The Department of Dance offers two study abroad programs for BFA dance majors in their third year of study:
The DanceJerusalem program, initiated jointly by the Rothberg International School (RIS) and the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance (JAMD), combines artistic training in dance skills and technique with academic exposure to Israel's social, historical and cultural environment. DanceJerusalem offers eligible Mason Gross BFA dance majors artistic and technical training in the disciplines of Classical Ballet, Contemporary Dance (including Ohad Naharin's GaGa technique), Choreography, Repertoire and Improvisation. Within the framework of a comprehensive survey course, "Dance in Israel", students create, rehearse and perform works with outstanding Israeli composers and choreographers.
The Laban School of Dance, part of the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, is located in South East London and has strong connections to the thriving local arts community. Laban is recognized as one of the world’s leading dance training institutions. Mason Gross BFA dance majors in their third year are eligible for study at Laban, and can expect to deepen their understanding of contemporary dance, while enhancing both technical ability and creative skills. State-of-the-art facilities include a 300-seat theater, studio theater, and outdoor theater, 13 purpose-built dance studios, and an extensive library and archive. Laban’s links with the professional dance world, the local community, and other arts organizations also serve to broaden and deepen student study abroad experiences.
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