2017-2018 Catalog

THEA 140 Afro-Caribbean Dance

Students in this course are introduced to fundamental Afro-Caribbean dance techniques and complex body isolations. We explore dances that reflect the various African influences upon the Caribbean-particularly upon Cuba Jamaica Puerto Rico and Trinidad and Tobago. As we move through the semester students in the class acquire understanding of the particular relationship of the music to the dances as well as a broad understanding of the cultural historical and social content of the dances of the Caribbean. The course is offered only for grades of Credit/No Credit and may be repeated for credit.



Core Requirements Met

  • Fine Arts