Application Due (Wed. September 8th, 7PM)
This salsa class explores the cultural, historical, and social underpinnings of salsa dancing through various sources: lectures, readings, dance, and events. The course aims to help students be competent at dancing salsa and learn about its place in society. Students will not be graded on dance ability.
Understand the history and culture of salsa and other social dances.
Discuss social dancing in relation to contemporary society (e.g. gender roles, rebellion, etc).
Course Format: one-hour lecture, one-hour practice
All students (beginner and intermediate) have the same lecture. Lectures will consist of facilitators’ presentations, guest lectures, watching videos (including the movie Dirty Dancing Havana Nights or El Cantante). Students will learn about a variety of topics related to dance as a medium for social interaction between individuals and groups of people.
Dance! The dance instruction part of each class will be a series taught by the course facilitators and occasional guest instructors. Beginner and intermediate students are taught separately. Beginners who have little or no previous dance experience will be introduced to salsa dancing. Intermediate students will put to practice the fundamental basic steps of salsa dance as well as dive deeper into understanding the basics and their variations.
|Beginner Section||Savanna Alejandra||40||Hearst Gym (Room tbd)||[Tu] 7:00PM-9:00PM||TBD||Open||--||--|
|Intermediate Section||Patricia Avila||20||Hearst Gym (Room tbd)||[Tu] 7:00PM-9:00PM||TBD||Open||--||--|