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DANCE 1: Liquid Flow: Introduction to Contemporary Dance and Dancemaking

This introductory contemporary dance class focuses on the fundamental techniques of dance to develop form, posture, flexibility, rhythm and ultimately, ease and flow. Drawing from various movement practices, including ballet, modern, lyrical, Tai chi and yoga, students will gain freedom dancing with others and obtain the essential tools to continue in any dance style. Presence and expressiveness is emphasized throughout the class. Designed for beginners, we welcome athletes, dancers from diverse dance styles, advanced dancers who want to have more grace, and the student mover who desires more beauty and fluidity in their everyday life. Live accompaniment in every class.nFor further information, contact the instructor at ahayes1@stanford.edu.
Terms: Aut | Units: 1 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE, way_ce | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit
Instructors: ; Hayes, A. (PI)

DANCE 2SI: Lindy Hop 101

Interested in social dance? Like jazz, rock ¿n roll, or retro music? Come learn to swing dance! We are in the midst of an exciting lindy hop revival, with communities popping up all over the world, including right here on campus! Over the course of 10 weeks, we will introduce you to social swing dancing, emphasizing the various forms in lindy hop. No dance partner required. Just sign up and join the fun!
Terms: Aut | Units: 1 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit
Instructors: ; Powers, R. (PI)

DANCE 22: The Intersection of Performance, Architecture & Design (CEE 32Z)

In this class we will create a performance installation utilizing our expressive talents, but also accessing the ways that we are dancing and singing through life. Drawing from the everyday and extra daily movements, we will create a `sneaker ballet¿ to integrate our everyday experiences into our wild imaginings. Students will participate in a Chocolate Heads collaborative making process which will include observing peripatetic crowds, , sharing our individual and collective expressive expertise in movement, music and art while also integrating and learning art forms and ways of thinking from other members of the class. Working in art spaces and galleries, students will gain awareness of spatial relationships and site navigation from the vantage point of architecture, theater, and dance. Though field trips, guest artists and lecturers, and collaborative sharing, teaching and learning, students will create a performance event for an art gallery space that will foster community, unique expressivity, cultural understanding and fun. Designed for all levels. Admission by application. See dschool.stanford.edu/classes for more information.
Terms: Win | Units: 2 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit
Instructors: ; Hayes, A. (PI)

DANCE 27: Faculty Choreography

Creation, rehearsal, performance of faculty choreography. Casting by audition/invitation. Repeatable for credit. For detailed project descriptions and full rehearsal/performance schedules, contact instructors directly. 2016-17 projects: AUTUMN: New Work by Diane Frank. International collaborators: composer Jarek Kapuscinski, sculptor Will Clift, Japanese master musician Ko Ishikawa. Large-scale sculptures provide a shifting landscape for sound and movement investigation of "ma," a Japanese aesthetic concept. Early February performances, Bing Concert Hall Atrium. Contact: dfrank1@stanford.edu. WINTER/SPRING: TAPS Main Stage production of "No Hero," a nationally-recognized multimedia work by choreographer Alex Ketley exploring what dance means to people throughout rural communities in the West. Rehearsals both Winter & Spring quarters, Tues/Thurs,6:30-8:30 pm. Main Stage performances end of Spring Quarter. Participation by invitation or audition. Please contact Alex Ketley at aketley@stanford.edu for more details and questions.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 1 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE, way_ce | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

DANCE 29: Beginning Roots Modern Experience Dance Technique

In this course students will be introduced to a series of contemporary dance warm ups and dance combinations that are drawn from a broad range of modern dance techniques, somatic practices and dance traditions of the African diaspora with a particular focus on Afro Brazilian, Afro Cuban and Haitian dance forms. No prior dance experience is required. Each class will be comprised of a series of warm up exercises and fun dance combinations that express the connection between western contemporary technique with dance traditions of the African diaspora. Dance combinations will consist of dynamic movement patterns that condition the body for strength, flexibility, endurance, musicality and coordination. Through these exercises students learn how to become expressive and dynamic movers and gain a deeper appreciation of the multiple expressions of what is known as contemporary or modern dance.
Terms: Win | Units: 1 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit
Instructors: ; Smith, A. (PI)

DANCE 30: Chocolate Heads Movement Band: Creative Methods in Intercultural Dance Technique and Performance (AFRICAAM 37)

Students from diverse dance styles (ballet to hip-hop to contemporary) participate in the dance-making/remix process and collaborate with musicians, visual artists, designers and spoken word artists, to co-create a multidisciplinary finished production and installation. Students of all dance or athletic backgrounds are welcome to audition on Wednesday, September 28th and Monday, October 4th during class time. Visual artists, musicians and dancers may also contact the instructor for further information at ahayes1@stanford.edu.
Terms: Aut | Units: 2 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit
Instructors: ; Hayes, A. (PI)

DANCE 45: Dance Improv StratLab: Visual Performance in Art Spaces and Museums (AFRICAAM 45)

This class will explore art/artists on the fringe of of the visual arts, projecting their work through performance. Class will consist of visiting artists, short readings, field trips, and a culminating performance to take place in the Anderson Collection. Through the exploration of these cross-disciplinary projects, students will gain a better understanding of the history of performance art, specifically in visual arts spaces; meet practicing artists; visit galleries, museums, and alternative art spaces in the Bay Area; and explore the artistic strategies used in performance or body based disciplines in order to create new, innovative or transformative ways of being and doing. Embodied thinking and improvisation is the primary methodology through which creative strategies, processes and practices are applied in both art and non-art contexts.
Terms: Spr | Units: 1-2 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: ; Hayes, A. (PI)

DANCE 46: Social Dance I

Introduction to non-competitive social ballroom dance. The partner dances found in today's popular culture include 3 kinds of swing, 3 forms of waltz, tango, salsa, 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 enables students to dance with partners whose experience comes from any dance tradition.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 1 | UG Reqs: way_ce | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit
Instructors: ; Powers, R. (PI)

DANCE 48: Beginning 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, Sum | Units: 1 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE, way_ce | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Satisfactory/No 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: Aut | Units: 1 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE, way_ce | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit
Instructors: ; Ketley, A. (PI)

DANCE 58: Beginning Hip Hop

Steps and styling in one of America's 21st-century vernacular dance forms. May be repeated for credit.
Terms: Aut, Sum | Units: 1 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE, way_ce | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit
Instructors: ; Reddick, R. (PI)

DANCE 59: Intermediate-Advanced Hip-Hop

Steps and styling in one of America's 21st-century vernacular dance forms. May be repeated for credit.
Terms: Aut, Win | Units: 1 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE, way_ce | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit
Instructors: ; Reddick, R. (PI)

DANCE 73: Introduction to Afro-Caribbean Folkloric & Popular Dances (AFRICAAM 73A, CSRE 73)

This in-studio course provides a general introduction to some of the sacred and popular dances of the Caribbean, such as Afro-Trinidadian dances, Yanvalou, Jamaican Dancehall, Cuban rumba, and Puerto Rican salsa. From the folkloric dance forms to popular and secular dance practices, this course journeys through various islands of the Caribbean to learn about the various histories and cultures associated with each particular dance form.
Terms: Aut | Units: 1 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE, way_ce | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit
Instructors: ; Jones, A. (PI)

DANCE 74: Beginning Contemporary Caribbean Dance Techniques (AFRICAAM 74A, CSRE 74A)

This course will investigate how Caribbean Dance techniques can be used to create contemporary concert dance. Students will learn the varied and alternative movement practices that inform current Caribbean concert dance aesthetics-- such as techniques used in sacred Afro-Caribbean dances-- in conjunction with US contemporary techniques-- such as release technique and movement improvisation. The emphasis of this course is to explore the ways Caribbean bodies use movement and dance to create contemporary narratives for the concert stage. DANCE 74 complements and can be taken in conjunction with DANCE 73.
Terms: Aut | Units: 1 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE, way_ce | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit
Instructors: ; Jones, A. (PI)

DANCE 100: Dance, Movement and Medicine: Immersion in Dance for PD (NENS 222)

Combining actual dancing with medical research, this Cardinal Course investigates the dynamic complementary relationship between two practices, medicine and dance, through the lens of Parkinson's disease (PD), a progressive neurological disease that manifests a range of movement disorders. "Dance for PD" is an innovative approach to dancing --and to teaching dance --for those challenged by PD. Course format consists of: 1. Weekly Lecture/Seminar Presentation: Partial list of instructors include Ms. Frank, Dr. Bronte-Stewart and other Stanford medical experts & research scientists, David Leventhal (Director, "Dance for PD") and Bay Area "Dance for PD" certified master teachers, film-maker Dave Iverson, Damara Ganley, and acclaimed choreographers Joe Goode, Alex Ketley, Judith Smith (AXIS Dance). 2. Weekly Dance Class: Stanford students will fully participate as dancers, and creative partners, in the Stanford Neuroscience Health Center's ongoing "Dance for Parkinson's" community dance class for people with PD. This Community Engaged Learning component provides opportunity to engage meaningfully with people in the PD community. Dancing together weekly, students will experience firsthand the embodied signature values of "Dance for PD" classes: full inclusion, embodied presence, aesthetic and expressive opportunity for creative engagement, and community-building in action. A weekly debriefing session within Friday's class time will allow students to integrate seminar material with their movement experiences.nnNO PRE-REQUISITES: No prior dance experience required. Beginners are welcome.
Terms: Spr | Units: 1-2 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit
Instructors: ; Bronte-Stewart, H. (PI)

DANCE 101: Acting Free: Assertive Performance in African American History and Cultural Expression (AFRICAAM 64E, AFRICAAM 164E, HISTORY 64E, HISTORY 164E)

This course will explore the imaginative ways black Americans have expressed their desire for freedom through dance, movement, visual art, and musical performance. Each week, historian Clayborne Carson will discuss the theme of assertive performance during various periods of African American history, and dance Lecturer Aleta Hayes will guide students as they perform their own interpretations through distinctive historical periods and styles. Course will culminate in informal performance by participating students.
Terms: Win | Units: 3-5 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

DANCE 102: Musical Theater Dance Styles

Fundamental techniques and approaches used in the creation of dance. Basic elements of composition including: style, form, theme and variation, and phrasing, development of movement vocabulary, symmetry and asymmetry, explicit versus abstract methods of expression, elements of time, quality and use of space, motif, and repetition. May be repeated for credit.
Terms: Win | Units: 1 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE, way_ce | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit
Instructors: ; Hayes, A. (PI)

DANCE 106A: Embodied Resistance, Embodied Liberation: Performances of Blackness and the Black Experience

In this course we will examine dance and performing art practices that are rooted in the African American experience for social justice. Utilizing movement, writing and theater based practices we will explore the current issues that black Americans face in the struggles for joy, and racial, gender, and economic justice in the U.S.A. We will look at the work of black dance and performance artists from the period of the black power and black arts movements of the 1960s up to the present Black Lives Matters movement and examine how their performance work has served to catalyze and/or reinforce movements for justice.
Terms: Spr | Units: 2 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: ; Smith, A. (PI)

DANCE 108: Hip Hop Meets Broadway

What happens when Hip Hop meets "Fosse", "Aida", "Dream Girls" and "In the Heights"?nThe most amazing collaboration of Hip Hop styles adapted to some of the most memorable Broadway Productions.nThis class will explore the realm between Hip Hop Dance and the Broadway Stage. Infusing Acting thru dance movement and exploring the Art of Lip Sync thru Hip Hop Dance styles.
Terms: Spr | Units: 1 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE, way_ce | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit
Instructors: ; Reddick, R. (PI)

DANCE 129: Roots Modern Experience II (AFRICAAM 29)

In this course we will deepen our focus on many African and African diaspora movement traditions and their influences on Western contemporary dance with an emphasis on dance traditions of Cuba, Brazil, and Haiti. Our study of these dance disciplines will inform the movement vocabulary, technical training, class discussions, and choreography we experience in this course. Students will learn more about the dances and rhythms for the Orishas of Brazil and Cuba, and the Loa of Haiti with an additional focus on other African diaspora dance forms such as, house dance, salsa, Cuban Haitian, Palo, Samba and Samba-Reggae. Through our warm ups and class choreography, we will deepen our analysis of how African diaspora movement traditions are inherently embedded in many expressions of the broadly termed form known as contemporary dance.
Terms: Spr | Units: 1 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: ; Smith, A. (PI)

DANCE 131: Beginning/Intermediate Ballet

Structured studio practice reviewing the basics of ballet technique including posture, placement, the foundation steps and ballet terms, and progressing to more complex positions and combination of steps. Emphasis is placed on improving forms, developing coordination and connectivity, securing balance, increasing strength, flexibility, sense of lines, and sensitivity to rhythm and music.
Terms: Spr | Units: 1 | UG Reqs: way_ce | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit
Instructors: ; Pankevich, A. (PI)

DANCE 141: Advanced Contemporary Modern Technique

This advanced dance technique class is grounded in the technical training, aesthetics, and choreographic processes of Merce Cunningham, American dancer and master choreographer. Practice will increase strength, speed, articulation, amplitude and clarity of dancing. Class will provide a solid technical base applicable to other forms of dancing. Dancers must be ready to work at a high intermediate/advanced level to enroll. Short readings and concert attendance will supplement studio work. Cunningham-based technique is particularly well-suited to dancers with prior training in ballet; dancers with prior training in any form are welcome. nMay be repeated for credit.
Terms: Aut, Win | Units: 2 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: ; Frank, D. (PI)

DANCE 142: Intermediate/Advanced Contemporary Dance Technique

This intermediate/advanced dance technique class is grounded in the technical training, aesthetic sensibilities, and choreographic processes of Merce Cunningham, American dancer/master choreographer. This studio work at an intermediate/advanced level will build technical strength, speed, line, and rhythmic acuity/musicality and amplitude in dancing. The class will provides solid technical training useful and applicable to other forms of dancing. Dancers must be ready to work at an intermediate/advanced level to enroll. Studio practice will be supplemented by readings, video viewing, concert attendance, and participation in special workshops with guest artists. Though Cunningham-based dance technique is particularly well-suited to dancers with prior training in ballet, dancers with prior training in all forms of dance are welcome and strongly encouraged to enroll. May be repeated for credit.
Terms: Spr | Units: 1 | UG Reqs: way_ce | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: ; Frank, D. (PI)

DANCE 146: Social Dance II

Intermediate non-competitive social ballroom dance. The partner dances found in today's popular culture include Lindy hop, Viennese waltz, hustle, traveling foxtrot, plus intermediate/advanced levels of cross-step waltz and nightclub two-step. The course continues further tips for great partnering, enhancing creativity, developing personal style, stress reduction, musicality, and the ability to adapt to changing situations. Prerequisite: Dance 46.
Terms: Spr | Units: 1 | UG Reqs: way_ce | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit
Instructors: ; Powers, R. (PI)

DANCE 149: Advanced Ballet

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, Sum | Units: 2 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

DANCE 156: Social Dance III

Intermediate non-competitive social ballroom dance: intermediate/advanced waltz, redowa, Bohemian National Polka, intermediate/advanced tango, cha-cha, and salsa. The course continues further tips for great partnering, enhancing creativity, developing personal style, stress reduction, musicality, and the ability to adapt to changing situations.Prerequisite: Dance 46. Dance 156 may immediately follow Dance 46.
Terms: Win | Units: 1 | UG Reqs: way_ce | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit
Instructors: ; Powers, R. (PI)

DANCE 160: Performance and History: Rethinking the Ballerina (FEMGEN 160, TAPS 160, TAPS 260)

The ballerina occupies a unique place in popular imagination as an object of over-determined femininity as well as an emblem of extreme physical accomplishment for the female dancer. This seminar is designed as an investigation into histories of the ballerina as an iconographic symbol and cultural reference point for challenges to political and gender ideals. Through readings, videos, discussions and viewings of live performances this class investigates pivotal works, artists and eras in the global histories of ballet from its origins as a symbol of patronage and power in the 15th century through to its radical experiments as a site of cultural obedience and disobedience in the 20th and 21st centuries.
Terms: Win | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-Hum, GER:EC-Gender, WAY-A-II, WAY-ED | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

DANCE 160M: Introduction to Representations of the Middle East in Dance, Performance, & Popular Culture (CSRE 160M, FEMGEN 160M, TAPS 160M)

This course will introduce students to the ways in which the Middle East has been represented and performed by/in the 'West' through dance, performance, and popular culture in both historical and contemporary contexts. A brief look through today's media sources exposes a wide range of racialized and gendered representations of the Middle East that shape the way the world imagines the Middle East to be. As postcolonial theorist Edward Said explains, the framework we call Orientalism establishes the ontological character of the Orient and the Oriental as inherently `Other'. Starting with 19th century colonialism and continuing into the post-9/11 era, this course will trace the Western production, circulation, and consumption of representations of the Middle East as 'Other' in relation to global geopolitics. We will further examine dance forms produced in mid-twentieth century Iran and Egypt, with particular attention to nation-state building and constructions of gender. Finally, we will examine artistic productions and practices from the Middle East and Middle Eastern diasporic communities that respond to colonialism, war, displacement, secularism, and Euro-American Empire. Using dance studies, postcolonial feminist, and critical race theoretical frameworks, we will consider the gender, racial, political, and cultural implications of selected performance works and practices in order to analyze how bodies produce meaning in dance, performance art, theater, film, photography, and new media. Students will engage in multiple modes of learning; the course will include lectures, engaged group discussions, viewing of live and recorded performance, embodied participation in dance practice, student oral presentations, and a variety of writing exercises. Course assignments will culminate in a final research project related to class themes and methods.
Terms: Win | Units: 3-4 | UG Reqs: WAY-A-II, WAY-ED | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: ; Akbarzadeh, H. (PI)

DANCE 162Z: Dance on the Move: Migration, Border Zones, and Citizenship (CSRE 162Z, TAPS 162Z)

Dance on the Move is an introductory-level course that considers dance performance and practice as sites for examining the mobilities/immobilities that shape transnational migration and citizenship. We examine how (im)migrant bodies as subjects constructed through political-economic relations of race, gender, sexuality, class, nationality, and religion negotiate, contest, and affirm experiences of belonging/unbelonging in daily life and artistic practice across diverse geographical sites. Students will conduct a small ethnographic project with a dance community that relates to the theme, such as social dance events or student dance groups. Students will produce either a written- or a hybrid written/performance- ethnography as their final project.
Terms: Spr | Units: 3-4 | UG Reqs: WAY-A-II, WAY-ED | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: ; Akbarzadeh, H. (PI)

DANCE 166: History of Social Dance in Western Culture

A survey of movement and historic dance from the past five centuries, including technique and general deportment, that is distinctive to each era. Historic dances that are traditionally included in dramatic repertoire include the Galliard, Pavan, Branle, Minuet, Waltz, Mazurka, Polonaise, Tango and Charleston.
Terms: Aut | Units: 1 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE, way_ce | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit
Instructors: ; Powers, R. (PI)

DANCE 190: Special Research

Topics related to the discipline of dance. May be repeated for credit.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr, Sum | Units: 1-5 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit

DANCE 197: Dance in Prison: The Arts, Juvenile Justice, and Rehabilitation in America (AMSTUD 197, TAPS 197)

This class works collaboratively with a local juvenile hall to use civic engagement and performance to explore the aesthetic, cultural and legal issues in the lives of incarcerated youth. In the process students gain an understanding of incarceration on an immediate and personal scale. Taught jointly by a Dance Studies scholar and a lawyer specializing in Juvenile Justice, we will consider what unique understandings are possible if we position the arts as central to an exploration of punishment, rehabilitation and recidivism in America. The course will examine case studies, historical and contemporary narratives about the social, imaginative and behavioral change possible through arts programs in prison.Half of the class meetings will be in Hillcrest Juvenile Hall in San Mateo, where our class will join with a group of 13-18 year old youths currently detained there. Dance will be used to help shape their individual expressive voices, and ours, through collaborative hip hop dance classes. Books to be read are Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson, and Last Chance in Texas by John Hubner.
Terms: Spr | Units: 3 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-Hum, GER:EC-AmerCul, WAY-ED | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: ; Ross, J. (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, Sum | Units: 1-18 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
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