Dance - Spring 2018

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 01/28/2018 - 05/06/2018
9701 LEC 001
Su
06:00PM - 07:30PM
HNH230
Ziver, I. (irz2)
Course fee $90. Deadlines: Last day to add: Wed. Feb 7th, Last day to drop: Fri. Feb. 9th; For more information: www.pe.cornell.edu. Partners are required for the Sunday section only. Students will be responsible for the course fee if they do not drop the course by the drop deadline.
1 CR S/U NoAud 01/31/2018 - 04/25/2018
9702 LEC 002
W
07:30PM - 09:00PM
HNH230
Ziver, I. (irz2)
Course fee $90. Deadlines: Last day to add: Wed. Feb 7th, Last day to drop: Fri. Feb. 9th; For more information: www.pe.cornell.edu. Partners are required for the Sunday section only. Students will be responsible for the course fee if they do not drop the course by the drop deadline.

PE 1151 - Continuing Social Ballroom Dance

This class continues from the basics covered in Introduction to Social Ballroom Dance, PE 1150. Students should have either taken PE 1150 or have some prior partner dance experience. Each semester the class will cover three popular social dances that are most likely to be seen on a social dance floor.  In the Fall semester, the class will cover Cha Cha, Salsa and West Coast Swing. In the Spring semester, the class will cover Waltz, Foxtrot and East Coast Swing. The class will focus on gaining some mastery of each of the dances taught, developing 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. It is also expected that students will have appropriate footwear (smooth-bottomed shoes). Please email instructor with any questions.

1 CR S/U NoAud 01/29/2018 - 04/30/2018
9703 LEC 001
M
07:30PM - 09:00PM
HNH230
Ziver, I. (irz2)
Course fee $90. Deadlines: Last day to add: Wed. Feb 7th, Last day to drop: Fri. Feb. 9th; For more information: www.pe.cornell.edu. Students will be responsible for the course fee if they do not drop the course by the drop deadline.

PE 1155 - Introduction to Belly Dancing

Belly dancing is an exciting Middle Eastern folk art which can help in the development of flexibility, body awareness, and overall body tone. The class will begin with warm-ups, continue with basic movements and rhythms while putting them together in dance to the music of the Middle East. A veil (a piece of lightweight fabric 3 yards long by 45 inches wide-such as chiffon) will be needed for some of the classes. Veils may be purchased through the instructor. Please wear leotard and tights or loose clothing and bring an extra large square scarf to tie around the hips.

1 CR S/U NoAud 01/29/2018 - 04/30/2018
9704 LEC 001
MW
02:30PM - 03:15PM
HNH230
Seaney, J. (js126)
Course fee $90.Deadlines: Last day to add: Wed. Feb 7th, Last day to drop: Fri. Feb. 9th; For more information: 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 01/30/2018 - 05/01/2018
9705 LEC 002
TR
11:15AM - 12:00PM
HNH230
Seaney, J. (js126)
Course fee $90.Deadlines: Last day to add: Wed. Feb 7th, Last day to drop: Fri. Feb. 9th; For more information: www.pe.cornell.edu. Students will be responsible for the course fee if they do not drop the course by the drop deadline.

PE 1156 - Intermediate Belly Dancing

Advanced Belly Dance movements and combinations which include putting basic and advanced movements to the Beledi, Ayoob, Masmouodi and Karsilma dance rhythms of the Middle East. A drum solo, taqsim (fluid, graceful movements of the arms and hands), floor work (level changes with the dance) and how to play finger cymbals are also a part of this class.

1 CR S/U NoAud 02/02/2018 - 05/04/2018
9706 LEC 001
F
01:30PM - 03:10PM
HNH230
Seaney, J. (js126)
Course fee $90.Deadlines: Last day to add: Wed. Feb 7th, Last day to drop: Fri. Feb. 9th; For more information: 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 is an introduction to Salsa, Bachata, Merengue, Comparsa, Cha Cha Cha, and Son. Salsa, arguably the most popular social dance in the world, derives from the Cuban rhythm of Son, while it grew to world fame through its growth in New York City and Puerto Rico. The development of Salsa as a dance form follows its development as a musical genre. Bachata and Merengue, meanwhile, are considered quintessential dances of the Dominican Republic. Comparsa is Cuban Carnival line dance. In this course, we learn the basics of all of these dances. Instruction emphasizes the development of dance foundations in musical timing, rhythm, body movement, lead-follow connection, and space use. Class begins with a stretching and body movement warm-up. We then teach dance steps and movement patterns 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 will improve in the others. Dancing with live percussion at one or more of our classes will help connect the dots of timing, rhythm and motion. By the end of this course you will be able to take Latin dance to a higher level and pick up 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 01/29/2018 - 04/30/2018
9707 LEC 001
M
09:15PM - 10:45PM
HNH230
Ristorucci, M. (mlr24)
Course fee $90.Deadlines: Last day to add: Wed. Feb 7th, Last day to drop: Fri. Feb. 9th; For more information: 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 will cover Beginner through Intermediate level Salsa moves. Students will learn step variations and turn patterns as seen in Latin social dance and nightclub settings in New York, Miami, Los Angeles, Puerto Rico, Cuba, and everywhere in the world where the Salsa phenomenon has caught on. Class begins with a warm-up of Salsa step patterns, where we review and introduce variations called "shines." We then move into partner work, learning turn patterns with rotating partners. Latin body movement and rhythm is taught in the warm-up and partner work sections. In partner work, special emphasis is placed on: lead-follow connection; frame and tension; spatial awareness; nuance, flow and savvy. 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. Learning aids include a syllabus, music and video tutorial. Requirements: Ability to hear and dance to Salsa music on the timing of "quick quick slow". It is also useful, though not required, to have some knowledge of basic Salsa step variations, the right turn, open-break turn, and cross-body lead. No partner necessary, though encouraged. This class is gender-free in that every student is free to choose the lead or follow as their dominant role. Each student will learn some of each.

1 CR S/U NoAud 01/28/2018 - 05/06/2018
9944 LEC 001
Su
08:00PM - 09:30PM
HNH230
Ristorucci, M. (mlr24)
Course fee $90.Deadlines: Last day to add: Wed. Feb 7h, Last day to drop: Fri. Feb. 9th; For more information: 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 01/30/2018 - 05/01/2018
9980 LEC 002
T
09:30PM - 11:00PM
HNH230
Ristorucci, M. (mlr24)
Course fee $90.Deadlines: Last day to add: Wed. Feb 7h, Last day to drop: Fri. Feb. 9th; For more information: 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 01/31/2018 - 04/25/2018
9709 LEC 001
W
07:15PM - 08:45PM
TGL210
Brache, J. (jbb284)
Deadlines: Last day to add: Wed. Feb 7th, Last day to drop: Fri. Feb. 9th; For more information: www.pe.cornell.edu/.

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 R&B. The class will focus on developing the underlying technique that creates the "good physics" of effortless dance, such as footwork, timing, alignment, partnering skills, & 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 01/28/2018 - 05/06/2018
9710 LEC 001
Su
04:15PM - 05:45PM
HNH230
Overstreet, C. (cdo5)
Course fee: $90. Deadlines: Last day to add: Wed. Feb 7h, Last day to drop: Fri. Feb. 9th; For more information: 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 01/31/2018 - 04/25/2018
9711 LEC 002
W
05:30PM - 07:00PM
RPC218
Overstreet, C. (cdo5)
Course fee: $90. Deadlines: Last day to add: Wed. Feb 7h, Last day to drop: Fri. Feb. 9th; For more information: 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 01/31/2018 - 04/25/2018
9712 LEC 001
W
07:15PM - 08:45PM
RPC218
Overstreet, C. (cdo5)
Course fee: $90. Deadlines: Meets in RPCC. Last day to add: Wed. Feb 7th, Last day to drop: Fri. Feb. 9th; For more information: www.pe.cornell.edu. Students will be responsible for the course fee if they do not drop the course by the drop deadline.

PE 1180 - Dance Technique I

Entry-level class. Covers the fundamentals of elementary dance training. Movement sequences focusing on rhythm, placement, and vitality of performance through an anatomically sound dance technique.

Combined with PMA 1200.
1 CR Sat/Unsat 01/24/2018 - 05/09/2018
9979 STU 501
MW
02:55PM - 04:10PM
SWZ320
Healy, E. (ekh53)

PE 1183 - Dance Technique II/Modern

Introductory modern technique intended for students with some dance training. Material covered includes specific spinal and center work with attention to rhythm, design, and movement expression.

Combined with PMA 2220.
1 CR Sat/Unsat 01/24/2018 - 05/09/2018
9915 STU 501
TR
02:55PM - 04:10PM
SWZ320
Ceynowa, N. (npc34)
Course fee of $40.

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 01/24/2018 - 05/09/2018
9689 STU 501
TR
04:50PM - 06:20PM
SWZ320
Suber, P. (pbs6)
Course fee of $40.

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 01/24/2018 - 05/09/2018
9905 STU 501
MW
04:50PM - 06:20PM
SWZ320
Chu, J. (jrc24)
Course fee of $40.

PE 1188 - Dance Technique Workshop

Combined with PMA 2240, VISST 2540.
1 CR Sat/Unsat 01/24/2018 - 05/09/2018
18628 STU 501
F
12:20PM - 02:15PM
SWZ320
Chu, J. (jrc24)