DANCE TECHNIQUE COURSES:

Intensive technique studies are essential to a serious dance studentís 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.

 

17088

DAN 104 A

Introduction to Modern Dance

Peter Kyle

TTh 3:10pm-4:30pm

FISHER PAC THORNE STUDIO

PA

PART

Class size: 25

 

17089

DAN 104 B

Introduction to Ballet

Jean Churchill

WF†† 8:30am-9:50am

FISHER PAC THORNE STUDIO

PA

PART

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.

 

17090

DAN 106 A

Advanced Beginning Ballet

Lindsay Clark

TTh 1:30pm-2:50pm

FISHER PAC THORNE STUDIO

PA

PART

Class size: 20

 

17091

DAN 106 B

AdvANCED Beginning Modern Dance

Jean Churchill

WF†† 10:10am-11:30am

FISHER PAC THORNE STUDIO

PA

PART

Class size: 20

 

 

 

Intermediate and Advanced Dance Technique:

Intensive technique studies are essential to a serious dance studentís 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 Trisha Brown Dance Co. meet four times each week and carry 2 credits.

 

17093

DAN 212 A

Intermediate Modern Dance

Amii LeGendre

TTh 10:10am-11:30am

FISHER PAC THORNE STUDIO

PA

PART

Class size: 20

 

17094

DAN 212 B

Intermediate Ballet

Lindsay Clark

TTh 11:50am-1:10pm

FISHER PAC THORNE STUDIO

PA

PART

Class size: 20

 

17095

DAN 216

IntermediateAdvanced Modern Dance

Leah Cox

MW1:30pm-2:50pm

TTh 1:30pm-2:50pm

FISHER PAC THORNE

CAMPUS MPR

PA

PART

2 credits.  This course is designed for students wishing to experience an intense, three-dimensional study of modern dance rooted in and responding to the work and ideas of Trisha Brown. 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, where evaluation of movement concepts occurs through physical exercises, group discussions, and written reflection.  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. Co-taught by Leah Cox and Trisha Brown Dance Company faculty. This class meets 4 days per week. Prerequisite: Sophomore status with the intention to moderate; ideally, students will have had two semesters of Intermediate-level modern courses. Contact Leah Cox with any questions: lcox@bard.edu .Class size: 20Class size: 20

 

 

 

17096

DAN 312

Advanced Ballet

Maria Simpson

MW11:50am-1:10pm

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.

 

17092

DAN 118

Dance Composition I

Peter Kyle

TTh 4:40pm-6:00pm

FISHER PAC THORNE STUDIO

PA

PART

Class size: 12

 

17097

DAN 316 TBD

Dance Repertory

TBDC Artist

M††† †††† 3:10pm-6:00pm

FISHER PAC THORNE STUDIO

PA

PART

2 credits In this course students will learn a piece from the repertory of the Trisha Brown Dance Company to be performed at the spring Faculty Dance Concert. Students MUST be available, without fail, for all rehearsals, including times outside of the designated course time, which, among others, includes evening rehearsals the week before the performance weekend.Enrollment by audition. All enrolled students must also register for DAN 216 (4 day week).

 

17584

DAN 316 LC

Dance Repertory

Leah Cox

††† F††† 11:50am - 1:50pm

FISHER PAC THORNE STUDIO

PA

PART

2 credits Students must audition for this course.  Audition to be held at the end of the fall term. Course will culminate in a performance for the faculty concert in the spring. Rehearsal ​ schedule will include the Friday 11:50-1:50 plus one other rehearsal to be determined based on the cast's availability. Contact lcox@bard.edu with questions.

17602

DAN 316 JC

Dance Repertory

Jean Churchill

W†† ††† 3:10pm- 4:45pm

FISHER PAC THORNE STUDIO

PA

PART

2 credits Class size: by invitation or personal request to Jean Churchill at churchil@bard.edu

 

17098

DAN 350

Junior / Senior Seminar IN DANCE

Leah Cox

T†† ††††† 3:10pm-5:30pm

FISHER PAC CONFERENCE

AA

AART

2 credits ††The current landscape of creative practices and models for cultural production in the contemporary dance world is a unique and ever-evolving environment.  This course will provide students with the knowledge and skills to evolve their creative imaginations and launch a creative practice post-graduation.  We will explore how we develop sustainable, yet adaptable practices for participating in the professional dance world grounded in an awareness of the theoretical, ethical, political, and cultural issues inherent in dancing and dance making.  Students will engage in critical dialogue about these issues, their own work, as well as otherís work.  Guest speakers and the resources of Bardís Fisher Center for the Performing Arts will be used to provide a range of perspectives.  Led by Leah Cox (lcox@bard.edu) Note: This course will demand 2 - 4 hours of project-based homework each week.  Class size: 15

 

17099

DAN WKSHP

Dance Workshop

Maria Simpson

T†† ††††† 6:15 pm-8:00pm

FISHER PAC THORNE STUDIO

PA

PART

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

 

 

Cross-listed courses:

17390

THTR 229

History:East Village Performce

John Kelly

M††† †††† 1:30pm-4:30pm

FISHER PAC SSR

AA

AART

Cross-listed: Art History; Dance; Gender and Sexuality StudiesClass size: 16

 

17600

THTR 339

choreographic shift

Tere OíConnor

†††††† F†††††††† 1:30pm Ė 4:30pm

FISHER PAC RESNICK

PA

PART

Cross-listed: Dance