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​​​​​Somatic Practices in Dance

Somatics​ is a field within bodywork and movement studies which emphasizes internal physcial perception ​and experience; a dancer's internal sensation. The SAC Dance Department offers unique somatic dance courses, based on the principles of Bartenieff Fundamentals and the Laban Movement Analysis System ​to improve all dance training with efficient movement patterning within the body. Somatic Practices in Dance also encourages and supports personal expression, meaning-making, and an integration of body and mind to expand a dancer's quality of performance.  

Class Descriptions 

  • Dance 260 Somatic Practices in Dance
  • Dance 261 Somatic Practices in Modern Dance
  • Dance 262 Somatic Practices in Ballet
  • Dance 263 Somatic Practices in Jazz Dance