Dance 236 - Funk Styles

Funk Styles

Shakia Barron

MW 01:45PM-03:00PM

Mount Holyoke College
Kendall Hall/Sports Complex ST2
This course introduces students to funk dance styles such as Locking, Popping, and Breaking. It contextualizes the history of funk dance and examines its relationship to the evolution of African American music. Students will learn terminology and the rhythmic patterns of each dance form as they find their own relationship to the movement. This course will focus on becoming grounded in specific movement techniques through drills and combinations, and students will freestyle incorporating learned foundations and their own unique movement styles.

Prereq: One course in Dance.

Repeatable for credit.

Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.