The Department of Theater and Dance is committed to engaging students in creative practice and scholarly study across the disciplines of theater and dance. Students in our courses are encouraged to explore the cross-disciplinary connections between these two performing arts; to link theory with practice; and to situate theater and dance as vital components in cultural, social, and political processes with both global and historical reach. The Department exposes students to a wide range of studio techniques and approaches in order to enhance their skills as performers and to provide them with the necessary resources for the creation of new work. Above all, the Department values experimentation in both artistic practice and intellectual inquiry, and seeks to nurture student artists capable of expressing their ideas and their passions with clarity and purpose.
INTEGRATE A DANCE MINOR INTO YOUR MAJOR — AND STEP (GRACEFULLY) INTO YOUR FUTURE
USJ’s dance department will show you how dance can be a lasting part of your life & career.
As a dance minor, you will participate in on-stage performances, master classes, independent studies, and internship opportunities. Best of all: the minor includes participation in the University of Saint Joseph Dance Ensemble.
USJ DANCE ENSEMBLE
Love to dance? So do we! Dance has been an important part of the USJ community since the beginning.
All students interested in keeping their passion for dance alive are invited to participate in the USJ Dance Ensemble. As an ensemble member and a dance minor, you will:
- Learn a wide variety of dance genres and styles
- Work with faculty, visiting artist, and other students
- Stretch your skills & share your talent through dance & choreography
Course Offering: Dance 1 (DAN* 121)
Instructor: Mary F. Sylvester
This course is an exploration of the basic techniques, styles, concepts, and composition of dance and movement. The course introduces and explores dance movements in the 20th Century through historical analysis and movement. No previous training is required or assumed.
Dance 1 is held on Fridays from 9:00-11:55 during the Fall & Spring semesters.
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The Dance Department at Wesleyan is a contemporary program with a global perspective. The curriculum, faculty research, and pedagogy all center on the relationships between theory and practice, embodied learning, and the potential dance making has to be a catalyst for social change. Within that rigorous context, students encounter a diversity of approaches to making, practicing, and analyzing dance in an intimate learning atmosphere. The program embraces classical forms from ballet, Bharata Natyam, Javanese, and Ghanaian, to experimental practices that fuse tradition and experimentation into new, contemporary forms.
The emphasis of the major is on creating original scholarship, be it choreographic or written, that views dance within a specific cultural context, interrogates cultural assumptions, and is informed by a critical and reflective perspective.
Preregistration is possible for many dance courses. All students interested in registering for dance classes should access WesMaps concerning procedures for acceptance into specific courses. Students majoring in dance or indicating strong curricular commitment to dance will be given enrollment preference in all permission-of-instructor courses.
The Naugatuck Valley Community College Dance Program offers an AA degree in Dance, a 24-credit dance certificate making dancers work-force ready, and it offers all of the coursework necessary for dance teacher certification and cross-endorsement in the state of Connecticut.
With a varied curriculum from ballet and history to contemporary African and kinesiology, our dance program provides a wide range of meaningful experiences and opportunities, including regular guest artists, special workshops, and semesterly performance events. Whether you are just starting out in your professional dance life, or a returning student looking to make a career change, Naugatuck Valley Community College Dance Program is an exciting and affordable option.
WE HAVE THE KEYS TO YOUR SUCCESS
The Hartt School is the comprehensive performing arts conservatory of the University of Hartford. Hartt offers innovative degree programs in music, dance, and theatre. Renowned faculty who perform and teach around the world mentor our students in their pursuits of excellence.
Learn more about The Hartt School, where our students discover all the world has to offer and all they have to offer the world.
Prepare to be pulled in. Get ready to go places. Anticipate enlightenment. Meet Connections.
Connections is Connecticut College’s reinvention of liberal arts education—a new kind of curriculum that lets you integrate your interests into a meaningful educational pathway to carry you through college and into a fulfilling, effective career and life.
You’ll orchestrate your education with the support of a team of advisers. You’ll learn to collaborate, innovate and solve new problems in our complex world. With a major, interdisciplinary study, a relevant internship, a world language, and an interconnected outlook, you’ll connect your education to the world, and make a world of difference.
Here you’ll work with extraordinary professors in exciting courses that expand your vision, transform you, and prepare you for rewarding careers or help you advance.
You’ll live in a vibrant, welcoming campus community where new and enduring friendships are formed.
You’ll engage our communities and learn-by-doing in local schools, businesses, and clinics; create art; innovate business; inspire others; and have fun with friends and our neighbors.
Musical Theatre School
The New York Film Academy’s musical theatre school offers aspiring musical theatre actors a one-of-a-kind opportunity to develop their skills as triple threat performers by studying with faculty who are working professionals on Broadway. Students enrolling in the musical theatre school work directly with instructors who have appeared in numerous Broadway and touring productions, top-rate regional theatre, opera, hit movie musicals, and television shows. They receive real world training that prepares them to achieve success in the industry, creating an educational experience few other musical theatre colleges can offer.