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Course Number:
PE 186E
Course Title:
Ballroom Dance II
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Course Description

Continues the development the fundamental principles of Ballroom Dance, at an intermediate level. Emphasizes proper partnering, style, and rhythm. Focuses on elementary steps of Foxtrot, Waltz, Tango, Swing, Cha Cha, and Rumba. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of the course students should be able to:

1. Apply the fundamental concepts of partnering, spatial awareness, and rhythm, at an intermediate level, in order to perform the rumba, foxtrot, waltz, cha-cha, tango, and swing in social ballroom dance settings. 

2. Perform the elementary steps of the rumba, foxtrot, waltz, cha-cha, tango, and swing, at an intermediate level, in social ballroom dance settings. 

3. Design a personal routine that reflects an understanding of the intermediate-level principles and movements of ballroom dance.

Aspirational Goals

1. Utilize the benefits of ballroom dancing, including improved posture, flexibility, spatial awareness, stamina, social ease, and confidence.

2. Apply learned history, origin, and precise styling of each dance to increase an understanding of Ballroom Dance as an art form and how it fits with other areas of dance.

3. Use developed skills in freestyle dancing to promote creative problem solving.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Attendance and participation
Creative projects
Practical evaluation (exercise, floor work)
Group or individual choreography
Written exam
Research paper

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

1. Intermediate skill introduction and/or basic review
2. new pattern presentation
3. practice with rotation of partners
4. improve both leading and following skills
5. freestyle dancing and practice time