The College of New Jersey offers its very first dance class, Dance and Movement Fundamentals, starting in the Fall of 2012. Held on Mondays and Thursdays from 12:30 PM- 1:50 PM, the two-credit course will be taught by Risa Kaplowitz of DanceVision Inc.
The course explores dance as cultural, spiritual and aesthetic expression and develops a sense of body awareness and alignment. Several styles of dance will be studied including; Bollywood, flamenco, capoeira, tap, hip-hop, and classical and contemporary ballet.
Risa Kaplowitz co-founded DanceVision with former American Ballet Theater ballerina, Susan Jaffe and is the co-founder and Director of Princeton Dance and Theater Studio. She also founded D.A.N.C.E. (Dance As a Necessary Component of Education), an outreach program that brings dance to New Jersey schools. She was a member of Houston Ballet and Manhattan Ballet and performed with Pennsylvania Ballet and Metropolitan Opera Ballet.
As a two-credit, repeatable course with the VPA prefix, two semesters of the course will satisfy one course unit of the Literary, Visual and Performing Arts breadth requirement.