This entry-level dance class will include movement improvisation followed by compositional investigations that culminate in informal showings. Improvisational techniques cultivate a “released” or non-habitual dancing body free to move on and off balance with energy, rhythmic sharpness, and fluid range. In composition, students will experiment and collaborate to create solo and partnered work. Readings, research, performance viewing, and reflective writing will round out the experience. This course counts as elective credit towards the Dance major.