SRJC Course Outlines

6/12/2024 10:18:34 PMDANCE 37.3 Course Outline as of Fall 2003

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  DANCE 37.3Title:  BALLROOM DANCE III  
Full Title:  Ballroom Dance III
Last Reviewed:9/29/2008

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum1.00Lecture Scheduled017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled0
Minimum1.00Lab Scheduled2.006 min.Lab Scheduled35.00
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total2.00 Contact Total35.00
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  0.00Total Student Learning Hours: 35.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  22 - 4 Times in any Comb of Levels
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  PE 32.2

Catalog Description:
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A continuation of the fundamentals of social ballroom dance. Presentation of skills, technique and step patterns of greater complexity in foxtrot, waltz, cha cha and swing.  Introduction of the basis skills and patterns of rumba, samba, tango, and Viennese waltz. May include performance in a dance concert.


Recommended Preparation:
Course Completion of DANCE 37.1 ( or PE 32.1)

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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The continuation of the fundamentals of social ballroom dance.  Presentation of skills, technique, and step patterns of greater complexity in foxtrot, waltz, cha cha and swing. Introduction of the basic skills and patterns of rumba, samba, tango and Viennese waltz.  May include performance in a dance concert.
(Grade or P/NP)

Recommended:Course Completion of DANCE 37.1 ( or PE 32.1)
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:22 - 4 Times in any Comb of Levels


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2000Inactive:Spring 2012
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2000Inactive:Spring 2012

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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By the end of this course, students will be able to:
1.  Demonstrate individually the step patterns with appropriate skills of
   the intermediate level of waltz, foxtrot, swing and cha cha and the
   basic level of rumba, samba, tango and Viennese waltz.
2.  Demonstrate with a partner the step patterns of the above mentioned
   dances using all appropriate skills especially proper dance position,
   alignment and lead or follow.
3.  Dance in partnership all the above mentioned dances in a social
   ballroom setting using a variety of step patterns and demonstrating
   all appropriate skills and technique.
4.  Analyze the step patterns presented in this course using proper
   terminology as to all applicable technique, alignment, rhythmic
   elements, footwork, dance positions, timing of leads and count of
   the music.
5.  Summarize historical and cultural information of the dances studied.
6.  Compare and contrast the dances studied.

Topics and Scope
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I.  Intermediate level skills and patterns in waltz, foxtrot, swing and
   cha cha
   A. Basic step patterns and skills review as preparation for new
      1.  Dance positions (holds) and posture
      2.  Lead and follow
      3.  Rhythm and count
      4.  Footwork
      5.  Style
      6.  Room alignment
   B. New step patterns and skills
      1.  More complex combinations of dance position, rhythm,
          lead/follow, footwork and turn amount
      2.  Continuity within and between patterns
      3.  New skills
         (a)  Pivot turn
         (b)  Corkscrew turn
         (c)  Swivel
           (d)  Chassis
           (e)  Torso lead and follow
           (f)  Body ripple
      4.  Rhythm syncopations
      5.  Swing style or type variations
           (a)  West Coast
         (b)  Lindy
           (c)  Flying Lindy
           (d)  Jive
      6.  Styling
           (a)  Cha cha upper and lower body Cuban motion
           (b)  Waltz and foxtrot rise and fall
           (c)  Head, arm and hand movement
           (d)  Swing variations: bounce, smooth or jump
II.  New Dances:  rumba, samba, tango, Viennese waltz
    A.  Historical origins
        1.  Role of music
        2.  Cultural influences
    B.  General characteristics
        1.  Spot or body flight dance
        2.  Rhythm or smooth dance
        3.  Basic rhythms, tempos and music
    C.  Basic step patterns and skills
        1.  Dance position and posture
        2.  Footwork
        3.  Lead/follow
        4.  Continuity within and between patterns
        5.  Room alignment for tango and Viennese waltz
        6.  Relationship to previously learned patterns in
            same and other dances
    D.  Specific style characteristics
        1.  Rumba Cuban motion
        2.  Viennese waltz rise and fall
        3.  Tango crouch, drag, contrabody dance position fan
        4.  Samba bounce and roll
III. Floorcraft
    A.  Line of dance travel and room alignment
    B.  Spatial awareness
        1.  Other couples on the dance floor
        2.  Immovable objects such as walls
    C.  Problem solving
        1.  Crowded conditions
        2.  Rouge dance
IV.  Musicality
    A.  Various tempos
    B.  Various musical styles for individual dances
    C.  Meter recognition
    D.  Phrasing dance to the musical phrases
    E.  Personal interpretation of music
V.   Vocabulary
    A.  Step patterns
    B.  Technique
    C.  Dance positions
    D.  Musical
    E.  Room alignment
VI.  Pattern analysis
    A.  Elements of
    B.  Methods of writing and diagramming
VII. Related topics in social dance
    A.  Salsa, mambo and Latin influences
    B.  Disco dances
    C.  Country western dance
    D.  International style ballroom
    E.  Argentine tango

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Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
0 - 0%
This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because skill demonstrations are more appropriate for this course.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
20 - 40%
Class performances, Performance exams
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
20 - 40%
Multiple choice, True/false
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
40 - 60%

Representative Textbooks and Materials:

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