HESD 230

Horton Flat Back Diagonal

Horton Dance Technique – Course Description

Development of beginning and intermediate-level skills in Horton dance technique, including alignment, vocabulary, performance, and history, with emphasis on strengthening the body for dance. Class format will include warm-up exercises, fortifications, studies, and traveling combinations. Course also includes the study of Lester Horton’s influence on American modern dance, particularly in relation to integration in concert dance and the formation of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. This course fulfills the U.S. Diversity and 200-level Health and Exercise Studies GEP requirements. 1 credit hour.

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