Spring 2024

Contmp Dance: Beg.

Listed in: Theater and Dance, as THDA-115H


Jenna M. Riegel (Section 01)


This is an introductory course in contemporary dance technique with a primary focus on movement practice. Using the studio as a laboratory, we will investigate the fundamentals of body awareness, alignment, flexibility, coordination, strength, musical phrasing and the expressive potential of movement. Additionally, contemporary dance’s roots and influences will be introduced and applied through movement exploration. These include the borrowing and fusing of movement vocabularies from jazz, modern, hip hop and improvisational dance forms like Contact Improvisation. Occasional writing assignments will allow us to reflect on our movement histories and articulate personal progress within the course. This course meets twice a week. Because the study of dance technique requires ongoing practice, this course may be repeated for credit.The course will likely be conducted in a combination of formats: online, and through in-person interaction whenever possible. Options for remote learning will be integrated into the course for those students unable to participate in person.Limited to 20 students. Spring semester. Professor Riegel.If overenrolled: priority given to theater & dance majors and first-year students


Section 01
M 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM WEBS 117
W 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM WEBS 117


Other years: Offered in Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Fall 2016, Fall 2017, Spring 2018, Fall 2018