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College Catalog 2017-2018
The Juilliard School
   
 
  Nov 24, 2017
 
 
    
College Catalog 2017-2018

Dance Division

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Most students in the Dance Division pursue the Bachelor of Fine Arts  (B.F.A.) degree which includes 18 credits in the Liberal Arts Department  and 12 credits in Dance History and Anatomy. Students who enroll in the Diploma program instead of the B.F.A. degree program are exempted from the Liberal Arts requirement. The course of study requires four years of residency at Juilliard regardless of previous study elsewhere. All students in the B.F.A. program are advised that it is extremely difficult to repeat a Liberal Arts course in which they fail to receive a passing grade.

Dance audition requirements can be found in the Admissions area on our Web site: www.juilliard.edu/apply.

Standards of Achievement and Evaluation

Student progress is evaluated by each instructor according to goals defined and agreed to by the faculty. Classroom participation and progress are evaluated by each teacher individually as well as by the group as a whole.

Twice yearly, Dance Division students receive written evaluations from each teacher with whom they work. First- and second-year students have individual conferences with their entire faculty at the end of each semester. Other students may have a faculty conference upon request. Students are expected to participate in creative performing projects during their four years and will be graded in their accomplishment throughout.


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Courses

Dance Technique

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    DANCE B101-2 — Ballet I

    3 credits
    Full Year
    Faculty

    Classical ballet technique class for students in any year of the program who place into Level 1. The class meets in the fall and spring semesters, and may be repeated. Students may move to other levels at any point at the discretion of the ballet faculty and artistic director.
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    DANCE B103M — Men’s Ballet Technique I

    3 credits
    Full Year
    Faculty

    Classical ballet technique class focused on developing technical strength, stamina, and virtuosic skills for students in any year of the program who place into Men’s Level 1. The class meets in the fall and spring semesters, and may be repeated. Students may move to other levels at any point at the discretion of the ballet faculty and artistic director.
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    DANCE B103W — Pointe Technique I

    3 credits
    Full Year
    Faculty

    Classical ballet technique class focused on developing fundamentals of pointe work and true anatomical understanding of dancing on pointe for students in any year of the program who place into Pointe Level 1. The class meets in the fall and spring semesters, and may be repeated. Students may move to other levels at any point at the discretion of the ballet faculty and artistic director.
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    DANCE B201-2 — Ballet II

    3 credits
    Full Year
    Faculty

    Classical ballet technique class for students in any year of the program who place into Level 2. The class meets in the fall and spring semesters, and may be repeated. Students may move to other levels at any point at the discretion of the ballet faculty and artistic director.
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    DANCE B203M — Men’s Ballet Technique II

    3 credits
    Full Year
    Faculty

    Classical ballet technique class focused on further development and refinement of technical strength, stamina, and virtuosic skills for students in any year of the program who place into Men’s Level 2. The class meets in the fall and spring semesters, and may be repeated. Students may move to other levels at any point at the discretion of the ballet faculty and artistic director.
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    DANCE B203W — Pointe Technique II

    3 credits
    Full Year
    Faculty

    Classical ballet technique class focused on further refinement of pointe work and on helping dancers to gain speed and accuracy. Level 2 pushes technical capabilities of each dancer to add artistry and technical challenge to their work. This class is for students in any year of the program who place into Pointe Level 2. The class meets in the fall and spring semesters, and may be repeated. Students may move to other levels at any point at the discretion of the ballet faculty and artistic director.
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    DANCE B301-2 — Ballet III

    3 credits
    Full Year
    Faculty

    Classical ballet technique class for students in any year of the program who place into Level 3. The class meets in the fall and spring semesters, and may be repeated. Students may move to other levels at any point at the discretion of the ballet faculty and artistic director.
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    DANCE B303M — Men’s Ballet Technique III

    3 credits
    Full Year
    Faculty

    Classical ballet technique class focused on helping dancers work at a pre-professional level of technical strength, stamina, and virtuosic skills. This class is for students in any year of the program who place into Men’s Level 3. The class meets in the fall and spring semesters, and may be repeated. Students may move to other levels at any point at the discretion of the ballet faculty and artistic director.
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    DANCE B303W — Pointe Technique III

    3 credits
    Full Year
    Faculty

    Classical ballet technique class for dancers with the ability to work at full potential in pointe shoes at pre-professional level. This class is for students in any year of the program who place into Pointe Level 3. The class meets in the fall and spring semesters, and may be repeated. Students may move to other levels at any point at the discretion of the ballet faculty and artistic director.
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    DANCE B401-2 — Ballet IV

    3 credits
    Full Year
    Faculty

    Classical ballet technique class for students in any year of the program who place into Level 4. The class meets in the fall and spring semesters, and may be repeated. Students may move to other levels at any point at the discretion of the ballet faculty and artistic director.
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    DANCE B501-2 — Ballet V

    3
    Full Year
    Faculty

    Classical ballet technique class for students in any year of the program who place into Level 5. The class meets in the fall and spring semesters, and may be repeated.
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    DANCE M101-2 — Modern I- Limon

    3 credits
    Full Year
    Faculty

    Introductory study of José Limón’s modern dance technique. Required for all students in the first year of the program; fall and spring semester.
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    DANCE M103-4 — Modern I- Graham

    3 credits
    Full Year
    Faculty

    Introductory study of Martha Graham’s modern dance technique. Required for all students in the first year of the program; fall and spring semester. 
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    DANCE M105 — Modern (Topics)

    1.5 credits
    Fall, Spring
    Faculty

    Introductory or investigative study of a modern or contemporary dance technique or movement style deemed to be relevant to the dancer’s training and development by the artistic director and faculty. Topics may be offered at any point during the four-year program in place of another modern dance technique, and topics may change from year to year. As required.
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    DANCE M201-2 — Modern II - Graham

    3 credits
    Full Year
    Faculty

    Continued study of Martha Graham’s modern dance technique. Required for all students in the second year of the program, fall and spring semester.
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    DANCE M203-4 — Modern II - Taylor

    3 credits
    Full Year
    Faculty

    Introductory study of Paul Taylor’s choreography and movement style. Required for all students in the second year of the program, fall and spring semester.
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    DANCE M301-2 — Modern III - Cunningham

    3 credits
    Full Year
    Faculty

    Introductory study of Merce Cunningham’s modern dance technique. Required for all students in the third year of the program, fall and spring semester.
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    DANCE M303-4 — Modern III - Limon

    3 credits
    Full Year
    Faculty

    Continued study of José Limón’s modern dance technique. Required for all students in the third year of the program, fall and spring semester.
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    DANCE M401-2 — Modern IV - Horton

    3 credits
    Full Year
    Faculty

    Introductory study of Lester Horton’s modern dance technique. Required for all students in the fourth year of the program, fall and spring semester.
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    DANCE M403 — Modern IV -Gaga

    1.5 credits
    Fall
    Faculty

    Introductory study of Ohad Naharin’s movement language. Required for all students in the fourth year of the program, fall semester.
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    DANCE M404 — Modern IV - Guest Artists

    1.5 credits
    Spring
    Faculty

    Series of weekly master classes with invited guest artists. Roster of guest artists changes annually. Required for all students in the fourth year of the program, spring semester.
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    DANCE P101-2 — Classical Partnering I

    2 credits
    Full Year
    Faculty

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    DANCE P103 — Partnering I -Ballroom

    1 credit
    Fall
    Faculty

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    DANCE P201-2 — Classical Partnering II

    2 credits
    Full Year
    Faculty

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    DANCE P203-4 — Partnering II - Special Topics

    2 credits
    Full Year
    Faculty

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    DANCE P301-2 — Classical Partnering III

    2 credits
    Full Year
    Faculty

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    DANCE P303-4 — Partnering III - Contact Improv

    2 credits
    Full Year
    Faculty

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    DANCE P401-2 — Partnering IV

    2 credits
    Full Year
    Faculty

Dance Performance and Repertory

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    DSDAN 101-2 — Repertory, Collaborations, Performance I

    6 credits
    Full Year
    Faculty and Guests

    Rehearsal skills and artistry are developed through the study of repertory and participation in choreographic collaborations with house and guest choreographers. Most of these collaborations culminate in performance. Required for all first-year dance students.
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    DSDAN 161-2 — Elements of Performing

    2 credits
    Full Year
    Risa Steinberg

    A study to develop the performer’s powers of projection. The course emphasizes the differences between simply displaying movement and communicating it to an audience. The building of concentration, awareness of stylistic differences, and the establishment of professional rehearsal behavior are developed. Required for all first-year dance students.
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    DSDAN 201-2 — Repertory, Collaborations, Performance II

    6 credits
    Full Year
    Faculty and Guests

    Rehearsal skills and artistry are developed through the study of repertory and participation in choreographic collaborations with house and guest choreographers. Most of these collaborations culminate in performance. Required for all second-year dance students.
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    DSDAN 260-1 — Second-year Seminar

    2 credits
    Full Year
    Faculty and Guests

    For students in the second year of training, an exploration of dance-related skills, including music for dance, supplemental physical training, and improvisation. Required for all second-year dance students.
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    DSDAN 301-2 — Repertory, Collaborations, Performance III

    6 credits
    Full Year
    Faculty and Guests

    Rehearsal skills and artistry are developed through the study of repertory and participation in choreographic collaborations with house and guest choreographers. Most of these collaborations culminate in performance. Required for all third-year dance students.
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    DSDAN 401-2 — Repertory, Collaborations, Performance IV

    6 credits
    Full Year
    Faculty and Guests

    Rehearsal skills and artistry are developed through the study of repertory and participation in choreographic collaborations with guest choreographers. Most of these collaborations culminate in performance. Required for all fourth-year dance students.

Dance Studies

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    DSDAN 100 — Alexander Technique

    1 credit
    Fall or Spring
    Jane Kosminsky

    A method of improving the dancer’s technique from plies and extensions to jumps, leaps, and turns through concentration on movement habits. Emphasizes the efficient use of the neck, head, and torso relationship, thereby providing a stress-reducing process that can be used during class performance and rest. Required for first-year students.
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    DSDAN 111-2 — Dance Composition I

    4 credits
    Full Year
    Rosalind Newman

    Movement experiences in imagery and design develop the dancer’s creative imagination. Students begin to discover how a dance is made through the process of choreographing short dance studies. Required for all first-year dance students.
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    DSDAN 131 — Dance History I

    3 credits
    Spring
    Rachel Straus

    The first part of a two-semester survey of the dancer’s heritage covering periods and styles of dance, choreographers, and selected dance masterworks. Comparisons are drawn between dance and other arts in the same era. Required for all first-year dance students.
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    DSDAN 132 — Dance History II

    3 credits
    Spring
    Rachel Straus

    Prerequisite: DSDAN 131 . The second part of a two-semester survey of the dancer’s heritage covering periods and styles of dance, choreographers, and selected dance masterworks. Comparisons are drawn between dance and other arts in the same era. Required for all second-year dance students.
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    DSDAN 351-2 — Anatomy/Kinesiology

    6 credits
    Full Year
    Irene Dowd

    A detailed kinesthetic exploration of skeletal joint mechanics and the muscles that produce motion of those joints. Students will examine movement strategies to enhance stability, control, and articulation while developing musculo-skeletal problem-solving skills applicable to dance. Required for all third-year dance students.
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    DSDAN 431-2 — Acting for Dancers

    1 credit per semester
    Fall and Spring
    Richard Feldman

    Studies to expand the performance capabilities of the dancer through an exploration of basic acting exercises, improvisations, and simple scenes, with particular emphasis on spontaneity and the transmission of impulse to verbal expression. Required for all fourth-year dance students.

Music Studies for Dance

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    THMUS 111-2D — Music Studies I for Dancers

    6 credits
    Full Year
    Thomas Cabaniss

    An overview of the fundamentals of music theory and musical architecture, including rhythm, meter, texture, counterpoint, and formal structure. Introduction to musical instruments and diverse repertoire. Development of basic skills in score analysis, musicianship, and sight singing; project-based work in musical creativity in each semester. Required for all first-year dance students.

     

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    THMUS 211-2D — Music Studies II for Dancers

    6 credits
    Full Year
    Thomas Cabaniss

    Prerequisite: THMUS 111-2D . Expansion of musical concepts and skills developed through listening, writing, ear training, composing, and improvising. In-depth topical studies, including understanding 20th- and 21st-century techniques; researching and analyzing Stravinsky’s works for dance; hearing and analyzing form in musical masterworks from the classical period to the present; and examining the impact of jazz, world music, and folk music on classical composers. Required for all second-year dance students.

Stagecraft and Production for Dance

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    DSDAN 341-2 — Stagecraft

    2 credits
    Full Year
    Susan Hamburger

    Study and practice in elements of theater production. Laboratory work, with practical application in producing a dance concert. Required for all third-year dance students.
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    DSDAN 441-2 — Senior Production

    2 credits
    Full Year
    Risa Steinberg

    A continuation of study and practice in elements of theater production. A full production is planned, budgeted, and presented. Required for all fourth-year dance students.
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    DSDAN 471-2 — Seminar for Seniors

    2 credits
    Full Year
    Lawrence Rhodes and Guests

    For students about to begin professional work. The seminar offers a survey of the field, its diversity, opportunities, and requirements; and objective self-evaluation, including planning for graduation examination and for professional auditions. Studies in criticism and aesthetics develop an informed and individual point of view. Required for all fourth-year dance students.

Dance Electives

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    DSDAN E111-2 — Voice for Dancers

    1 credit per semester
    Fall and Spring
    Facutly

    A basic course in singing in preparation for musical theater, focusing on the coordination of singing and dancing. Preference given to third- and fourth-year students.
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    DSDAN E121-2 — Jazz

    1 credit per semester
    Fall and Spring
    Joe Lanteri

    The elements of jazz dance.
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    DSDAN E131-2 — Tap (2 Levels)

    1 credit per semester
    Fall and Spring
    Ray Hesselink

    Basic tap, directed toward auditioning successfully for musical theater, films, and videos. Intermediate/Advanced level tap is also offered.
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    DSDAN E211-2 — Dance Composition II

    2 credits per semester
    Fall and Spring
    Hilary Easton and Jerome Begin

    By recommendation of the faculty. Expanding upon the concepts of Dance Composition I , students are encouraged to develop their personal voices further while solving more complex creative challenges. Class size limited to 12 students in the second year only.
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    DSDAN E281 — Solo and Duet Repertory

    1 credit
    Fall
    Faculty and Guests

    Offered in the third and fourth years. Limited enrollment.
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    DSDAN E410 — Senior Production Choreography

    1 credit
    Spring
    Risa Steinberg

    Open to a limited number of students at the discretion of a faculty committee. This course asks aspiring choreographers to challenge themselves to create works of greater depth and complexity than seen before. These choreographers are expected to create works for the Senior Production Performance week.
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    DSDAN E470 — Choreographers and Composers

    1 credit
    Fall
    Jerome Begin, Janis Brenner, and Daniel Ott

    Prerequisite: Dance Composition I  and Dance Composition II  recommended. A practicum in collaborative art that will explore techniques of working together through exercises in problem-solving and the development of a work. The course will introduce to each discipline the needs, vocabulary, and work methods of the other and search for the common ground on which each can flourish while nourishing the other. Advisement will be provided for ongoing showings of works in progress. Finished pieces will be presented in concert format. For selected choreographers in the third year and Composition majors only.

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