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DANCE 286 A: Special Topics In Street And Club Dances

Waacking/ Whacking/ Punking

Meeting Time: 
TTh 4:30pm - 6:20pm
MNY 267
Tracey Wong
Tracey Wong

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Waacking/ Whacking/ Punking is a club-style dance originating from Los Angeles' underground club scene in the 70s predominantly by the gay Black and Latine community with contributions from other communities. It is more than just a dance, but a culture about reclaiming one's individuality and celebrating one’s self as they are.

 There are also elements of punking (storytelling and the original name of the form), as well as posing. The movement consists of moving your arms, your full body to the beat to highlight sounds that show the audience the music. It is a style that is inspired by black & white films and tv series such as Batman, King Kong, Looney Tunes. It also takes inspiration from drag queens, Hollywood stars like Greta Garbo, and Bruce Lee.
Catalog Description: 
Street Styles, is an umbrella term that is currently used to describe dance forms such as Breaking, Popping, Strutting, Flexin', Tutting, and Locking. Club dance styles are Hip Hop party dances, House, Vogue, and Waacking. Instructors for this course bring one or more dance styles to you in this movement-based technique class. Recommended: One quarter of dance or equivalent dance experience. Offered: AWSpS.
GE Requirements: 
Arts and Humanities (A&H)
Last updated: 
February 23, 2024 - 1:21pm