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Theory African and African American Dance

Teacher: Theresa Crushshon (Saint Paul)

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Hourly rates:
1 student: USD $25.00
2 students: USD $18.00
3+ students: USD $12.00
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Theory African and African American Dance

Course description:

An introduction to the theory of 19th and 20th century African and African American Dance used in social, economic apolitical context. From the Juba to the Jitterbug to Juke Joints the course cover the history of dance by masters including, Alvin Ailey and Pearl Primus.

Una introducción a la teoría del siglo 19 y 20 africanos y afroamericanos Danza utilizado en contexto apolítico social, económica. Desde el Juba a la Jitterbug al Juke Joints el curso cubre la historia de la danza por los maestros incluidos, Alvin Ailey y Pearl Primus.

Teaching approach:

Students will utilize Youtube videos, books, magazine articles, multi-media. They will create an online blog for their portfolio and a social network.

Course program:

Students respond to weekly readings and videos surrounding the rich history of Africa and African American Dancers.

Places where you can take this course:

Dance classes, Saint Paul
Public place: St. Thomas, Virgin Islands
6900 Great Bay, Saint Thomas, VI 00802
Dance classes, Saint Paul
Library: St. Thomas, Virgin Islands
#20 Dronningens Gade, St. Thomas VI 00802

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Hourly rates:

1 student:USD $25.00*
2 students:USD $18.00 per student*
3+ students:USD $12.00 per student*

* Plus USD $5.00 administration fee per class (per student)
* Single-class purchase fee: USD $5.00 (per student)

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In person: 60, 90, 120, 180 minutes

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Theresa Crushshon

Spoken languages: English


I am a graduate of the University of Minnesota with a BA in Studio Arts and minor in African American History.


BA University of Minnesota, Studio Arts.

MA in progress The New School, Media Studies.


Summer Art Programs for the Youth - puppetry, African Dance, African History of Dance.

Courses by this teacher:

Learn Dance: Theory African and African American Dance

Learn Painting: African American Art

Interested in this course?

  • Tell the teacher about you or your group
  • Book your own classes
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