Movement Practice: Beginning Dance Technique (DAN2121.01; section 1)

Jian Dai (MFA Teaching Fellow supervised by Dana Reitz)

For those looking for a basic dance class. We begin with a slow warm-up focused on alignment principles, anatomical structures, and muscular systems, and learn to find our own body language. We then progress to vigorous, rhythmic movement patterns and group forms. We work to strengthen, stretch, and articulate the body using longer movement phrases, playing with changes of direction and dynamic shifts of energy.

Proper alignment and articulate physicality is applicable to everyone. Understanding these principles can be useful for practicing and making work in all disciplines.

Prerequisites: None.
Credits: 2
M 10:10am - 12:00pm; Th 10:10am - 12:00pm
Maximum Enrollment: 20
This course is categorized as All courses, Dance, Two Credit, 2000, Dana Reitz, Jian Dai, and tagged .