Oct 27, 2020  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2019-20 
    
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2019-20 [Archived Catalog]

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DANC 1050 - Introduction to African Dance Technique


Introduction to traditional dances of Africa. Will focus on developing a balanced practical and theoretical understanding of the dances and related traditional rhythms and songs. It will explore basic African dance movements coming from secular and social dances, focusing on their quality, timing, and spatial organization. Over the course of 14 weeks the students will learn approximately 6 dance types from 6 different ethnic groups. No prior African dance experience in necessary.

Credit Hours: 1.5
Repeat/Retake Information: May be repeated for a maximum of 3.0 hours.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 studio
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
Learning Outcomes:
  • Expands the students dance knowledge beyond (European, American) Western dance techniques.
  • Students will develop a balanced practical, and theoretical understanding of the dances and related traditional rhythms and songs.
  • Students will develop proper body alignment, strength, and flexibility.
  • Students will understand the aesthetics, expression, and philosophical outlook of Africans through its traditional dances, music and songs.



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