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B.A with pedagogy concentration
B. F. A. in performance and choreography
M.S. Organizational Leadership
Real world experience
Life experience credit
Considering a Minor?
Here’s a peek at what University of Oklahoma’s
dance history minors have on their plate.
n 3 courses of upper division dance history:
Early Roots, Three Centuries of Development
and History of World Dance
n At least 2 courses in ballet and/or modern
n 2 required courses: Understanding Dance and
Introduction to Non-Western Dance Forms
n Electives like Introduction to Flamenco are
Experts on Campus
Notable dance scholars on faculties across the
JANICE ROSS, Stanford University
A longtime contributor to Dance Magazine, Ross
recently published Like a Bomb Going Off, a
book that examines the influence of Russian choreographer Leonid Yakobson’s work as a means
of resistance in the Soviet Union.
MARK FRANKO, Temple University
After his success as a dancer and choreographer,
Franko has published a number of books that
explore dance history across disciplines and eras,
from renaissance revival to the birth of modern
dance in the 1930s.
ANN COOPER ALBRIGHT, Oberlin College
Albright, who chairs Oberlin’s dance department,
discusses her uniquely physical approach to in-
structing and studying dance in her prizewinning
book, Engaging Bodies.
THOMAS F. DEFRANTZ, Duke University
DeFrantz merges his studies in dance and cultural
history as both the chair of African and African-American studies and a professor of dance, writing extensively on the works of Alvin Ailey and
other topics in African-American dance.
LYNN GARAFOLA, Barnard College
A dance scholar, critic and author of Legacies
of Twentieth-Century Dance, Garafola’s courses
tackle topics such as romanticism and modern
dance in the wider scope of race, gender and
politics. She is a 2016 Dance Magazine Award
Sarah Lawrence College’s small classes and one-to-one support
for individual creativity and development make it the place to be.
All just 15 miles from New York City!
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