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CCOG for PE 124 Fall 2022

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Course Number:
PE 124
Course Title:
World Dance
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Course Description

Introduces traditional and popular dance forms and styles from a selection of countries and cultures. Examines and practices dance movement within a cultural context. Ethnic dances may vary by term. This course is also offered as D 170; a student who enrolls in this course a second time under either designator will be subject to the course repeat policy. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of the course students should be able to:

  • Understand basic dance skills, in particular ethnic dance forms and styles.
  • Identify and demonstrate specific ethnic and/or popular dances.
  • Examine and appreciate dance for its cultural and social expression.  

Outcome Assessment Strategies

  • Recognize specific ethnic dance forms and styles.
  • Demonstrate traditional and/or popular dances of particular countries or cultures.
  • Observe and analyze specific ethnic dance performances, dancers, and choreography.
  • Create and present a report on ethnic dance.  

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

·  Dance warm-up

·  Body positions

·  Posture and placement

·  Arm positions and movements

·  Leg and foot positions and steps

·  Coordination

·  Basic rhythms in ethnic dances