SRJC Course Outlines

7/19/2024 5:11:49 PMDANCE 40 Course Outline as of Fall 2021

Inactive Course

Discipline and Nbr:  DANCE 40Title:  INTRO TO FOLK DANCE  
Full Title:  Introduction to Folk Dance
Last Reviewed:5/6/2013

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:  17.50Total Student Learning Hours: 52.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  PE 26.1

Catalog Description:
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The study of basic rhythms, movements, and step patterns while learning a beginning folk dance repertoire.


Recommended Preparation:
Course Completion of DANCE 10.1

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
Description: Untitled document
The study of basic rhythms, movements, and step patterns while learning a beginning folk dance repertoire.
(Grade or P/NP)

Recommended:Course Completion of DANCE 10.1
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


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: Not Certificate/Major Applicable


Student Learning Outcomes:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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1.  Demonstrate and integrate knowledge of basic folk dance movements including steps, styling, dance formations and musicality in the performance of a beginning folk dance repertoire.
2.  Demonstrate knowledge of the cultural role of folk dance in the community.
3.  Demonstrate knowledge of historical and political influences on regional folk dances.

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1.  Demonstrate the basic skills and steps of common folk dances
2. Apply basic folk dance terminology
3. Perform footwork, rhythms and basic patterns of common folk dances
4. Count musical accompaniment for folk dances and identify rhythmical elements unique to each folk dance
5. Demonstrate knowledge of the role of folk dance in the community
6. Demonstrate knowledge of influences on regional folk dances
7. Apply the proper formations and hand holds for different folk dances
8. Demonstrate proper techniques for leading a folk dance

Topics and Scope
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I. History of selected dances
    A. Origins and cultural background
    B. Geographic and political influences
II. Basic techniques
    A. Common steps and figures
    B. Common formations and structures
    C. Hand holds
    D. Comparing and contrasting styling of folk dances from different countries and regions
    E. Leading techniques including signaling changes in the dance
III. Musicality
    A. Recognition of a variety of meters and tempos in folk dance
     B. Correlating dance movements to musical styles
IV. Basic folk dance vocabulary
    A. Footwork patterns
    B. Holds
    C. Basic structures and formations
    D. Characteristic rhythms

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Representative assignments:
1. Practice and demonstration of folk dance material in class
2. Performance exam such as leading a dance
3. Note-taking in class
4. Written exam
1. Weekly practice of skills and patterns presented in class
2. Reading of class handouts (5-10 pages per week)
3. Miscellaneous homework assignment may include:
    a. Doing internet research on folk dances
    b. Attending and participating in a folk dance event outside of class

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, Matching items, Completion
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
40 - 60%
Attendance and participation

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Folk Dancing (The American Dance Floor). Nielsen, E. Greenwood. 2011.
Instructor prepared materials

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