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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 11: Introduction to Dance Studies (TAPS 11)

This class is an introduction to dance studies and the complex meanings bodily performances carry both onstage and off. Using critical frames drawn from dance criticism, history and ethnography and performance studies, and readings from cultural studies, dance, theater and critical theory, the class explores how performing bodies make meanings. We will read theoretical and historical texts and view live and recorded dance as a means of developing tools for viewing and analyzing dance and understanding its place in larger social, cultural, and political structures. TAPS 11 has been certified to fulfill the Writing in the Major (WIM) requirement.
Terms: Win | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: WAY-A-II, WAY-ED
Instructors: Ross, J. (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. 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 for credit
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, Sum | Units: 1 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE, way_ce | Repeatable for credit

DANCE 59: Hip-Hop II

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

DANCE 102: Musical Theater Dance Styles (MUSIC 184E)

Students will be able to demonstrate period specificity, character of style through learning different musical theater dances from the early 20th C.to the present. ALL students will participate in an end of quarter showing of the choreography developed and composed in class. Class will be supplemented with the occasional guest, DJ accompaniment and video viewing.
Terms: Win | Units: 1 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE, way_ce | Repeatable for credit
Instructors: Hayes, A. (PI)

DANCE 105R: Contemporary Choreography: Choreographic Realization Project

Choreographic Realization Project will focus on the creation of a choreographic work created collaboratively between participating students and the instructor. Student dancers with all levels of choreographic experience will be invited to work in tandem with the instructor on the creation of rigorous and detailed movement statements as material for the larger group work. The course will function both as an introduction to choreographic methods and tools as well as an experiential investigation of collaborative processes. The course will culminate in an informal public showing on the final class day. Dancers of all levels and movement backgrounds are welcome.
Terms: Win | Units: 1 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE
Instructors: Faulkner, K. (PI)

DANCE 123: Choreography: Hot Mess & Deliberate Failure as Practice

A dance class in how we become the worst dancer possible. The foundation of this class has many parts. One is that, in almost every respect the way we gain insight into anything is to understand more clearly its polarity. As a class we purposely explore chaos, failure, and "bad" dancing, with the hope that then we will have a greater chance to understand and refine our personal notions around beauty. The class also acknowledges that creativity is at times born from the loss of control. Instead of looking at this idea obliquely, Hot Mess looks at this directly by having dancers confront a number of movement and vocal prompts that are literally impossible to execute in any good way. This class embraces and celebrates destabilization, with all the exuberance, fear, and learning that can happen when we accept and practice being lost.
Terms: Win | Units: 2 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE
Instructors: Ketley, A. (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: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 2 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE | Repeatable for credit
Instructors: Faulkner, K. (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, Sum | Units: 1 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE | Repeatable for credit
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