Javanese Dance DANC251.01 (.5 credit) (Dance/Southeast Asian Studies Certificate) no prerequisites

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Javanese Dance DANC251.01 (.5 credit) (Dance/Southeast Asian Studies Certificate) no prerequisites

Repertory: Understanding migration/immigration through performance DANC378 (1 credit) (Dance/Queer Studies Cluster) no prerequisites

Contemporary Dance Technique DANC300 (.5 credit)

Contemporary Dance Technique is a course that practically considers our moving bodies through cultivating awareness and exploring weight, shape, space, and time along with a deep sense of kinetic connection within the body and among bodies. This semester, the Contemporary Dance Technique class will also partner with the Zilkha Gallery exhibit Audible Bacillus.  As a class, we will explore the images and artworks in terms of process, composition, and theme and create an informal performance sharing layer to the exhibit.



End of November Reminders

Dear 2022’er,

As you approach the end of the semester, please take care of yourself as you tend to your academic and personal obligations. Here are a few reminders:

Last day to withdraw from full semester & 2nd quarter classes Friday, November 30, 2018 5:00 PM (ET)

Click here for form

Form must be signed by course instructor and faculty advisor prior to Class Dean.

Come to Dean’s Drop-in Sessions: Mon. 2-3 p.m., Tues. 3-4 p.m., Wed. 4-6 p.m., Thurs. 11 a.m.-noon, Fri. 2-4 p.m.


Final Examinations

If a student has three or more final examinations on one day or four in two days, the student may request a rescheduled examination from one instructor.

If a student is absent from the final examination with the permission of the instructor, a grade of absent will be assigned. A grade of absent will be accompanied by a provisional grade that will become the final grade if the final examination is not made up by the end of the first full week of classes of the subsequent semester.


Course schedule confirmation, grading mode change deadline, invitations, & meetings

Greetings 2022’er!

Please review your course schedule in WesPortal to confirm that your course enrollment (e.g. course number, section, and grading mode) is correct.

  • For courses that offer student grading option (A-F or CR/U), selections must be made before the Grading Mode Deadline this Friday, 9/28 at 5 PM. There will be no other opportunities to change or reverse changes made to grading mode after Friday’s deadline.
  • Select “Schedule is Correct” or “Schedule is NOT Correct”
  • Discuss any errors with your pre-major advisor or me
  • If you need to withdraw from a course, use the withdrawal form
  • If you need to add a course that you have been attending since the start of the semester, you must petition for a late add using the petition form

Also, you may request AP credits to be posted to your academic histories directly through WesPortal>Courses>Placement Scores & Course Recommendations.

Class of 2022 Gap Year Gathering – W: 9/26/18, 12:30 – 1:30 pm, Allbritton 103 Signup now

Academic Resources & Time Management Workshop – W: 9/26/18. 5 – 6 pm, Usdan 108 Sign up now

To meet with me:
Come to 10-min Drop-ins: Mon. 2-3 p.m., Tues. 3-4 p.m., Wed. 4-6 p.m., Thurs. 11 a.m.-noon, Fri. 2-4 p.m.
Or, contact my assistant, Mrs. Maheu at or by phone at 860-685-2765 to schedule an individual appointment.

Stay well, Dean Thornton

Drop/Add Period will end tomorrow, 9/14 at 5 pm.

Drop/Add Period will end tomorrow, 9/14 at 5 pm.

You should immediately visit your WesPortal to review your course schedule.

  • Confirm that the courses you wanted to add are listed in your schedule and the courses you wanted to drop, have been removed.
  • Confirm that you are enrolled in the correct section of the courses you selected.

Seats Available: Academic Writing in the US (Engl 110F-01)

There are still openings in Academic Writing in the US (Engl 110F-01). This is a particularly good course for students who are feeling overwhelmed by the academic writing demands at Wesleyan. The following is the course description:

This course is designed to prepare international students for U.S. academic writing including academic vocabulary, essay structure, and content expectations in all subjects. Students will focus on increasing their academic vocabulary, enhancing their analytical writing, and improving the cohesiveness and mechanics of their writing. They will also read and write essays in a variety of genres. The course is recommended for international students and students who immigrated to the U.S. after middle school.

Seats Available:  DANC111.03, DANC213, & DANC371

Due to high student interest we have added a NEW section of Introduction to Dance!

We also have space in our new Jazz Dance Class!


Monday/Wednesday 2:50-4:20PM in Schonberg Dance Studio on Pine Street.

Taught by Professor Pedro Alejandro,

If you are interested, contact Professor Alejandro and please attend on Wednesday at 2:50.

You may still join! 

Jazz Dance, DANC213

Tuesday/Thursday 6:40-8:10PM

Taught by Joya Powell

If you are interested, contact Professor Powell and please attend tomorrow – Tuesday at 6:40!

You may still join!


This course is an introduction to the African American jazz dance vernacular through the embodied practice of Simonson jazz. It will cover basic principles of alignment, centering, and technique through the context of jazz’s African roots. Class sessions will principally consist of movement exploration including a comprehensive warm-up and will be supplemented by online discussions and media to better understand the place of jazz dance in society and culture at large.

DANC 213 – JAZZ TECHNIQUE .5 credit

With JOYA POWELL, Visiting Assistant Professor, Dance (

DANC371 Site Specific Dance Making, 1 credit


This course addresses the construction of contemporary performance in alternative, nontheatrical spaces. Students will create, design, and structure movement and image metaphors; design and realize scenic objects; and integrate technologies that enhance performance at large. Daily practice will focus on developing compositional tools to trigger events, to set off the performance space, and to create optimal conditions for audience and performer participation. Skills in movement observation, critical reading, and video analysis will inform the course’s practical and historical frameworks.

With Pedro Alejandro (