SRJC Course Outlines

7/22/2024 10:27:56 PMDANCE 37.3 Course Outline as of Spring 2012

Inactive 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 Scheduled2.003 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 32.2

Catalog Description:
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Presentation of skills, technique and step patterns of greater complexity in foxtrot, waltz, cha cha and swing.  Introduction to the basic skills and patterns of rumba, samba, tango, salsa and/or Viennese waltz. May include performance in a dance concert.


Recommended Preparation:
DANCE 37.1

Limits on Enrollment:

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

Recommended:DANCE 37.1
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
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:Effective:Inactive:
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:

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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Upon completion of the course students will be able to:
1.  Perform step patterns of the waltz, foxtrot, swing and cha cha at the intermediate level.
2.  Perform step patterns of the rumba, samba, salsa, tango and/or Viennese waltz at a basic level.
3.  Perform the above mentioned dances with a partner incorporating ballroom dance skills including proper dance position, alignment, and lead or follow.
4.  Perform all dances studied during the course in a social ballroom setting.
5.  Describe the step patterns and movement vocabulary presented in this course using proper ballroom dance terminology.
6.  Summarize historical and cultural information of the dances studied.
7.  Compare and contrast the dances studied.

Topics and Scope
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I. Waltz, foxtrot, swing and cha cha
       A. Review of basic step patterns and skills
            1.  Dance positions (holds) and posture
           2.  Lead and follow
           3.  Rhythm and counting
           4.  Footwork
       B. Intermediate movement vocabulary such as:
           1.  Pivot turn
           2.  Corkscrew turn
           3.  Swivel
           4.  Chassis
           5.  Torso lead and follow
           6.  Body ripple
      C. Rhythm: syncopations
      D. Swing dance variations
           1.  West Coast
           2.  Lindy
           3.  Flying Lindy    
            4.  Jive
      E.  Styling
II.  Floorcraft
    A.  Line of dance travel and room alignment
    B.  Spatial awareness
III. Rumba, Samba, Tango, Viennese Waltz (instructor will introduce one or more of these dances)
      A.  Historical origins
      B.  Role of music in the development of the dance forms
      C.  Cultural influences
      D.  General characteristics
      E.  Basic step patterns and skills
            1.  Dance position and posture
            2.  Footwork
            3.  Lead/follow
            4.  Relationship to patterns in other dances
       F.  Styling such as:
             1.  Cuban motion (Rumba)
             2.  Rise and fall (Viennese Waltz)
             3.  Crouch, drag, contrabody dance position fan (Tango)
              4.  Bounce and roll (Samba)
IV. Musicality
    A.  Time signature and tempo
    B.  Musical styles for particular dances
    C.  Phrasing dances to musical phrases
    D.  Personal interpretation of music
V. Optional topics (depending on time and instructor's area of expertise the course may touch on these topics)
    A.  Salsa, mambo and other Latin dances
    B.  Disco dances
    C.  Country western dance
    D.  International style ballroom
    E.  Argentine tango
    F.  Pattern analysis: Methods of writing and diagramming ballroom dance

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In class representatiive assignments
1.  Class perfomrance of dances demonstrating techniques, patterns, musciality
2.  Practice sessions
3.  Note-taking as approrpriate
4.  2 to 3 performance exams (final exam is one of these performance exams)
5.  Written exam
Homework (for full semester approximately one hour per week)
1.  Weekly practice of material presented in class.
2.  Performance of exercises needed to strengthen or strectch muscle groups involved in specialzied movements such as turns, contra body movement, lengthening the stride.
3.  Written critique of a ballroom dance performance occurring during the semester (or an approved video or DVD.)
4.  Reading class hand-outs (2-4 pages total)
5.  Individually choreographing a sequence of 6 to 8 patterns
Optional Assignments (vary from instructor to instructor)
1.  Additional viewing and written anlaysis of ballroom dance on television, video or DVD
2.  Partner dance activities focusing on choreography
3.  Partner dance activities focusing on technique and floorcraft
4.  Oral presentation about a ballroom dance form

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
5 - 10%
Critique, Optional Assignment #1
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
30 - 50%
Class performances, Performance exams, Optional Assignments #2 & 3
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
20 - 40%
May include any of the following: Multiple choice, True/false, Matching, Completion, Essay
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
20 - 40%
Attendance and participation, Optional assignment #4

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Instructor prepared materials

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