Indonesian Dance I (DANC251) is designed to introduce students to the rich traditions of dance practices from Indonesia, particularly Javanese court dance and Acehnese dance traditions. Students in this course will further engage with literatures, discussion, and presentations about cultural practices, performance contexts, aesthetics, philosophies, and history that surround the traditions. Depending on students' interests, the course will begin with the basic movement vocabulary of Central Javanese court dance or Acehnese dance styles, and proceed to the study of dance repertoire. The course largely focuses on techniques and practice of dance repertoire, supplemented with short lectures that will provide the sociocultural, historical, and contemporary contexts. This course is designed to include occasions where students will engage with renowned Indonesian dance practitioners through their guest lecture sessions. Students in the course will perform with live music provided by Wesleyan's Javanese Ensemble at the end of the semester concert, as well as at the Worlds of Dance concert.