet intended for the beginner;  no previous dance experience necessary. Open to all students. New students with previous dance experience should speak with the dance professors before registration.

 

91474

DAN   103   LC

 Introduction to Dance: The Expressive Body

Leah Cox

M . W . .

. T . Th .

3:10 pm -4:30 pm

3:10 pm -4:30 pm

FISHER/THORNE CAMPUS MPR

PART

2 credits  The Expressive Body is for students who want to engage in an intense experience of dance in the broadest and most contemporary sense. We will move vigorously in each class in order to develop our skills as articulate movers, cultivating athleticism, kinesthetic sophistication, and range.  We will place equal emphasis on developing our skills in improvisation and composition alongside our "dancerly" capacities.  Class will include watching and discussing contemporary dance performance and choreographers working today.  Readings, written assignments, and attendance at performances outside of regular class hours are essential aspects of the course.  No movement experience required, only a commitment to rigorous intellectual, creative, and physical experiences.  Taught as part of the partnership with New York Live Arts, led by Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company and NY Live Arts teaching artists.  This class meets 4 days per week.  Contact Leah Cox at btjaz@bard.edu with any questions.  Class size: 25

 

91475

DAN   103   AL

 IntroDUCTION to Modern Dance

Amii LeGendre

. T . Th .

8:30 am -9:50 am

CAMPUS MPR

PART

1 credit   Class size: 25

 

91473

DAN   103   JC

 Introduction to Ballet

Jean Churchill

. . W . F

8:30 am -9:50 am

FISHER PAC THORNE

PART

1 credit   Class size: 25

Advanced Beginner level is intended for students who have had at least one semester, or the equivalent, of dance. Students are urged to confer with instructors about their dance level   prior to registration.

 

91476

DAN   105   MF

 Advanced Beginner Ballet

Jean Churchill

. T . Th .

1:30 pm -2:50 pm

FISHER PAC THORNE

PART

1 credit   Class size: 20

 

91477

DAN   105   PF

 Advanced Beginner Modern Dance

Peggy Florin

. . W . F

11:50 am -1:10 pm

FISHER PAC THORNE

PART

1 credit   Class size: 20

 

Intermediate and Advanced Dance Technique:

Intensive technique studies are essential to a serious dance student’s training. Intending and current dance majors must register for two credits of dance technique each semester.   Also open to non-majors with experience, inclination, and permission of the instructor.  Technique courses led by New York Live Arts meet four times each week and carry 2 credits.

 

91481

DAN   215   LC

 Intermediate-Advanced Modern Dance

Leah Cox

M . W . .

. T . Th .

1:30 pm -2:50 pm

1:30 pm -2:50 pm

PAC THORNE

CAMPUS MPR

PART

2 credits  This course is designed for students wishing to experience an intense, three-dimensional study of modern dance.  As one of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company courses offered within the dance program, the course bases its motivating structure and principles on Jones’ values as a choreographer and performer.  Coursework is designed to prepare the dancer to deeply integrate technical ability and artistry, expanding the dancer’s abilities to include fluid use of highly technical, improvisational, and analytical skills.  Students must have a strong technical foundation, be self-motivated, and be capable of handling the demands of a four-day-a-week class.  Readings, written assignments, and attendance at performances outside of regular class hours are essential aspects of the course, augmenting our intellectual understanding of technique and performance.  Prerequisite: Prior enrollment in a BTJAZ technique course or permission of instructor.  This class meets 4 days per week. Contact Leah Cox at btjaz@bard.edu with any questions. Class size: 20

 

91479

DAN   211   PF

 Intermediate Ballet

Peggy Florin

. T . Th .

10:10 am- 11:30 am

FISHER PAC THORNE

PART

1 credit   Class size: 20

 

91480

DAN   211   PK

 Intermediate Modern Dance

Peter Kyle

. T . Th .

3:10 pm -4:30 pm

FISHER PAC THORNE

PART

1 credit   Class size: 20

 

91484

DAN   311   MS

 Advanced Ballet

Maria Simpson

M . W . .

10:10 am- 11:30 am

FISHER PAC THORNE

PART

1 credit   Class size: 15

 

 

FLAMENCO (cross-listed: LAIS)

Technique classes in flamenco, a dance and music that has been influenced by many different cultures, including Indian, Arabic, Cuban, Argentinean, African, and Judaic.  Not open for on-line registration, students should see Prof. Passloff in Fisher PAC B-51.

(Flamenco shoes required for ALL Flamenco Classes: http://www.freedusa.com/home.html or e-mail at WebOrders@FreedUSA.com. 

For Women: 515 Suede by Hijos de Iborra $125.00 /pair Flamenco pump.  For Men: Botas Suede by Gallardo $250.00 /pair Flamenco boot with elastic instep.)

 

91483

DAN   243   AP

 Flamenco: ADVANCED Beginner

Aileen Passloff

. T . . .

10:10 am- 11:30 am

STUDIO SOUTH

PART

2 credits  Class size: 15

 

91486

DAN   343   AP

 Flamenco: Intermediate

Aileen Passloff

. T . . .

11:50 am -1:10 pm

STUDIO SOUTH

PART

2 credits  Class size: 15

 

91963

DAN  443   AP

 Flamenco: ADVANCED

Aileen Passloff

. T . . .

8:30 am – 9:50 am

STUDIO SOUTH

PART

2 credits  Class size: 15

 

 

DANCE COMPOSITION

3 credits. Dance Composition aims to introduce principles and theories about choreography in a studio setting. Three levels of Dance Composition are required of all dance majors, and all students enrolled in Dance Composition must attend Dance Workshop but should not register for it.

Dance Composition is open to non-majors with permission of the instructor.

 

91482

DAN   217   JC

 Dance Composition II

Jean Churchill

. T . Th .

4:40 pm -6:00 pm

FISHER PAC THORNE

PART

Dance Composition II is intended for students of choreography who have had some experience creating original work, we examine in depth the use of sound (be it traditional music or contemporary compositions) as well as multiple methods of revision. Aspects of Rudolph von Laban’s movement analysis, as well as several other sources and sites, are used as prompts and tools to initiate, investigate, revise, and develop the “first drafts” of dance compositions. Required text: Bert O. States’ Great Reckonings in Little Rooms. Prerequisite: Dance Comp I.  Class size: 15

 

91472

DAN   317   

 Dance Composition III

Leah Cox

M . W . .

4:30 pm -6:30 pm

FISHER PAC THORNE

PART

We will use the focused study of Bill T. Jones’ methods and works, as well as the methods and works of current artists practicing in the field of contemporary dance as the springboard for developing micro- and macro-choreographic skills. The course will address: movement as a form of research; movement invention and phrase creation; the development of physical and intellectual thematic material; and the construction of structures capable of holding a dance together and supporting the expressive elements within a work of dance. As a class, we will engage in collaborative methods by creating a work of live performance art together. Finally, we will delve into the importance of seeing clearly and speaking accurately in order to create with freedom and range. The semester’s work will culminate in a performance at Dance Workshop.  All students must be able to meet each week at the assigned lab time. Concurrent enrollment in BTJAZ/Live Arts technique class strongly recommended. Prerequisites: Completion of at least one 200-level comp class.

Class size: 12

 

91490

DAN   LAB   A

LAB A Dance Composition II

. TBA

. . . Th .

11:50 am -1:10 pm

CAMPUS MPR

 

Class size: 15

 

91491

DAN   LAB   B

LAB B Dance Composition III

. TBA

. . . Th.

4:40 pm – 6:00 pm

CAMPUS MPR

 

Class size: 15

 

91488

DAN   WKSHP   

 Dance Workshop

Jean Churchill / Peggy Florin / Maria Simpson

. T . . .

6:15 pm -8:00 pm

TBA

PART

Non-dance majors and students not registered for composition courses can register for Dance Workshop for 1 credit.  Class size: Open

 

91485

DAN   316   

 Dance Repertory

. TBA

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PART

Class size: 15