- Course Number:
- D 184B
- Course Title:
- Ballroom II
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Course DescriptionContinues the development of skills in ballroom dance at an intermediate level as well as enriching the depth of the dance technique and complexity of choreography. Focus is placed on: appropriate partnering in order to lead or follow, rhythm, style, and phrasing. Dances may include: Waltz, Foxtrot, Tango, Quickstep, Rumba, Cha-Cha, Swing, Samba, Jive, and Night Club Two Step. D 184B and PE 186E are equivalent and only one may be taken for credit. Prerequisites: D 184 or PE 186D or instructor approval. Audit available.
Addendum to Course Description
Combined classes are limited to two levels. Class meeting times are not to exceed 110 minutes per day.
Intended Outcomes for the course
1. Use increased spatial awareness, partnering skills, and coordination in order to build social connections and help make social choices.
2. Use social skills to acknowledge diversity and develop tolerance, support, and attentiveness towards other human beings.
3. Appreciate ballroom dance as an art form and understand how it fits in with other areas of dance.
4. Use developed skills in improvisation to promote creative problem solving.
Outcome Assessment Strategies
2. Creative Projects
3. Practical Evaluation
Other assessment strategies may include:
1. Group or individual choreography
2. Written exam to test knowledge or terminology and/or history
3. Research paper
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
Skill introduction and review
New pattern presentation
Practice with rotating partners
Improvisational dance and practice time
Footwork and floor craft specific to each dance
Appropriate styling and musicality
Skill development and variations
Familiarity with origins, history, and styling of each dance
Recognition of music used to accompany individual dances
Ability to dance written patterns