DANCE SOUTH AFRICA
This travel course takes LEAP students to Cape Town to work with a diverse group of young dancers. Emphasis is placed on designing and producing on-site dance intensives that include technique classes as well as repertory and choreographic workshops. Intended educational outcomes reach far beyond the steps to reveal larger social issues; special activities are offered to raise awareness in the LEAP students about the challenges facing underprivileged youth in the townships. Preparatory coursework (readings, film, and discussion) explore the topics of South African culture, lifestyle, and history. The result is a rich cultural exchange and reciprocation of learning.
Upper Division, 3.5 units
Students will be enrolled (at their regular LEAP tuition rate) in either:
—PERFA 197 Independent Study or
—PERFA 198 Senior Project
Additional course fee is approx. $1900
Covers guest house accommodations, all breakfasts, some meals, local transportation, cell phones, some excursions, tips, and mandatory medical insurance.
For more information about LEAP's Dance South Africa course, please contact us at [email protected]