DNCE BC3580 History of Social Dancing: Dance Crazes from the Waltz to Flash Mobs. 3 points.

BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: The Visual and Performing Arts (ART).

The history of social dancing from the Renaissance to the present: waltz, contradances, ragtime, jazz, disco. Topics include dance “manias”; youth and anti-dance movements; intersections between the ballroom, stage, and film; competitive, exhibition, and “flash mob” dancing. Lectures based on archival sources, film, literature, music, images, and live performances.