Physical Education and Dance

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Winter Courses
Jan 3 - Jan 19

Spring Courses
Jan 24 - May 18

Questions about course content? Contact:
Film, Media and Performing Arts - (212) 217-4220

PE 114
Ballet I
1.0 credits
In state $220.00 Out of state $661.00

Basic exercises are done at the barre to develop proper alignment, placement, strength, coordination, and understanding of ballet movement vocabulary in this introductory class. Center floor combinations and movement across the floor are used to integrate skills learned in the warm-up. (G6: Arts)

Spring
CRN Section Day Time Location
19750 301 T 11:10 AM—1:00 PM BBX28


PE 116
Afro-Caribbean Dance
1.0 credits
In state $220.00 Out of state $661.00

Students experience, learn, and perform the traditional dances and rhythms, rooted in African and European dance, of the Caribbean region. (G6: Arts)

Spring
CRN Section Day Time Location
19751 301 M 2:10 PM—4:00 PM BBX28


PE 131
Tennis I
1.0 credits
In state $220.00 Out of state $661.00

Teaches the fundamental skills of tennis and knowledge of the game.

Spring
CRN Section Day Time Location
19752 301 W 11:10 AM—1:00 PM BBX02


PE 141
Fitness Training
1.0 credits
In state $220.00 Out of state $661.00

Students focus on the progressive development of the four components of physical fitness: muscular strength, muscular endurance (through weight-room training and calisthenics), cardiovascular endurance, and fitness.

Spring
CRN Section Day Time Location
7501 301 T 2:10 PM—4:00 PM AAX39
16868 302 R 11:10 AM—1:00 PM AAX39


PE 143
Yoga I
1.0 credits
In state $220.00 Out of state $661.00

Students learn the basic yoga practices, including relaxation, postures, breathing, concentration, meditation, and positive thinking. Nutrition is also discussed.

Spring
CRN Section Day Time Location
3910 301 M 11:10 AM—1:00 PM BBX28
3911 302 T 9:10 AM—11:00 AM BBX28
3912 303 T 4:10 PM—6:00 PM BBX28
3915 304 W 11:10 AM—1:00 PM BBX28
8868 305 R 2:10 PM—4:00 PM BBX28
19207 306 T 2:10 PM—4:00 PM BBX28
5010 35A R 6:30 PM—8:20 PM BBX28


PE 145
Tai Chi I
1.0 credits
In state $220.00 Out of state $661.00

Students learn the Yang form of this ancient, holistic Chinese exercise to develop good balance and coordination and to relax physically and mentally.

Spring
CRN Section Day Time Location
19753 35A R 6:30 PM—8:20 PM AAX39


PE 146
Kung Fu
1.0 credits
In state $220.00 Out of state $661.00

Translated as discipline and inner development, kung fu focuses on learning a system of movements based upon the observations of nature by ancient Chinese priests and monks. The forms, basic stances, kicks, and punches of Shaolin kung fu are taught to achieve better health, harmony, and coordination.

Spring
CRN Section Day Time Location
19754 35A T 6:30 PM—8:20 PM AAX39


PE 147
Gentle Yoga
1.0 credits
In state $220.00 Out of state $661.00

Gentle yoga introduces all the benefits of yoga with less demand on the body. This course can be enjoyed by all students, particularly those with limited physical health or range of motion. Benefits include enhanced flexibility, increased strength, improved balance, and reduction of stress.

Spring
CRN Section Day Time Location
11281 301 R 11:10 AM—1:00 PM AAX25


PE 148
Mat Pilates
1.0 credits
In state $220.00 Out of state $661.00

This introductory course is based on the work of Joseph Pilates and focuses on movements and exercises devoted to strengthening the core or foundational muscles of the body. Pilates enhances athletic performance by developing core stability, balance, and coordination.

Spring
CRN Section Day Time Location
19755 301 W 11:10 AM—1:00 PM AAX39


PE 149
Meditation I
1.0 credits
In state $220.00 Out of state $661.00

This course focuses on the benefits of meditation in everyday life. Students learn the history, theory, and practice of meditation, as well as how to develop and personalize their own meditation practice. This course is appropriate for physically challenged students.

Spring
CRN Section Day Time Location
15501 301 T 11:10 AM—1:00 PM AAX25
16591 302 R 4:10 PM—6:00 PM BBX28


PE 215
Seeing Dance Live
3.0 credits
Online: In state $705.00 Out of state $2,028.00

This course explores live dance, immersing students in it as both viewers and writers. Students apply aesthetic principles of dance to a variety of dance forms that they view and critique. (G6: Arts)

Spring
CRN Section Day Time Location
19756 OL1 ONLINE    


PE 216
History of Ballet and Modern Dance
3.0 credits
In state $660.00 Out of state $1,983.00

This course surveys two major styles of Western dance—ballet and modern dance—from the perspective of the creative process and cultural history. Through a multi-disciplinary and collaborative approach, students study thematic ideas that shape the way we see, create, and think about dance. No prior dance training is necessary. (G6: Arts)

Spring
CRN Section Day Time Location
16455 301 M 11:10 AM—2:00 PM C501


PE 217
Popular Urban Dance Past and Present
3.0 credits
Online: In state $705.00 Out of state $2,028.00

Through a multi-disciplinary and collaborative approach, students explore the conceptual underpinnings and political dynamics of popular urban dance. No prior dance training is necessary. (G6: Arts)

Spring
CRN Section Day Time Location
19169 OL1 ONLINE