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DANC 157.1 Afro Cuban Dance I

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Kinesiology – Dance (DANC) Courses

Course Description

Introduction to beginning level Afro Cuban dances. Afro Cuban Folkloric and Rumba dances; variations of the conga and dances of the Orishas; integrating Afro Cuban elements into modern social dancing. Afro Cuban dance history/culture, dance techniques, music, and songs. Learning cultural dance through embodiment. Using the body as a medium for cultural understanding and for community building. Students can expect to gain a beginning level foundation of steps, so they are ready to join the modern Afro Cuban dance community anywhere in the world.

Units: 0.5 or 1
Degree Credit
Grade Option (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass)
  • Lab hours/semester: 24-54
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
AA/AS Degree Requirements: Area 7; Area 9E2
Transfer Credit: CSU (CSU GE Area E2)