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Swarthmore College    
College Bulletin - Course Catalog 
  Jan 20, 2018
College Bulletin - Course Catalog

DANC 071. Salsa Dance/Drumming

(Cross-listed as MUSI 071 )
This course provides an opportunity to learn both the dance and basis for drumming of Cuban salsa, Dominican merengue and Brazilian samba with an emphasis on salsa. Students will gain an understanding and practice of pulse, meter and the polyrhythmic structure underlying Afro/Caribbean music generally; hand techniques for conga; and improvisation and composition for both the dance and drumming. We will use a form of "street" notation in order to write/read/remember the various rhythms.
Graded CR/NC.
Prerequisite: No Prerequisite required and no experience in dance or music necessary.
0.5 credit or P.E.
Eligible for BLST
Spring 2018. Arrow.
Catalog chapter: Music and Dance: Dance  
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Check the Spring 2018 Schedule of Courses