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2016-2017 Course Catalog 
    
2016-2017 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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33-1241 African Dance for Non-Majors


African Dance for Non-Majors introduces dances, music, and culture of West Africa. Class begins with warm-up exercises that condition the body for the rigors of this form by developing strength, aerobic stamina, coordination, flexibility, and rhythmic awareness. Second part of class is devoted to learning authentic dances and songs from West Africa, as well as their historical and cultural contexts. Students work closely with the instructor and a master drummer to gain an understanding of the marriage of drumming, rhythm, and music to African dance. Students further explore the history and culture of Africa through dance concert attendance, readings, and the completion of three written assignments.

3 Credits Repeatable



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