3credit hour(s)Prerequisite:RDG 0950 or appropriate placement score.
This course is designed to introduce the student to the aesthetics of African dance technique and to develop knowledge and appreciation of its fundamental movements, music, and culture. This class will help enhance efficient use of relaxed, heavy weight, grounding, weight-shifting, release, and movement. Student will acquire facility in a movement language that reaches across linguistic and geographic boundaries. Student will gain perspective of Africa through discussion of how movement and music are used in its culture and how this may be compared to their own.