Dance

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Meadows’ Division of Dance is one of the top programs in the U.S. offering both conservatory dance instruction and liberal arts education.

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In addition to technique training, students are immersed in theoretical studies that include dance history, kinesiology, music theory/history and choreography.

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Students perform masterworks of the great choreographers of the 20th century, including Balanchine, Graham, Humphrey, Limón and Sokolow, as well as works by contemporary masters such as Taylor, Parsons, Battle, Pilobolus and more.

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Student choreography is a major component of the student experience, guided by expert faculty and opportunities to learn from visiting masters such as Bruce Wood (pictured).

Patty Harrington Delaney

Patty Harrington Delaney

Associate Professor and Chair of Dance

Patty Harrington Delaney is an Associate Professor and Coordinator of Graduate Studies in the Dance Division at Southern Methodist University where she teaches Laban Studies, composition and history. She is a Certified Laban Movement Analyst and a Professional Certified Notator. Her Labanotation scores include José Limón’s La Malinche, Leni Wylliams' Sweet in the Morning, and Pilobolus' Alraune. An educational DVD she created on La Malinche won a Silver Award at the Houston International Film Festival and The University of Texas Press and Dance Chronicle have published her writing. She is a member of the boards of the Dance Notation Bureau and the International Council of Kinetography Laban/Labanotation. Her choreographic credits include numerous musical productions, television commercials, corporate industrials and concert works. She was a founding member of the regional modern dance company, Dancers Unlimited, where she performed the works of such renowned artists as Bill Evans and Moses Pendleton.

Education

B.F.A., M.F.A. Southern Methodist University
Teachers Certification in Motif Writing/Labanotation, Ohio State University
Professional Notator Certification, Dance Notation Bureau
Certification in Laban Movement Analysis/Bartenieff Fundamentals, Integrated Movement Studies Institute

Research

Analysis, documentation and preservation of dance masterworks

Professional Experience

Teaching, choreographing, restaging, rehearsal directing, artistic directing

Teaching

Composition I and IV, Laban Studies, The Evolution of American Musical Theatre, First Year Experience

Publications

Articles in scholarly journals, Chapters in books, Labanotation scores, Educational DVDs

Distinctions

Fellow of the International Council of Kinetography Laban/Labanotation

Areas of Study

Advertising

Art

Art History

Arts Management and Arts Entrepreneurship

Communication Studies

Creative Computation

Dance

Undergraduate Studies

Alumni

Classes

Facilities

Faculty and Staff

Partnerships

Visiting Artists

Film and Media Arts

Journalism

Music

Theatre