Dance is as important as music and art. Yet, many of us have little appreciation for what dance brings to our history, culture, art, politics and life in general. Dance is referred to as the pleasure, power and art of movement. As with music, painting and literature, dance represents life as it existed and grew through the ages. Come join our study group Shall We Dance to explore the history, dynamics, style and personality of the world’s liveliest art form. Through the medium of visuals and sound, we shall explore dance from its earliest roots to the Hip Hop of today. Included in our journey will be Ballroom Dance, Social Dance, Irish Tap, Indiginous, Disco, Clogging, Belly Dancing, Square Dance, Swing, Tap, Folk, Break Dance, Flamenco, Tango and many more. We’ll explore the impact that dancers such as Martha Graham, Marge and Gower Champion, Isadora Duncan, Astaire and Rodgers, Najinsky, Nureyev, Fonteyn, Gene Kelly, Bojangles, Pavlova, Balanchine and many more have had on dance through the ages. Use of Canvas is required. We will use the latest edition of Moving History/Dancing Cultures: A Dance History Reader (Wesleyan, 2001).