FA/DANCE 2510/3510 3.0: Philippine Folk Dance

Instructor: Dr. Patrick Alcedo: alcedo@yorku.ca Prerequisites? None
Course Dates: July 13- August 8 2020 (Tentative) Open to Non-Majors? Yes

 

Course Overview

In this summer abroad course, we explore the complexity of the colonial history, geographical make up and postcolonial predicament of Philippine culture. Through the dances that will be taught, this course will embody the wide array of cultural and historical influences that have defined the Philippines and its diaspora today.

While learning about the country's history, culture, politics, material conditions and other related expressive cultures through lectures, students will also have the opportunity to see the culture through activities and excursions in and around Manila, the capital of the Philippines. In taking this course and learning the dances, students can reflect upon how Filipinos have negotiated their everyday lives, the outside, and various forces that have entered their locales.

Program Highlights:

  • Learn a variety of different Philippine folk dances
  • Learn to extend, amplify, and challenge your body by dancing with props, in group, Image result for bayanihan dance companyand with a partner
  • Work with internationally recognized Bayanihan Dance Company
  • Meet scholars of dance and Philippine Culture at various universities in the Philippines
  • Immerse yourself in the beautiful Philippine culture through
    • Cultural activities and meals
    • Excursions
    • City and museum tours

Check out the Bayanihan Dance Company on Facebook!

Learn more about Professor Patrick!

Program fee: Summer 2020 Fees TBA

  • Includes:
    • Accommodation
    • Excursions/Field activities
    • Welcome Reception
    • guard.me® Health Insurance
  • Not Included
    • Airfare to and from the Philippines
    • Tuition fee (payable to York University)
    • Any personal expenses

*Subject to change, program fees will depend on the final number of participants

Financial support 

All participants of this course will receive the York International Mobility Award (YIMA) upon completion of the Pre-Departure Training and Travel Risk Requirements.

Expression of Interest
This is a summer abroad course. Open to non-majors by permission of the course director, Professor Patrick Alcedo.
Deposits and Deadlines (Summer 2020 dates to be announced)
To secure a spot in this course, you'll need to submit a non-refundable deposit of $500 to York International (Located in 200 York Lanes, Mon-Fri 9am-4pm).

  • Deposit ($500)
  • Outstanding program fee

PLEASE NOTE: We only accept Visa, Mastercard, and debit. No cash or cheques.

Pre-Departure Training and Risk Management Information Session
Attending a Pre-Departure Session is mandatory for all YorkU students participating in the FA/DANCE 2510: Philippine Folk Dance. York International provides pre-departure training to York students who are scheduled to participate in global learning programs (exchange, internships and other short-term programs).

Content covered at Pre-Departure Sessions include:

  1. Travel preparations (research about destination, flight, accommodation arrangements)
  2. Risk Management (waiver, emergency contact card, Registration of Canadians abroad)
  3. guard.me® Insurance
  4. Funding and Finances
  5. Inter-cultural awareness

York Students traveling abroad for international programs are required to purchase guard.me® insurance.To ensure safety and well-
being of York students traveling abroad, York University has developed a partnership with guard.me® Insurance. It provides comprehensive
insurance coverage and benefits that are in the best interest of the students and the university at-large. Guard.me® covers medical,
emergency, evacuation, and 3rd party liability, among others. Please read the guard.me® benefit summary for more information. Students must register
directly with guard.me®.

More information on registration will be outlined in the link below.

http://yorkinternational.yorku.ca/go-global/pre-
departure-training-and-risk-management/

 

Please continue to check in for more information about Summer 2020.

For further information, please contact:

Marierose Talla
Go Global Project Assistant, York International
yuabroad@yorku.ca