Connecting NC State courses with the arts: The Dance Program

Contact Amy Sawyers-Williams in the Office of Arts Outreach & Engagement to set up a connection (e.g. offer extra credit for your students who attend a virtual workshop)! acsawyer@ncsu.edu.

Stay tuned for Fall 2022 class connections coming summer 2022

Fall 2021

The Lunchbox Series

virtual conversations to enrich your lunch hour

featuring content about social issues in the dance world and also at the intersection of the arts and our day to day lives

Click here for a full lineup

Class Connections

  • HI 254 Modern American History
  • HI 335 The World at War
  • HI 350 Modern Military History
  • SOC 203 Current Social Problems
  • WGS 200 Introduction to Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
  • HI 788 Native American Public History

Fall Concerts

Dance Company Fall Concert

7pm November 11 & 12, 2021

Click here for concert details

The Dance Program Concert features work from both companies, State Dance Company and Panoramic Dance Project. Themes in the dance pieces will include:

  • The Weight of Hope about the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks
  • A piece choreographed by a graduate student that relates to her thesis on streambank erosion
  • A piece choreographed by an undergraduate student that is based on Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf

Class Connections

  • HI 254 Modern American History
  • HI 335 The World at War
  • HI 350 Modern Military History
  • SOC 203 Current Social Problems
  • WGS 200 Introduction to Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
  • ENG 281 Introduction to Creative Nonfiction
  • BAE 474 Principles and Applications of Ecological Engineering
  • BAE 584 Introduction to Fluvial Geomorphology
  • ENG 252 Major American Writers
  • ENG 262 English Literature II
  • ENG 262 American Literature II

Past Events

Virtual Masterclass: Afro Latin Fusion with Bianca Medina

March 11

6-7:15PM

This class will explore Afro Latin social or traditional movement, explore the inherent connection to the Earth in both the dances of Afro Latin Diaspora and in Modern Release, and draw from my personal movement research of the intersection of the two. As an example of someone who is merging the dances of my (latinx) culture with modern dance to formulate my personal artistic research, I’d love to encourage students to find power in uniting, rather than compartmentalizing, their identity, culture, and politics with their dance making towards the evolution of their personal narratives as artists.

Level: All Levels

Class Connections:

  • AFS 346 Black Popular Culture
  • AFS 241 Introduction to African American Studies
  • ANT 252 Physical Anthropology
  • ANT 325 Andean South America
  • ANT 395 Culture in Latin America
  • ANT 411 Anthropological Theory
  • COM 112 Interpersonal Communication
  • COM 392 International Crosscultural Communication
  • COM 417 Advance Topics (Communication and Race)
  • HI 216 Latin America Since 1827

Virtual Masterclass: Beginning Belly Dance

February 18

6-7:15PM

Via Zoom Join Li for shimmies, hip drops, and more as you learn to match classic bellydance movements to Egyptian rhythms like the Masmoudi Kabir, Baladi, Maqsum, and Saidi. Each of these rhythms has a particular flavor, character, and history, so have fun, exercise, and learn about history and music all at once! 

Class Connections:

  • ANT 252 Physical Anthropology
  • ANT 411 Anthropological Theory
  • COM 112 Interpersonal Communication
  • COM 392 International Cross cultural Communication
  • COM 417 Advance Topics (Communication and Race)
  • FLA 102 Beginning Arabic
  • FLA 330 Media Arabic
  • HI 207 Ancient Mediterranean World