NYU Tisch Dance Minor Credit Offered at NYU Shanghai
Students studying at NYU Shanghai can now qualify for half of the Dance Minor offered at NYU Tisch School of the Arts by taking two dance classes, Dance and Choreography & Performance, at NYU Shanghai.
NYU Tisch approved the two courses taught in Shanghai by professor Aly Rose in March, allowing students from across the global network to either start or finish their minor in Shanghai.
“This is a great opportunity for students to become leaders, artists, and diversify their skills for whatever careers they choose in the future,” says Rose, former Head of the Dance Minor at NYU Tisch where she taught Choreography, Chinese Dance, and Topics in Chinese Culture.
To be awarded a dance minor, students must complete a total of 16 credits in accredited courses, with Dance (ART-SHU 225A-001/225B-001) and Choreography & Performance (ART-SHU 239.4-001/239.2-001) at NYU Shanghai now counting 4 credits each towards the minor.
The two courses are already the most popular dance classes on campus, and students now have a new dance studio in the Shanghai academic building to train at.
“All of my classes are open to everyone. No dance background is necessary,” said Rose. “It’s exciting to see a student transform, build up their confidence and learn how to express themselves more fully. At the end of the semester we put on a big show in front of a live audience. A lot of them are showing their own work for the first time and for some, dancing for the first time."
Some of Rose’s students have also gone on to hold public performances at some of the city’s biggest arts venues. The Choreography & Performance class performed CELL at the 18th International Art Festival Shanghai, while Emma Quong--president of NYU’s ballet club--Janice Luo and Isabel Adler held performances at the Museum of Contemporary Art Shanghai (MOCA) in collaboration with Rose's professional dancers.
“Professor Aly Rose constantly shared her professional opportunities with the students. Because of her, I was able to perform at the Shanghai International Arts Festival Campus Performance and also at MOCA. And through NYU Shanghai, I was invited to NYU Abu Dhabi with five other students to dance at the Body Voices Conference,” said Quong.
“Collaborating with other students, professional dancers, and the Chinese arts community I found new perspective to dance and performance," Quong added. "I realized that it is not just about comparing the culturally different end products, but to also understand the importance of their various creation processes."
NYU Shanghai students wishing to complete the minor during their study away year can take a combination of the following courses at NYU Tisch: either History of Dance or Why Dance Matters for 4 credits each, and any combination of 2 point Ballet, Modern, African, Flamenco, Hip Hop and Indian dance.