DMS 116 - Community Contra Dance

Description
An introduction to an historical form of folk dance in the United States. Students learn contra dance movements and the organizational work involved to create public dance events. Technique sessions focus on efficient body movement, giving weight, improving coordination and aerobic endurance, and gaining comfort crossing gender roles. Lecture and discussion sessions examine the historical development of this dance form from 17th century America to the present day and the live musical form that accompanies the dance. Advertisement and administration of monthly community dances is an integral aspect of coursework. Coursework includes attendance at a monthly community dance event on a Saturday night. Prerequisite: none Distribution Requirements: HE
Credits
2
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Recent Semesters
Spring 2019, Fall 2018
Offered
TuTh
Avg. Class Size
16
Avg. Sections
1