HHP 235 Middle Eastern Dance & Culture

Prerequisite: HLT 100 (Formerly PEH 100), or WELL 101, or permission of instructor

An introduction to the broad diversity of Middle Eastern Dances. Students learn the various expressions of Middle Eastern Dance: Folkloric dances from various parts of the Middle East as well as "Raqs Sharqi" (often called "Belly dance" in the West). Students learn the basic dance movements of Middle Eastern Dance: hip movements, undulations, shimmies, isolations, taqsim, traveling steps, hand movements and facial expressions. Approximately 70% of the class time will be spent dancing. Students also learn theoretical background of Middle Eastern Dance: culture, music, geography, gender-roles, and costuming. Wellness Perspective. Course fee $10


1/4 Course Credit