DANCE 100 - Introduction to Dance
Section: 002 Modern
Term: FA 2017
Subject: Dance (DANCE)
Department: Music: Dance
Credits:
1 (Non-LSA credit).
Requirements & Distribution:
CE
Waitlist Capacity:
25
Advisory Prerequisites:
For non-dance majors only.
Repeatability:
May be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Introductory studio dance courses provide instruction in technical and creative aspects of a variety of dance genres. Each section under this course listing is devoted to a different dance genre. Section/genres include: contemporary/modern dance; ballet; jazz; hip hop; and special topics such as dance improvisation. IN each of these sections, principles of alignment, rhythmic and spatial awareness, dynamic, flexibility, and strength are investigated as foundations for freedom of expression. Very brief reading and writing assignments, as well as performance and video viewing and analysis, inform the work in the studio. Courses culminate in the sharing of technical accomplishments and creative work.

DANCE 100 - Introduction to Dance
Schedule Listing
001 (LAB)
P
20963
Open
4
 
-
MW 9:00AM - 10:00AM
002 (LAB)
P
21655
Open
6
 
-
MW 9:00AM - 10:00AM
003 (LAB)
P
20964
Open
2
 
-
MW 9:00AM - 10:00AM
004 (LAB)
P
20965
Open
6
 
-
MW 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Note: Taught by dance students enrolled in DANCE 481.
005 (LAB)
P
20966
Open
19
 
-
MW 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Note: This course will explore a variety of dance and performance-based practices that can be utilized as a means for peace building and social transformation. Through readings of case studies, group reflection and physical explorations, students will gain an understanding of how live performance can facilitate communication, action, and foster creatively supportive communities. This class will introduce basic skills to craft images and create movement, drawing from both dance and theater methods, including ritual play, improvisation, and cultural-based practices.
006 (LAB)
P
20967
Open
2
 
-
MW 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Note: Taught by dance students enrolled in DANCE 571.
007 (LAB)
P
20968
Open
9
 
-
MW 11:00AM - 12:00PM
008 (LAB)
P
20969
Closed
0
 
-
TuTh 9:00AM - 10:00AM
009 (LAB)
P
20970
Open
10
 
-
TuTh 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Note: Bienvenidos! (Welcome)! End your Tuesdays and Thursdays on a high note, at 4:10pm, dancing to the sounds of Latin American music such as Mambo, Merengue, Bolero, and Salsa; mixed with contemporary dance styles. Learn about the origins of these rich musical styles, broaden your knowledge and find new ways to identify with Central and South American music, poetry, literature and the visual arts.
010 (LAB)
P
20971
Open
3
 
-
TuTh 4:00PM - 5:00PM
011 (LAB)
P
21964
Open
4
 
-
TuTh 9:00AM - 10:00AM
012 (LAB)
P
21965
Open
12
 
-
F 12:00PM - 2:00PM
Note: In this class, we will begin with a jazz warm-up that includes principles of alignment, rhythmic and spatial awareness, musicality, flexibility and strengthening. We will continue with a 60-minute class focusing on Brazilian Zouk movement and technique and finish the class with a group practice session in which the instructor will be able to provide students with individualized coaching. By the end of the semester, students will have a solid grasp of Zouk foundations, begin to develop personal style, as well as have the skills to participate in Zouk social dances outside of the classroom. In addition to technique, students will learn about the history of this dance and Brazilian culture.
013 (LAB)
P
26291
Closed
0
 
-
F 2:00PM - 4:00PM
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