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Popular Dance (Standard)

Credits: 1

Popular Dance is a survey course on dance trends that reflect styles and popular moves of different cultures and times. Students will be introduced to various dance idioms that have evolved over the centuries: including Tango, Waltz, Square Dancing, Salsa, Jazz, Hip Hop, etc. Students will examine the roots of these styles in popular, ritual, and social evolutionary patterns. Students will gain insights into the physicality and mechanics of movement, moving through space, and partnering. Introduction to Popular Dance does not result in the waiver of one credit of physical education.