Spring 2019 not offered
|This course may be repeated for credit.|
This course is an introduction to the African American jazz dance vernacular through the embodied practice of Simonson jazz. It will cover basic principles of alignment, centering, and technique through the context of jazz's African roots. Class sessions will principally consist of movement exploration including a comprehensive warm-up and will be supplemented by online discussions and media to better understand the place of jazz dance in society and culture at large.
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|Course Format: Studio||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AFAM-MN)(AFAM)(DANC-MN)(DANC)
Selected short readings from periodicals.
|Examination and Assignments: |
Students must be able to perform/participate in the end of semester Worlds of Dance Concert on Sunday, May 3, 2015.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Previous dance experience required. Audition at first class. Please come to first class ready to dance.
Undergraduates may take this course up to two times for a letter grade and up to four times for credit towards graduation.