Introduction to Dance

DANCE 101

Dance as a reflection of historical and current cultural values. Introduction to some of the major forms of world dance (for example, classical dances of Europe, Asia and Africa, and American modern dance); how dance forms illuminate and define gender, personal and group identity, political and religious status, aesthetic values, and the intentions of the dance-makers; dance as an educative force, a facilitator of cultural acquisition, and a reflection of cultural change; the function of dance in various cultural settings; how to look at dance, to analyze movement, and to read the text of dance structure. Instructor: Shah or Wilbur
Curriculum Codes
  • CCI
  • ALP
Cross-Listed As
  • ICS 102
Typically Offered
Fall and/or Spring