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Ghanaian Music/Dance Ensemble

Beginning Ghanaian Music/Dance Ensemble

A high-energy class focusing on movement and rhythm.  Students will learn two dances each semester using teaching methods similar to those used in Ghana

MUP-150: Beg Ghanaian Music/Dance Ensemble

Beginning dance focuses on movement and rhythm.  Movements specific to traditional Ghanaian dance will be taught.  Workshops are accompanied by live drumming.  In Ghana, dancers listen carefully to the music to hear the changes that indicate the dance movements.  American dancers will be taught in the same way thus heightening their senses as they listen to all music. 

This high-energy class begins with a warm-up and then continues to the teaching of a particular dance.  The culmination of the course is a performance given at the winter and spring World Music Concerts  to be held in Evans Auditorium. 

Contact:

Alex Addy

addya@lclark.edu

971-270-7681 

 

Intermediate Ghanaian Music/Dance Ensemble

A high-energy class focusing on movement and rhythm and building on the fundamentals taught in the beginning section.  Students will learn two dances each semester using teaching methods similar to those used in Ghana including singing the accompanying drum parts.

MUP-250: Int. Ghanaian Mus/Dance Ensemble

Intermediate Ghanaian Music/Dance focuses on movement and rhythm. This high-energy class begins with a warm-up and then continues to the teaching of a particular dance.  The culmination of the course is a performance given at the winter and spring World Music Concerts  to be held in Evans Auditorium. 

The teaching builds on the fundamentals taught in the beginning section. Movements specific to traditional Ghanaian dance will be taught.  Workshops are accompanied by live drumming.  In Ghana, dancers listen carefully to the music to hear the changes that indicate the dance movements.  American dancers will be taught in the same way thus heightening their senses as they listen to all music.

Contact:

Alex Addy

addya@lclark.edu

971-270-7681