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Juliet Mcmains
DANCE 231
Seattle Campus

Folk-Social Dance Forms

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.

Class description

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.

Recommended preparation

Some background in dance helpful but not required.

Class assignments and grading

Students will be graded on participation, skill acquisition, and short writing assignments.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Juliet Mcmains
Date: 05/11/2011