Fall 2010 - Undergraduate Course Descriptions
Description of Course:
This is a gentle and fun continued journey into the world of Hip-Hop dance. The students will learn Hip-Hop movement vocabulary and learn simple Hip-Hop dance routines. Previous experience in Hip-Hop dance is not required but preferred. Students will have the opportunity to bring their favorite Hip-Hop/R & B songs to class and have dance moves set to their song. The music can be ol' school or current. The fundamental requirement for the class is a profound love and respect for Hip-Hop and respect for others. Each student will keep a process log, view two Hip-Hop or contemporary dance events, and participate in a cypher. Students will also have the opportunity to "trade" moves so that everyone learns from each other. Hip-Hop dance is all about unity, encouragement, and inclusion. This class is design to honor Hip-Hop culture at its best.
Students will dance, create movement vocabulary, learned movement vocabulary as well as view Hip-Hop/contemporary dance, live and recorded, as a stimulus for Hip-Hop dance.
The student will be able to use the movement vocabularies and various approaches to Hip-Hop dance covered during this course to creatively demonstrate comprehension of the material covered.
Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:
I am waiving the prerequisite for this course. If you want to learn, and willing to do the work, you are welcomed to take this course.