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Course Number:
PE 185V
Course Title:
U-JAM Dance Fitness II
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Course Description

Introduces an advanced cardiovascular dance fitness workout that fuses world music with pre-designed dance choreography. Includes interval training that is built in by sequencing high intensity work periods followed by active rest periods, which develops both aerobic and anaerobic energy systems. Promotes maximizing caloric expenditure. Recommended: PE 185U. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of the course students should be able to:

  • perform U-JAM Dance Fitness choreography at an advanced level
  • articulate an understanding of interval training and its benefits to fitness
  • improve overall physical conditioning and fitness through continued participation in U-JAM Dance Fitness.


Course Activities and Design

**Perform safe and effective U-Jam fitness choreography
*Identify different rhythms, step patterns and techniques associated with world music
*Develop lifelong fitness, health and wellness

Outcome Assessment Strategies

*Pre/post fitness testing
*Individual fitness programs
*Active participation /effort
*Demonstrations of proficiency
*personal program records/portofolios
*Written assignments and/or exams

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

*Practice safe and effective warm-ups and cool downs
*Intensity monitoring via target heart rate, rate of perceived exertion and talk test method
*Components of fitness related physical fitness and their benefits for lifelong fitness
*Principles of exercise training
*Personal fitness assessment
*Goal setting for fitness
*Personal fitness program design
*Modification of exercise and activities for varying physical conditions and individual fitness levels
*Body mechanics/proper body alignment