Dance Studies (DANCE-171)

Instructors: Charles Flachs and Lucy Birmingham

Offered: Spring 2018

Dance is a reflection of culture and a microcosom of current politics.  Dance Studies 171 shows this connection as it traces the history of concert dance through Ballet and Modern, Jazz and current trends.  Co-taught by Professor Charles Flachs and Lucy Birmingham, Dance Studies is a hybrid course, which combines the in-class experience with an online discussion component. Along with classroom lectures, presentations and video showing, the online discussion component allows the student time to process information learned in the classroom first. The articles and questions posted further provide the student with a forum for discussion, which is asynchronous. This last aspect gives the student a degree of autonomy to encourage thoughtful, unhurried conversation in a respectful environment.