Argentine Tango is a popular social dance enjoyed in communities all around the world. In thiscourse, students will be introduced to the history, culture, development and the dance of Tango, as well as the music that propels it. Students will be taught the basic movements, rhythms, and styling of Tango, and with the aid of the facilitators, create and experience a social environment reflective of tango today. In this course, students will acquire an understanding of what it means to dance socially with dancers outside of the classroom. No partner or prior experience with Argentine Tango required.
• To trace the historical evolution of Argentine Tango. The fundamental history of the dance and music will serve as the basis for understanding, with our bodies, the grace of another culture.
To learn fundamental concepts in Argentine Tango: musicality, dance communities, tango music, how to walk, how to embrace, milonga etiquette, all culminating to ready students for tango outside the classroom.
To be as obsessed and in love with Tango as your instructors and fellow dancers are!!
Class consists of three parts:
The first hour of class will consist of a discussion section where students are taught the history, culture, and social influences Argentine tango. There will be 2 music quizzes over the semester.
The second hour of class will consist of dance instruction. Students will learn the basic movement, vocabulary, and fundamental techniques of tango.
There are 15-20 hours of mandatory after-calss practica. Details will be covered in the first lecture.
|Section 1 - Lecture||Sarah and Ziyan||40||140 Barrows||[Th] 7:00PM-8:00PM||02/09/2017||
|Section 1 - Dance and Practica||Sarah and Ziyan||40||10 Eshleman||[Th] 8:00PM-10:00PM||02/09/2017||