DANC: Dance (Undergraduate)

DANC 1005  Dance History  (4 Credits)  

This course investigates the history of dance, primarily Western and primarily theatrical, from antiquity to the beginning of the twentieth century. The student will explore the development of dance forms chronologically in relation to significant social, political, and cultural movements of each era. Study materials will include texts and related archival materials. Dance philosophy and aesthetics will be addressed to address the development of dance in Western culture, while acknowledging the interplay of dance practices in non-Western cultures.

Attributes: Arts Gen Ed, Liberal

DANC 1011  Hip-Hop to the Top  (1 Credits)  

This studio-based course is held at the 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Center. The purpose of this workshop is to explore the movement vocabulary and dynamic cultural contexts of Hip-Hop and apply this experience in the development of curricular activities. Students interested in our partnership program with the 92nd street Y Dance Education Laboratory must receive permission to enroll in this study.

Attributes: Liberal

DANC 1012  DEL Essentials: An Introduction to Dance Education Laboratory  (4 Credits)  

This studio-based course is held at the 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Center. The purpose of the course is to provide an overview of key components of best practices in dance education for children and teens. The course will investigate multiple perspectives and meet the unique needs of each participant. Students interested in our partnership program with the 92nd street Y Dance Education Laboratory must receive permission to enroll in this study.

Attributes: Liberal

DANC 1998  Individualized Studies in Dance (DANC)  (1-8 Credits)  

Students have the opportunity to develop individualized studies with their mentor in Dance (DANC). Please contact your mentor/advisor for more details.

DANC 2998  Individualized Studies in Dance (DANC)  (1-8 Credits)  

Students have the opportunity to develop individualized studies with their mentor in Dance (DANC). Please contact your mentor/advisor for more details.

DANC 3003  Dance/Movement Psychotherapy with Infants & Young Children  (2 Credits)  

This studio-based course is held at the 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Center. The focus is to sensitize the students to the ways young children communicate, learn and express themselves through their movement and senses. Through lecture, video, worksheets and experiential participation students will explore nonverbal cues expressed by infants and young children and experience dance/movement activities that support early attachment relationships and social, emotional, and cognitive development. Working from the lens of dance/movement therapy from wellness to psychotherapeutic intervention, these activities are used with families or in groups and in dyadic and individual therapeutic, hospital, preventative and childcare settings. Students interested in our partnership program with the 92nd street Y Dance Education Laboratory must receive permission to enroll in this study.

Attributes: Liberal

DANC 3005  Dance History: The Twentieth Century  (4 Credits)  

This study is a survey of dance history, primarily Western and theatrical, from the beginning of the twentieth century to the present. The student will investigate the development of dance styles, techniques and practices within their historical and socio-cultural contexts. Diverse works by seminal twentieth-century choreographers will be viewed and analyzed. The student will discuss the study materials with the mentor at scheduled meetings throughout the term. Responses to the study materials will be in the form of a series of short essays. There will be archival materials for review in conjunction with the readings. The study will culminate in a research project exploring an aspect Western concert dance during the twentieth century to the present day.

Attributes: Arts Gen Ed, Liberal

DANC 3006  Laban Movement Analysis/Language of Dance  (4 Credits)  

This studio-based course is held at the 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Center. The purpose of the course is to use fundamentals of Laban Movement Analysis (LMA) and the Language of Dance (LOD) frameworks to explore different ways to teach, learn, choreograph, perform, analyze, write about and record dance. Basic components of LMA and LOD will be applied along with corresponding Motif Notation, in an experiential and integrated format. Participants will actively explore concepts and consider applications in practice and in connection to the NYCDOE Blueprint. Students interested in our partnership program with the 92nd street Y Dance Education Laboratory must receive permission to enroll in this study.

Attributes: Liberal

DANC 3007  Dance & Social Change  (4 Credits)  

This studio-based course is held at the 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Center. The main purpose of Dance for Social Change is to examine different models of dance and social justice, such as masterworks, cultural organizations and choreographers, to develop teaching strategies and curricular materials focused on societal inequality and oppression. Students interested in our partnership program with the 92nd street Y Dance Education Laboratory must receive permission to enroll in this study.

Attributes: Liberal

DANC 3010  Foundations of Dance Education – Dance Education Laboratory Partnership  (8 Credits)  

his studio-based study which is held at the 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Center provides an interactive laboratory setting to give students methods and strategies to teach dance to children and teenagers in a wide variety of contexts. DEL Foundations embraces multiple perspectives and is designed to meet the unique needs of each participant. The laboratory environment encourages a community of active movement participation, discussion, observation, oral presentations, peer teaching, and mentoring. DEL Foundations curriculum is aligned with the NYC Blueprint for Teaching and Learning in the Arts: Dance Pre-K - 12 and uses the 92nd St Y's active dance program as a resource. Study is appropriate for professional dancers, dance teachers, classroom teachers and dance students. In addition to the above, Students will explore a broad range of the dance content, including, but not limited to, dance skills and technique, dance history and cultural context, dance literacy, dance notation, improvisation and composition. Students interested in our partnership program with the 92nd street Y Dance Education Laboratory must contact Lucy Winner for permission to enroll in this study. In 2018-2019, students must contact Ruth Goldberg for permission.

Attributes: Liberal

DANC 3020  Bringing Dance to People With Dementia  (2 Credits)  

This studio-based experiential and interactional study which is held at the 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Center utilizes creative movement and dance/movement therapy methods to teach participants to create a psychologically safe and supportive social emotional environment where people with dementia can actively engage, inspire and uplift one another. The class will introduce issues of aging, dementia and dementia care, the theoretical underpinnings of DMT, including the use of self, the role of mirroring, kinesthetic empathy, group dynamics, and the essential elements for creating and adapting structures for this population using music and props. Students interested in our partnership program with the 92nd street Y Dance Education Laboratory must receive permission to enroll in this study.

Attributes: Liberal

DANC 3022  Dance With Children & Adolescents on the Autism Spectrum: Therapeutic & Educational Approaches  (4 Credits)  

This studio-based course is held at the 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Center. The purpose of this course is to learn how to use dance and movement activities to support toddlers, children and adolescents with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Participants will learn how to recognize the characteristics of ASD, including early identification, and how to engage the strengths of these youngsters using therapeutic and educational approaches.  The unique behaviors and learning styles of these children are used to provide a multisensory environment that is appropriate, safe, and meaningful to help them achieve their highest potential on social/emotional, behavioral, physical, and educational levels. Students interested in our partnership program with the 92nd street Y Dance Education Laboratory must obtain permission to enroll in this study. 

Attributes: Liberal

DANC 3024  Effective Techniques in Dance Performance & Training  (4 Credits)  

This studio-based course is held at the 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Center. The main purpose of this experience is to expand dancers’ capacity to engage all students effectively with skills, strategies and tools. Students interested in our partnership program with the 92nd street Y Dance Education Laboratory must receive permission to enroll in this study.

Attributes: Liberal

DANC 3026  Trauma & the Moving Body: A Dance/Movement Therapy Approach  (2 Credits)  

This experiential, studio-based course is held at the 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Center, and offers a thorough introduction to trauma-informed Dance/Movement Therapy (“DMT”) as a “practice-based evidence” treatment approach for working with survivors of trauma. This course simultaneously emphasizes dance movement therapy as a self-care practice for DMT’s working with trauma, and teaches DMT practices to support safety, stability and reconnection in the therapeutic relationship. Theoretical material is based on a contemporary, evidenced-based phasic approach to working with complex trauma. This course weaves relevant DMT developmental theory as well as the trainer’s trauma and resiliency theoretical framework with practical and experiential body and movement-based explorations. Contributions from the growing body of neuroscientific research endorsing movement and creative process as essential to the restorative process will serve as reference for our movement processes. Students interested in our partnership program with the 92nd street Y Dance Education Laboratory must receive permission to enroll in this study.

Attributes: Liberal

DANC 3030  African Dance: From the Continent to the Classroom  (1 Credits)  

This studio-based course is held at the 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Center. The purpose of this workshop is to explore the movement vocabulary and dynamic cultural contexts of African Dance forms and apply this experience in the development of curricular activities. Students interested in our partnership program with the 92nd street Y Dance Education Laboratory must receive permission to enroll in this study.

Attributes: Liberal

DANC 3031  Dance as Therapy  (2 Credits)  

This experiential, studio-based course is held at the 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Center. The main purpose of this class is to focus on nonverbal expression and communication through movement in a systematic manner and the psychotherapeutic processes inherent therein. Students interested in our partnership program with the 92nd street Y Dance Education Laboratory must receive permission to enroll in this study.

Attributes: Liberal

DANC 3032  Creative Approaches to Dance Technique  (1 Credits)  

This studio-based course is held at the 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Center The student will learn how to teach dance technique with new strategies, tools and methodologies to deepen students’ skills in dance. Each class involves active participation in dance technique experiences. Students interested in our partnership program with the 92nd street Y Dance Education Laboratory must receive permission to enroll in this study.

Attributes: Liberal

DANC 3038  Conflict Resolution & Violence Prevention Using Dance  (1 Credits)  

This studio-based course is held at the 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Center. The goal of Conflict Resolution & Violence Prevention Using Dance is to explore how to use diverse movement forms, especially dance, to support conflict resolution, violence prevention, and community building within classrooms, dance studios, gyms and theatres. Movement activities are introduced as an inroad to multicultural appreciation, expression of feelings, and creative collaboration is addressed. How dance education can be structured to enhance "making connections" and developing "community feeling" is practiced. The peace-oriented use of other forms of movement such as martial arts, movement theater, fair play in competitive sports, and cooperative games are also explored. Students interested in our partnership program with the 92nd street Y Dance Education Laboratory must receive permission to enroll in this study.

Attributes: Liberal

DANC 3039  Anatomy & Kinesiology for Dance  (4 Credits)  

This studio-based course is held at the 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Center. The main purposes of this course are 1) to give dance educators a working knowledge of anatomy and kinesiology and 2) to provide a forum in which they can practice observing and naming human movement and apply the principles of these related sciences. Students interested in our partnership program with the 92nd street Y Dance Education Laboratory must receive permission to enroll in this study.

Attributes: Liberal

DANC 3044  Planet Dance- Multicultural Dance  (4 Credits)  

This studio-based course is held at the 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Center. The main purpose of Planet Dance-Multicultural Dance Education is to integrate multicultural and cross-cultural dance into school curricula using the Dance Education Laboratory creative movement model plus analysis of world dance styles, historical dances and dance and literature connections. Students will design lessons using new aesthetics while examining multicultural dance models. Students interested in our partnership program with the 92nd street Y Dance Education Laboratory must receive permission to enroll in this study.

Attributes: Liberal

DANC 3045  Dance For Students with Special Needs  (4 Credits)  

This studio-based course is held at the 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Center. The main objective of this weekend-long experiential intensive is to help students integrate best practices in dance education with positive behavior supports to create movement activities that meet the strengths and needs of children and adolescents with emotional, behavioral, learning, sensory and/or physical challenges. The course includes lectures, discussion, individual and group movement experiences, audio/visual media, and reading and writing assignments. Students will be expected to engage in a significant amount of independent work, both during the course of the intensive and in the following weeks, as the student completes the final project. Students interested in our partnership program with the 92nd street Y Dance Education Laboratory must receive permission to enroll in this study.

Attributes: Liberal

DANC 3100  Methods in Dance Movement Therapy I  (4 Credits)  

This studio-based course is held at the 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Center. The goal of the class is to introduce students to the basic principles, techniques and methods of dance/movement therapy. Topics include symbolic aspects of the body, the physiological basis of emotion, movement from a developmental perspective, systematic movement observation, cultural differences in movement behavior, and the relation to dance. Movement experiences are derived from the abstraction of basic DMT processes. Students interested in our partnership program with the 92nd Street Y Dance Education Laboratory must receive permission to enroll in this study.

Attributes: Liberal

DANC 3998  Individualized Studies in Dance (DANC)  (1-8 Credits)  

Students have the opportunity to develop individualized studies with their mentor in Dance (DANC). Please contact your mentor/advisor for more details.

DANC 4005  Dance Across World Cultures  (4 Credits)  

This course is a cross-cultural examination of dance traditions from around the world in their historical, critical, artistic and socio-cultural contexts. Students will learn to observe and contextualize a variety of dance traditions and differentiate folk, popular and classical traditions. Students will learn and apply culturally relevant terminology and concept to describe, critique, and write about dance from critical, analytical and ethnographic (writing about culture) perspectives. Prerequisites: Upper-level standing with advanced level academic skills. This course was previously ART-223504 Dance Across World Cultures.

Attributes: Humanities Gen Ed, Arts Gen Ed, Liberal

DANC 4100  Methods in Dance Movement Therapy II  (4 Credits)  

This studio-based course is held at the 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Center. The focus of this course is on the body, on group work, on the role of the therapist, and on elements of a dance therapy session and movement observation. Must have completed Methods in Dance Movement Therapy 1. Students interested in our partnership program with the 92nd street Y Dance Education Laboratory must receive permission to enroll in this study.

Attributes: Liberal

DANC 4998  Individualized Studies in Dance (DANC)  (1-8 Credits)  

Students have the opportunity to develop individualized studies with their mentor in Dance (DANC). Please contact your mentor/advisor for more details.