Dancing Technique Classes
Dance at Illinois offers a global spectrum of dance aesthetics and dance forms such as African- Caribbean, Ballet, Capoeira, Contemporary, Hip-hop, House, Jazz, Modern, Musical Theater Dance, Tap, Umfundalai and Vogue in light-filled studios. These courses can be found under the Danc 116/216 umbrella. The department also offers Pilates, Yoga, Feldenkrais and Tai Chi. These in-demand electives have no waiting lists. Check the course catalog and registration system through the first day of class to see if a spot is available.
Dance Making Courses
(2 credit hours) Introduction to basic choreographic elements. Course work will include dancing, dance making, viewing dance, in-class discussions and short writing assignments. This course satisfies the General Education criteria for Humanities – Lit and Arts and Cultural Studies – Western.
Theory and Practice Courses
(3 credit hours) Overview of major works, figures, and trends responsible for shaping dance as an evolving contemporary art form. The course has lecture, viewing, discussion and experiential (studio participation) components. Online and/or live. This course satisfies the General Education criteria for Humanities – Lit and Arts and Cultural Studies – Western.
(3 credit hours) Online only. In-depth study of musical form, history, culture, and styles, taught from a physical learning, i.e., dance, perspective. This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for Humanities – Lit & Arts.
(3 credit hours) Introduces students to black dance aesthetics and its interconnectedness with American popular culture. Offered online and/or live. This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for Humanities – Hist & Phil and Cultural Studies – US Minority.