DANCE 100 - Introduction to Dance
Section: 002 Ballet
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Dance (DANCE)
Department: Music: Dance
Credits:
1 (Non-LSA credit).
Requirements & Distribution:
CE
Waitlist Capacity:
30
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
20778
Open
30
 
-
MW 9:00AM - 10:00AM
Note: Taught by dance students enrolled in DANCE 482.
002 (LAB)
P
21089
Open
23
 
-
MW 9:00AM - 10:00AM
003 (LAB)
P
21090
Open
25
 
-
MW 9:00AM - 10:00AM
004 (LAB)
P
21091
Open
28
 
-
MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Note: Bienvenidos! (Welcome)! Start your week on Monday (and Wednesday) at 10:10 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.
005 (LAB)
P
21092
Open
30
 
-
MW 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Note: The gaining of presence, awareness, and concentration are taught in a supportive exploration to establish individual best practices. Develop basic dance and performance skills that explore projection and the relationship between audience and performer. This class offers an introduction to the fundamentals of performance and the performer?s tools onstage and off.
006 (LAB)
P
21093
Open
25
 
-
MW 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Note: In this class, students will begin with warm-up choreographies rooted in somatic techniques that support increased flexibility, strengthening, injury prevention, and efficient movement patterns. These will lead into standing exercises, movement that flies across the floor, and choreographed combinations that explore rhythm, spatial awareness, and musicality. Students will also explore their unique improvisational voices and choreograph their own dances for their final project. Students will attend a live dance concert and write a reflection paper as well as complete a few short assignments on dance history.
007 (LAB)
P
21094
Open
28
 
-
MW 5:00PM - 6:00PM
Note: Brazilian Zouk is a beautiful and fun partnered social dance originally based on Lambada and adapted to fit the Caribbean Zouk rhythm. Since the 1990s, it has drawn on other Brazilian social dance forms (Samba de Gafieira, Forro), concert dance traditions (Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop) and other elements and tools it picked up as it became a global phenomenon with local communities and international festivals all over the world. It is most identifiable by its luxurious and sometimes dramatic head movements, flowing footwork, and prioritization of connection and community both on the dance floor and off. In this class, we will learn the fundamental movements of both Traditional/Rio Style Zouk and Zouk-Lambada, head movement, dance floor etiquette, development of personal style, history and Brazilian culture, as well as a fun choreographed routine introducing students to advanced movements. Students will be required to attend at least one local community event (free and open to the public) and write a reflection paper in addition to attending Dance Department classes to gain field experience. At the end of the term, students will have all the tools they need to attend a Brazilian Zouk social dance party anywhere in the world.
008 (LAB)
P
21095
Open
24
 
-
MW 5:00PM - 6:00PM
009 (LAB)
P
21096
Open
24
 
-
MW 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Note: Yoga class is a sequence of asanas (postures) performed in a flow. Though we will be moving through postures, there will also be time for detailed alignment instructions. This information will be helpful in your future yoga practice at yoga studios. This class offers both a sense of physical challenge, but also restorative effect allowing the body to open and soften while the mind gets a chance to escape the stress of school requirements. The yoga space offers you the chance to focus on yourself for 50 minutes, tuning into your emotional, physical, and mental states, while learning tools to find relief from daily stressors. Though the main portion of the class is a physical experience, it is also a practice that unites one?s body, mind and spirit by quieting the mind and creating a sense of peace through physical movement. The class will always end with a short meditation. Due to its experiential form, regular attendance is required.
010 (LAB)
P
21097
Open
29
 
-
TuTh 9:00AM - 10:00AM
011 (LAB)
P
21098
Open
24
 
-
TuTh 9:00AM - 10:00AM
012 (LAB)
P
21282
Open
22
 
-
TuTh 4:00PM - 5:00PM
013 (LAB)
P
21315
Open
23
 
-
F 12:00PM - 2:00PM
Note: This course is designed for non-major students who have a basic understanding of ballet technique. Students enrolling in this course will have completed Intro to Ballet or have previous ballet experience outside of the University.
014 (LAB)
P
22051
Open
23
 
-
F 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Note: Pilates is a physical training practice created by Joseph Pilates in the 1920s that is designed to develop balanced strength and flexibility while maintaining a focus on postural alignment and body awareness. This course will be an introduction to the exercises of the Pilates Method and will also involve elements of basic anatomy and kinesiology. Designed specifically for students, course content will include exercises that will serve the studying-body with a special focus on strengthening spinal extensors and lengthening the body's back-line. Great for student-athletes and artists looking for a course to balance a training regimen, this course will help students identify personal practice methods to take with them beyond the semester. Most importantly, this class is a practice, a tune into one's own body and develop greater kinesthetic awareness within the Pilates method.
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