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Dance

Enhance your dance skills and knowledge

Alfred University’s Dance Department fosters your creativity, curiosity, and imagination through the art of dance and dance making. It's open to students of all levels, regardless of experience or past training, who want to include a dance practice in their academic experience. Course offerings available to students focus on composition, dance, and performing skills, and dance’s historical and aesthetic knowledge.

School

Campus Locations

Main Campus - Alfred, NY

Major

none offered

Minor

Dance

Program Contact

D. Chase Angier

angierc@alfred.edu

607-871-2567

What the Dance Minor at AU?

Composition Based

And designed to develop artistry in dance making, performance, and site specific performance.

Interdisciplinary

Work with visual art, environmental studies, sound design, music, performance art, and theater.

Opportunities

Professional level opportunities to perform and engage with the larger dance world.

Professional Collaboration

Draw from strengths unique and specific to Alfred University. Work with world-class guest dance artists, choreographers, directors, and producers. Through rigorous individual and collaborative explorations in dance, you'll develop skills that will serve you as you pursue a variety of career and graduate school opportunities.

Residency Program

The Marlin and Ginger Miller Dance Residency Program brings nationally acclaimed dance companies, choreographers, and artists to AU, offering phenomenal opportunities for students to work and learn with artists of the highest caliber. Our guests have included Brian Brooks and Wendy Whelan, Ann Carlson, Kyle Abraham/Abraham in Motion, Jane Comfort, Yoshiko Chuma, Ishmael Houston Jones, Nick Cave and many more.

Minor Requirements (22 credits)

  • DANC 120 Fundamentals of Dance
  • DANC 230 Improvisation / Composition I
  • DANC 311 Dance History
  • DANC 270 AU Dance Theatre (taken twice)
  • DANC 222 Modern I (may be taken multiple times for credit)
  • DANC 330 Improvisation/Composition II
  • OR DANC 331 Site Specific Composition

Electives in Dance courses - 4 credits

  • DANC 322 Modern II (may be taken multiple times for credit)
  • DANC 221/321 Ballet I & II
  • DANC 223/323 Jazz I & II
  • DANC 340 New & Existing Repertory
  • DANC 224 Contact Improvisation
  • DANC 330 Improvisation / Composition II (if took Site Specific)
  • DANC 331 Site Specific Comp (if took Comp II)
  • DANC 370 Choreographic Practicum
  • DANC 450 Independent Study
  • DANC 200 Special topics (Advanced Technique, Laban Movement Practicum, Site Specific Art & Dance, Movement for Actors, etc.)
Alfred University's dance minor is composition based and designed to develop artistry in dance making, performance, and site specific performance. The program, open to students of all levels regardless of experience or past training, promotes excellence in dance, and encourages cross-disciplinary work with visual art, environmental studies, sound design, music, performance art, and theater - drawing from strengths unique and specific to Alfred University. Students have many professional level opportunities to perform and engage with the larger dance world, including working with world-class guest artists, and performing and choreographing for AU Dance Theater. Through rigorous individual and collaborative explorations in dance, students develop skills that serve them as they pursue a variety of career and graduate school opportunities.

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