Co-curricular

Hip Hop - New!

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2017

Dates: Feb 6-April 24
Days/Times: M 6:00-7:30pm
Level: I
Instructor: Tarikh Campbell
Geared towards all levels, this class breaks down the movement through an understanding of body control and texture. Each class offers a new choreographic phrase and develops dancers' movement retention, musicality, and performance qualities. 
Location: Harvard Dance Center, Studio 2 (HDC 2), 66 Garden St.

Attire: Workout wear or anything comfortable to move in. Students may wear socks, dance shoes, or sneakers that have never been worn outside. Street shoes are NOT allowed in any studio. 
Note: No class on Monday, February 20 (President's Day) and Monday, March 13, for Spring Break. 

Contemporary Latin/Ballroom - New!

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2017

Dates: Feb. 9-April 20
Days/Times: Th 7:30-9:00pm
Level: I
Instructor: Ilya Vidrin
A class for all levels, Contemporary Latin/Ballroom applies foundations from ballet and modern techniques to Latin/Ballroom dynamics; this class strongly emphasizes bodily rhythm, coordination, and musicality. Starting with a warm-up to support pelvic stability and core strength, the class moves through movement patterns from dances like the cha-cha, rumba, salsa, merengue, samba, and tango. Exercises build and move fluidly from solo to partnered actions, always emerging and evolving from foundational Latin/Ballroom principles. 
Location: Harvard Dance Center, Studio 2 (HDC 2), 66 Garden St.

Attire: Workout/dance wear or anything comfortable to move in and socks. Street shoes are NOT allowed in any studio. 
Note: No class on Thursday, March 16, for Harvard Spring Break. A make-up class will take place on Thursday, April 27. 

Bharatanatyam - New!

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2017

Dates: Feb 8-April 19
Days/Times: W 7:30-9:00pm
Level: I
Instructor: Sunanda Narayanan
A class for all levels introducing students to Bharatanatyam, an ancient classical dance form of India that has been continuously practiced and performed for over a millennium. This dance style is highly stylized combining pure dance and mime accompanied by music, rhythm, and lyrics. Students will learn about intricate pure dance movements that demand coordination and that combine footwork, hand gestures, eye, and neck movements. They will learn to communicate using facial expressions to convey the meanings of songs. Students will also learn about the history of this art form and its spiritual connection. Each class will include a warm up and dance movements that will build into the learning of small dance piece.
Location: Harvard Dance Center, Studio 1 (HDC 1), 66 Garden St.

Attire: Suggested attire for class is leggings, long t-shirts or tunics, and bare feet. Long hair should be tied back.
Note: No class on Wednesday, March 15, for Harvard Spring Break. 

Wheel Intensive

Semester: 

Spring

Dates: February 13 - April 24   CLOSEDSteve Murphy
Days/Times: Mondays, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Instructor: Steve Murphy

Course Description: Focusing primarily on the wheel, this class for intermediate to advanced potters will explore size, form, refinement and surface. Special attention will be given to creating larger vessels and lids, pouring vessels, multiples and executing more sophisticated forms. Class demonstrations will be approximately 35-45 minutes long with the remainder of the class being one-on-one help. 10 classes/12 weeks. NOTE: No class on Monday, February 20th for President's Day.

Skills for Singing

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2016

Dates: September 20 - November 22
Days/Times: Tuesdays, 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Instructor: Elizabeth Eschen
Location: Holden Chapel


Course description: Ready to try your hand at the wheel? Explore the basics of wheel throwing in this fun and casual class. The instructor guides you through preparing and centering the clay and then invites you to work on a variety of forms. These will later be able to be decorated and glazed. A great way to hone your skills or to let us introduce you to our studio! 8 classes/9 weeks.

West African Dance

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2017

Dates: Feb 4-April 22
Days/Times: Sa 1:00-2:30pm
Level: All levels
Instructor: Joh Camara 
A class for all levels introducing students to traditional West African dance and culture. Students will develop body strength and flexibility by learning intricate feet patterns, hand movements, and full movement sequences. Each class will include live drumming, a warm-up, a break-down of the movements, high energy dancing, and will close with a community dance circle.
Location: Harvard Dance Center, Studio 1 (HDC 1), 66 Garden St.

Attire: Workout wear or anything comfortable to move in and bare feet. Street shoes are NOT allowed in any studio. 
Note: No class on Saturday, March 11, and Saturday, March 18 for Harvard Spring Break. 

Fall 2016 Figure Drawing at Currier

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2016

DatesSeptember 21-November 30* (no class Nov. 23)
Days/Times: Wednesdays, 7:30-10 pm 

Level: All levels welcome

Instructor: Heddi Siebel

Course description: Drawing from the human figure is an enjoyable and powerful exploration into the cultural context of one’s own world. This course uses simple materials—charcoal and erasers, inks and brushes—as means of discovery.

Absolute Beginners

Semester: 

Spring

Dates: February 18 - April 22    CLOSED
Days/Times: Saturdays, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Level: Beginning - Intermediate

Instructor: Marc Mancuso


Course description: Ready to try your hand at the wheel? Explore the basics of wheel throwing in this fun and casual class. The instructor guides you through preparing and centering the clay and then invites you to work on a variety of forms. These will later be able to be decorated and glazed. A great way to hone your skills or to let us introduce you to our studio! 10 classes/12 weeks.

Explore Soda Firing

Semester: 

Spring

Dates:  February 10 - April 14  CLOSED
Days/Times: Fridays, 10:00 – 1:00 pm
Level: Intermediate - Advanced
Instructor: Dennis McLaughlin

Course description: Explore nature-inspired visual and tactile surfaces on wheel thrown forms by using soda slips, washes as well as patterns and textures. Fresh spontaneous approaches on soft clay, as well as more structured methods of building functional work with thrown forms will be developed. A three-dimensional artist, from either clay or another discipline will be selected by each student to inspire the development of new methods that go beyond the familiar solution in making a soda fired functional pot.  The experience of building a larger vocabulary of soda firing possibilities and results will lay the groundwork for new directions for functional work. 10 classes/13 weeks.

Basics and Challenges

Semester: 

Spring

Dates: January 31 - April 18     CLOSED
Days/Times: Tuesdays, 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Level: Beginning - Intermediate
InstructorsStephanie Young


Course description: Demonstrations, individual critiques, and lots of hands-on time will engage students in learning the basics of wheel throwing, hand building, and surface decoration. Creative approaches to altered and combined elements will provide challenges for more experienced students. 12 classes/14 weeks.

Wheel Throwing

Semester: 

Spring

Dates: February 9 - April 13   CLOSED
Days/Times: Thursdays, 10:00am - 1:00 pm
Level: Beginning - Intermediate
Instructor: Kirsten Bassion

Course description: Unravel the mysteries of the potter’s wheel and surface decoration in this fun, intensive class.  The fundamental techniques will be covered as you learn to center, throw and trim a variety of functional forms including cups, bowls, and vases.  Students with basic skills will focus on refining techniques and be challenged with more complex forms. Class time will be comprised of demonstrations, critiques and ample hands-on-time. 10 classes/13 weeks.

Molds and Multiples

Semester: 

Spring

Dates: February 1 - April 19     CLOSED
Days/Times: Wednesdays, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Level: Beginning - Intermediate
Instructor: Mark Burns

Course description: Utilizing mold making techniques is an interesting, contemporary approach to producing objects quickly whether it be a set of mugs or multiple versions of an object that come together to form compelling installation or sculpture. Students will learn to make 1, 2 and 3 part molds for press molding and slip casting. We will be working from found objects as well as learning methods of prototyping to produce the objects from an original. 12 classes/14 weeks.

Architectural Ceramics - Stacked Forms

Semester: 

Spring

Dates: February 7 - April 25   CLOSED
Days/Times: Tuesdays, 6:30 - 9:30pm
Level: Beginning - Advanced

Instructor: Allison Newsome


Course description Explore how totemic or stacked sculpture has been addressed and historically incorporated into architecture and public works – ultimately making multiple components that are then stacked together. These architecturally inspired forms may combine the human figure, animals, fruit and flowers. The surface treatment will focus on using polychrome painting on a white opaque surface with metallic oxides and stains inspired by Della Robbia. This class caters to those students continuing from the Fall semester as well as welcoming new students. The class work will be displayed on the grounds of the Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds in Newton, MA. 12 classes/13 weeks.

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