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Upcoming Dance Events

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Ephrat Asherie

8:00 pm. Fisher Center, Sosnoff Theater

Program Requirements

Prior to Moderation, students must take a minimum of
  • four credits in technique and
  • six 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 movement practices per semester, including three ballet courses;
  • at least one course in a dance form or practice in the African diaspora;
  • three levels of dance composition (if concentrating in performance, two levels);
  • Dance 355, Materials of Movement;
  • 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.