Studio course in folk dance and social dance forms. Topics vary, and may include salsa, ballroom, or swing. Prerequisite: one year of previous dance experience.
Fall 2011: Ballroom Dance Students wishing to lead (traditional male role) should register for section A. Students wishing to follow (traditional female role) should register for section B. This course will offer instruction in American style social ballroom dancing, including waltz, foxtrot, rumba, cha cha, quickstep, samba, and others. Students should expect to gain some understanding of the historical and cultural significance of these dances in addition to acquiring physical skills. The course will primarily focus on studio practice, but will also include some reading and writing assignments as well as an outing to a ballroom dance.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
Studio course. Includes some reading and writing assignments and an outing for social dancing.
Some background in dance helpful but not required.
Class assignments and grading
Students will be graded on participation, skill acquisition, and short writing assignments.