Beginning Chinese Dance
Asian American Studies 98/198, Section 13
About the Course:
This DeCal is sponsored by Fei Tian Dancers (FTD), a performing arts club founded on the UC Berkeley campus in 2001. FTD established this decal with the objective of providing resources for Berkeley students to gain a greater understanding of Chinese culture through dance forms. In the previous years, we have not only offered decal courses, but also collaborated with outreach groups like Chinese Adoptee Links International to introduce young girls to Chinese dance, performed at multiple venues on campus and in cultural shows, and choreographed our own dances.
Dance: The dance portion of the class will start with a warm-up routine, followed by the instruction of the full length/shorter routine dances. The ethnic group characterized by each piece will vary by semester, so this class can be repeated in future semesters for credit.
We will provide you with background information about the diverse ethnicities, to help you better understand the relationship between dance, regional culture, and lifestyles in ethnic China, as well as the reasons behind the different movements and nature of the dances.
Outreach: The purpose of our outreach program partnered with Families with Children from China is to teach young children adopted from China the dances we are learning, as well as mentoring and bonding with them. We will hold 2 outreach sessions per month from September to November. Students taking the class for 2 units are required to attend at least three sessions.
Decal Showcase: At the end of the semester, you will get to show off the amazing dances you learned! The performance is a fun chance for friends to see we have done in the class. More details about the logistics of the show will be given later in the semester. Participation in this show mandatory.
This class can be taken P/NP only. There are no tests of any kind. Since the focus on the class will be on the dances being taught, each class session will extend upon the previous ones and attendance for 13 sessions will be imperative!
In addition to attending classes, students are expected to complete a short paper and group presentation.
Students are only allowed two absences for the entire semester. Please send an email to email@example.com with the date and reason for absence at least 12 hours before the class.
For more information, please see the syllabus
How to Enroll:
You must attend the first session to receive the CCN to enroll. The first session will be Thursday September 8th, 5-7pm, in 126 Barrows.
You are responsible for your own enrollment. If you are enrolled but don't attend class the second time we meet, you will be dropped.
Course Contact: decal.chinesedance AT gmail.com
Faculty Sponsor: Keiko Yamanaka
Time & Location:
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