SRJC Course Outlines

6/12/2024 11:30:44 PMDANCE 37.1 Course Outline as of Fall 2003

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  DANCE 37.1Title:  BALLROOM DANCE I  
Full Title:  Ballroom Dance I
Last Reviewed:3/9/2020

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum1.00Lecture Scheduled017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled0
Minimum1.00Lab Scheduled2.003 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 32.1

Catalog Description:
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This course establishes a solid foundation in social dance technique with an introduction to the basic skills of the following ballroom dances:  foxtrot, waltz, swing, and cha cha.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Course Completion of DANCE 10 ( or PE 22 or PE 145)

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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This course establishes a solid foundation in social dance technique with an introduction to the basic skills of the following ballroom dances: foxtrot, waltz, swing, and cha cha.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Course Completion of DANCE 10 ( or PE 22 or PE 145)
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:22 - 4 Times in any Comb of Levels

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Spring 1996Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Spring 1996Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Not Certificate/Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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 By the end of the semester, students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate the basic skills and steps of the four most common social
   dances.
2. Demonstrate their knowledge of proper alignment and basic terminology.
3. Demonstrate the proper technique in leading and following a partner,
   the basic patterns and rhythms of the foxtrot, waltz, swing and cha
   cha.
4. Count the musical accompaniment for each of the four dances and
   identify rhythmical elements unique to these dances.
5. Familiarize themselves with the historical origins of the four dances.
6. Demonstrate knowledge and execution  of the foxtrot, waltz, swing,
   and cha cha in a social ballroom situation.

Topics and Scope
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I.   History of foxtrot, waltz, swing and cha cha.
     A.  Origins and cultural backgrounds.
     B.  The role that music has played in their rise to social
         popularity.
II.  Basic techniques in leading and following ballroom dance movements.
     A.  Correct postures and holds.
     B.  Partnering.
     C.  Floor craft: moving around a crowded social dance floor easily.
III. Musical Interpretation.
     A.  Recognition of movement to a variety of meters and tempos.
     B.  Use of rhythmic variation.
     C.  The variety of styles of music in social dance.
IV.  Basic Vocabulary
     A.  The dance step patterns used in foxtrot, waltz, swing, and cha
         cha.
     B.  The holds used in the four dances.
     C.  The four basic elements common to all social dances.
V.   Basic Styling
     A.  Rise and fall in foxtrot and waltz.
     B.  Cuban motion in cha cha.
     C.  Bounce in swing.

Assignments:

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%
None
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%
None
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
20 - 40%
Performance exams
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
20 - 40%
Multiple choice, True/false, ATTENDANCE
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
40 - 60%
PERFORMANCE EXAM


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