Beginning Special Topics: Empowerment Self-Defense
Spring 2022 - I can't recommend this class enough! Coming from a non-dance background, I took this as a "fun" class (that didn't count for any credits), and I am glad I did. I came out feeling more confident in my ability to defend myself, set boundaries, and navigate unfamiliar situations. The professor is super engaging, funny, and makes Empowerment Self Defense digestible and accessible for everyone. There are also lots of cool guest lecturers, and for the "midterm" and "final" you're able to simulate a padded fight (both verbal and physical) with a trained instructor. It's graded on participation, so as long as you show up and stay engaged, this class shouldn't be stressful at all. I always looked forward to attending this class each week, and would encourage anyone to take it even if you aren't a Dance major!