This course will introduce students to both the theoretical and practical fundamentals of dance, and the ways in which dance performances are produced. In addition, we will study selected topics in the history of dance, both in its local and international aspects, and the impact of dance within Vietnam and beyond in the 21st century. We will explore the theoretical concepts of movement and apply them through practice to build students foundations in movement, and learn how to develop a sense of rhythm, timing, rhythmical expression, and musicality as key to the creative process of dance. Health and safety components are essential in the development of a performer, therefore, students will obtain fundamental knowledge of the mechanics of the body. This course will also offer an opportunity to explore the intricate process and progress of a performance. Students will learn about the different elements of a production, including routine development, staging, formations, and presentation, and critically examine and analyze movement and dance from different styles of commercial dance. Throughout the course, students will work on incremental activities in preparation for a final production and execution of a performance.

offering time

Spring 23


Art and Media Studies


Alexander Tu Nguyen(V)



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