This course is open to students of all dance backgrounds and levels, intended to introduce the history, culture, and particular dance styles within street dance and hip hop. The first 45 minutes of each class will be led by the course facilitators, taught through lectures and discussions based on weekly-assigned readings and films that critically examine the context of dance styles and its role on communal, cultural, and political scales. The next hour will consist of dance classes taught by instructors within the Bay to teach differing foundational movements that come with specific social dances. The last 15 minutes will consist of a cypher in which students may freely experiment with their dance technique in a group setting.
Students are expected to attend every class for the full two hours. Please show up to class in the appropriate attire to dance to allow for class efficiency. Students are allowed 2 excused absences and 1 unexcused absence.
There will be weekly-assigned discussion board posts paired with the readings due at 11:59 pm before each class to prepare you for the upcoming weekly discussions.
Students will be required to record and upload a video practice at the end of each 3-workshop class series (three videos total). These recordings should be about a minute long and display an application of techniques acquired from each workshop. The creative liberty is up to the student, whether they would like to submit freestyles, drills, or other explorations.
There will be a midterm 2-page personal reflection in accordance to the reading material and the dance classes so far.
Lastly, there will be a final project in which students are paired to "pitch" a particular hip hop / street style which will be conducted through a 5 minute presentation in class.
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|Class||Gunho Moon, Emily Chau, Fira Fatmasiefa||20||134 Dwinelle Hall||[Th] 6:00PM-8:00PM||09/02/2021||Open||--||21668|