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Dance Program

The Emory Dance Program provides a range of opportunities for students to experience dance, from performance and production to technique and theory. The mission of the Emory Dance Program is to provide a curriculum that interweaves both the practical and theoretical to foster students' creative, intellectual, and communicative powers in the field of dance. The Emory Dance Program emphasizes performance and choreography, based on the primary tenets of modern dance, which value individualism, innovation, and interdisciplinary approaches to the arts.

The study of dance is perhaps the most unique and all-encompassing pursuit in the fine arts. It involves the total exploration of the self-emotional, intellectual, and kinesthetic. The program develops students' awareness and appreciation of movement in all its diverse forms and their ability to communicate through non-verbal expression. Dance develops insights into a broad range of studies; therefore it plays a viable role in the liberal arts education. Since dance is so multi-faceted, it enhances the student's preparation for a variety of careers.

The Dance Program is housed within the Theater and Dance Department.


Faculty

Chair/Director
Lori Teague
P1476284
Associate Professor

Education

  • BA, Columbia College, 1986
  • MFA, Ohio State University, 1991

Departments

  • Theater and Dance, Core Faculty
  • Dance, Core Faculty

Academic Interests

  • modern dance
  • dance pedagogy
  • composition
  • dance literacy
  • improvisation
  • movement fundamentals
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Lori Teague
P1476284
Associate Professor

Education

  • BA, Columbia College, 1986
  • MFA, Ohio State University, 1991

Departments

  • Theater and Dance, Core Faculty
  • Dance, Core Faculty

Academic Interests

  • modern dance
  • dance pedagogy
  • composition
  • dance literacy
  • improvisation
  • movement fundamentals
Core Faculty
Gregory Catellier
P9890218
Senior Lecturer

Education

  • BA, Arizona State University, 1993
  • MFA, Ohio State University, 2001

Departments

  • Theater and Dance, Core Faculty
  • Dance, Core Faculty

Academic Interest

  • modern dance and lighting design
Anna Leo
P1751951
Associate Professor

Education

  • BFA, Ohio State University, 1974
  • MFA, Ohio State University, 1992

Departments

  • Dance, Core Faculty
  • Theater and Dance, Core Faculty

Academic Interests

  • modern dance
  • ballet
  • dance history
  • choreography
Sally Radell
P6393594
Professor

Education

  • BA, Scripps College, 1979
  • MA, Ohio State University, 1984
  • MFA, Arizona State University, 1987

Departments

  • Theater and Dance, Core Faculty
  • Dance, Core Faculty

Academic Interests

  • modern dance
  • ballet
  • choreography
  • labanotation
George Staib
P5822195
Senior Lecturer

Education

  • BA, Dickinson College, 1989
  • MFA, Temple University, 1994

Departments

  • Theater and Dance, Core Faculty
  • Dance, Core Faculty

Academic Interests

  • modern dance
  • ballet
  • choreography
  • introduction to dance
Lori Teague
P1476284
Associate Professor

Education

  • BA, Columbia College, 1986
  • MFA, Ohio State University, 1991

Departments

  • Theater and Dance, Core Faculty
  • Dance, Core Faculty

Academic Interests

  • modern dance
  • dance pedagogy
  • composition
  • dance literacy
  • improvisation
  • movement fundamentals

Courses

All one-credit dance technique courses (Ballet, Modern, Jazz) and DANC 127R, DANC 150R, DANC 207R, DANC 225, DANC 226, or DANC 227, may be used to satisfy the PED requirement of Emory College of Arts and Sciences. Courses used to satisfy the dance major may simultaneously be used to satisfy the PED requirement. Dance courses with the letter "R" may be taken up to three times for credit with the exception of DANC 421R and DANC 423R, which may be taken up to nine times for credit, and DANC 207R which may be taken up to eight times for credit.

Dance 100-Level Courses
DANC 121R: Ballet I
General Information
Credit Hours
1
GERs
PED
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

This course is designed for students with no or very minimal experience in ballet technique. Ballet I introduces students to the basic skills and terminology of ballet. The course includes barre exercises with an emphasis on alignment. Center work will include adagio, tendu, basic turns, petite allegro, and grande allegro in simple combinations. The course is designed to develop individual body awareness, strength, flexibility, and an appreciation of the art of ballet. May be taken up to three times for credit. Students are required to take this course at least two times before progressing to the next level and should secure the permission of the instructor before doing so.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Performance
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
DANC 123R: Contemporary Modern Dance I (Introduction)
General Information
Credit Hours
1
GERs
PED
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

This course is designed for students with no or minimal dance experience. It introduces dance technique and contemporary modern dance vocabulary. Emphasis will be placed on dynamic alignment, sensing and activating weight, developing coordination, and discovering body connections. Movement explorations take place on the floor, standing, and in sequences locomoting through space. Creative expression and musicality are integrated into class content. May be taken up to three times for credit. Students are required to take this course three times before progressing to the next level and should secure the permission of the instructor before doing so.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Performance
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
DANC 124R: Jazz Dance I (Introduction)
General Information
Credit Hours
1
GERs
PED
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

This course is designed for students with no or very minimal jazz dance experience. The course provides an introduction to articulating and expressing rhythms through stylized movement sequences, basic technical skills, and performance. Emphasis is on development of greater body awareness, strength, flexibility, coordination, musicality (especially syncopation), and improvisation. May be taken up to three times for credit.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Performance
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
DANC 127R: World Dance Forms
General Information
Credit Hours
1
GERs
PED
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Students will study a world dance form, learning the basic techniques, movement vocabulary, and a dance or dances indicative of the form. The material will be further explored through historical, cultural and political perspectives. This course culminates in a performance or lecture demonstration. Required course for dance and movement studies majors. May be taken up to three times for credit.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Performance
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
DANC 150R: Movement Improvisation
General Information
Credit Hours
1
GERs
PED
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

An investigation of your body's potential to move without preconception. Explorations in a variety of improvisational forms emphasize group interplay, problem-solving, and inner listening in order to reveal new movement vocabularies and increase kinesthetic awareness. Required course for dance and movement studies majors and minors.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Performance
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
DANC 190: Freshman Seminar: Dance
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
FSEM
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

An introductory seminar on a special topic in dance and movement studies.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
Dance 200-Level Courses
DANC 207R: Emory Dance Company
General Information
Credit Hours
1 - 2
GERs
PED
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Emory Dance Company is a professionally oriented performance company that exposes students to the diverse choreographic approaches of faculty, student and guest artist work, as well as historical reconstructions. Course admission is by audition. Students gain performance techniques, collaborative skills, and often contribute to the making of original choreography as they prepare for a fully produced dance concert. Simultaneous enrollment in a dance technique class is required. In addition, students gain experience in some of the technical aspects of dance concert production. Credit hours are assigned in accordance with the number of works in which a student participates. Evaluation procedures announced in class.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Performance
Weekly Contact Minutes
variable
DANC 211: Tango: Argentina's Art Form
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
MUS 211: Tango: Argentina's Art Form
Course Description

This course for music and dance students to study Argentine tango in Buenos Aires will intersect scholarly studies of tango history and culture with performance practice. It will provide an authentic, holistic learning experience for students to understand how theory and practice inform each other. Music and dance majors and minors only, or by permission of instructor with letter of recommendation by a music or dance professor.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
DANC 220: History Of Western Concert Dance
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

This course traces the development of Western concert dance from 19th century Romantic Ballet to the present. Emphasis will be placed on the development of American modern dance, post modern dance, and current trends and dance artists. This course is required for all dance and movement studies majors and minors. Students wishing to enroll must be a declared dance and movement studies major or minor, or obtain permission of the instructor.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture and Related Component
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Scheduled Related Component
Live performance piece
Weekly Contact Minutes in Related Component
50 - 90
Additional Course Plus Component
Other on-line course component
DANC 221R: Ballet II
General Information
Credit Hours
1
GERs
PED
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
DANC 121R: Ballet I
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

This course is designed for students who can demonstrate an understanding of and familiarity with basic ballet vocabulary. Includes barre exercises with a continued emphasis on alignment. Center work will include adagio, tendu, turns, petite allegro, and grande allegro in simple combinations. The course is designed to develop individual body awareness, strength, flexibility, musicality, and an appreciation of the art of ballet. At least 2-3 semesters in Ballet I and consultation with the instructor are required before entry into this course. May be taken up to three times for credit.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Performance
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
DANC 223R: Contemporary Modern Dance II (Advanced Beginning)
General Information
Credit Hours
1
GERs
PED
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
DANC 123R: Contemporary Modern Dance I (Introduction)
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

This course builds on the technical skills introduced in Dance 123R. Emphasis is placed on centering, core support, breath support, full articulation of the body in three-dimensional space, fully integrating concepts of parallel and rotation, and the interplay of stability and mobility. At least three semesters in the Contemporary Modern Dance I and consultation with instructor is required before entry into this course. May be taken up to three times for credit.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Performance
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
DANC 224R: Jazz Dance II (Beginning/Intermediate)
General Information
Credit Hours
1
GERs
PED
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
DANC 124R: Jazz Dance I (Introduction)
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

This course includes further development of skills introduced in Jazz Dance I with greater emphasis on style, performance, and technique. More technically challenging movement sequences will be introduced and students will be expected to individualize movement at a beginner/intermediate level. May be taken up to three times for credit.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Performance
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
DANC 225: Fitness for Dancers
General Information
Credit Hours
1
GERs
PED
Variable GER
PPF
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

This course increases the students' physical capacities through study and implementation of principles of physical fitness with the objective of improving dance performance. Somatic practices and exercise systems are introduced through guest lectures. Students are introduced to anatomical and physiological issues that are common among dancers.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Performance
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
DANC 226: Movement Fundamentals
General Information
Credit Hours
1
GERs
PPF
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

This course emphasizes the fundamental elements of movement-breath support, body connections, weight transfer and release. The movement experiences are invaluable for a mover who seeks to enhance skill development in a dance technique class.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Performance
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
DANC 227: Awareness in Motion - The Alexander Technique
General Information
Credit Hours
1
GERs
PED
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

The Alexander Technique utilizes a mind-body approach to improve awareness, alignment, flexibility, balance, and strength. Through readings, discussion, group exercises, and hands-on work, students will develop skills to perform everyday and specialized activities with more clarity, ease, and efficiency. This class is particularly valuable for dancers, actors, musicians, and athletes.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Performance
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
DANC 229: Introduction To Dance
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Introduction to Dance is an overview of dance as an expressive art form, a symbolic language, and an integral aspect of world cultures. The course is designed to help students grasp a range of cultural, aesthetic, and bodily worlds from which dance is born. Course work enables students to develop intuitive and verbal skills which allow them to articulate about movement and its meaning. This is supported by direct physical experience in various dance forms, styles, genres, and throughly exploring the creative process.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
DANC 230: Principles Of Design
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
THEA 230: Principles Of Design
Course Description

A theoretical and practical understanding of the process involved in conceiving and executing a stage design and the interrelationship of the various design disciplines.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture and Related Component
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Scheduled Related Component
Live performance piece
Weekly Contact Minutes in Related Component
50 - 90
DANC 240: Dance Literacy
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

This course will provide a framework for observing, analyzing, notating, and understanding movement as an expressive, communicative form. Movement literacy skills are demonstrated through the body by building relationships between Body, Space, Shape, and Effort. By utilizing Rudolph Laban¿s Movement Analysis system (LMA), emphasis is placed on embodying movement intention and discovering context and meaning in stylistic patterns of movement. Required course for dance and movement studies majors.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
DANC 250: Choreography I
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
DANC 150R: Movement Improvisation
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

This is a dance composition course designed to allow the student to discover new ideas about movement in a nurturing and experimental environment. Students develop and perform solo studies with an emphasis placed on the development of personal movement vocabulary, phrase building, and the exploration of choreographic tools. Discussion, critiquing, and descriptive writing about their choreographic processes will supplement direct physical work. Required course for dance and movement studies majors and minors. Must be a declared dance and movement studies major or minor, or permission of instructor.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Performance
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
Dance 300-Level Courses
DANC 307R: Emory Dance On Tour
General Information
Credit Hours
2
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

This course offers the experience of performing extensively within a touring context in order to develop an arts education curriculum and broaden performance techniques. Students will learn a diverse repertory that can adapt to a variety of venues or settings in the Atlanta community. Entrance by audition.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Performance
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Scheduled Related Component
Community engaged learning
Weekly Contact Minutes in Related Component
50 - 90
DANC 321R: Ballet III
General Information
Credit Hours
1
GERs
PED
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
DANC 221R: Ballet II
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

This course continues to reinforce and build upon the skills learned in Ballet II. More emphasis is placed on style and execution of movement at an intermediate level. Movement sequences become more intricate. A more extensive movement vocabulary is introduced. At least 2-3 semesters in Ballet II and consultation with the instructor are required before enrolling in this course. May be taken up to six times for credit.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Performance
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
DANC 323R: Contemporary Modern Dance III (Intermediate)
General Information
Credit Hours
1
GERs
PED
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
DANC 223R: Contemporary Modern Dance II (Advanced Beginning)
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

This course is designed for students who are ready to deepen technical practices. Emphasis is placed on the student¿s technical proficiency and versatility. This course encourages intermediate students to become articulate performers by developing groundedness, musicality, sophisticated use of three-dimensional space, partnering, and ensemble work. Consultation with instructor is required before enrolling in this course. May be taken up to three times for credit.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Performance
Weekly Contact Minutes
250
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
DANC 324R: Jazz Dance III (Advanced)
General Information
Credit Hours
1
GERs
PED
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
DANC 224R: Jazz Dance II (Beginning/Intermediate)
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

This course includes further development of skills introduced in Jazz Dance II with greater emphasis on style, performance and technique. More technically challenging movement sequences will be introduced and students will be expected to individualize movement at an advanced level. Course material may include components of Broadway, lyrical, hip hop and other entertainment-based dance forms. May be taken up to three times for credit.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Performance
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
DANC 329: Contemporary Issues In Dance
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

This course examines the practical, aesthetic, and current issues of dance as a fine art and profession. Focus areas in the course generally include the arts in higher education, arts advocacy, grant writing and presentation skills, dance as a reflection of contemporary culture, and guest lectures from a myriad of professionals in dance related fields. Individual subtopics in the course will vary depending on topical issues and immediate resources. The course material is delivered via readings, discussions, project-based assignments, guest speakers, and field trips as appropriate. Required course for dance and movement studies majors.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture and Related Component
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Scheduled Related Component
Live performance piece
Weekly Contact Minutes in Related Component
50 - 90
Additional Course Plus Component
Periodic Speaker series
DANC 330: Dance Pedagogy
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

This course develops communicative, leadership, and creative skills while preparing the student for his/her role as a dance educator. Movement is developed as a kinesthetic tool for learning. Content includes the history of dance education, educational theories, development of original lesson plans, and practical teaching experiences in the Atlanta community.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture and Related Component
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Scheduled Related Component
Community engaged learning
Weekly Contact Minutes in Related Component
50 - 90
Additional Course Plus Component
Periodic field trips
DANC 339: Labanotation
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Labanotation is a system of movement notation developed by Rudolf Laban in the early twentieth century. It is a tool which is used worldwide for in-depth study, preservation and greater understanding of dance works of this century. In this course students will develop basic skills in the analysis, recording and reading of movement phrases and scores.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
DANC 340: Arts Writing & Criticism
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
JRNL 340: Arts Writing & Criticism
THEA 340: Arts Writing & Criticism
Course Description

This course will be conducted as a professional workshop. During the semester students will be required to produce a series of critical articles covering a wide spectrum of fields from music to books, to dance, to theater and the visual arts. Class sessions and assignments will be devoted to nurturing the requisite skills needed to become a successful reviewer or critic. The seminar will include talks by faculty from Journalism, Dance, Music and Theater Studies, as well as visiting professional critics.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
DANC 340W: Arts Writing & Criticism
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAPW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
JRNL 340W: Arts Writing & Criticism
THEA 340W: Arts Writing & Criticism
Course Description

This course will be conducted as a professional workshop. During the semester students will be required to produce a series of critical articles covering a wide spectrum of fields from music to books, to dance, to theater and the visual arts. Class sessions and assignments will be devoted to nurturing the requisite skills needed to become a successful reviewer or critic. The seminar will include talks by faculty from Journalism, Dance, Music and Theater Studies, as well as visiting professional critics.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
DANC 350: Choreography II
General Information
Credit Hours
5
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
DANC 150R: Movement Improvisation
DANC 250: Choreography I
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Students will utilize skills acquired in Choreography I. Choreography II emphasizes deeper exploration and understanding of the elements of space, time, and energy in group works. This course meets twice a week, with an additional evening lab for viewing and critiquing works in progress. Students participate in many aspects of the production process.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Performance
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Scheduled Related Component
Lab
Weekly Contact Minutes in Related Component
100 - 140
Additional Course Plus Component
technical rehearsals and five performances
DANC 360R: Choreographic Laboratory
General Information
Credit Hours
2
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
DANC 150R: Movement Improvisation
DANC 250: Choreography I
DANC 350: Choreography II
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

This course supports students who are continuing to create original choreographic work for the Emory Dance Company after successfully completing Choreography I and II. The lab is designed to provide ongoing feedback during the creative process.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Performance
Weekly Contact Minutes
100
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
DANC 385: Spec Topics:Dance&Mvmnt Studie
General Information
Credit Hours
1 - 4
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

This course focuses on somatic movement education. The holistic study of a somatic practice will illuminate the relationship between the body and mind, guiding the process of full body integration. A variety of somatic practices may be covered, including Bartenieff Fundamentals, Body-Mind Centering, Iyengar-based Yoga, GYROKINESIS® movement training, Alexander Technique, and The Feldenkrais Method. Somatic practices can be applied to everyday activities and performance.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Performance
Weekly Contact Minutes
variable
DANC 385W: Spec Topics:Dance&Mvmnt Studie
General Information
Credit Hours
1 - 4
GERs
WRT
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

This course focuses on somatic movement education. The holistic study of a somatic practice will illuminate the relationship between the body and mind, guiding the process of full body integration. A variety of somatic practices may be covered, including Bartenieff Fundamentals, Body-Mind Centering, Iyengar-based Yoga, GYROKINESIS® movement training, Alexander Technique, and The Feldenkrais Method. Somatic practices can be applied to everyday activities and performance.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Performance
Weekly Contact Minutes
variable
Writing Requirement
Yes
Dance 400-Level Courses
DANC 421R: Ballet IV
General Information
Credit Hours
1
GERs
PED
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
DANC 321R: Ballet III
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

This course continues to reinforce and build upon the skills learned in Dance 321R. More emphasis is placed on style and execution. Combinations increase in intricacy and a larger dance movement vocabulary is introduced. Course work may include pointe work and variations. At least two semesters in Ballet III and consultation with the instructor are required before enrolling in this course. May be taken up to nine times for credit.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Performance
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
DANC 423R: Contemporary Modern Dance IV (Advanced)
General Information
Credit Hours
1
GERs
PED
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
DANC 323R: Contemporary Modern Dance III (Intermediate)
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

This course is designed for advanced dance students who can demonstrate a consistent repertoire of technical skill absent of fundamental body issues. Class material challenges the student's technical and performance range and develops a sophisticated understanding of movement concepts through assignments, discussion, and unique class experiences. Content includes, but is not limited to, problem solving, partnering, a conscience use of phrasing, and somatic practices. May be taken up to nine times for credit.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Performance
Weekly Contact Minutes
250
DANC 491R: Special Projects: Performance
General Information
Credit Hours
1 - 2
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Provides students with an opportunity to explore individually designed performance projects or perform in honors projects under faculty supervision and evaluation. May be repeated for credit when project varies.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Experiential
Weekly Contact Minutes
variable
DANC 492R: Spec Proj:Technical Production
General Information
Credit Hours
1 - 4
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Provides students with an opportunity to explore individually designed technical production projects in dance under faculty supervision. May be repeated for credit when project varies.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Experiential
Weekly Contact Minutes
variable
DANC 493R: Spec Proj:Hist/Theoreticl Rsch
General Information
Credit Hours
1 - 4
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Provides students with an opportunity to explore individually designed historical and/or theoretical research projects under faculty supervision. May be repeated for credit when project varies.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Directed study
DANC 494R: Special Projects: Internship
General Information
Credit Hours
1 - 4
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Provides students with an opportunity to explore individually designed internship projects under faculty supervision. May be repeated for credit when project varies.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Experiential
Weekly Contact Minutes
variable
Scheduled Related Component
Community engaged learning
DANC 495A: Honors Thesis
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Fall Prerequisite: consent of department only. Must be taken in addition to the major requirements. Open by permission to candidates for honors in their senior year.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Independent Honors research
Weekly Contact Minutes
None
DANC 495BW: Honors Thesis
General Information
Credit Hours
1 - 8
GERs
WRT
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Spring; Must be taken in addition to the major requirements. Open by permission to candidates for honors in their senior year.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Independent Honors research
Weekly Contact Minutes
None
Writing Requirement
Yes
DANC 496R: Special Projects: Directing
General Information
Credit Hours
1 - 4
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Provides students with an opportunity to explore individually designed directing projects under faculty supervision. May be repeated for credit when project varies.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Experiential
Weekly Contact Minutes
variable
DANC 497R: Special Projects: Choreography
General Information
Credit Hours
1 - 4
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Provides students with an opportunity to explore individually designed choreographic projects under faculty supervision. May be repeated for credit when project varies.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Experiential
Weekly Contact Minutes
variable
DANC 499R: Spec Proj:Danc & Movemnt Stud
General Information
Credit Hours
1 - 4
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Provides students with an opportunity to explore individually designed projects under faculty supervision and evaluation. May be repeated for credit when project varies.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Directed study
Weekly Contact Minutes
variable

Honors Program

See "Honors Program" under the curriculum section of the catalog and consult the Dance Program for further details. For information pertaining to Scholarly Inquiry and Research at Emory (SIRE) grants, see the Independent Study and Research section.

For more information, see Honors Program | Academic Policies & Regulations.

Study Abroad

Consult with the Dance Program faculty for information about study abroad opportunities.

For more information, see Study Abroad.

Advising

Each dance major and minor is assigned a faculty advisor who will assist them in planning their course of study. Advisors also facilitate research projects, internships, and off-campus study opportunities.

Internship

Students may receive credit for internships with local dance organizations. Dance faculty can help students find an appropriate internship for their skills and interests.

Awards and Honors

The Sally A. Radell Friends of Dance Summer Scholarship Program was established in 1996 to make summer dance study more accessible to Emory students. It enables dance majors and minors to study either in the United States or abroad with notable practicing artists, dance programs, and dance companies of their choice.

The Pioneer Award is given to a senior dance major or minor who is "breaking new ground." This award recognizes creative application and creative potential in the field of dance. It is defined by an in-depth investigation in technique, performance, choreography, or movement studies.

Emory College of Arts and Sciences awards the Sudler Prize to seniors who have made the most significant contributions to the arts at Emory.

The Woman's Club Arts Scholarship is an academic scholarship given to a student in dance, film, music, or theater studies. The award rotates among departments each year.

Independent Research and Study

Independent study projects in dance can be arranged in the areas of technical production, choreography, historical or theoretical research, performance, directing, or choreography. Scholarly Inquiry and Research at Emory (SIRE) awards grants for independent research and honors projects. Dance faculty are available to assist students in the application process.

Emory Dance Company

Performance opportunities include the Emory Dance Company, which produces two concerts annually featuring choreography by faculty, guest artists, and students; and interdisciplinary projects performed in a variety of venues.

One-Credit Courses, GERs, and Repeatable Courses

All one-credit dance technique courses (Ballet, Modern, Jazz) and DANC 127R, DANC 150R, DANC 207R, DANC 225, DANC 226, or DANC 227, may be used to satisfy the PED requirement of Emory College of Arts and Sciences. Courses used to satisfy the dance major may simultaneously be used to satisfy the PED requirement. Dance courses with the letter "R" may be taken up to three times for credit with the exception of DANC 421R and DANC 423R, which may be taken up to nine times for credit, and DANC 207R which may be taken up to eight times for credit.