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Jan
10
to Apr 23

Introduction to Contemporary Dance

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This semester-long class is being taught at University of Michigan Department of Dance during the Winter 2019 semester. Introduction to Contemporary Dance introduces students to a dance style that combines elements of modern and jazz dance. Contemporary dance is centered on mobility and isolation throughout the body, a grounded distribution of weight, and use of momentum. This course emphasizes dancing with a sense of whole-body awareness, physical alignment and creativity. The class structure includes a full-body warm-up, technical exercises that incorporate jumps and floor-work, and learning contemporary dance choreography. The semester culminates with an informal performance of a contemporary dance piece that will be performed at the Non-Major Dance showing. 

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Jan
9
to Apr 22

Introduction to Contemporary Ballet

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This Winter 2019 semester course at University of Michigan Department of Dance introduces students to a dance style that blends elements of classical ballet, contemporary dance and yoga. The class follows the basic structure of a ballet class, beginning with barre exercises, progressing into center and traveling combinations and learning choreography. The course expands upon a traditional ballet technique through the inclusion of increased mobility through the torso, off-balance movement, grounded weight distribution, floor-work and opportunities for improvisation. This course emphasizes dancing with a sense of whole-body awareness, physical alignment and creativity.  

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