Dance In Dialog 2022The Dance Program is a supportive community of artists exploring movement and the creative process. We combine intellectual inquiry with physical/experiential learning and emphasize student-driven, original work. Our program respects the tradition of live theatre, and our need to be together in person, as well as the new possibilities that technology has to offer.
We offer a Dance BA, Dance Minor, Mind-Body Wellness Minor and Multimedia Performing Arts BFA which integrates dance, theatre and media arts. Our dance technique core includes West African and Afro-Caribbean dance, Latin dance, street styles, ballet and modern. We welcome everyone! You don’t have to be a dance major to perform, create or take classes.
Dance and DialogOctober 20th and 21st at 7:00
APEX – M18
Dance and Dialog is an annual series that aims to start conversations about dance and explore the process of making dances. This year, two guest artists, Jason Rodriguez and Beverly Lopez, will create two pieces which will be performed by Lehman students. Performances will be followed by a Q and A with the artists and dancers.
Mind-Body Wellness MinorThe 12-credit Mind-Body Wellness minor consists of four required courses, plus 2 elective credits in dance. It addresses philosophies and techniques related to the mind-body connection.
DNC 222: Body in Society (3 credits)
DNC 230: Body and Wellness I (2 credits)
DNC 330: Body and Wellness II (2 credits)
DNC 340: Mind Body Connection (3 credits)
Two additional credits in Dance
DNC 222 Body in Society
Using each individual's experience as a starting point, the course addresses the ways that neurological patterning, mental habits, culture, systems of governance and the media affect our perception and experience of the body. This course will combine physical/experiential learning as well as intellectual inquiry to address the relationship between the physical reality of the individual and the world.
DNC 230 Body and Wellness I Beginning-level research, analysis and practice of breathing and movement techniques to improve well-being. Students will explore embodied learning through the lens of different somatic traditions.
DNC 330 Body and Wellness II Advanced study and practice of breathing and movement techniques to improve well-being. Students will explore embodied learning through the lens of different somatic traditions.
DNC 340 Mind Body Connection This course explores the topic of the mind-body connection from a scientific, medical, philosophical and social science perspective.
Two additional credits in dance