DAN 161 African Dance I

1 Credit Hour • 30 Contact Hours (Lab)

Learning traditional dances, rhythms ad songs from Guinea West African and surrounding areas should be expected. Students will explore the functions of these dances in relation to contemporary culture. Class warm-up includes working on core strength, flexibility, stamina and rhythmic sensibility. Clothing for the class should be loose. Students may wear a lappa (cloth wrapped around the waist). All dancing is performed barefoot.