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THR 215 Overview

This course explores both social and concert dance forms as a lens through which diverse histories and contemporary moments can be examined. Particular attention will be paid to the migratory path of peoples' dances to and within the United States. Examples of topics may include the formation of Tap dance, the birth of the Salsa, the French court dances that became classical Ballet, and the influence of the New Orleans Bounce scene on Twerking. Through readings, discussions, video, live performance attendance, and studio practice, students will investigate and embody the relationship between dance, power, and the expressive history of the body in motion. This course may be used toward an advanced core certificate Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or department consent.

  • 3.00 Credits
  • THR