DANCE

 

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 carry 1 credit, with the exception of DAN 214BTJ, which carries 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.

 

11562

DAN 104 JC  Introdection to Modern Dance

Class size: 25

 

Jean Churchill

. T . Th .

1:30  - 2:50 pm

MPR/CAMPUS CENTER

PART

11561

DAN 104 MF  Introduction to Ballet

Marjorie Folkman

. T . Th .

3:10  - 4:30 pm

THORNE STUDIO FISHER

PART

Class size: 25

 

11317

DAN 106 LL  Advanced Beginning Modern Dance

Lenore Latimer

. . W . F

3:10  - 4:30 pm

THORNE STUDIO FISHER

PART

Class size: 25

 

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DAN 106 PF  Advanced Beginning Ballet

Peggy Florin

. T . Th .

10:10  - 11:30 am

THORNE STUDIO FISHER

PART

Class size: 25

Intermediate and Advanced Dance Technique:

One credit each. 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. 

 

*Bill T Jones / Arnie Zane Dance Company Courses

Courses will primarily be taught by Leah Cox and Stuart Singer,  members of BTJ/AZ, with other company members visiting throughout the semester. Inquiries should be directed to Leah Cox.

 

11318

DAN 212 BTJ  Intermediate Modern Dance

BTJ/AZ

. T . Th .

1:30  - 2:50 pm

THORNE STUDIO FISHER

PART

Class size: 25

 

11322

DAN 212 MS  Intermediate Ballet

Maria Simpson

. T . Th .

8:30  - 9:50 am

THORNE STUDIO FISHER

PART

Class size: 25

 

11319

DAN 214 BTJ  Intermediate/Advanced

Modern Dance

BTJ/AZ

M T W Th .

11:50  - 1:10 pm

THORNE STUDIO FISHER

PART

2 credits  This course is developed to impart the values and movement aesthetic of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company and to train the dancer serious about developing their technical skills.  Class meets four times a week and includes a rotating roster of teachers. This course aims to deeply integrate technical ability and artistry within the dance-artist, expanding the dancer’s abilities to include fluid use of highly technical, improvisational, and analytical skills.  Students must be self-motivated and interested in being challenged. Coursework outside the class is required and will include participation in online forums and occasional journals. This course also requires attendance at one New York City-based performance (paid for by the student) and participation in Bard Dance Day.  Prerequisite: Intermediate Modern Dance or the equivalent.  No exceptions. Class size: 25

 

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DAN 222  Contact Improvisation II

Amii LeGendre

. T . Th .

8:30 -9:50 am

MPR/CAMPUS CENTER

PART

Contact Improvisation II will continue the development of the underlying principles of contact improvisation–gathering information with the senses and observing how the body composes a unique response. It will highlight the study of  improvisation, focusing more on how we track, develop, and translate impulse into movement. We will amplify the process of deep observation, and explore more challenging lifts, riskier use of momentum, and more possibilities in response to a partner.  This class is as interested in the 'contact mind' as the 'contact body'. " Class size: 25

 

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DAN 312 MS  Advanced Ballet

Maria Simpson

. . W . F

10:10  - 11:30 am

THORNE STUDIO FISHER

PART

Class size: 25

 

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DAN 312 PF  Advanced Modern Dance

Peggy Florin

M . W . .

8:30  - 9:50 am

THORNE STUDIO FISHER

PART

Class size: 25

 

Dance Composition

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

 

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DAN 218 JC  Dance Composition II

Jean Churchill

. T . Th .

4:40  - 6:00 pm

THORNE STUDIO FISHER

PART

All students of Composition courses are required to attend Dance Workshop every week.

Class size: 12

 

11327

DAN 418 AP  Interdisciplinary Composition

Aileen Passloff

. T . . .

4:40  - 6:00 pm

RESNICK/

FISHER PAC

PART

Cross-listed: Art, Film, Music, Photography, Theater   2 credits  This class is designed for students interested in studying the art of composition from an interdisciplinary perspective. This is a project-based class in which students from different arts programs will cross back and forth between their “home” discipline into new art genres in order to deepen and enhance the exploration of style, content, and craftsmanship.  Pre-requisite: Students with experience in composition courses in their major course of study. Not open for on-line registration, students should see Prof. Passloff in Fisher PAC B-51.   Class size: 12

 

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DAN 316 BTJ  Dance Repertory

Leah Cox

M . W . .

1:30  - 2:50 pm

THORNE STUDIO FISHER

PART

Admission by audition. Contact Leah Cox at btjaz@bard.edu.

 

11329

DAN 316 LL  Dance Repertory

Admission by invitation.

 

Lenore Latimer

. . W . .

. . . . F

 

4:40  - 6:00 pm

1:30 – 2:50 PM

THORNE STUDIO FISHER

PART

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DAN 316 MS  Dance Repertory

Admission by invitation.

 

Maria Simpson

. . . . F

TBA

8:30 – 9:50 am

THORNE STUDIO FISHER

PART

11675

DAN 316 JC  Dance Repertory

Jean Churchill

. . W . F

11:50 – 1:10 pm

STUDIO SOUTH FISHER

PART

Contact Prof. Churchill (churchil@bard.edu) regarding registration.

Open to beginning and intermediate-level dancers who have had some experience performing on stage, in either dance or theater.

 

11676

DAN 316 PF  Dance Repertory

Admission by invitation.

 

Peggy Florin

TBA

TBA

THORNE STUDIO FISHER

PART

11331

DAN 350   Junior and Senior Seminar

in Dance

Leah Cox

M . . . .

3:10  - 5:50 pm

FISHER PAC

CONFERENCE

 

2 credits  What is the current landscape of the contemporary performance world?  What are the most relevant models for funding and producing independent work?  Who are the other professionals involved in making a company run?  What are the options for continuing your learning after your undergraduate career and when is graduate school the right next step, if at all?  Utilizing both the technical and administrative personnel of the

Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, this course will provide students with the resources to begin a professional practice.  Students will explore the range of jobs that allow for a continuing creative practice and understand how to interact with professionals in all aspects of the performing arts.  A rotating roster of guest teachers will address issues relevant to artists entering the field and discuss their own roles within the professional dance world.  Among other skills, students will prepare a portfolio of their work, delve into development, and produce future work.  This course is geared towards junior and senior dance majors or those interested in entering the professional dance world in any way.  Note: This course will demand 2-6 hours of project-based homework each week.  Preference given to dance majors.  Class size: 10

 

11330

DAN WKSHP JC  Dance Workshop

Jean Churchill

. T . . .

6:15  - 8:00 pm

THORNE STUDIO FISHER

PART

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

 

FLAMENCO (Cross-listed LAIS)

Technique classes in flamenco, a dance and music that thas 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.

 

11324

DAN 244 AP  Flamenco: Beginner

Aileen Passloff

. T . . .

10:10  - 11:30 am

STUDIO SOUTH FISHER

PART

Class size: 20

 

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DAN 344 AP  Flamenco: Intermediate Advanced

Aileen Passloff

. T . . .

11:50  - 1:10 pm

STUDIO SOUTH FISHER

PART

Class size: 15