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Graduate Teaching Assistant Application
due by February 20, 2017.
Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Dance, the Department of Dance offers several highly selective graduate dance programs which help students to further their unique interests in an academic environment that fosters growth – not only in the studio and on stage, but also as critical thinkers and writers. Upon completion of their degrees, Brockport graduates are prepared for a wide variety of careers in the arts as choreographers, performers, teachers, and leaders in the dance field.
The modern dance-centered program includes a variety of approaches to modern dance, as well as studio courses in ballet, contact improvisation and partnering, tap, African dance and drumming, and Irish dance. Students explore the areas of choreography, dance history and theory, teaching methodologies, somatics, and movement analysis.
Courses are taught by faculty and staff who are seasoned educators and working artists. Many are nationally recognized in their areas of expertise and are leaders in professional organizations such as CORD, NASD and NDEO.
The department has some of the best dance facilities in the country, including its own fully equipped 300-seat proscenium dance theater, a 270-seat large-space studio theater, five studios, a body-conditioning lab, health pool, and computerized music and design studios.
While at The College at Brockport, graduate students may perform in faculty and guest artist work, choreograph their own work or assist in directing departmental touring performances. They may travel to regional/national conferences and festivals; to countries with departmental foreign study programs such as Ghana, England, Australia and Jamaica; or to New York and other locations for approved and credited apprenticeships or dance study.
Brockport graduate students go on to become college and university faculty; preK-12 teachers; performers and choreographers; and dance administrators and private studio directors.