2010 Burst the Bubble Programs

Burst the Bubble programs are free, student-led, non-credit sessions where students who have a talent, interest, or skill share their knowledge with their peers. Burst the Bubble programs are offered during Winter Term and are open to all students at Elon University. Burst the Bubble programs do not include homework, tests, outside assignments or grades. There is no faculty or staff involvement in teaching the programs.

BTB 001: Irish Step Dancing

Instructor: Elisa Cooper
Tuesdays and Thursdays 7 – 8 pm

Impress your friends this St. Patrick’s day!  Students will learn the basics of traditional Irish step-dancing including jigs, reels, and ceili dancing.  Students with previous Irish dance experience can also join the class to keep up their skills and dance with other competitive Irish dancers.

BTB 002: Knitting, knitting, and more knitting!

Instructor: Molly Frank
Wednesdays 7 – 9 pm

If you haven’t already figured it out, we will be knitting in this class. Any skill level is welcome. You can bring a specific project in mind, nothing is too challenging so don’t be afraid to bring more advanced patterns or I will bring some ideas with me if you want to choose from those. Yarn and needles will be provided, and we can go on a shopping trip beforehand to get supplies.

BTB 003: How to cook authentic Korean!

Instructor: Suji Kim
Wednesdays 5 – 6 pm

Do you love Asian food?  Students in this workshop will learn how to make three authentic Korean Dishes: Bulgogi (marinated beef with noodles with rice, wrapped in lettuce), Japchae (a stir-fried dish that combines sweet vermicelli noodles made from the starch of a white sweet potato, thin slices of beef, and various vegetables), and Mandoo (a Korean dumpling consisting of minced meat and vegetables wrapped in a thin piece of dough).

BTB 004: Cook Crochet

Instructor: Cecilia Smith
Tuesdays and Thursdays 7:30 – 8:30 pm 

Learn the basics of crochet.  Students will learn how to crochet evenly, switch between colors, learn single, half double and double crochet.  As part of the workshop, students will make crochet hats.

BTB 005: SWomen’s International Health Services: Why women’s welfare and empowerment are the key to development

Instructor: Lauren Taylor
Tuesdays and Thursdays 5 – 6 pm

This course will explore the meaningfulness of women’s health and empowerment by looking at three specific countries where women’s rights and status are dramatically different: England, South Africa, and Costa Rica. The instructor has had experience in women’s health in all of these countries and in addition to sharing her experiences; she will use journal articles, discussion groups, and memoirs to bring the lives and struggles of women in these countries to life. There will be group activities geared towards generating campaigns for students to present regarding a specific women’s health issue.

BTB 006: The History of Disney in America

Instructors: Elisabeth Maselli
Tuesdays and Thursdays 5 – 6 pm

The Disney Company is an international corporation and yet it’s image and history is uniquely American. This class will focus on how the Disney cartoons, films, and theme parks influenced and were influenced by American culture, and how they continue to do so.

BTB 007: African Dance and Culture

Instructors: Alison Brooks and Ann Sterling Dale
Mondays and Thursdays 5:30 – 7 pm

This workshop will introduce students to African dance and African Dance techniques.  African dances range in purpose and style, including dances for funerals, weddings and just for fun.  The workshop will feature short presentations on African issues, classes with live drums and instruction on stepping.