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 New York Live Arts meet four times each week and 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.

 

11761

DAN 104 A  Introduction to Ballet

Class size: 25

Jean Churchill

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1:30 -2:50 pm

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11762

DAN 104 B  Introduction to Modern Dance

Class size: 25

Jean Churchill

. . W . F

8:30 -9:50 am

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11763

DAN 104 C  Introduction to Modern Dance - The Expressive Body: Foundations of Moving and Making

Leah Cox

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4:50 -6:10 pm

4:50 -6:10 pm

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CAMPUS MPR

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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.  In addition, we will increase our comfort level with dancing for others and explore what it means to be seen as we explore our physical power and vulnerability.  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 Vanessa Anspaugh and Jesse Zaritt.  Contact Leah Cox at btjaz@bard.edu with any questions.  Class size: 25

 

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DAN 120   Introduction to Contact Improvisation

Amii LeGendre

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1:30 -2:50 pm

CAMPUS MPR

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Contact Improvisation (CI) is an improvisational duet dance form based on immediate response to sensation, weight, touch, and communication. This course explores states of presence, perception, awareness and responsiveness to one's self and environment. This course will cultivate these states as a broader context for a study of physical strategies related to gravity, momentum, flight, falling and rolling. This course will touch on creating scores for articulate improvising, witnessing and performing CI, and making space for open jamming and critical discussion on how you see and experience contact. CI is a rich opportunity for creative physical engagement with another person or group and is accessible to people of all physical abilities and experiences.

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.

 

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DAN 106A  Advanced / Beginning Ballet

Class size: 25

Peggy Florin

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8:30 -9:50 am

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11765

DAN 106B  Advanced / Beginning Modern Dance

Peter Kyle

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3:10 -4:30 pm

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1 credit   Advanced Beginning Modern Dance is intended for students who have had at least one semester, or the equivalent, of dance. The physical practice class emphasizes technical skill acquisition and creative exploration of movement concepts. Students are urged to confer with instructors about their dance level prior to registration. Class size: 25

Intermediate and Advanced Dance Technique:

 

11768

DAN 212 A  Intermediate Ballet

Class size: 25

Peggy Florin

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10:10 - 11:30 am

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11769

DAN 212 B  Intermediate Ballet

Class size: 25

Maria Simpson

M . W . .

10:10 - 11:30 am

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11770

DAN 212 C  Intermediate Modern Dance

Class size: 25

Peggy Florin

. . W . F

1:30 -2:50 pm

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DAN 216   Intermediate/Advanced Modern Dance

Leah Cox

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3:10 -4:30 pm

3:10 -4:30 pm

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CAMPUS MPR

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2 credits  This course is designed for students wishing to experience an intense, three-dimensional study of modern dance.  Technique class is structured as a laboratory where physical possibilities are explored with a mixture of rigor and freedom, specificity and abandon.  Technique class will also be a place of critical thinking.  The material we study exists to nourish our creative bodies/minds, challenging us to re-articulate/re-imagine our relationships to codified movement systems. 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.  Course led by Vanessa Anspaugh and Jesse Zaritt.  Prerequisite: Previous enrollment in a BTJAZ technique class.  Contact Leah Cox at btjaz@bard.edu with any questions.  Class size: 25

 

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DAN 312   Advanced Ballet

Class size: 25

Maria Simpson

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11:50 -1:10 pm

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Dance Repertory

 

11774

DAN 316A  Dance Repertory

Leah Cox

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10:10 -1:10 pm

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2 credits  This course offers a survey of the repertory and creative methods of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company over time.  The structure of the course will model the Company’s working method.  Each session will begin with a warm-up class designed to prepare students for the specific material.  Following the warm-up, we will engage in a rehearsal modeled after the Company’s process.  This will include learning material; manipulating and adapting material for specific choreographic intentions; and creating material individually and together using Company creative approaches.  Supplementary materials will include videos of original performances of works; essays that contextualize the works within the landscape of the dance world and Company; and the viewing of at least one live out-of-class performance.  Assignments will allow students to synthesize studio work, supplementary materials, and out-of-class performances.  Course is open to any students who meet the prerequisites.  Prerequisites: Prior enrollment in a BTJAZ/NYLA technique course.  Current enrollment in at least two technique courses required.  Led by Leah Cox (btjaz@bard.edu). 

 

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DAN 316B  Dance Repertory

Maria Simpson

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11:50 -1:10 pm

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DAN 316C  Dance Repertory

Peggy Florin

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FLAMENCO (cross-listed: LAIS)

 

2 credits  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.)

 

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DAN 244   Flamenco: Beginner

Class size: 15

Aileen Passloff

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10:10 - 11:30 am

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11777

DAN 344   Flamenco: Intermediate

Advanced

Aileen Passloff

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11:50 -1:10 pm

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Class size: 15

 

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DAN 444   Flamenco: Advanced

Class size: 15

Aileen Passloff

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8:30 -9:50 am

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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 but should not register for it.

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

 

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DAN 118   Dance Composition I

Peter Kyle

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4:50 -6:10 pm

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3 credits  Dance Composition I for the beginning dance maker aims to introduce principles and theories about choreography in a studio setting. It is a requirement for the dance major. All students enrolled in Dance Composition must also attend Dance Workshop but should not register for it. Dance Composition I is open to non-majors with permission of the instructor.  Class size: 15

 

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DAN 418   Interdisciplinary Composition

Aileen Passloff

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3:10 -4:30 pm

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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: 15

 

11781

DAN WKSHP   Dance Workshop

Jean Churchill

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6:15 -8:00 pm

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Non-dance majors and students not registered for composition courses can register for Dance Workshop for 1 credit.  Class size: 25

 

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DAN 350   Junior / Senior Seminar

Leah Cox

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10:10 - 11:30 am

FISHER PAC CONF ROOM

 

Cross-listed: Theater 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 getting a performance?  What are the options for continuing your learning after your undergraduate career and when is graduate school the right next step, if at all?  This course will provide students with the knowledge and skills to begin a professional practice.  Among other skills, students will prepare a portfolio of their work, delve into development, and imagine future work.  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/theater world.  This course is geared towards junior and senior dance and theater majors.  Led by Leah Cox (btjaz@bard.edu) Note: This course will demand 2-4 hours of project-based homework each week.  Class size: 15