This track offers an interdisciplinary program that integrates the study of dance within a liberal arts setting of intellectual and creative exploration. Located in a world dance capital, students will explore what dance is in New York City.
This track is residential with the option of commuting. Classes take place on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 9:30 AM- 12:00 PM and Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 2:00- 4:30 PM EST. Enrichment and student life activities will be held in both the early day and evening time frames (10am EST- 8pm EST)
Instructor: Caitlyn M. Trainor
Explore, engage and understand the art of dance on a global scale as a form for expressing the human condition.
The goal of this course is to explore the art of dance on a global scale and gain insight into its many purposes, meanings, and functions across cultures around the world. Students will gain a deeper understanding of why and how dance has persevered and grown as a form of human expression used to convey cultural, social, or political ideas.Students will experience dance in New York City through live class and performance viewing. We will travel across the globe to witness how dance has engaged humanity for centuries, through ritual and community, identity and culture, entertainment and performance, and technology and protest.
Time: Mon, Tues, Thurs, and Friday 9:30 AM- 12:00 PM EST
Tues and Thurs afternoons from 2:00- 4:30 PM EST.
Caitlin M Trainor
Discover Dance in New York City
Named one of “25 to Watch” by Dance Magazine, CAITLIN TRAINOR is the artistic director of Trainor Dance. She is a long time member of the faculty at Barnard College/Columbia University and the founder of Dancio, providing on-demand dance classes with world-renowned teachers. Her areas of interest include reducing barriers to access in dance, embodied interconnection, and dance as a primal force. Find Caitlin online at www.trainordance and www.dancio.com
Bridging Curriculum and Community
Community Building Programming
We believe student life does not start and end in the classroom. Each night after class students can choose from 2-3 evening activities led by our Program Assistants.
Program Assistants are current Barnard students who manage small cohorts of student teams. Your PA is a resource for you to ask questions about non academic issues (remember: your Course Assistant is your point of contact for academics). PAs plan and facilitate nightly community building activities such as self care nights, Netflix parties, Broadway shows, and much more.