Fall 2024

Dance technique: Intermediate/Advanced Hip Hop

Listed in: Theater and Dance, as THDA-222H


This intermediate course is designed to continue practice and study of hip-hop technique and culture. Study of movement vocabulary will be contextualized in analyses of hip-hop’s history, culture, underground, and current trends. Students will build stamina, strength, and expand their hip-hop vocabulary.  Continued focus is on body awareness, musicality, and drills designed to help students create with the language of hip-hop culture. Through practice and repetition, and by working collaboratively with classmates, students will develop a greater capacity to learn intricate choreography, multiple combinations, and explore their own creative expression. Film and reading will create a framework from which to enter into the global culture of hip-hop and other dance styles influenced by it. This course may be repeated for credit.  Requisite: THDA 122H or equivalent experience with the consent of the instructor. Limited to 30 students. Fall semester. Visiting Instructor Jean-Philippe.

How to handle overenrollment: Instructor will choose students based on a balance of levels and class years.

Students who enroll in this course will likely encounter and be expected to engage in the following intellectual skills, modes of learning, and assessment: This course will involve regular attendance and class participation, class discussion, reading, viewing and writing assignments, group work outside of class, rehearsal or other artistic assignments at a workload level appropriate to a 2-credit half-course, as well as physical or vocal performance work and/or visual, aural, and physical analysis as applicable. Attendance at performances outside of class may also be required.

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Other years: Offered in Fall 2024