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Upcoming Dance Events


Saturday, November 11, 2017

Bard College Dance Program presents Fall Dance Concert

7:30 pm. Fisher Center, LUMA Theater

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Bard College Dance Program presents Fall Dance Concert

7:30 pm. Fisher Center, LUMA Theater

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Bard College Dance Program presents Senior Dance Concert

7:30 pm. Fisher Center, LUMA Theater

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Bard College Dance Program presents Senior Dance Concert

7:30 pm. Fisher Center, LUMA Theater

Program Requirements

Prior to Moderation, students must take a minimum of
  • four credits in technique and
  • three credits in dance composition.
All moderating students must submit choreography for consideration in one of the year's two Moderation dance concerts. Each moderating student must present performance work for acceptance into the major.

Once accepted, ­students may choose to concentrate in creative work, performance, or both.

Once a student moderates, requirements for the major include
  • two courses in technique per semester (including three ballet);
  • three levels of dance composition (if concentrating in performance, two levels);
  • Dance 250, Anatomy for the Dancer;
  • Dance 360, Dance History;
  • a music course;
  • two courses in practicing arts disciplines outside of dance;
  • an additional history course outside of the Dance Program; and
  • a writing and/or criticism course (e.g., Philosophy and the Arts).
Additionally, attendance at Dance Workshop is required of all majors. Held each semester, the workshops help students prepare for any one of four annual productions. For the Senior Project, students prepare choreography, performance, or other material of appropri­ate scope for public presentation. All Senior Projects include a 20- to 30-page paper that syn­thesizes interests in areas outside of dance where appropriate and relates these processes to the development of the specific work presented.