Jazz Dance I|
|This course may be repeated for credit.|
In the mid-20s Earl Tucker ("Snake Hips") was a performer at the Cotton Club during the days of Duke Ellington. His style of dance is definitely related to that of waving that you see young hip-hop dancers still doing today, as hip-hop dance refers to dance styles, mainly street-dance styles, primarily danced to hip-hop music, or that evolved as a part of the hip-hop culture. It can include a wide range of styles such as breaking, popping, locking, krumping, and even house dance. It can also include the many styles simply labeled as hip-hop or old school (hype or freestyle). This dance style, primarily associated with hip-hop as breaking, appeared in New York City during the early 1970s and became a cornerstone of hip-hop as a culture. Funk styles, such as popping and locking, evolved separately in California in the 1960-70s but were also integrated into hip-hop when the culture reached the West Coast of the United States. This course will be a technique-based course in the learning and participation of the various styles that make up hip-hop dance today.
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)(DANC)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Selected short readings from periodicals
|Examination 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): Evans,Clyde Times: ....R.. 06:30PM-08:00PM; .....F. 09:00AM-10:30AM; Location: TST001; TST001; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 19||SR major: 2||JR major: 3|| || |
|Seats Available: 3||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 8||JR non-major: 8||SO: 6||FR: 3|