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. Technique courses led by Trisha Brown Dance Co. meet four times each week and carry 2 credits, courses meeting twice weekly carry 1 credit.

 

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.

 

91946

DAN 103 JC

 Introduction to Dance: BALLET

Jean Churchill

  W  F     10:10 am-11:30 am

FISHER PAC THORNE STUDIO

PA

PART

1 credit.  Class size: 25

 

91948

DAN 103 SB

 IntroDUCTION to CONTEMPORARY African Dance

Souleymane Badolo

 T  Th     4:40 pm-6:00 pm

FISHER PAC THORNE STUDIO

PA

PART

Cross-listed: Africana Studies 1 credit.   Rooted in contemporary African Dance, using Badolo’s own movement style, this course explores movement over/under/inside and outside the tradition. The class begins with a warm-up that involves both physical and mental preparation. By listening to internal rhythms of the body and the beat of the music, dancers can discover their own musicality and their own movement language. Students will be exposed to the skills of improvisation starting with simple forms.  Class size: 25

 

91947

DAN 103 TBD

 IntroDUCTION to Dance: THE   articulate Body

Leah Cox

M  W       3:10 pm-4:30 pm

T  Th      3:10 pm-4:30 pm

FISHER PAC THORNE STUDIO

CAMPUS MPR

PA

PART

2 credits. This course is for students who want to engage in an intense experience of dance in the broadest and most contemporary sense. We will cultivate kinesthetic sophistication, physical creativity, strength, stamina, and collaborative skills. We will place equal emphasis on developing our skills in improvisation and composition alongside our "dancerly" capacities. Readings, written assignments, and attendance at performances outside of regular class hours are essential aspects of the course.  To provide multiple perspectives and approaches, this class is taught by two faculty members who each lead class twice a week.  Coursework is grounded in Trisha Brown’s approach to moving and composing.  Led by Trisha Brown Dance Company faculty and Leah Cox.  Note: This class meets 4 days per week and all students must be able to come to class all four days. No movement experience required, only a commitment to rigorous intellectual, creative, and physical experiences. Contact Leah Cox at lcox@ bard.edu with any questions..  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 speak with instructors about their dance level prior to registration.

 

91949

DAN 105 PF

 Advanced Beginner Ballet

Peggy Florin

 T  Th     1:30 pm-2:50 pm

FISHER PAC THORNE STUDIO

PA

PART

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. 

 

91950

DAN 211 PF

 Intermediate Ballet

Peggy Florin

 T  Th     10:10 am-11:30 am

FISHER PAC THORNE STUDIO

PA

PART

Class size: 20

 

91951

DAN 211 PK

 Intermediate Modern Dance

Peter Kyle

 T  Th     3:10 pm-4:30 pm

FISHER PAC THORNE STUDIO

PA

PART

Class size: 20

 

91952

DAN 215 SB

 Intermediate / Advanced contemporary African Dance

Souleymane Badolo

 T  Th     11:50 am-1:10 pm

FISHER PAC THORNE STUDIO

PA

PART

Cross-listed: Africana Studies    Based in contemporary African dance forms, the course will deeply involve students in discovering the harmonization of gesture, sensation, listening, and responding. Badolo will teach technique and incorporate choreographic segments from his larger works, with an emphasis on precision of movement.  Class size: 20

 

91954

DAN 311 LC

 Advanced Ballet

Lindsay Clark

M  W       11:50 am-1:10 pm

FISHER PAC THORNE STUDIO

PA

PART

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.

 

91953

DAN 217 JC

 Dance Composition II

Jean Churchill

   M         4:40 pm-6:00 pm

   F              11:50 am 1:10 pm

FISHER PAC THORNE STUDIO

PA

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

 

91957

DAN 317 LC

 Dance Composition III

Leah Cox

M            9:30 am-11:30 am

  W         9:30 am-11:30 am

PAC THORNE

PAC NUREYEV

PA

PART

Comp III is designed to expand our scope as makers. We will draw from the movement-based ideas generated by philosophy, cultural studies, as well as dance makers past and present to generate our own processes and questions.  We'll also explore the importance of working in other creative forms as a way to increase our understanding of dancemaking.  Essential to our trajectory will be an increase in our dance literacy: our ability to see and speak about dance in its own milieu as well as understand its implications for and relevance to larger cultural contexts.   Prerequisites: Completion of at least one 200-level comp class.  Email Leah Cox with any questions: lcox@bard.edu. Class size: 15

 

91956

DAN 315

 Dance Repertory

Souleymane Badolo

   Th       6:10 pm-8:00 pm

FISHER PAC THORNE STUDIO

PA

PART

Class size: 15

 

91990

DAN WKSHP

 Dance Workshop

Maria Simpson

 T           6:15 pm-8:00 pm

FISHER PAC THORNE STUDIO

PA

PART

Non-dance majors and students not registered for composition courses can register for Dance Workshop for 1 credit.  Interested students should contact Prof. Simpson prior to registration (msimpson@bard.edu). Class size: Open