Movement Practice: Beginning Dance Technique (DAN2214.01)

Mina Nishimura

For those looking for a basic movement class. We begin with a slow warm-up focused on anatomical landmarks, muscular systems and basic alignment principles, but then progress to vigorous, rhythmic movement patterns and group forms. We work to strengthen, stretch, and articulate the body through longer movement phrases focused on weight shifting, changes of direction, and dynamic changes of energy.

We will aim for a multi-dimensional, voluminous way of moving from the internal knowing rather than from external shaping. The class will serve as a laboratory where we observe form, strength, weaknesses, habits, and patterns, and will offer a variety of movement situations: emphasizing awareness, expanding self-perception, and our ability to carry out our intentions.

Prerequisites: None.
Credits: 2
T 10:10am -12:00pm; F 10:10am - 12:00pm
Maximum Enrollment: 20
Course Frequency:
This course is categorized as All courses, Dance, Two Credit, 2000, Mina Nishimura, and tagged .