Jordan College of the Arts
Department of Dance

A Day in the Life of a Butler Dance Student

 

Sample Female Dancer (Monday)

Time Activity
8-8:50 a.m. Music History or Masterworks of Dance
9-9:50 a.m. Core Curriculum Class
10-10:50 a.m. Core Curriculum Class
11-12:15 a.m. Jazz
Lunch
1-1:50 p.m. Core Curriculum Class
2-3:30 p.m. Ballet Technique
3:40-4:30 p.m. Pointe
4:45-5:30 p.m. Butler Ballet Rehearsal

Sample Male Dancer (Tuesday)

Time Activity
8-8:50 a.m. Keyboard or Core Curriculum Class
9-9:50 a.m. Keyboard or Core Curriculum Class
10:00-10:50 a.m. Body Placement
11-12:30 p.m. Modern
Lunch
1-2:30 p.m. Ballet Technique
2:40-3:40 p.m. Men's Allegro Technique
3:45-5:30 p.m. Butler Ballet Rehearsal

page16Classes and rehearsal don't usually go past 6:00 p.m., except during production week. There are occasionally a few evening dance-related courses, such as Costuming and Introduction to Acting. Other academic classes, such as Dance History, Theory and Philosophy of Dance and Teaching Analysis, are added based on the year of study.

Each student typically has 6 classes each day (2-3 academic classes and 3-4 dance classes). Ballet class meets every day and pointe class meets twice per week. Modern and Jazz also meet 2-3 times per week. Other classes, like character or Laban Movement Analysis, will alternate days with classes like body placement or choreography.

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Department of Dance

Lilly Hall, Room 50
4600 Sunset Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46208
(317) 940-9346
Department Chair: Larry Attaway
Admin. Assistant: Judy Gauer
jgauer@butler.edu
(317) 940-9346