Through meetings weekly with various professors and professionals in the field, each student will be guided in drawing from their studies in various fields at the university. Emphasis is in integrating the student?s body of knowledge with their experience and community in the five college dance department. Workshops and presentations in lighting, staging, videotaping, creativity, collaboration, and production to help each student prepare the most exciting work possible for the concert stage. Each week students will have a seminar in a different area affecting choreography and choreographic choices, with reading, writing, and journaling assignments, that will help students reflect on their own artistic process, and discover the many resources on and off-campus. Students will use knowledge from previous courses taken across campus, from music and art classes, to writing, science, and analytical reasoning courses. Oral communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and interdisciplinary perspective-taking at a more advanced level will be part of the weekly workshops. Satisfies the Integrative Experience requirement for BA-Dance and BFA-Dance majors.

This course consists of ballet classes that bridge traditional ballet training with contemporary pedagogy. Dancers will focus both on exacting body placement along with each student’s personal kinesthetic awareness that is necessary for full body coordination and ease of movement. This is a demanding course. Students are asked to participate not only with their bodies, but as critical observers and thinkers.

Building on Modern II, this class is geared towards refining a dancer's kinesthetic awareness and to enhance the student's strength, coordination, balance, flexibility, spatial awareness, rhythmic understanding and dynamics of movement. Attention is given to isolated movements and full combinations across the floor or in center.
This course is designed to be simultaneously technical, philosophical, and socio-cultural. It is intended to cultivate a practice of mining an available body within the landscape of Jazz dance technique and researching the possibilities of self-transformation through shifts in perception of dance. Through both directed improvisational and structured exercises, students will learn to tune their mind/body by deepening texture, tone, availability, dynamic intent, rhythmic complexity, musicality, emotional/theatrical capacity, isolation, technical versatility, nuance, expansive physicality and performance quality.