|This course may be repeated for credit.|
This course will take a historical look at jazz movement, the early elements, and development of the dance (jazz vocabulary) and how it coincides with music and the life conditions of African American people. It will introduce basic dance technique while exploring the influence of ritual dances of Africa, dances of the plantation, early nightclubbing (Jook Houses), and basic authentic jazz dance techniques.
Intercultural Literacy, Interpretation
The teachings of Black Dance Vernacular requires an understanding of a oral history, morals and traditions of a culture originating in Africa. These courses will explore these avenues for students seeking a contemporary understanding of a culture through
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|Course Format: Studio||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AFAM-MN)(AFAM)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Selected short readings from periodicals
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Participation in "Worlds of Dance Concert" in December. Written final exam.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Regular Registration. If not accepted during registration, go to first class dressed to dance.
Undergraduates may take this course up to two times for a letter grade and up to four times for credit towards graduation.
|Instructor(s): Burton,Ronald Times: ..T.R.. 01:00PM-02:30PM; Location: SDC; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 30||SR major: 2||JR major: 3|| || |
|Seats Available: 12||GRAD: 0||SR non-major: 8||JR non-major: 8||SO: 6||FR: 3|
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