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DANCE 1: Contemporary Modern I: Liquid Flow

Students in Liquid Flow will participate in a dance and movement class that 1) teaches the fundamentals of dance technique, and 2) addresses the way that you already dance in the world. Through discovering your own DIY movement signature and being aware of one another's dance, motion, and energy in space, we will transform the way that we move and connect to one another to inhabit flow states from the dance studio, into everyday life, and ultimately onto the stage. nAccompanied by contemporary and live music, Students will develop articulation, flexibility and "grace", learn contemporary and classic dance vocabulary, gain freedom dancing with others and mine dance's potential for social transformation and connection. Designed for beginners, we welcome student movers from diverse dance traditions, non-dancers, athletes, and more advanced dancers, who desire fluidity in their daily life, from thought to action.
Terms: Aut, Win | Units: 1 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE, way_ce
Instructors: ; Hayes, A. (PI)

DANCE 27: Faculty Choreography

Creation, rehearsal, performance of faculty choreography. For detailed project descriptions and full rehearsal/performance schedules, contact instructors directly.nnStudents enrolled in Aut 2019-20 will participate in Revival with Amara Smith. nnFor students enrolled in Spring 19-20, the course description is below: nIn online Zoom work sessions, project participants will create together a Phrase Bank for the Future, contributing to, and drawing from, a growing Google account of shared phrase material. Our focus will be on shared movement invention and development. That large growing bank of fragments and phrases will provide source material to create solos. By the end of the term, we will have created a Phrase Bank together, as well as a video-recorded solo line for and by each dancer. All this material will be available for a future site-specific live dance performance at the Anderson Collection Museum, exact date tbd/tba, but likely Autumn 2020.
Terms: Win, Spr | Units: 1-2 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE, way_ce | Repeatable for credit

DANCE 46: Social Dance I

Introduction to non-competitive social ballroom dance. Adapted to online Zoom format so that individuals can take the course without a partner. The social dances found in today's popular culture include 3 kinds of swing, 3 forms of waltz, tango, salsa, bachata, cha-cha and nightclub two-step. The course also includes tips for great partnering, enhancing creativity, developing personal style, stress reduction, musicality, and the ability to adapt to changing situations. The emphasis on comfort, partnering and flexibility will enable students to dance with partners whose experience comes from any dance tradition. Many students are taken from the waiting list. If the class is filled, register to get on the waitlist.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 1 | UG Reqs: way_ce | Repeatable 12 times (up to 12 units total)
Instructors: ; Powers, R. (PI)

DANCE 48: Ballet I: Introduction to Ballet

Fundametals of ballet technique including posture, placement, the foundation steps, and ballet terms; emphasis on the development of coordination, balance, flexibility, sense of lines, and sensitivity to rhythm and music. May be repeated for credit.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 1 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE, way_ce | Repeatable for credit
Instructors: ; Pankevich, A. (PI)

DANCE 50: Contemporary Choreography

Each day Ketley will develop a new phrase of choreography with the students and use this as the platform for investigation. Consistent lines of inquiry include; sculpting with the body as an emotional, instinctual, and graphic landscape, how the fracturing and the complication of strands of information can feel generative of new ways of moving, discussions around how our use of time is directly correlated to our sense of presence, and the multitude of physical colors available to each of us as artists as we expand our curiosity about movement. Classes will be very physical, trusting that much of our knowledge is contained in the body. For questions please e-mail aketley@stanford.edu.
Terms: Win | Units: 1 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE, way_ce
Instructors: ; Ketley, A. (PI)

DANCE 58: Hip Hop I: Introduction to Hip Hop

Steps and styling in one of America's 21st-century vernacular dance forms. May be repeated for credit.
Terms: Win, Sum | Units: 1 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE, way_ce | Repeatable for credit
Instructors: ; Reddick, R. (PI)

DANCE 59: Hip-Hop II

Steps and styling in one of America's 21st-century vernacular dance forms. May be repeated for credit.
Terms: Win, Spr | Units: 1 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE, way_ce | Repeatable for credit
Instructors: ; Reddick, R. (PI)

DANCE 118: Developing Creativity In Dance

This introductory course explores the creative process in dance. Two fields will constantly overlap and feed into each other. One is the Creative Process, with dozens of tips and suggestions which will be useful in your other work beyond dance, and the other is the Art of Choreography. Processes will include design by analogy, musicality, effective use of contrast, intuitive leaps, creation by accident, lateral thinking, overcoming creative blocks, and stress reduction to relax into a more creative state of mind. This will be an online course; students must have this time slot available for Zoom participatory sessions. Class sessions will alternate between theory and practice, with student choreographies submitted and discussed within an encouraging, supportive group of new creators. Previous dance experience is not required to take this course.
Terms: Aut, Win | Units: 1 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE
Instructors: ; Powers, R. (PI)

DANCE 140: Contemporary Modern II

This intermediate studio dance practice class is primarily grounded in training practices of Merce Cunningham, with additional technical work drawn from other major modern dance training techniques. Participation in this class will increase strength, speed, line, amplitude and rhythmic acuity/musicality. Dance technique will be supplemented by other studio experiences that will increase awareness of dance as an art form. Studio work will be supplemented by readings, video viewings, concert attendance, and lively participation in classes with guest artists. Students must be ready to work at an intermediate level.
Terms: Win | Units: 2 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE | Repeatable for credit
Instructors: ; Faulkner, K. (PI)

DANCE 141: Contemporary Modern III

This advanced level technique course will cover the fundamental principles underlying modern/contemporary dance both technical and artistic in nature. Students will perform technical exercises that develop functional efficiency, strength, flexibility, musicality, range of motion and performance quality as a means towards honing their own artistic expression and physicality. More advanced concepts such as qualitative versatility, phrasing awareness, innovative physical decision-making, and attention to performance will be explored in greater depth. The contemporary technique taught in this class prepares the student to perform with clarity and artistry, and with deeper anatomical knowledge and connectivity. Short written reflections and concert attendance will supplement studio work. May be repeated for credit.
Terms: Win, Spr, Sum | Units: 2 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE | Repeatable for credit
Instructors: ; Faulkner, K. (PI)

DANCE 147: Social Dance History: Living Traditions of Swing

A survey of 110 years of American swing dancing, as one form evolved into the next. Adapted to online Zoom format so that individuals can take the course without a partner. Swing dances will include the Texas Tommy, early Lindy of the 1920s; 6 and 8-count Lindy hop, Shag, Big Apple, 1950s Rock 'n' Roll swing, disco Hustle and West Coast Swing, with tips for partnering, improvisation and personal creativity. This will be an online Zoom course; students must have this time slot available for Zoom participatory sessions. Previous dance experience is not required to take this course.
Terms: Win | Units: 1 | UG Reqs: way_ce | Repeatable for credit
Instructors: ; Powers, R. (PI)

DANCE 148: Ballet II

Intermediate Ballet at Stanford is designed for students who have done ballet in their past, but maybe have stepped away from the form for awhile. The class focuses on technique, musicality, vocabulary, coordination and artistic choice. The class looks at ballet as an enduring and vibrant movement system that can be used for classical purposes or as a way to strengthen and diversify the movement vocabulary inherent in other dance forms like modern, hip-hop, or social dancing.
Terms: Win | Units: 1 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE | Repeatable for credit
Instructors: ; Pankevich, A. (PI)

DANCE 149: Ballet III

Advanced Ballet at Stanford is offered for students who are interested in rigorous, complex, and artistically compelling ballet training. The class focuses on technique, but in the broad sense of how ballet as a movement system can be used for a wide range of dance disciplines. The class honors the historical training legacy that defines classical ballet, but is in no way shackled to that history in an antiquated fashion. The students are encouraged to explore the form as artists, to question its foundations, and find their own sense of agency within classical dance. Students with a strong background in ballet are encouraged to come, but also students with less ballet training are welcome as long as they have an email dialog with the lecturer beforehand. Any questions can be directed to Lecturer Alex Ketley at aketley@stanford.edu
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 1 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE | Repeatable for credit
Instructors: ; Ketley, A. (PI)

DANCE 190: Special Research

Topics related to the discipline of dance. May be repeated for credit.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 1-5 | Repeatable for credit

DANCE 196: Dancing Black: Embodying the African Diaspora in the United States and the Caribbean (AFRICAAM 196, TAPS 196, TAPS 396)

What does it mean to dance black? How can studying comparative dance practices across the United States and the Caribbean expose continuities and differences in African diaspora experience? How can we draw strategies from black performance to inform our current movements for social change? This class will explore how dance and writing about performance have shaped notions of what it means to identify or be marked as an African diaspora subject. From the ring shouts of captive Africans to the 20th-century concert dance stage, from New York queer ballroom culture to Tiktok fads, this class will expose students to both historical and ethnographic methods for using dance to study the formation of black community in the New World. Looking beyond the surface of skin, we¿ll explore how race is experienced in muscle and flesh, and how black performers have historically taken advantage of or disavowed racialized ideas of how they can/should move. We will read theories of diaspora, queer of color critique and black feminist theory, and performance theory. We will search for the common questions and conversations about embodiment, the spectator¿s gaze, and black belonging that run through all three disciplines. Students will be required to do some movement research (through accessible, at-home dance practice), write weekly journals, and complete short essay projects. Students develop will skills for writing, speaking, and making performance to explore the intersections between race, sexuality, and dance.
Terms: Win | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: WAY-A-II
Instructors: ; Reid, A. (PI)

DANCE 290: Special Research

Individual project on the work of any choreographer, period, genre, or dance-related topic. May be repeated for credit.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 1-18 | Repeatable for credit
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