Dance - Fall 2022

PE 1150 - Ballroom Dancing

This is a beginning level class introducing students to Social Ballroom Dance. Participants can expect to have fun, learn some history of American Social Dance, learn about movement - how to move with your partner, how to move to the music, and enough 'moves' in five different dances (Waltz, Foxtrot, Tango, Rumba and Cha Cha) to get a taste of and a general feel for each dance. Please note: The Sunday section is for students enrolling with a partner and there is limited rotation of partners during class. Partners should enroll via Student Center at the same time to ensure that both partners get into the Sunday section. The Wednesday section is for students who either don't have a partner or don't mind rotating partners in the class. Changing partners generally results in improved mastery.

1 CR S/U NoAud 08/22/2022 - 12/05/2022
8433 LEC 001
Su
06:00PM - 07:30PM
HNH230
Sayers, T. (tjs338)
Course fee $105. Last day to add: Mon 8/29. Last day to drop: Fri. 9/2. For more information, please see: www.pe.cornell.edu. Students will be responsible for the course fee if they do not drop the course by the drop deadline.
1 CR S/U NoAud 08/22/2022 - 12/05/2022
8434 LEC 002
W
07:30PM - 09:00PM
HNH230
Ziver, I. (irz2)
Course fee $105. Last day to add: Mon 8/29. Last day to drop: Fri. 9/2. For more information, please see: www.pe.cornell.edu. Students will be responsible for the course fee if they do not drop the course by the drop deadline.

PE 1152 - Beginning Ballroom Dance Smooth

Offered during the fall semester, this is a beginning level class that introduces students to three American Smooth Style ballroom dances – Waltz, Foxtrot and Tango. This class will go further in depth than the Beginning Social Ballroom Dance class (PE1150). This class is appropriate for either beginners or students with some experience who wish to further develop their knowledge and skill in the dances covered. Participants will gain some mastery of each dance, develop partnering skills, technique, movement, styling and musicality. It is not necessary to sign up with a partner, however it is recommended to ensure balance between leads and follows. Participants will change partners throughout the class.  

1 CR S/U NoAud 08/22/2022 - 12/05/2022
8641 LEC 001
M
07:30PM - 09:00PM
HNH230
Ziver, I. (irz2)
Course fee $105. Last day to add: Mon 8/29. Last day to drop: Fri. 9/2. For more information, please visit: www.pe.cornell.edu. Students will be responsible for the course fee if they do not drop the course by the drop deadline.

PE 1160 - Latin Dance

This class introduces Salsa, Bachata, Merengue, Cha Cha Cha, Son and Comparsa. Salsa derives from the Cuban rhythm of Son. As a music and dance form, it has acquired regional variations and absorbed influences from different parts of Latin America and other continents. Bachata and Merengue are quintessential dances of the Dominican Republic. Comparsa is a form of carnival line dance. Cha Cha Cha originates in Cuba, finds expression in Rock n' Roll and western pop music, and is traditionally danced "contratiempo." In this course, we learn the basics of all of these dances. Instruction emphasizes the development of foundations in musical timing, rhythm, body movement, lead-follow connection and space use. Class begins with a stretch and body movement warm-up. We then teach dance step sequences across the floor, in rotating lines, as freestyle and in partner format. The skills learned in each dance are interrelated - as you improve in one you develop a sensibility for the others. By the end of this course you will be able to take Latin dance to a higher level and learn other partnered dances. No partner is necessary to register. Couple sign-up is encouraged. Partners rotate. This class is gender-free: each student is free to learn the lead or follow role.

1 CR S/U NoAud 08/22/2022 - 12/05/2022
8437 LEC 001
Su
07:30PM - 09:00PM
NRCG06
Ristorucci, M. (mlr24)
Course fee $105. Last day to add: Mon 8/29. Last day to drop: Fri. 9/2. For more information, please see: www.pe.cornell.edu. Students will be responsible for the course fee if they do not drop the course by the drop deadline.

PE 1162 - Salsa

This class covers beginner through advanced beginner Salsa moves. Students learn step variations and turn patterns as seen in Latin social dance and nightclub settings. Class begins with a warm-up of Salsa step patterns, also known as "shines." We then move into combinations for couples and learn patterns with rotating partners. Latin body movement and rhythm is taught in the warm-up and partner sections. In partner work, emphasis is placed on: lead-follow connection; frame and tension; spatial awareness; nuance and flow. Salsa in Rueda de Casino format will be introduced later in the semester as an additional way to enjoy Salsa. In Rueda, dancers change partners within a circle and perform dynamic combinations to the arrangement of a caller. Rueda is also a teaching tool used to improve timing and release energy. Learning aids include a syllabus, music, smartphone application and video tutorial. No partner is necessary to register. Couple sign-up is encouraged. This class is gender-free: each student is free to choose the lead or follow role.

1 CR S/U NoAud 08/22/2022 - 12/05/2022
8438 LEC 001
Su
09:15PM - 10:45PM
NRCG06
Ristorucci, M. (mlr24)
Course fee $105. Last day to add: Mon 8/29. Last day to drop: Fri. 9/2. For more information, please see: www.pe.cornell.edu. Students will be responsible for the course fee if they do not drop the course by the drop deadline.
1 CR S/U NoAud 08/22/2022 - 12/05/2022
8622 LEC 002
M
09:15PM - 10:45PM
HNH230
Ristorucci, M. (mlr24)
Course fee $105. Last day to add: Mon 8/29. Last day to drop: Fri. 9/2. For more information, please see: www.pe.cornell.edu. Students will be responsible for the course fee if they do not drop the course by the drop deadline.

PE 1167 - Introduction to Tango

Introduction to the fundamentals of Tango dancing and its origins. Focus is on movement on the dance floor and how to be connected to your partner. Other aspects include learning to differentiate between the genres of Tango music (Tango, Milonga, Candombe, and Vals).

1 CR S/U NoAud 08/22/2022 - 12/05/2022
8558 LEC 001
W
07:15PM - 08:45PM
TGL138
Brache, J. (jbb284)
Course Fee $105. Last day to add: Mon 8/29. Last day to drop: Fri 9/2. For more information, please see: www.pe.cornell.edu. Students will be responsible for the course fee if they do not drop the course by the drop deadline.

PE 1170 - Introduction to Swing Dance

Swing dance is not only popular but one of the most accessible and versatile dances you can learn. You will learn both East Coast Swing (also called Jitterbug), danced to Big Band, Swing and Rock-n-Roll, and West Coast Swing, which is a contemporary dance for a wide range of music from Michael Jackson to hip hop, and pop to rhythm and blues. The class will focus on developing the underlying technique that creates the "good physics" of effortless dance, such as footwork, timing, alignment, partnering skillsand musicality. Participants change partners during class. No dance experience or partner necessary. Shoes: leather soles OR white-soled sneakers with the treads worn smooth OR dance in socks.

1 CR S/U NoAud 08/22/2022 - 12/05/2022
8439 LEC 001
Su
02:30PM - 04:00PM
HNH230
Van Renesse, A. (amv68)
Course fee $105. Last day to add: Mon 8/29. Last day to drop: Fri 9/2. For more information, please visit: www.pe.cornell.edu. Students will be responsible for the course fee if they do not drop the course by the drop deadline.
1 CR S/U NoAud 08/22/2022 - 12/05/2022
8440 LEC 002
W
07:15PM - 08:45PM
HNH235
Van Renesse, A. (amv68)
Course fee $105. Last day to add: Mon 8/29. Last day to drop: Fri 9/2. For more information, please visit: www.pe.cornell.edu. Students will be responsible for the course fee if they do not drop the course by the drop deadline.

PE 1171 - Intermediate Swing Dance

Intermediate Swing focuses on the more advanced 8 count swing styles of Lindy Hop & Partnered Charleston as well as intermediate and advanced West Coast Swing. You will develop more advanced technique, musicality, improvisation and styling. Participants change partners during class. Fall semester we will spend extra time on Charleston & Lindy Hop. Spring semester we'll spend extra time on West Coast Swing.

1 CR S/U NoAud 08/22/2022 - 12/05/2022
8441 LEC 001
Su
04:15PM - 05:45PM
HNH230
Van Renesse, A. (amv68)
Course fee $105. Last day to add: Mon 8/29. Last day to drop: Fri. 9/2. For more information, please see: www.pe.cornell.edu. Students will be responsible for the course fee if they do not drop the course by the drop deadline.

PE 1184 - Dance Technique III - Classical

Intermediate Western classical dance technique. Work is done on strengthening the body through a movement technique emphasizing presence and musicality based on harmonic muscular control.

Combined with PMA 3210.
1 CR Sat/Unsat 08/22/2022 - 12/05/2022
8660 STU 501
MW
04:50PM - 06:20PM
SWZ320
Suber, P. (pbs6)

PE 1185 - Dance Technique III - Modern

Intermediate modern technique focusing on rhythm, placement, and phrasing for students who are prepared to refine the skills of dancing. Students are challenged by complex phrases and musicality.

Combined with PMA 3220.
1 CR Sat/Unsat 08/22/2022 - 12/05/2022
8661 STU 501
TR
04:50PM - 06:20PM
SWZ320
Yeung-Tieu, M. (mey26)