Dance 141sw - Topics in Dance Forms-Swing


Caitlin Angela Canty

W 2:45 PM - 4:00 PM; M 3:05 PM - 4:20 PM

Smith College
Scott Dance Studio
American swing dance is a collection of social dances that began with Lindy Hop in the late 1920’s in Harlem, New York City and still evolves today. This beginner level course is an introduction to the fundamentals of swing dance, including basic open, closed and semi-open partnering positions, and an introduction to the myriad of footwork patterns common to the dances of the “swing family”. All students learn to both lead and follow as they are introduced to the basics of the Lindy Hop and vernacular jazz as both solo and partnering dances, emphasizing rhythm and musicality through set and improvised movements. Enrollment limited to 30. (E)

[CE] DAN 141 Limit

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