The American Experience and Dance Practices of the African Diaspora

A studio course introducing students to American dance aesthetics and practices, with a focus on how its evolution has been influenced by African American choreographers and dancers. An ongoing study of movement practices from traditional African dances and those of the African diaspora, touching on American jazz dance, modern dance, and American ballet. Studio work will be complemented by readings, video viewings, guest speakers, and dance studies.

Prerequisites and Restrictions

Some form of body awareness in the form of exercise, social dance, natural movement aptitude or formal training. This is an open enrollment course.




Mondays and Wednesdays,
2:30-4:20 PM


Dyane Harvey-Salaam