Intensive technique studies are essential to a serious dance studentís 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 training offered.

 

Course

DAN 260†† Dance History

Professor

Leslie Satin

CRN

18299

 

Schedule

Mon††††† 12:00 -2:20 pm†††††† Fisher P. Arts

Distribution

Analysis of Art

This course will explore some of the ways the human body has been "constructed" or idealized, in the course of certain periods in history when dance and choreography played key roles in defining the spirit of the time. Starting with French Romantic Ballet of the early l9th century, we will proceed through ballet and modern dance history in Europe, Russia and the U.S, examining along how the dancing body, both male and female, was configured and reconfigured by dance artists, both performers and choreographers.The course has a three-fold aim:1) to help students piece together a chronological "narration" of the development of dance as a modern theater art; 2) to help them learn to deconstruct choreographic "texts" (as encountered in video tapes and live performances) so as to uncover the various ideologies behind these texts; 3) to introduce students to the craft of writing about dance, through reading dance critics and historians, and through writing their own papers.Materials for the course will be the books on the reading list, articles handed out by the teacher, dance videos and live dance performances at Bard and elsewhere if appropriate.

 

DAN 104- Introduction to Dance

One credit each. 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. Although each class earns one credit, students must enroll in at least two, and thereby earn 2 credits,in a given semester.

 

Course

DAN 104 SOIntroduction to Dance

Professor

Susan Osberg

CRN

18292

 

Schedule

Mon††††† 1:30 -2:50 pm††††††† Fisher P. Arts

Distribution

Practicing Arts

 

Course

DAN 104 LBIntroduction to Dance

Professor

Leslie Boyce

CRN

18311

 

Schedule

Wed††††† 10:30 - 11:50 am††† Fisher P. Arts

Distribution

Practicing Arts

 

Course

DAN 104 PFIntroduction to Dance: Ballet

Professor

Peggy Florin

CRN

18314

 

Schedule

Wed††††† 3:00 -4:20 pm††††††† Fisher P. Arts

Distribution

Practicing Arts

 

Course

DAN 104 JCIntroduction to Dance

Professor

Jean Churchill

CRN

18317

 

Schedule

Th†††††††† 10:30 - 11:50 am††† Fisher P. Arts

Distribution

Practicing Arts

 

Course

DAN 104 LLIntroduction to Dance

Professor

Lenore Latimer

CRN

18324

 

Schedule

Fri†††††††† 10:30 - 11:50 am††† Fisher P. Arts

Distribution

Practicing Arts

 

Course

DAN 104 JC2Introduction to Dance

Professor

Jean Churchill

CRN

18327

 

Schedule

Fri†††††††† 3:00 -4:20 pm††††††† Fisher P. Arts

Distribution

Practicing Arts

 

DAN 212 and 312 Intermediate and Advanced Dance technique

One credit each. Intensive technique studies are essential to a serious dance studentís training. Except semester I when only two credits of technique are required,intending and current dance majors must register for four credits of dance technique each semester.Open to non-majors with experience, inclination, and permission of the instructor. Although each class earns one credit, non-majors must enroll for at least two classes in a given semester.

 

Course

DAN 212 MSIntermediate Dance Ballet

Professor

Maria Simpson

CRN

18294

 

Schedule

Mon††††† 9:00 - 10:20 am†††† Fisher P. Arts

Distribution

Practicing Arts

 

Course

DAN 212 SOIntermediate Dance

Professor

Susan Osberg

CRN

18293

 

Schedule

Mon††††† 3:00 -4:20 pm††††††† Fisher P. Arts

Distribution

Practicing Arts

 

Course

DAN 212 LBIntermediate Dance

Professor

Leslie Boyce

CRN

18310

 

Schedule

Wed††††† 9:00 - 10:20 am†††† Fisher P. Arts

Distribution

Practicing Arts

 

Course

DAN 212 JCIntermediate Dance

Professor

Jean Churchill

CRN

18316

 

Schedule

Th†††††††† 9:00 - 10:20 am†††† Fisher P. Arts

Distribution

Practicing Arts

 

Course

DAN 212 LLIntermediate Dance

Professor

Lenore Latimer

CRN

18323

 

Schedule

Fri†††††††† 9:00 - 10:20 am†††† Fisher P. Arts

Distribution

Practicing Arts

 

Course

DAN 312 JCAdvanced Dance

Professor

Jean Churchill

CRN

18301

 

Schedule

Tue†††††† 12:00 -1:20 pm†††††† Fisher P. Arts

Distribution

Practicing Arts

 

Course

DAN 312 LBAdvanced Dance

Professor

Leslie Boyce

CRN

18303

 

Schedule

Tue†††††† 3:00 -4:20 pm††††††† Fisher P. Arts

Distribution

Practicing Arts

 

Course

DAN 312 PFAdvanced Dance

Professor

Peggy Florin

CRN

18313

 

Schedule

Wed††††† 1:30 -2:50 pm††††††† Fisher P. Arts

Distribution

Practicing Arts

 

Course

DAN 312 LLAdvanced Dance

Professor

Lenore Latimer

CRN

18320

 

Schedule

Th†††††††† 3:00 -4:20 pm††††††† Fisher P. Arts

Distribution

Practicing Arts

 

Course

DAN 312 MSAdvanced Dance: Ballet

Professor

Maria Simpson

CRN

18326

 

Schedule

Fri†††††††† 1:30 -2:50 pm††††††† Fisher P. Arts

Distribution

Practicing Arts

 

 

Dance Composition / Dance Workshop in Performance and Production

Two credits. 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 Composition aims to introduce principles and theories about choreography in a studio setting.Dance Workshop in Performance and Production creates and sustains our community of performers and collaborators, on stage and behind the scenes.

All members of the community are welcome to visit or participate in Dance Workshop, and may earn one credit by registering in a tutorial with Professor Churchill. Dance Composition is open to non-majors and second semester First-Year students with permission of the instructor.Dance Composition/Dance Workshop in Performance and Production are required of all dance majors, and all students enrolled in Dance Composition must attend Dance Workshop. Sophomore intending dance majors register for both sections of 218 to earn four credits; Juniors register for 318 to earn two credits.

 

Course

DAN 218 JCDance Composition

Professor

Jean Churchill

CRN

18312

 

Schedule

Wed††††† 12:00 -1:20 pm†††††† Fisher P. Arts

Distribution

Practicing Arts

 

Course

DAN 218 MSDance Composition

Professor

Maria Simpson

CRN

18325

 

Schedule

Fri†††††††† 12:00 -1:20 pm†††††† Fisher P. Arts

Distribution

Practicing Arts

 

Course

DAN 318 APDance Composition

Professor

Aileen Passloff

CRN

18306

 

Schedule

Tue†††††† 4:30 -5:50 pm††††††† Fisher P. Arts

Distribution

Practicing Arts

 

Course

DAN WKSHP†† Dance Workshop

Professor

Aileen Passloff / Jean Churchill / Maria Simpson

CRN

18307

 

Schedule

Tue†††††† 6:15 -7:45 pm††††††† Fisher P. Arts

Distribution

Practicing Arts

 

Course

DAN 314 SOStudio in Dance Improvisation

Professor

Susan Osberg

CRN

18437

 

Schedule

Mon††††† 4:30 -5:50 pm††††††† Fisher P. Arts

Distribution

Practicing Arts

 Imagery is the language of the body. This class explores movement derived from anatomical, conceptual, and poetic imagery. The inner and outer perceptions we experience in dance will be fine tuned to express, creatively and honestly, what is evoked by the imagination. The student will form a spontaneous relationship to structure by developing a sensory readiness to dance in the moment. We will work alone and work with partners and groups to develop new vocabularies of movement and to build scores for improvisations that can be repeated, but will never be the same. This is class is a prerequisite for Susan Osberg's 300 level technique classes, but open to all intermediate and advanced level dancers who want to engage in a process of innovation.

 
 
DANCE REPERTORY

Interested students should speak with the professor before registration. Some professors hold auditions.

 

Course

DAN 316 MSDance Repertory

Professor

Maria Simpson

CRN

18295

 

Schedule

Mon Tues†† 10:30 - 11:50 amFisher P. Arts

Distribution

Practicing Arts

 

Course

DAN 316 APModern Dance Repertory

Professor

Aileen Passloff

CRN

18298

 

Schedule

Mon††††† 12:00 -1:30 pm†††††† Fisher P. Arts

Distribution

Practicing Arts

 

Course

DAN 316†† Spanish Dance Repertory

Professor

Aileen Passloff

CRN

18467

 

Schedule

Mon††††† 6:10 -9:00 pm††††††† Fisher P. Arts

Distribution

Practicing Arts

 

Course

DAN 316 AP2Dance Repertory

Professor

Aileen Passloff

CRN

18296

 

Schedule

Tue†††††† 9:00 - 10:20 am†††† Fisher P. Arts

Distribution

Practicing Arts

 

Course

DAN 316 LBDance Repertory

Professor

Leslie Boyce

CRN

18302

 

Schedule

Tue†††††† 1:30 -2:50 pm††††††† Fisher P. Arts

Distribution

Practicing Arts

 

Course

DAN 316 PFDance Repertory

Professor

Peggy Florin

CRN

18315

 

Schedule

Wed††††† 4:30 Ė 6:15 pm††††† Fisher P. Arts

Distribution

Practicing Arts

 

Course

DAN 316 LLDance Repertory

Professor

Lenore Latimer

CRN

18321

 

Schedule

Th†††††††† 4:30 -6:15 pm††††††† Fisher P. Arts

Distribution

Practicing Arts

 

Course

DAN 240†† Pilates / Body Balancing

Professor

Leah Katz

CRN

18322

 

Schedule

Th†††††††† 12:00 -1:30 pm†††††† Fisher P. Arts

Distribution

Practicing Arts

 

 

FLAMENCO

Course

DAN 284 APFlamenco: AdvancedBeginner

Professor

Aileen Passloff

CRN

18465

 

Schedule

Mon††††† 3:00 -4:20 pm††††††† Fisher P. Arts

Distribution

Practicing Arts

 

Course

DAN 344 AP2Flamenco: Intermediate/Men

Professor

Aileen Passloff

CRN

18466

 

Schedule

Mon††††† 4:30 -5:50 pm††††††† Fisher P. Arts

Distribution

Practicing Arts

 

Course

DAN 344 APFlamenco: Intermediate

Professor

Aileen Passloff

CRN

18308

 

Schedule

Tue†††††† 11:30 - 12:50 pm††† Fisher P. Arts

Distribution

Practicing Arts

 

Course

DAN 444 APFlamenco: Advanced

Professor

Aileen Passloff

CRN

18309

 

Schedule

Tue†††††† 1:30 -2:50 pm††††††† Fisher P. Arts

Distribution

Practicing Arts

 

Course

DAN 316†† Spanish Dance Repertory

Professor

Aileen Passloff

CRN

18467

 

Schedule

Mon††††† 6:10 -9:00 pm††††††† Fisher P. Arts

Distribution

Practicing Arts